Unlike those nations, such as Saudi Arabia, that have eliminated Christianity altogether, Muslim countries with significant Christian minorities saw much persecution during the month of May: in Egypt, Christians were openly discriminated against in law courts, even as some accused the nation’s new president of declaring that he will “achieve the Islamic conquest of Egypt for the second time, and make all Christians convert to Islam;” in Indonesia, Muslims threw bags of urine on Christians during worship; in Kashmir and [...]READ MORE »
Daily archives for June 29th, 2012
The vast literature proving the historic Jewish connection to the Land of Israel has been extensively manipulated and distorted as part of the Palestinian politics of nationalism. Propaganda, indoctrination, and socialization, both domestically and internationally, are essential parts of the strategy and tactics of asserting Palestinian nationhood and statehood. By appropriating to themselves the values, traditions, and historical facts that belong to the Jews, Palestinians have managed to fabricate a “legitimate” history and political traditions out of nothing while denying [...]READ MORE »
Two men who laughed during a horrific ‘gang rape’ of a drunken woman have had their sentences slashed after three senior judges ruled they were not ‘dangerous’.
Rezgar Nouri, 27, of Preston, and Mohammed Ibrahim, 24, of London, were jailed indeterminately after being convicted of assaulting the 24-year-old in Preston last June.
Sitting at the Court of Appeal, Lord Justice Hooper, Mr Justice Silber and Mr Justice Hamblen heard how the men ‘came across’ the woman before taking her to a flat [...]READ MORE »
Al Qaeda-linked Islamists declared on Thursday they had secured full control of Mali’s desert north from separatist rebels with whom they had temporarily joined forces to seize territory earlier this year.
Separatist Tuareg-led MNLA rebels and armed Islamist groups, swept through northern Mali in March and April and declared an independent state of “Azawad” in the north after routing the regular troops, in disarray after a March 22 coup in the West African country.
The Tuareg separatists said they wanted an independent [...]READ MORE »
Islamic leaders hoping to push through plans to build a permanent ‘mega-mosque’ in West Ham have denied claims they could be thrown off the site.
Tablighi Jama’at already occupies an area of Canning Road and has proposed erecting a 9,500 capacity religious building with 40m high minarets, a library, and a visitors centre.
But it has emerged that the group signed a deed of unilateral undertaking with Newham Council in February.
A document released last week appears to state that the group agreed [...]READ MORE »
Pakistan is a curious case of a democracy controlled and run by religious extremists, so is its judicial system that stinks of deep-rooted Muslim fundamentals.
Pakistan’s hard-line blasphemy laws are being used to unleash a rein of barbaric atrocities and crimes against religious minorities. That the members of the minority communities are treated like third-class citizens with almost no right to live a decent, secure life within the borders of Pakistan, is no secret. Neither is the fact that whoever has, [...]READ MORE »
A British journalist was brutally sexually assaulted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate the nation’s presidential election results.
Natasha Smith, 21, has detailed how she was violently attacked by a ‘group of animals’ who stripped her naked, scratched and clenched her breasts and ‘forced their fingers inside her’.
She only escaped by donning men’s clothes and a burka and being whisked away to safety by two other men.
Writing on her blog, she said: ‘All I could see [...]READ MORE »
A prominent Saudi Islamic scholar slammed the satellite TV news channel Alarabiya for recruiting beautiful female presenters, who he said appear on screen with too much make up.
Sheikh Mohammed Al Areefi said he had met an official from the Saudi TV channel and complained to him about the showing of those presenters.
“His response was that a senior official, who he named, selects only pretty female presenters and orders them to exaggerate in showing their beauty on screen,” Sheikh Mohammed wrote [...]READ MORE »
Arabic-speaking Facebook users want the social networking site to add an “Insha’Allah” button to the platform for the Middle East and Facebook has indicated that it may be willing to do so in order to boost its regional presence, Bikya Masr reported.
“Facebook has identified a strong wish from Arabic natives to include an “Insha’Allah” (Arabic term meaning “Allah Willing” that indicates hope for an aforementioned event to occur in the future) button for Facebook events,” Immanuel Simonsen of Multilingual Search, [...]READ MORE »
The spiritual leader of Stockton’s largest mosque faces deportation to his native Pakistan because he cheated on his taxes.
Saeed Ur Rahman, imam of the Islamic Center of Stockton, was convicted by a federal jury in Sacramento last fall on two felony counts of tax evasion.
News10 has learned the federal government will seek a one-year prison term for Ur Rahman at a July 5 sentencing hearing, which would trigger permanent expulsion from the United States after his release.
Tax evasion with a loss to [...]READ MORE »
A campaign against FGM in Iraq, focusing on Iraqi Kurdistan, has benefited from activism by human rights and women’s groups, but the main responsibility for ending this atrocity belongs with religious leaders. FGM is not a general requirement in the faith of Islam, although some clerics have adopted the pre-Islamic local custom and approve of it. The well-known radical preacher Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has stated that its infliction is grounded in unreliable reports of hadith, the oral commentaries delivered by Muhammad. [...]READ MORE »
In January 2009 a Dutch court ordered Geert Wilders to be prosecuted for offending Muslims and inciting anti-Muslim hatred. The complaint was based not on slurs, as such, but on factual statements made by Wilders, in his film Fitna and in various public venues, about Islamic beliefs and about actions inspired by those beliefs. In June 2011, after a prolonged legal ordeal that cost Wilders greatly in time, money, and emotion, and that represented a disgrace to the tradition of [...]READ MORE »
In the last couple of years, Washington has earmarked a bigger chunk of its aid to Pakistan for civilian projects, hoping to engender goodwill with the country’s intensely anti-American populace. The latest polling suggests that the strategy hasn’t worked.
About 75 percent of Pakistanis surveyed regard the United States as an enemy, according to a poll released this week by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project. That’s actually up more than 10 percent since three years ago, when 64 percent said [...]READ MORE »
Despite French test results showing that Coke contains trace levels of alcohol, the company insists they occur naturally in many foods and beverages, with the drink accepted as non-alcoholic in all countries where Islam is the principle religion.
Ibolya Szabo, senior communication manager, Coca-Cola Europe said this morning: “Coca-Cola is recognised as a non-alcoholic beverage and we do not add alcohol as an ingredient.”
She was reacting to news of tests conducted by the French Institut National de la Consumption (INC), which [...]READ MORE »
During his election campaign, Egyptian president-elect Mohammed Morsi reiterated his commitment to jihad and to the Islamic sharia law.
Morsi made the remarks in a speech broadcast on May 13 on the Egyptian Misr 25 television network. His remarks in Arabic were uploaded to YouTube, and were later translated to English by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
“The Koran was and will continue to be our constitution,” the Muslim Brotherhood candidate said. “The Koran is our constitution. The prophet Muhammad [...]READ MORE »
The Australian Capitol Territory (ACT) Government will refer a pamphlet opposing the construction of a mosque in Gungahlin to the Human Rights Commission for investigation amid concerns the flyer was racially motivated.
The flyer was distributed to Gungahlin residents this week, urging them to oppose the development on Valley Avenue because of its ‘‘social impact’’ and concerns about traffic and noise, ‘‘public interest’’ and size.
The authors of the flyer identify themselves as the Concerned Citizens of Canberra and ask recipients of [...]READ MORE »
Airline passengers helped foil an attempt to hijack a plane in the western region of Xinjiang, according to Chinese state media.
Passengers and aircrew subdued six people who tried to take over a flight 10 minutes after it took off from the remote desert city of Hotan, a heavily ethnic Uighur area that has been hit by recent bouts of violence, Xinhua news agency said.
The Tianjin Airlines plane was flying to the regional capital, Urumqi, on Friday when the attackers were [...]READ MORE »
Two Muslim converts have been arrested in East London on suspicion of plotting an attack against the London 2012 Olympic Games canoeing venue.
Sources said that the arrests were based on a tip-off after men were seen behaving suspiciously close to the venue in Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire on Monday.
Hertfordshire police officers began combing the banks after three men were seen in a dinghy on the River Lea.
The two men, aged 18 and 32, were arrested at separate residential addresses in east [...]READ MORE »
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating after the words “Allah Wakbar” were found written on a granite seat at the Sept. 11 memorial on Tuesday, law enforcement sources said.
A private custodian cleaning the area found the graffiti, written in pink and black marker, on a seat in the plaza area between the north and south pools around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators believe someone wrote the words that day. No incidents were [...]READ MORE »
The List of Islamic Terror Attacks from 2011
Two children bleed to death following a bomb blast outside the home of a tribal elder.
Five Iraqis are murdered in cold blood by al-Qaeda gunmen.
A Shia leader is gunned down by Religion of Peace rivals.
Holy Warriors take out four civilians riding in a car.
A bomb explodes on the main road leading into a village, leaving two dead.
Suspected Boko Haram gun down two civilians at a market.
Two children are burned [...]