The Obama administration is redefining the War on Terrorism as a war on Al-Qaeda, with Vice President Biden going so far as to say that the “Taliban, per se, is not our enemy.” In June, Afghan President Hamid Karzai confirmed that the U.S. was negotiating with the Taliban, and talks have reportedly gone on since at least November 2010. Now, President Obama is even thinking about releasing five high-level Taliban leaders to Qatar from Guantanamo Bay, despite their direct ties with Al-Qaeda [...]READ MORE »
Daily archives for January 30th, 2012
The Dutch Muslim Party, an Islamist political party in the Netherlands, has announced its intention to compete for seats in the nation’s parliament. Given the success of the party in several smaller political campaigns — securing offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other Dutch cities — it is possible that a party, which targets the approximately 6 per cent of the nation’s population that identifies itself as Muslim, may find it has sufficient support to gain influence in the Dutch parliament.
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The Prefecture of Epirus, in cooperation with the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Ioannina and the local Israeli Community, organized a commemorative event for the “Day of Remembrance for the Greek-Jewish Holocaust Victims and Heroes” on Saturday, February 28.
The 27th of January was established by the European Parliament as the Day of Remembrance for Victims of Nazism, and on this occasion, the town of Ioannina will pay tribute to the millions of Jewish people that lost their lives in [...]READ MORE »
Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Silicon Valley Reads is a program that encourages everyone in northern California’s Santa Clara County “to read the same book, at the same time, and talk about it.” If you think this sounds like a program ripe for abuse by progressives in our educational system promoting group think about a social agenda, go to the head of the class.
The program is presented by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library and [...]READ MORE »
Thai paramilitaries shot dead four people including an elderly man and a teenager in the kingdom’s violence-torn far south because they feared they were under attack, police said on Monday.
The victims were male Muslim relatives returning from a funeral in a truck, the driver of the vehicle told police in Pattani, one of three southernmost provinces plagued by a long-running insurgency.
“Army rangers saw a pick-up truck and asked it to stop. They heard a gunshot and assumed they were being [...]READ MORE »
A new center of worship for Norman’s Muslim community is nearing completion after nearly five years of planning.
When construction comes to a close, the Masjid An-nur Mosque located at 420 E. Lindsey St. will serve as a community center and a location where daily prayer will take place, project manager and founding member of the Islamic Society of Norman Saddiq Karim said.
The mosque is scheduled for completion by the end of February, Karim said.
Construction of the $900,000 mosque began last [...]READ MORE »
In a weekly show dedicated to Palestinian prisoners in Israel, Hakim Awad’s mother and aunt describe convicted perpetrator of Itamar attack as a ‘hero and legend.’
Palestinian television aired an interview with the relatives of the Fogel family murderers earlier this month, praising the two cousins convicted with the brutal attack as “heroes.”
The broadcast was aired as part of a weekly show on the Palestinian state-run station called “For You,” which focuses on Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israel.
The show featured the [...]READ MORE »