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  • Islamic group gets OK to cut crosses off NY church (Syracuse NY)

    04/03/2014 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 4:37 PM EDT
    A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque. More than 200 people had signed an online petition calling on the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board to deny an application by North Side Learning Center, the church’s new owner, to remove the crosses and build a six-foot chain-link fence. …
  • New Castle Mosque Protest Goes Digital

    03/30/2014 10:29:26 AM PDT · by NYAmerican · 9 replies
    Chappaqua Daily Voice ^ | 8/2/12 | NYAmerican
    The limousine liberals of New Castle, NY (aka "Chappaqua", or Clinton H.Q.) continue to fight a mosque in "their backyard". Wonder how many of them strongly supported the mosque @ Ground Zero. (update reported in NY Journal News, "New Castle criticized over Islamic center's review" on 3/30/14)
  • Former Syracuse Catholic Church to Become Islamic Mosque

    03/27/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    CNY Central ^ | 2/24/14 | Laura Hand
    SYRACUSE -- Syracuse's Holy Trinity has a new owner, and some major changes are coming for the former Roman Catholic church. As we first reported on Monday, the church, rectory and its old school, currently used for refugee and immigration programs, have been sold to the North Side Learning Center, a North McBride Street-based all-volunteer organization founded in 2009. Dr. Yusuf Soule, who heads up North Side Learning Center, confirms that his not for profit program has bought the campus and will lease the former church to a new Islamic society, which will name it 'Mosque of Jesus the Son...
  • Chechnya leader inaugurates new mosque in Israel

    03/23/2014 12:33:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2014 10:14 AM EDT
    The president of Russia’s republic of Chechnya has inaugurated a new $10 million mosque in an Arab village in Israel. Ramzan Kadyrov said on Sunday that it was an honor to visit “this good and holy land” during a stop in the village of Abu Ghosh. …
  • Report: Obama Spent $770 Million in Taxpayer Funds to Rebuild and Renovate Mosques Overseas

    03/10/2014 1:46:52 PM PDT · by make no mistake · 66 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 3/10/2014 | Jason DeWitt
    A CBS news investigation found that the Obama State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas — outraging taxpayer advocates and raising enormous questions about aid to potentially terror-supporting groups with U.S. foreign aid.
  • Johannesburg,South Africa: Four Muslims Gang-Rape a 10-Year-old Boy in Mosque

    03/09/2014 10:23:54 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
     An Islamic organisation has voiced its disgust on Friday after a 10 year-old-boy was assaulted and molested at mosque in Lenasia.Earlier reports said the boy was assaulted at a church, but according to Jamiatul Ulama South Africa the incident happened at a mosque in Lenasia’s Extension 11. Jamiatul Ulama South Africa general secretary Moulana E I Bham said the victim was molested by three teenagers and a 23-year-old man, who have since been arrested. “We would like to strongly denounce this incident and welcome the quick arrests which have so far been made of the suspects.” Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela...
  • Rachel’s Tomb Hit By 200 Terror Attacks in 2013 (Israel)

    02/11/2014 7:46:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 2/11/2014, 9:20 PM | Ari Yashar
    The Interior Committee discussed a bill presented by MK David Azulai (Shas) on Tuesday, which addressed the “continuous harassment of Jews visiting Kever Rachel,” the tomb of the Jewish matriarch Rachel from the Torah. During the course of the discussion, which was moderated by MK Zevulun Kalfa (Jewish Home), Azulai explained he had raised the issue due to the increase in the frequency of terrorist attacks around Kever Rachel. He noted the 1993 Oslo Accords guaranteed Jews prayer access to the site, adding, “if this is what the agreements look like, we need to be very concerned.” Massive Arab mobs...
  • Muslim Authorities Filling Temple Mount with Trash Cans

    01/20/2014 11:56:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | Gil Ronen
    Jews who ascended to the Temple Mount in the last few days discovered that the Muslim Waqf has been planting trash cans throughout the plaza atop the Mount. Two weeks ago, as LIBA project coordinator Yehuda Glick visited the Mount, he saw drilling being carried out into the paved floor of the Mount plaza. Muslims refused to say what they were doing and were assisted by police in pushing Glick away. The mystery of the drilling has now been solved: the holes were used for planting dozens of trash cans, and dozens more await their turn. Temple activists said Monday...
  • California Mosque with Collapsing Ceilings, Raw Sewage, Claims Freedom of Religion

    01/12/2014 7:10:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I don’t really understand how living in an Islamic center that has collapsing ceilings and raw sewage is a part of the Islamic religion. Even the most far out Hadiths and Fatwas (and there are some really far out ones) don’t cover this.But political correctness usually trumps the law when it comes to mosques. Masjid Noor has “serious structural integrity problems and potentially dangerous conditions” that were revealed during a late-December inspection by fire officials, said city prosecutor Trisha Aljoe.“Floors and ceilings are collapsing in there, and extensive work is being done that needs a structural engineer.”Aljoe added that raw...
  • Israeli injured after Palestinian hurls explosive at Bethlehem holy site

    01/06/2014 2:24:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/1/14 | Yaakov Lappin
    Palestinians hurled two improvised grenades at Israelis in Bethlehem on Monday evening in two attacks, injuring one civilian. An explosive was thrown at Rachel's Tomb, causing injuries to one man, who was evacuated to hospital by paramedics. Earlier, an explosive was thrown at an IDF base in the area. No injuries were reported in that attack. Monday's events are the latest indication that Palestinian violence is on the rise, though Israeli policymakers and defense experts remain doubtful that we are on the cusp of a third intifada. Last week, news outlets learned of a secret report by one of the...
  • 14 killed in China mosque stampede

    01/06/2014 8:04:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 06 January 2014
    Fourteen people have died after a stampede at a mosque in northern China. The incident happened at the mosque in Guyuan, a city in the Ningxia region, the Xinhua News Agency said, while people were handing out traditional cakes during an event to commemorate a religious figure. …
  • Islam to become Ireland's second religion by 2043; Muslim population to rise to 100,000 by 2020

    12/30/2013 1:35:13 PM PST · by tesbassa · 22 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 30 December 2013
    As construction work begins on Ireland’s biggest mosque in the capital Dublin, statistics have shown that Islam will become Ireland’s second biggest religion after Catholicism by the year 2043. The Central Statistics Office confirmed that Islam is currently the fastest growing religion in Ireland, noting a 10-fold increase between 1991 and 2011 in which the Muslim population increased from 0.1% to 1.1% of the overall population. Not including conversions to the religion, the census claimed that just based on birth rate and immigration alone, the population of Muslims in Ireland will rise from 49,000 to 100,000 by 2020. Meanwhile, the...
  • One man dead, two hurt after stabbing attack at mosque ( Australia )

    12/05/2013 8:40:16 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | December 05, 2013 | Wayne Flower, Mark Buttler
    WORSHIPPERS at a mosque fled for their lives as a man ran amok with a knife during morning prayers, leaving one elderly man dead and two others seriously hurt. Horrified witnesses said the attacker went berserk on Thursday when other worshippers refused to let him enter the Broadmeadows mosque for prayers. The man, who was not a regular worshiper, allegedly became violent when other worshippers refused to let him enter morning prayers. All the victims were elderly men. "It was crazy. A rampage," one man said.
  • Mosque takes over former Wheaton church ( Illinois )

    12/05/2013 8:14:56 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 2, 2013 | Bob Goldsborough
    A mosque recently moved into a former church building on the northeast side of Wheaton, becoming what is believed to be the city's first Islamic institution. In late August, the Islamic Center of Wheaton bought and moved into the 26,193-square-foot former First Assembly of God Church at 900 E. Geneva Road, at the southwest corner of Geneva Road and President Street. Records show that, through a bank trust, the Islamic Center of Wheaton paid $3.15 million for the church and its 7.08-acre property. Mosque spokesman Abraham Antar said he and his fellow congregants are excited about their new home, which...
  • Former Turkish Cathedral Hagia Sophia May Become a Mosque

    12/04/2013 1:45:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/03/2013 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI,
    Members of the government of the Republic of Turkey have expressed consideration in turning a notable landmark that was once a church into a mosque. Hagia Sophia, originally built as a cathedral and presently a museum, may be turned into a mosque, recently commented Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc. "We are looking at a sad Hagia Sophia, but hopefully we will see it smiling again soon," said Arinc regarding the possible change. Such a possible move has garnered controversy both within Turkey and internationally, as many believe such a decision could put the country at odds with its generations...
  • Ohio Students Chained to Wall and Beaten With Sticks at Local Mosque (Video)

    11/03/2013 9:32:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:40 PM | Jim Hoft
    Islamic students were chained to the wall and beaten at the Masjad As-Salaamah Mosque in Ohio. The mosque’s name translates to “Mosque of Peace.” Via IM41:
  • Kenya Muslim Leader: I Could Be Killed Next

    11/01/2013 7:42:10 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 1, 2013 | AP
    ... The killing of Sheik Ibrahim Ismael followed the unexplained killing of yet another mosque leader, Aboud Rogo Mohammed, in August 2012. ... Ahmed and family members accuse the government of being behind the killings. The coastal police chief did not respond to repeated calls for comment. A national police spokesman told The Associated Press to call back later but then turned off his phone.
  • Saudi Arabian sex offender, Homaidan al-Turki, wants out of prison in Arapahoe County ( CO )

    10/31/2013 7:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    A Saudi national, who is serving an eight-years-to-life sentence in Arapahoe County for repeatedly sexually assaulting his housekeeper, is seeking to spend the rest of his sentence in his native country. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion. Thursday, he is expected back in court for the continuation of a hearing that began last week. Defense attorneys say their client should have access to a sex offender treatment program that takes into account his religious and cultural beliefs and one that would be closer to his family. They say the...
  • Iceland to Get its First Mosque

    09/27/2013 9:34:39 PM PDT · by cutty · 59 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 27, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    The Muslim Association of Iceland now admits that foreign donors will be paying for the mosque's construction costs. The former mayor of Reykjavik says he believes it is outrageous for the city to give Muslims a site at no cost at a great location in the center of the city, and asks why political and feminist groups are so tolerant of a religion that he says degrades women. The Reykjavík City Council has approved a building permit for the construction of the first mosque in Iceland. The mosque will be built in Sogamýri, an upscale district near downtown Reykjavík on...
  • Scotland Jails Man for 10 Months for Putting Bacon on Mosque Doors

    09/19/2013 9:44:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/19/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Freedom! No sorry. You’re thinking of a different Scotland. The Chairman of the Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council, Foysol Choudhury MBE, is delighted that a 25-year-old Edinburgh man has been given a 10-month jail sentence for offending Muslims, and declared: “All religions are to be respected.”Stilwel admitted breach of the peace. Speaking after sentencing, Choudhury said:“I really welcome the sheriff’s decision to impose a jail sentence in this case. We live in what is always called a ‘multi-cultural society’ and I think we need to work together and prove that is true.”“We need to respect everyone’s religion or culture,...
  • Video: Saudi Cleric Shanqiti: Muslim Men May Enjoy the Company of up to 19,604 Women in Paradise

    09/19/2013 2:12:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 29 replies
    MEMRI (via ^ | September 16, 2013 | n/a
    Video Description: "Video: Saudi Cleric Shanqiti: Muslim Men May Enjoy the Company of up to 19,604 Women in Paradise"
  • School Takes Kids to Mosque, Gives them Copies of Koran

    09/18/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities. The students were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions. But some parents objected to the...
  • Des Plaines sued after rejecting plans for mosque

    09/17/2013 10:50:47 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies ^ | September 17, 2013 | Manya Brachear Pashman
    A Bosnian Muslim congregation filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Des Plaines and five aldermen, alleging they violated its religious freedom when they denied permission to convert a vacant office building into a community center and Muslim house of worship. The American Islamic Center claims in the suit that aldermen violated its constitutional rights by refusing to rezone an industrial park to accommodate a mosque. "We are not happy that we have to file this lawsuit," said Imam Senad Agic. "We are hoping the City Council of Des Plaines would understand our religious needs." But aldermen say allowing any house...

    08/30/2013 1:59:45 PM PDT · by TBP · 27 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/20/2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    While unrest in Turkey continues to capture attention, more subtle and more telling events concerning the Islamification of Turkey—and not just at the hands of Prime Minister Erdogan but majorities of Turks—are quietly transpiring. These include the fact that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia museum is on its way to becoming a mosque.
  • Collapse reported on Temple Mount

    08/28/2013 6:02:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Israel Today ^ | August 27, 2013
    Eyewitnesses told Turkish media this week that a portion of the Temple Mount platform near the Al Aqsa Mosque has collapsed, creating a serious safety hazard and a possible threat to the stability of the Islamic structure. If the report is accurate, it would be the second serious collapse on the Temple Mount in the past five years. Palestinian officials claim that the collapses are caused by deliberate Israeli action to bring down the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock so that the Jewish Temple can be rebuilt. But archaeologists and engineers have been warning for...
  • Area Near Al-Aqsa Mosque Collapses

    08/21/2013 9:05:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    inn ^ | 8/21/13 | Elad Benari
    An area collapsed near the western wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem late Tuesday, reported the Turkish Anadolu news agency. An eyewitness told the agency that the collapse occurred near the Bab as Silsila, on the western part of the mosque. It is the second collapse near the western wall within five years, Cum'a Usayle, an eyewitness, told Anadolu. "The collapse has caused a deep hole there. It is dangerous for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. It poses danger especially for children and women," he said. The report claimed that no security precautions around the area have been taken by Israeli...
  • Georgia: “Compromise” reached after Feds intimidate city that denied mosque expansion

    08/19/2013 7:48:02 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 7 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | creeping
    Is it really a compromise when the community overwhelmingly does not want the expansion, when the city ruled against it and a court upheld the ruling only to have Obama/Holder step in (likely after being contacted by Muslims) and force the mosque on residents?
  • Why Did a Tennessee Grade School Ban Pork?

    08/15/2013 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 140 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | August 15, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee elementary school banned students from eating ham sandwiches, BLT’s and anything else made with pork, but eventually lifted the ban after parents complained. Third grade teachers at Sunset Elementary School in Brentwood, Tenn. sent home an “Approved Snack List” for the school year and it specifically banned anything that comes from a pig.snacklist “No meats containing pork,” read the memorandum. “Starting Monday, August 12, 2013 your child must provide their own snack from the above approved snack list.” Kids could nosh on raw vegetables without dips or sauces, fresh fruit, crackers, pretzels, and popcorn – but no ribs...
  • ‘Woman trafficked to be a sex slave by Bradford man’ ( UK )

    08/08/2013 10:07:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    she was sold to Azam Khan, 34, who allegedly raped her three times and assaulted her twice while keeping her prisoner. He denies the charges. Nusrat, 40, and Mashrafat Khan, 61, of Colne Road, Burnley, also deny charges of trafficking a person for exploitation under the Asylum and Immigration Act. They are accused of having signed wedding documents at the fake marriage ceremony. . .. . It is also alleged the victim, who comes from a Romany gipsy community in eastern Slovakia, was forced into a sham marriage with Azam Khan at the mosque in Brougham Street. The court was...
  • Fla. mosque leaders say teen talked of jihad

    07/19/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2013 4:28 PM EDT | Derek Kinner and Tamara Lush
    Shelton Bell stood out at the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville. Not because he was a strawberry-blond American who converted to Islam. It was more because of the way he dressed—in headgear that resembled garb worn by remote tribes in Afghanistan—and mostly because of what he said. In mid-2012, a parent was concerned that Bell, who now faces federal terrorism charges, was “in conversation with his son about inciting violence and talking about jihad and talking about weapons,” said Parvez Ahmed, the center’s board secretary. Mosque leaders called the FBI, setting into motion a case that came to...
  • Hevron: Muslim Worshipers Desecrate Jewish Holy Site (Tomb of the Patriarchs)

    07/13/2013 2:06:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 7/13/2013, 10:56 PM | Ari Soffer
    Jewish worshipers who arrived at the Cave of Patriarchs in Hevron after Muslim prayers on Friday were horrified to find that the site had been vandalized. The Cave (known as Me’arat HaMakhpela in Hebrew) is usually split between Jewish and Muslim worshipers, but this past Friday it was open exclusively to Muslim worshipers in honor of Ramadan. But when the Jewish section of the site was reopened, worshipers were horrified to find widespread desecration. Two mezuzot—cases containing Jewish holy scriptures affixed to the doorpost—had been torn off and stolen, and a third was damaged. Muslim worshipers had also thrown mud...
  • British police arrest 75-year-old man after homemade bomb explodes outside mosque

    06/28/2013 3:23:18 AM PDT · by BCW · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Matthew Cooper
    LONDON — British police have arrested a 75-year-old man on suspicion of causing an explosion after a homemade bomb went off near a mosque. West Midlands Police said the man was arrested by counterterrorism officers Thursday at his home in Walsall, near the central England city of Birmingham.
  • Cardinal Dolan makes first visit to NYC mosque, meets with Staten Island Muslim leaders

    06/24/2013 4:50:01 PM PDT · by haffast · 24 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | updated June 20, 2013 at 6:33 AM | Maura Grunlund
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made his first visit to a mosque in New York City and it was the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center in Tompkinsville where he met with Muslim and other faith leaders. The cardinal spent more than two hours touring the mosque and the Miraj Islamic School and having lunch with about 40 clergy and laity. "I thank God that this day has arrived," the cardinal said. "I thank you for your welcome, I thank you for making me feel like a friend and a member of a family." The...
  • Every Mosque--In America, Too--Is A Military Base

    06/19/2013 9:44:07 AM PDT · by IChing · 20 replies ^ | 6/19/13 | Donald Joy
    Muslim terrorists and their enablers like to complain about how America has military bases in Muslim countries. Even people such as half-crazy republican congressman Ron Paul constantly bring it up, erroneously blaming our global footprint for Islamic terrorist attacks against us (those of us who know history know better). Yet only rarely, and at the margins, is the truth pointed out that our enemy has thousands, literally thousands, of military bases here in the United States, and even more in Europe for that matter. Don’t just take my word for it, listen to Turkish prime minister Recep Erdogan, from a...
  • FBI: No Surveillance In Mosques -- Dick Morris TV

    06/18/2013 11:21:06 AM PDT · by LyinLibs · 1 replies
    Dick ^ | 6/18/2013 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how mosques are off-limits for FBI surveillance.
  • Pupils withdrawn from trip to Edinburgh mosque ( UK )

    06/09/2013 8:49:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Scotsman ^ | 05/06/2013 | David O’Leary
    Children from Newtongrange Primary visited the Central Mosque in Potterrow, but from an original group of 90 pupils, 28 were withdrawn. The trip had been organised to help educate the primary one, two and five pupils about other religions and cultures. But one parent today said they didn’t want their child “mixed up in the hate being preached in mosques”. The incident comes amid heightened tensions in the wake of the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in London, and David Cameron’s pledge to “drain the swamp” of extremism. Religious leaders and Midlothian councillors condemned parents pulling their children out the...
  • Tide of Iraq’s Sunni-Shia violence

    05/28/2013 3:12:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    euronews ^ | 28/ 05 / 2013
    The Sunni minority in Iraq as a whole held power under Saddam – had done since Ottoman rule. That’s over. Their geographic distribution does little to guarantee their place in Iraqi society today. They are more divided than ever from the country’s Shiites. They feel they are second-class citizens, stigmatised and repressed. This has added fuel to the Sunni insurgence, invoking the spectre of al Qaeda extremism. ... The tensions are sustained by violence committed on both sides. The Shiite militias have not been disarmed; attacks against towns or Sunni mosques are frequent. Twenty-nine mosques were targeted in April and...
  • Holy War: London Mosque Firebombed

    05/27/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 5/27/13 | Pat Dollard
    Code of Harry from Showtime’s Dexter: The Code of Harry was never actually written down, but was passed down verbally. As a result, it’s not a verbatim list of rules, but more a general set of learnings and guidelines taught by Harry to Dexter. Dexter has several times cited two rules as the most important rule above all others: 1st Rule of the Code : Never get caught – Don’t get caught committing a crime, since that would result in imprisonment and may even result in being put to death. Harry, in bringing Dexter to witness an execution, runs through...
  • Tensions on streets after slaughter of British soldier: War memorials defaced and mosque firebombed

    05/27/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/27/13 | Martin Robinson
    Two of Britain´s most celebrated war memorials have been defaced, apparently with the word ´Islam´ scrawled across them and inscriptions scrubbed out with red paint. Police have confirmed they are investigating the vandalism of the RAF Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park and the Animals In War Memorial in Park Lane, both in central London. Pictures taken today show that the damage has now been covered over with plastic or white sheets. Scotland Yard said there have not been any arrests, so it not clear if it has been done by Muslim protesters or far-right groups attempting to stir-up hatred.
  • Suicide attacker dies in blast in Afghan capital; explosion in mosque kills 12 in east

    05/25/2013 2:01:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | May 25, 2013 | Rahim Faiez
    KABUL - A would-be suicide bomber died when his explosives-rigged vest went off prematurely in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning, police said. The apparent failed attack came a day after a major Taliban assault on an international compound in Kabul left 10 people dead including the six attackers. Another blast in the country's east killed 12 people at a mosque during evening prayers late Friday. Authorities in Ghazni province say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque.
  • Maryland Blessed With $100 Million Turkish Mega-Mosque

    05/22/2013 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | May 22, 2013 | John DeMayo
    On May 15, 2013, the Turkish Prime Minister, Erdogan, an anti-Semite, attended a ceremony a stone’s throw from our nation’s capital celebrating what he claims “will likely become the largest and most striking example of Islamic architecture in the Western Hemisphere.” Next year, when completed, the Turkish American Culture and Civilization Center, in Lanham, Maryland “US of A,” a project of the Islamist Turkish government, will be the grandest Islamic site in the Western Hemisphere. Allah Akbar! The 15-acre neo-Ottoman empire inspired complex will have five buildings and a mosque capable of serving over 750 faithful Muslim worshipers. I have...
  • Calls for Attacks on Christians Emanate From Mosque Loudspeakers in Pakistan Villages

    05/22/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT · by TXZionista · 4 replies
    LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim political candidate suspected of murdering a Christian has instigated calls from mosque loudspeakers for attacks on Christians, whom he blames for his May 11 election loss. Tensions were high in Punjab Province’s Okara district after provincial assembly seat candidate Mehr Abdul Sattar, sought by police in connection with a 2008 murder, on May 13 arranged for mosque calls for violence against Christian villages.
  • Turkey to Build $100 Million Mega-Mosque in Maryland; Connected to Islamic Extremists

    05/21/2013 11:13:04 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/13 | Aurelius
    On May 15th, the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and two leaders linked to the Muslim Brotherhood visited Lanham, Maryland to celebrate the future opening of a $100,000,000 mega-mosque. The project is being funded by the Islamic government of Turkey. Erdogan has seen his share of controversy. In February, he stated that Zionism is a "crime against humanity." In June 1997, he stated, "The Jews have begun to crush the Muslims of Palestine, in the name of Zionism. Today, the image of the Jews is no different from that of the Nazis." The Muslim Brotherhood and their connection to antisemitism...
  • White House official praises Muslim Brotherhood leader

    03/08/2011 4:46:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 31 replies
    WND ^ | March 8, 2011 | WND
    WASHINGTON –While visiting a mosque in the Washington area last week, a senior White House security official lavished praise on a Muslim cleric who happens to be a top leader of the radical Muslim Brotherhood in America, FBI investigators point out. "They are so ignorant," said one FBI veteran regarding the White House. "This is unbelievable bullsh--." White House sources explain that deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough was unaware of the cleric's radical ties, and added that the presidential assistant attended the outreach event as a show of support for the Muslim community ahead of Thursday's congressional hearings on...
  • Russia detains 140 in sweep at Muslim prayer room: reports

    04/27/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 26, 2013 | (Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Michael Roddy)
    (Reuters) - Russian law enforcement officers detained 140 people at a Muslim prayer room in Moscow on Friday as part of a search for Islamist militants, Russian news agencies quoted Federal Security Service (FSB) officials as saying. FSB and Federal Migration Service officers took the detainees, including more than 30 foreigners, to police stations near the site in southern Moscow, state-run RIA cited the FSB's Moscow branch as saying. There was no indication of any link to the April 15 attack at the Boston Marathon, in which U.S. authorities believe two ethnic Chechen brothers with roots in Russia's North Caucasus...
  • Worshippers hear first prayer call in Sweden

    04/26/2013 7:59:29 PM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | April 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM | UPI
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 26 (UPI) -- Worshippers at a mosque in southern Stockholm heard Sweden's first-ever call to prayer Friday, officials said. The Fittja mosque was built in 2007, but local police earlier this month ruled the prayer call wouldn't violate noise ordinances, The reported. The prayer call can be conducted from three to five minutes on Friday from midday to 1 p.m. In September, local officials voted to repeal a 1994 ban on prayer calls. snip
  • 9/11 plane's landing gear found wedged 'by Ground Zero Mosque'

    04/26/2013 7:09:57 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 19 replies ^ | April 27, 2013
    A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between the infamous "Ground Zero Mosque" and another New York building. The part includes a clearly visible Boeing identification number, New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said. The twisted, rusted metal part has cables and levers on it and is about 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 1.5 feet deep. The piece was discovered Wednesday by surveyors inspecting a lower Manhattan Islamic community centre on behalf of the building's owner. The spokesman said the inspectors...
  • Bombers' Mosque In Boston A Factory For Terrorists

    Homeland Insecurity: The New York Times thinks the Boston bombers "self-radicalized" on the Web. But it didn't look at their mosque, which has churned out other terrorists, too. USA Today, on the other hand, did look at their mosque — the Islamic Society of Boston — and found "a curriculum that radicalizes people," according to a local source quoted in the paper's investigation. "Other people have been radicalized there." In fact, several ISB members and leaders have been convicted or suspected of terrorism, including: (snipped) Abdurahman ,Alamoudi,Aafia Siddiqui, Ahmad Abousamra, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Jamal Badawi, and The Tsarnaev brothers,
  • State: Marathon bomb suspects’ family received welfare, food stamps

    04/26/2013 8:29:24 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 54 replies
    The family of Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the two brothers accused in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks, received food stamps and welfare when the brothers were growing up, according to a letter from the state Department of Transitional Assistance that was obtained by the Globe. In the letter, sent Thursday to the chairman of the House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, the department outlined the benefits that the brothers had received through their parents, Anzor and Zubeidat, as well as benefits Tamerlan Tsarnaev later received as a member of his wife’s household. Anzor and Zubeidat received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...
  • Christian Church opens doors to Muslims (Christian hymns replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel)

    04/25/2013 9:19:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/30/2013 | Divya Talwar
    On a bitterly cold and snowing afternoon in Aberdeen, the doors of St John's Episcopal Church are open to hundreds of Muslim worshippers, arriving for daily prayers. The familiar sounds of Christian hymns have been replaced with Islamic prayer in the chapel this Friday lunchtime and the church priest with the imam from the neighbouring mosque. Muslims from the Syed Shah Mustafa Jame Masjid mosque next door share this church with Christian worshippers up to five times a day. Church leaders believe this may be the only place in the country where Christian and Muslim worshippers pray side by side....