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  • Jihadist snouts still in public trough ( Australia )

    02/28/2015 7:58:55 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    News au ^ | February 23, 2015
    NOT a single welfare payment has been cancelled for terrorist recruits leaving Australia for the Middle East, or those merely deemed a national security threat, since new laws were enacted last October to crack down on the so-called welfare warriors. The Daily Telegraph revealed at the weekend that 96 per cent of the junior ­jihadis who snuck out of the country before last September had been on some form of welfare payment, prompting the introduction of new laws to stop it. ... Subsequent inquiries, however, have revealed that the new laws have yet to be used, despite some 40 more...
  • Donors Pledge $5.4 Billion for Gaza, Says Norway FM

    10/12/2014 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14
    International envoys pledged about $5.4 billion in aid for the Gaza Strip at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday, Norway's foreign minister said. "The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the Cairo conference which Norway co-hosted. Half of the pledges will go for reconstruction and the rest as unspecified aid to the Palestinians, he said. The donors "committed themselves to start disbursing their assistance as soon as possible," Brende said. The conference aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a July-August war between Israel and...
  • Hamas: More War Unless Int'l Community Pressures Israel

    10/12/2014 3:53:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The same "conditions" that "provoked" Hamas into waging a war on millions of Israeli civilians still apply, spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri claimed Saturday night. "The conditions for the situation in Gaza exploding still exist," Abu Zuhri stated to Al-Jazeera. "On the contrary, they are even tougher now than they were before the Israeli aggression in Gaza." Abu Zuhri then made some veiled threats to the international community, urging them to put pressure on Israel. "If the international community wishes that the situation will not blow up again, it must step in and resolve the situation and handle it through a...
  • French Hostage in Algeria Is Beheaded in New Video

    09/24/2014 10:25:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies ^ | 9/24/2014 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHISEPT
    A French tourist captured in North Africa by a group aligned with the Islamic State is seen beheaded in a video circulated on Wednesday, according to SITE Intelligence, which tracks jihadist groups. The Frenchman — Hervé Gourdel, a 55-year-old mountaineering guide from Nice — was abducted in Algeria on Sunday by the terrorist group, known as Jund al-Khilafah. Mr. Gourdel had arrived only a day before on a trip to go hiking in Algeria’s northern mountains.
  • Islamic State appropriates all Christian, Shiite business assets

    09/22/2014 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | September 22, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The Christians owe that money to the Muslims: “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” (9:29)
  • Baghdad Patriarch Tells Pope that the Iraqi Christian Tragedy is Rooted in Superpowers' Selfishness

    08/06/2014 6:22:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 8/5/14
    In a letter to Pope Francis, eastern patriarchs and the presidents of bishops' conferences around the world, Mar Sako calls on the international community to come to grips with the situation and take "concrete actions". The survival of the Christian minority is at stake and a strong stance is needed, even by Muslims. He appeals for help and solidarity.Baghdad (AsiaNews) - The international community and the world's superpowers must realise the need for "concrete actions of solidarity" for Iraqi Christians because the "very survival" of the minority in the country and in middle East is at stake, said Raphael Louis...
  • Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror

    07/30/2014 7:00:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/14 | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI
    BAMAKO, Mali — The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros. The German official charged with delivering this cargo arrived here aboard a nearly empty military plane and was whisked away to a secret meeting with the president of Mali, who had offered Europe a face-saving solution to a vexing problem.
  • Iraq's second city "free of Christians" (Ethnic Cleansing)

    07/21/2014 5:10:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    CBN ^ | 20 Jul 14 | Stan Jeter
    Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity. Islamic extremists who now control the city gave Christians until midday Saturday to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. According to MidEast Christian News, the IS rulers ordered hospitals to dismiss Christian doctors and female employees. The report says extremists also marked the houses of Christians as "Property of the Islamic State". By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State expired, most Christians were gone. Mosul, where Christianity has existed for nearly 2,000 years,...
  • Lloyds Drops Overdraft Fee on Islamic Accounts [UK]

    05/20/2014 11:24:15 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4/25/14 | Keith Perry
    Bank accused of discrimination after telling Muslims they would escape overdraft charge of up to £80 a month Lloyds Bank has been accused of religious discrimination after offering free overdraft accounts to Muslims. The bank sent customers a booklet this month explaining new charges. While many will have to pay up to £80 a month if they go into the red, Muslims were told they would escape the charges. The document said: “We are removing the monthly overdraft management fee of £6 from our Islamic Account, Islamic Student Account and Islamic Graduate Account. So, if you use an unplanned overdraft...
  • Hamas Lawmaker: Koran Says We Must Massacre Jews

    03/24/2014 12:47:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 3/24/2014, 6:15 AM | Elad Benari
    A lawmaker from Hamas recently called for a “massacre” of Jews, explaining that Koran indicates that this must be done. In a televised address the lawmaker, Yunis Al-Astal, also said that Jews must be forced to pay the “jizya” tax, which under the strict Islamic Sharia doctrine, non-Muslims living under Muslim sovereignty must pay in return for the ruler’s protection. Jihadist rebels who have taken control of areas in Syria have imposed such a tax on Christian minorities. …
  • Syrian Christians sign treaty of submission to Islamists

    03/01/2014 10:50:03 AM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 27, 2014 | Elhanan Miller
    Christian leaders in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, captured by an organization formerly affiliated with al-Qaeda, have signed a submission document this week banning them from practicing Christianity in public in return for protection by their Islamist rulers. The document, dated Sunday and disseminated through Islamist Twitter accounts, states that the Christian community in the province of Raqqa, captured last March by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), was recently given three options: to convert to Islam; to remain Christian but pledge submission to Islam; or to “face the sword.” They opted for the second of...
  • Iran Praises President Obama's Respectful Tone

    09/28/2013 9:59:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Sep 2013 | John Semmens
    President Obama's recent speech to the UN received praise from Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi. “It's respectful tone was an important step toward improving relations between our two countries,” Sarmadi said. The next step would be “the payment of the jizya,” Sarmadi added. “The US aid to the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Shabaab, and al-Qaeda is encouraging, but its ad hoc nature suggests that the US may consider it optional. As the Quran instructs, the payments must be regular and permanent. The payer must also feel himself subdued. It is plausible that President Obama himself may feel subdued, but it is...
  • #3834 - ...Social Welfare, ...Is Jizya

    05/18/2013 2:58:52 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 19/4/13 | Mujahid Busify

    04/22/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT · by shortstop · 22 replies ^ | 04/22/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Spare me the lectures. This isn’t about our attitudes toward Muslims, it’s about their attitudes toward us. Every time there is a Muslim attack against Americans, here or abroad, it unleashes another session of sensitivity training. It started Friday night when the president told us not to judge groups of people, and when the television anchors asked in wide-eyed bewilderment what the possible motive for last week’s terrorist attack could be. Well, if they don’t know, they’re the only ones. Some will pretend otherwise, but they will only be pretending. We don’t need another interfaith service with a prayer by...
  • Jizya in the Homeland: City of Boston gave ‘subsidy’ to jihad bombing suspects’ radical mosque

    04/19/2013 11:27:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Taxpayers are funding many of these hotbeds of jihad activity. Mosque monitoring is a national security issue. City of Boston gave ‘subsidy’ to bombing suspects’ radical mosque Daily Caller (thanks to Andrew Bostom) Suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended a Massachusetts mosque that made a controversial deal with a Boston city agency that allowed it to buy land at a lower-than-market price in exchange for various token services to the Boston community, despite the mosque’s links to some radical anti-American figures The 19-year-old Tsarnaev attended mosque at the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Daily Caller...
  • Egyptian Cleric Dr. Khaled Said: U.S. Aid to Egypt Constitutes Jizya Tax

    03/30/2013 11:24:44 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 3-17-13 | Al-Hafez TV (Saudi Arabia/Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Dr. Khaled Said, which aired on Al-Hafez TV (via the Internet) on March 17, 2013. Khaled Said: If the revolution declares a framework for dealing with the West and America – they will accept it, kiss our hands, and double the aid they give us. We consider this aid to be jizya [poll tax], not regular aid. Interviewer: Is this the rhetoric of the revolution? Khaled Said: It certainly is. Interviewer: The aid the Americans give us is the jizya tax they have to pay? Khaled Said: Yes, it is. They...
  • Cleric Calls American Aid to Egypt Tribute

    03/28/2013 11:34:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 28, 2013 3:23 pm | Adam Kredo
    Egyptian cleric says American aid is a mandatory tax A prominent Egyptian cleric said U.S. aid to Egypt is a mandatory tribute that America must pay to honor the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian revolution. This taxpayer aid constitutes a “poll tax” that America must pay to placate the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Khaled Said, a cleric who serves as the official spokesman for the country’s Salafi Front, an extremist political party that has called for Islamic law in Egypt.
  • Muslim Cleric Calls U.S. Aid to Egypt ‘Jizya’

    03/19/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies ^ | March 19, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    As earlier suggested, the wonderful thing about Salafis—those extra “radical” Muslims who seek to emulate as literally as possible prophet Muhammad’s teachings and habits—is that they are so unabashed and frank about what they believe. Such is the degree of brainwashing that they have undergone. Unlike the Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded much earlier, doublespeak is not second nature to the Salafis. The most recent example comes from Al Hafiz TV, an Egyptian Islamic station. During a roundtable discussion on the U.S. and foreign aid to Egypt, an Islamic cleric, clearly of the Salafi bent—he had their trademark mustache-less-beard—insisted that...
  • Syria: Rebel Prisoners On Their Religious War

    12/10/2012 1:21:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/8/12 | Tim Marshall
    Sky's Tim Marshall gains rare access to a prison where he finds evidence that international jihadists are operating in Syria.Interviewing people who, under different circumstances, might kill you is a strange experience. To the soundtrack of multiple rocket launchers and small arms fire, I met six men who the Syrian authorities told us were jihadist rebel fighters captured by the army. We were in a Ministry of Interior prison near Damascus in an area now close to the front lines. The men, four Syrian, an Iraqi, and a Turk, said they had indeed been in the jihadist movement fighting President...
  • Christians Should "Convert, Pay Tribute, or Leave," Says Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Candidate?

    05/30/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies ^ | 30MAY12 | Raymond Ibrahim
    "They need to know that conquest is coming, that Egypt will be Islamic, and that they must pay jizya or emigrate," Morsi reportedly said. According to the popular Egyptian website, El Bashayer, Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate, just declared that he will "achieve the Islamic conquest (fath) of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam, or else pay the jizya," the additional Islamic tax, or financial tribute, required of non-Muslims, or financial tribute. In a brief report written by Samuel al-Ashay and published by El Bashayer on May 27, Morsi allegedly made these...
  • Syrian opposition army imposes Islamic tax on Christians in Homs (Islamic apartheid)

    04/10/2012 4:19:15 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Al-Haqiqah ; Al-Faruq Battalion, which is affiliated with the opposition Free Syrian Army (FSA), is imposing Jizyah (an extra tax imposed on non-Muslims living under Muslim rule) on Christians in Homs Governorate
  • Ignoring the Call to Islam Will Bring Jihad

    01/06/2012 7:06:13 AM PST · by bayouranger · 13 replies ^ | 1-4-12 | Clare M. Lopez
    ‘Conquest through Da’wa [proselytizing] that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da’wa.’ -- Yousef al-Qaradawi , Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader The Arabic word ‘Da’wa’ means the “call to Islam.” But do not think that Da’wa is the same thing as an invitation to an optional holiday event. The classical Islamic doctrine of jihad mandates that enemies must be given the opportunity to convert to Islam or pay the jizya tax before it is permissible to attack them. This obligation is compulsory because it is written in the Qur’an...
  • Coptic (Catholic) priest: We will resist reimposition of jizya to the point of martyrdom

    01/02/2012 3:19:30 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | January 2, 2012
    "Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." -- Qur'an 9:29 And it may well come to that. "Yohanna Qulta, Deputy Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church in Egypt: If the Salafis Come to Power and Instate the Jizya Poll Tax, We Will Oppose This to the Point of Martyrdom," from MEMRI, December 10, 2011 (thanks...
  • Baghdad: some Christians reduced to dhimmitude

    12/19/2011 3:05:15 PM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies ^ | 12-12-11 | Not Listed
    The Latin Rite archbishop of Baghdad says that some Christians have been reduced to dhimmitude and are being forced to pay the jizya, a special tax that permits them to practice their faith. Christians are “helplessly witnessing crime, mafia, or militia,” says Archbishop Jean Benjamin Sleiman, who told Aid to the Church in Need that Christmas Mass will be “celebrated during the day, for safety reasons. It will be a Christmas between fear and sturdy faith.” The prelate called upon the international community to support Iraq’s government “so that Iraq once again becomes a [place of] rule of law.”
  • The Specter of Jizya Returns to Egypt

    12/18/2011 12:50:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    ME Forum ^ | 12/18/11 | Raymond Ibrahim
    In Egypt, calls for jizya—the tribute doctrinally demanded and historically collected from conquered infidels—are increasing day by day, by those who wish to be true to the words of Koran 9:29: Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor forbid that which Allah and his Messenger have forbidden, nor follow the religion of truth [Islam], from the People of the Book [Christians and Jews], until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves utterly subdued. Accordingly, days ago, Ahmed Imran—a candidate of Egypt's Salafi party, the "Party of Light," which won some 20% of...
  • Egypt’s PM says economy ‘worse than anyone can imagine’

    12/13/2011 2:00:27 PM PST · by bayouranger · 29 replies ^ | 12-11-11 | Not Listed
    Egypt’s new interim prime minister broke into tears in front of journalists on Sunday as he spoke about the state of the country’s economy, saying it was “worse than anyone imagines.” Egypt’s transition in the months since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster has been rocky, with protests against the military council leading the process, an increase in crime and the battering of the tourism industry that was once a pillar of the economy. Kamal el-Ganzouri, the third temporary prime minister since Mubarak’s ouster in February, said his priorities were the restoration of security and economic progress. At one point in his news...
  • Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany...'Jizya'

    12/13/2011 9:27:56 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies ^ | 12-12-11 | memri
    Bookmark and Share Text Size A | A | A December 12, 2011 Special Dispatch No.4354 Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of Jordan's Tahrir Party Discusses Jihad Against Germany, Pledges to Impose 'Jizya' Poll Tax on Non-Muslims, and Vows to Annihilate Israel Following are excerpts from an interview with Sheikh Ahmad Abu Quddum of the Tahrir Party in Jordan, which aired on JoSat TV on December 8, 2011. JoSat, a private Jordanian channel, is owned by businessman Riyadh Al-Huroub. His wife, Rula Al-Huroub, is the moderator on this show. Sheikh Ahmad Abu Al-Quddum is a leader of the Tahrir party in...
  • Egyptian Parliamentary Candidate: Jizya Is Only Half a Dinar, and It's Taken from

    12/09/2011 12:50:54 PM PST · by bayouranger · 25 replies ^ | 12-03-11 | translatingjihad
    This is from the salafi Nour Party, which apparently will be forming part of the majority coalition in the new Egyptian parliament. The votes haven't even all been counted yet, and already they're talking about implementing Islamic law to discriminate against Christians. This shouldn't be a surprise to anybody, as the candidate himself expresses below--it's not like these guys just "fell from the sky." We know who they are, and all along both the salafis and the Brotherhood have been very clear on the fact that they want Islamic law. Those of us with our eyes open know what that...
  • We Shouldn’t Fear Muslim Brotherhood, Carter Says

    02/20/2011 12:49:11 PM PST · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Former US President Jimmy Carter sought to reassure everyone that “the Muslim Brotherhood is not a group we should be afraid of. From my dealings with some of their representatives I can assure you that they are pious and devout people who only want to promulgate their faith as instructed by their holy book—the Quran.” That the Quran commands Muslims to offer nonbelievers the options of conversion, second-class citizenship, or death didn’t faze the ex-president. “Each faith has its own path,” Carter instructed. “The Muslim obligation to make war for Islam and the Christian belief in ‘turning the other cheek’...
  • Is ObamaCare - America's first Islamic Tax (jizya) on non-muslims? Sure looks like it.

    08/23/2010 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 29 replies
    Vanity | 8-23-2010 | Frantzie
    The jizya is a tax paid by non-muslims in a muslim controlled state. Muslims are exempt from this tax on non-muslims or dhimini or second class citizens.
  • Vanity: Is Imam ObamCare the first Jizya tax on non-muslims in the USA?

    08/20/2010 4:01:32 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 29 replies
    Vanity | 8-20-2010 | Frantzie
    Jizya is a per capita tax levied on a section of an Islamic state's non-Muslim citizens, who meet certain criteria.
  • The Tolerant Pose (of Islam)

    08/17/2010 3:39:46 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies
    Intolerance is not just part of al-Qaeda, it is part of Islam Non-Muslims are barred from entering the cities of Mecca and Medina — not merely barred from building synagogues or churches, but barred, period, because their infidel feet are deemed unfit to touch the ground. This is not an al-Qaeda principle. Nor is it an “Islamist” principle. It is Islam, pure and simple. “Truly the pagans are unclean,” instructs the Koran’s Sura 9:28, “so let them not . . . approach the Sacred Mosque.” This injunction — and there are plenty of similar ones in Islam’s scriptures — is...
  • U.S. Pays For Muslims’ Special Islamic Meals (Meals on Wheels)

    02/24/2010 4:13:05 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies · 648+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 02/24/2010 | Judicial Watch
    In the Obama Administration’s latest effort to appease Muslims, the U.S. government will begin delivering special meals, prepared according to Islamic law, to home-bound seniors in a city known for its thriving Muslim population. The government-funded Meals on Wheels program, designed to feed disabled seniors who are confined to their homes and unable to make their own food, will begin offering halal cuisine this month in Detroit’s Wayne County, which is home to the nation’s most concentrated Muslim population. American tax dollars will pay a special company to make the so-called halal meals, which are prepared according to Islamic teachings....
  • ( Dutch ) Municipality Pays Moroccans in Exchange for Peace

    02/18/2010 8:46:41 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 443+ views
    NIS news ^ | 17/02/10 -
    Gouda local council has given criminal Moroccan teenagers money to stop causing trouble. "We wanted to prevent matters from escalating further," said the council yesterday. Some dozens of young Moroccans waylaid and robbed passers-by in December. They were 'bought off' by the municipality to keep them off the street around New Year's Eve. They received a combined 2,250 euros, shoved into an envelope... Gouda has confirmed that it paid the troublemakers. .. the money was handed over in cash...

    10/26/2009 9:26:01 AM PDT · by Psion · 11 replies · 818+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | October 24, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    HEARTLESS INSANITY! WHILE AMERICANS GO HUNGRY Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world. The White House said the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had issued a call for proposals for the fund, which will provide financing of between 25 and 150 million dollars for selected projects and funds. The Global Technology and Innovation Fund will "catalyze and facilitate private sector investments" throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa,...
  • Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund

    10/26/2009 7:38:42 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 19 replies · 760+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2009 | breitbart
    The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world. The White House said the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had issued a call for proposals for the fund, which will provide financing of between 25 and 150 million dollars for selected projects and funds. The Global Technology and Innovation Fund will "catalyze and facilitate private sector investments" throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, the White House said in a statement. Eligible projects would advance economic opportunity and create...
  • Pakistan: Muslims tell Christians to convert to Islam, pay the jizya, or die

    06/12/2009 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 815+ views
    SNIPPET: ""Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." -- Qur'an 9:29 "Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war...When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of...
  • Pakistani Catholic leaders come out against the Taliban and the imposition of the jizya

    06/05/2009 8:39:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Asia News ^ | 6/5/2009 | Qaiser Felix
    Tax on non-Muslims is a threat that violates basic human rights. In tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan more than 700 non-Muslim families are persecuted and forced to pay. Federal Religious Minorities minister strongly condemns the tax, pledges help for the victims. Lahore (AsiaNews) – The National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) has condemned the imposition of the Jizya, the poll tax for non-Muslims, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) on the border with Afghanistan because of its discriminatory nature and because it constitutes a direct threat to basic human rights. Mgr John Saldanha, archbishop of Lahore,...
  • Israel Ships Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to Gaza

    01/25/2009 6:59:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 522+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1-25-09 | Yehudah Kay and Hana Levi Julian
    by ( Israel has resumed shipments of produce to Gaza, according to the Israeli Agricultural Association, which explained in a statement Sunday that produce shipped to the region will gradually increase as long as quiet prevails in southern Israel. Israel and Hamas both began a renewed, albeit fragile, ceasefire, one week ago. As of now, the Ministry of Defense has permitted the transfer of ten trucks of produce a day carrying 200 tons of bananas, persimmons, and apples. Produce growers hope that the shipments will increase soon to 15 trucks. The CEO of the Fruit Growers Association, Ilan Eshel, explained...
  • Israel to allow some cash into Gaza

    12/10/2008 1:43:09 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 219+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/10/08 | Staff
    Israel authorised on Wednesday the transfer of 25 million dollars into Gaza to pay wages of civil servants amid warnings that the liquidity crisis could bring down the besieged territory's banks. But the sum fell short of the 250 million shekels (63 million dollars, 49 million euros) that Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad said were necessary to pay Palestinian Authority employees. Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak authorised the transfer of 100 million shekels (25 million dollars) from banks in the occupied West Bank to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, his office said. The transfer was to come following a "personal request"...
  • Pay money

    11/07/2008 6:48:17 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 292+ views
    World Mag ^ | November 15, 2008 | Mindy Belz
    MOSUL, Iraq—Odisho Yousif's job every two weeks or so was to take money raised on behalf of church families, people victimized by violence, kidnapping, or persecution mostly in Baghdad, and deliver it to them or their church. Almost since the war began, Iraqis living in the United States and elsewhere in the diaspora, as well as Iraqis with secure livelihoods in the north, became a kind of life support system. When a family lost its grocery store due to a bombing, or a relative had to raise ransom after a kidnapping, the support system kicked in. Yousif, 61, a lay...
  • The Second Amendment and Islamic law

    07/02/2008 6:22:31 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 4 replies · 53+ views ^ | 2 July 2008 | Robert Spencer
    The Second Amendment and Islamic lawby Robert Spencer  Posted 07/02/2008 ET The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Second Amendment comes just as it has been revealed that in Iraq, Islamic jihadists have been forcing the Christians remaining in the country to pay jizya -- the tax mandated in the Qur’an for non-Muslims who live under Islamic rule. And in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province, the Taliban has been enforcing Islamic Sharia law by waving automatic weapons, forcing music stores to close down at the point of a gun (music is forbidden in Islamic law). Maybe if Iraq and Afghanistan had the...
  • The Second Amendment and Islamic law

    07/02/2008 4:32:08 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 18 replies · 180+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 7-2-08 | Robert Spencer
    The Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Second Amendment comes just as it has been revealed that in Iraq, Islamic jihadists have been forcing the Christians remaining in the country to pay jizya – the tax mandated in the Qur’an for non-Muslims who live under Islamic rule. And in Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province, the Taliban has been enforcing Islamic Sharia law by waving automatic weapons, forcing music stores to close down at the point of a gun (music is forbidden in Islamic law).
  • UN Says Islam Should Not Be Blamed for Terrorism

    11/27/2007 2:58:47 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 260+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 24 Nov 2007 | John Semmens
    The United Nations’ “Terrorism: Dimensions, Threats and Countermeasures” conference in Tunis concluded that Islam should not be blamed for terror carried out in its name. “The UN did not blame communism for the Soviet gulags or the genocide in Cambodia,” observed conference chairman Abdullah al-Ibi of Saudi Arabia. “Yet, one can find language in the sacred manifestos written by its founder that could be interpreted as granting license for murder and mayhem. If communism gets a pass, so must Islam.” Ibi suggested that “attempts to point the finger of blame will be self-defeating” and that the West “would be better...
  • CONFLICT IN IRAQ Christians facing new threats

    06/09/2007 10:28:30 AM PDT · by John Philoponus · 324+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sat, Jun. 09, 2007 | HANNAH ALLAM
    Insurgents are telling Baghdad's Christians to meet their demands or pack up and leave. BY HANNAH ALLAM McClatchy News Service BAGHDAD -- AND LEILA FADEL An al Qaeda-affiliated insurgent group is giving Christians in Baghdad a stark set of options: Convert to Islam, marry your daughters to our fighters, pay an Islamic tax or leave with only the clothes on your back. A U.S. military official said American forces became aware of the threats only last month and now have erected barriers around the largest Christian enclave in Baghdad's Dora neighborhood in an effort to protect its residents. Christians in...
  • More on Muslims Forcing Christian Assyrians in Baghdad to Pay 'Protection Tax'

    04/19/2007 7:13:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 420+ views
    More on Muslims Forcing Christian Assyrians in Baghdad to Pay 'Protection Tax' Posted GMT 4-17-2007 15:53:13 (AINA) -- On 3-18-2007 AINA reported that Muslims were forcing the Christian Assyrians in the Dora Neighborhood of Baghdad to pay the jizya, the 'Protection Tax' demanded from Christians and Jews by Islamic law. AINA has obtained testimony from two residents of Dora and an observer. All names are withheld to protect the safety of the individuals. Baghdad Observer: Elements of Al-Qaeda have moved into Dora from Anbar. No security forces are to be seen there, it seems to be abandoned by both Iraqi...
  • Muslims Forcing Christian Assyrians in Baghdad Neighborhood to Pay 'Protection Tax'

    03/19/2007 10:18:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies · 630+ views
    Muslims in the Dora neighborhood of Iraq are forcing Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) to pay the jizya, the poll tax demanded by the Koran which all Christians and Jews must pay in exchange for being allowed to live and practice their faith as well as being entitled to 'Muslim protection' from outside aggression. At least two cases have been reported to a government employee -- who wishes to remain anonymous -- in which the Christian Assyrian wives were instructed to go to a certain mosque and pay, which they did out of fear. The stated reason for...
  • What Thomas Jefferson learned from the Muslim book of jihad

    01/17/2007 12:27:51 PM PST · by Hennible Cobb · 24 replies · 1,436+ views
    U. S. Veteran Dispatch ^ | January, 2007 | Ted Sampley
    Democrat Keith Ellison is now officially the first Muslim United States congressman. True to his pledge, he placed his hand on the Quran, the Muslim book of jihad and pledged his allegiance to the United States during his ceremonial swearing-in. Capitol Hill staff said Ellison's swearing-in photo opportunity drew more media than they had ever seen in the history of the U.S. House. Ellison represents the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. The Quran Ellison used was no ordinary book. It once belonged to Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and one of America's founding fathers. Ellison borrowed it...
  • Israel must 'pay' for calm, say Hamas, Islamic Jihad

    01/26/2005 10:24:20 AM PST · by Alouette · 31 replies · 652+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 26, 2005 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Ending days of speculation about whether they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad on Tuesday denied that they would halt terrorist attacks "without making Israel pay a price." Hamas leader, Khaled Mashaal, the Syria-based head of the movement's political bureau, said there would be no discussion of a truce before the Palestinians test Israel's intentions and receive assurances from the international community that Israel would halt its attacks on the Palestinians. He described the recent talks between Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas as "positive." "We agreed that the...