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  • Turkish $100m Mosque in D.C. as Turkish Intel Spied From Mosques Across Europe

    04/03/2017 8:50:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 2, 2017 | By Patrick Poole
    One year ago today, Turkish President Recep Erdogan was in the Washington, D.C. area to open a new $100 million mosque complex funded by the Turkish government and operated by the Diyanet, Turkey's religious affairs ministry. Needless to say, the opening of the Diyanet complex received international media attention: But on the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Diyanet Center of America, questions about its true purpose are being raised. There are ongoing investigations by European officials into widespread spying allegations implicating Turkish government-funded Diyanet mosques across the continent. The investigations center on whether the mosques are spying on...
  • Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint

    03/23/2017 8:34:14 AM PDT · by jerod · 21 replies
    CBC ^ | Mar 23, 2017 7:03 AM ET | By Brennan Neill, Stephen Smith
    Larger Muslim community wants apology from mosque and wonders why controversial imam was invited to preach A Montreal mosque is facing a police complaint and rebukes from the larger Muslim community after a video of an imam delivering a sermon in which he asks for Jews to be killed surfaced online. The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in the city's Saint-Michel neighbourhood on Dec. 23, 2016. The video was posted to the mosque's YouTube channel three days later. The imam in the video is Jordanian cleric Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr — he was reportedly an...
  • Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims 'vile'

    03/20/2017 4:26:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 5:54 PM EDT
    FBI agents have met with leaders of an Iowa mosque about a threatening note it received in the mail. Dr. Samir Shams, the president of the Islamic Center of Des Moines, says he found the handwritten note Sunday morning. It said Muslims were a “vile” people and that President Donald Trump would “do to you Muslims what Hitler did to the Jews.” The note was signed only “Americans for a Better Way.” Shams says Muslims must take such notes seriously. …
  • Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses.....

    03/18/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses into building site Right-wing extremists in Germany have hampered the construction of a mosque by erecting ten large crosses at the site. The group, planted the wooden structures in the small village of Marbach, near Erfurt, in the central eastern state of Thuringia, in early March. The owner of the site has said he plans to take legal action against the activists, named as 'Citizens for Erfurt'.
  • Turks push to turn iconic Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

    03/10/2017 8:18:48 AM PST · by cutty · 15 replies
    For eight decades, the iconic Hagia Sophia [Ἁγία Σοφία, “Holy Wisdom”] – museum in Istanbul [Constantinople] has stood as a symbol of Turkey’s commitment to a secular society. Now that tradition is under siege by growing calls to convert the historic structure back into a practicing mosque. The 1,500-year-old structure originally was built as an Orthodox Christian cathedral. It was turned into a mosque in the 15th century after the Ottoman Turks defeated the Greek emperor in Constantinople and renamed the city Istanbul. In the 1930s, the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, turned it into a museum in his...
  • Sheik, rabble and brawl at Preston mosque [ Australia ]

    03/01/2017 12:42:49 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | February 24, 2017 | Andrew Bolt
    Islam means peace. Islam means peace. Islam means ... well, also this: DRAMATIC footage has emerged of a fight outside a Preston mosque. The Sunday Herald Sun understands the dispute was sparked over the banning of Sheik Abdou Eid. The footage showed a large crowd of men pushing and shoving outside the mosque on Friday. ... Vicious infighting threatens to tear apart the congregation of one of Melbourne's largest mosques, amid claims that millions of dollars of donations have disappeared and accusations that a sheikh had behaved inappropriately with women. The conflict came to a head last week when Sheikh...
  • US Mosque Honors Islamic Assassin Who Murdered Pakistani Governor: "He Was Not A Terrorist"

    02/24/2017 4:17:24 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 5 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    As I reported earlier, the town of Sterling Height bowed to government tyranny and Islamic supremacism in approving the building of a mega-mosque in the middle of a community of Christians who fled Iraq to escape genocide.  This story is just one of many in which mosques are promoting the very ideology of Muhammad and jihad.  A Maryland mosque has been exposed for honoring an Islamic assassin as a saint. Judicial Watch reports: A mosque situated about an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital recently held a ceremony to honor a radical Islamist who murdered a beloved political figure in...
  • Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community

    02/22/2017 6:08:16 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 02/20/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    A city of 130,000 people in southeastern Michigan is under the gun of Islamic pressure following its denial of a mega-mosque in a residential neighborhood populated largely by Christian refugees who fled Islamic persecution in Iraq. Sterling Heights already has two mosques, but a third, the American Islamic Community Center, applied for a permit and was rejected after it was determined its proposed use was incompatible with the residential area. Too much traffic, too little parking, the city planning commission decided by a 9-0 vote against the mosque in September 2015. But in December, the mosque sued the city and...
  • US Mosque Holds Memorial For Islamist Assassin

    02/17/2017 6:14:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Russ Read
    A Maryland-based mosque held a memorial celebration Sunday for an Islamist assassin who was convicted of murdering a Pakistani governor for criticizing the country’s blasphemy laws. The Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted an “Urs” for convicted murderer Mumtaz Qadri, reported Ehsan Rehan of the Rabwah Times, a Pakistan-based news agency. Urs is a traditional death anniversary usually reserved for Sufi saints celebrated by Muslims in South Asia. A Pakistani high court charged Qadri with murder after he killed Salman Taseer, the former governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Qadri, who was part of Taseer’s bodyguard, shot him 27 times with an...
  • Woman charged with hate crime in Davis mosque attack

    02/15/2017 4:07:19 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 14, 2017 | Stephen Magagnini, Cathy Locke and Nashelly Chavez
    An unemployed Davis resident has been arrested and charged with vandalizing the Davis Islamic Center last month in what both state and federal prosecutors are calling a hate crime.
  • Man gets 30 years for setting fire to mosque visited by Orlando shooter

    02/06/2017 7:05:35 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | Feb 6, 2017
    An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online pleaded no contest Monday to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Joseph Schreiber, dressed in a burnt orange jumpsuit, his wrists and ankles shackled, pleaded no contest during Monday's hearing before Circuit Judge Steven Levin. Schreiber answered Levin's questions in a clear, unwavering voice before sentencing. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea. He had confessed to detectives that he set fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce last Sept. 11, the 15th anniversary...
  • What Really Happened at the Grand Mosque in Quebec City?

    02/01/2017 6:32:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/1/17 | Baron Bodissey
    On Sunday night six people were massacred and a number of others wounded when a man opened fire with an automatic weapon in a mosque in Quebec City. Initial reports quoted witnesses as saying that there were multiple gunmen, and that they shouted “Allahu Akhbar” as they fired into the crowd. By the following morning, however, the Narrative had completely shifted: there was only one attacker, a white Quebecois; the other man who had initially been arrested (named Mohamed) had morphed into a witness. The legacy media immediately discovered “likes” for Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen on the accused...
  • Jews Hand Muslims Synagogue Keys When a Texas Mosque Burns Down

    01/31/2017 8:24:03 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 105 replies
    Forward ^ | 1/31/17 | Andrea Cantor
    In the small Gulf Coast city of Victoria, Texas, there are several churches, but just one synagogue, and one mosque — at least, until the mosque mysteriously burned down on Saturday, according to the New York Times. Now, in a sense, the synagogue has become a mosque: the Jews of Victoria handed the Muslims the key to the building, so they would a place to worship while rebuilding. “Everyone knows everybody, I know several members of the mosque, and we felt for them,” said Robert Loeb, the president of Bnai Israel, which affiliates with the Reconstructionist movement. On Sunday, the...
  • Burned Texas mosque gets $1m from donors

    01/31/2017 4:55:08 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | January 30, 2017 | Staff
    A Texas mosque has received nearly $1m in donations after it was destroyed in a fire over the weekend. More than $900,000 had been raised to rebuild the Islamic Center of Victoria as of Monday afternoon, according to a GoFundMe page. Texas officials have yet to determine the cause of the blaze, which happened in the early hours of Saturday.
  • Police say only one suspect in deadly Quebec City mosque attack

    01/30/2017 10:52:49 AM PST · by balk · 29 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 | Les Perreaux, Rhéal Séguin, Verity Stevenson AND Ingrid Peritz
    After initially saying there were two suspects, police from the Sureté du Québec confirmed around noon Monday that there was only one. The other is being considered a witness. Court officials in Quebec City identified the men as Alexandre Bissonnette and Mohamed El Khadir. It was not immediately clear which man was the suspect. The TVA network said Mr. Bisonnette was the only suspect.
  • Police now say 1 suspect in Canada mosque shooting

    01/30/2017 9:57:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 12:39 PM EST | Tracey Lindeman and Rob Gillies
    A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada’s prime minister called an act of terrorism. Police initially arrested two men but later said just one remains a suspect. More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when the shooting erupted Sunday night. In addition to the six who died, five were in critical condition and 12 others suffered minor injuries, University of Quebec Hospital Centre spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis said Monday. The dead ranged in age from 35 to 65. Quebec City court clerk Isabelle Ferland identified...
  • Suspect in Quebec mosque terror attack was of Moroccan origin, reports show

    01/30/2017 7:07:56 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 69 replies
    FOX ^ | JAN 30, 2017
    TERRORISM Suspect in Quebec mosque terror attack was of Moroccan origin, report shows Published January 30, 2017 FoxNews.com was of Moroccan origin, report shows Published January 30, 2017 FoxNews.com Now Playing Two suspects arrested in deadly Quebec mosque terror attack One of two gunmen who shouted 'Allahu akbar!' as they opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City was of Moroccan origin, a witness and local media reported Monday, revealing the first details about the attackers in the massacre that killed six men. The terror suspects were identified as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette, the Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles...
  • Five dead in 'barbaric' mosque shooting in Canada

    Five people are said to have been killed after gunmen opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, during evening prayers. The mosque's president, Mohamed Yangui, confirmed the death toll and described the attack as "barbaric". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter: "Tonight, Canadians grieve for those killed in a cowardly attack on a mosque in Quebec City. My thoughts are with victims & their families." A witness said that up to three gunmen fired on about 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre. Another witness said a heavily armed police tactical squad was seen...
  • Five dead in shooting in Canadian mosque

    01/29/2017 8:01:22 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 108 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) ^ | 30/01/17 04:45 | Elad Benari
    [snip] "It seemed to me that they had a Quebecois accent. They started to fire, and as they shot they yelled, 'Allahu akbar!' The bullets hit people that were praying. People who were praying lost their lives. A bullet passed right over my head," said the witness. [snip]
  • Texas Mosque Destroyed in Early-Morning Blaze; Cause Unknown

    01/28/2017 1:19:12 PM PST · by Revolutionary · 113 replies
    An early-morning fire Saturday destroyed a Texas mosque...