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  • “I had no Idea how bad Islam was until I dated a Muslim…”

    05/07/2014 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/7/14 | Pamela Geller
    I receive a lot of mail. The most heartbreaking letters, of course, are from Muslims in Muslim countries who have left Islam or question Islam, and their intellectual freedom is met with violence from family members and friends. They write to cry for help. I get a few of those emails a week, and I help each one to the best I can. Notice how they aren’t writing CAIR for help. I owe a debt of gratitude to Ali Sina for helping me handle the most difficult and gruesome of those letters. In a number of instances, Ali has gotten...
  • Lawyer of Pakistani accused of blasphemy killed

    05/07/2014 12:45:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 3:28 PM EDT
    Gunmen in Pakistan killed the lawyer of a man accused of insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad Wednesday night, police said. Senior police officer Mahmoodul Hassan said the lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was sitting in his office in the central city of Multan when gunmen opened fire on him. …
  • Hodges' 1st 100 days: Building relationships, slowly and steadily ( Somali Muslims in MN )

    04/09/2014 12:59:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 7, 2014 | MAYA RAO
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges .. hours after she lost the Southwest light-rail vote, she visited a Somali mall on E. 24th Street in a blue hijab, accompanied by her Somali liaison, Abdirahman Muse. Hodges’ office said she is fulfilling many of the promises she put forth in a 100-day plan for the Somali community, including asking the city attorney for a review of small business regulations. In an upstairs room, Somali shopkeepers praised her for showing up, and poured out their concerns through translators, telling her they needed more space to park, more opportunities for idle youth, and more Somali...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • David Cameron orders inquiry into Muslim Brotherhood activities (Britain considers banishment)

    04/01/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 11 replies
    THE GUARDIAN ^ | 3/31/14 | Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent
    David Cameron has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood....to examine allegations that the M/B was behind the murder of three British tourists in Egypt in and that it planned extremist activities from Britain. Sir John Jenkins, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia is to draw up a report on the group's "philosophy and values and alleged connections with extremism and violence". Cameron faces pressure to follow the example of Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which claim that London is the M/B's crucial centre for its activities. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi played a leading role in the overthrow of Pres Morsi,...
  • Somalian Islamists Publicly Execute Christian Women

    03/18/2014 3:04:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    INN ^ | 3/18/2014, 11:14 AM | Ari Soffer
    Two Christian women were publicly beheaded by Islamist terrorists in southeastern Somalia, as part of a campaign to “wipe out” any Christian presence in the east African country. The Morning Star reported Friday that the two women—identified as mother-of-two Sadia Ali Omar, 41, and her 35-year-old cousin Osman Mohamoud Moge—were executed by the Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabaab militia in the port town of Barawa in the Lower Shebelle Region after their Christian identities were discovered. Villagers were reportedly forced to witness the murder, including Omar’s eight and 15-year-old daughters. Locals described the harrowing scenes as the younger daughter screamed in...
  • Livni: Delaying ‘Two-State Solution’ is an Historical Mistake

    06/03/2013 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 6/4/2013, 5:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Delaying the so-called “two-state solution” is an historical mistake, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni claimed on Monday. Livni, who is in charge of the peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, spoke at the American Jewish Committee 2013 Global Forum in Washington, D.C. She warned in her speech of “devastating consequences” for Israel in case U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest attempt to renew peace talks fails. “Time is working against those who believe that two states is the only Zionist way to maintain our identity,” Livni said. “There are those who want to postpone this decision, but it would be...
  • Qaeda Chief Warns Attacks On US In "Everyone's Reach"

    06/03/2013 2:47:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | June 3, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - Al-Qaeda's military chief in Yemen warned Americans in an audio message posted online Sunday that the Boston bombings revealed a fragile security as he urged Muslims to defend their religion.
  • Reporter Apologizes For Originally Identifying London Stabber As Having ‘Muslim Appearance’

    05/27/2013 6:31:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/13 | Andrew Kirell
    BBC News political editor Nick Robinson apologized last week for originally identifying the London stabbing as having a “Muslim appearance” based on quotes given to him by law enforcement. Appearing on the News at Six the day of the Woolwich attack, Robinson explained that his law enforcement sources told him the perpetrator was of “Muslim appearance” and had reportedly been shouting “Allahu Akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” The report apparently generated controversy, especially within the United Kingdom’s Muslim community, who felt the comment represented an unfair “racist generalization.” Several days later, Robinson took to the BBC website...
  • Newly Released Morsi Video: Nurse Children on Hatred of Jews

    01/16/2013 9:24:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 1/17/13 | Elad Benari
    As Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said that virulent anti-Semitic comments which he reportedly said prior to his election were taken out of context, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released another video which depicts him making similar comments. The latest video is an address delivered by Morsi, which was posted on the Internet on January 10, 2010. It was translated by MEMRI and published on Wednesday. In the newly exposed remarks, Morsi calls U.S. President Barack Obama “insincere” and calls for Arabs to raise their children on hatred of Jews.
  • Clinton won't testify on Benghazi due to illness

    12/16/2012 11:17:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 69 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | December 15, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won't testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. "She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office...
  • History of Hamas Murderous Attacks

    01/26/2006 8:17:27 AM PST · by Alouette · 10 replies · 659+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Jan. 26, 2006 | Hillel Fendel
    Hamas has set the destruction of Israel as its goal. Between September 2000 and April 2004, Hamas perpetrated 425 terrorist attacks against Israel and murdered 377 Israelis - nine every month. Hamas was founded by Islamic militant extremists in the Gaza Strip in 1988, shortly after the first intifada broke out. The word Hamas is an acronym for the Arabic words for "Islamic Resistance Movement." Though it is also involved in social and welfare programs, the organization is devoted chiefly to the obliteration of Israel. Its charter states, "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate...
  • Germany gets on UN Human Rights Council

    11/13/2012 10:44:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Nov 12 08:28 CET | (AFP/bk)
    The United States and Germany won a closely contested race Monday among western nations for UN Human Rights Council seats, while the likes of Venezuela and Pakistan secured places without a competitive vote. Rights groups condemned the “pre-cooked” arrangements by most continental groups at the 193-member UN General Assembly which gave council seats to countries whose records have been widely questioned. The United States, Germany and Ireland won the only open election among western nations. …
  • Mother murdered son for “failing to learn the Koran”

    11/01/2012 1:21:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:43PM GMT 01 Nov 2012 | (unattributed)
    A mother murdered her young son and set his body on fire when he struggled to learn the Koran off by heart, a court has heard. Sara Ege used a stick to beat seven-year-old Yaseen “like a dog” if he couldn’t recite passages from the Islamic text. The beatings were so brutal that the boy died from his injuries, and his mother tried to burn the body to destroy the evidence, Cardiff Crown Court was told. …
  • Do Syrian Rebels Deserve Our Help?(Graphic videos)

    10/24/2012 1:26:48 AM PDT · by Bellflower · 14 replies
    Syria is only going into the hands of the Turks, and before that happens its only going to be transformed into another Afghanistan or another Mogadishu. If you remember, the Syrian Rebels shot down a helicopter recently:.....
  • Jewish group condemns Egypt’s president for prayer where preacher calls for Jews’ destruction

    10/22/2012 10:30:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Washington Post (AP) ^ | October 22, 2012 | (Associated Press)
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which monitors anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, has made a strong condemnation of Egypt’s new President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, after he attended a sermon where the preacher called for the “destruction and dispersal of the Jews.” A video emailed by the center showed Morsi at a mosque in the Mediterranean town of Marsa Matruh, where the congregation answers “Amen” to a cleric who recites a list of prayers in a traditional ritual. In one of the prayers, the cleric asked God to “destroy the Jews and their supporters and disperse them, rend them asunder.” Morsi...
  • Terrorist attempts to blow up Federal Reserve Bank (in downtown NYC)

    10/17/2012 12:49:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 189 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3:39 PM, October 17, 2012 | Larry Celona
    A Middle Eastern man tried to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan this morning, law-enforcement sources told the Post. The terrorist parked a van filled with what he thought were explosives outside of the Liberty Street building, sources said, then tried to set them off using a cell phone detonator. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was provided the explosives from an undercover FBI agent that he met on the Internet and believed to be an accomplice, the sources said. …
  • Pakistani Girl's Shooting Galvanizes Push For Offensive On Taliban Stronghold

    10/17/2012 11:53:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | October 17, 2012 | Abubakar Siddique
    Pakistani politicians, media, and civil society are pushing for a robust offensive to finish off the Taliban in the aftermath of the militants' shooting of a girl peace campaigner. The October 9 shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in northwestern Swat Valley has led to a groundswell of calls for Islamabad to abandon its long reluctance to take on extremist sanctuaries in the North Waziristan tribal region, on Pakistan's western border with Afghanistan. The region is home to Pakistani and Afghan Taliban factions and allied international jihadists. For years, Islamabad resisted considerable pressure from Western capitals to launch an offensive in...
  • Court Reveals Iranian Operatives In Charge Of Obama’s Iran Policy Since 2009

    10/02/2012 6:53:45 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 40 replies
    westernjournalism.com/ ^ | 26SEP12 | By Doug Book
    A ruling handed down on September 13th by the D.C. District Federal Court has finally made clear what many have known for years–that the Obama Administration’s Iran policy was initiated and advanced by a group with illicit, hidden ties to the Iranian Regime and financed by the U.S./Israel- hating George Soros. In 2009, Barack Obama turned over virtually all responsibility and authority for foreign policy negotiations with Iran to Trita Parsi and his National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Founded by Parsi in 2003, the Washington-based NIAC is a powerful lobbying group that is “…widely considered the de facto lobby for...
  • Abbas says to seek upgrade of Palestinian UN status

    09/27/2012 12:40:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32pm IST
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek to have the Palestinians' U.N. status upgraded to a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution. "Despite all the complexities of the prevailing reality and all the frustrations that abound, we say before the international community there is still a chance—maybe the last—to save the two-state solution and to salvage peace," Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly. But he warned the 193-nation assembly that Israel was "promising the Palestinian people a new catastrophe" if it continues with its current Jewish...
  • Egypt's Morsi assumes major role in Mideast

    09/26/2012 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/26/2012 | STEVEN R. HURST
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt's new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight's role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that the civil war raging in Syria is the "tragedy of the age" and must be brought to an end. In a wide-ranging address that touched on all major issues confronting the region, Morsi also decried Israeli settlement-building on territory Palestinians claim for a future state and condemned a film produced in the United States that denigrates Islam's Prophet Muhammad. He urged all U.N. member nations to join in an effort...
  • Obama: Ambassador Stevens came to love people of Middle East

    09/25/2012 7:37:13 AM PDT · by glorgau · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept, 25, 2012 | Staff
    Editor's note: President Barack Obama will address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday at around 10:00 a.m. You can follow along here as we live blog his speech or watch it live on CNN.com. [Updated at 10:22 a.m. ET] President Barack Obama began his address to the U.N. General Assembly by speaking about Ambassador Chris Stevens who was killed in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. "He came to love and respect the people of North Africa and the Middle East, and he would carry that commitment throughout his life," Obama said. "As a diplomat, he worked...
  • 3 alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Mexico

    09/10/2012 1:18:47 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    American national wanted by US government among alleged terror group members detained in Merida. An alleged terrorist belonging to the radical Islamic movement Hezbollah has been arrested in Mexico and handed over to US authorities, Mexican media reported Sunday...
  • Iran could strike US bases if Israel attacks: Hezbollah

    09/03/2012 4:23:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 3, 2012 6:35pm EDT | Laila Bassam
    Iran could hit U.S. bases in the Middle East in response to any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities even if American forces played no role in the attack, the leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah said on Monday. "A decision has been taken to respond and the response will be very great," Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in an interview with the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen television. "The response will not be just inside the Israeli entity—American bases in the whole region could be Iranian targets," he said, citing information he said was from Iranian officials. "If Israel...
  • Democrats refuse to cancel Jumah Jihad at the DNC

    08/29/2012 10:49:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 26 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | August 29, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Once again the Demcorats prove that they are the party of the enemy, the traitor, the jihad. Despite public outcry, the jihadist Jumah will tale place at the DNC. The event has in its crosshairs the Patriot Act, the NYPD, the National Defense Authorization Act, and anti-Shariah sentiment. "I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." Barack Hussein Obama, page 261, The Audacity of Hope A couple of weeks back, I posted about the Jumah jihad at the DNC, an event led by an imam who urged the overthrow of the "filthy" U.S. government...
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dead at 57

    08/21/2012 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 21, 2012 7:02 AM ET | KIRUBEL TADESSE and JASON STRAZIUSO
    Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but was a major U.S counterterrorism ally, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public for weeks, Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday. He was 57. Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV said. Hailemariam Desalegn, who was appointed deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs in 2010, became acting prime minister and will be sworn in as prime minister after an emergency meeting of parliament, said Bereket Simon, the communications minister. Parliament is controlled by Meles' ruling party...
  • Christian Pakistani girl arrested for 'blasphemy'

    08/19/2012 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | Sunday, August 19, 2012 | BBC
    An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested after being accused of desecrating pages of a book containing Islamic text. She was detained for blasphemy after an angry mob demanded her arrest and threatened to burn down Christian homes outside of the capital, Islamabad, Pakistani media say. The girl is known to have learning difficulties, officials say. Police have taken her parents into protective custody following threats. According to Dawn newspaper, police said the girl had been unable to answer questions properly during the interrogation. Dr Paul Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for National Harmony, told the BBC that the girl was known...
  • Khalid Mohd: Man who torched wife gets life in prison

    08/09/2012 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 10:45 a.m. EST, August 9, 2012 | Kevin P. Connolly
    A 41-year-old Palatka man who doused his first wife with lighter fluid and set her on fire two years ago was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. Khalid Abeljawwad Mohd was found guilty in June of various charges related to the attack on Rema Jamel in March 27, 2010 after she asked him to help extend her visa. "Mohd told her he would not help her and that he intended to bring his second wife from Jordan, where it is legal to have multiple wives, to live in Palatka," the State Attorney's Office said in a statement. Mohd then told...
  • Romney Supports Two-State Solution

    07/30/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/7/12 | Elad Benari
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney supports a two-state solution to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, he told CNN during his visit to Jerusalem. In an interview with the American news network, which took place in Jerusalem on Sunday, Romney was asked if he saw the starting point for negotiations as the borders which existed prior to the 1967 Six Day War. He responded by saying, “I'm not being that specific. I'm saying that there will be borders that have to be negotiated and what the starting point is something which will be decided by the...
  • Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam"

    07/18/2012 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/18/12 | Pamela Geller
    Why are counter jihad blogs (the less than a handful left) the only ones covering these critical news stories: Chicago imam: “Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam" July 16, 2012, Creeping Sharia via Sharia 101 from a Muslim American perspective: Silence is not an option! | Just Piper (thanks to David) In a speech by Abdul Malik Mujahid, Columbus, Ohio, September 1995., he puts out a Conference calling for Jihad: Consider the following statement: Qital [killing] is an essential element of Islam. And sometimes you don’t like it. Qital is ordained upon you, though it is hateful to...
  • American woman and partner attending family wedding in Pakistan murdered in suspected honour killing

    11/25/2011 8:43:30 AM PST · by cutty · 24 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 25th November 2011 | Graham Grant
    Couple about to start new life together in the U.S. Sources suggest the groom's relatives had been happy with the marriage, but it had caused upset among the bride's family. A Scottish businessman and his American wife were gunned down in the street in a suspected honour killing while on holiday in Pakistan. Glasgow-based Saif Rehman, 31, and Uzma Naurin from New York, 30, were shot dead when their car was ambushed in the north-eastern city of Gujrat .
  • MURDER HAS A RELIGION: A Refutation of Arsalan Iftikhar’s CNN Article “Murder has No Religion”

    12/02/2010 7:10:57 PM PST · by damonw · 2 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 12/02/10 | Damon
    Arsalan Iftikhar is an international human rights lawyer and former National Legal Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations (the organization named by U.S. Federal prosecutors in 2007 as an un-indicted co-conspirator in a Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation). He is a contributing author of an award-winning book and is well-known for his interviews, commentaries and analyses which have regularly appeared in virtually every major media outlet in the world. In this article we will analyse a piece he had written for CNN in response to the Fort Hood massacre.
  • Three Convicted Of Boy's Race-Hate Murder

    11/08/2006 5:26:59 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 904+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-8-2006 | Auslan Cramb
    Three convicted of boy's race-hate murder By Auslan Cramb, Scottish Correspondent Last Updated: 4:54pm GMT 08/11/2006 MP's quest to bring killers to justice Three members of a violent Asian gang have been jailed for life after being found guilty today of the racist abduction and murder of a 15-year-old schoolboy. Kriss Donald: wrong place at the wrong time Kriss Donald died because of the colour of his skin, and because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The teenager, described by his family and friends as a loving and gentle boy, was playing truant from school when...
  • Race Hate Trio Guilty

    11/08/2006 6:06:13 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 8 replies · 879+ views
    Sky News ^ | 13:43, Wednesday November 08, 2006
    Three men have been found guilty of kidnapping, stabbing and burning alive a teenage boy in a racially motivated attack. Kriss Donald's scarred and partially-clothed body was found on the Clyde Walkway in the east end of Glasgow, near Celtic FC's training ground, on March 16, 2004. Imran Shahid, 29, his brother Zeeshan Shahid, 28, and Mohammed Faisal Mushtaq, 27, were found guilty by a court in Edinburgh. As the verdict was delivered, Kriss's mother Angela shouted: "You bastards!" All three had denied the racially aggravated murder of the Glasgow schoolboy on March 15, 2004. They abducted Kriss and forced...
  • Kriss 'was alive' while on fire (Muslims accused of racially aggravated murder in Scotland)

    10/23/2006 2:36:01 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 76 replies · 2,554+ views
    The BBC ^ | 10/23/06 | BBC
    Schoolboy Kriss Donald was still alive when he was on fire, a court has heard. Forensic scientist Ruth Ramage, 43, said he may have tried to extinguish the flames by rolling in mud on the Clyde walkway in Glasgow. The 15-year-old's body was found by the walkway, near London Road on 16 March 2004, a day after he disappeared. At the High Court in Edinburgh Mohammed Faisal Mushtaq, 27, Zeeshan Shahid, 28, and his brother Imran Shahid 29, deny racially aggravated murder.
  • Italian embassy set on fire in Libya, 10 killed

    02/17/2006 7:11:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 189 replies · 7,283+ views
    AP ^ | 2/18/6
    Libyans protesting the Prophet Muhammad cartoons set fire to the Italian consulate in Benghazi on Friday in a riot that killed at least 10 people, an Italian diplomat said. Libyan security officials said 11 people were killed or wounded during the six-hour riot when police firing bullets and tear gas tried to contain more than 1,000 demonstrators hurling rocks and bottles. The casualties included police officers, but the officials declined to say how many people had died. Italian diplomat Domenico Bellantone said between 10 and 11 people had died, and all were Libyan _ either police or protesters. He spoke...
  • "Challenging the Qur’an" by Stefan Theil

    02/07/2006 6:11:51 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 17 replies · 1,705+ views
    Challenging the Qur’anA German scholar contends that the Islamic text has been mistranscribed and promises raisins, not virginsBy Stefan TheilNEWSWEEK INTERNATIONAL July 28 issue — In a note of encouragement to his fellow hijackers, September 11 ringleader Muhammad Atta cheered their impending “marriage in Paradise” to the 72 wide-eyed virgins the Qur’an promises to the departed faithful. Palestinian newspapers have been known to describe the death of a suicide bomber as a “wedding to the black-eyed in eternal Paradise.” But if a German expert on Middle Eastern languages is correct, these hopes of sexual reward in the afterlife are...
  • Flight 93 victims honored with Muslim Crescent?

    09/10/2005 1:14:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 135 replies · 3,588+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9/10/05 | WorldNetDaily
    A Pennsylvania pastor is fighting the newly approved design of the Flight 93 National Memorial, contending its crescent pattern is a symbol of Islam. Rev. Ron McRae, head of the Bible Anabaptist Church near Jerome, Pa., about 55 miles from Pittsburgh, said a private group he formed might go to court to block the "Crescent of Embrace" memorial designed by Paul Murdoch Associates of Los Angeles. "This is a memorial to the terrorists who killed those people, not a memorial to the folks who died there innocently," McRae told the Tribune-Democrat newspaper in Johnstown, Pa. McRae of Conemaugh Township, Pa.,...
  • 'There Can Be No End to Jihad' (Straight from the horse's … mouth)

    02/02/2005 10:48:19 AM PST · by quidnunc · 52 replies · 1,621+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | February 1, 2005 | Anthony McRoy with Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad
    Islamist Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, in an exclusive interview, discusses the rationale for 9/11, the Christians he most respects, and the Jesus he defends. -snip- Why do you believe hatred toward the United States could lead to the 9/11 attacks?Islam is the final revelation, therefore those believing in it submit to Allah — the only One worthy of obedience in every sphere of life. To understand 9/11, we must go back to Tawhid — the exclusive worship of God in every sphere — religious, political, social, etc. Every human action must relate to this. 9/11 was undoubtedly an unpleasant moment...
  • Bin Ladin: Bush deceived Americans

    10/29/2004 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 107 replies · 3,491+ views
    Al-Jazeera.net ^ | 10-29-04
    Usama bin Ladin appeared on Aljazeera television on Friday accusing US President George W. Bush of deceiving the American people. In an address just days ahead of the US presidential election, bin Ladin also said the US administration resembled "corrupt" Arab governments. He accused Bush of reacting slowly to the September 11 attacks, saying: "I never thought that the supreme leader would leave 50,000 of his people in the two towers to face the terrifying events alone at the time they were in need for him." Refering to next week's elections, he told Americans: "Your security is not in the...
  • Suspected Islamist militants kill 16 in Algeria: report

    10/23/2004 1:31:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | October 23 2004 | AFP
    Sixteen people have been killed in an attack by an armed group of suspected Islamist militants in southern Algeria, state television said today. The report said Friday's attack had happened near the town of Medea, some 80 kilometres south of Algiers. Earlier the El Watan daily said eight people had been killed and four wounded on Friday evening when Islamist militants stopped a vehicle carrying fans to a football match in the capital Algiers at a checkpoint. According to a tally based on official and press reports, more than 70 people have been killed since the start of September in...