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  • Students practice calligraphy by writing "There is no god but Allah"

    12/15/2015 5:30:47 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.” Female students at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing -- a story first reported by The Schilling Show.
  • Madrasa: the hidden and deadly horror of my nation

    01/21/2010 5:14:48 AM PST · by bigwigg · 3 replies · 517+ views
    Madrasa: the hidden and deadly horror of my nation Madrasa from Arabic genealogy is simply religious school designed to train Muslim chaplains to preach less faithful ones, which ultimately making them lead life of virtue. That is the purpose which was founded not else. In mid eighties, I used to attend Mal'aamad, sort of primary school usually dealing with basic religious issues, for instance, the methods of prayer, whom to give alms; kindness towards parents, in fact, it was place of contemplation, supplication, and invocation, In 1991 when Somali government collapsed, Mal'aamad took new name of Madrasa, upgraded, expanded, and...
  • US Muslim Terrorist Who Planned ‘Mall Murders’ Was a Teacher

    10/23/2009 2:39:34 AM PDT · by Tigen · 21 replies · 1,081+ views
    INN ^ | 10/22/09 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) The arrest of a Massachusetts teacher of religion in a Muslim school for planning mass murders at malls and targeting American soldiers overseas has caused shock throughout the US. The suspect, an Egyptian-American named Tarek Mehanna, was arraigned in court Wednesday. He was arrested and charged last year for lying about his ties with Daniel Maldonado, a Muslim convert who wanted to join al-Qaeda in Somalia. Prosecutors said that Mehanna also intended to kill, maim or kidnap two senior executives in the White House, both of whom no longer are in office.
  • 31 arrested for plotting terror strike

    04/19/2009 8:57:58 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,618+ views
    GULF-TIMES.com ^ | Latest Update: Saturday 18/4/2009 April, 2009, 10:10 PM Doha Time | n/a
    Police in Bangladesh have arrested 31 men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack, an officer said yesterday. Police chief Masudul Haque Nuruzzaman, from Kushtia district 100km (62 miles) west of the capital Dhaka, said the men were members of the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir. “Among the 31 arrested was the group’s chief of the Kushtia district who trained and fought in Afghanistan,” said Nuruzzaman. “The arrests were made on Friday during a raid on a meeting. We have intelligence to suggest they were preparing an attack.” Jihadi books, leaflets, gunpowder and bomb-making materials were seized during the meeting, he said....
  • Pakistan - Report says three killed in drone attack on village used by Taliban commander

    09/07/2008 10:35:28 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 545+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | September 8, 2008
    THREE KILLED, 20 HURT IN SUSPECTED U.S. DRONE ATTACK ON PAKISTANI VILLAGE USED BY TALIBAN COMMANDER-WITNESSES
  • Lawmakers Meet With Musharraf to Get American Teens Released From Madrasa

    07/08/2008 5:34:09 AM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies · 167+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2008 | FOXNews.com
    <p>WASHINGTON — Two American teenage boys studying for the past four years at a radical madrasa in Karachi, Pakistan, have been unable to leave, a situation that has led three Texas lawmakers to meet with Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf to discuss their return, FOX News has learned.</p>
  • A Madrasa Grows in Brooklyn

    04/27/2007 5:37:41 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 11 replies · 651+ views
    Daniel Pipes.com ^ | April 24, 2007 | Daniel Pipes
    Come September, an Arabic-language public secondary school is slated to open its doors in Brooklyn. The New York City Department of Education says the Khalil Gibran International Academy, serving grades six through 12, will boast a "multicultural curriculum and intensive Arabic language instruction." This appears to be a marvelous idea, for New York and the country need native-born Arabic speakers. They have a role in the military, diplomacy, intelligence, the courts, the press, the academy, and many other institutions — and teaching languages to the young is the ideal route to polyglotism. As someone who spent years learning Arabic, I...
  • L.A. charter school sues radio station (Academia Semillas del Pueblo)

    04/19/2007 9:06:27 AM PDT · by LNewman · 11 replies · 810+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 19, 2007 | Tami Abdollah and Howard Blume
    A year-long feud between a talk radio personality and an L.A. charter school is ending up in an unusual court case. School administrators filed a lawsuit this week against KABC-AM (790) and Doug McIntyre, alleging the host of "McIntyre in the Morning" targeted the school in a slanderous, racially motivated campaign last summer that resulted in a bomb threat to the school and ongoing security risks. Academia Semillas del Pueblo and Marcos Aguilar, the El Sereno school's co-director, claim McIntyre "targeted the school for destruction because the children were Latino, the teachers were Latino, the principal director was Latino," according...
  • Pakistan: More restrictions on madrasas

    12/02/2005 9:54:04 PM PST · by Stoat · 3 replies · 382+ views
    The Hindu (India) ^ | December 3, 2005 | B. Muralidhar Reddy
    More restrictions on madrasas B. Muralidhar Reddy   Ordinance prohibits seminaries from promoting militancy, religious hatred   ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday promulgated an ordinance making it mandatory for every madrasa (religious seminary) in the Federal capital to carry out audit of its accounts and prepare an annual educational activity report. It also prohibits seminaries from promoting militancy, sectarianism and religious hatred. Similar ordinances are in the process of being promulgated in other provinces of the country. Religious schools in Pakistan, with an estimated enrolment of 10 lakh students, have once again become the focus of attention of...
  • NPR/Morning Edition: 35,000 Aceh Orphans forced to attend "New Islamic Boarding Schools"

    01/11/2005 5:54:19 AM PST · by epluribus_2 · 28 replies · 1,239+ views
    8:00 segment of Morning Edition on PBS/National Public Radio | 11-jan-2005 | epluribus_2
    35,000 orphans will be brought up in newly built or soon to be completed "Islamic Boarding Schools". Adoption has been made temporarily illegal with cousins and near relatives told that they would not be able to care for the children as well as the government and outsiders would not be able to raise the little ones in their own language or culture. With the recent targeted activity of militant extremists in the area (See stories about relief-aid-for-islamic-indoctrination), it is not hard to see the pieces of an evil puzzle coming together here.
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...
  • Forced conversion to Islam fatal for Christian boy

    05/11/2004 4:51:16 PM PDT · by ambrose · 23 replies · 343+ views
    AsiaNews.it ^ | 5.10.04
    10 May, 2004 PAKISTAN Forced conversion to Islam fatal for Christian boy New incident reveals frightening trend Lahore (AsiaNews/Ucan) – Outrage at the death of a Catholic boy forced to convert to Islam at the hands of torturous abductors has prompted the Pakistan Catholic Bishop’s Commission of Justice and Peace, to take up the legal case. The Christian youth died of injuries inflicted by a teacher and students at an Islamic school. The National Commission for Justice and Peace declared May 4th that the incident reflects a worrying trend of forced conversions. Javed Anjum, an 18-year-old commerce student was seized...