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  • Queens mosque instructor charged with molesting 9-year-old girl

    02/12/2016 2:59:04 PM PST · by wtd · 24 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | Thursday, February 11, 2016 | BY Rocco Parascandola, Thomas Tracy
    EXCLUSIVE: Queens mosque instructor charged with molesting 9-year-old girl A 46-year-old religious instructor at a Queens mosque has been arrested on charges of molesting a 9-year-old student, the Daily News has learned. Mohammad Rana of Queens was charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child for groping the girl at the Masjid Abu Huraira Mosque on 31st Ave., police sources said.
  • Pakistani Teenage Girls Justifies Domestic Violence if Wife Refuses to Have Sex

    02/12/2016 2:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Siasat Daily ^ | February 12, 2016
    According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, over 50% of the teenage girls in Pakistan believes that it is justified for a husband to beat his wife if she refuses to have sex. Girls in the age group of 15-19 who express their views on domestic violence said that “refusing sex” is one of the reasons that justify domestic violence. The report claimed that more than 30% of the Pakistani girls in the age group of 15-19 had experience physical or sexual violence. Report, titled, “Sexual and Reproductive Health of Young People in Asia and the Pacific” also gave...
  • Halal Speed Dating: Finding Love the Sharia-Compliant Way in Malaysia

    02/12/2016 1:36:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Posted 13 Feb 2016 | Sumisha Naidu
    At Halal Speed Dating, all matchmaking sessions begin with a talk on marriage in Islam. Women must be accompanied to the event by a chaperone - typically a parent. Imagine going on a first date with someone and having your parents beside you to give you advice. That is what happens at Halal Speed Dating, a matchmaking service founded in 2015 in Muslim-majority Malaysia. The goal is to provide a respectable, Sharia-compliant way of finding a spouse through a process similar to typical speed dating, where men and women are given five minutes to get to know each other before...
  • The Muslim Slave Trade (Documentary From 2nd Half 20th Century)

    02/12/2016 7:12:36 AM PST · by wtd · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2016/12th of February, 1790
    A video which should be posted every day during "Black History Month" and weekly during the rest of the year. Hugh Fitzgerald, one time VP (emeritus?) at JihadWatch.org, occasionally mentioned an author by the name of Theodore Parker, who wrote "Historic Americans", in which Parker describes founding father, Ben Franklin, abolitionist extraordinaire, quoting the koran in defending his abolition petition to Congress. You can read it online here: http://tinyurl.com/aa96dnm Quote: Page 27:You see the young nation in its infancy. "Hercules in his cradle, "said Franklin; but with a legion of the mystic serpents about him. If the rising sun...
  • Belief in all-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

    02/11/2016 12:45:38 PM PST · by Reeses · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/10/2016 | Amina Khan, cheap labor reporter
    Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed their deity of choice knew about their misdeeds and would punish them were more likely to play fairly in a game where money was on the line. The findings, described in the journal Nature, hint at the integral role that certain religious beliefs may have played in the dramatic expansion of human societies.
  • Pope faces Mexicans worshipping skeletal 'Death Saint'

    02/10/2016 9:24:48 AM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Laurent Thomet
    Tultitlan (Mexico) (AFP) - Two weeks after baptizing her at a Catholic church, baby Adriana's parents put her in a white gown again for a second sacrament: This time, with Mexico's skeletal "Death Saint."As they held the sleepy three-month-old child, a priestess sprinkled holy water infused with rose petals on her in front of 300 people under a 22-meter (72-foot) statue of the Grim Reaper-like "Santa Muerte" in a Mexico City suburb. When Pope Francis arrives in Mexico for a five-day visit on Friday, he will find a country where devotion to Santa Muerte is growing fast despite the Vatican's...
  • Greek Orthodox Chants

    02/10/2016 1:13:10 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 1 replies
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  • Pilgrim Gives Water to Thirsty Cat in Makkah

    02/09/2016 12:31:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    A Muslim pilgrim was seen on camera giving water to a thirsty cat which stood at a stone seat licking the water from the man’s hands without any fear. A YouTube film showed the man, who is performing Umrah (mini pilgrimage), cupped his hands and filled them with tap water before giving it to the cat. 'Ajel' newspaper said the film was shot at the Grand Mosque in the Western town of Makkah, the world’s largest mosque.
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • Trump calls Cruz a p___y. Is this really what we want? (vanity)

    Trump reacts to a woman shouting profanities about Cruz. He repeats what she says in front of the whole world while jokingly disapproving. This has gone beyond absurd. If this is who the 'conservative' party chooses, then it's certain God is finished with America. We will have finally got the leader we deserve. Which will be Bernie Sanders because Trump will never be president.
  • Hell Raisers: ‘Lucifer Temple’ Discovered in Colombia

    02/08/2016 11:45:46 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Latin Correspondent ^ | 27th January 2016 | Miguel Galvis
    In a country where the majority confess to be either Catholic or Christian, the idea of a temple dedicated to the devil is blasphemous at best. Yet despite much criticism, a self-proclaimed sorcerer has made it real in Montenegro, a town in the Colombian department of Quindío. Víctor Damián Rozo, real name Héctor Londoño Villegas, told the country's Semana magazine that his temple cost $200,000, money that he says he obtained from multiple sponsors abroad. The 'Luciferian Seeds of Light Temple', does have legal status under Colombian law, and authorities have been able to look into activities being undertaken in...
  • Scientists question Tamil Nadu government's claim that meteorite blast killed bus driver in Vellore

    02/08/2016 7:25:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com ^ | Feb 8, 2016, 08.18 PM IST | Bosco Dominique & Karthikeyan Hemalatha
    Witnesses said the blast left a crater 5ft deep and 2ft wide. =================================================================================================================================== A meteorite crashed into an engineering college in Vellore district on Saturday , causing an explosion that killed one man and injured three others, the Tamil Nadu government said on Sunday. Scientists, however, said it wasn't clear how the government concluded that a meteorite strike caused the blast. There has been no established death due to a meteorite hit in recorded history, they said. If a meteorite indeed caused the death, bus driver Kamaraj will be the first person ever to have died in a meteorite strike....
  • Wheaton College professor put on leave for God remarks to quit in deal

    02/07/2016 9:24:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2-6-2016 | Katlyn Smith
    Wheaton College said Saturday the evangelical school and professor Larycia Hawkins have "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" and "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways" after they disagreed over her remarks that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "Wheaton College sincerely appreciates Dr. Hawkins' contributions to this institution over the last nine years," Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken said in a statement posted on Wheaton College's website and also released by Arise Chicago on behalf of Hawkins. "We are grateful for her passionate teaching, scholarship, community service and mentorship of...
  • Muslim Teen Wants to Be First Professional Hijabi Ballerina (Convert)

    02/06/2016 2:27:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Arab News ^ | Saturday 6 February 2016
    Meet young Australian Muslim teen Stephanie Kurlow who hopes to become first hijabi ballerina. Kurlow, 14, embraced Islam along with her siblings, Australian father and Russian-born mother in 2010 and had initially feared the religion might derail her dream of dancing. “I think that’s what may have stopped some other Muslims from following a career they want, but I know what I’m doing is right and I’m going to keep doing it,” she told the Sydney Morning herald when asked whether she thought Islam forbade dancing. Kurlow hopes to turn her dream into reality by raising $10,000 to train full-time...
  • VANITY - Catholic School World Civ Class Teaching About Islam

    02/05/2016 8:15:59 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 28 replies
    I usually do not do a vanity post on Free Republic...but my daughter came home today and let me know that in her World Civ Class at Catholic School, they are teaching about ISLAM. The history of ISLAM and Muhammed. I am beside myself. I thought I was paying good money to get away from this type of curriculum. I don't know what to do at this point. Any suggestions?
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/05/2016 2:18:26 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 43 replies
    eb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here. "The bigger issue is what have you done to deal with ISIS. It's important to recognize that peace-loving Muslims who are...
  • Why was a 9th century Viking woman buried with a ring that says ‘for Allah’ on it?

    02/05/2016 12:57:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 89 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    By Adam Taylor March 18, 2015 Follow @mradamtaylor (Statens historiska museum / Christer Ahlin) In the modern-era, Scandinavian countries have become known for their sometimes awkward embrace of migrants from the Arab and Muslim world. But the history behind that relationship goes back far further than you might expect.Consider the case of a ring discovered in a Viking grave in Birka, a historic trading center in what is now Sweden. The woman in the grave died in the 9th century and was discovered around a thousand years later by the famous Swedish archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe, who spent years excavating...
  • He threw a tantrum. She ignored him.

    02/05/2016 4:56:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | February 3, 2016 | Annabbel Monaghan
    I saw a woman leaving the YMCA recently with a baby strapped to her chest. She had a second, slightly larger baby in a stroller. And she had a tantrum-throwing three-year-old holding her hand. She was infested with small children. I couldn't help but stare... The three-year-old was trying to make a scene. I say "trying to make a scene" because he was waging war against his mother, and she was refusing to participate. With a steady gait and an even expression, she ignored him. It was the most spectacular moment in parenting I have ever seen. This woman, who...
  • What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy Robinson

    02/04/2016 4:04:22 PM PST · by wtd · 56 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 Feb 2016 3:04PM GMT | Jamie Bartlett
    What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy RobinsonThe former leader of the English Defence League is now a national pariah. Perhaps he deserves it ~ or perhaps it should worry us all A few weeks back, Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, sent me his self-published memoirs, called Enemy of the State. The book has been largely ignored by most of the established media, although has caused a bit of a stir among counter-Jihadist groups across Europe. I'd recommend people read it, although perhaps not for the reasons Tommy would like...
  • A Tale of Two Professors: How Colleges treat pro-Israel and pro-Islamist professors

    02/04/2016 9:53:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/04/2016 | Noah Beck
    To understand just how depraved today's college campuses are, compare the treatment of two professors -- one defending a Western, pro-American democracy (Israel) and the other suspected of supporting this century's most gruesome Islamist terror organization, the Islamic State ("ISIS"). Julio Pino, an associate history professor at Kent State University, is currently under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security for potential ties to ISIS. Pino's jihadist leanings include possible threats against the U.S. government and virulently anti-Israel rants. In 2002, he praised a teenage Palestinian suicide bomber who had killed two people in Jerusalem, saying...
  • Republicans Prefer Blunt Talk About Islamic Extremism, Democrats Favor Caution

    02/04/2016 6:14:51 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    Republicans Prefer Blunt Talk About Islamic Extremism, Democrats Favor CautionMost Americans say religion doesn't cause violence, but rather that violent people use religion to justify their actions Half of Americans say the next president should be careful not to criticize Islam as a whole when speaking about Islamic extremists, while four~in~ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that blunt talk is preferred by two~thirds of Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party (65%), while seven~in~ten...
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 165 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • THIS Conversation Needs To Be Started and Continued

    02/03/2016 1:41:00 AM PST · by knarf · 128 replies
    FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | KNARF
    Ted Cruz is proof that evangelicals will swarm to the candidate that says moderately correct religious stuff and completely ignore the various ways in which the candidate will either expand the state or otherwise keep the status quo. Rhetoric is more important to the conservative Christian base than anything, and said rhetoric is the very thing that blinds them to the statist trends of the GOP.
  • Oil plunge knocks wind out of shariah compliant funds

    02/02/2016 7:22:42 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    GulfNews ^ | January 31, 2016
    Oil plunge knocks wind out of shariah compliant funds Sales of the products fell more than 75% last year compared with 2014 London: The fall in the oil price has claimed another victim. Sharia-compliant funds have suffered their worst sales in four years as the price of oil plummets and tensions in the Middle East spook investors. Sales of the products fell more than 75 per cent last year compared with 2014. The slowdown is a big setback for the fledgling $60 billion (Dh220.38 billion) Islamic fund industry, which only began finding its feet in recent years, and raises...
  • Cobalt, Chaucer Offer 1st Lloyd’s Shariah Compliant Political Violence Cover

    02/02/2016 7:14:13 PM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016
    Shariah compliant jihad insurance?... Cobalt, Chaucer Offer 1st Lloyd's Shariah Compliant Political Violence CoverShariah compliant managing general agent Cobalt Underwriting has launched a new political violence product backed by Chaucer. Cobalt, the London market’s only Shariah compliant underwriting agency, will offer the product with Lloyd’s capacity provided by Syndicate 2084, the Shariah compliant component of Chaucer Syndicate 1084.
  • Just an observation.

    02/02/2016 6:04:32 PM PST · by chuckles · 20 replies
    vanity | 02/02/2016 | chuckles
    I was just listening to the news about the election results in Iowa as I was doing other work, and overheard the "Talking heads" commenting on Cruz being supported by 62% Evangelical Christians and it will be different in New Hampshire with 26% Christians. They crowed that Cruz would meet his match in secular New Hampshire and quickly fade when Cruz meets "real American voters". Within one hour, the same station reported that New Hampshire's biggest problem was overdosing on drugs like heroin. They paraded several poor souls in front of their camera telling their testimony of how drugs and...
  • A Mosque as Extremist Megaphone

    02/02/2016 4:44:31 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 7:28 p.m. ET | Steven Stalinsky
    A Mosque as Extremist MegaphoneEven in leading Islamic institutions like Al Aqsa in Jerusalem, praising Islamist radicalism is common.President Obama on Wednesday will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. According to the White House, during this visit he will "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." Over the past two years, in the president's efforts to counter violent extremism, he has emphasized the responsibility of Muslim "scholars and clerics" to help ensure that mosques are not used as a platform...
  • HRes. 569~Condemning violence, bigotry, & hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the US (blasphemy law)

    02/02/2016 2:42:46 PM PST · by wtd · 71 replies
    Congress.gov ^ | 02/02/2016 | Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]
    US Congressional House Resolution 569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United StatesThis bill was introduced (12/17/2015) Sponsored by Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] Beyer is on the House - Judiciary Committee. Adding insult to injury....There are 123 traitorous cosponsors of this grossly offensively unconstitutional assault against the freedom of expression ! Latest Action: 01/15/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
  • Hear The Cry of Birds

    02/02/2016 12:02:22 PM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/2/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Hear the cry of the red-shoulder hawk and colorful Colombian Parakeets, (Perija), that is listed as critically endangered, and threatened species, their voices are of my grandchild, and myself.
  • SCRIPTURE FOR THE CANDIDATES AND VOTERS

    02/02/2016 9:56:01 AM PST · by Maudeen · 11 replies
    Bible ^ | 2/2/2016 | God
    What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? Matthew 16:26
  • South Carolina Just Outlawed Something Islamists Cannot LIVE without

    01/31/2016 9:08:42 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 39 replies
    newsfoxes.com ^ | 01/30/2016 | Danny Gold
    South Carolina just passed a new bill that will ruin any plan Islamists may have had about dominating the US. In a vote of 68 to 42, the South Carolina House agreed to block Islamic Sharia Law from ever being acknowledged in their state. The new legislation is explained as “a bill to amend the code of laws of South Carolina…so as to prevent a court or other enforcement authority from enforcing foreign law including, but not limited to, Sharia Law in this state from a forum outside of the United State or its territories under certain circumstance.”
  • Mother Sings a Precious Song to Her Dying Daughter

    01/31/2016 2:34:37 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    A precious 18 year-old girl, Lindsey Lourenco, has been battling Leukemia for years. But, after her long battle, she slipped into a coma. Her mother wrote a touching song for her daughter and sings it at her bedside, knowing she is in her final days. This is absolutely tear-jerking... God Bless you, Lindsey. (Find out more about Lindsey's story here.
  • "World is divided between pagan brutality and the Christian ideal...

    01/30/2016 10:03:08 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 10 replies
    Franklin D. Roosevelt warned at Madison Square Garden, October 28, 1940:"WE GUARD AGAINST the forces of anti-Christian aggression, which may attack us from without." FDR said in a Fireside Chat, April 28, 1942: "THIS GREAT WAR effort must be carried through... It shall not be imperiled by the handful of noisy traitors - betrayers of America, betrayers of Christianity itself." FDR stated at a Campaign event in Brooklyn, New York, November 1, 1940:"THOSE FORCES HATE democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization. They oppose democracy because it is Christian. They oppose Christianity because it preaches democracy." Franklin...
  • Satanic group set to lead Phoenix City Council in prayer

    01/30/2016 9:01:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 29, 2016
    A Satanic group is set to deliver an opening prayer at an upcoming meeting of the Phoenix City Council, sparking controversy. The local Satanic Temple will deliver the invocation at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting after winning approval -- and at least one Councilman is calling that a joke, Fox 10 reported Thursday. "Well it's definitely going to be making a mockery of everything, they want to mock the City of Phoenix, the taxpayers, and the people who want to take this stuff seriously," the councilman Sal DiCiccio told that station.
  • Mass rally against gay civil unions in Rome [Italy]

    01/30/2016 12:03:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 30 Jan 2016 09:14 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to protest in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government. "As many people as possible must take part. Remember; this is the only weapon we have!" organizer Massimo Gandolfini said ahead of the "Family Day" rally, which begins in the capital's ancient Roman chariot racing stadium at 1100 GMT. Gandolfini said he expected to fill the arena, which can take 350,000 people without counting the surrounding streets, while authorities in Rome said they were preparing for up to...
  • EU leaders: 'No link' between Cologne sex attacks and migrant crisis

    01/29/2016 5:58:01 PM PST · by presidio9 · 74 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Jan 2016 | Matthew Holehouse
    The sex attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year's Eve were simply a "matter of public order" and had nothing to do with the refugee crisis, Jean-Claude Juncker’s inner circle believe. The European Commission will be the "voice of reason" and tell the public that there is no link between the migration crisis affecting the continent and attacks on women in Germany, internal minutes disclose, amid growing concerns at a "xenophobic" backlash. The minutes of the European Commission's weekly cabinet meeting from January 13 hint at officials' fears that the events in Cologne could turn public opinion sharply...
  • Satanist group scheduled to pray at Phoenix City council meeting

    01/29/2016 5:06:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    12 NEWS ARIZONA ^ | 29 JANUARY 2016 | ERIC WATSON
    Should the First Amendment freedom of religion be a mandate for freedom from religion? That is what a group that calls themselves "The Satanic Temple" is saying, and they are bringing that message to Phoenix City Hall. "It's Satanism, not devil worship," Lucien Greaves, a spokesperson for the International Satanic Temple, said. His group says the bible story of Satan being cast from heaven is a metaphor for standing up against a tyrannical government.
  • 10 Things the Loss of Our Dog Taught Me About Living

    01/29/2016 12:20:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/28/2016 | Kara-Post Kennedy
    Losing a pet is heart-wrenching. Anyone who denies this either never had a pet or never had a heart to wrench. We had plenty of time to prepare for our girl's passing, and I mistakenly believed that this would make it easier or somehow a relief when she died. It was not easy and it definitely was not a relief. Zoey was a salty old broad to the end, and the departure of her larger-than-life presence has left us with a huge hole in our world; I can't believe how much I miss her. Of course in thinking about her...
  • Pay it 4Ward: 90-Year-Old Woman Bakes Cakes to Raise Money for Church Bus

    01/28/2016 9:26:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 28, 2016
    Alva Lee Holmes is doing a most remarkable thing. She's making a bus in her oven. You heard right. Before most of us are even awake, she's in her kitchen at 4 a.m. putting together the ingredients for what she hopes will be a bus. And, her friends at Olivet Baptist Church couldn't be more grateful. The buses take retired seniors to church. But, when it rains, the buses are so rusted the seniors have to use umbrellas inside the bus to stay dry. That's when Alva Lee Holmes went to work. If you are interested in ordering a cake,...
  • France restricts new documentary on Islamic terror to adults only

    01/28/2016 3:11:48 PM PST · by wtd · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2016
    France restricts new documentary on Islamic terror to adults onlyFrance has restricted access to a new documentary on radical Islam by giving it the French equivalent of an NC-17 film rating, The New York Times reports. The French Culture Ministry said Wednesday that "Salafistes," which explores life under Sharia law and the roots of extremist groups like ISIS and the Salafists, is inappropriate for minors due to "sometimes unbearable" scenes that are "degrading to human dignity," the newspaper adds. Only adults 18 and over will be able to see the film in theaters.
  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • Apocalypse Delayed

    01/28/2016 2:56:36 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | January 27, 2016 | David French
    In January, 2006 - when promoting his Oscar-winning (yes, Oscar-winning) documentary, An Inconvenient Truth - Gore declared that unless we took "drastic measures" to reduce greenhouse gasses, the world would reach a "point of no return" in a mere ten years. He called it a "true planetary emergency." Well, the ten years passed today, we're still here, and the climate activists have postponed the apocalypse. Again.
  • Non-alcoholic Guinness now sold in Indonesia

    01/27/2016 9:56:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 27, 2016 01:01 AM | James O’Shea
    Guinness is attempting to become more popular in Indonesia, where alcohol is mostly frowned up by the predominantly Muslim population. The company has developed non-alcoholic Guinness in a bid to win over those who shun alcoholic beverages. [...] The new non-alcoholic beer is called Guinness Zero and is said to be selling very well. There are no plans, however, to sell it anywhere else. The Guinness move comes after after the Indonesian government banned the sale of beer in convenience stores from April 2015 and other small stores. Guinness will continue to sell its regular brew in large supermarkets and...
  • Italian gay rights debate prompts rethink of sacred family

    01/27/2016 6:07:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 5:48 AM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    In Italy, family is considered so sacred that marriage is lauded in the Constitution. But what kind of family? That has become a bitterly divisive question in a nation where the Vatican packs considerable political weight and where gays have grown impatient as other traditionally Catholic European countries have either allowed same-sex couples to marry or legally recognized their civil unions. On Thursday, Italy's Senate will plunge into a debate on proposed legislation to grant legal recognition to "civil unions," including those of homosexual couples, without equating the partnerships to marriage. ...
  • Toddler's prayer caught on baby monitor

    01/26/2016 3:42:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | january 26, 2016 | amanda jackson
    A bedtime ritual for a South Carolina toddler is touching the hearts of thousands. Kathryn and Caleb Whitt, of Seneca, South Carolina, were rushing to get their daughter, Sutton, in bed on Sunday night when they skipped over the ritual of bedtime prayers. Like many Carolinians on Sunday night, the couple was cheering on the Panthers in the NFC championship game and didn't want to miss the end of it. "We started hearing noises upstairs," said Kathryn Whitt, a preschool teacher. "We then pulled up the baby monitor on my cell phone and hit record." To the surprise of her...
  • Italy hides ancient museum nudes from Iranian president (dhimmitude)

    01/26/2016 11:59:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 26, 2016 2:50 PM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    A decision by Italian officials to cover up ancient nude statues to not offend Iran's visiting president is drawing ridicule in Rome. Ahead of a news conference Monday with Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, wooden panels were erected around some Roman statues in Rome's Capitoline Museums. When images of the cover-up made the Italian media Tuesday, politicians from across the spectrum decried and derided the decision. The museum said Tuesday that the premier's office wanted the statues along Rouhani's path to the news conference covered up. Renzi's office declined to comment. ...
  • Private Islamic Tuition Teacher Turns to be Christian News Viral on Social Media

    01/26/2016 11:12:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, January 23, 2016 | Mahra S.
    In a strange incident, a teacher who was giving Muslim students private tuition in Islamic studies turned to be a Christian. The news went viral on social media, drawing many mixed reactions. Amal, a Kuwaiti woman said that the teacher must be punished. “It is not acceptable to cheat in religion. How can someone who is from a different religion teach these kids about Islam and Sharia?” she questioned. Sharing similar views, Seham, another Kuwaiti woman said that the religion of the private tuition teacher does not make a huge difference if he is teaching them Science, Mathematics and English....
  • The Gentiles Who Act Like Jews

    01/26/2016 7:07:18 AM PST · by Borges · 13 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 1/26/2016 | Ilana E. Strauss
    A man with a brambly salt-and-pepper beard, a kippah on his head, and circular glasses balanced on his nose stood behind a podium, lecturing on the parasha, the weekly Torah reading, in a southern twang. He was not a rabbi. He wasn’t even Jewish. In front of him, an audience of about 20 sat in rows, listening attentively. Some wore head wraps and dresses suitable for a wedding, and others looked like they came in off the street. One man boasted neck tattoos and a gauge earring. I was the only Jew in the room, but everyone else was here...
  • Morocco King's Message on ‘Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim Countries (truncated)

    01/25/2016 12:08:21 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | Monday, 25 January 2016
    King Mohammed VI's Message to Conference on 'Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim Countries'Rabat – King Mohammed VI addressed a message to the participants in the conference on "The rights of religious minorities in Islamic lands", which kicked off Monday morning in Marrakech. Here follows the full text of the Royal message, read by Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq. Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon all Prophets and Messengers Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to send this message to your Conference and to welcome you to Marrakesh, the city...
  • Time to Seriously Boycott Fox TV? Lucifer, Exorcist Episodes Celebrate Satan. No Longer a Joke

    01/24/2016 3:35:15 PM PST · by Be Careful · 100 replies
    Celebrating Satan? While Homeschool w/ no TV really is the answer for our kids, we need to push back as hard as we can on Fox. Ideas beyond the obvious of just tuning out?