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  • Malloy urged to probe NYPD Muslim spying

    02/21/2012 5:51:29 PM PST · by matt04 · 14 replies
    The Connecticut chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is expected to join the Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition at a press conference Tuesday to urge Gov. Dannel Malloy to protect the rights of Muslim students in the state. The coalition's request comes following the revelation that the New York City Police Department spied on Muslim students at Yale University in New Haven and other northeastern universities without warrants, legal jurisdiction or probable cause. A press conference will be held at noon to ask Malloy to probe Muslim spying by the NYPD and will ask for efforts to protect Muslim civil...
  • Michigan Islamic Academy moving forward with lawsuit against Pittsfield Township

    02/21/2012 5:16:39 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 11 replies
    Annarbor.com ^ | 2-21-2012 | Danielle Arndt
    A lawsuit on behalf of the Michigan Islamic Academy against Pittsfield Township over its refusal of a rezoning request will be filed in federal district court Wednesday, officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations said. The Michigan Islamic Academy will take its variance debate with Pittsfield Township to court, according to officials. The township has denied rezoning requests to build a 360-student school at the intersection of Golfside and Ellsworth roads. A news conference will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the CAIR-MI office in Southfield after the lawsuit is filed. CAIR Executive Director Dawud Walid said details of...
  • Pakistan receives US surveillance aircraft

    02/21/2012 1:59:38 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 22 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 21, 2012 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani navy took delivery Tuesday of two state-of-the-art, US-made surveillance aircraft nine months after Islamist militants destroyed two similar planes, officials said. Pakistan said the P3C aircraft, modified with the latest avionics, are designed to improve surveillance in the North Arabian sea, one of the world's most important shipping routes deeply troubled by Somali piracy. "The two aircraft have been delivered to the Pakistan navy. These aircraft have been provided under the foreign military funding programme," a spokesman for the US embassy in Islamabad, told AFP. Relations between Pakistan and the United States were severely damaged last year...
  • Official: Burned Islamic religious material had 'extremist inscriptions' (Obama apologized anyway)

    02/21/2012 1:37:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2012 | cnn
    Religious materials -- including Qurans that were burned at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, sparking Afghan protests -- were removed from the library of a detainee center "because of extremist inscriptions" on them, a military official said Tuesday. There was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications," a military official said. "Additionally, some of the documents were extremist in and of themselves, apparently originating from outside of Afghanistan," the official said. The official said the material was burned, but authorities are attempting to determine how much. The uproar prompted Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International...
  • ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION No. 18

    02/21/2012 1:35:43 PM PST · by ZULU · 3 replies
    New Jersey Legislature ^ | January 13, 2012 | TIMOTHY J. EUSTACE
    Whereas, On April 24, 1915, Ottoman Empire authorities arrested, and later executed, more than 200 Armenian community leaders and intellectuals in the capital of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul; and Whereas, This atrocity marked the escalation of systemic persecution and violence against the Armenian people by the government of the Ottoman Empire that continued through 1923; and Whereas, During this period, Armenians were subject to deportation, expropriation, abduction, torture, massacre, and starvation, planned and orchestrated by the government of the Ottoman Empire; and Whereas, In all, approximately 1.5 million Armenians had perished and hundreds of thousands more had become homeless,...
  • FBI purges hundreds of training documents after probe on treatment of Islam

    02/21/2012 11:48:25 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/21/12 | Catherine Herridge
    The FBI has purged hundreds of counterterrorism training documents after a months-long review found inaccuracies and other problems in their description of Muslims. The review was triggered after a September blog in Wired magazine revealed training documents that reportedly called the Prophet Muhammad a "cult leader," claimed "devout" Muslims have been generally violent for hundreds of years and made other controversial statements. An FBI did not get into details about which documents were purged, but a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that hundreds were removed because they were deemed "not consistent with the highest professional standards...
  • Iceland Should Do More To Fight Racism, Says (PC) EU Report

    02/21/2012 11:47:54 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 40 replies · 2+ views
    grapevine.is ^ | feb. 2012
    A new report from the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission (ECRI) says that Iceland should be doing more to combat discrimination, in part by granting permission for Muslims to build a mosque and by filling in gaps in current immigration legislation.
  • Clinton’s Jihad Ignorance [Bill]

    02/21/2012 5:26:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 21, 2012 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Bill Clinton recently demonstrated the tenacity of those liberal/leftist/materialist paradigms that have all but blinded the West to reality. According to the Associated Press: Former U.S. President [and current spouse of the U.S. Secretary of State] Bill Clinton warned Monday that the rampant poverty that plagues oil-rich Nigeria—felt most acutely in its Muslim north—is fueling the religious violence now tearing at the nation. A radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram claimed Monday it killed 12 soldiers and beheaded three government informants in its bloody wave of sectarian violence against Nigeria’s weak central government [the report later adds that Boko...
  • After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat

    02/21/2012 8:29:25 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 21, 2012
    After the burqa, French take objection to halal meat Paris : A TV documentary’s revelation that slaughterhouses around Paris have switched meat production entirely to halal methods has stirred a political storm in France, where attitudes to Europe’s largest Muslim minority are a subtext in a presidential election campaign. The France 2 documentary last week said all of the abattoirs in the greater Paris region were producing only halal-style meat, selling some without labelling it as such to avoid the cost of running separate lines for halal and non-halal customers. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen – who is hoping to...
  • Thousands of Afghans protest burning of Koran at U.S. base

    02/21/2012 7:31:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | Sayed Salahuddin and Kevin Sieff
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan —Deeply angered over reports that U.S. troops had burned copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy text, thousands of protesters on Tuesday tried to storm the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan. The protests erupted early in the morning, after Afghans working inside the Bagram air base reported to local residents that a number of copies of the Koran had been burned. The incident prompted the top U.S. military officer in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, to offer a public apology and order a prompt investigation. “When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them,”...
  • H’wood snubs Muslim Stone

    02/20/2012 7:47:56 AM PST · by jakerobins · 35 replies
    Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash. The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the name of Sean Christopher Ali Stone. He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.” Speaking...
  • H'wood Snubs Muslim Stone

    02/20/2012 12:45:44 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/20/'12 | Unattributed
    Sean Stone, son of controversial director Oliver Stone, converted to Islam in Iran last week and says he’s already experiencing a Hollywood backlash. The ceremony was held in Isfahan, where he is researching a documentary. He now goes by the name of Sean Christopher Ali Stone. He told Page Six: “I’ve already experienced the reverse of anti-Semitism, having people within the film industry express a reluctance to work with me now that I have said a simple prayer, ‘There is no God but God, and Mohammed is his messenger.’ I am sure I have [bleeped] off some powerful people.” Speaking...
  • Daily Kos Bans Blogger For Expressing Concern Over Radical Islam, Leftist Site Posts His Picture And

    02/20/2012 10:44:06 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/20/12 | Zip
    What do you expect from a website whose founder wrote a book called “American Taliban?” Via BreitbartTV: Ex-Daily Kos writer Eric Allen Bell had written a piece on a 53,000 square foot mosque in the Bible Belt. In response, the Daily Kos banned Bell. Another liberal site, LoonWatch.com, posted Bell’s photograph and information on Islamic websites all over the world.
  • Florida School Board Meeting Discusses CAIR Speaking Appearance At Local High School

    02/20/2012 8:08:04 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    globalmbreport.org ^ | 19FEB12 | GlobalMB
    Local media is reporting on a Florida local school board meeting concerning an invitation to a local Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) official to speak at a high school class in 2011. According to the report: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Dozens of citizens attending the Hillsborough County School Board meeting Tuesday night voiced disapproval of the presence of a Council on American-Islamic Relations representative speaking to their children at school.Most at the meeting were upset over Tampa CAIR Executive Director Hassan Shibly being invited to speak to a high school class in 2011. Shibly said he’s been invited to...
  • Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood denies meeting with U.S. officials

    02/19/2012 9:14:37 PM PST · by Frankusa · 7 replies · 2+ views
    FOCUS News ^ | 2/20/2012
    Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday rejected as groundless some earlier reports saying it had held a meeting with some U.S. officials, Xinhua informed. The Islamic movement, which has been boycotting dialogue with the United States after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, is still sticking to its position, said Jamil Abu Baker, spokesperson of the movement, in a statement posted on its website. "The Muslim Brotherhood received several messages from the Americans through mediators asking for a dialogue but no such meetings (between the two sides) have happened," he said in the statement.
  • Girl Chooses Jail Over Dad (Saudi daughter imprisoned for disobedience though she is 35 years old)

    02/19/2012 12:02:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, February 19, 2012
    Saudi police arrested a 35-year-old local girl just a month after she was released and court officials said it was her choice as she refused to return to her father. The girl, an assistant dentist, was first arrested because she left her father’s house and lived with her divorced mother, saying he had refused her marriage and that he had a big family from the second wife. The problem began when a man came to the girl’s house and asked to marry her but the father rejected him. When she protested and said she would go to her mother, the...
  • Santorum says Obama agenda not "based on Bible"

    02/18/2012 4:23:55 PM PST · by Mariner · 144 replies
    Reuters ^ | Samuel P. Jacobs
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama's Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a "different theology." A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed to prevent gas prices rising and was using "political science" in the debate about climate change. Obama's agenda is "not about you. It's not about your quality of life. It's not about your jobs. It's about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a theology based on the Bible. A different...
  • "Women Against Islamization" Campaign Launched in Belgium

    02/18/2012 8:09:46 PM PST · by StopGlobalWhining · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Islam-Watch.org (Also Fox News Channel video) ^ | February 17, 2012 | An-Sofie Dewinter
    A political party in Belgium has started a campaign, called "Women against Islamisation", with a logo in which a young woman appears in a burqa and a bikini. An-Sofie holding the logo on the right The campaign was launched by the rightwing Vlaams Belang party. Featured in the campaign logo is An-Sofie Dewinter, the gorgeous teenage daughter of Philip Dewinter, leader the of Vlaams Belang party. The burqa covers An-Sofie’s head and face while the rest of it falls behind her back. The bikini covers her breast and crotch. The burka and bikini logo is meant for the "Freedom or...
  • Islamist Lobbies' Washington War on Arab and Muslim Liberals

    02/18/2012 11:54:28 AM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies · 1+ views
    www.investigativeproject.org ^ | 16FEB12 | Essam Abdallah
    A note from Investigative Project on Terrorism Executive Director Steven Emerson: Please take the time to read this very important story written by a courageous Egyptian liberal intellectual about the Islamist and Muslim Brotherhood lobbies in Washington and the Obama Administration's secret collaboration with these pro-terrorist, anti-Western, anti-women, anti-American and anti-Semitic organizations. This is one of the most important articles I have read in years. It was just revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with a coalition of groups including various Islamist and militant Arabic groups who in the past...
  • [Pakistani Intelligence] ISI employed architect for Osama bin Laden compound: Report

    02/18/2012 10:39:21 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 1 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2012 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: An architect regularly employed by the ISI worked on the compound in which Osama bin Laden sheltered for years in Abbottabad and the slain al-Qaida chief communicated regularly with LeT from his hideout, a media report said today. Though the original property records for the compound near the elite Pakistan Military Academy have disappeared, the architect who worked on the structure was regularly employed by the ISI, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius quoted an intelligence source as saying. The architect reportedly was told that a "highly placed VIP" was coming to the compound, Ignatius wrote in a column posted...