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  • US weighs airstrikes, humanitarian aid in Iraq

    08/07/2014 11:24:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    The White House(sic) is weighing unsupported air strikes to "stem Islamist militant" gains in Iraq, as well as humanitarian relief for thousands of displaced religious minorities in the country's (Kurdish) north, according to US defense. Un-named Republicans allegedly call for the president to "take action", he doesn't need the approval of lawmakers... Meanwhile, President B Ob huddles with his national security team between fund raisers and golf on Marthas to discuss the Wahhabi gains. Any physical activity would mark a significant shift in the American paralysis, US military was yanked (Saigon, again) in late 2011 after discovering the clear, but...
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/15/2013 4:44:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/15/13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • Al-Shabaab: Three Americans Among Gunmen in Kenya Mall

    09/22/2013 12:53:59 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 124 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 9/22/13 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Shabaab is claiming that there are American gunmen among those still holed up in the Westgate mall in a standoff with Kenyan and Israeli special forces. The Somali al-Qaeda affiliate tweeted a series of names on its latest account before Twitter against suspended the group. Al-Shabaab has been creating new accounts each time they get shut down but a movement of pro-Kenyan tweeters has been tracking down the new accounts and complaining to Twitter. “We received permission to disclose the names of our mujahideen inside #Westgate,” their latest account tweeted. They proceeded to tweet the names one by one, including...
  • Common Core – The Qatar Connection

    08/24/2013 10:39:07 AM PDT · by Mortrey · 20 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | August 24, 2013 | Maggie
    The Muslim Brotherhood has been associated with Islam-biased K-12 textbooks identified by Citizens for National Security(CFNS) and Act for America. The textbooks in the CFNS study contained pro-Islamic misinformation, and material that provided negative misinformation about Israel, Judaism, and Christianity.
  • Anthony Weiner & Huma Abedin vs. NYC (Muslim Brotherhood takeover of NYC and America)

    05/29/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | May 29, 2013 | Joseph Klein
    Anthony Weiner recently announced his intention to run for mayor of New York City. As a resident living in Manhattan, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was right on the money when he said “shame on us” if New York City voters elect Weiner as their mayor. Governor Cuomo now says he was just kidding. But even the possibility of a Weiner victory is no joke. Weiner’s foolish sexting, which brought an abrupt and disgraceful end to his congressional term, displays a serious lack of judgment that alone should disqualify him. But that is only a side show to the main...
  • Confirmed: Barack Obama's Brother In Bed with Terrorists

    05/28/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Ben Barrack · 18 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/28/13 | Walid Shoebat
    It has been learned that the relationship between President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama and Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir is much closer than previously thought. Malik is the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) as reported by all major Saudi press, including Okaz. How significant is this? Very significant. The IDO has been created by the Sudanese Government, which is considered by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state. This places Malik Obama in bed with terrorists and working as an official with a terrorist state. We have the evidence to prove it – meetings, photos, et....
  • Free Syrian Army Terrorists Sawed an Alawites Militiaman

    05/17/2013 1:29:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Al-Hamad, who is Wahhabi (extremist Sunni) and harbors a sectarian hatred for Alawite and Shiite Muslims, said he has another gruesome video of his killing a government soldier from the Alawite faith. “Hopefully we will slaughter all of them [Alawites]. ... Human Rights Watch (HRW), which validated the video, released a report on May 13 identifying al-Hamad as a well-known commander responsible for the recent cross-border shelling of a Shi‘ite Lebanese village that killed two. The organization called on the U.N. Security Council to refer the Syria situation to the International Criminal Court to ensure accountability for all war crimes...
  • Boston Jihadi Bombers members of Wahhabi cell funded by Saudi Al Qaeda

    04/19/2013 9:32:07 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Two Chechen brothers from Dagestan, members of a Wahhabi cell funded by Saudi al Qaeda, were identified as the terrorists who detonated two bombs at the Boston Marathon last Monday and carried out a bombing-shooting spree at the MIT campus in Waterton outside Boston, Friday, April 19, in which a police officer was killed in a fiery firefight. The media is criminally silent on this. Instead they are talking about what a "good, sweet boy" he is. Abominable. Two Dagestani brothers nembers of Chechen Wahhabi cell identified as responsible for Boston terror DEBKAfile Special Report April 19, 2013, thanks to...
  • Two Dagestani brothers members of Chechen Wahhabi cell

    04/19/2013 8:39:24 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 21 replies
    Debka ^ | 4/19/2013 | Debka
    Two Chechen brothers from Dagestan, members of a Wahhabi cell funded by Saudi al Qaeda, were identified as the terrorists who detonated two bombs at the Boston Marathon last Monday and carried out a bombing-shooting spree at the MIT campus in Waterton outside Boston, Friday, April 19, in which a police officer was killed. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhohav Tsarnaev, 19, escaped the MIT campus in a hijacked SUV, chased by the police.
  • An Al-Shabaab Link to Boston Marathon Bombings?

    04/16/2013 11:18:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    pj media ^ | 4/16/13 | Bridget Johnson
    A series of Twitter gloats today raised questions about the possible involvement of Somali terror group Al-Shabaab in the Boston Marathon bombing. No person or group has yet directly taken responsibility for the attack that killed three and wounded 176, 17 of those critically. The FBI issued a be-on-the-lookout for a dark-skinned or black man in dark clothes, perhaps with a foreign accent, who tried to enter a restricted area moments before the first blast. Authorities were also questioning a Saudi national here on a student visa and searched an apartment in Revere, Mass., last night. Terror groups have shown...
  • Ireland to Build One of Europe's Largest Mosques

    04/02/2013 8:44:58 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 75 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 4/2/13 | Soeren Kern
    The Emir of Qatar, who has long cultivated an image as a pro-Western reformist, has vowed to "spare no effort" to spread Wahhabi Islam throughout Europe. Wahhabism — which not only discourages Muslim integration in the West but actively encourages jihad against non-Muslims — threatens to radicalize Muslim immigrants in Ireland.City planners in the Irish capital, Dublin, have given the go-ahead for the construction of a sprawling mega-mosque complex that will cater to Ireland's burgeoning Muslim population. The massive €40 million ($50 million) "Islamic Cultural Center" will be built on a six-acre site in Clongriffin, a new and as yet...
  • Did you know that John Brennan, nominee for CIA Director, is a Muslim convert...?

    02/09/2013 7:40:05 AM PST · by LSUfan · 210 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | 8 Feb 2013 | Tom Trento
    On Tom Trento’s radio show today, former FBI agent, John Guandolo, who wrote the first Muslim Brotherhood training manual for the FBI, outs John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for CIA Director, as having converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia. (Embedded video: Fast forward to 11 minute mark and watch til the 52 min mark)
  • Saudi’s top cleric warns against mixing of genders

    01/04/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2013 11:37 AM EST | Abdullah Shihri
    Saudi Arabia’s top cleric has warned against the mixing of the genders, saying that any attempt to violate a strict separation threatens female chastity and endangers society. … (Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz) Al-Sheik said it is forbidden for women to unveil in front of men, warning that this will destroy the morals and values of society. …
  • Meet Obama’s Wahhabist Relatives [With plenty of picture links]

    10/17/2012 4:21:43 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Oct. 12, 2012 | Walid and Theodore Shoebat
    obama+muslim+garbWhile discussion of Obama’s connections to his Muslim family in Kenya is an acceptable topic for discussion in the Arab world, it is viewed as a great taboo in the United States. But why is that so? This taboo should be considered unfair at best, purely prejudiced at worst. Is it fair, after all, that we censor such discussions just because Obama’s relatives are Muslim? The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) should condemn the media for keeping a tight lid on the subject, and it’s high time to go beyond what is disclosed by President Obama in his book, Dreams...
  • American Islamist Groups Shape Arab Revolutions

    07/31/2012 8:55:16 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 31JUL12 | David J. Rusin
    Illustrating that the jihadist enterprise transcends all borders, American Islamist groups typically preoccupied with remaking the U.S. have been leaving their fingerprints on the campaign to exchange secular authoritarianism for religious authoritarianism in the Middle East. As these organizations labor stateside to nudge the governing class to embrace Arab Islamists at the expense of liberals — prompting Egyptian intellectual Essam Abdallah to lament that "the most dramatic oppression of the region's civil societies and the Arab Spring … is led by the powerful Islamist lobbies in Washington" — several of the groups' past and current officials have emerged as key...
  • Turkey, Saudi Arabia promoting stricter Islam in Albania

    07/20/2012 4:27:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA ^ | 7/20/2012
    Other countries’ propagation of a stricter form of Islam in Albania is causing tensions with Christians and with other Muslims, a charity leader says. Peter Rettig, head of the South-East Europe Section of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, said that young imams trained in Turkey and Saudi Arabia are spreading “a different form of Islam from what is customary” in Albania. The countries are strongly promoting the building of Islamic schools. “This is leading to tensions,” he told Aid to the Church in Need. The Catholic charity’s project partners have reported incidents that are “not dramatic”...
  • Kosovo Continues Fight Against Wahhabi Infiltration

    03/21/2012 5:44:39 PM PDT · by AMitchum · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 19, 2012 | Stephen Schwartz
    The great majority of Kosovar Albanians take pride in their reputation as the most pro-American Muslims in the world. Their Sunni Islam is conventional and moderate, and spiritual Sufism is a powerful force among the believers. Since 2009, however, a serious effort has been visible in the Balkan republic to turn Kosovar Islam in the direction of Wahhabism, the ultrafundamentalist sect that inspires al Qaeda. The meddling is coming mainly from neighboring Macedonia, where Albanians and Muslims are recognized officially as minorities, and the Islamic clerical apparatus has come under Arab control. Kosovo defines itself constitutionally as a secular state,...
  • RADICAL JIHADIST WEBSITE IN ARABIC SUPPORTING "OCCUPY WALL STREET" MOVEMENT (Just Found)

    10/20/2011 5:10:13 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 57 replies
    Hanein Website (in Arabic) ^ | 20 October 2011 | AmericanInTokyo
    Some Islamist (Wahhabist/Sunni) fundamentalist anti-American terrorists have been uncovered and are apparantly in support of the "Occupy Wall Street Movement" in the United States, and providing moral and perhaps personnel support based on monitoring of their Arabic language website. FBI and local law enforcement anti-terrorist units should be notified. Apologies for the link to this group's site (and the specific web section in which they promote "Occupy Wall Street"), but it proves the wider point for evidence' sake. FR of course does not condone nor support such activity (disclaimer). For information and investigative journalist purposes only. The site supporting...
  • Saudi Arabian Wahhabi Mufti Says Iranians are Zoroastrian

    05/10/2011 3:03:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 59 replies
    AhulBayt News Agency ^ | 9 May 2011 | (Ahlul Bayt News Agency)
    Over a phone conversation with one of the Saudi Arabian newspapers, he said: “there were not many Zoroastrians in history, but they have been well-known (so what! who has assigned you to be historian without documentation and authenticity, let's see what you have to say and what are your proves to the lies this time!!!). History knows them as a nation full of hate and oppression (lie, if you meant history of Iran, for you ignorant mind, it is good to say and let you know that Iran has been known as cradle of civilization, just check this link, if...
  • The Deadliest Village in Russia

    04/20/2011 7:48:53 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 1 replies
    Fopreign Policy ^ | April 1, 2011 | Tom Parfitt
    This confrontation is particularly acute in Dagestan. Here, Salafis, who believe in a return to the teachings of early leaders of the Muslim faith, face off against Sufis, who are supported by the official Spiritual Board of Muslims. There is intolerance on both sides. In Makhachkala, the Dagestani capital, a Salafi woman dressed in a hijab and floor-length tunic showed me a recording on her cell phone of Sheikh Said-Afandi, one of the republic's most revered Sufi leaders. "Disgusting," she said, as she watched scores of the sheikh's murids (followers) lining up to kiss his hands. "No man should make...
  • Deadly blast at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport (FSB looking for three potential accomplices,)

    01/24/2011 2:20:25 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 25 January, 2011, 00:55
    35 people have been killed in an explosion at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport according to the airport spokesperson. Up to 168 are said to have been injured in what the Investigative Committee believes to be a terror attack.Eighty-six people have been taken to nearby hospitals, 46 of them are reported to be in critical condition. Some reports say there are foreign citizens among the victims, including those from the UK, Italy, France, Serbia and Slovakia. *************************snip************************************ FSB knew about possible terror attack – reports Russia’s Federal Security Bureau had known about a suicide bomber in the city, but their information was...
  • Is Saudi Arabia Opening Up?

    01/04/2011 11:12:08 AM PST · by forty_years
    netwmd.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2011 | Daniel Pipes
    ... Many Saudis are fed up with the inordinate interference of religious authorities in their lives, and one can even speak of an anti-clerical movement. The liberals, however, speak a language that is alien to the world of official Wahhabism and the majority of Saudis and is therefore hardly likely to influence them. ...
  • Zakir Naik: "Peace TV"'s Calls for Terrorism

    07/22/2010 2:16:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    HUDSON NEW YORK ^ | July 1, 2010, 5:00 am | by Irfan Al-Alawi
    SNIPPET: "Dr. Zakir Naik is a 44 year-old Muslim preacher born in India. He has gained a significant international following by establishing a satellite television network, Peace TV, which promotes Wahhabi Islam; it is based in Mumbai/Bombay, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, and has a supporting organization, the Islamic Research Foundation. Naik has mainly broadcast his message in English as well as Urdu. But Peace TV is an ambitious enterprise that now aims at Albanian Muslims, among others. Zakir Naik is distinguished by one characteristic: incitement of provocative disdain for any other Muslims than Wahhabis and Pakistani jihadists, as well as...
  • Mecca's Burning, Part I: Assault on the Grand Mosque

    06/16/2010 8:52:52 PM PDT · by wizkid · 6 replies · 606+ views
    JohnQuincy ^ | 06/16/2010 | JohnQuincy
    On November 20, 1979, shots rang out in the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the holiest shrine in Islam, just as 50,000 worshippers were completing the final prayers celebrating the dawn of the new Moslem century. A roar of "Alahu Ahkbar," God is great, rose from the crowd as a bedouin preacher seized the mike from the Grand Imam and ordered his men to sniper nests in the minarets. Two weeks later, after a military siege and assault using nerve gas and artillery, the militants were all either dead or awaiting beheading. Within two months, a couple of...
  • ISLAMIC ARMED FORTRESS EMERGES FROM POCONO MOUNTAINS

    04/06/2010 7:39:11 PM PDT · by SPC CHEESE · 20 replies · 968+ views
    thelastcrusade ^ | April 6, 2010 | Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    WORLD’S “MOST DANGEROUS ISLAMIST” ALIVE, WELL, AND LIVING IN PENNSYLVANIA FEDS TURN BLIND EYE TO MOUNTING HOMELAND SECURITY THREAT by Paul L. Williams, Ph.D. The most dangerous Islamist in the world is neither Afghani nor Arab. He comes from neither Sudan nor Somalia. And he resides in neither the mountains of Pakistan nor the deserts of the Palestinian territories. This individual has toppled the secular government of Turkey and established madrassahs throughout the world. His schools indoctrinate children in the tenets of radical Islam and prepare adolescents for the Islamization of the world. More than 90 of these madrassahs have...
  • No Valentine's: Saudi religious police see red

    02/15/2010 5:12:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies · 564+ views
    One News Now ^ | February 14, 2010 | Associated Press
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia has launched a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or otherwise allude to the banned celebration of Valentine's Day. A Saudi official says the feared religious police are inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners to get rid of them. Red-colored or heart-shaped items are legal at other times of the year, but as Feb. 14 nears they become contraband in Saudi Arabia...
  • Al-Haramain Foundation in News Again, For Obvious Reasons!

    09/14/2009 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 433+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISMBLOG.org ^ | September 14, 2009 02:53 PM | By Animesh Roul
    SNIPPET: "According to a report prepared by Pakistani police (the Crime Investigation Department), the AHF has funded approximately USD 15 million to Jihadi groups in Pakistan for carrying out terror attacks. These funds mostly went to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which is responsible for numerous suicide strikes in the last couple of years and also blamed for the assassination of Benezir Bhutto." SNIPPET: "Till 2004, the United States had designated at least thirteen AHF branch offices operating in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, in many African countries and in the United States. But in 2008, the US Treasury Department has designated...
  • With Shiites rising across the region, Saudi Arabia's grow impatient

    04/28/2009 6:38:11 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 431+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 27, 2009 | Caryle Murphy
    Awwamiya, Saudi Arabia - Despite the vast oil fields underfoot, this rural village of struggling farmers and narrow streets is a long way from the gleaming riches and wide boulevards of Riyadh. It is also far from the strict Wahhabi version of Sunni Islam favored by the Saudi government, since most Awwamiya residents are Shiite Muslims. These religious and economic realities help explain the graffiti on view here: "Death to Wahhabi," "Down with the government," and "We will not forget our prisoners." Somewhere here, too, Sheikh Nimer Al-Nimer, a firebrand Shiite cleric in his late 40s, is hiding from police....
  • Beheading videos found in Wahhabi laptops (on Trial in Serbia)

    11/28/2008 9:33:21 AM PST · by Bokababe · 14 replies · 1,009+ views
    Serbianna ^ | November 26, 2008 | Staff
    Digital videos of beheadings have been found on the laptop seized by the Serbian authorities from the arrested Wahabis charged for plotting attacks in Serbia, including an attack on the US Embassy in Belgrade. Investigator Mladen Vukovic testified that among the 10,000 files found on the seized laptop, videos were found of humans being beheaded. “From one laptop we separated the material that we have transferred to 3 DVDs,” says Vukovic. Vukovic was assigned the task to analyze the contents of the laptop because of his expertise in the psychology of religions. 15 Wahabis have been arrested earlier this year...
  • Phoenix Imam Tells Muslims To Disregard U.S. Laws

    11/19/2008 6:11:16 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 35 replies · 1,356+ views
    HumanEvents/JihadWatch ^ | 11/19/08 | Robert Spencer
    “A Muslim must try his best to abide by the rulings of Sharia [Islamic law] whenever possible as much as he can. He should not allow himself to be liable to those western laws that contradict the clear-cut Islamic rulings.” The rulings of Sharia, mind you, include stoning for adultery, amputation of the hand for theft, and institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims. But the speaker was not some fanatic Wahhabi in Saudi Arabia; it was the Phoenix-based imam Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Foundation. This is probably one reason why, as The Arizona Republic reported Monday,...
  • GAFFNEY: The jihadist vote

    10/13/2008 10:14:44 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 1,073+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 14, 2008 | Frank Gaffney
    Last week, Barack Obama's campaign was burned yet again for its dalliance with Islamists - those who embrace Islam's repressive theo-political-legal code known as Shariah and who are working for its triumph in the West in general and the United States in particular. The episode is but the latest indication that the Democratic candidate hopes to win the White House by relying, in part, on the Jihadist vote. NBC reported Thursday that the Obama campaign's latest radical "Muslim outreach coordinator," Mouha Husaini, met last month in one of Washington's Northern Virginia suburbs - the heart of what has been dubbed...
  • The Jihadist Vote

    10/16/2008 1:25:11 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 411+ views
    europenews ^ | Oct 16, 2008
    The Jihadist Vote posted by hd at EuropeNews Last week, Barack Obama's campaign was burned yet again for its dalliance with Islamists – those who embrace Islam's repressive theo-political-legal code known as Shariah and who are working for its triumph in the West in general and the United States in particular. The episode is but the latest indication that the Democrat candidate hopes to win the White House by relying, in part, on the Jihadist vote. NBC reported on Thursday that the Obama campaign's latest radical "Muslim outreach coordinator," Mouha Husaini, met last month in one of Washington's Northern Virginia...
  • The War Won’t End in Afghanistan [Michael Totten dismantles Obama and the Left's wishful thinking]

    10/03/2008 6:40:38 AM PDT · by Tolik · 18 replies · 1,191+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 09.29.2008 | Michael J. Totten
    Please, forgive me for presenting this article with my highlights. (I could highlight everything actually). I knew I like Michael Totten, but in this article he exceeded my high expectations. Follow the link to the original to bypass my highlights. Senator Barack Obama said something at the presidential debate last week that almost perfectly encapsulates the difference between his foreign policy and his opponent’s: “Secretary of Defense Robert Gates himself acknowledges the war on terrorism started in Afghanistan and it needs to end there.” I don’t know if Obama paraphrased Gates correctly, but if so, they’re both wrong.If Afghanistan were...
  • Father and brother murdered Pakistani girl: Canadian police ( Religion of Peace )

    07/01/2008 8:38:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 235+ views
    ANI ^ | Jun 28, 2008
    Police in Toronto, Canada concluded that the 16-year-old-Pakistani girl Aqsa Parvez, was murdered by her father... and her brother, for refusing to wear the hijab or veil as is the custom for women in traditional Muslim households. "Instead of getting angry at the father and brother who are accused of planning the murder by luring the runaway teenager back to her home, leaders of the conservative and orthodox Muslim community made excuses." we found few other Muslim leaders willing to slam the father, mother, sister and brother, who either joined hands in killing the young girl, or sat passively as...
  • India's Moderate Muslims See Peril In Growth of Stricter Form of Islam

    07/01/2008 10:17:29 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 129+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | Rama Lakshmi
    UMRED, India -- On his way out of the town mosque, through a green archway, Ghulam Sarwar Sheikh was handed a copy of the community newspaper. Quietly glancing over the front page, he sighed. The article that had caught his attention was about a series of bombings in an Indian city last month that killed 80 people and injured more than 150. A previously unknown group, calling itself the Indian Mujahidin, claimed responsibility for the attack. It blamed the government for deliberately delaying justice for Muslim victims of religious riots. "These are dangerous times. We cannot trust anybody," Sheikh, a...
  • The Last Egyptian Belly Dancer

    06/03/2008 11:50:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies · 294+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 3, 2008 | Rod Norland
    Abir Sabri, celebrated for her alabaster skin, ebony hair, pouting lips and full figure, used to star in racy Egyptian TV shows and movies. Then, at the peak of her career a few years ago, she disappeared—at least her face did. She began performing on Saudi-owned religious TV channels, with her face covered, chanting verses from the Qur'an. Conservative Saudi Arabian financiers promised her plenty of work, she says, as long as she cleaned up her act. "It's the Wahhabi investors," she says, referring to the strict form of Sunni Islam prevalent in Saudi Arabia. "Before, they invested in terrorism—and...
  • Saudis' secret agenda

    05/04/2008 6:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 107+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 03, 2008 | Richard Kerbaj and Stuart Rintoul
    THE cheque from the Saudi Government for $360,000 was enclosed in an envelope. It was a donation, a gift, a part payment to subsidise the construction of a building that would become Sydney's Muslim heartbeat: Lakemba mosque. "They said: 'Please, can you mention the tragedy of the Palestinian people and what's happened to them in your sermon?"' Shami tells Inquirer. "Which is really a very noble cause, a very noble cause, I couldn't see a negative in their request." The message Shami received from Riyadh brings into question the influence petro-dollars can have on their recipients... But the Saudi cash...
  • At least eight killed in Iran explosion

    04/12/2008 12:03:51 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 84 replies · 179+ views
    TEHRAN --A bomb blast in a mosque in southern Iran on Saturday killed at least eight Iranians in southern Fars province and injured more than 50 people, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. "The death toll is expected to rise above eight because some of the injured people are in a critical condition," Fars said, without giving a source. "During the speech of a cleric in the Shohada mosque in Shiraz city, a bomb blast killed several people," Fars quoted an unnamed source as saying. Earlier, state television said the blast happened in central Iran, without giving details. Reuters ©...
  • Iran mosque blast kills 11, wounds almost 200

    04/13/2008 3:17:26 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 35 replies · 136+ views
    AFP ^ | April 13, 2008 | wire
    Iran mosque blast kills 11, wounds almost 200 TEHRAN (AFP) — Eleven people were killed and at least 191 wounded when an explosion ripped through a packed mosque in Iran's southern city of Shiraz during prayers by a prominent cleric, officials said on Sunday.Mystery surrounded the cause of Saturday evening's blast, which some officials insisted had been triggered by an accident but other sources said could have been caused by a bomb.The massive explosion in the men's section of the mosque took place at around 9:00 pm (1630 GMT) during an evening prayer sermon by prominent local cleric Mohammad...
  • Cleric attacks hardliners over wedding dance

    03/12/2008 8:42:37 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 5 replies · 431+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/11/08 | (Reporting by Andrew Hammond; Editing by Stephen Weeks)
    RIYADH (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has issued a rare public attack on religious hardliners angry over a video showing him dancing at a wedding in the conservative Islamic state, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The video, posted on the Internet, showed Sheikh Abdul-Mohsen al-Obaikan dancing the Bedouin sword dance at a wedding. Similar dances are also performed by top royals at some national festivities. Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi interpretation of Sunni Islam frowns on singing and dancing and maintains a strict segregation of unrelated men and women, even at weddings. Obaikan, an adviser to the cleric-run Ministry of Justice,...
  • Saudi Arabia to execute woman for 'witchcraft' ("One man claimed she had made him impotent.")

    02/14/2008 9:14:37 AM PST · by Stoat · 45 replies · 229+ views
    The Belfast Telegraph ^ | February 14, 2008
    Saudi Arabia to execute woman for 'witchcraft'  Thursday, February 14, 2008 A leading international human rights organisation is calling on Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to halt the planned execution of a woman accused of "witchcraft". The woman is due to be put to death on foot of a coerced confession and the statements of witnesses who said she had "bewitched" them. One man claimed she had made him impotent. In another case, a divorced woman reportedly returned to her ex-husband during the month predicted by the witch said to have cast the spell. The court failed to probe alternative explanations...
  • Dr Darko Tirufnovic - Wahhabi Rules: Islamic Extremism Comes to Bosnia

    02/10/2008 10:09:03 AM PST · by Isaac972 · 66+ views
    World Politics Review ^ | Boris Kanzleiter
    Wahhabi Rules: Islamic Extremism Comes to Bosnia It was a strange scene. Over 3000 followers of the radical Wahhabi current of Islam had come to the northeast Bosnian town of Tuzla to bury their leader Jusuf Barcic, who had recently died in a traffic accident. The coffin in front of the mosque was draped in a green cloth. Men with long beards chanted "Allahu Akbar": "God is great." As press photographers tried to photograph the scene, they were first cursed and then beaten. The police did nothing. "We did not expect there to be so many people," an officer told...
  • Exposing the "Flying Imams" (Good Read)

    12/07/2007 4:44:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 38 replies · 169+ views
    MiddleEastForum ^ | Dec. 7, 2007 | M. Zuhdi Jasser
    Exposing the "Flying Imams" by M. Zuhdi Jasser Middle East Quarterly/Winter 2008 (excerpt) (I cut out the intro and background on this Flying Imams case, just to shorten the article a bit) My Experience with the Phoenix Imams I have known three of the plaintiffs in the U.S. Airways suit for almost a decade. Soon after settling in Arizona in 1999, I became involved in the local Muslim community. Before moving to Scottsdale, I usually attended Friday congregational prayer services at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe, Arizona. Often, Ahmed Shqeirat, now the primary plaintiff, delivered sermons at the mosque...
  • Wahhabis planned terror on US Embassy in Serbia

    12/06/2007 4:17:23 PM PST · by Bokababe · 22 replies · 286+ views
    SERBIANNA ^ | December 6, 2007 | SERBIANNA Staff
    The arrested 15 members of a Wahhabi terror group have been charged by the Serbian authorities for planning terror attacks on various locations in the capital Belgrade that were to include bombings of the US Embassy in Serbia. According to the indictment, the arrested Muslims have engaged in terror planning and the evidence includes confiscated weapons, various communication intercepts between the members inside Serbia, Bosnia and Saudi Arabia and detailed maps with specific markings for potential targets. "The indicted ones have established a close network with the similarly minded individuals, commanders, ideologues and mentors abroad - in Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
  • Sharia shame

    11/28/2007 3:33:51 AM PST · by Clive · 20 replies · 45+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-11-28 | Peter Worthington
    Sharia shame What is there to say about a woman in Saudi Arabia sentenced to 200 lashes and six months in prison after being abducted and gang-raped by seven men? It is one of those cases that seems so improbable, so horrible, that words are meaningless. No matter one's political or ideological sympathies, this case defies comprehension -- though it is justified by some interpretations of Sharia law. If nothing else, it should be a rebuke to those in the McGuinty government who supported, or advocated, a form of Sharia law being implemented in Ontario. The Saudis point out that...
  • Fascinating look into the birth of Al Qaeda

    11/25/2007 6:12:11 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 202+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | November 25. 2007 | Thomas Lippman
    Thomas Lippman Washington Post November 25. 2007 The subtitle of Yaroslav Trofimov's fascinating and important book about the 1979 takeover of the Great Mosque in Mecca by heavily armed fanatics refers to that event as "the forgotten uprising." Perhaps it has been forgotten here but not in the Muslim Middle East, where it was a seminal event of the region's most traumatic year in modern times. That year began with the Iranian revolution and ended with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. In between, Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel, radicalizing the Palestinians. Saddam Hussein took power in Iraq. And...
  • Who Are These Wahhabis, and What Do They Want?

    10/31/2007 8:04:49 AM PDT · by BOSSA · 14 replies · 65+ views
    According to Tom Carter, Wahhabism is a puritanical form of Islam that teaches intolerance of anyone who does not conform to its worldview, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steal, but they cannot dent the steel of Americans resolve. America was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining”. — President George W. Bush It was reported on June 27, 2003 that al- Qaeda’s second...
  • One "Wahhabi" killed, two arrested in Azerbaijan - agency

    10/27/2007 9:54:46 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 319+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | October 27 2007 | Turan news agency
    Text of report by Azerbaijani news agency Turan Baku, 27 October: The National Security Ministry carried out a special operation against a group of armed people in country house No 104 in the settlement of Mastaqa [near Baku] this morning. Two men were arrested and one was killed while putting up armed resistance, Turan has learnt from informed sources. When proposed to give himself up, one of those inside the house threw a grenade at special squad soldiers and then was gunned down. Three assault rifles, several grenades and other ammunition were discovered at the country house during the search....
  • Unholy Prison Break

    10/03/2007 7:47:48 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 3 replies · 187+ views
    NRO ^ | October 2, 2007 | Gerard V. Bradley
    In March, 2003 Senator Charles Schumer asked the Justice Department to investigate how the federal prisons selected Muslim chaplains. Schumer noted that the two Islamic groups which “endorsed” chaplain candidates promoted Wahhabism, a form of Islam especially hospitable to terrorism. At least 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers, for example, are believed to have been Wahhabis. Within a year the Justice Department’s inspector general produced a list of defects in how “Muslim Religious Services Providers” were recruited. The most alarming was this: the doctrinal beliefs of Muslim applicants were not examined to see if they were consistent with prison...
  • Wahhabi group detained in northwestern Azerbaijan

    09/21/2007 2:04:24 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 118+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | September 21 2007 | Trend news agency
    Text of report by Azerbaijani news agency Trend 21 September: A group of Wahhabis has been detained in the town of Saki as a result of an operation conducted by officers of Azerbaijan's National Security Ministry and the Saki police department. Trend's regional correspondent has reported that the Saki town department of the National Security Ministry does not disclose information on the operation held. The deputy head of the Saki police department, Maqsud Masimov, has confirmed the detention for Trend. Masimov said that materials calling [on people to join] the Wahhabi movement, religious books of various trends, recordings and other...