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  • Saudi Arabia Is Redefining Islam for the World's Largest Muslim Nation

    04/24/2017 12:19:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | Krithika Varagur
    ...Saudi Arabia has, for decades, been making investments of a different sort—those aimed at influencing Indonesian culture and religion. The king’s current visit is the apex of that methodical campaign, and “has the potential to accelerate the expansion of Saudi Arabia’s cultural resources in Indonesia,” .. Since 1980, Saudi Arabia has devoted millions of dollars to exporting its strict brand of Islam, Salafism, to historically tolerant and diverse Indonesia. It has built more than 150 mosques (albeit in a country that has about 800,000), a huge free university in Jakarta, and several Arabic language institutes; supplied more than 100 boarding...
  • San Diego School District Makes Islam Part Of Curriculum

    04/12/2017 5:29:52 PM PDT · by nodwam · 66 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 04/12/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Liberals have spent decades screaming about the separation of church and ‘state’, but now they’ve made a huge exception for Islam. The San Diego School District will start having school calendars showing Islamic holidays and begin to teach students about Islam in social studies classes and school district will create safe places on campuses for Muslim students as part of a multi-tiered approach to combat ‘Islamophobia’. This plan doesn’t include classes on Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion. The school district conducted a survey to see how much bullying occurred because of student’s Islamic faith and found only seven instances...
  • The Quran was quoted at the Oscars as Hollywood rejoiced in a President Trump hate fest!

    02/28/2017 4:08:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 27, 2017 | Erik Verniere
    .....However, the night reached its climax when the sacred text of Islam was quoted during an acceptance speech for the movie “White Helmets.” A pretentious-sounding British man appointed to speak on behalf of the White Helmets, uttered the words of the Quran. This led to yet another standing ovation and tears of joy among the well-meaning celebrities.
  • Kobe Bryant’s School Basketball Team: ‘I Am A Muslim

    02/19/2017 5:02:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/19/17 | Rob Shimshock
    Kobe Bryant’s former basketball team wore shirts saying they were Muslims, refugees, and immigrants during a game Tuesday. Parents have sold the shirts and donated the proceeds to the ACLU. “I am a Muslim I am a Refugee I am an Immigrant I am an American I am an Ace” read the full text displayed on the shirts worn by the high school Lower Merion Aces, as reported by PA Prep Live.
  • San Diego schools team with CAIR to crack down on ‘Islamophobia’

    02/09/2017 6:31:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/9/17 | Victor Skinner
    The San Diego school board’s anti-Islamophobia campaign kicked off at Logan Elementary School Thursday with lessons from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.CAIR spokesman Hanif Mohebi told the mostly Latino seventh- and eighth-graders he was just like them once, and Muslim bullying is the same thing as Latino bullying, according to KPBS.“Where you’re sitting, I used to sit there,” Mohebi said. “And without my beard, I used to look exactly like you, and people used to think I’m Mexican. So I’ve heard all the negative stuff that they will say. And it hurts.”The district-sponsored presentation came with pamphlets that read “Know...
  • Loud Arab Call To Prayer Inside Dallas Fort Worth Airport While Muslims Pray, Chant ‘Allah’ (VIDEO)

    01/29/2017 3:32:10 PM PST · by boycott · 79 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 1-29-17 | Cristina Laila
    Protests erupted at airports across the country following Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring Muslims from seven countries from entering the United States. Muslims gathered inside of Dallas Fort Worth Airport with a loud Arab call to prayer in protest of this ban.
  • College Offers ‘Is God A White Supremacist?’ Religion Class [Swarthmore, Philly]

    01/19/2017 10:44:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | January 19, 2017 4:19 PM
    A Philadelphia-area college is offering a religion class to its students titled “Is God a White Supremacist?” According to Swarthmore College’s course catalog, the course “will focus on representations of race in religious discourses and social practice.” […] Tariq al-Jamil, the head of the school’s religion department, will be teaching the course. …
  • UK: Schoolboy put into “deradicalization” program for saying Muslim women should not wear the Burka

    01/09/2017 5:48:54 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 25 replies
    A SCHOOLBOY has been put through Britain’s strictest de-radicalisation programme after he expressed his beliefs “Muslim women should not be allowed to wear the burka”. The white schoolboy was dragged in and ordered to spend time with an imam and visit a mosque after he made comments in school about Muslims “trying to take over the country”, according to local reports. Channel is part of the counter-terror Prevent scheme, which aims to curb recruitment by Islamic terrorists and is used in the most serious cases of radicalisation, targeting “individuals at risk of being drawn into violent extremism”. The organisation said...
  • Justice Department Suing Two Towns For Refusing To Build Mosques

    11/24/2016 5:02:31 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 24, 2016 | Kevin Daley
    The township also calls into question the propriety of a relationship between a member of the ISBR and a lead DOJ investigator. Attorneys for the township also confirm that a lawyer representing the mosque was in contact with DOJ investigators well before the planning board reached any decision regarding the ISBR’s application. “These communications, unknown by the Township at the time, suggest an inappropriate collusion with Plaintiffs rather than an unbiased review.” The town also accuses the Department of Justice of engaging in punitive behavior throughout the investigation, and not acting in good faith. . . . A similar lawsuit...
  • German Parents Fined €300 for Refusing to Permit Their Son to Visit Mosque

    10/26/2016 8:18:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 26 Oct, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Parents in the German town of Rendsburg were assessed a €300 fine for refusing permission for their 13-year-old son to participate in a school field trip to a mosque. Apparently the “permission” that parents were asked to give was pro forma. It was not really optional. The visit was mandatory. The parents were fined. The boy will go to the mosque. Ve haf vays of making you visit the mosque… Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief item from oe24.at: Student refuses mosque visit: €300 penalty Parents are lodging an appeal. But still a €300 penalty is looming,...
  • WorldViews ‘I will NOT wear a hijab’: U.S. chess star refuses to attend world championships in Iran

    10/07/2016 5:07:21 AM PDT · by tekrat · 37 replies
    The Waskington Post ^ | 10/6/2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    As one of the most successful women to ever play the male-dominated game of chess, Nazi Paikidze is used to having her moves watched closely. Her latest has drawn international attention: Paikidze announced last week that she will boycott February’s Women's World Chess Championship in Iran because the players will have to wear hijabs. Paikidze’s decision will deprive the tournament of one of the game’s brightest stars and biggest draws — the U.S. champion who once told a magazine she would “do everything I can to help more girls get into chess.”
  • California Woman Forced To Change Airline Seat To Accommodate Muslim Passengers…

    10/01/2016 10:02:37 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 85 replies
    CTH ^ | 9/30/2016 | Sundance
    It is always rather ironic how the mighty enlightened, limo-liberal, progressively-minded people can’t see the inevitable conclusions of their ideological and culturally Marxist arguments.  If it didn’t effect all of us, it would be somewhat humorous to point their insufferable hypocrisies back at them. Oh well.  At least in this story they were not baking a cake…. All Your Accommodations Are Belong To Us COTO DE CAZA, Calif. — A Southern California woman said she is the victim of discrimination, CBS Los Angeles reports. Mary Campos said her pre-booked ticket was given away by United Airlines. The reason? She’s a...
  • New York Launches Campaign to Fight Islamophobia

    09/27/2016 11:12:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 27 September 2016
    New York City kicked off a social media advertising campaign on Monday to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence, officials said. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads “I am Muslim. I am NYC”, according to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The campaign is aimed at addressing negative depictions and rhetoric, officials said.
  • Finally, A Little Honesty About Islam In Mainstream Media

    09/12/2016 8:07:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Advice Goddess Blog ^ | September 12, 2016 | Amy Alkon
    A little, that is. Shadi Hamid writes in the LA Times about why Islam isn't like other faiths -- as I've long been explaining here. He explains the reason the Quran is different from the Bible in very articulate terms: Contrary to what many think, there is no Christian equivalent to Koranic "inerrancy," even among far-right evangelicals. Muslims believe the Koran is not only God's word, but God's actual speech -- in other words, every single letter and word in the Koran comes directly from God. This seemingly semantic difference has profound implications. If the Koran is God's speech, and...
  • Education Dept encourages Islam in classroom to stop bullying of Muslims

    04/28/2016 12:35:57 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | APRIL 27, 2016 | ROBERT SPENCER
    Isn’t this unconstitutional? Wasn’t there a decades-long struggle to get Christianity out of public school classrooms? Now what had been accepted norms for the separation of religion from public school education are out the window. This initiative to introduce Islam into classroom teaching is based on spurious claims that Muslim students are bullied, when actual FBI statistics show that incidents against Jews are far more common. “Department Of Education Encourages Islam In Classrooms To Stop Muslim Bullying,” by Diane Palmer, Parent Herald, April 27, 2016 The U.S. Department of Education calls educators to include Islam in the curriculum to address...
  • Bangladesh considering abandoning Islam as its official religion following wake of extremist attacks

    03/07/2016 4:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 3 March 2016 | JENNIFER NEWTON
    Bangladesh could drop Islam as the country's official religion following a string of extremist attacks against people of other faiths. The supreme court in the South Asia nation has began to hear arguments which challenge Islam's status as the official state religion. It comes after a spate of attacks against people of other religions such as Hindus, Christians, and minorities Shi'ites, which have been blamed on Islamic extremists. When Bangladesh was formed in 1971 after the nation split from Pakistan, it was declared a secular state. However, in 1988 the country's constitution was amended with Islam declared as the state...
  • 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...
  • Boston Police Commissioner William Evans: “We’re All Muslims Deep Down”

    03/02/2016 3:45:04 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 68 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/29/2016 | Pamela Geller
    This from the city of the Boston Marathon jihad bombing. Hugh Fitzgerald over at Jihad Watch explains: Hugh Fitzgerald: Boston Police Commissioner William Evans: “We’re All Muslims Deep Down” “Veterans, troubled by rhetoric, rally support of Muslims” reads the headline to a story in the print edition of today’s Boston Sunday Globe (online yesterday it was “Local veterans hold rally in support of Muslims.”) It described a group, Veterans for Peace, that felt it simply had to stand up on behalf of Muslims in Massachusetts whom, we were told, are feeling terribly put upon because of the “politics of...
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

    02/04/2016 3:47:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, President Obama, who has become the executive branch equivalent of a professional Salon.com commenter troll, took his traveling roadshow of perverse failure to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
  • Muslim Group Purchases South Milwaukee Church

    01/28/2016 5:42:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 1/7/16 | Margaret Naczek
    Roughly a year ago, Fr. Bob Betz, pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, South Milwaukee, believed the property of the old St. Adalbert Parish would never be sold. It had been largely empty for about six years and various proposals to sell the 2.5-acre site near 16th and Minnesota avenues fell through. On Monday, Dec. 23, however, Divine Mercy Parish closed a deal and sold the St. Adalbert property for $600,000 to Masjid Al-Huda, a Muslim congregation. The selling of St. Adalbert began with the merger of four South Milwaukee parishes 12 years prior. "They were all viable parishes at one...