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  • Study: German schools need more Islamic religion classes

    04/30/2018 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | Ben Knight
    Not enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries. But this is still much less than the 580,000 students who would potentially be interested in such lessons, a number that came out of a 2008 report entitled “Muslim Life in Germany” carried out by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees...
  • CAIR Slapped With Investigative Subpoenas Over Coordinating With San Diego Schools

    03/16/2018 5:03:04 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/15/18 | Andrew Kerr
    Pressure is mounting against the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for its controversial partnership with the San Diego Unified School District in developing an anti-Islamophobia bullying initiative that was enacted last April. Investigative subpoenas were issued Wednesday afternoon to CAIR’s chapter in California that seek all communications and documents concerning its involvement in creating the allegedly unconstitutional initiative. CAIR-California will need to produce the documents within 10 days, or it risks facing legal penalties for being held in contempt of court, according to the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), a religious liberty group that issued the subpoenas.
  • Canadian PM: Sharia law is compatible with democracy

    02/05/2018 8:35:24 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 61 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/18
    As Canada continues to support and implement Sharia Law, as well as slam its opponents by calling them "Islamophobes," a deeper look into what Sharia Law entails is in order. Recently, the Canadian government's Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage completed a draft of its Motion M-103 report, which recognizes "the need to...condemn Islamophobia" and "take action" against "religious discrimination including Islamophobia." According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission Islamophobia includes "acts of intolerance and racial profiling" as well as "viewing Muslims as a greater security threat on an institutional, systemic and societal level." However, it is not clear that Canada's...
  • Schools teach Islamic history… but ignore 1066 and all that (UK)

    11/26/2017 9:15:37 AM PST · by Simon Green · 12 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 02/29/16 | Camilla Tominey
    HISTORY teachers are being told pupils need not study British kings and queens, but must learn about early Islamic civilisation, Mayan culture or of Benin in west Africa. The Campaign for real education claims the new national curriculum for history makes the teaching of landmark events and personalities in British history “non-statutory”. This means key moments such as the reign of Elizabeth I and the Battle of Waterloo do not have to be taught. However, teaching about some foreign civilisations, including Ancient Greece, is compulsory. CRE chairman Chris McGovern said: “No landmark event in British history has to be taught....
  • 'Today, I am a Muslim Too': Mayor de Blasio Addresses Rally (video)

    11/01/2017 9:20:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 11/1/2017 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday at a rally Times Square in support of American Muslims. He says it's important to look beyond stereotypes and stand in solidarity with Muslims, who are a part of our country's fabric.
  • Angry Dad’s 8 Words Shut Down School Board For Teaching Kids Sharia (Video)

    09/25/2017 5:06:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | 09/23/2017 | Casandra Chesser
    What is the role of the education system in our children’s lives? It seems that it’s constantly changing. Once upon a time, it involved teaching our children things like reading, writing, math, science, history — typical subjects to prepare them for the real world. Now, liberals are seemingly adding more and more to the curriculum, and not everyone is happy about it. Parents were reportedly furious after learning that the San Diego School Board of Trustees partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, to launch an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign involves educating children about Islam, with the purported...
  • Huma's mother advised Hillary before Saudi speech, 'Do not even mention driving for women!'

    09/14/2017 2:20:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    Huma Abedin's mother told then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not to talk about sensitive issues like the prohibition on women drivers in Saudi Arabia, just before Clinton gave a speech at a Saudi women's college. "Do not even mention driving for women!" Saleah Abedin wrote in an email to Clinton. "The last visitor received a torrent of rejoinders from the students who said they have more important challenges to contend with." Saleah Abedin lectures on sociology issues at Dar Al Hekma, a women's college in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where Clinton gave a speech in February of 2010. Her daughter Huma...
  • Facebook VP Travels To Pakistan To Assure Government It Will Remove “Anti-Islam” Material.

    09/13/2017 3:08:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    First they suppress our free speech and our publications, and next they come for us. We have reached a serious crossroads in censorship by Paypal, Facebook, and Google. Have you noticed that “anti-Islamic” references have been suppressed by our media and even our President as of late? I have noticed it, and now I have shocking validation from Alex Jones of INFOWARS and Richard Spencer of JIHAD WATCH. We are in serious danger, and we are losing our sacred freedoms in the United States. We are seeing the Sharia agenda infiltrate this Country, and it is no conspiracy theory. The...
  • Google Manipulates Search Results to Conceal Criticism of Islam and Jihad

    08/03/2017 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Aug 2, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    The jihad against the freedom of speech is advancing rapidly, and most people don’t even know it’s happening.Turkey’s state-run news outlet Anadolu Agency reports: Google’s first page results for searches of terms such as “jihad”, “shariah” and “taqiyya” now return mostly reputable explanations of the Islamic concepts. Taqiyya, which describes the circumstances under which a Muslim can conceal their belief in the face of persecution, is the sole term to feature a questionable website on the first page of results. (emphasis added) “Reputable” according to whom? “Questionable” according to whom?Google has bowed to pressure from Muslims such as Texas imam...
  • 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.”