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  • Campaign Slogan May Not Be a Winner [semi-satire]

    05/20/2018 12:03:22 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Democrat Abdul al-Sayed, Michigan’s first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, may face an uphill struggle in in this year’s election. Political analysts suspect that his campaign slogan: “You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!” may be too negative to win a majority of votes. “Granted, Michigan has the highest percentage of Muslim voters in the country,” said Democratic Party pollster Vern Spielman, “but even if they go 100% for Sayed I don’t think that overcomes the odds that the 97% of voters who are not Muslims will vote for someone less hostile toward them.” Sayed called objections to...

    05/19/2018 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 76 replies
    newsweak ^ | 5/17/18 | staff
    Found the story on Independent UK, but it's banned from FR. It's a more meaty story than newsweak. Former prisoners of Chinese “re-education” camps for Muslims have said they were forced to drink alcohol and eat pork as part of Beijing's efforts to stifle dissent and ensure compliance with the central government. As many as 1 million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been detained in the camps. They are primarily from the province of Xinjiang, which has stubbornly resisted Beijing’s efforts to instill Chinese culture. Former inmates of the camps have now told The Washington Post just how...
  • Amber Alert update: Without women's vigilance in spotting Amber Alert SUV, Tulsa..

    05/18/2018 9:16:45 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 5/18/18 | Harrison Grimwood, Kyle Hinchey and Kendrick Marshall
    child-stabbing case might have had 'even worse outcome' A Tulsa woman who was captured Tuesday after police said she stabbed her 11-year-old daughter and left home with her 8-year-old daughter said she committed the acts after becoming angry about the children’s behavior while looking at her, police said. Taheerah Ayesha Ahmad, 39, and her 8-year-old daughter Hafsa Hayle — who also goes by Hafsa Hussein — were found in a parking lot near Cameron and Main streets about 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. The girl was found safe. Police located Ahmad and her daughter after two women — Anastasia Brazendeh and Emily...
  • China using conversion therapy to turn radical Muslims into happy communists

    05/18/2018 7:45:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/18/2018 | Ed Straker
    Is being a radical Islamist something you are born with or a disease that can be cured?  China is betting on the latter, which is why it sends radical Muslims to brainwashing camps to wash away all their "Muslimness"...and turn them into happy communists! Hour upon hour, day upon day, Omir Bekali and other detainees in far western China's new indoctrination camps had to disavow their Islamic beliefs, criticize themselves and their loved ones and give thanks to the ruling Communist Party. "The psychological pressure is enormous, when you have to criticize yourself, denounce your thinking – your own...
  • Egypt: Families of Beheaded Copts Finally Reunited with Remains of Loved Ones

    05/18/2018 4:23:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    After a three-year wait and a number of broken promises, the Egyptian Coptic families of 20 men beheaded by IS in Libya in 2015 have finally received their loved ones’ remains. The leader of the Coptic Church, Pope Tawadros II, accompanied by several bishops, priests and deacons, welcomed the 20 coffins at the Cairo airport on Monday evening, 14 May, with prayers and Coptic chants. From there the coffins were transported to the village of Al-Our in Minya province, where the Church of the Martyrs of Faith and Homeland, dedicated to the victims, had been inaugurated in February in anticipation...
  • Like Many Young Muslims, I Fake Fasting During Ramadan

    05/17/2018 1:21:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 53 replies
    Vice ^ | 15 May 2018 | Abe Love
    It’s Ramadan and my mother is in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove preparing a big feast. She’s fasting even though she is a 64-year-old diabetic. As for myself? Earlier in the day, I had a huge fish and chips platter for lunch, but my Muslim family believes I’m fasting with them. This has gone on for years During the month of Ramadan, most of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims will observe by basically not partaking in any vice for 30 days. From sunrise to sunset all able-bodied Muslims are required to “fast”; we are prohibited from eating, drinking...
  • I Helped Start the Gaza Protests. I Don’t Regret It

    05/16/2018 2:12:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/14/2018 | Ahmed Abu Artema
    The seed that grew into Gaza’s Great Return March was planted Dec. 9, just a few days after President Trump announced he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinians long have held onto the dream of Jerusalem as our own capital, or at least as a shared capital in a country that offers equal rights to everyone. --SNIP-- It was not a surprise that Israel responded to our march with deadly violence. But I had not expected this level of cruelty. On the other hand, I was heartened by the commitment to nonviolence among most of my own...
  • MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

    05/15/2018 9:36:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/15/2018 | By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths. Along that path, a panel of aviation experts speculated Sunday, was a brief but telling detour near Penang, Malaysia, the hometown of Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah. On two occasions, whoever was in control of the plane — and was probably the only one awake — tipped the craft to the left. The experts believe Zaharie,...
  • Marvel might be adding a female Muslim superhero to the MCU

    05/14/2018 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    DigitalSpy ^ | May 13, 2018 | Tasha Hegarty
    It looks like Ms. Marvel is finally one step closer to joining the MCU. During an interview with the BBC, Kevin Feige revealed that a film with the Muslim teen superhero Kamala Khan is "definitely sort of in the works". "Captain Marvel's shooting right now with Brie Larson," Feige said. "Ms. Marvel, which is another character in the comic books, the Muslim hero who is inspired by Captain Marvel, is definitely sort of in the works. We have plans for that once we've introduced Captain Marvel to the world." The character, who is of Pakistani descent from New Jersey, is...
  • GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence

    05/13/2018 4:37:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 95 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 13 May 18 | Geoffrey Grider
    GAZA NIGHTMARE: IDF Warns That Upwards Of 250,000 Palestinian Rioters To Crash Border Fence On Monday May 14th To “Massacre Israelis’ On Monday May 14th, the Hamas terrorist organization plans to send armed terrorists, among 250,000 violent rioters to swarm and breach Israel’s border with Gaza and enter Israeli communities,” warned the English language video. “Hamas plans to carry out a massacre in Israel. The Israel Defense Forces will not let them.” Additional soldiers have also been deployed to provide extra security to Israeli communities near the Gaza border. The protests are now set for Monday, to coincide with the...
  • Family, With Children in Tow, Carry Out Suicide Bombings at 3 Churches in Indonesia

    05/13/2018 7:52:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/13/2018
    Indonesia’s police chief, Tito Karnavian, said the bombings had been the work of one family, who set off three different kinds of bombs. ... Mr. Mangera said the bombs had been detonated in different parts of the city within minutes of one another. He said the victims included many worshipers who were entering and leaving the churches between services. Two police officers were among the victims, he said. At a news conference on Sunday, the police chief identified one attacker as Dita and the woman as Puji Kuswanti. He said two sons, Yusuf, 18, and Alif, 16, were also involved....
  • Family of ISIS-inspired suicide bombers attack Indonesian churches, at least 13 dead

    05/13/2018 5:10:31 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    aol ^ | May 13th 2018 | KANUPRIYA KAPOOR
    A family of six launched suicide attacks on Christians attending Sunday services at three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city of Surabaya, killing at least 13 people and wounding 40, officials said. Police said the family who carried out Sunday's attacks were among 500 Islamic sympathizers who had returned from Syria. "The husband drove the car, an Avanza, that contained explosives and rammed it into the gate in front of that church," East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera told reporters at the regional police headquarters in Surabaya. The wife and two daughters were involved in an attack on a second...
  • Attacker yells 'Allahu Akbar,' stabs five in Paris before police take him down

    05/12/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/12/18 | Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero
    The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The...
  • 'Roseanne' faces backlash for portrayal of Muslims

    05/12/2018 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/5/18
    Blah blahblah Islamophobic to show Islamophobia. CAIR praises it. Blah blahblah. Comparison with All in the Family. Blahblahblah. Have to end upbeat, because our boss is ABC and this is an ABC show.
  • Imam Says He Wants to Make Austria an Islamic State and Introduce Sharia Law

    05/09/2018 6:23:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 5/9/18 | Joshua Cullen
    An imam of Vienna’s As-Sunnah mosque has called to establish an Islamic State and wants to introduce Sharia Law on Austrian territory, Austria’s Kronen Zeitung reports.The tape of the speech at the As-Sunnah mosque, which is runned by the VSC Cultural Association, has been delivered at Vienna’s Public Prosecutor’s Office. According to the translation from Arabic, the preacher clearly wants to create an Islamic state and introduction of Sharia law. The messages are focused on “infidels” as well. Local politician Leo Kohlbauer wants an investigation into the case: “I assume that in the background of this association is the dangerous...
  • SERMON for the Feast of Saint Pius V, the Great Reformer - Fr. Cipolla

    05/07/2018 7:07:01 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 5, 2018 | Fr. Richard Cipolla
    SERMON for the Feast of Saint Pius V, the Great Reformer - Fr. Cipolla Sermon for the Feast of St. Pius V Preached at the Lepanto Youth Rally Waterbury, Connecticut 5 May, 2018 There is a church in Rome not too far from the train station, Termini. Its exterior looks like many churches in Rome, white marble, baroque style.  The fame of this church is not because of its rather over the top late baroque interior that leaves nothing to the imagination.  It is famous because of the statue in one of its side chapels of St Teresa of Avila...
  • Politicians Are Freaking Out Over What This Smart Woman Just Said (Katie Hopkins)

    05/05/2018 9:51:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Voltaire ^ | May 5, 2018 | Voltaire
    Politicians Are Freaking Out Over What This Smart Woman Just Said (Katie Hopkins)
  • Clashes at migrant hostel stir German integration fears

    05/03/2018 6:49:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2018 | by Staff
    BERLIN - Police raided a migrant shelter in southern Germany on Thursday three days after officers clashed with residents over the deportation of an asylum seeker from Togo. The unrest at the shelter in the southern town of Ellwangen has been seized upon by politicians from across the spectrum to highlight the difficulties Germany faces in integrating the more than 1.6 million migrants who have arrived since 2014 and that the influx poses a security risk. Police said it arrested a handful of individuals suspected of drugs offences during Thursday’s raid and moved 17 residents of the hostel, home to...
  • Anger as Palestinian Authority cuts Gaza salaries and pays late

    05/03/2018 6:44:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2018 | by Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA - The Palestinian Authority cut salaries for its staff in Gaza by 20 percent on Thursday and failed to make up for skipping the previous month’s pay, leaving civil servants in the impoverished territory fuming they were pawns in a factional power struggle. Some 38,000 civil servants in the Gaza Strip learned of the new disruptions to their incomes upon arriving at their banks on payday, intent on withdrawing cash ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins on May 16. Last month, they were not paid at all. Many were hoping for two months pay this...
  • Violence against teachers reported at every third primary school [Germany]

    05/02/2018 4:22:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 2 May 2018 14:43 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    According to a recent study, one in three German primary schools have reported violence against teachers. Across all German schools, half have reported psychological violence against educators. […] On Wednesday, Germany’s Association of Education and Upbringing (VBE) held a press conference where they announced the results of their survey of 1,200 school administration officials from across Germany concerning violence against teachers. […] While physical violence against teachers is highest in primary schools (at 32 percent of all Grundschulen), threats of violence against educators is not only a problem in elementary education. Across all types of schools, including primary and secondary...