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  • 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...
  • Turkish Special Forces Screaming Allahu Ahkbar

    01/26/2016 11:08:04 PM PST · by risen_feenix · 9 replies
    http://www.liveleak.com/ ^ | 1/26/2016 | RiseAndRiseAgain
    View video at link http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b98_1453831974
  • Teen walks a mile in Muslim friends’ shoes by wearing a hijab

    01/18/2016 4:40:22 PM PST · by steve86 · 39 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | January 17, 2016 | Claudia Rowe
    She was walking home from school, with traffic rushing all around, when Zion Lourdes Perez tore off her hijab. Feeling like a target at 15 was nothing she'd imagined when she decided, on a lark, to wear the head scarf worn by Muslim women. Perez, raised Catholic, is a co-founder and president of the Muslim Student Association at Franklin High, and while many students tried on the covering for an hour or two during "modesty week," Perez wanted a deeper understanding of what it meant to broadcast religion on one's sleeve - or head, as it were. The experience last...
  • German TV station adds Islamic crescent and star symbol to its logo!?! [Rape of Europa]

    01/18/2016 12:23:40 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/18/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    German Television station Tele5 has changed its logo to a German flag emblazoned with the Islamic star and crescent, just weeks after the New Year’s Eve Muslim migrant sex attacks in Cologne and Muslim terrorist attack in Istanbul. Tele5 justified the move on Twitter this afternoon, saying that it was a symbol "expressing our sympathy to the victims of yesterday's attack," on German tourists in Istanbul. The attack in Istanbul took the lives of 10 tourists, mostly Germans, in Sultanahmet square, near the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia. According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, the suicide bomber who perpetrated...
  • Saudi Arabia buying up farmland in US Southwest

    01/16/2016 10:52:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jeff Daniels
    Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red. Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world's interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert. Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California -- an agricultural town along the...
  • Leaders of Designated Terrorist Group Invited to State of the Union

    01/12/2016 4:48:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2016 | January 12, 2016
    Leaders of Designated Terrorist Group Invited to State of the Union Guess who gets a front row seat to watch the President? January 12, 2016 Joe Kaufman When President Barack Obama takes the stage tonight for his State of the Union address to the American people, he will be doing so with at least two individuals associated with terrorism seated in front of him. The individuals, Nezar Hamze and Sameena Usman, are leaders of CAIR and have involvement with Islamic Relief, two groups that have been named terrorist organizations by the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Nezar Hamze...
  • Teacher who said Islam was 'true religion'... found guilty of misconduct

    01/06/2016 4:19:02 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6 January 2016 | Isabel Hunter
    Teacher at Trojan Horse school who said Islam was the 'true religion' and Christians and Jews were ignorant is found guilty of misconductA former teacher at two Birmingham schools linked to the Trojan Horse scandal could face a lifetime ban from the classroom after he told pupils that Christians and Jews were 'ignorant' and Muslims have 'the true religion'. Wakass Haruf, 30, was found guilty of 'professional misconduct' for making the 'inappropriate' comments during a playground sermon to mark Islamic Friday prayers in June 2013. A panel said that while Mr Haruf's comments to pupils during the sermon were...
  • FBI offers $5,000 reward after raw bacon found on door of Las Vegas mosque

    12/31/2015 8:45:15 AM PST · by PROCON · 110 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Lauren Tousignant
    LAS VEGAS - The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps them find the person who put raw bacon on the door handles of a Las Vegas mosque. The FBI said in a statement Wednesday that agents are trying to find the man seen in a surveillance video putting the meat on the entrances of the Masjid-e-Tawheed mosque. Authorities call it a desecration of the Islamic worship center. The Quran, the holy book of Islam, prohibits Muslims from eating pork, and pigs have been used to taunt or offend Muslims. Both the FBI and Las Vegas police...