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Islam (Religion)

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  • Hungary's Leader: EU and Soros Seek to "Muslimize" Europe

    07/23/2017 4:46:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/22/17 | Pablo Gorondi
    European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe," Hungary's anti-migration prime minister said Saturday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a visit to Romania that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, will block the EU-Soros effort to increase Muslim migration into Europe. While Hungary opposed taking in migrants "who could change the country's cultural identity," Orban said under his leadership, Hungary would remain a place where "Western European Christians will always be able to find security." Orban, who will seek a fourth term in April 2018, said Hungary's opposition parties...
  • Islam's Bizarre Philosophical Problem (An amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal)

    07/22/2017 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2017 | Michael Konrad
    When attacking an epistemological structure, it is a often a waste of time to attack the consequences of a belief system when one can cut it down at the root. Islam has such a bizarre problem. And Muslims avoid it, for fear it would cause the whole religion to collapse. Islam, like Judaism, is monadic. It only admits of a hard absolutely unitary deity. However, Islam makes an amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal. This introduces a real problem.  Anything which is eternal is, by definition, deity. And that strikes at the very core of Islam's claim to...
  • Islam and Liberalism: Twins Separated at Birth [Daniel 4]

    07/22/2017 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Catholic apologist, Howard Kainz, wrote the following in his insightful article, "Is Islam a Religion?": The egalitarianism of the French Revolution, which led to the Terror; Karl Marx’s movement in 1843-1844 to communism as "true democracy"; Pol Pot’s massive exterminations of people and property in Cambodia during the 1970s to establish "Democratic Kampuchea"; and similar massive "levelings" in the name of democracy, by throwing out the "baby" (individual freedom) with the "bathwater" (social inequalities) do not deserve the title of democracies. And any "democracy" that is dedicated to the destruction of all other democracies, would qualify as a "limiting case"...
  • Islam is an Anti-religion? [Satan's Battle Plan to Defeat Christianity]

    07/22/2017 2:28:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Nonie Darwish gives a westernized definition of "religion" in her polemic against Islam, "Cruel and Usual Punishment", as follows: 1) a religion must be a personal choice; 2) no religion should kill those who leave it; 3) a religion must never order the killing and subjugation of those who do not choose to be its members; 4) a religion must abide by basic human rights. For the last 70 years, the west has been ostensibly tolerant of individual freedom of conscience and human life (note: the exceptions being abortion, euthanasia, Socialism, etc.) Accepting this definition leads one to conclude that...
  • Mosul is ‘Completely Destroyed,’ Prelate Reports

    07/21/2017 6:47:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    “Today, Mosul is completely distroyed,” reports the city’s Syriac-Catholic Bishop Petros Mouche. “Everything needs to be rebuilt.” Visiting the Iraqi city, which was recently liberated from the Islamic State, the bishop told Aid to the Church in Need that it would be “a few years” before families could resume living in Mosul itself. For now, he said, some refugees have returned to see the condition of their old homes, but “one cannot permanently stay in Mosul.” “However, many people can return to the Nineveh Plains,” the bishop said. About 600 families have resettled in that area, finding work and rebuilding...
  • 80 Years Ago, Hilaire Belloc Predicted Radical Islam’s Re-Emergence Because Of Secularization

    07/21/2017 4:20:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 20, 2017 | Maureen Mullarkey
    Immersed in current news, we forget that the past is not really “past” in significant ways. Much of the news of the day is not so new at all. In relation to Islam especially, the past is far from over. We are simply watching it emerge from the hibernation it entered after the formal dissolution of the 600- year reign of the Ottoman Empire in 1923.British writer Hilaire Belloc, writing in the 1930s, put no date on Islam’s re-emergence. But while the West’s attention was elsewhere, he predicted its inevitability: Millions of modern people . . . have forgotten all...
  • Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe's Greatest Cathedrals

    07/19/2017 7:17:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 7/18/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate. Political authorities in Córdoba dealt a blow to the Catholic Church's claim of ownership of cathedral by declaring that "religious consecration is not the way to acquire property". But this is how history works, especially in the lands where Christianity and Islam fought hard for dominion. Why are secularists not pressing Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to give Christians back the Hagia Sophia? No one has raised an eyebrow that "Christendom's greatest cathedral has become a mosque". * The Spanish left, governing the region, would like to convert the church into...
  • Islam and the Ten Commandments ("Islam and the Decalogue")

    07/17/2017 7:03:43 AM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 22 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 3, 2016 | Howard Kainz
    I first noticed something unusual about Islam during the 1980s when I was doing research for my book, Ethics in Context. I devoted one section of the book to the “Golden Rule.” The Golden Rule, in its negative or positive formulations, is incorporated not only in Christianity (Matt. 7:12), where Jesus declares it is a summary of “the law and the prophets,” but also in other major religions. For example, in Judaism, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor”; in Hinduism, “Let no man do to another that which would be repugnant to himself”’; in...
  • A Muslim tells the truth the Church's leaders hide

    07/15/2017 8:45:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | July 14, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    A Muslim tells the truth the Church's leaders hide by Christopher A. Ferrara July 14, 2017 Corrispondenza Romana has republished a remarkable editorial by Fael Farouq, a Muslim professor of linguistics at the Catholic University of Milan (translation mine). Unlike Western politicians and liberal Catholic prelates (which is practically a tautology), Farouq tells the truth about Islam: that its radical exponents are motivated precisely by a doctrine which has everything to do with their religion: “The one who kills himself and others believes in a precise doctrine [the conquest of the world for Islam on the model of Mohammad himself]....
  • Egypt's Copts Say They're Tired of Being 'Martyrs' As Deadly Attacks Continue

    07/15/2017 4:51:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The streams of blood from defenseless Copts massacred by Islamist extremists continue to drench Egypt--with no end in sight. Three more Coptic were found dead in a span of eight days from the last week of June to the first week of July, with a fourth victim killed in late May, World Watch Monitor reported. Even as the Coptic Orthodox Church held another memorial service on July 3 commemorating 40 days since the bus attack in Minya that killed 29 Copts on Ascension Day, hopes for an end to the sectarian killings remain dim. Although the Coptic community has remained...
  • Muslim Leaders Make Formal Complaint Over 'Islamophobic' Banners at London Pride

    07/15/2017 4:27:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Eveming Standard (UK) ^ | 7/15/17 | Eleanor Rose
    Muslim leaders have lodged a formal complaint with the organisers of London’s Pride festival after placards allegedly bearing Islamophobic messages were spotted at the event. A secularist group of former Muslims were seen carrying a series of controversial signs during the march through the capital last weekend. Banners bearing slogans such as “Allah is gay”, “F*** Islamic homophobia” and “East London Mosque incites murder of LGBTs” were carried at the event by members of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), who were a participating group listed on Pride’s website. But leaders from the Muslim community wrote to the event’s...
  • Patriarch to Displaced Iraqi Christians: Return Home Before Others Take Your Land

    07/14/2017 6:10:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church called upon Christians who fled the advance of ISIS to return home before others confiscate their land. “Stop the internecine fights that cause division and, instead of wasting time waiting, take back possession of our land before others do,” Patriarch Louis Raphaël I Sako said in comments posted on his website. “This is the time to get back the land of our parents and our ancestors, their identity, their history and their heritage.” The Patriarch acknowledged that “the road to eradicate ISIS from the region is still long and hard before we can...
  • Cardinal Dolan & The Uses of Fatuity

    07/13/2017 4:13:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies ^ | July 13, 2017 | Maureen Malarky
    Over Fourth of July weekend, parish bulletins throughout New York Archdiocese carried “Only in America,” an essay by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. It was a hail-fellow celebration of tolerance and religious liberty. But the meringue had been whisked up by the dialogue fairy, a bewitching crony of resurgent Islam.It began with the cardinal flashing his interfaith credentials. He had just received an award from the New York Board of Rabbis. This prompted one of those strenuously heartwarming reminiscences that are communion breakfast staples. It went like this: Cardinal Dolan once hosted a visiting Vatican dignitary who had once met a New...
  • French Archbp on ‘the Great Replacement’: ‘Muslims Calmly Tell You France Will Be Theirs One Day’

    07/11/2017 8:58:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/11/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Strasbourg Luc Ravel has called attention to the demographic shift in France saying Muslims are having far more children than native French and slammed the widespread “promotion” of abortion.The Archbishop of Strasbourg went against the grain of Church leaders in France who have largely remained politically correct on the issue of demographic changes occurring in the country. He said the rising birth rate of Muslims in France was leading to what prolific French writer Renaud Camus has termed “the Great Replacement”, French conservative magazine Valeurs Actuelles reports. “Muslim believers know very well that their birthrate...
  • Pope Francis, Defender of Islam

    07/11/2017 10:44:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 10, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Pope Francis received a noteworthy honor last week when Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Cairo’s al-Azhar, thanked him for his “defense of Islam against the accusation of violence and terrorism.”Has any other Pope of Rome in the history of Christianity ever been heralded as a “defender of Islam”?Of course not. But the Catholic Church has come a long way since the days of Pope Callixtus III, who vowed in 1455 to “exalt the true Faith, and to extirpate the diabolical sect of the reprobate and faithless Mahomet in the East.”If time travel could be arranged and Pope Francis could...
  • Nigerian Archbishop Calls on Christians to Evangelize, not Complain About Islamization

    07/07/2017 8:39:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | 7/5/17 | Lorraine Caballero
    A Catholic leader in Nigeria is urging Christians to rise up and evangelize instead of complaining about alleged Islamization of the country, saying everybody has the right to preach their religious belief to other people. During his homily at a Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish on July 2, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, urged the faithful to "Christianize" Nigeria. He said nobody is planning to Islamize the country, and noted that Islamization is not possible unless the people embrace it, All Africa relayed. "So let nobody deceive you, I don't think there is anybody...
  • Rosaries and Rifles: Syria Christians Fighting Back Against Islamic State in Raqa

    07/02/2017 5:16:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/29/17
    RAQA, SYRIA (AFP) – An ivory-coloured rosary swings from the rearview mirror of Abboud Seryan’s pickup truck as he speeds through Syria’s Raqa, inspecting the positions of fellow Christian fighters taking on the Islamic State group. Lively music blasts through the car speakers while the thin 23-year-old, wearing a military-style cap and a revolver tucked into his waist, waves to comrades in the western district of Al-Romaniya. IS was ousted from the neighbourhood earlier this month as part of the US-backed offensive to defeat the jihadists in their northern Syrian bastion. The ground assault is being carried out by the...
  • Iraq Declares End of Caliphate After Capture of Mosul Mosque

    06/30/2017 5:56:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/29/17 | Khaled al-Ramahi and Maher Chmaytelli
    After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end. Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in coming days as remaining Islamic State fighters are bottled up in just a handful of neighborhoods of the Old City. The seizure of the nearly 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque -- from where Islamic State proclaimed the caliphate nearly three years ago to the day -- is a huge symbolic victory. "The...
  • Voices Grow Louder in Turkey to Convert Hagia Sophia From a Museum Back to Mosque

    06/28/2017 6:56:00 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/24/17 | Umar Farooq
    As the time for afternoon prayers approaches, Onder Soy puts on a white robe and cap and switches on the microphone in a small 19th century room adjoining the Hagia Sophia. Soon, Soy’s melodic call to prayer rings out over a square filled with tourists hurrying to visit some of Turkey’s most famous historical sights before they close for the day. The room Soy is in — built as a resting place for the sultan and now officially called the Hagia Sophia mosque — fills up with around 40 worshipers, drawn not by the modestly decorated space itself, but by...
  • For Eid, Catholics Change Their Mass Timetable to Leave Carparks Free for Muslim "Brothers"

    06/26/2017 7:05:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 6/24/17 | Mathias Hariyadi
    In Jakarta, car parks for the cathedral and mosque are used by both communities. Early morning moves to "leave room" for the celebrations of the Islamic feast. Message from the Archbishop of Jakarta.Jakarta (AsiaNews) - In a sign of respect for Muslim fellow citizens, some Indonesian churches will "reschedule" masses to facilitate the celebration of the Islamic Eid festival (Idul Fitri or Lebaran in Indonesian), which will be held tomorrow, June 25th. The reason for this decision is to avoid traffic chaos and as a sign of solidarity with Muslim "brothers". In Jakarta the cathedral and the large Istiqlal mosque...