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  • Pakistani Newlyweds Decapitated By Bride's Family In Honor Killing

    06/28/2014 11:02:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | June 29, 2014 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    <p>The couple, identified as Sajjad Ahmed, 26, and Muawia Bibi, 18, were married by a Pakistani court on June 18 against the wishes of the Bibi family, Punjab police official Mohammad Ahsanullah told CNN.</p> <p>On Thursday, the bride's father and uncles lured the couple back to the village of Satrah in Punjab province, where Ahsanullah said the pair were tied up and then decapitated.</p>
  • Nigerian ‘Sex-Slaves’ Disrupt Obama Narrative on Islam

    05/15/2014 3:30:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 5/14/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Islamic law permits the possession of concubines, or sex slaves.  This has been demonstrated countless times, including through Islamic clerics quoting Islamic scriptures, and through ordinary Muslims, past and present, acting on it.Boko Haram members stand if front of “Allahu Akbar” banner That said, Islamic sanctioned sex-slavery does not perturb the Western world simply because the powers-that-be—specifically academia, media, and government—ignore it, and all other unsavory phenomena associated with Islam, out of existence.Interesting, therefore, are the responses from the authorities—comical one might even say—when one of these everyday anecdotes actually does surface to the general public.Enter the recent abduction...
  • Young Christian Killed and Beheaded by Jihadists

    01/17/2014 6:04:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 1/16/14
    Homs (Agenzia Fides) - Islamist groups have killed and beheaded a young Christian man, seriously wounding another. The incident, which occurred on 8 January, was reported to Fides only now by a priest in the diocese of Homs. The two, Firas Nader (29), and Fadi Matanius Mattah (34), were traveling by car from Homs to the Christian village of Marmarita. A group of five armed jihadists intercepted the vehicle and opened fire on the car. Upon reaching the car, militiamen, noting that Fadi was wearing a cross around his neck, beheaded him. They then took money and documents, leaving Firas...
  • 9/11 Link To Saudi Arabia Is Topic Of Redacted Pages In Gov't Report; Congressmen Push For Release

    12/09/2013 6:21:37 PM PST · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9 Dec 13 | Jamie Reno
    Since terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, victims’ loved ones, injured survivors, and members of the media have all tried without much success to discover the true nature of the relationship between the 19 hijackers – 15 of them Saudi nationals – and the Saudi Arabian government. Many news organizations reported that some of the terrorists were linked to the Saudi royals and that they even may have received financial support from them as well as from several mysterious, moneyed Saudi men living in San Diego. Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied any connection, and neither President George...
  • 'Eyes gouged out, bodies hanging from hooks, and fingers removed with pliers'

    09/27/2013 2:51:03 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2013 | Paul Bentley
    Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling. Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged. Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.
  • Kenya Westgate mall hostage standoff continues; 59 dead so far, minister says

    09/22/2013 5:07:45 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | September 22, 2013, 6:58 AM | CBS/AP
    NAIROBI, Kenya The attack by al Qaeda-linked militants at an upscale mall in Nairobi killed at least 59 people and wounded 175, Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary said Sunday. Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from inside the building where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles. "The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku said, reassuring the families of the hostages in the upscale Westgate mall. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said. Lenku said that there are 10 to...
  • Anti-Jihad Ads Considered Constitutional

    10/01/2012 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 67 replies
    COLLEGIAN.csufresno.edu - Top Opinion Story ^ | September 24, 2012 | Liana Whitehead
    SNIPPET: "New York City is the center of a public uproar as Internet blogger Pamela Gellar rises with an “anti-jihad” ad campaign." SNIPPET: "Gellar and her group are protesting the Jihad, which in definition is the religious duty of Muslims. According to the Dictionary of Islam, jihad is defined as “A religious war with those who are unbelievers in the mission of Muhammad . . . enjoined especially for the purpose of advancing Islam and repelling evil from Muslims.” The literal meaning of jihad, according to the British Broadcasting Network, “is struggle or effort, and it means much more than...
  • Canada: Mother has throat slit to spine for wanting kids raised as Westerners

    10/14/2012 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 30 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 10/13/2012 | Timothy Whiteman
    Throat slashed to her spine... Wife and mother Randjida Khairi wanted her children to be essentially raised like all the other children in her adopted nation of Canada. But for taking a stand contrary to her staunchly Islamic and Afghanistan-born husband, Peer Khairi, Randjida was found by Canadian police with her throat slashed wide-open, as well as her neck muscles, esophagus and voice box slashed open to the spine. Unable to raise her head or scream for help, the victim slowly suffocate in her own blood. According to testimony, "a process a pathologist would later determine took between five and...
  • Arab Spring, American winter

    09/13/2012 7:00:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/13/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    They don't fear us, and they don't respect us. That's the only message you can take away from an Egyptian mob's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo during which rioters scaled embassy walls and tore down the American flag on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. President Obama helped ease out President Hosni Mubarak - a dictator, yes, but also an ally - to facilitate Egypt's "Arab Spring," and this is the thanks America gets.
  • Nashville woman charged with attempted terrorism

    09/07/2012 9:22:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies
    WSMV-4 NBC ^ | 9/7/12
    A Nashville woman is accused of making terroristic threats to her co-workers in south Nashville. Amal Ahmed Abdullahi, 29, is charged with attempted terrorism after police said she made a series of statements, including that her work place is full of non-believers, she was ready to die for Allah and she should pick up a gun and shoot everyone.
  • Taliban Behead 17 for Singing and Dancing

    08/28/2012 12:34:14 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 8/27/2012 | MUHAMMAD LILA and ALEEM AGHA
    The Taliban beheaded 17 people, including two women, for attending a mixed-gender party where there was music and dancing, Afghan officials reported today. The decapitated bodies were abandoned at a roadside in southern Afghanistan, according to Mullah Sharafuddin, the governor of Kajaki district in Helmand province. All 17 bodies, including those of two women, were decapitated, but it was not clear if they had been shot first.
  • UC Berkeley and the 'Islamophobia' Lobby

    05/26/2012 10:14:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 5/25/2012 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP)—a program of the University of California, Berkeley's Center for Race and Gender (CRG)—recently held its third annual conference, "Critical Discourses on Islamophobia: Symbols, Images, & Representations." As in previous years, speaker after speaker decried an imaginary racist, imperialist, Orientalist Western juggernaut, while disregarding the very real predations of Islamism. The first day of the conference brought in approximately eighty people at its peak, including a number of women in hijab (head scarf), typing furiously on laptops. Others sported keffiyehs and dreadlocks; a smattering of Arabic and French could be heard; and a scruffy,...
  • Western Sharia (Leftist lawyers partner with Muslim Supremacists)

    05/14/2012 7:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/14/2012 | By Andrew C. McCarthy
    Ismail Belghar, a 36-year-old Muslim man living in Australia, assaulted, abducted, and nearly killed his sister-in-law. The victim, a 25-year-old Moroccan named Canan Kokden, had dared to take her older sister, Mrs. B, to the beach without Belghar’s permission. This heinous effrontery was amplified, Belghar later recounted for police, when Mrs. B thereupon “displayed her body,” sustaining the shoulder sunburn that tipped him off. To Australians, this may have been, well, just a day at the beach. For Belghar, though, it was an “abhorrent” offense against sharia, Islam’s legal code and comprehensive societal framework. The telltale burn is also starting...
  • Boko Haram Islamikaze Car Bomb Kills 38 Christians Outside Easter Service in Kaduna, Nigeria

    04/08/2012 1:48:33 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 8 April 12 | Unattributed
    Another Christian Holy Day and another murderous attack by Jihadists in Nigeria. This time 38 Christian worshippers were killed by a vehicle-born explosive device driven into a crowded area near an Easter worship service in the Nigerian city of Kaduna.
  • UCLA Honors Sharia Apologist Khaled Abou El Fadl

    04/05/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 4/5/12 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Judith Greblya
    Academic self-congratulation reached new heights at the University of California, Los Angeles on March 21, 2012, with "An Event Honoring Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl." Abou El Fadl—Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law and chair of the Islamic Studies Interdepartmental Program at UCLA—was feted by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, the UCLA School of Law Journal of Near Eastern and Islamic Law, the UCLA School of Law Muslim Law Students Association, and the UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program. Eighty students, professors, and community members gathered to commemorate "the world's leading authority on...
  • After six decades of occupation Palestinian revolt should not be ruled out

    03/30/2012 12:35:15 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies
    Nashville Herald ^ | 3/30/12 | Ramzy Baroud
      •  Israeli report says Palestinian uprising unlikely this year  •  Palestinians expected to continue efforts to isolate Israel  •  Israel continues to dominate political discourseWhen will the Palestinians revolt? The answer, according to an Israeli official: not this year (as quoted by Agency France Press). An internal Israeli Foreign Ministry report last month also concluded that a third Palestinian intifada or uprising was 'unlikely' this year. According to the unnamed official, "This report, which is more than 100 pages long, judges that an explosion of generalized violence in the form of a third intifada is unlikely." Instead, it was resolved that Palestinians would "continue to...
  • US Blames Israel for Endangered Americans in PA

    03/23/2012 7:06:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 3/23/12 | Chana Ya'ar
    The US blamed Israel for endangered American citizens in the PA-controlled areas of Judea and Samaria in a travel warning issued Friday. The United States bluntly told its citizens it is risky to travel to “Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,” citing “threats to themselves and the U.S. interests in those locations.” Although the U.S. trained and equipped the Palestinian Authority's military police force several years ago – which “resulted in a marked decrease in violence in recent years” – the State Department nevertheless warned that Americans would still not be safe there. One year ago, PA police...
  • Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area

    03/21/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 3/21/12 | Matt O'Brien
    Ruhollah Habibi dresses sharply in a suit and tie each morning for his job at JP Morgan. But the banker also carries a thobe to work on Fridays, slipping on the Arabian-style tunic for afternoon prayers. "I just take off my suitcoat and throw that on over my button-up," said the 28-year-old San Ramon resident. "It's our etiquette to wear Islamic clothing when you're going to learn the sacred knowledge." From kufi caps to veils and ankle-length abayas, multicultural Muslim clothing is in demand among the Bay Area's young and devout. American-born Muslims who once shunned their immigrant parents' Old...
  • Suspected French shooter wanted to avenge Palestinian children

    03/20/2012 11:37:52 PM PDT · by Cronos · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Courier Au ^ | 21 Mar 2012 | NewsCore
    ELITE French police were in a standoff with a gunman after launching a pre-dawn raid in the southern town of Toulouse, seeking the killer who shot dead three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school. Two officers were wounded as the police specials weapons squad cornered the 24-year-old suspect - a French national claiming links to al Qaeda - in a house, a source told AFP. ..Gueant said during a press conference near the scene of the siege that the suspected gunman was an Islamic extremist. "This person has made trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan in the past ......
  • (Oh God!) little girl cornered in school and shot in head (Neo Nazi or Islamo-Nazi, same!)

    03/20/2012 10:40:20 PM PDT · by Milagros · 104 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March, 2012
    Toulouse shooting: little girl cornered in school and shot in head It was shortly after 8am on a leafy street in a quiet suburb of Toulouse and children were being dropped off at the gates of the Ozar Hatorah Jewish school.
  • French police in standoff with suspect in Toulouse shootings

    03/20/2012 11:03:17 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 43 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 21 march 2012 | From Diana Magnay and Marilia Brocchetto
    Toulouse, France (CNN) -- Dozens of French police officers surrounded a house near Toulouse early Wednesday morning ... According to Interior Minister Claude Gueant, the suspect is a French national of Algerian origin who spent considerable time in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Harper hints at support for Israeli attack on Iran

    03/05/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Nashville Herald ^ | 3/5/12 | Jim Miles
    While on his way to Washington Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Ottawa to confer with his patriot in arms, Stephen Harper. Following their morning meetings, of which we know little, the two held a very brief 'press conference' that simply highlighted the double standards under which the two operate, especially Netanyahu. Harper began with a brief statement in French and English. The French comments included advice directed towards Assad in Syria, that he should "cesse tue leur proper citoyens" - he should stop killing his own citizens. He ended his French statements hoping for a solution for Israel that would be...
  • University of California-Davis Officials Do Nothing as Muslim Fanatics Disrupt Jewish Event (Video)

    02/29/2012 10:48:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/29/12 | Jim Hoft
    University of California-Davis officials did nothing last night when Jew-hating Muslim fanatics disrupted a Jewish event on campus. Watch as this radical fanatic harasses and disrupts the event. Via Atlas Shrugs: rom the video: On Monday, February 27, a program, sponsored by Chabad entitled “Israeli Soldier’s stories” was scheduled at UC Davis. Ran, a Israeli reservist, and Ranya, a Druze woman whose father and brother fought in the IDF maintained their dignity and composure in spite of a consortium of haters from Students for Justice in Palestine, the MSA and JVP who had planned to disrupt their presentation. This young...
  • Judge in 'Zombie Muhammad' case is relocated after threats, criticism of ruling

    02/29/2012 5:25:53 AM PST · by ConradofMontferrat · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Patriot-News via PennLive.com ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2012 | MATTHEW KEMENY,
    Mechanicsburg District Judge Mark Martin and his staff temporarily relocated to the Cumberland County Courthouse in Carlisle today due to threats his office has received and public criticism of his ruling in the "Zombie Muhammad" case. (excerpt: read article here:http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/02/judge_in_zombie_muhammad_case.html)
  • U.S. mosque count grows by 74 percent in decade

    02/29/2012 10:19:44 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 2/29/12 | Matt O'Brien
    The number of American mosques grew by 74 percent in the past decade and are increasingly found in the suburbs, according to a national survey by a coalition of Muslim groups. The 2011 U.S. Mosque Survey counted 2,106 mosques in the United States, 246 in California and 62 in the Bay Area. "This building boom is indicative of the growing financial resources of the Muslim community as many Muslims have lived in the U.S. for many decades now and their financial resources have improved," wrote study author Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky....
  • UCLA 'Conflict Resolution' Program Features Anti-Israel Profs. on Both Sides

    02/28/2012 7:39:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 2/27/12 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    This just in from the UCLA Newsroom: UCLA is launching a series of public lectures, academic courses and programs aimed at fostering civil discourse and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.UCLA Chancellor Gene Block will be among those teaching courses, along with experts on mediation and professors who have opposing viewpoints on politically charged issues.'It is our obligation to equip students for success in a complicated and interconnected world,' Block said in an email announcing the effort to the campus community. 'From UCLA alumnus Ralph Bunche, who won the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts as a mediator in the...
  • Freedom Of Speech Denied In America: Muslim Judge Scolds Victim For Insulting Muhammad

    02/23/2012 2:01:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    This is pure insanity: Below is a recording of the court transcript. The judge dismissing the case after lecturing the victim for insulting the Islamic prophet Muhammad starts at 28:30, in case you don't have time to listen to the entire 36 minutes. Update: (Thanks, wtd) Perce, the victim in this case, is being threatened with jail time for posting the audio of his trial. This is pure sharia in America, where the victim is punished and the perpetrators are freed, and where the judge ignore human rights in favor of Islamic superiority. This is truly frightening, friends. Partial transcript...
  • Sharia in Pennsylvania: Muslim admits to attacking atheist; Muslim judge dismisses case

    02/23/2012 8:31:06 AM PST · by LastNorwegian · 96 replies
    Jihadwatch / ABC27 ^ | Robert Spencer
    Full title: Sharia in Pennsylvania: Muslim admits to attacking atheist over "Zombie Muhammad"; Muslim judge dismisses case, tells atheist he'd be killed in Muslim lands This is enforcement of Sharia in a Pennsylvania court. The attacker supposedly got off because he "is an immigrant and claims he did not know his actions were illegal, or that it was legal in this country to represent Muhammad in any form. To add insult to injury, he also testified that his 9 year old son was present, and the man said he felt he needed to show his young son that he was...
  • Colorado Student Who Refused to Sing Song Praising Allah Quits School After Death Threats (Video)

    02/17/2012 4:42:46 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 17. 2012 | Fox News
    Fox News segment. A Colorado student who refused to sing a song praising Allah quit the choir this week. This morning FOX and Friends reported that James Harper quit school in Grand Junction after receiving death threats. Harper received the death threats after the story broke this week. The school defended its decision to sing the song to Allah. Hat tip to Gateway Pundit
  • Audio released of 911 call from alleged subway bomb plotter

    02/17/2012 12:00:53 AM PST · by Yehuda · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/14/2012 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    A federal judge today released the audio tape of a 911 call made by a man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack in New York's subways, as officials say he launched a last-ditch effort to kill someone by deliberately crashing his car into another vehicle. Adis Medunjanin panicked after FBI agents searched his residence in January 2010, and later jumped in his car, sped off at 90 mph, and then slammed into another car on the Whitestone Expressway, a FBI agent testified in Brooklyn federal court. "He thought this would be an act of jihad - that there would...
  • DeKalb mosque faces mounting violations (DeKalb County, GA)

    02/16/2012 7:44:32 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    WSB TV ^ | Posted: 2:56 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Leaders of a DeKalb County mosque face legal trouble after mounting code enforcement violations landed them in front of a judge. Mosque leaders said they are being harassed. Neighbors said it’s not a story about religion, but about code enforcement and following the rules. A judge had already put the mosque and its leaders on probation, but that hasn't stopped them from holding services. Attendees arrive by the dozens from around the metro area every Friday. Sometimes there are several hundred people, but their mosque doesn't look like most. "They would park in my yard and...
  • Breaking: Two NJ men arrested at JFK airport before boarding plane to join Islamist terrorist group

    06/05/2010 9:48:37 PM PDT · by BP2 · 97 replies · 3,146+ views
    New Jersey On-Line ^ | June 06, 2010, 12:35AM | Josh Margolin
    NEWARK — Two New Jersey men intent on killing American troops were arrested Saturday as they boarded flights to link up with a virulent jihadist group in Somalia, authorities said. The men, both North Jersey residents, were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism through a group tied to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, according to officials familiar with the details of the arrests. Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 26, of Elmwood Park were apprehended at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens before they could board separate flights to...
  • Operator of radical Muslim site to plead guilty

    02/08/2012 2:54:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/8/12 | MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press
    A Muslim convert from Brooklyn who ran a website that posted threats against the creators of the television show "South Park" is expected to enter a federal guilty plea, his attorney said Wednesday. Jesse Curtis Morton, also known as Younus Abdullah Mohammad, was charged last year with communicating threats and has been in custody since he was arrested in Morocco in October. A plea agreement hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria has been scheduled for Thursday. Morton's lawyer, James Hundley, confirmed Morton will plead to three counts, including conspiracy and communicating threats. Each count will carry a maximum sentence...
  • 'Strict Muslim' raped four women at knifepoint to 'punish them for being on the streets at night'

    01/26/2012 1:51:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 26 2012 | NICK ENOCH
    A Muslim man who raped women to 'teach them a lesson' for being on the streets at night was jailed indefinitely today because of the danger he poses to women. Sunny Islam, 23, who comes from a strict Muslim family, dragged his terrified victims - including a 15-year-old - from the street at knifepoint, bound and assaulted them during a two-month reign of terror. Police fear that Islam may have attacked many more.
  • Israel Security Council: Obama Naive on Muslim Brotherhood

    01/03/2012 2:11:25 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 1/3/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel’s National Security Council thinks that President Barack Obama is naïve in his attitude towards the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, which stated Sunday it can’t fathom the idea of recognizing Israel. Dr. Rashad Bayumi, the Brotherhood’s number two leader, said on Sunday, "No Muslim Brotherhood members will engage in any contact or normalization with Israel.” President Obama has asked the Muslim Brotherhood’s leading jurist, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to mediate secret talks between the United States and the Taliban, according to The Hindu newspaper. The jurist previously has called for killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq and has vowed that Islam “will conquer Europe...
  • MK Orlev: MKs, Ministers Regret Shalit Terrorist Release

    12/31/2011 10:28:40 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/31/11 | David Lev
    MK Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi) intends to introduce Knesset legislation that would limit the authority of the government to abrogate prison sentence of terrorists and use them as “bargaining chips” to realize a policy objective. Orlev said that the recent experience of Israel's release of over 1,000 terrorists in exchange for Gilad Shalit had convinced many MKs and ministers for the need for such a law. Orlev said that a large number of government officials, Knesset members and minister now regret releasing so many terrorists for Shalit, and believe that Israel could have secured the kidnapped soldier's release using other...
  • Muslims upset by NYPD to boycott mayor's breakfast

    12/28/2011 5:58:01 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Several Muslim leaders have declined invitations to the mayor's annual year-end interfaith breakfast, saying they're upset at police department efforts to infiltrate mosques and spy on Muslim neighborhoods. The imams and activists said in a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that they're disturbed at his response to a series of stories by The Associated Press detailing New York Police Department intelligence-gathering programs that monitored Muslim groups, businesses and houses of worship. Bloomberg has defended the NYPD, saying last week it doesn't take religion into account in its policing. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser acknowledged Wednesday that about...
  • Army changes JROTC hijab policy in Ravenwood case

    12/22/2011 12:29:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    The Tennessean | 12/22/11 | Heidi Hall
    Gannett - Link only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20111222/NEWS01/312220066/Army-changes-JROTC-policy-Ravenwood-Muslim-case?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Op-Ed: Who Still Has His Head in the Sand on the Arab Spring?

    12/13/2011 5:54:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    The true identity of the Islamic forces is revealing itself to the large audience of the Western world, like in a mystery movie. Who can now claim not to understand, not to know? As its first revolutionary sign, Tunisia has issued a democratic constitution draft envisaging a ban for whoever has contacts and establishes relations with Israel; after their long victorious struggle, the Libyan revolutionaries have announced, as a great result of that bloodshed, that sharia would be coming and polygamy would be reinstated; the reformist Morocco has ben the stage of another Islamist victory; in Yemen, El Qaeda is...
  • Calif. senator threatens boycott over Lowe's ads

    12/11/2011 4:19:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 65 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/11 | CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press
    A state senator from Southern California was considering calling for a boycott of Lowe's stores after the home improvement chain pulled its advertising from a reality show about Muslim-Americans. Calling the retail giant's decision "un-American" and "naked religious bigotry," Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he would also consider legislative action if Lowe's doesn't apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads. The senator sent a letter outlining his complaints to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock. The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a group called the Florida Family Association complained...
  • The 'Angry Arab' Goes Mad

    12/08/2011 1:04:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 12/8/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    As'ad AbuKahlil—a political science professor at California State University, Stanislaus—spoke last month at a day-long "teach-in" at the University of California, Berkeley titled, "Building Solidarity with the Arab Spring." It consisted of a number of "workshop sessions" at the Valley Life Sciences Building, followed by a "plenary session" at the Multicultural Center, and was co-sponsored by the Arab Resource Organizing Committee, the Berkeley Muslim Students Association PAC, the International Socialist Organization, and the Syrian American Council. AbuKhalil's workshop on "The U.S. and the Arab Uprising" was held in a tiny, hot, windowless room filled with students wearing hijabs and keffiyehs....
  • 'Israel biggest loser from Muslim Brotherhood win in Egypt'

    12/03/2011 9:49:53 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/3/11 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Israel is the biggest loser from the strong showing of the Muslim Brotherhood in the Egyptian parliamentary election, Hamed Bitawi, a top Hamas representative in the West Bank, said Saturday. Bitwai's comment came as Hamas expressed relief over the Muslim Brotherhood victory. The Muslim Brotherhood triumph in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco elections comes on the eve of preparations for celebrations marking the 24th anniversary of Hamas's founding in the Gaza Strip. Hamas supporters said that the rise of their political allies to power in the Arab world was "the biggest birthday gift for Hamas" on the anniversary of its establishment....
  • The Middle East Studies Establishment vs. Walid Phares

    11/11/2011 1:52:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 11/11/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced last month that Walid Phares -- a Lebanese-American Christian, adjunct professor of jihadist global strategies at the National Defense University, and former Middle East studies professor at Florida Atlantic University -- would be a special adviser on the Middle East and North Africa, it elicited howls of fury from the usual suspects. Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Hamas funding case and the chief Islamist organ in the U.S. -- sent a letter to the Romney campaign stating CAIR's...
  • Gilbert Achcar's Anti-Zionism of Fools

    11/10/2011 1:57:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Campus Watch ^ | 11/10/11 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    "Don't expect me to take a pro-Israel view. I'm an Arab." So declared Gilbert Achcar—professor of development studies and international relations at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies—at the outset of his lecture last month at the University of California, Berkeley. Those in the audience hoping for scholarly objectivity were thus informed that Achcar's ethnicity trumped intellectual independence and that, despite evidence to the contrary (Nonie Darwish, the founder of Arabs for Israel, comes to mind, as do the majority of Israel's Arab citizenry), an Arab could not be pro-Israel. One had to give him credit...
  • Passenger: 'You're all going to die' (Shouts 'Allahu Akbar')

    10/19/2011 6:55:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 157 replies
    Amarillo.com ^ | October 18, 2011 | Joe Gamm
    Somewhere in the heavens above Amarillo, angry shouts rang out from the back of Southwest Airlines Flight 3683. “You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” translated as God is great in Arabic. Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m. He is being held in the Randall County jail on a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew. None of the 136 passengers...
  • Egyptians break into Israel Embassy in Cairo

    09/09/2011 4:24:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 67 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/9/11 | AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press
    A group of about 30 protesters broke into the Israeli Embassy in Cairo Friday and dumped hundreds of documents out of the windows after a day of demonstrations outside the building in which crowds swinging sledge hammers and using their bare hands tore apart the embassy's security wall. Hundreds of protesters converged on the embassy throughout the afternoon and into the night, tearing down large sections of the graffiti-covered security wall outside the 21-story building housing the embassy. Egyptian security forces made no attempt for hours to intervene. Just before midnight, a group of protesters reached a room on one...
  • Muslims, non-Muslims still dislike each other

    07/21/2011 2:49:12 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 7/21/11 | SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press
    Attitudes about Muslim-Western relations have become slightly more positive in the U.S., Britain, France, Germany and Russia compared with five years ago, though negative views between Muslim countries and the West persist on both sides, a Pew Research Center survey found. The survey, by Pew's Global Attitudes Project, found majorities of Muslims surveyed in five of six Muslim-dominant countries and the Palestinian territories described non-Muslim Westerners as selfish and greedy. In all of the six Western countries surveyed, less than 30 percent of non-Muslims said they consider Muslims respectful of women. Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Muslims in...
  • Muslim soldier opposed to war faces porn charge

    06/15/2011 7:00:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 6/15/11 | Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press
    NASHVILLE — A Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell has been approved as a conscientious objector to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but that status is on hold now that he’s been charged with possession of child pornography. Pfc. Naser Abdo, a 21-year-old infantry soldier, applied for the status last year after he decided Islamic standards would prohibit his service in the U.S. Army in any war. The Deputy Assistant Secretary, Army Review Boards Agency, recommended he be separated from the Army as a conscientious objector. But the discharge is delayed until the criminal charge is resolved.
  • Oakland Tribune editorial: Chauncey Bailey verdict brings long-awaited justice

    06/09/2011 9:43:44 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 6/9/11 | Editor
    JUSTICE. Finally. For a time, it looked as though this day would never come. It appeared that the brazen Aug. 2, 2007, shooting of journalist Chauncey Bailey in downtown Oakland would go the way of so many other unsolved murders in a city where it often seems no one is held accountable. Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV was widely suspected of ordering Bailey killed to prevent the 57-year-old Oakland Post editor from publishing a story about the bakery's troubled finances. Yet Bey and accused accomplice Antoine Mackey were not charged with the killing until April 2009. For...
  • 9/11 anniversary time for awareness, healing, says ELCA presiding bishop

    05/27/2011 4:33:47 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    ELCA News Service ^ | 27 May AD 2011 | John Brooks
    ELCA NEWS SERVICE May 27, 2011 9/11 anniversary time for awareness, healing, says ELCA presiding bishop 11-076-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States approaches, the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), invited members to reach out to ecumenical partners, as well as Muslim and Jewish partners, in planning commemorations. Hanson wrote in a May 24 letter that he prays members focus on "peace, justice and interfaith encounter." The presiding bishop's invitation was also accompanied by a series of resources for congregations...