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  • ISLAMIC TRIBUNAL CONFIRMED IN TEXAS; ATTORNEY CLAIMS ‘IT’S VOLUNTARY’

    01/27/2015 9:03:01 AM PST · by LSUfan · 86 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 27 Jan 15 | Bob Price
    An Islamic Tribunal using Sharia law in Texas has been confirmed by Breitbart Texas. The tribunal is operating as a non-profit organization in Dallas. One of the attorneys for the tribunal said participation and acceptance of the tribunal’s decisions are “voluntary.” Breitbart Texas spoke with one of the “judges,” Dr. Taher El-badawi. He said the tribunal operates under Sharia law as a form of “non-binding dispute resolution.” El-badawi said their organization is “a tribunal, not arbitration.” A tribunal is defined by Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “a court or forum of justice.” The four Islamic attorneys call themselves “judges” not “arbitrators.” El-badawi...
  • Who Is White House Visitor Hisham Altalib?

    09/26/2012 3:46:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, March 30, 2012, Hisham Y. Altalib visited the White House. According to visitor logs, Altalib was received by Joshua DuBois, the director of President Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Four days later, White House officials welcomed a foreign delegation of the radical Sharia-enforcing Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt. The White House meeting with overseas Muslim Brotherhood leaders was reported in April by a few mainstream journalists and questioned loudly by conservative media. But the White House confab in March with U.S.-based Altalib -- which appears to be a prep session with the global Muslim Brotherhood's American...
  • NYT editor: Cartoons blaspheming Mohammed are different from anti-semitic cartoons

    01/14/2015 3:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    The double standard laid bare. If you’re a devout believer of whichever faith and eager to see less blasphemy in the media, as many Americans are, there’s no other conclusion to draw here than, “I need to be much, much angrier.” The image of the prophet Mohammed, however, seems to occupy its own category, with its own rules. Last week, Baquet told me via email that as editor of the Times he had to consider “the Muslim family in Brooklyn who read us and is offended by any depiction of what he sees as his prophet.” [sic] When I...
  • Muslim Cleric Defends Paris Terrorist Attack ( Anjem Choudary )

    01/08/2015 10:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 8, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    In the wake of the terrorist attack on the offices of French satirist paper Charlie Hebdo, one Muslim cleric justified the murders under Islamic law. ... Choudary’s entire argument excusing the Paris attack reveals the fundamental disconnect between views of civilizations. Radical Islamists have no intention of assimilating into their respective cultures or contributing to any kind of meaningful dialogue about religion and free speech. They are intent on terrorizing western citizens out of exerting their rights. Their plan of terrorism and intimidation, with the ultimate goal of imposing their religion on others is fundamentally anti-American and is not meant...
  • Mosques on the front lines in the war against America

    01/08/2015 6:24:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Carol Brown
    As the Islamic invasion advances, mosques are proliferating across the United States at breakneck speed. And there appears to be no end in sight. Since 9/11, the number of mosques in America has grown by 75%. The timing of this is no coincidence. Mosques are a symbol of Islamic supremacism. Islam attacks. Then it plants a triumphal mosque on the battlefield. And another. And another. And another. The proliferation of mosques is also a sign of our incomprehensible response (or lack thereof) to the threat of Islam. War has been waged against the United States and what have we done?...
  • Saudi religious leader OKs rape of children

    01/05/2015 4:09:02 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/3/2015 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the kingdom’s top religious authority in the ultra-conservative Wahhabi school of Sunni Islam, has ruled it’s acceptable for men to marry girls so young the West would deem it nothing short of pedophilia and rape. Despite the Saudi justice ministry’s failed efforts to date to set 15 as a minimum age to marry a girl in the kingdom, Grand Mufti Abdulaziz declared there is nothing prohibiting Muslim men from marrying girls even younger. As Grand Mufti, Abdulaziz is president of the Supreme Council of Ulema (Islamic scholars) and chairman of...
  • Defense lawyers criticize Egypt gay raid trial

    01/04/2015 10:59:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:41 PM EST | Sarah El Deeb
    Defense lawyers for 26 men arrested in a televised raid by police looking for gays at an Egyptian bathhouse criticized the prosecution’s case Sunday, saying it is based on a faulty investigation and only one police officer’s testimony. The raid was part of an ongoing crackdown on gays in Egypt, described by activists as the worst in more than a decade. While consensual gay and lesbian relationships are not specifically outlawed in Egypt, there is a societal taboo against same-sex couples. A private TV station’s crew filmed the men’s arrest, saying it tipped off police to a bathhouse “hosting men...
  • UK: Muslim abducts, rapes woman: “You white women are good at it”

    12/21/2014 9:30:29 PM PST · by george76 · 61 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 21, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). ... The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition: .. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... Asian father-of-four raped pub worker...
  • Readers respond: Is polygamy really bad?

    12/17/2014 2:21:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Lagos Vanguard ^ | December 8, 2014 | Yetunde Arebi
    A couple of months ago, the story of a couple at the brink of separation was published on this column and I asked readers the question above. Bisola and Akinola, blessed with three children, had been married for 17 years, living with each otherÂ’s excesses as most couples do. Then one day, Bisola stumbled on three travel documents, all bearing AkinolaÂ’s names. They belonged to a strange woman, a child and Akinola. A confrontation resulted in a heated argument between them and Akinola walked out of their home. His wife was free to take whatever decision she thought best for...
  • ISIS: Enslaving, Having Sex With 'Unbelieving' Women, Girls Is OK [Sen Feinstein?]

    12/12/2014 10:45:52 PM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2013 | Greg Botelho
    ISIS: Enslaving, Having Sex With 'Unbelieving' Women, Girls Is OK By Greg Botelho, CNN December 12, 2014 ISIS produces a document, "Questions and Answers on Taking Captives and Slaves" It has been posted online, and armed men distributed it to residents of Mosul In it, ISIS claims the Quran justifies taking non-Muslim women and girls captive It also says they can be sold as "property," and that sex with captive girls is permissible (CNN) -- Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS. Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist...
  • Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS.

    08/18/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WND ^ | 06/17/2014 | Aaron Klein
    Secret Jordan base was site of covert aid to insurgents.. .the fighters trained in Jordan became members of the ISIS after their training. Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of future ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used...
  • ISIS Jihadists Seize Fourth Century Christian Monastery, Expel Monks

    07/24/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2014 | Frances Martel
    The purge of Christians from northern Iraq continues under the hands of the Sunni jihadist group, the Islamic State--formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). ISIS militants seized the famous Mar Behnam or St. Behnam monastery this week, a fourth century Christian landmark, and forced monks to leave immediately. According to the Agence France-Presse, the monastery, a famous landmark of early Christianity, is now fully in the hands of ISIS jihadists ... The monastery itself is one of the oldest monuments in the history of Christianity
  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 150 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood Authorizes 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Terrorists

    07/11/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Martel
    An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • ISIS Crucifies Young Men For Leaving The Peaceful Religion of Islam

    07/09/2014 3:19:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | July 9, 2014 | Walid Shoebat
    ISIS has crucified more young men for being accused of “Ridda”. Ridda in Islam means defection from the religion. ... Crucifixions has become a normal occurrence in Syria and Iraq in which young men are seen crucified on trees .... And on scaffolds ... Mass slaughter has become a way of life in Caliphate controlled areas: ... This is all part of Hiraba which is Islamic law regarding punishments. We are beginning to see an escalation of crucifixions and it will soon get applied in full force in all the areas that the Caliphate rules. A nightmare is on the...
  • The Obama Admin Forces Okla.To Overturn Anti-Sharia Bill & To Pay $303,333 To Muslims

    07/06/2014 6:53:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    gopthedailydose.com ^ | Posted on 27 May, 2014 by AmyElizabeth
    The US government has forced the state of Oklahoma to overturn its anti-Sharia bill, after a Muslim man named Muneer Awad sued the state for supposed violations against “freedom of religion.” CAIR also played a role in subverting the bill. Adam Soltani of CAIR said: Sharia is the moral code of conduct for Muslims, and that includes certain aspects of laws, like marital laws, divorce, inheritance, wills…it encompasses part of that, but it’s also the moral code of conduct The state of Oklahoma must now pay $303,333 to Awad for legal fees, costs and nontaxable expenses. The money is going...
  • Australia's '60 Minutes': Forced Marriage (child brides)

    06/30/2014 2:52:01 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Australia's 60 Minutes on Channel Nine ^ | June 29, 2014 | Steven Burling, Steve Jackson, Liz Hayes
    Forced Marriage: An extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding [aka Islamic cultural pedophilia]"60 Minutes", the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. An Australian program called “60 Minutes” on the Channel Nine Network (similar to US 60 minutes) aired a report on child brides (aka pedophilia) titled “Forced Marriage” (note the tempered semantic conceals the pedophile nature of child brides)Forced MarriageThis Sunday the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. 13-year-old Rania Farrah was supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime, a tour of historic Egypt with her older brother. Instead, the...
  • Barack Obama, John Kerry greets Muslims on Ramadan

    06/28/2014 9:51:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    US President Barack Obama has greeted Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, describing it as the time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting. "A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and inequality," Obama said in a statement yesterday. Lauding the role of Muslim organisations in America for their efforts at social empowerment, Obama said: "Here in the US, we are grateful to the...
  • 19-Year-Old College Student Accidentally Becomes Republican Politician

    06/23/2014 3:24:15 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 23 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    Asad Asif, a 19-year-old college student at Rutgers University, didn’t think much of jotting his own name down as a write-in candidate for an open councilman seat in the June 3 New Jersey primary election. “It was kind of like the ‘Mickey Mouse vote,’ where people write in stupid names when they vote for president,” he explained to New Brunswick Today. However, he was the only one who actually voted in that category — and, weeks later, he found himself being sworn in as member of the Middlesex County Republican Committee. It’s not exactly a humongous feat to be elected...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Police Commish to Teach NYPD About 5 Pillars of Islam

    06/20/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill Bratton has destroyed his reputation in a short amount of time by becoming a mouthpiece for Bill de Blasio. Taking the job was a poor idea since crime rates had dropped so low that they were bound to rebound, especially under a pro-criminal mayor like De Blasio. All that Bratton had done is set himself up to take the blame and join the ranks of failed NYPD commissioners like Lee Brown who did what a liberal mayor wanted instead of fighting crime. So now it’s time to pander to Islam.
  • Breastfeeding Shocker: After 7 Children, Couple Told to Part Ways

    06/03/2014 5:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Arab News ^ | Sunday 1 June 2014
    A court in Al-Rass near Madinah has issued a verdict separating a couple after finding out that they had been breastfed by the same woman, local reports say. The separation order comes 25 years after the couple were married and blessed with seven children. The judge issued the verdict on the basis of a religious edict issued by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, media reports said. According to a saying of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), “Breastfeeding makes forbidden what is forbidden by blood relations.” It means that even if a man and woman are not related by...
  • "'Democracy' is a cult in the West." [-Robert Bergdahl]

    06/03/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 28 replies
    twitter via UK Daily Mail ^ | 29 Mar 2014 | Robert Bergdahl
    @daqeqa Agree! "Democracy" is a cult in the West. I think most of afgs see law in terms of sharia not secular democracy, man centric laws.
  • UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”

    06/01/2014 6:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    UK: “Do Not Walk Your Dog Here. This is an Islamic Area Now.”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 1, 2014 @ 9:05 am In The Point | No Comments Don’t walk your dog here. Big Islam is watching.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A criminal investigation has been called for by Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick over a “highly divisive sign”.The poster, found on Burdett Road in Poplar, claimed: “Do not walk your dog here! Muslims do not like dogs. This is an Islamic area now.”Mr Fitzpatrick, who said the photo was sent to him by a constituent...
  • FIRST PICTURE: Death row mother and the baby she gave birth to while IN SHACKLES.

    05/30/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    This is the first picture of the mother-of-two who has been sentenced to death in Sudan for being a Christian - from inside the prison where she is being held. In an exclusive photo, Meriam Ibrahim puts on a brave face as she holds her newborn baby girl Maya who was born in the jail where she has been locked up for eight months. But behind the smile there is a different story - Meriam's eyes have dark rings under them, her arms are alarmingly thin and her face looks gaunt. Gone is the radiant glow from the day she...
  • Malaysian Muslim groups call for jihad on Cadbury after pork traces found in chocolate

    05/27/2014 5:08:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 27, 2014 | Josie Ensor
    Muslim groups are calling for a boycott of Cadbury after two if its products sold in predominately Islamic Malaysia were found to contain traces of pork. The discovery was made during a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by the country's Ministry of Health, which confirmed porcine DNA traces in its bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond.
  • In Kazakhstan, Homophobes Build Wall Around Gay Nightclub

    05/19/2014 4:23:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Gay rights activists march with a banner during a May Day rally in St. Petersburg May 1, 2014. Russians celebrate the coming of Spring and since communist times, Labour Day on the first day of May. The banner reads, These gay rights activists in St. Petersburg, like their peers in Central Asia, are fighting an uphill battle. (Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters) In Almaty, Kazakhstan's biggest city, dozens of antigay activists set about building a wall around a gay nightclub, reports Radio Free Europe. It's unclear whether the brick wall, set up as a protest against gay marriage, was designed to prevent people...
  • Millions are eating halal food without knowing it: How big brand shops and restaurants sell…

    05/08/2014 1:14:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:00 EST, 8 May 2014 | Sean Poulter, Guy Adams and Mario Ledwith
    Supermarkets and restaurant chains are selling halal meat to millions of customers without telling them. The switch to slaughtering animals in line with Islamic ritual saves money because the end product can be eaten by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. More than 70 percent of all New Zealand lamb in supermarkets is from halal abattoirs—a fact not stated on labeling. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer all confirmed yesterday they sell the imported meat. …
  • Obama Likely To Make Anti-Muslim Speech Illegal & Punishable

    04/25/2014 8:32:59 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 111 replies
    MrConservative.Com ^ | April 23, 2014
    Bill Killian, a US attorney, claims that anti-Muslim speech violates Muslim’s Constitutional rights. Therefore, he argues, it should be illegal and punishable by law. Killian said, “We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected.” At this time, Obama’s DOJ is working to determine what, exactly, is considered illegal speech against Muslims. Guidelines and specific laws are expected to come soon. Currently, the government is not allowed to prevent speech that is hateful towards a religion, unless a specific threat is made. To prevent speech that is...
  • Islamic Law Is Adopted By British Legal Chiefs [Sharia Law Formally Incorporated]

    03/22/2014 5:07:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 22, 2014 | John Bingham
    Islamic Law Is Adopted By British Legal Chiefs Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalising widows and non-believers By John Bingham 22 Mar 2014 Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills. Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether. The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock –...
  • 'Britain's first and only Muslim drag queen' banned from discussing homosexuality....

    03/14/2014 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    FULL TITLE: 'Britain's first and only Muslim drag queen' banned from discussing homosexuality in BBC 'Free Speech' debate in mosque Muslim drag queen Asifa Lahore is already a prominent figure on the LGBT (lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender) circuit. The British Pakistani drag artist regularly appears on the cabaret and club scene and makes glamorous music videos, often with a comedy edge. However, he raised a serious question at a debate being recorded for BBC Three show Free Speech live at Birmingham Central Mosque, which was: 'When will it be accepted to be gay and Muslim?'
  • Muslim group calls for Islamic standards on all Malaysian Airline flights

    03/11/2014 3:57:27 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/11/2014 | Christian Today
    A lawyers group has called on Malaysian Airlines to introduce Muslim rules on all flights amidst the current crisis the airline is facing over the mysterious disappearance of flight MH370. The Muslim Lawyers Association of Malaysia has urged for Muslim prayer standards to be put into place before flights, as well as for all female flight attendants to be dressed according to Islamic law.
  • Parents fury as pork sausages are banned from the school menu and replaced with halal meat

    03/07/2014 4:10:52 PM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | march 7, 2014 | ben endley
    Parents have condemned a school's decision to ban all pork products from the menu and replace other meats with halal versions. Pupils aged between three and 11 at Brinsworth Manor Infant and Junior Schools in Rotherham - which Ofsted identifies as having only a small number of pupils from minority ethnic groups - will no longer be able to enjoy sausages, bacon or ham. Parents at both schools, which share a site, were told of the decision in a letter from Rotherham Council’s principal catering officer Ron Parry, who wrote that there had been ‘minor adjustments’ to the lunch menu....
  • Minnesota: St. Paul Police Dept bows down, approves police-issued hijab

    03/04/2014 7:11:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    In Somali culture, women don’t strive to become police officers, Kadra Mohamed said. On Saturday morning, Mohamed was recognized as the first Somali-American woman to join the St. Paul Police Department, a move made possible by the department’s announcement that it has approved an option for employees to wear a police-issued hijab. “It’s nerve-wracking in a way,” Mohamed, 21, said of being the first woman of Somali descent in the department. “I want to be a good role model for others, especially Somali women.” Mohamed was recognized at the police’s Western District building during a graduation ceremony for youth who...
  • 19 Islamic words banned for non-Muslims in Brunei

    02/24/2014 1:06:18 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 61 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | 2/23/2014 | The Sun Daily
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Feb 23, 2014): The Brunei government will ban the use of 19 Islamic words, including "Allah" and "masjid", by non-Muslims, according to the Brunei Times today. The ban will take effect from April, the paper said. Under the Syariah Penal Code Order, these words cannot be used with respect to other religions. They are azan; baitullah; Al Quran; Allah; fatwa; Firman Allah; hadith; haji; hukum syara'; ilahi; Ka'bah; kalimah al syahadah; kiblat; masjid; imam; mufti; mu'min; solat; and wali. The Brunei Times quoted Hardifadhillah Mohd Salleh, a senior syariah legal officer of the Islamic Legal Unit as...
  • Muslim leaders issue a fatwa against anyone living on MARS as there is ‘no righteous reason’…

    02/19/2014 11:28:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:00 EST, 19 February 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    A Fatwa has been issued against living on Mars by clerics who say that trying to set up home there would be un-Islamic. The fatwa—or ruling—was issued by the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in the UAE after the Mars One organization announced that it would try and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The committee argued that an attempt to dwell on the planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam. …
  • Panty Protest: Kazakhstan Women Outraged by Lace Underwear Ban

    02/17/2014 7:02:42 AM PST · by workerbee · 37 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/17/14 | Alexander Smith
    Women took to the streets wearing panties on their heads Sunday as they protested new laws banning lace underwear in Kazakhstan. The legislation - which includes provisions covering the required level of moisture absorbtion in the garments - will come into force this summer in Kazakhstan as well as Russia and Belarus, according to the Moscow Times. This sparked the so-called "Panties for the President" demonstrations in the Kazakh capital, Almaty, on Sunday. "It irritates me the most that the authorities want to decide what I should wear," Iryna Davydenko, a bank manager who travels regularly between Kazakhstan, Russia and...
  • Iranian mullah revives death fatwa against Salman Rushdie over Satanic Verses 25 years after issued

    02/17/2014 6:54:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 14:01 EST, 16 February 2014 | Mia de Graaf
    The Iranian clergy has revived Salman Rushdie’s death fatwa 25 years after it was issued over his “blasphemous” Satanic Verses. On February 14, 1989, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called on all Muslims to murder the award-winning author and anyone involved in the publication of his work. This Friday, senior cleric Ahmad Khatami reminded worshipers at the Tehran Friday prayer that the “historical fatwa” is “as fresh as ever”. He added that even if Rushdie repents, it will not affect the sentence. …
  • Mob Attacks More Than a Dozen Gay Men in Nigeria’s Capital

    02/15/2014 1:03:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    new york times ^ | ADAM NOSSITER
    DAKAR, Senegal — A mob attacked gay people in a neighborhood in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, dragging young men from their homes, beating them with nail-studded clubs and whips, and shouting that they were “cleansing the community” of gays, several Nigerian activists and a witness said Saturday. The attack took place late Wednesday night in the Gishiri neighborhood, and one victim was beaten nearly to death, the witness said. Afterward, the mob of about 50 young men dragged four of the victims to a nearby police station, where the police further beat and insulted them, said the witness, who...
  • Boston University Caves to Islamic Supremacist Demands

    02/15/2014 6:44:27 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 32 replies
    Creeping Sharia [blog] ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | creeping
    via OUR LIBRARY CAVED IN :: Reader comments at Daniel Pipes. h/t Atlas Shrugs who writes, “Remember this is Boston, as in the Boston Marathon bombing.” Submitted by Anne (United States), Feb 10, 2014 at 14:00 I work at a university library in Boston, Mass., and books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System, not by title or “importance”. Muslim students (most of them from abroad) told administrators that they were offended because the Koran wasn’t given a place of honor on a top shelf, as dictated by Islamic law and custom. Library staff were then ordered to shift...
  • Turkish judicial purge brings corruption investigation to halt

    01/22/2014 12:15:42 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/2014 | Daren Butler and Nick Tattersall
    Turkey's purge of the judiciary and police has brought a corruption investigation shaking the government to a grinding halt and could undermine confidence in state institutions, senior legal figures and the opposition said on Wednesday. Ninety-six judges and prosecutors were reassigned overnight, the biggest purge of the judiciary since a graft scandal erupted on December 17 with the arrest of businessmen close to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and three ministers' sons. Erdogan has portrayed the corruption inquiry as an attempted "judicial coup" orchestrated by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose network of sympathizers, known locally as "Cemaat" (religious community), hold considerable...
  • Maldives president vetoes marital rape bill as ‘un-Islamic’

    01/20/2014 10:11:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2014 | Vishal Arora | Religion News Service
    Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has refused to ratify a bill that seeks to partially criminalize marital rape, calling it “un-Islamic.” The parliament voted 67-2 last month to limit a husband’s right to have non-consensual sex with his wife. The bill says a husband cannot force his wife to have sex if the couple have filed for divorce, dissolution or mutual separation, and if the intent is to transmit a sexual disease. […] The Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago of about 330,000 people, claims to have a 100 percent Muslim population. Its constitution states that “no law contrary to any tenet...
  • Saudi Religious Cops Tell Women Not to Use Swings (b/w Restaurants Shut Over Gender-Mixing)

    01/16/2014 6:29:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police entered a public park in the Gulf Kingdom and told women to stop using swings, an act that drew applause and criticism by viewers of a picture showing the men warning some women at the swings. The picture went viral on social networks in Saudi Arabia before it was published by newspapers showing two men from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice warning women against using the swings. “Some viewers of the picture supported the move by the Commission members on the grounds women using the swing could encourage men...
  • Maid Held in Saudi for Sorcery

    10/26/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, October 26, 2013
    Accused of casting magic spell on family of 18Saudi Arabia’s feared religious police arrested an Indonesian housemaid on charges of casting a magic spell on a family of 18 members. Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice seized the maid after she was reported by her employers in the central town of Al Rass. A search of the house resulted in finding beads, threads, needles, amulets and other magic items hidden by the unnamed maid in various parts of the employer’s house. “The maid was accused of casting a magic spell on the 18...
  • Stoning, Flogging and Severing of Limbs to Be Introduced in Brunei

    10/22/2013 2:48:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 22 replies
    AFP via Time ^ | Oct. 22, 2013 | Per Liljas
    Laws to apply to the Sultanate's majority Muslim population The Sultan of Brunei announced on Tuesday the gradual introduction of harsh Islamic punishments, such as death by stoning for adulterers, severing of limbs for theft and flogging for a wide range of crimes including abortion and consumption of alcohol.
  • U.S. Marines training al-Qaeda-linked Syrian jihadists in Saudi Arabia

    10/20/2013 12:58:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    JW ^ | October 17 ., 2013
    Twelve years after 9/11, the U.S. has changed sides. The Long War Journal reported on June 29 that the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, which is “al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria,” has “cooperated with Free Syrian Army units to establish sharia, or Islamic law, in Aleppo and in eastern Syria.” What is the Free Syrian Army? The "moderates" whom we are training and to whom we are giving weapons: “the US government is backing the Free Syrian Army despite the group’s known ties to the Al Nusrah Front.” "Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi...
  • Turkey Lifts Generations-Old Ban on Islamic Head Scarf

    10/08/2013 10:52:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 8, 2013
    Turkey lifted a ban on women wearing the Islamic head scarf in state institutions on Tuesday, ending a generations-old restriction as part of a package of reforms the government says are meant to improve democracy. The ban, whose roots date back almost 90 years to the early days of the Turkish Republic, has kept many women from joining the public work force, but secularists see its abolition as evidence of the government pushing an Islamic agenda. The new rules, which will not apply to the judiciary or the military, were published in the Official Gazette and take immediate effect in...
  • GOP’s latest shutdown scheme “disgusting,” Ellison tells Salon

    10/02/2013 2:14:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    salon.com ^ | October 02, 2013 | Josh Eidelson
    In an interview with Salon late Tuesday, congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minn., co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, slammed as “disgusting” the GOP’s plan of “passing these piecemeal things” protecting certain high-profile programs while allowing the government shutdown to continue. “It reminds me of that time we voted … [that] people who fly every day, they get to skip the sequester, but kids on Headstart don’t,” Ellison said. “It’s wrong. So Republicans are right now calculating, you know, which shutdown elements are going to give bad press … they want to try to trick the press into thinking that this is...
  • Phony fatwa? Group claims Iranian anti-nuke edict cited by Obama a hoax

    09/30/2013 7:27:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Sept 30, 2012 | FoxNews
    On Friday, Obama cited a “fatwa,” or religious edict, from Iran’s all-powerful Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, banning the pursuit of nuclear weapons. "I do believe that there is a basis for a resolution [because] Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons,” Obama told reporters. “There is no such fatwa. It is a lie from the Iranians, a deception, and it is tragic that President Obama has endorsed it,” MEMRI Founder and President Yigal Carmon told FoxNews.com.
  • North Carolina becomes 7th state to ban Muslim Sharia law

    09/18/2013 9:52:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Aug. 31 2013 | Matthew Brown
    North Carolina has become the seventh state to prohibit state judges from considering Islamic law in family cases, joining what critics say is a national anti-Muslim campaign. ... North Carolina now joins Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Tennessee, according to Religion News Service, in banning Islamic Sharia law. A constitutional amendment seeking the same change in Alabama will be on the 2014 ballot. In Missouri, the governor vetoed an anti-Sharia bill because of its potential impact on international adoptions. But the law in Oklahoma was struck down in court as unconstitutional,
  • Wellington Man Accused of Imprisoning Wife for Three Years

    07/18/2013 12:02:27 PM PDT · by liberalh8ter · 15 replies
    A 42-year-old Wellington man is in the county jail today after his wife told police that he beat her with a television remote and a cable, and that she hadn’t been allowed out of their home in three years. Qasem Alabed faces charges of aggravated battery-causing bodily harm or disability and aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. He was arrested Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. The 30-year-old victim met with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies at Wellington’s City Hall at 12300 Forest Hill Blvd. Wednesday to report that her husband beat her with the remote control and the cable, according to...