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  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam’s message

    09/03/2015 12:45:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2015 2:02 AM EDT | Rasha Madkour
    Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad. The New York-based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 new billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: “Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights” and “Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence.” Also listed are a website and a phone number people can call for more information. They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin,...
  • Is the Truth About Islam in Vogue?

    08/31/2015 2:34:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | August 28, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    (www.teenvogue.com) A common assumption in our society, especially among the educated classes, is that ignorance—of a religion, culture, or race—invariably begets hatred and prejudice. A corresponding assumption is that the more you understand the other, the less you will fear him. Of course, this notion can be easily debunked by pointing out that German Jews who understood what Nazism was all about had good reason to fear the Nazis. Likewise, Southern blacks who understood the true nature of the Ku Klux Klan were justifiably on their guard against the Klan. Ignorance can breed unwarranted fear, but sometimes ignorance can...
  • What is the Koran?

    11/20/2002 3:13:18 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies · 6,190+ views
    atlantic monthly ^ | J A N U A R Y 1 9 9 9 | Toby Lester
    J A N U A R Y   1 9 9 9Researchers with a variety of academic and theological interests are proposing controversial theories about the Koran and Islamic history, and are striving to reinterpret Islam for the modern world. This is, as one scholar puts it, a "sensitive business" by Toby Lester (The online version of this article appears in three parts. Click here to go to part two. Click here to go to part three.) N 1972, during the restoration of the Great Mosque of Sana'a, in Yemen, laborers working in a loft between the structure's inner and...
  • A scholar in the desert {Hagarism: the origins of Islam} - Patricia Crone

    08/07/2015 12:18:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    The Economist ^ | 1 August 2015 | the Economist
    ISLAM arose with remarkable speed and mystery. Patricia Crone’s well-stocked mind, clear prose and unflinching intellectual honesty were devoted to explaining why. She had little time for Islam’s own accounts of its origins: “debris” as far as historians were concerned, and hopelessly inconsistent. Far better, she reckoned, to fill the gap with contemporary sources and knowledge of other cultures, from messianic Maoris to Icelanders. That required both personal and intellectual bravery. The central beliefs of Islam, such as the way the Koran took shape, the life of Muhammad and Islam’s relations with other religions, are sensitive subjects. Outside scrutiny can...
  • HOW THE ISLAMIC WORLD WAS FORGED: AN EXERCISE IN COMMON SENSE

    08/31/2015 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/31/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world?   Early historical sources—both Muslim and non-Muslim—make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the “winning team” to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the “losing team.” Modern day Muslims and other apologists—primarily in academia, government, and mainstream media—reject...
  • Oldest Koran ‘Destabilises’ Islamic History, Scientists Say It Pre-dates Mohammed

    08/31/2015 11:22:54 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 31, 2015 | by Nick Hallett
    Fragments of an early Koran found in a Birmingham library may rewrite Islamic history after carbon dating revealed they could be older than Mohammed.
  • PEDOPHILE IMAM STILL PREACHING IN FLORIDA MOSQUE

    08/23/2015 5:19:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 23, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    If it was good enough for Mohammed, why be surprised that it's also good enough for a Florida mosque. Helmi Agha, 40, was executive director of the American Muslim Youth Leadership Council when he was arrested in March and accused inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl who attended events at the center. He faced 12 counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, though four of those have since been dropped. Agha, also known as Imam Abufarah, was born in Saudi Arabia to a Palestinian family and is not a U.S. citizen. When he was released on bond from Osceola County Jail, he...
  • The Truth about Mohammed [Joshua 24]

    08/19/2015 9:13:37 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 8/19/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    ISIS, which already has maps of the parts of the world it would like to conquer, is turning its attention to space. Its supporters have found Mohammed’s name on the planet Pluto and are demanding that the frozen world on the fringes of the solar system be renamed "The Moon of Mohammed". Considering that Pluto was the Roman god of the underworld (not to be confused with the Disney dog), naming the abyssal dwarf planet after Mohammed might almost be appropriate. Christians identified Pluto with Satan. Pluto is cold rather than hot, but like the Islamic State, it’s nowhere you...
  • MY NEW MAGAZINE..Out Now!!! Exclusive to Free Republic

    08/18/2015 5:59:29 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | August 17, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    Available Now on Scamazon.com..I think
  • Britain’s most popular baby boy's name? Muhammad, survey claims ~ Data blog: Is Muhammad really the

    08/18/2015 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 1, 2014 | Staff
    Muhammad has become the most popular name for baby boys in the UK, the website BabyCentre has claimed. While Arabic names are on the rise, TV shows such as Game Of Thrones have also inspired names for the next generation. The list of the top 100 baby names of 2014 showed Muhammad has risen 27 places from last year to claim the number one spot for boys. The baby names chart ranks the names chosen by 56,157 BabyCentre.co.uk members who gave birth in 2014. There is a surge in Arabic names generally, with Nur a new entry in the girls’...
  • Blaise Pascal on "MAHOMET"

    07/20/2015 4:48:44 PM PDT · by avenir · 14 replies
    Public Domain ^ | 1670 (?) | Blaise Pascal
    595—Mahomet was without authority. His reasons, then, should have been very strong, having only their own force. What does he say, then, that we must believe him? 596—The Psalms are chanted throughout the whole world. Who renders testimony to Mahomet? Himself. Jesus Christ desires His own testimony to be as nothing. The quality of witnesses necessitates their existence always and everywhere; and he, miserable creature, is alone. 597—Against Mahomet.--The Koran is not more of Mahomet than the Gospel is of Saint Matthew, for it is cited by many authors from age to age. Even its very enemies, Celsus and Porphyry,...
  • .Hutchinson Orders Adjutant General To Arm Full-Time Military Personnel (ARK)

    07/18/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 17 JUL 15 1700hrs | Curtis Lanning and Dillon Thomas
    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – Following the shooting death of four Marines in Chattanooga, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has authorized Arkansas National Guard Adjutant General Mark Berry to arm full-time military personnel. The governor also ordered the Arkansas flag to be flown at half-staff on Monday (July 20), according to a news release. “Our hearts break at the news of another senseless act of violence and terror, this time out of Chattanooga,” Governor Hutchinson said. “Our prayers go out to all the families of the victims, especially the family of Staff Sgt. David Wyatt of Russellville, one of Arkansas’s own.” He continued, “I...
  • Congressman Gohmert Reads My Article on Islamic Racism in Congress (Greenfield aka Sultan Knish)

    07/14/2015 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | July 10, 3015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In 2015, slavery is no longer freedom, but it certainly is tolerance. Congressman Louie Gohmert read a portion of my article "Pull Down the Slaver Flags of Islam" on the floor of Congress which addresses the hypocrisy of censoring the Dukes of Hazzard while opening the doors to Islamic racism and other forms of supremacist bigotry and nostalgia for slave-owning cultures. When Obama condemned Christianity for the Crusades, only a thousand years too late, in attendance was the Foreign Minister of Sudan; a country that practices slavery and genocide. Obama could have taken time out from his rigorous denunciation of...
  • {LIVE THREAD} Islamists Promise ‘Kuffar Blood’ Will Spill at Phoenix ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest

    05/29/2015 1:16:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 597 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News previously reported that former Marine Jon Ritzheimer and fellow bikers will be holding a “Draw Muhammad” contest Friday night at 6 p.m. Islamists now warn participants not to bring their children with them if they love them, promising blood spill if Muhammad is drawn.According to Gateway Pundit, “Islamists have promised to murder the attendees [at the contest] tonight in Phoenix.” GP shows screenshots of various tweets from @DAWLATNAH–some with an ISIS flag avatar and others with an Islamic cleric avatar. One tweet, sent May 28 at 10:14 pm from an account that has since been suspended, says, “WARNING...
  • FNC'S Megyn Kelly Hits Back At "Draw Mohammad" Contest Critics

    05/29/2015 1:58:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On her Tuesday broadcast, Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” host Megyn Kelly took on critics of Pamela Geller’s “Draw Mohammad” contest who have suggested the event was an abuse of free speech.
  • Hundreds expected outside Phoenix mosque at Mohammed cartoon contest

    05/29/2015 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    CNN.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Sara Sidner,Ed Payne
    Phoenix (CNN)Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam. A T-shirt he wears pretty much says it all: "F--- Islam." Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday's "Freedom of Speech Rally" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix.
  • NYC Censorship Event Gets Censored

    05/19/2015 8:52:20 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    A New York City arts center has canceled a planned event intended to protest censorship after one of the scheduled plays, “‘Mohammed’ Gets A Boner,” was deemed too offensive to Muslims.
  • Obama Staffers Meet Arab Boy Beaten by Border Policeman

    05/11/2015 5:20:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/15 | Gil Ronen
    The Obama administration is involving itself again in the case of an American teen beaten by an Israeli Border Policeman last summer, in a move that CNN describes as connected to Israel-US tensions. The American cable network reported that White House National Security Council staffers recently took the unusual step of meeting in the West Wing with Tariq Abu Khder, 16, who was beaten by the policeman last summer during riots in eastern Jerusalem on July 3, 2014. The riots took place during the tension that followed the abduction and murder of three Jewish teens, and a revenge attack in...
  • The Failed Tactic of Flattering Islam Won’t Go Away

    05/11/2015 3:55:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 11,2015 | Bruce Thornton
    The recent attack in Texas against a “draw Mohammed” event ended up with two dead jihadis and widespread criticism of event organizer Pamela Geller for “inciting” or “provoking” the assault on our First Amendment right to free speech.
  • Report: Major Problems with U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

    05/09/2015 5:01:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/15 | Sierra Rayne
    The CSP report should serve as a wake-up call for those who have seen something unusual taking place in their town, but perhaps haven't been able to put the pieces together yet A report by the Center for Security Policy (CSP) has uncovered major problems within the Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP). The foreword by Frank Gaffney describes the source of the concerns: According to the sacred texts and traditions of Islam, Mohammed left his home town of Mecca in the 7th Century and traveled with a small band of followers to the city of Yathrib (now Medina), in what has...
  • Siding with the victims of aggression: Elites acquiesce to Islam [Jeremiah 12]

    05/07/2015 4:03:27 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/7/2015 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The notion that a rape victim deserved to be raped because she was wearing a tight outfit lights up all our red lights. This is the case first and foremost because it absolves the rapist of responsibility for his crime. Then too, attempts to blame a rape victim for her victimization infuriate us because they are substantively untrue. If men are more likely to rape women in tight clothing then rape should be all but non-existent in traditional Islamic societies. Yet the opposite is the case. Rape and sexual abuse are endemic to such societies. According to the UN, a...
  • Crowder Goes Nuclear On Islamic Apologists/Cowards

    05/06/2015 7:31:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 22 replies
    StevenCrowder.com ^ | 5/6/15 | Steven Crowder
    There is nothing that I can write here which will be of more value than actually watching the video. We’re at a turning point. I genuinely believe that this is a moment on which we’ll reflect… and the people who refused to fight back, who refused to run a damn cartoon, will find themselves on the wrong side of history. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDiQIhd3JFw
  • Supreme Court Frieze Brings Objection (Muhammad Image)

    05/06/2015 8:39:17 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    .washingtonpost.com ^ | March 8, 1997 | Tamara Jones and Michael O'Sullivan
    Offended by a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad etched in marble inside the U.S. Supreme Court chamber, a coalition of Muslim organizations is quietly pushing to have the artwork sandblasted into propriety. A petition signed by 16 groups across the country has asked that the larger-than-life frieze of great lawgivers be altered "in the spirit of religious tolerance and pluralism" because Islamic tradition discourages artistic renderings of people, and showing the face of Muhammad is considered particularly offensive. The Supreme Court refused to comment publicly on the controversy, but coalition spokesman Nihad Awad said there already has been one "fruitful"...
  • HE PUSHED FORWARD: Brave Garland Police Officer Advanced As He Brought Down Garland Terrorists(Pics)

    05/05/2015 8:50:33 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 204 replies
    Bearingarms.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Bob Owens
    More details are beginning to emerge about the incompetent Islamic terrorist attack on a free speech event held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in Garland, Texas Sunday. Bearing Arms readers have asked for more details about how the actual shooting went down, and about the Garland police officer who used his duty sidearm to defeat two attackers armed with rifles within 15 seconds.Please keep in mind that we don’t have all the details about the attack, the individual officer’s response, or the exact steps law enforcement took once the attack began, and that even if we had that...
  • The pistolero prevailed

    05/05/2015 7:41:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 77 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 5-5-2015 | Stu Tarlowe
    Reports on the terrorist attack on the "Draw Muhammed" art competition in Garland, Texas indicate that the two jihadis, armed with "assault rifles" and wearing "protective gear," were very quickly neutralized (within seconds of initiating their attack) by a Garland traffic cop armed with only a handgun. The bad guys rolled up at the site, exited their vehicle, and immediately opened fire on a police car at the entrance. They were able only to wound an unarmed security officer before the traffic officer engaged them and terminated the threat (and, in the process, their worthless lives).
  • Pamela Geller plays with fire

    05/05/2015 4:46:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 127 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | may 4, 2015
    Americans will defend to the death — and literally had to — Pamela Geller’s right to disseminate images of the Prophet Muhammad. The First Amendment applies even to irresponsible provocateurs. A Geller-organized event in Texas over the weekend included inviting artists to draw images of Muhammad, an act that has provoked deadly attacks by some Islamists. In explaining her rationale, Geller pointed to an Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest that drew nearly 1,000 entries, saying “We need to make a similar show of strength of what is right.” Which extended to a drawing of Muhammad anally impaled on a pencil up...
  • Texas officer saved lives in shooting outside draw mohammed cartoon contest

    05/05/2015 4:44:38 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 May 2015 | Catherine Herridge, Matt Dean and The Associated Press
    A Texas traffic cop saved untold lives Sunday night when he took down two heavily armed men bent on storming a building where a 'Draw the Prophet' Muhammad contest was taking place, killing both before they could make their way inside. The police officer, who has not been identified by Garland Police Department officials, "probably saved lives," said police spokesman Joe Harn, who added that "his reaction, and his shooting with a pistol, he did a good job." Harn said the two suspects, believed to have driven some 1,100 miles from Phoenix to invade the contest at a suburban Dallas...
  • Mohammed cartoon event group pushes religious envelope

    05/04/2015 12:21:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/4/2015 | Staff
    Washington (AFP) - The group behind the Prophet Mohammed cartoon event in Texas where police killed two gunmen Sunday has a history of making provocative statements about Islam that it says are aimed at defending "freedom" and critics see as antagonizing Muslims. The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), led by provocative activist Pamela Geller, offered a $10,000 prize in a competition to draw a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Depicting the Prophet Mohammed is seen as offensive by many Muslims. Such satirical images have prompted violence in the past including in Paris this year when 12 people were gunned down...
  • (Vanity) Free Republic Moslem Cartoon Contest

    05/04/2015 10:24:59 AM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 93 replies
    Vanity | 5/4/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    Pamela Geller puts her azz on the line for us, the least we can do is catch her pass and run it for a touchdown. there isn't a one of us who wouldn't take a bullet for her. She's attacking the lefty media and Islam at its Achilles heel - the 1st Ammendment and we need to exploit that breach. I've seen a lot of savvy, biting satire images and comments here on Free Republic, really funny stuff that will hold up in any venue. We got the chops and now it's time to use them and create a Conservative...
  • Free Speech Monday: That’s Going to Cost You, Infidel

    05/04/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-4-2015 | MOTUS
    And what, exactly, does that mean? “…he pledges allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi when he says “The bro with me and myself have given bay’ah to Amirul Mu’mineen”. According to Walid Shoebat, Amirul Mu’mineed means “prince of the faithful” which is referring to the ISIS Caliph Baghdadi.” What was Pamela Geller (Atlas Shrugged) thinking!? Sponsoring a “Draw Mohammad” contest?Insulting the “religion of peace” like that, why, she was just asking for it! (I hope that’s not considered a microaggression on my part by the campus speech police.) The event was sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and attended by...
  • National Draw ELTON SIMPSON Contest

    05/04/2015 7:17:45 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    Self ^ | May 4, 2015 | meshugemikey
  • POLICE OFFICER SHOT AT 'MUHAMMAD ART CONTEST' IN TEXAS

    05/04/2015 2:14:37 AM PDT · by unlearner · 43 replies
    WND ^ | 5/3/2015 | ART MOORE
    GARLAND, Texas – An officer who was part of the heavy security for a free-speech event called the “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest” featuring Dutch politician Geert Wilders was shot outside the building shortly after the event ended at approximately 7 p.m. Central Time. Two suspects, who got out of their car and started shooting, were shot and killed by police. The injured officer, with the Garland Independent School District, was shot in the lower leg. Identified as Bruce Joiner, his injuries were not life threatening, and he was released from the hospital. A SWAT officer told WND two...
  • Local Media: Suspect with Grenade inside of Walmart Near Mohammed Cartoon Contest

    05/03/2015 6:19:41 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 116 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 5/3/2015 | Thomas
    The disturbing news appears to be accelerating after a shooting outside of a Mohammed cartoon conference in Garland, Texas. One officer and two suspects were shot outside the conference center. The officer is injured and the suspects are dead. Now local media is reporting that another possible suspects has a hand grenade inside of a nearby Wal Mart. Major Police Incident (Garland) Garland Police and Fire are at Walmart off of Garland Rd and Naaman Forest.. A subject… Posted by Rowlett/Sachse Scanner on Sunday, May 3, 2015 Local WFAA is reporting that there is a 1,000 foot perimeter being set...
  • Islam’s Pedophilia Fetish: Pricing Sex With Kiddies

    04/29/2015 7:15:33 AM PDT · by safetysign · 17 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 04/28/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    HOW shocking is it to find out that Islam has an obsessive fetish with pedophilia? Concomitantly, can you believe that its ‘soldiers for Allah’ have developed ‘price lists’ for babies/kiddies and grown women? SO, to all who still believe that Islam is compatible with western norms/civilization, well, it is time to stick your head(s) in the toilet for a much needed dousing! Commentary By Adina Kutnicki image: https://doctorbulldog.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/child-slave.jpg?w=693&h=488 Child slave LEAVING aside the fact that the scourge of pedophilia is alive and well in the west, it must be recognized that a preponderance of westerners are beyond outraged by said...
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Storm of Islam’ is Coming; ‘Persecution’ : Obama is ‘Very Sympathetic to Islam’

    04/08/2015 12:10:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 7, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The storm of Islam” is coming, already with the persecution of Christians in the Middle East but it’s “going to get worse” with “persecution” in America because resident Barack Obama is “very sympathetic to Islam,” said evangelical pastor Franklin Graham... Muslims are influencing U.S. foreign policy as was evident in the way the White House “snubbed” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “[I]t’s because of the influence of Islam,” he said. “They hate Israel and they hate Christians, and so the storm is coming.” ... this isn’t just radical Islam – this is Islam. They’ve been persecuting Christians, minorities for centuries....
  • Jihadi John apologist: sparks new outrage after refusing to condemn stoning of women

    03/07/2015 6:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2015 | Tom McTague
    The leader of the Muslim group who defended ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi has sparked further outrage after he refused to condemn the stoning women. Asim Qureshi, the director of Cage, was last night quizzed about extremist positions advocated by Muslim scholars - including female genital mutilation, domestic violence and stoning as a punishment for adultery. But Mr Qureshi, appearing on the BBC's This Week programme, failed to speak out against the practices - while also defending the right of Muslims to wage jihad. It comes after he defended the London-raised fanatic Emwazi - unmasked as the infamous fanatic 'Jihadi John'...
  • Divinum Officium: Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian religion will be damned

    02/20/2015 2:37:38 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 243 replies
    Divin Office of the Holy Catholic Church ^ | Traditional Catholic Church
    From the Martyrology today we have: "At Damascus, [in the year 743,] holy Peter Mavimeno. Some Arabs came to see him while he was ill, and to them he said, " Whoever does not embrace the Catholic Christian religion will be damned, as your false prophet Mohammed is," whereupon they killed him."
  • Want to Understand ISIS?

    02/17/2015 11:53:06 AM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | February 17, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Graeme Wood writes the best analysis and description of the horror of ISIS here at The Atlantic. He goes into detail about the roots of ISIS, its relationship to mainstream Islam and the ambitions of the Caliphate. He explains how ISIS combines not only a horribly literalistic interpretation of the Koran, but also how it is interlaced with radical Muslim apocalyptic visions.He sums up the whole article pretty well with this paragraph The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter...
  • Obama: "No god condones terror."

    02/10/2015 3:46:50 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 62 replies
    2/10/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    President Obama, during his National Prayer Breakfast speech, Thursday: "No god condones terror. No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives or the oppression of those who are weaker of fewer in number." All people at all times and locations have the right to defend themselves from terror. Despite Obama's words that have clearly angered people, we can see the following as an example: Christians within the confines of the Byzantine Empire had a right to defend themselves from Muslims who terrorized them, but we all know that Pope Urban II could in no way possible know that anyone who...
  • Book featuring Muhammad cartoons goes on sale in Japan

    02/10/2015 3:46:22 PM PST · by Ronin · 14 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | KYODO
    Tokyo-based publisher Daisan Shokan released a book Tuesday containing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad previously published in the French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo. About 500 bookstores nationwide have expressed interest in selling the book, titled “Islam Heito Ka, Fushi Ka” (“Anti-Islam Hate, or Satire?”), but will use discretion in deciding whether to stock it. Others have said they will not stock it in response to opposition by Muslims in Japan. Riot police from the Metropolitan Police Department were stationed around Daisan Shokan’s headquarters in Shinjuku Ward on Tuesday morning.
  • Burning people alive is acceptable to Islam, says Islamic cleric. After all, Muhammad did it.

    02/08/2015 2:44:43 PM PST · by Starman417 · 32 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-08-15 | DrJohn
    Anjem Choudary, A London-based Islamic cleric who lectures on Sharia law, says that it was acceptable to Islam to burn the Jordanian pilot alive. "If you want to look at this from an Islamic perspective, what they are arguing is that it is qisas, in other words, reciprocation. "The fact is that the pilots — not just this Jordanian one but many others via drones and other bombing campaigns — have burned a lot of men, women, and children, and indiscriminately. "Obviously we don't see the pictures or images of those because they're not available, but hundreds of thousands of...
  • Rev. Graham to Obama: Unlike Christ, Mohammed ‘Killed Many Innocent People'

    02/05/2015 4:58:51 PM PST · by FR_addict · 133 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Feb. 5 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    In response to President Barack Obama drawing a parallel between the barbaric acts of the Islamic State today with actions by Christians during the Crusades, which ended 700 years ago, evangelist Franklin Graham said there was a difference between Jesus Christ who “taught peace “ and did “not take life” versus Mohammed, who “was a warrior and killed many innocent people.” Reverend Graham further said that, “True followers of Christ emulate Christ – true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.” President Obama made his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday in Washington, D.C. He referenced the Islamist attacks on...
  • The Man Behind the Quote: Emperor Manuel II Paleologos

    09/18/2006 12:00:58 PM PDT · by happymom · 17 replies · 1,644+ views
    In today's edition of the American Thinker, Peter Muhearn raises an interesting point in the current Pope-Islam controversy: Did Pope Benedict give Muslims cause for offense by quoting the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus (born 1350, died 1425)? Manuel once scored debating points on a Persian scholar by demanding ”[s]how me just what Mohammed brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” . . . Manuel certainly knew what he was talking about. He spent some time as a hostage in...
  • TURKISH COURT BLOCKS FACEBOOK PAGES THAT INSULT MUHAMMAD

    01/27/2015 11:44:37 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 27, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    A Turkish court ordered the nation’s authorities to block Facebook pages that they deem to be insulting of Muhammad
  • Manson, Mohammed, and the Innocence of Non-Muslims

    01/25/2015 12:38:08 AM PST · by IChing · 39 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/23/15 | Donald Joy
    I like to refer to Islam as equivalent to the Manson Family on a global scale. Just how accurate is that? Let’s take a look. Ali Sina is a renowned ex-Muslim author, and founder of FaithFreedom.org. He writes, “I see Muhammed as a psychopath and Allah was nothing but his own alter-ego. He invented this bugaboo deity to fool people and ride them. Allah is no god and even if he was, Muhammed did not receive any revelations from him. Muhammed was a deranged man. He concocted this whole lie to fool people. He was no different than Jim Jones,...
  • Islam’s Self-Destructive Seed

    01/23/2015 4:43:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Norie Darwish
    Within the DNA of Islam is a self-destructive element: a prophecy by Mohammed in which he said that Islam will eventually be rejected by the world and would return back to where it came from. Ask your local imam, and he’ll tell you: Mohammed doesn’t lie.
  • Nothing to do with Islam (video only)

    01/18/2015 7:11:06 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 1-15-2015 | Pat Condell
    It's getting hard to keep up with all these Koran inspired atrocities that have nothing to do with Islam. We know they have nothing to do with Islam because our politicians keep telling us that and they are all Islamic scholars. (They are, aren't they?) Yes, the violence is coming exclusively from Muslims but only because their religion, the one that has nothing to do with Islam, tells them to kill unbelievers -- meaning the people who don't follow the religion with a knife to our throat that has nothing to do with Islam. It's true that the more Muslims...
  • Pope Francis: 'You cannot make fun of the faith of others'

    01/16/2015 7:39:02 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 131 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/15/2015 | Nick Squires
    Pope Francis has weighed into the debate over freedom of expression in the wake of the religious attacks in Paris, saying that anyone who insults a religion can expect a "punch in the nose". ... He said "If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother [Mary?], he can expect a punch in the nose." Throwing a pretend punch, the Pope said: "It's normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others." ...
  • Choose you this day: Stand with the Prophet or kill those who do (war)

    01/16/2015 7:22:33 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Developments in life over Islam | 16 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It appears we are facing a hard decision. Whenever major conflict arises leading to death and destruction, many people wisely opt to try and stay out of the conflict. However, when we begin to see that those who will not submit to Islam (redundant) or reject Islam are murdered in cold blood, then one has to make a decision: Either one must submit to Islam or one must stand up and fight against those who support that evil cult belief. As Emiliano Zapata astutely said many years ago (a statement Charlie Hebdo borrowed), "Mejor morir de pie que vivir de...
  • Islam cartoons: Nine years later, I told you so

    01/15/2015 3:14:44 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 2 replies
    Lagniappe ^ | January 15, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    WASHINGTON D.C. — In September 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 editorial cartoons critical of Islam — most of which depicted the Muslim prophet, Muhammad. By February 2006, protests were erupting around the world over those dozen cartoons. Between February and May of that year, nearly 200 people died because of the outrage stoked over those cartoons. The uprising brought to the forefront real questions about speech and the nature of free expression. Questions like whether free societies should draw boundaries around free speech and if yes, where? Why should Muslims be the only sect immune from offense? Can...