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  • WATCH: Boy Suicide Bomber Stripped of Explosive Belt in Iraq

    08/22/2016 9:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | August 22, 2016 | Alexander Jones
    Frightening footage has emerged purporting to show Kurdish security forces removing an explosive belt from an alleged Islamic State teenage suicide bomber moments before it was about to be detonated in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday. The chilling scene, caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube by Kurdish channel Kurdistan24, shows the boy’s hands being held by two law enforcement officers as another member of the security establishment attempts to disarm the device. Wearing a Barcelona football shirt before it was cut off, the boy, believed to be 12 or 13 years old, according to Kurdish media...
  • Hundreds protest building of mosque next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa

    08/19/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 8/19/16 | jpost
    Nearly 1,800 signatures were collected for a petition against the building of a mosque next to Italy's Leaning Tower of
  • Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend taken into police custody, may have been set

    08/15/2016 4:12:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    newyorkdailynews.com ^ | 8/15/16 | nydailynews staff
    The killer who crept up behind an imam and his friend near a Queens mosque and shot both men in the head may have been settling a score in a feud between Muslims and Hispanics, police sources said early Monday. And he may have left behind another victim who unwittingly held the clue that solved the crime, the sources said. The suspected killer was taken into custody Sunday night but had not been charged or identified, according to the sources. Police officials would not confirm whether a suspect was nabbed.
  • New York Muslims Blame Donald Trump for Imam Shooting (But Shooter is “Dark Skinned Man”) -

    08/15/2016 5:05:29 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/15/2016 | Pamela Geller
    First off, police do not believe this was a “hate crime,” but Islamic supremacists never let the facts get in the way of exploiting a bogus narrative. Secondly, the shooter was a person of color. So much for the racism charges. But look at the NY Daily News headline: “That’s not what America is about,” said local resident Khairul Islam, 33. “We blame Donald Trump for this . . . Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.” A high-ranking police source said the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force would investigate, but it was “too early to say” what the motive...
  • Muslims "Blame Trump" After New York Imam Assassinated In Broad Daylight

    08/13/2016 5:06:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 118 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 8/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    A lone gunman opened fire on a Queens' imam and his assistant as the two walked (near Ozone Park mosque in New York) after Saturday afternoon prayers, leaving one dead and the other critically wounded. As NY Daily News reports, dozens of angry Muslim men gathered at the murder scene, with one exclaiming “That’s not what America is about...we blame Donald Trump for this... Trump and his drama has created Islamophobia.”
  • Imam, Another Man Killed In Double Shooting After Leaving Mosque In Queens

    08/13/2016 4:30:13 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 13 Aug 2016
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An imam and another man are dead following a double shooting in Queens on Saturday afternoon. CBS2’s Valerie Castro reported Imam Maulama Akonjee, 55, and a 64-year-old associate from his congregation were each shot in the head while on their way home from a local mosque by a man who came up behind them. The shooting took place near Liberty Avenue and 79th Street in Ozone Park around 2 p.m. Witnesses said the imam from the Al-Furqan Masjid mosque had just delivered an afternoon service and was walking home with another member of the mosque when...
  • Security Guard at Tukwila Islamic Center Stabbed in the Back; Suspect in Custody

    08/08/2016 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Rinnwald · 14 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 8/7/2016 | Suzanne Phan, KOMO Staff
    TUKWILA, Wash. -- Tukwila police are investigating after a fight at a mosque escalated into a stabbing late Sunday night. It happened at the Abu Bakr Islamic Center at 14101 Tukwila International Boulevard just after 8:30 p.m. Police said a 26-year-old Somali man was trespassing on the mosque's basketball courts. The security guard asked him to leave, but he refused.
  • NJ town rocked by charges of bigotry after rejection of mosque

    08/08/2016 12:11:38 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/8/16 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A New Jersey suburb known for its tree-lined streets and stately, multimillion-dollar homes has been transformed into a battleground over both a proposed mosque and the free speech rights of residents who oppose the project. ADVERTISEMENT Bernards, a township of about 27,000 an hour west of New York City, has been cleaved by controversy since 2011, when its Planning Board took up a proposal for a 4,250-square-foot mosque in a residential neighborhood known as Liberty Corner. The applicant, Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, is led by a former Bernards mayor and has filed a federal civil rights suit accusing members...
  • While Muslims Are Getting Taxpayer Funded Mosques... (tr)

    08/05/2016 10:12:31 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 6 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 08/05/2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    According to a report of the French senate, 2.800 churches across the country, many of them centuries old, will be demolished as restoration costs exceed the cost of demolitions over the next years. This church, Église Saint-Jacques d’Abbeville, a Neo-Gothic masterpiece in Abbeville, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie dating back to 1868, was demolished for a total cost of 350,000€ in 2013. The reasoning: It was much cheaper to demolish it than it would cost to restore. As the number of Frenchmen in France continues to decline due to record-low birth rates, high emigration and Muslim immigration, so do the members of catholic faith,...
  • France: Church of priest murdered by jihadis donated land for mosque; “relations are normally”…[tr]

    07/30/2016 10:15:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 30, 2016 12:24 PM | Robert Spencer
    “Relations are normally very good” — aside from that priest with his throat slit, that is. Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?The head of a religious order in Co. Down who knew slain Father Jacques Hamel has revealed that Church land beside the scene of the murder was given by Catholic authorities to Muslims to build a mosque.Those Catholic authorities no doubt assumed that their gesture of good will would make for harmony and good relations between Christians and Muslims. Catholic authorities steadfastly refuse to believe in the existence of imperatives in the Qur’an and Sunnah that...
  • German armed police smash their way into mosque

    07/28/2016 2:11:52 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 16 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 27 July 2016 | Imogen Calderwood
    Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany. It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled 'the hatred of infidels'.
  • German armed police smash their way into mosque and raid homes of group accused of..

    07/27/2016 3:16:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 27, 2016 | IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany. Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German-speaking Islamic group DIK were searched by officers in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony. It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled 'the hatred of infidels', according to German media. The raid on Wednesday night involved up to 400 volunteer staff,...
  • Men jailed over bacon tied to Bristol mosque door handles

    07/22/2016 12:23:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 20 July 2016
    Two men have been jailed and two women have been given suspended sentences after rashers of bacon were tied to door handles at a Bristol mosque. During the incident on 17 January, the group shouted racial abuse at a member of the mosque and tied a St George's flag to the fence of the Jamia Mosque.
  • Notice:There’s a separation between Mosque and State

    07/22/2016 10:07:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Diane Berderman
    We must take back our Constitution and reverse the perverse interpretations by lawyers of the Charter for Rights and Freedoms so that all children in Canadian schools learn how to get along with one another in a secular world For those who many not be aware, there is in Canada a separation between mosque and state. Our public school system is secular. As in non-religious affiliated. Except on Ontario where we have a Catholic system that dates back to the BNA Act of 1867. The beauty of Canada is that all religions are treated equally. No one religious group getting...
  • Justice Department: Town discriminated against Muslims [Bensalem PA]

    07/21/2016 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 12:26 AM EDT
    The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit was filed Thursday and seeks to have Bensalem give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees on religious land-use laws and pay unspecified damages. …
  • Islamic connection to DALLAS MASS MURDER OF POLICE: anti-police group that ATTENDED DALLAS MOSQUE

    07/08/2016 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/08/16 | Pamela Geller
    Dallas massacre of police: FBI investigating anti-police group that attended Dallas mosque,” Robert Spencer,Jihad Watch, July 8, 2016: The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamic supremacist groups have assiduously courted Black Lives Matter, and linked their propaganda efforts against “Islamophobia” to the Black Lives Matter stand against perceived racism. In Dallas last night, we see where this is tending: as Kyle Shideler notes in the March article below, “At the event, MAS leader Khalilah Sabra openly discussed the importance of Muslim support for Black Lives Matter, and urged ‘revolution.’ Comparing the situation in the United States to...
  • Bombing near 1 of Islam's holiest sites (Medina) in Saudi kills 4

    07/04/2016 7:06:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | Aya Betrawy - AP
    BAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suicide bombing outside one of Islam's holiest sites killed four Saudi security forces on Monday, and similar attacks outside a Shiite mosque and a U.S. Consulate in two other Saudi cities raised fears of a coordinated assault aimed at destabilizing the Western-allied kingdom. The Interior Ministry said five others were wounded in the attack outside the sprawling mosque grounds where the Prophet Muhammad is buried in Medina. Millions of Muslims from around the world visit the mosque every year as part of their pilgrimage to Mecca. ... No group has yet claimed responsibility...
  • Muslim Shot Outside Mosque In Houston

    07/03/2016 11:57:40 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 74 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 07/03/2016 | by Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — A Muslim man was shot as he was making his way into a mosque in Houston early Sunday morning. It is reported that he has undergone surgery and is expected to live. ABC13 Houston reported that the incident happened near Bellaire. The surrounding area is very multicultural. The local news outlet reported that a spokesperson for the mosque, Mohammed Imaduddin, said the doctor was attending 5:30 a.m. prayers when he was approached by three masked people who were on foot.
  • Florida man could get life in prison for mosque bacon attack

    06/27/2016 4:22:33 AM PDT · by orchestra · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/27/2016 | Robert Spencer
    There is no excuse for what Michael Wolfe did. He is guilty of being hateful and stupid, and committing armed burglary and criminal mischief. He should be sentenced accordingly. In Portland, Mohamed Mohamud attempted to commit jihad mass murder at a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. He got thirty years in prison, and his lawyers are claiming that sentence was draconian and should be reduced. Michael Wolfe should get life in prison for bacon while Mohamed Mohamud gets thirty years for attempted mass murder? This indicates yet again that Muslims in the U.S. are rapidly becoming a protected class, of whom...
  • Man Who Worshiped At Same Mosque As Orlando Gunman Reported Him To FBI

    06/22/2016 6:41:25 AM PDT · by detective · 93 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2016
    A man who worshiped at the same mosque as the Orlando gunman says he never heard him say anything particularly hateful or homophobic, but he still reported him to the FBI. “The fact that this person was a Muslin I knew… very disturbing,” Mohammad Malik said. Malik attends the same mosque in Fort Pierce that Omar Mateen frequented.
  • Arsenal of Weapons with “Heavy War Weaponry” Evacuated Near German Mosque

    06/21/2016 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/21/16 | Jim Hoft
    German officials recovered an arsenal of weapons including “heavy war weaponry” from a vegetable market next to a holy mosque. The Epoch Times reported (in German), via Vlad Tepes: An arsenal of weapons of radical islamists was excavated in NRW, North Rhine Westphalia. The “Top secret assignment” took one week and brought heavy war arsenal to the surface. This is what Hessian delegate Ismail Tipi (CDU) says. According to information of the hessian CDU delegate Ismail Tipi a “top secret assignment” of the SEK in North Rhine Westphalia took place. In the cooler room of a vegetable vendor near a...
  • CNN: FBI Investigating Extremist Ft. Pierce Mosque

    06/17/2016 6:19:32 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    just had a quick news flash at the top of the Don Leon show that the FBI was spotted there
  • [From April 30, 2016] VIDEO: Muslim prayer hall blown up in Russia after POLICE FIND EXPLOSIVES INS

    06/17/2016 5:41:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Pamelageller.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Explosives in a Muslim prayer space? Shocking. Not. Obama’s most trusted ally, President Erdogan of Turkey, said, “The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks and the faithful our army.” Boom. Literally. Can you see the Obama administration blowing up a Muslim prayer hall here in America, even if it were filled with explosives? Never. The Democrats, the party of treason, would wail about “religious freedom.” This is why mosques must be monitored, and not just for explosives, arms and munitions. But we must require US mosques to institute transparent, inspectable programs teaching against the...
  • Fmr DHS Official Philip Haney: Deleted Records Tying Muslims to Terrorism Might Have Stopped Attacks

    06/17/2016 2:55:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 15 June 2016
    former Department of Homeland Security official Philip Haney insisted terrorism in Orlando, FL and San Bernardino, CA might have been prevented had the his former agency not deleted a list he compiled linking some Muslims with terrorism. Haney .. was able to link a mosque where San Bernardino shooters Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik worshiped to a network that tied the mosque where Orlando shooter Omar Mateen worshiped, but under the leadership of resident Barack Obama, that database was deleted. Farook would have been put on the no-fly list and not allowed to travel, or his pending fiancé would have...
  • Under Clinton State Dept. Blocked Investigation Into Orlando Killers Mosque

    06/13/2016 11:16:08 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    Crusader Journel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Staff
    It is being (reported) that the United States Department of State, while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, blocked investigations into the Mosque that was attended by Omar Mateen, the Islamic terrorist that carried out the worst mass shooting in United States history at a Orlando nightclub on Sunday morning. According to the recent reporting Hillary Clinton’s State Department did not investigate the Orlando killers Mosque because it “unfairly singled out Muslims.” Which is more staggering proof that the lefts ideology of political correctness is indirectly leading to innocent citizens being murdered.
  • Caught on Video=> “Gays Must Die” Says Islamic Speaker at Orlando Mosque

    06/12/2016 3:42:03 PM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The United West investigative team reported in April on an Islamic imam who was invited to speak at the The Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford, Florida. The Husseini Islamic Center invited Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar to speak at their holy mosque. Dr. Sekaleshfar said the killing of homosexuals is the compassionate thing to do.
  • Islamic Cleric Encourages the Killing of Homosexuals and Lesbians.

    06/12/2016 2:34:02 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    PJ media ^ | 06.12.16 | Patrick Poole (@pspoole)
    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/06/12/orlando-night-club-attack-by-known-wolf-terrorist-previously-investigated-by-fbi/ In fact, an imam speaking in Orlando in April said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done "out of compassion": On Twitter I've noted two previous cases from 2014 in which Islamic terrorists, Musab Masmari and Ali Muhammad Brown, targeted the gay community: REWIND: 10 years in prison for Seattle gay club arsonist Musab Masmari who wanted to "exterminate homosexuals" https://t.co/5 REWIND JUN 2014: Known terror cell member Ali Muhammad Brown executes Seattle gay couple for US foreign policy in ME https://t.co/THVXG64G0b
  • VIDEO: Imam at Orlando Mosque April 2016 ALL GAYS MUST DIE

    06/12/2016 10:10:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    pamgeller.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    Why wasn’t this imam asked to speak at today’s taqiyya press conferences post-gay massacre in Orlando? And while Muslims in the US generically condemn “terror” where are they teaching against the Islamic texts and teachings that inspire the slaughter?
  • MUSLIMS SEE ANTI-MOSQUE BIAS IN LANDMARKING DECISION

    06/11/2016 7:39:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2016 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- After months of searching to find a home for their mosque, a Muslim group settled on a century-old, three-story Tudor in a leafy neighborhood of a New York suburb, a fixer-upper they say would be perfect with the right renovations. But not long after the sale went through last year, neighbors thought it was perfect just the way it was. A neighborhood group filed an application to have the building designated a city landmark and won final approval last month, meaning any exterior renovations will now have to go through a time-consuming permission process.
  • Police Commissioner Bans Gay Sauna, ‘Too Close to Mosque… Caused Widespread Offence’ (UK)

    06/04/2016 2:55:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2016 | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    A Conservative Party Police and Crime Commissioner has blocked a licence for a gay sauna – because the location is too close to a mosque, which she said might cause “policing issues”. The sauna’s owners withdrew the application after receiving a barrage of homophobic abuse from the local Muslim community. Greenhouse Health Club in Luton has been operating for 18 years, but an application lodged by its owners for an entertainment license, which would allow them to sell sex toys and screen adult films, sparked fierce opposition from the local community – championed by Bedfordshire PPC Kathryn Holloway, a former...
  • Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque

    06/02/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lois Weiss
    The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park Place in the Financial District.
  • How Donald Trump Stopped the Building of a Mosque at Ground Zero

    06/02/2016 7:24:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Stumpin for Trump ^ | 5/29/2016 | Missannie
    Back in 2010, a group of Muslim investors wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. This sparked outrage with millions of Americans who found it to be a slap in the face to allow a mosque to be built near such hollowed ground. The man behind it all was Hashim Elzanaty who along with eight other investors purchased the location and set the plans in place. But a famous billionaire New Yorker stepped in to stop the development. He did this by offering Elzanty $6 million to purchase the property from him — a dollar amount...
  • Muslims in Turkey Demand Right to Pray at Hagia Sophia

    06/01/2016 6:44:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Qanatara.de ^ | 5/30/16
    On Saturday thousands of Muslim worshippers descended on Istanbul's world famous Hagia Sophia, the towering former Byzantine church that is now a museum, to demand the right to pray there, Turkish media reported. An imam led a prayer in front of the vast building that was once a Greek Orthodox basilica, then a mosque and now a museum before crowds called for it to be restored as a Muslim place of worship. "Let the chains break, open Hagia Sophia," chanted the crowds who gathered on the plaza in front of the museum, according to Turkey's Dogan news agency. "In the...
  • Sharia-Compliant Financing Secured for Lux Condos, Islamic Museum Near Ground Zero

    05/22/2016 5:44:50 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 20 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    The developer of the ill-fated Ground Zero Mosque won't relent on his goal of planting a flag on the grave of 3,000 Americans. The New York Post reports that Sharif El-Gamal and his banking partners announced Wednesday that he secured "Sharia-compliant financing" to build a luxury condominium tower and an Islamic museum on the same site as the proposed Ground Zero Mosque -- four blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park...
  • Bosnia's Muslims reopen mosque Serbs blew up during the war

    05/07/2016 8:04:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 9:26 AM EDT | Radul Radovanovic
    Over 10,000 people turned out Saturday for the reopening of a mosque in Bosnia that was blown up by Christian Orthodox Serbs during the 1992-1995 war and that became a symbol of the effort to destroy Bosnia’s centuries-long multireligious fabric. The Ferhat Pasha mosque — also called Ferhadija — was a masterpiece of 16th-century Ottoman architecture and one of the 16 mosques in Banja Luka — or one of the 534 throughout the country — that were destroyed or damaged by Bosnian Serbs in order to erase any traces of those they were expelling or killing. Their aim was to...
  • Pig heads, blood on Austrian mosque

    05/06/2016 10:11:55 AM PDT · by DFG · 21 replies
    Daily Star Lebanon ^ | 05/06/2016 | Agence France Presse
    An Austrian man has been arrested for allegedly placing two pig heads on an Islamic center and mosque being built in the southern city of Graz, police said Friday. "He put the pig heads on the construction site and smeared the minaret with blood," police spokesman Leo Josephus told AFP, saying the man has been identified as a 46-year-old Austrian. Last month the interior ministry said there was a 54 percent rise in extremist and racist incidents in 2015, ranging from vandalism and assaults to fanning hatred against foreigners. Austria took in 90,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, making it the European...
  • WHY TURKEY'S SEIZURE OF CHURCHES IS DEEPLY TROUBLING

    04/20/2016 4:59:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't need to have "Istanbul, Not Constantinople" memorized to know that Turkey is a Muslim country built by Muslim colonists and settlers on the back of a Christian civilization. Some of its mosques used to be churches. And quite a few Muslims in Turkey would like to turn all the remaining churches into mosques ... Unlike the state-funded mosques, Turkey’s ancient church buildings – some of which pre-date Islam – have been managed, historically, by church foundations. ... While Obama welcomes Erdogan's megamosque in America, Christians have trouble with churches in Turkey. But Obama instead lobbies Greece to make...
  • Township: Mosque building plan rejected over land use issues [Basking Ridge NJ]

    04/07/2016 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 5:20 PM EDT
    A New Jersey township is seeking to dismiss a federal lawsuit accusing it of creating bogus barriers for years before ultimately rejecting a group’s plan to build a mosque. The Islamic Society of Basking Ridge filed the complaint last month, seeking permission to build the mosque. Its application to build the mosque was denied in December after four years and 39 public hearings. Its lawsuit alleges a delayed and drawn-out process during which town residents made references to terrorism and questioned what children would learn in the mosque. …
  • '2,800 ticking time bombs': Mosques in U.S. offer terrorists 'short cut to salvation,' expert says

    04/06/2016 7:17:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 04 April 2016 | Jonah Hicap
    The estimated 2,800 mosques in the United States are "ticking time bombs" for Islamic terrorism, according to experts. All U.S. states have at least one mosque each with California and New York topping the list with more than 500 mosques followed by Texas with more than 300 ... According to Dr. Mark Christian, president and founder of the Global Faith Institute, about 80 percent of the 2,800 U.S. mosques are under the supervision of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose goal is to make nations comply with Shariah law. "You have a new mosque opening every week in America," said Christian, a...
  • New Gruesome ISIS Recruitment Video-Anti-Islam Protesters Met by ARMED Black Panther Group In Texas

    04/04/2016 7:03:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies
    GRAPHIC CONTENT: New Gruesome ISIS Recruitment VideoVideo at link, the English subtitles are part of the ISIS video, not a translation. Targeting English speakers. Anti-Islam Protesters Are Met by ARMED Black Panther Group In Texas … Things Get HEATEDVideo at source NEW BLACK POWER PARTY: Clashes with Armed Citizens Outside Nation of Islam Mosque in this American CityRacial tensions in America seem to be coming to a boiling point. Imagine how bad this situation could have gotten. Racial tensions erupted during an armed demonstration outside a Nation of Islam mosque in Dallas on Saturday. Anti-radicalization protesters from the Bureau of...
  • Turkey’s president comes to Maryland to celebrate Turkish center’s opening

    04/02/2016 7:38:53 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 2 at 6:30 PM | Hamil R. Harris
    Turkey’s president comes to Maryland to celebrate Turkish center’s opening By Hamil R. Harris April 2 at 6:30 PM Two decades of praying, planning and building came to fruition Saturday as thousands from across the country and beyond gathered to celebrate the official opening of a $110 million facility in suburban Maryland designed to support and honor Turks and those of the Muslim faith living in the United States. The Diyanet Center of America, which bills itself as the largest Islamic campus “in the Western Hemisphere,” welcomed Turkish immigrants from Canada and Muslims from the Washington region to the facility,...
  • Bee Swarm Attacks Members at Phoenix Mosque

    04/02/2016 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 2, 2016 | foxnews
  • Why Jordan Is Installing Cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque

    04/01/2016 8:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 | Ahmad Melhem
    Jordan is making progress installing cameras in Al-Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, but has not set a completion date for the controversial project. The plan faces tough challenges, and some Palestinians fear Israel could use the cameras against them. Some Palestinians believe extremist Israelis are trying to gain control over the mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites. Jews are permitted to visit the mosque compound, but are not allowed to pray there. Jewish groups, sometimes accompanied by Israeli police, frequently force their way into the mosque compound, resulting in violent confrontations. Ahmed Rwaidy, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' adviser on Jerusalem affairs, told...
  • Turkish president's security guards rough up journalists at D.C. event

    03/31/2016 5:28:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    mashable ^ | ‎3‎/‎31‎/‎2016‎ | Christopher Miller
    Turkish security services brought their strong-arm tactics to Washington on Thursday, roughing up protesters, journalists and even D.C. police before a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The event descended into chaos and violence outside the Brookings Institute near D.C.'s Dupont Circle after the president's security personnel confronted a small group of people gathered to protest Erdogan's visit. ... Turkish security then clashed with the D.C. cops, who refused to remove protesters from the premises.
  • Anti-terror police launch probe into Glasgow Central Mosque leader's Pakistani terror link

    03/31/2016 6:26:50 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 3 replies
    The Herald Scotland ^ | March 31, 2016 | Peter Swindon
    Anti-terror police have launched an investigation after it emerged that the head of religious events at Glasgow Central Mosque, Sabir Ali, held senior positions in the UK branch of the group Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) – an organisation responsible for terrorist atrocities in Pakistan. In documents uncovered by the BBC, the organisation's own publication suggests that both Ali and Hafiz Abdul Hamid, a leader at Edinburgh's Polwarth Mosque, had connections with SSP after it was banned. SSP was proscribed by the UK government in 2001 and then by the government of Pakistan in 2002 for violence against the Shi’a community.
  • Bombshell As Obama And Erdogan Slated To Open New Mega-Mosque Together In Maryland

    03/28/2016 3:00:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | April 20, 2015 | Geri Ungurean
    He will be at the opening of the $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, MD with Erdogan — only about 1/2 hour from our home. From his apology tour to the Middle East, to his fake Arab Spring to destabilize the region, to take out secular governments and replace them with Islamic regimes, it is crystal clear! You have to be blind not to see this. “A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he...
  • Italian Archbishop Calling for Construction of Mosque

    03/14/2016 6:22:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/11/16 | Julianna Freitag
    The archbishop of Bologna, Italy is calling for the construction of a mosque in the city. At a conference last week organized by the local Muslim community, Abp. Matteo Maria Zuppi, recently appointed to head the archdiocese, seized the opportunity to express his sympathy towards the Muslim community by calling for a mosque to be built in Bologna. He also asked for the accommodation of Muslim festivities in Italian schools. Quoting Cdl. Angelo Scola, archbishop of Milan - a cleric with similar sympathies - Zuppi said, "I really think it's time for a mosque in Bologna. Some people think otherwise...
  • The Need to Double the Number of Mosques in France

    03/06/2016 9:50:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 4 March 2016
    This week’s guest is Mohammed Moussaoui, head of the “Union of mosques in France”. He explained the presence of about 2300 mosques in France, adding that “there is a need to double that number to avoid worshipers to pray in non-religious places or on the streets on Fridays.” He also confirmed that since the incidents of November 13 2015 many worship places that are not official were closed. He said that “any place of worship destabilizing the country or promoting extremism should not be regarded as a mosque.” He spoke about the French initiative inviting non-Muslim French people to get...
  • Residents complain that ‘call to prayer’ is too loud (Michigan)

    03/05/2016 9:59:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    thehamtramckreview.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Charles Sercombe
    The debate over the Muslim call to prayer is reverberating once again. At last week’s city council meeting, several residents of the Hamtramck Senior Plaza apartments on Holbrook complained about the volume level of the call to prayer coming from the Ideal Islamic Center, located across from the apartment complex. Jeanette Powell said she’s not complaining as a way to “bash anyone’s religion.” She said the call or prayer was broadcast at 6 a.m. and found the volume “overbearing.” “Just turn it down a little bit.”
  • Leipzig mosque construction site targeted with dead pig

    02/25/2016 7:00:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 Feb 2016 14:51 GMT+01:00 | Tom Barfield
    An empty lot in Leipzig where a local Muslim community plans to build a mosque was the target of an apparent Islamophobic attack on Wednesday, when a passer-by found a dead piglet in a bush. The dead piglet had the words "Mutti Merkel" (Mother Merkel) daubed on it in red paint, the Leipziger Volkszeitung (LVZ) reported. "I see this as just a stupid act. I don't know what they mean to say with this, but our mosque construction project will continue," Dr. Rashid Nawaz of the Leipzig branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat (AMJ) organization told The Local. The piglet...