Closing a celebration on June 30, 2012 for his swearing-in as what the world hailed as Egypt’s first civilian, freely elected president, Mohammed Mursi declared, “We will not look back, nor will we look beneath our feet, but we will look forward always.” In that simple, seemingly pedestrian statement he summed up the strategy that has brought the Society of the Muslim Brothers from humble but ambitious beginnings in Ismailiya in 1928 to political (if not yet physical) dominance in [...]READ MORE »
Daily archives for July 16th, 2012
In Cheshire, two students at the Alsager High School were punished by their teacher for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class.
In Scotland, 30 non-Muslim children from the Parkview Primary School recently were required to visit the Bait ur Rehman Ahmadiyya mosque in the Yorkhill district of Glasgow. At the mosque, the children were instructed to recite the shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith which states: “There is no god but Allah and Mohammed is [...]READ MORE »
Robert Spencer, a tireless defender of freedom and the freedom of speech against Islam, was attacked recently in the New York Daily News and charged with having “inspired” Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik to go on his killing spree in July 2011. The writer, Nathan Lean, in his July 9th column, “Expose the Islamophobia industry,” connects several other counter-jihadist writers with Breivik’s actions, and lumps them all together as “untouchables” who ought to be ostracized.
The Islamophobia industry insists that it [...]READ MORE »
Refusing to issue a business license for a Christian young man is only one aspect of the Iranian Islamic regime’s oppression towards religious minorities, especially Christians with Islamic backgrounds.
A Christian young man’s (identity withheld) application for a criminal background report required to start his own technical company was rejected by the identification department of Iranian police because of his allegedly ‘criminal records’.
The young man had been arrested by security authorities more than two and half years ago in a northern [...]READ MORE »
The police in Utrecht and the Hague in the Netherlands are going to reinforce their presence in the streets during Ramadan. The objective is to counter the crime wave attributed to the Muslim community during the fast.
In the Hague, the police will have a greater presence in the evening, because that is when the Muslims go out to eat and as such are “more active”. The Deputy Mayor explained that, ” Provisions have to be taken to guarantee calm and [...]READ MORE »
There are between 350,000 and 550,000 Jews who have been targeted for ethnic cleansing by the international community. Their crime is their race and religion.
In 1948, armies from Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen and Lebanon invaded Israel, along with the Holy War Army, commanded by the nephew of Hitler’s Mufti, and the Arab Liberation Army, under Fawzi al-Qawuqji, freshly released by the Soviet Union after being captured with his Nazi allies in Berlin. Along with them came thousands [...]READ MORE »
A woman was hospitalized after being subjected to violence by her in-laws for giving birth to a second girl, police and family sources said on Sunday.
Maliha Bibi, a resident of Mohalla Kunj Kehal, lodged a complaint with the Cantonment police that she was beaten by her mother-in-law Zakia Bibi and father-in-law Muhammad Nazeer, after they blamed her for failing to bear a son. She was taken to Women and Children Hospital Abbottabad while unconscious and she lodged the complaint when [...]READ MORE »
A bomb planted around the entrance of the Lord’s Chosen Church in Obehira area of Okene in Kogi state exploded killing no one while another vehicle conveying explosives exploded while heading towards the town along Lagos road.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed the explosion today in Okene, Kogi State, stating that no life was lost.
Security personnel nabbed two people suspected to be behind the church explosion before they could escape.
According to the Commanding Officer of the Joint Military Task [...]READ MORE »
Iranian police shut down dozens of restaurants and coffee shops over the weekend, Iranian media reported, in a renewed crackdown on what the state sees as immoral and un-Islamic behavior.
Regular officers and members of the “morality police” raided 87 cafes and restaurants in a single district of the capital Tehran on Saturday and arrested women for flouting the Islamic dress code, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency.
“These places were shut for not following Islamic values, providing hookah to women, [...]READ MORE »
As the Middle East continues to be rocked by instability and the old regional order crumbles, Israeli security forces are preparing for an increased al-Qaeda presence along the country’s borders.
The past decade has shown that the al-Qaeda network thrives in failed states, setting down roots in areas where central governments no longer exercise a clear monopoly of arms or jurisdiction. From Pakistan to Iraq to Mali, adherents of the global jihadi movement are seeking a safe haven to set up [...]READ MORE »
A man killed his five-month old son and attempted to choke the child’s elder sibling after quarrelling with his wife on Sunday.
The tragic incident occurred in the Jadgewala area within the Jhang Bazaar Police Station limits. In a state of mental frenzy, Waheed Ahmad killed five-month-old Sameer by throwing him onto the floor and then attempted to strangle five-year-old Adil.
Upon hearing the crying and screeching of the infant Sameer, a mob of people gathered around his residence to rescue the [...]READ MORE »
An Iranian parliamentary committee has approved a bill requiring the government to design nuclear-powered merchant ships and provide them with nuclear fuel, an Iranian news agency reported Sunday.
The bill appears to be a symbolic gesture to bolster Tehran’s argument that it has a right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at developing weapons technology, a charge Tehran denies.
Nuclear-powered vessels other than warships are rare, and the International Atomic Energy Agency has said [...]READ MORE »
Syrian military forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and troops of the Free Syrian Army resumed fighting early Monday in the region between al-Mazza and Kafr Sousa in Damascus, after heavy clashes in the capital left scores of people killed on Sunday.
Syria’s 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.
The Red Cross statement came as United Nations observers gathered [...]READ MORE »
Wealthy Arab tourists from Gulf countries are paying money to purchase under-age Egyptian girls as “summer-brides”, claims a new report on human trafficking released by the U.S. State Department.
The marriages are not legally binding and end when the men return to their home countries.
According to the report “Trafficking in Persons”, often times these temporary marriages are facilitated by the girls’ parents who profit from the transaction.
The wealthy tourists pay an amount to poor families through intermediaries, ranging from anywhere between [...]READ MORE »
Saudi Arabia is studying new regulations to criminalise insulting Islam, including in social media, and the law could carry heavy penalties, a Saudi paper said on Sunday.
The potential regulations come five months after a Saudi blogger and columnist Hamza Kashgari, (pictured) 23, was arrested for tweeting comments deemed as insulting the ‘Prophet’ Mohammad. Kashgari said there were things he liked and disliked about him.
“Within the next two months the Shura Council will reveal the outcome of study on the regulations [...]READ MORE »
A retired Muslim security officer died on Sunday of injuries sustained after “falling” from a third-floor window while in custody.
The 63-year-old man, identified by one source as Ahmed Mansour, was pronounced dead at a Ramallah hospital, where he was transported after suffering serious injuries, with one source saying it was unclear if he had fallen or was pushed to his death for allegedly selling land to Israel. Another source said he jumped
“This citizen is a retired security officer who was being held [...]READ MORE »
Over 100 people including eight policemen were injured after clashes broke out during the weekend between police and Muslim protesters in Addis Ababa, where African leaders are gathered for African Union (AU) assembly.
The clashes took place after police attempt to break off what it said was an “illegal preparations for assembly” by a group of “radical Muslims” who wish to make Ethiopia into an Islamic state.
A police official on Sunday told Sudan Tribune that the group has no legal right [...]READ MORE »
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taunted by chants of “Monica, Monica” by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on Sunday.
The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the U.S. consulate as she visited for its reopening.
An Egyptian security official said the protesters were chanting “Monica, Monica” and “Irhal, Clinton” (Get out, Clinton.)
Tomatoes, shoes and a water bottle were thrown at part of Clinton’s [...]READ MORE »
The Islamic Society of Augusta’s new $3.8 million, 33,000-square-foot building is more than just a mosque.
“We see it as a bridge between the Muslim community and the community at large,” said Dr. Ahmad Gill, the president of the Islamic Society of Augusta. “We don’t want people to stand outside and say, ‘We don’t know what goes on behind those doors.’ Our doors and our hearts are open.”
The new mosque sits near the intersection of Old Petersburg Road and Old [...]READ MORE »
With the hope of serving more than 3,000 people as the St. Louis area’s largest place of worship and community center for Muslims, the Dar Aljalal Mosque opened Sunday.
Several elected officials and community activists were on hand to praise the community center’s goals to promote cultural understanding and help families with jobs and education. Afterward, more than 250 people celebrated with food and games for children.
“This project has been 20 years in the making,” said William Masheleh, spokesman for the [...]READ MORE »