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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...
  • Balochistan self-determination resolution tabled in US Congress, Pakistan angry

    02/18/2012 9:42:48 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 6 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 18, 2012 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's top leadership reacted angrily today to a resolution introduced in the US Congress seeking the right to self-determination for Baloch people, with prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani describing the move as an attack on the country's sovereignty. Gilani condemned the resolution moved in the US House of Representatives by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher yesterday. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Karachi Port, he said: "We condemn it as it is against our sovereignty". In a statement, foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar took strong exception to the resolution on Balochistan, which has witnessed a spike in...
  • Have Ron Pauliens become PSYOP Victims?

    02/18/2012 9:36:34 AM PST · by Ben Barrack · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Barrack Now ^ | 2/18/12 | Ben Barrack
    Ron Paul supporters are a very passionate bunch. They're all in for their guy. A large majority of them are 9/11 Truthers who believe the United States government is responsible for 9/11. When you point out to them that there are a lot of Muslims and communists who share that view, they dismiss it. When anti-Semitic musings were revealed to have been published in his newsletters, his supporters dismissed it. When Eric Dondero, formerly a very close aid to Ron Paul, wrote that the Republican presidential candidate is "most certainly Anti-Israel, and Anti-Israeli in general," his supporters dismissed it. When...
  • Victim Impact Statement

    02/18/2012 8:32:34 AM PST · by James Thomas · 14 replies
    haskellfamily.blogspot.com ^ | February 15, 2012 | Kurt Haskell
    Every victim of a crime in Michigan is entitled to make a statement in open court regarding the impact of the crime on their life. The statement is limited to the victim's physical, emotional and financial well being as it relates to the crime. Keep that in my as you read my statement. Below is a copy of the victim impact statement I gave today at the Underwear Bomber sentencing hearing. When reading my statement, keep in mind that I am a practicing attorney in the State of Michigan. In addition, I regularly practice in the Court the hearings are...
  • Jury convicts man of killing 2 men in Phoenix ( Abdullah shot Mohammad and )

    02/17/2012 9:48:44 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Robert Curry
    Abdullah shot Mohammad Mzeal to death in April 2009 because he was enraged Mzeal had called his sister and told her he had been at a strip club. The sister had confronted Abdullah about his behavior, telling him it was inappropriate and contrary to their Muslim faith. After shooting Mzeal behind a Safeway store at 35th and Northern, Abdullah drove to his sister's house and yelled for her husband to come outside. He then shot the husband, Ayad Mizel.
  • Authorities: Suicide attack on U.S. Capitol foiled [USAAG calls Moroccan "homegrown"]

    02/17/2012 8:40:00 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 8:30 PM EST, Fri February 17, 2012 | Carol Cratty
    A 29-year-old man from Morocco was arrested Friday and charged with attempting to bomb the U.S. Capitol building in a suicide attack, authorities said. *** "Today's case underscores the continuing threat we face from homegrown violent extremists," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco. "Thanks to a coordinated law enforcement effort, El Khalifi's alleged plot was thwarted before anyone was harmed." *** The suspect, an immigrant from Morocco, is in the United States illegally. He had been closely monitored as part of a lengthy and extensive undercover operation, police said, adding that U.S. Capitol Police had been "intimately"...
  • Islam and democracy are incompatible

    Egypt, a country called typically Russian resort, is grasped by the so-called "date revolution." Interfax-Religion correspondent Yelena Verevkina asked renowned expert in Islam Alexander Ignatenko what is the role of Islamists in undermining foundations of this "beach paradise." Alexander Alexandrovich, what is the role of Islamist underground in organizing disorders in Egypt? - I think their role is not too significant as the things happening in Egypt, can be called revolution "two in one." On the one hand, it is a revolt of people who have been oppressed by gerontocratic corruption regimen, but on the other hand, it is so...
  • Colorado Student Who Refused to Sing Song Praising Allah Quits School After Death Threats (Video)

    02/17/2012 4:42:46 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17. 2012 | Fox News
    Fox News segment. A Colorado student who refused to sing a song praising Allah quit the choir this week. This morning FOX and Friends reported that James Harper quit school in Grand Junction after receiving death threats. Harper received the death threats after the story broke this week. The school defended its decision to sing the song to Allah. Hat tip to Gateway Pundit
  • FBI Arrests Would-Be Capitol Bomber Outside DC

    02/17/2012 4:35:11 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | John Miller
    A 29-year-old Moroccan man who authorities say wanted to be the first suicide bomber on U.S. soil was arrested Friday after strapping on what he thought was an explosive vest and heading for the U.S. Capitol, CBS News' John Miller reports.
  • A “New Chapter” In Libya Spells Disaster…Torture, Violence & Mayhem

    02/17/2012 9:26:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-12 | Curt
    Libyan militia members man a checkpoint in the capital, Tripoli Guess no one saw this coming eh? Armed militias in Libya are committing human rights abuses with impunity, threatening to destabilize the country and hindering its efforts to rebuild, Amnesty International said Thursday. Militias have tortured detainees, targeted migrants and displaced entire communities in revenge attacks, according to a report the organization released a year after the start of popular uprisings that eventually ended Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule. "Hundreds of armed militias, widely hailed in Libya as heroes for their role in toppling the former regime, are largely out of...
  • How the West Is Fanning Islamic Extremism

    02/17/2012 9:01:31 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    aina.org ^ | 15FEB12 | Ali Sina
    Hamza Kashgari, a Saudi columnist may face death for sending three tweets. Addressing the Prophet Muhammad he wrote, "I have loved the rebel in you," but "I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you." He also wrote, "I shall shake [your hand] as equals do … I shall speak to you as a friend, no more." The Saudi Twitter-sphere exploded with responses to Kashgari, with commentators accusing him of blasphemy. A Facebook account was immediately set up calling for his death and in no time over 13,000 Muslims subscribed to it. Kashgari...
  • Russian forces kill Islamist rebel leader

    02/17/2012 8:42:03 AM PST · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    defenceweb.co.za ^ | 16FEB12 | Written by Reuters
    Russian security forces have killed a leader of an Islamist rebel group in the North Caucasus who was accused of plotting a botched suicide attack in Moscow and calling for more bombings. Ibragimkhalil Daudov was found dead in a forest on Tuesday after being wounded at the weekend in a shootout when police stormed a nearby house where he was hiding in the mainly Muslim region of Dagestan, Kommersant newspaper reported. Daudov escaped after the shootout, in which four gunmen were killed, but lost a lot of blood and froze to death, Kommersant quoted security officers as saying, Reuters reports....
  • After surviving sectarian mob, Egyptian Christians expelled from village

    02/17/2012 7:28:45 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 4 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/27/2012 | Kristen Chick
    Ten-year-old Romany sits in the same room where his family huddled together nearly three weeks ago, afraid for their lives, as a violent mob attacked their house. His family had fled to this room on the top floor, where pictures of Jesus and Coptic saints hang on bare cement walls. His parents dragged heavy furniture to the door, barricading it as they heard people try to break in below. The mob was throwing rocks at the windows, and he heard gunfire, says Romany. They were cursing Christians. "We kept praying that G0d would be with us," says the fourth-grader. "And...
  • DeKalb mosque faces mounting violations (DeKalb County, GA)

    02/16/2012 7:44:32 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    WSB TV ^ | Posted: 2:56 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Leaders of a DeKalb County mosque face legal trouble after mounting code enforcement violations landed them in front of a judge. Mosque leaders said they are being harassed. Neighbors said it’s not a story about religion, but about code enforcement and following the rules. A judge had already put the mosque and its leaders on probation, but that hasn't stopped them from holding services. Attendees arrive by the dozens from around the metro area every Friday. Sometimes there are several hundred people, but their mosque doesn't look like most. "They would park in my yard and...
  • Osama bin Laden 'had stoned fantasies about marrying Whitney Houston and murdering Bobby Brown'

    02/16/2012 7:31:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K. Tabloid) ^ | 16th February 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>Osama bin Laden 'had stoned fantasies about marrying Whitney Houston and murdering Bobby Brown'</p> <p>Like all beautiful, successful women Whitney Houston had more than her share of male admirers. But few stars could have provoked such unwanted attention as that which the singer received from one of history's most depraved and despicable men, terror chief Osama bin Laden. Extraordinary as it might seem, bin Laden is said to have lusted after Houston, dreamed of marrying her and at one point even plotted to murder her husband Bobby Brown.</p>
  • WAKE UP AMERICA AT LOOK AT OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM!

    02/16/2012 4:49:54 PM PST · by dvan · 9 replies
    Act for America.org ^ | NA | Bridgette Gabriel
    WAKE UP AMERICA AT LOOK AT OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM!     Where do our "home grown: terrorists come from?  Just take a look at this video and you will have the answer.         This woman is a former Muslim convert to Christianity. Her life has been threatened as she speaks out.         Everyone needs to see this!!!     Who said this: "Give me the children and I will change society in 10 years?"  Adolph Hitler, and now, the Muslims!         PLEASE WATCH AND FORWARD:     http://bcove.me/07uefz8c ACT for America Foundation...
  • Obama wants US taxpayers to pay to help build an Islamic World Caliphate

    02/16/2012 2:07:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-12 | DrJohn
    Obama wants US taxpayers to cough it up for the Arab Spring: The White House announced plans on Monday to help "Arab Spring" countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt. In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked that military aid to Egypt be kept at the level of recent years -- $1.3 billion -- despite a crisis triggered by an Egyptian probe targeting American democracy activists. The proposals are part of Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2013, which begins October 1. His requests...
  • Oliver Stone's director son turns to Islam (but says he's holding onto Judaism and Christianity)

    02/16/2012 1:57:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/16/2012 | Mark Duell
    A U.S. filmmaker who has a Jewish father and Christian mother today decided to convert to Islam in Iran, where he is making a documentary. But Sean Stone, 27, son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, insisted the switch did not signal him abandoning the faiths of his parents. He became a Shiite Muslim on Tuesday and has reportedly chosen to be known by the first name of 'Ali', but will not reveal why he converted. ‘The conversion to Islam is not abandoning Christianity or Judaism, which I was born with,’ Mr Stone told news agency Agence France-Presse. ‘It means I...
  • FBI Purges Anti-Islam Training Material

    02/16/2012 12:46:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Broward Palm Beach New Times ^ | February 16, 2012 | By Lisa Rab
    A graph contends the more devout a Muslim is, the more likely he is to be violent. An instructional document saying that in Islam, "war is the rule and peace is only temporary." The paperwork sounds like propaganda produced by Joe Kaufman or U.S. Rep. Allen West. But the documents were used to train FBI agents in counterterrorism. Prompted by an investigation by Wired.com, the FBI this week purged hundreds of pages of similar training documents, saying they contained "factual errors," promoted stereotypes, or were in "poor taste." And the bureau is continuing to review its training materials, with more...
  • Muslim mob in Egypt burns Christian church

    02/16/2012 10:06:37 AM PST · by Qbert · 14 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | February 15, 2012 | Catholic Culture
    An angry mob of Muslim zealots, led by members of the Salafist sect, set fire to a Coptic Christian church in a village northeast of Cairo, in the latest attack on the Christian minority in the wake of Egypt’s January elections. The mob violence in the village of Meet Bashar, which continued through the past weekend, ended only when leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood succeeded in persuading the Salafists to leave the scene. The Muslim Brotherhood was the main victor in Egypt’s recent elections.
  • The Disquieting Treatment of Christians by the Palestinians

    02/16/2012 7:19:20 AM PST · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 15FEB12 | Michael Curtis
    Centuries of persecution before Israeli "occupation." In the voluminous commentaries on the Middle East today very little attention has been given to the sad fate of Christians in the Arab and Muslim countries. Even less attention has been paid to the contrast between the treatment of Christians in Israel and their treatment in Arab countries. In Israel Christians have religious freedom and their numbers have increased. In Arab countries the religious freedom of Christians is restricted and their number has been reduced because of harassment, fear, and persecution. It is well to remember the words of Martin Luther King: "In...
  • Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic song praising 'Allah'

    02/15/2012 3:37:42 PM PST · by beaversmom · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Fox News
    A Colorado high school student quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no other truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire. James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper quit. "I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a...
  • Colorado student quits high school choir over Islamic song praising 'Allah'

    02/15/2012 3:37:53 PM PST · by Sopater · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012
    A Colorado high school student quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric "there is no other truth except Allah" made it into the repertoire. James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing "Zikr," a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland's selection, Harper quit. "I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a...
  • Islam Looms in French Elections

    02/15/2012 1:43:50 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 14FEB12 | Soeren Kern
    "We have been too busy with the identity of those who arrived and not enough with the identity of the country that accepted them." - Nicolas Sarkozy With just ten weeks to go until the first round of presidential elections in France, Islam and the question of Muslim immigration has become a central issue in the campaign. France, home to between five and six million Muslims, has the largest Muslim population in the European Union; polls show that millions of French voters are worried about the proliferation in France of "separate Islamic societies" that are ruled by Islamic Sharia law....
  • Fears Iran Is Helping Al Qaeda Plot Atrocity

    02/15/2012 11:39:16 AM PST · by LSUfan · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 15 Feb 2012 | Sam Kiley
    Iran and al Qaeda's core leadership under Ayman al Zawahiri have established an "operational relationship" amid fears the terror group is planning a spectacular attack against the West. There are concerns such an attack, possibly targeting Europe, would be in revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden by the US last year. Sky News' intelligence sources have said Iran has been supplying al Qaeda with training in the use of advanced explosives, "some funding and a safe haven" as part of a deal first worked out in 2009 which has now led to "operational capacity".
  • Heightened Security in U.S. Over Iran Threat

    02/15/2012 11:20:07 AM PST · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    ABC News and AP ^ | 14 Feb 2012 | Richard Esposito
    With Iran allegedly striking out at Israeli citizens and Jewish targets around the world, Israeli and American security officials in the U.S. are on high alert. "We expect it and we are ready," one senior Israeli official told ABC News. Israeli officials told ABC News that the level of personal security on high-ranking Embassy officials as well as other, lower profile officials in the U.S. is at its highest in at least five years, a response to what they called "a coordinated series of attacks." When Israeli officials travel to and from events, ABC News has observed a notable increase...
  • US Has 320 Tomahawk Missiles In Gulf And Arabian Sea

    02/15/2012 10:31:45 AM PST · by Strategy · 21 replies
    Vestnik Kavkaza ^ | February 15, 2012
    US naval forces in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea have over 320 Tomahawk missiles, capable of hitting any target in Iran, Interfax reports. The US Fifth Fleet has two groups of aircraft carriers headed by aircraft carriers Abraham Lincoln and Carl Vinson. The US naval forces in the region include two aircraft carriers, two cruisers with 26 cruise missiles each, four destroyers with 8-56 missiles each, two Annapolis submarines with 12 missiles and the Georgia with 154 Tomahawks. Another aircraft group will arrive, headed by the aircraft carrier Enterprise, a missile cruiser and three destroyers. The total number of...
  • Islamic Society accuses ASIO of harassment

    02/15/2012 9:42:43 AM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    abc.net.au/ ^ | 15FEB12 | Tony Nicholls
    The Islamic Society of Victoria is preparing to take legal action against ASIO for what it says is constant harassment and bullying. Members of the Preston Mosque in Melbourne's north claim intelligence operatives are approaching worshippers on a daily basis, offering them jobs and demanding personal information. The secretary of the Islamic Society of Victoria, Baha Yehia, believes sermons are being monitored and he wants the harassment to stop. "We will go to Canberra if we have to. We will go to Canberra and we will complain directly to the Prime Minister," he said. The Islamic group has sought the...
  • The Link between the Contraception Issue and Islam

    02/15/2012 9:07:24 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | Wednesday, 15 February 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    While I’m sure Barack Obama loves to stick it to traditional religious institutions any way he can, he certainly doesn’t want to stick it to himself in the process. This is why I’m fairly sure he and his advisors didn’t anticipate that his contraception mandate would result in a knock-down, drag-out fight with the most powerful religious institution in the world. I think they miscalculated, and the reason why brings me to a link between the contraception issue and Islam. What is it? Simply this: The modern, secular-environment-weaned man is largely incapable of grasping the devoutly religious mindset. This is...
  • Lawfare -- the legal warfare

    02/15/2012 8:51:18 AM PST · by bayouranger · 1 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | 15FEB12 | Tabitha Korol
    Islam is at war with the West, using unconventional weapons that keep Europe and America in ignorance or denial. These were the WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) that Islam had all along, but that we failed to recognize. Islam and its destruction of the many cultures that once existed in the Middle East began in earnest, with uncompromising hostility and justification for violence, when Mohammad's religious righteousness was repudiated by the Jews and Christians of Mecca and Medina in the 7th century. Islam's jihad activities continue their brutality to this day, with terrorist activities worldwide. THEY ARE COMMANDED to conquer...
  • Muslim Girl 'Attacked By Siblings For Kiss' [They Cut Her Waist-Legth Hair To Her Neck]

    02/14/2012 5:52:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | February 14, 2012
    Muslim Girl 'Attacked By Siblings For Kiss' Muslim teenager Shamima Akhtar was kidnapped, imprisoned and had her hair cut off after her family saw her kiss a white man on her 18th birthday, a court has heard. [Pics in URL] Kayum Mohammed-Abdul, left to right, Nadiya and Nazira bundled their sister into a car Photo: PA Shamima was bundled into a car by sisters Nadiya, 25, Nazira, 29, and brother Kayum Mohammed-Abdul, 24, outside a Basingstoke restaurant when they saw her kissing work colleague Gary Pain on April 1 last year. The jury heard how an "extremely aggressive and threatening"...