Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gitmo Judge To Obama: No!!

It nice to see that not all us are blinded with starry eyes over Obama.

Gitmo Judge Refuses to Heed Obama Request for Delay in Terrorism Trials
January 30, 2009 10:01 AM

On Thursday Army Col. James L. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes court, said he would not heed President Obama's request for a 120-day continuance, or delay, in prosecutions of terrorism suspects.

Supervising the trial of detainee Abd al-Rahim Hussein Mohammed Abdu Al-Nashiri, Pohl called the President's motion unreasonable and unjust.

"We are consulting with the Pentagon and the Department of Justice to explore our options," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters. "I believe that all the other trials were stayed, which I think continues to give us what we need to evaluate who is at Gitmo and make the decisions commensurate with the executive order that the President signed."

Al-Nashiri has been identified as the former Persian Gulf Operations Chief for al Qaeda and the mastermind of the attack on the U.S.S. Cole. In March 2007 he testified in military court that he only confessed to certain crimes because he has been tortured for the past five years.

In his ruling, Pohl wrote that "On its face, the request to delay the arraignment is not reasonable," that "The public interest in a speedy trial will be harmed by the delay in the arraignment," "Granting the continuance do (sic) not serve the interests of justice" and therefore "The government request for a continuance in the arraignment until after 22 May 2009 is DENIED."

Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Jeffrey D. Gordon said that "the Department of Defense is currently reviewing Judge Pohl's ruling. We will be in compliance with the president's orders regarding Guantanamo."

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Michigan Muslims Attack Free Speech, Again

For the second time in a little over six months American Muslims from Michigan are trying to silence a radio show that is critical of Mohammad and Islam.

Broadcast angers Muslims
Leaders want radio station to stop airing comments by priest they say defame Muhammad.

Gregg Krupa / The Detroit News
SOUTHFIELD -- Muslims and interfaith leaders in Metro Detroit are asking a local radio station owner to discontinue broadcasts in which, they say, a Coptic priest has repeatedly defamed the Prophet Muhammad over the past year.

In an Arabic-language broadcast Wednesday on WNZK 680/690 AM, the Rev. Zakariah Boutros said the Muslim prophet Muhammad had engaged in necrophilia and gay sex, according to the Council on American Islamic Relations.

Boutros has previously come under fire from area Muslims, who say he disparages Islam. The controversial, American-based priest can be heard on purchased time slots on radio stations internationally. His words have stirred controversy in Egypt and Great Britain, and are embraced by a number of bloggers and Web sites that criticize Islam.

Amani Mostafa, who hosts the program "Questions About Faith" on which Boutros spoke Thursday, said Boutros was "reading from an Islamic text" when he said, over the air, that the Prophet Muhammad slept in the grave of a dead woman and allowed a man to kiss and caress his chest.

"I am a former Muslim," said Mostafa, who is now Christian. "I know exactly what I am talking about. These are the things we were taught as children. We are quoting the Quran and the Hadiths, and if the Muslims have a problem with that then they have a problem with their own book."

Hadiths are Muhammad's saying or writings, as reported by his followers.
Muslims say that no such wording appears in the Quran or the Hadiths.

"If that's their excuse, it's lame," said Dawud Walid, of CAIR, which distributed a "national alert" Thursday asking Muslims to contact the radio station to express concerns about the broadcast. CAIR also counseled Muslims to be "firm but polite.

Hostile comments can and will be used to further defame Islam and Muslims."

Sima Birach, who owns the station, said he had received some complaints on Thursday, though he said he did not know how many.

In an interview with The Detroit News last summer Birach promised to end the broadcasts, upon the request of interfaith Muslim, Jewish and Christian groups in Metro Detroit.

Birach went so far as to put people associated with Boutros's broadcasts on conference calls with this reporter, while he berated them for allowing what some consider hate speech.

"It's not right," Birach said at the time. "It's not fair to use some fake or stupid books to accuse someone's religion. Do you hear me?" But on Thursday, Birach said he had since heard from "several prominent people in the community," that what Boutros stated in the broadcasts is true.

"Maybe we need to have more meetings," Birach said, referring to members of the Muslim and interfaith communities.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

FBI Cuts off CAIR

Finally we get some good news, as the FBI has decided to cut off all ties with The Council on American Islamic Relations. This was due to ties between CAIR and Hamas. In the past CAIR was actually allowed to train our FBI agents in regards on how to deal with Muslim "sensitivities".

FBI Cuts Off CAIR Over Hamas Questions
by Mary Jacoby
IPT News
January 29, 2009

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cut off contacts with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) amid mounting concern about the Muslim advocacy group's roots in a Hamas-support network, the Investigative Project on Terrorism has learned.

The decision to end contacts with CAIR was made quietly last summer as federal prosecutors prepared for a second trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF), an Islamic charity accused of providing money and political support to the terrorist group Hamas, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

CAIR and its chairman emeritus, Omar Ahmad, were named un-indicted co-conspirators in the HLF case. Both Ahmad and CAIR's current national executive director, Nihad Awad, were revealed on government wiretaps as having been active participants in early Hamas-related organizational meetings in the United States. During testimony, FBI agent Lara Burns described CAIR as a front organization.

Hamas is a US-designated foreign terrorist organization, and it's been illegal since 1995 to provide support to it within the United States.

The decision to end contacts with CAIR is a significant policy change for the FBI. For years, the FBI worked with the national organization and its state chapters to address Muslim community concerns about the potential for hate crimes and other civil liberty violations in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

But critics said the FBI improperly conferred legitimacy on CAIR by meeting with its officials, even as its own investigative files contained evidence of CAIR leaders' ties to Hamas.

Last autumn, FBI field offices began notifying state CAIR chapters that bureau officials could no longer meet with them until CAIR's national leadership in Washington had addressed issues raised by the HLF trial, according to people with knowledge of the notifications.

CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper declined to comment Wednesday when the IPT called for comment. Before hanging up, Hooper said "We're more than happy to cooperate with legitimate media. But we don't cooperate with those who promote anti-Muslim bigotry."

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Iran to Obama:Apologize now!!

Now that the Islamic world sees that Obama is looking to to cater to them, the madman President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is looking to see just how far Obama will go to show respect to the Islamic world. He has demanded that Obama apologize for US "crimes" against Iran. The ball is in your court Obama.

Obama should apologise to Iran: Ahmadinejad
Jan 28, 2009
TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama apologise for "crimes" committed by the United States against Iran over the past 60 years.

The hardline leader also called on Washington to withdraw its troops from across the world as a proof of Obama's policy of change.

"You were standing against the Iranian people in the past 60 years," Ahmadinejad said during an address in the western region of Khermenshah that was broadcast by state television.

"Those who speak of change must apologise to the Iranian people and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran."

As to the troops, he said he expected two kinds of "deep and fundamental" change.

"Meet people, talk to them with respect and put an end to the expansionist policies. If you talk about change it must put an end to the US military presence in the world, withdraw your troops and take them back inside your borders."

Ahmadinejad said the advocates of change must "stop supporting the Zionists, outlaws and criminals."

He called on the United States to "stop interfering in other people's affairs" and said Washington should "let the American people decide their own future ... Stop pressuring them," he added, without saying to what he was referring.

Ahmadinejad said he welcomed change but the "change has to be fundamental."

"If someone wants to talk with us in the language that (George W.) Bush used ... even if he uses new words, our response will be the same that we gave to Bush during the past years," he added.

Tension between Washington and Tehran has been high over the latter's nuclear programme.

Bush refused to hold talks with Iran until it stopped its nuclear work, but on Monday Obama extended a diplomatic hand towards Tehran to break the deadlock.

In an interview with Al-Arabia television, Obama promised to lay a framework for his policy towards Iran.

"As I said in my inauguration speech, if countries like Iran are willing to unclench their fist, they will find an extended hand from us.

"It is very important for us to make sure that we are using all the tools of US power, including diplomacy, in our relationship with Iran."

Also on Monday, Washington's UN ambassador, Susan Rice, pledged "direct" support to Tehran if it halts the nuclear programme.

Ahmadinejad said Tehran would "wait, see and listen to what they (US) say and then consider what they do."

"If there is a real change, we will welcome it."

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany have offered Tehran economic and energy incentives in exchange for halting its uranium enrichment programme.

But Tehran is pressing on with the work, insisting that its nuclear programme is peaceful and solely geared toward electricity generation.

The Security Council has already adopted four resolutions -- three of which included sanctions -- requiring Iran to suspend enrichment.

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Canada:Sunni vs. Shiite Fight Breaks out

It is so refreshing to see that besides the Israel-Palestine conflict Israel-Palestine conflict be dragged into North America, the begins of the Sunni-Shiite conflict has come to us also.

Hat tip to The Religion of Peace

Hockey player says Burnaby fight was religiously motivated
January 26, 2009
CBC News
Izaiah Buksh is suffering from bruises and will need to undergo a root canal after what he says was a religiously charged fight that broke out at a ball hockey tournament in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday.

The 20-year-old, who was playing in the B.C. Muslim Sports Association-sponsored event, said he was warned not to play in the tournament because, though he's a Muslim, he is not a Sunni.

The mood of the game turned tense early on when his team took an early lead. Buksh said the opposing team, made up of Sunni Muslims, told him, "You guys shouldn't even be here. You're not Muslim."

Violence ultimately escalated after a play where the opposing goalie swung his stick at Buksh.

Buksh said he went to tell the referee, and when he turned around, he was attacked by a player.

That's when the fight broke out.

"Another player on my team came in and then my dad and the coach came in. At the end, it was most of the gym to three or four guys," Buksh recounted.

He estimates his group was outnumbered about 10 to one.

Buksh's father, Ahmed, said he feared for his son's safety.

"It was basically a riot by that time and swarming — one of my sons fell down."

The B.C. Muslim Sports Association said it will issue sanctions against some players. It contends, though, that the sanctions are purely sports-related and that the incident was not religiously motivated.

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UK:Metro Police Run From Muslims

For at least the 2nd time Muslims in the UK have bullied the Metro Police. At 1:50 we can hear a Muslim calling for the crowd to follow the police. From 2:10 to 3:15 viewers can hear the crowd laugh as the police actually run as street cones are being thrown at them. The crowd pursues them as they call the police "cowards". At 5:40 two police officers decide to fight back and billy-club a protester. As for the rest, the police might as well have gotten down on their knees and prayed to Allah.

Thanks to LeoWindhorse


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Islamic Terrorists Forming Cells In America

A newly released Homeland Security report stats that Hezbollah members have immigrated into our country, set up terrorist cells and even charities to help fund their organization. Any person who is not being politically correct will see this report as saying that Muslim immigration is slowly destroying our country. It is time to end it before it is too late.

Islamic Terrorists Forming Cells In America

Hezbollah Expected To Be A Major Threat By 2014
By David Bedein, Middle East Correspondent

Jerusalem — Hezbollah could be one of the first security challenges faced by the new Obama administration. .”An official government report concludes the Iranian-backed Islamic terror group has been forming sleeper cells throughout the United States that could become operational..”

The report estimates Hezbollah could become a much more potent national security threat by 2014. The group was responsible for the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, which killed 241 U.S. Marines and 58 French servicemen.

“The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah does not have a known history of
fomenting attacks inside the U.S., but that could change if there is some
kind of ‘triggering’ event, the homeland assessment cautions,” the report

The report, obtained by the Middle East Newsline and marked “for official use only,” did not define a “triggering
event.” Most of the threats cited in the report had been raised by the
Homeland Security Department.

The 38-page report, titled 2008 Interagency Intelligence Committee on
Terrorism, said Hezbollah was being directed by the leadership in Lebanon as
well as Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

The assessment said the
Hezbollah network in the United States was engaged in money laundering, drug
trafficking, weapons smuggling and extortion.

The terror group has also established fundraising connections with mainstream American Muslim organizations, among the most notable being the case of Abdurahman Alamoudi, the former head of the American Muslim Council. Mr. Alamoudi, prior to his having pleaded guilty in 2004 for having tried to launder Libyan money for various terror groups, actively worked to raise money for Hezbollah among others. He also formerly helped oversee the appointment of Islamic chaplains in the U.S. military.

Hezbollah is one of several terrorist threats to the United States
over the next five years, the report said. The report also cited al-Qaida as a
leading threat, saying the Islamic network was focusing on striking strategic U.S. facilities..”

“The threat of terrorism and the threat of extremist ideologies has not
abated,” former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said prior to leaving office yesterday. “This threat has not evaporated, and we can’t turn the page on it.”

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UK:"Kill the Filthy Jews"

Many of us have been saying for years that no matter what the Jews do it will not stop the hatred towards Jews stemming from the Islamic world. Apparently stopping their military campaign in Gaza was not enough, as the Jews in Golders Green are being threatened with death by the local Islamic community.

Hat tip to Maragrate

London - More Anti-Semitic Attacks in Golders Green
Jan 22, 2009 News Source: Hampstead and Highgate Express

London - The Jewish community in Golders Green has been the target of further anti-Semitic attacks, in the form of more offensive graffiti.

Graffiti reading "Kill the filthy Jews" was daubed on walls and pavements near Golders Green tube station and vandals wrote "Jihad 4 Israel" on top of Holocaust Memorial Day adverts.

Golders Green residents have unanimously condemned the ongoing hate crimes, which have risen up in the wake of the Gaza conflict.

"The graffiti is revolting," said one woman from Hampstead Way. "The conflict in Gaza is awful but people here have nothing to do with it. I want to call the police - this has to be reported. But what can you do when you are dealing with fanatics?"
Gabriella Lauffer, 22, from Golders Green, said: "The graffiti just comes down to anti-Semitism. Gaza is an excuse for anti-Semites to attack Jews."

Joseph Haziza, 27, manager of Menachem Kosher butchers which is next to Sinclair Grove on Golders Green road, said: "In this area of Golders Green the graffiti hasn't been as bad. Further up the Golders Green Road they have been affected, with Muslims coming into Jewish shops and saying: 'I'm going to kill you'.

"I don't wear my cuple [skull cap] when I'm out and about. I don't want to be started on."

Barnet police tried to reassure the community. A spokesman said: "We have a policy that once incidents such as these are reported we clean it up within 24 hours. There are an increased number of graffiti incidents and we have a team in place to respond as quickly as possible."

And a spokesman for the Community Security Trust, which works to safeguard Jewish communities in the UK, said: "CST has been notified of well over 150 anti-Semitic incidents throughout Britain, by far the worst wave of anti-Semitism in recent decades.

"Barnet is of course home to one of Britain's largest, most visible and most vibrant Jewish communities and therefore many of the anti-Semitic attacks reported to CST have occurred in the neighbourhood.

"The reaction from council and police has been largely excellent, and together we are all determined to ensure that the Jewish community in Barnet is able to conduct its lawful way of life."

Anyone with information should call Barnet Police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. London - More Anti-Semitic Attacks in Golders Green
London - The Jewish community in Golders Green has been the target of further anti-Semitic attacks, in the form of more offensive graffiti.

Graffiti reading "Kill the filthy Jews" was daubed on walls and pavements near Golders Green tube station and vandals wrote "Jihad 4 Israel" on top of Holocaust Memorial Day adverts.

Golders Green residents have unanimously condemned the ongoing hate crimes, which have risen up in the wake of the Gaza conflict.

"The graffiti is revolting," said one woman from Hampstead Way. "The conflict in Gaza is awful but people here have nothing to do with it. I want to call the police - this has to be reported. But what can you do when you are dealing with fanatics?"
Gabriella Lauffer, 22, from Golders Green, said: "The graffiti just comes down to anti-Semitism. Gaza is an excuse for anti-Semites to attack Jews."

Joseph Haziza, 27, manager of Menachem Kosher butchers which is next to Sinclair Grove on Golders Green road, said: "In this area of Golders Green the graffiti hasn't been as bad. Further up the Golders Green Road they have been affected, with Muslims coming into Jewish shops and saying: 'I'm going to kill you'.

"I don't wear my cuple [skull cap] when I'm out and about. I don't want to be started on."

Barnet police tried to reassure the community. A spokesman said: "We have a policy that once incidents such as these are reported we clean it up within 24 hours. There are an increased number of graffiti incidents and we have a team in place to respond as quickly as possible."

And a spokesman for the Community Security Trust, which works to safeguard Jewish communities in the UK, said: "CST has been notified of well over 150 anti-Semitic incidents throughout Britain, by far the worst wave of anti-Semitism in recent decades.

"Barnet is of course home to one of Britain's largest, most visible and most vibrant Jewish communities and therefore many of the anti-Semitic attacks reported to CST have occurred in the neighbourhood.

"The reaction from council and police has been largely excellent, and together we are all determined to ensure that the Jewish community in Barnet is able to conduct its lawful way of life."

Anyone with information should call Barnet Police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

UK:Jewish Schools Hire Military Guards

Several weeks ago it was reported from Copenhagen Denmark that Jews will be encouraged not to enroll their children into certain public schools. The reason being that the schools had a high number of Arabs in them. Now we see that the concerns for the safety of the Jewish children of Europe is getting more problematic, as Jewish schools in the UK are hiring ex-soldiers to guard the schools against Islamic attacks. Where does this all end?

25 January 2009
Ex-soldier guard for Jew pupils
By Russell Myers
Jewish schools across Britain are hiring elite former soldiers to protect pupils from Islamic extremists following Israel's invasion of Gaza.

Classrooms are being swept for bombs and visitors searched for weapons after Hamas said Jewish children are legitimate targets.

A staff member at North West London Jewish Day School said the premises now resembles a military barracks. He added: "Many of the security staff served in armies in specialist units."

Phaivish Pink, head at Manchester Jewish Grammar School, said: "Like most other schools we've taken steps to ensure pupils, staff and visitors are safe."

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Sweden:Jews Pelted With Eggs and Tear gas

Even though Israel has stopped their military engagement versus Hamas, Jews in Western countries are still under attack. This time the attacks took place at a pro-Israel rally in Malmo Sweden.

Hat tip to The Religion of Peace

Pro-Israel rally crashed in Sweden

Protesters gathered to support Israel were pelted with eggs and bottles, then dispersed by police

Adva Naftali Published: 01.25.09 / Israel News

A pro-Israel rally in Malmo, Sweden was torn apart Sunday by pro-Palestinian residents who arrived on the scene with eggs, bottles, and tear gas grenades which they threw at Israel's supporters. Police dispersed the entire crowd.

Hundreds of people took part in the rally in support of Israel, which was held at the city's main square. Elad Meier, a Bnei Akiva and Jewish Agency envoy to Sweden said it was organized by a committee of volunteers from the Jewish community and outside of it.

Protestors carried signs that said 'Stop eight years of Qassams' and 'Peace for children in Israel and Gaza'. The organizers received a police permit for the demonstration.

However, a number of pro-Palestinian protestors who did not have a permit to demonstrate took to the streets in retaliation to the approved rally. They were not dispersed by police despite lacking a permit.

"At some point, about a half an hour after the protest began, pro-Palestinian protestors began to throw eggs, bottles, and even a tear gas grenade," Meier recounted.

He added that the lawless protestors disconnected the speakers brought to the square by the Jewish community while its leader was speaking. The act brought the pro-Israel rally to an end, as others could not speak.

At this point, Meier said, police stepped in and asked the unruly protestors to leave. Officers then proceeded to clear the square of all present, including those who had received permission to demonstrate.

The pro-Israel protestors were angered by the police's conduct and lodged an official complaint stating that only those who had protested without a permit should have been dispersed.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Austria:Politician Convicted for "Humiliating" Islam

Some European governments are doing their best to usher in the blasphemy laws of sharia. Just days ago we saw a Dutch Court rule that politician Gert Wilders should be prosecuted on charges of inciting racial hatred because of his criticism of Islam. (I am still waiting to be told what race Islam is.) Now Austria has convicted a politician for humiliating Islam by speaking out against the ideology. The clock on Europe as we know it is ticking quickly.

Austrian far-right legislator convicted of anti-Muslim incitement
Vienna - Austrian far-right parliamentarian Susanne Winter was convicted Thursday of incitement because of her anti-Muslim statements, including the claim that Islam's prophet Mohammed was a paedophile. A court in Winter's home town of Graz also found the 51-year-old politician guilty of humiliating a religion. She was sentenced to a fine of 24,000 euros (31,000 dollars) euros and a suspended prison term of three months, Austrian news agency APA reported.

The politician, who took a seat in parliament last fall for the Freedom Party (FPOe), made the anti-Islamic remarks in January 2008.

She also proposed in a discussion with students that Muslim men should commit bestiality rather than making "indecent advances" on girls.

The politician had pleaded innocent Thursday, claiming that she "did not want to insult anyone, but only to point out problems."

The verdict is not yet legally binding.

Winter's son Michael, a former youth leader in the Freedom Party, was convicted of the same crime last October. He had suggested in a newsletter that Turkish Muslims were in the habit of committing bestiality.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Ex-Gitmo Detainee Joins al-Qaeda in Yemen

Just as President Obama announced that he will close Guantanamo Bay and bring the prisoners to the USA. Al-Qaeda has announced that a previously released Gitmo prisoner is now the No. 2 al-Qaeda terrorist in Yemen. I feel so much safer knowing that people like this will be brought into our country. Thanks Obama.

Report: Ex-Gitmo detainee joins al-Qaida in Yemen
The Associated Press Published: January 23, 2009

CAIRO, Egypt: A Saudi man released from Guantanamo after spending nearly six years inside the U.S. prison camp is now the No. 2 of Yemen's al-Qaida branch, according to a purported Internet statement from the terror network.

The announcement, made this week on a Web site commonly used by militants, came as President Barack Obama ordered the detention facility closed within a year. Many of the remaining detainees are from Yemen, which has long posed a vexing terrorism problem for the U.S.

The terror group's Yemen branch — known as "al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula" — said the man, identified as Said Ali al-Shihri, returned to his home in Saudi Arabia after his release from Guantanamo about a year ago and from there went to Yemen, which is Osama bin Laden's ancestral home.

The Internet statement, which could not immediately be verified, said al-Shihri was the group's second-in-command in Yemen, and his prisoner number at Guantanamo was 372.

"He managed to leave the land of the two shrines (Saudi Arabia) and join his brothers in al-Qaida," the statement said.

Documents released by the U.S. Defense Department show that al-Shihri was released from the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in November 2007 and transferred to his homeland. The documents confirmed his prisoner number was 372.

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Italy:Talks of Deportations

Italy one of the few Western countries that is actually fighting back against the domestic threat of Islam is showing us once again that are willing to do what ever is necessary to save their country from an Islamic take over. Two weeks ago when Muslims across the world took to the streets in anti-Israel protests, Italy was the only country that warned them to stop protesting. Now they are backing up their words by saying that new measures have been put in place to "control" future protests. Senate whip Maurizio Gasparri is taking it even one step further by calling for the possible deportations of some of the protesters.

Directive to prevent repeats of Milan Duomo incident
(ANSA) - Rome, January 21 - Italy is moving to prevent any more recurrences of mass Muslim prayers in front of Catholic places of worship following incidents in Milan, Bologna and Rome this month.

All three incidents took place during protest marches against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, but a mass pray-in in front of the Duomo in Milan grabbed the most headlines. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Wednesday he was working on a directive that would improve ''control'' during demonstrations, without revealing full details of the measure.

''I have prepared a guideline that will be sent to all city prefects so that what happened in front of the Duomo in Milan will not be repeated,'' Maroni told parliament.

The minister added that his aim was to ''guarantee the right to protest but also the right of citizens to peacefully use the spaces in their own cities,'' Maroni said.

Hundreds of Muslims took part in prayers in front of Milan's Duomo on January 3 when the hour for prayer arrived during the march.

On the same day a similar incident occurred in Bologna, where hundreds of Muslims prayed to Allah in front of the Basilica of San Petronio.

In a third incident, around 50 Muslims prayed in front of the Colosseum in Rome last weekend during another protest march for Gaza. The Roman amphitheatre has close ties with the Catholic church and forms part of the Good Friday Stations of the Cross procession.

Right-wing politicians have reacted angrily to the three events, although Muslims have said they had no choice since they were obeying Islamic prayer times.


On Wednesday Bologna public prosecutor's office confirmed that the protest organiser, Mohamed Rafia Boukhbiza, will have to answer to charges of public security violations after a Forza Italia politician lodged a complaint.

According to law, police must be notified ahead of any public prayer event.

Rafia Boukhbiza is accused of having advanced knowledge of the pray-in, since many of the Muslims used prayer rugs.

In the wake of the Milan pray-in, Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa staged a Catholic mass in Piazza Duomo the following Sunday in order to ''reclaim'' the area, while the Northern League's Attilio Fontana said he ''would like to see what would happen if I went to recite the rosary in Mecca''. Maurizio Gasparri, Senate whip for Premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PDL) party, earlier this week said all three incidents were ''pseudo-prayers''.

''They have nothing to do with religion - they are threatening and intimidatory acts towards the Italian people,'' he said, adding that those who took part should be ''identified and possibly expelled from the country''.

A former interior minister, the PDL's Beppe Pisanu, described the incidents as ''a fundamentalist operation, the preliminaries of terrorism''.

But Milan Archbishop Dionigi Tettamanzi has refused to condemn the mass pray-in in Milan, describing prayer as an ''inalienable right''.

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UK:Muslims, we Will not Assimilate

The Islamic community has once again confirmed that they do not want to assimilate with the rest of the UK. In a recent poll almost 50% of them have admitted that they want a separate society away from the non-Muslims there. In response a British politician finally has stated that if they do not want to be one with the rest of the UK, they do not belong there. The question is will the government actually do anything about it?


Many Muslims do not want to integrate
21st January By Emma Wall
MUSLIMS want to create their own communities and remain segregated from British society.

A shocking 44% think they should be free to develop along separate lines.

But critics claim Muslims will create their own ghettos if they are left to their own devices.

The poll found religion has replaced race as the biggest equality issue, with six in 10 Brits thinking it is more divisive. Mass tension has grown following terror attacks from Muslim fanatics, including the 7/7 Tube bombings in 2005.

The war in Iraq has also added to divisions leaving many communities split.

But critics are fuming Muslims are refusing to fit into our way of life.

English Democrats’ chairman Robin Tilbrook said: “As far as I’m concerned, what we want to be about is having an integrated society.

“If people don’t want to integrate, they shouldn't be here.

“It’s not at all right to have what’s really a sort of ghetto situation developing – it’s going to lead to trouble.

“We can’t have a single society with lots of different rules.” Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice, said: “I’m not surprised because there are already Muslim enclaves all over the country. They keep themselves to themselves anyway.”

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission poll found 67% of Muslims would not be happy for their child to marry someone of a different religion. But marrying someone from a different race bothers them less, with 61% content with the idea.

The shock results come a day after commission chairman Trevor Phillips said Britain was “by far” the least racist country in Europe.

And the commission said the poll confirmed Brits are “increasingly at ease with racial diversity”.

It found 58% of ethnic minorities are optimistic about the future and 56% of the public think Britain will have a non-white Prime Minister within the next 20 years. But minority groups are still wary about the police, with 53% believing the failings made in the Stephen Lawrence murder could happen again.

Mr Phillips, 55, said: “At this historic moment, when America has chosen its first black leader, it is heartening to recognise that here in Britain we have a sophisticated sense of our own identity and an appreciation and interest in difference. But we can’t be complacent.

“The survey points to emerging religious divisions. And as we mark a darker moment in our history, the 10th anniversary into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, it is clear the police still have work to do to convince our ethnic minority communities they deserve their trust.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dutch Court:Prosecute Wilders

Back in April of 2008 a district court in The Hague ruled that anti-Islamic European politician Geert Wilders did not break the law by comparing Islam with Fascism and calling the Koran the Islamic version of Hitler's Mein Kampf. Since then Islamic groups have not stopped pushing to get this decision reversed and they have finally succeeded. Islamists know that if we cannot even name our enemy we cannot defeat it.

Hat tip to The Religion of Peace

Dutch court: prosecute anti-Islamic lawmaker

The Associated Press Published: January 21, 2009
THE HAGUE, Netherlands: A right-wing lawmaker should be prosecuted for inciting racial hatred with anti-Islamic statements that include calling the Quran a "fascist book," a Dutch court ruled Wednesday.

Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders made headlines around the world in March 2008 with his film "Fitna," which juxtaposed Quranic verses against a background of violent film clips and images of terrorism by Islamic radicals.

In 2007, Wilders called for a ban on the Quran "the same way we ban 'Mein Kampf.'" He said both Adolf Hitler's work and the Muslim holy book contain passages that contradict Western values.

The Amsterdam Appeals Court called Wilders' statements in his film, newspaper articles and media interviews "one-sided generalizations ... which can amount to inciting hatred."

The court's ruling reverses a decision last year by the public prosecutor's office , which said Wilders' film and interviews were painful for Muslims but not criminal.

Wilders told Dutch media it was a "black day for myself and for freedom of speech."

The decision set the stage for what will likely be a highly charged trial touching on the declining Dutch tolerance toward a large immigrant population from Muslim countries, mainly Morocco and Turkey. Dutch attitudes shifted markedly after the 2004murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh by a radical Dutch Muslim.

Wilders, whose party has nine lawmakers in the 120-seat lower house of Dutch Parliament, has built his popularity largely on tapping into fear and resentment among Dutch voters of Muslim immigrants.

"I've had enough of Islam in the Netherlands; let not one more Muslim immigrate," he wrote once in national newspaper De Volkskrant. "I've had enough of the Quran in the Netherlands: Forbid that fascist book."

The three judges said they had weighed Wilders' anti-Islamic rhetoric against his right to free speech, and ruled he had even gone beyond the normal leeway given to politicians.

Because Wilders has not yet been charged, it is not clear what maximum penalty he could face if convicted.

While judges in the Netherlands generally are loathe to become involved in public debate, the court said it was making an exception in the case of Wilders' comments about Islam.

"The court considers this so insulting for Muslims that it is in the public interest to prosecute Wilders," a summary of the court's decision said.

Gerard Spong, a prominent lawyer who joined Islamic groups in pushing for Wilders' prosecution, welcomed the decision.

"This is a happy day for all followers of Islam who do not want to be tossed on the garbage dump of Naziism," Spong told reporters in Amsterdam.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Michigan Bank Falls to Islam

This is a very disturbing article about the University Bank in Ann Arbor Michigan. The bank has recently implemented sharia banking, but to make matters worse they have even canceled their annual Christmas party and have stated that no alcohol will be served at after work gatherings. Several employees have quit the bank and hopefully they will sue the bank for religious discrimination.

Michigan bank operates by Islamic law
Jeff Karoub,Sebastian Abbot, Associated Press
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big financial institutions have been battered by mortgages gone bad. But a tiny Michigan bank is getting attention in the industry by turning a profit on loans without even charging interest.

It also rules out some of the activity that got Western finance in trouble - subprime mortgages, credit default swaps and the like.

"When you look at the economic crisis we're in, if you were to follow Islamic or Sharia financing, you couldn't have this crisis," said John Sickler, corporate director for the bank, University Islamic Financial Corp. in Ann Arbor.

Islamic finance operations aren't prohibited from making a profit. Far from it. Instead, banks that comply with Islamic law, or Sharia, earn money from fees that are part of the cost of the loan, some paid up front and some over time.

University Islamic Financial has two types of financing: one called a marked-up installment sale, the other a lease-to-purchase sale. Fees in both cases are comparable to interest payments in traditional loans, bank officials say.

For example: A seller who bought a house for $100,000 could sell it for $120,000 or even $300,000, provided that the buyer agrees it's a fair deal. The home could be sold on an installment plan negotiated by buyer and seller.

The bank is a subsidiary of Michigan-based University Bank, and its leaders say they have talked recently with executives from two national banks hoping to learn more about the business.

Islamic law says money cannot grow by itself, the way it does with compounding interest. Trade is acceptable as long as the equal amounts of money are traded or two different things are swapped with a fairly negotiated price.

So a dime for an apple would be considered halal, or religiously acceptable, while one apple for two apples would be harem, or unacceptable.

Even at University, not everyone is on board. Some customers have closed their accounts when they learned that it was engaging in Islamic finance. Some employees who objected to the move quit. The bank also stopped having a Christmas party and no longer serves alcohol at after-hours events.

The Michigan bank focuses on contracts that clearly spell out the risk and reward between lender and borrower. University Islamic Financial says it's the nation's first to offer Sharia-compliant, federally insured deposits.

Islamic banking is more common overseas, but some U.S. banks and credit card companies are exploring the idea of branching out into Sharia products to reach out to the growing Muslim population.

So Islamic banking is only expected to increase in coming years. Already, Citigroup offers Sharia products and services to clients overseas, and Visa says it has worked with banks around the world to offer Islam-compliant products.

The conventional banking system could learn a lot from the idea, said Jawad Ali, a finance lawyer based in Dubai and London who specializes in structuring Sharia-compliant deals.

"We haven't made as much money as the conventional banks because we can't, for example, sell what we don't own," he said. "We have to own it before we sell it. We may have missed out on gains in good times ... but we haven't suffered any losses."

Of course, there's no guarantee that banks will find immunity in Islamic finance from a severe global downturn.

"I am not doing banking on Mars," said Afaq Khan, the head of Saadiq, the Islamic banking arm of Standard Chartered Bank, in London. "If real economic activity slows down significantly, the Islamic banking industry will also be affected."

A Sharia-compliant mortgage is like rent-to-own: There is no note, or mortgage, but typically part of each month's payment is held toward the ultimate purchase. The property is titled to an individual trust, or limited liability corporation.

Deutsche Bank estimates total assets in the Islamic finance market at $1 trillion - a tiny fraction of global financial assets, but the bank said in a recent report that the sector has been growing at a clip of 15 to 20 percent per year.

Most big international banks already have Islamic banking arms, and a November report by Moody's Investors Service shows that Islamic banks have been fairly resilient to the global economic downturn.

The U.S. banking industry has not embraced Sharia banking. Wachovia, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase said they have not adopted Sharia practices and declined to comment about what they may do in the future.

"As far as the future, we are always looking for opportunities to better serve our customers, but our specific strategy is proprietary," Wells Fargo spokeswoman Lisa Westermann said.

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Three can Play That Game

Usually we see Muslims or Atheists constantly complaining about what offends them and many times they get things changed to suit their beliefs. In the meantime though what is being changed usually takes away something from the beliefs of the country's majority of Christians.

Recently however it seems that Christians are slowly waking up and realizing that they can play the same game also.

Hat tip to Christian Nanna

Christian Refuses to Drive Buses with 'No God' Ads
By Jenna Lyle
Christian Today Reporter
Sat, Jan. 17 2009
A Christian bus driver refused to drive buses carrying an advertisement that declares “There’s probably no God.”

'Why Believe in a God?' Ads to Hit U.S. Buses
Atheist Ads Hit London Buses
Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Ron Heather said he felt “shock” and “horror” at the slogan on the ads when he turned up for work last Saturday.

The ads have been put up by the British Humanist Association on buses across the United Kingdom with the support of prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins. They proclaim: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.”

Heather returned to work on Monday with bus operators, First Bus, who said they would try to ensure he did not have to drive buses carrying the ads.

"I was just about to board and there it was staring me in the face, my first reaction was shock horror," Heather told BBC Radio Solent.

"I felt that I could not drive that bus, I told my managers and they said they haven't got another one and I thought I better go home, so I did," he said. "I think it was the starkness of this advert which implied there was no God."

The atheist posters are in response to a number of high profile Christian advertising campaigns on buses and billboards, notably ones by the Alpha Course, whose posters ask, "Is this it?" and "If God did exist, what would you ask him?"

Christians have generally welcomed the atheist ads, saying they provide an opportunity to talk about God.

The Methodist Church's Spirituality and Discipleship Officer, the Rev. Jenny Ellis, said: "This campaign will be a good thing if it gets people to engage with the deepest questions of life … Christianity is for people who aren't afraid to think about life and meaning.”

The director of Faith-based think tank Theos, Paul Woolley, said the ads were “hardly going to be a great comfort for those who are concerned about losing their jobs or homes in the recession.”

"And what does it tell us to do when we stop worrying?” he continued. “Volunteer overseas? Give money to charity? Campaign for the environment? No. It tells us to enjoy ourselves. It would be hard to come up with a more self-centered message than this."

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Radio Show:Wednesday Night's Special Guest!!

This Wednesday I am proud to announce that Dr. Sami Alrabaa will be our live guest. Dr. Alrabaa is an ex-Muslim who is a professor of Sociology and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. Before moving to Germany he taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University.

Dr. Alrabaa has just written a new book entitled "Karin in Saudi Arabia": A Look Into What Life In Saudi Arabia Is Really Like

The book details an astonishing true story of a naive young woman who was looking for love and found it in the worst place of all, Saudi Arabia. Her journey goes from loneliness to falling in love to severe persecution in the name of Islam and Islamic culture. It is a truly frightening story that must be read by all parents to help save our children from the potential dangers of marrying a Saudi.

To listen live to Dr. Alrabaa and call in with comments or questions please listen in on Wednesday January 21St at 7PM EST.
The station and the call in number are on

Here are some highlights.

Human rights abuse is a civilized euphemism for the barbaric ill-treatment of many innocent people in Saudi Arabia. No language in the world can fully describe the physical and mental suffering, the depths of injustice, and the inhumanity inflicted on those who are targeted for victimization.

“Men and women are only allowed to visit the museum on alternate days. Some of us call it ‘gender apartheid’, you know.

“But first I’ll have to buy you an abbaya – you know, like a bathrobe, but in black. Women really must wear it in Saudi Arabia if they don’t want to attract anger and sexual looks from men here.

Nearby I observed a Saudi woman eating her meal. Every time she ate a mouthful of food, she lifted her veil outwards with her left hand, shoved the fork in, and then dropped the veil while she chewed.

“Well, some Saudis, as well as our religious leaders, believe that a woman’s voice is a sexual organ. And, just like any other sexual organ, you don’t expose it in public. You may as well have been showing him something else.”

A place where women were raped, with great pleasure, in the name of Islam.

The Taliban Finally Keeps Their Word

The world continually sees how Islamic groups have no problem breaking their word. A perfect example of this are all the "truces" that Hamas breaks. Back in late December the Taliban threatened to blow up girls' schools in Swat Pakistan, if they were not closed down by January 15Th. Unfortunately this time they kept their word for once and have blown up 4 schools. The schools for children were obviously a big threat to Islam.

Pakistani Taliban blow up schools in Swat

By Junaid Khan – Mon Jan 19, 2009
MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban insurgents blew up four schools in the northwestern Swat region Monday hours after a cabinet minister vowed that the government would reopen schools in the violence-plagued valley.

The scenic Swat Valley was until recently one of Pakistan's prime tourist destinations but Islamist militants aiming to impose a harsh form of Islamic law began battling security forces in 2007.

Residents say the militants are now virtually in complete control of the valley, which is 130 km (80 miles) northwest of Islamabad and not on the Afghan border, including its main town of Mingora, where the schools were destroyed early Monday.
"Militants blew up two girls schools and two boys schools," a top government official in the valley, Shaukat Yousafzai, told Reuters. "Attacks on troops are understandable but why are they destroying schools?"

Schools are closed for a winter break and no one was hurt in the attacks.
As with Afghanistan's Taliban, their Pakistani counterparts oppose education for girls and they recently banned female education in Swat altogether.

The militants also see schools as symbols of government authority and they say the army posts soldiers in them.

Yousafzai said the militants had destroyed 170 schools in the valley where about 55,000 girls and boys were enrolled in government-run institutions.

Pakistan is struggling to stem growing Islamist influence and violence in the northwest as it keeps a wary eye on its eastern border with India after militant attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai led to a spike in tension between the neighbors.

Information Minister Sherry Rehman told reporters on Sunday
the government aimed to ensure that schools in Swat would reopen on March 1, when they are due to go back after the winter break.

But that would seem like wishful thinking.

The militants have shot, blown up or beheaded their opponents while broadcasting edicts and threats over their FM radio.

Many families have fled to the nearby cities of Peshawar and Mardan, while many police officers have either deserted or simply refused to serve, residents say.
Yousafzai said teachers were also refusing to work.

"I try to convince them but they're scared. They doubt the government's ability to protect them," he said.

Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain vowed action against the militants.

"They're out of control," Hussain told reporters in Peshawar.
"In the past, when we took action against them, we were criticized ... Now people realize that they're cruel and they want us to go after them and we'll do it."

The president of a Swat teachers' association said his members would only go back to work if the government restored peace and shut down the militants' radio, or if the militants issued an order over their radio for a return to work.

"The ground reality is there's no safety," said association president Ziauddin Yousafzai. "If they're destroying schools during a curfew, they can do anything. Even if the authorities announce schools are open, nobody will go and parents won't send their kids."

Many of the militants in Swat infiltrated from al Qaeda and Taliban enclaves in ethnic Pashtun lands on the Afghan border.

The military launched a big offensive in late 2007 to clear them out. The militants withdrew up remote side valleys to avoid government artillery and air attacks but slipped back into the main valley when the offensive ended.

(Writing by Kamran Haider; Editing by Robert Birsel and Sugita Katyal)

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Arabs are Ill-Informed Because Arab Media is Biased

Sami Alrabaa

So long as we Arabs are one-sidedly informed, the longer we remain demagogic, and peace will never become a reality in the Middle East.

Thanks to modern electronic multimedia, the culture of reading is dwindling worldwide, slowly but steadily. But the culture of reading in the Arab world has sparsely existed. According to a recent UNESCO report, the Arab countries still have some of the highest rates of illiteracy in the world. The majority of Arabs do not read.

A recent study of the International Media Institute in Berlin, Germany, came to the conclusion that only 3% of Arabs read, predominantly daily newspapers. The majority of Arabs watch TV for news and entertainment.

By and large the Arab states are awash with print and electronic media. Most of these media, however, are state-controlled, semi-official organs, or owned by oil rich Arabs, from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. For example, the Saudi tycoon, Al Waleed Bin Talal owns MBC TV, Al Arabiya, Orbit, and other smaller TV channels. Sheikh Hamad Al Thani of Qatar owns Al Jazeera, and the Lebanese millionaire Saad Al Hareeri owns Al Mustaqbal.

All these media are largely biased. They misrepresent Western views, and critical, differentiated reporting is almost absent. Israel is depicted as the “aggressor” and the West as its backer.

American and Western shortcomings, like torturing in Abugraib prison in Iraq are exaggerated and discussed extensively, but torture in Arab prisons are hushed up. Muntather Al Zaidi the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush in a press conference in Baghdad is a “hero”.

The Arab media highlight corruption charges raised against the German Electronic giant, Siemens, but corruption practices by Bandar Bin Sultan, the son of the Saudi Crown Prince, are hushed up. He “earned” billions of dollars from a Saudi-British arms deal.

There are innumerable examples of Arab biased reporting. A quick look at Arab reporting and op-ed yield a full barrel. More than 7000 rockets and mortars deliberately aimed at Israeli civilian targets since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005 are largely ignored by the Arab media. They day in day out compare Gaza to a “concentration camp” and the Israeli offensive to a “real Holocaust.” Suicide bombers and Palestinian militants killed by the Israelis are called “martyrs”. Critical Internet websites are blocked.

Arab bloggers who criticize their governments and demand democracy, free speech and human rights, basic decent demands, are persecuted and jailed.

We Arabs are very good at void rhetoric. Defiantly we shout, “Gaza will be hell for the Israeli soldiers”. “We’ll defend our honor with our teeth and lives.”

When we are defeated, like in 1967 and 1973 we call it Nakba and Naksa (calamity, setback). We stand up again and shout, “We lost a battle, but not the war.” And eventually we blame our helplessness on the West and claim, “They hate us. They don’t want to see us developed. They want to exploit our oil.”

Deema, a Lebanese journalist based in Berlin who does not want to be identified by her last name, says, “The Arab media are filled with sentiments rather than facts. A journalist who sticks to facts is accused of being biased, and risks losing their job.”

Ahmed, a Palestinian journalist, told me, “If you portrait America and Israel as a devil and find clues to support that, you are highly praised by you editor.”

Waleed Qabalan, former editor at Al Jazeera TV, told me, “The fact that images tell thousands of words is a daily reality in all Arab TV channels. They go selectively with these images and spend much money on retaining them. They shun mentioning the root causes of the Israeli offensive, namely Hamas rockets, for example. Besides, in terms of language they formulate reports and news in such a way so that America and Israel are discredited.”.

Arab state-controlled media and commercial outlets repress free differentiated reporting and analysis. They are minutely censored by government-loyal editors. Arab critical scholars and intellectuals are banned from publishing or taking part in TV and radio debates.

The only op-ed in the Arab world who blames Hamas for its defiance and atrocities in Gaza is Fouad Al Hashem. He writes for Al Watan daily, Kuwait. He severely blasts Hamas and Hizbollah. But he does so because he is filled with hate for these organizations which had supported Sadddan of Iraq when he invaded Kuwait.

By and large, the Arab media discourse remains ballistic and irrational. Abdulazeem Hammad says in the Egyptian Al Ahram daily (Jan. 19, 2009), “All the armies of world, including the Israeli, cannot and will never defeat the Palestinian resistance. The struggle will go on until all Palestine is liberated.”

Free public surveys that gauge public opinion on national and regional issues, including the Arab-Israeli conflict, like those in Israel and the West at large, are none existent in the Arab world.

All political plans, including the Road Map and the Oslo Accords have failed because they lack public participation and free debates. Israeli existence concerns and wish for living in peace with its neighbors do not find any echo in the Arab media. They are slammed as “propaganda”.

Arab rejectionists and Islamists, vocal and militant, have all the say in the Arab media. Radical organizations like Hamas and Hizbollah are commended as “freedom fighters.” And Osama Bin Laden is a “ghost” created by American myth.

I was lately in Syria and conducted case studies among relatives and friends whom I mutually trust. They unanimously say that they want peace with Israel and would love to have good relations with America.

Layla, a retired nurse, told me, “The Arab armies have tried to liberate Palestine and failed twice. On the contrary, Israel occupied more Arab land. How long are we going to live like that without peace? It is high time that Arab government returned to the ground of reality and made peace with Israel. Hamas provoked the Israelis. Instead of turning to rebuild their land, which Israel evacuated, the Gazans, I mean Hamas, have smuggled weapons to fire at innocent people.”

“You asked me if I read.” Nabeel said, “No, I don’t. What shall I read? The newspapers? They are filled with lies and propaganda. For balanced and reliable information and news I turn to BBC, for example.”

Ghassan, a Christian said, “out of curiosity I read the Koran and found it filled with passages inciting to hatred and violence. What kind of religion is Islam? And what kind of God is Allah who asks people to slay humans of other religions simply because they are not Muslims? I’m sure that if decent Muslims learn about violence and hatred in the Koran, they would leave Islam. In the past it was the nationalists who wanted to throw the Jews in the Mediterranean. Now it is the Islamists. Enough is enough.”

But if Arabs do not read, where do they learn about Islam? Jalal Al Azm, a philosophy professor at Damascus University told me, “They learn about Islam from their mosques’ imams and self-appointed Islam experts in all kinds of media outlets who daily and profusely issue fatwas (religious edicts), and the illiterate masses believe them. The fatwa market is thriving. Lately, Farfur, the grand mufti of Syria, said in the daily Tishreen (Jan. 7, 2009), ‘if Westerners learned about Islam, they would convert to Islam.” Convert to a religion that preaches violence and hatred?!

In conclusion, unless Arabs are properly and diversely informed and left expressing themselves freely, there is no chance for peace to become a reality in the Middle East.

Obama Brings Hamas to the White House

Just days ago President Obama stated that was going to reach out and give a speech in a major Islamic country to "reboot America's image ... in the Muslim world". Now Obama is allowing an Islamic group with admitted ties to Hamas to lead the inaugurations prayer services. What is next, Bin Laden sitting in the Presidential seat to talk things out?

Head of group linked to Hamas to address Obama

Ingrid Mattson, president of Islamic Society of North America, to speak at new US president's inaugural prayer service. Federal prosecutors claim her organization has ties with terror group's fund raising foundation

Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 01.19.09, 07:17 / Israel News

WASHINGTON – Prof. Ingrid Mattson, who heads a Muslim organization which federal prosecutors in the United States say has ties to a Hamas fund, has been invited to take part in a prayer service which will be held in Washington as part of US President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, and at his presence.

Mattson, a Catholic Canadian who converted to Islam after volunteering in Afghanistan, serves as president of the Islamic Society of North America and is one of six religious leaders set to speak at the national prayer service.

Mattson has already been invited in the past to the State Department as a guest of honor, and has even met with senior Pentagon and Bush administration officials.

However, the name of the organization she heads has been mentioned as having ties with Hamas' Holy Land Foundation in documents presented by federal prosecutors against the foundation in July.

No claim has been filed against the Islamic Society of North America, but documents presented against the Holy Land Foundation mention the Islamic association as one of the 300 organizations linked to the Hamas foundation.

The Holy Land Foundation was established in the 1980s in California by Hamas' deputy politburo chief Moussa Abu Marzouk. The foundation then moved to Texas, where it worked to raise funds for Hamas.

Federal prosecutors accused the Holy Land Foundation of transferring $12 million raised in donations to the terror organization.

American media raised questions Sunday over Mattson's invitation to the traditional national prayer for the new president as a guest of honor. Although the professor and the organization she heads have not been accused officially, prosecutors claim they have documents linking the Islamic Society of North America to Hamas and other extreme organizations.

Linda Douglass, a spokeswoman for Obama's transit team, refused to address the claim but noted that Mattson has a reputation of a star in the religious community.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Muslims Terrorize Muslims in Kuwait

This article was sent in by Dr. Sami Alrabba. Dr. Alrabaa is an ex-Muslim, a professor of Sociology and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. Before moving to Germany he taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University.
This article was written to help show the world the horrors that many foreign workers go through in Islamic countries, even Muslim workers. Reading this article makes one wonder how we will be treated if the world falls to Islam. Dr. Alrabaa will be our live guest on Wednesday night's radio show. Show times are posted on the upper left hand side of the site.

Muslims Terrorize Muslims in Kuwait

Sami Alrabaa
Hasina is one of over 70.000 Bangladeshi workers who are daily subject to all kinds of abuse and atrocity in the Sheikhdom of Kuwait. In addition to working from dawn to 2 a.m. she was subject to physical and sexual abuse almost daily. She had to take care of nine children, their parents and grandparents, clean for them, wash and feed the children, and cook for them. Sometimes she was moved from one house to another of relatives and friends to clean and cook. She never got one single free day. For all that work load she was supposed to get around $ 90 a month. Yet for over two years of hard work for that Kuwaiti family Hasina only received three “salaries”, that is $ 270.

Ahmad, the father of the family and his five sons, who pray five times a day, raped Hasina almost every day. One day, Hasina got pregnant and her belly became bigger and bigger. Ahmed took her to the nearest police station and accused her of committing adultery. Ahmed took with him the holy Koran and cited to the police officer the verdict which the Koran dictates in such cases. He read loudly, “The (unmarried) woman or (unmarried) man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes.” (Surah 24, verse 2).

As Hasina wanted to tell the police officer her version of the story, she was immediately asked to “shut up”. She wanted to tell him that she was often viciously beaten and bestially raped. She wanted to show him the numerous bite marks all over her arms and back. “The police officer frowned at me and ordered me to shut up.” She later told her friend.
Hasina was often beaten by Fatima, Ahmad’s wife. She either used a thick stick or any other heavy object at hand. Fatima knew that her husband used to rape Hasina, but she could not do anything. She poured her anger and frustration on Hasina. She hated to see Hasian sharing Ahmad, her husband, in bed.
By the way, in general, Arab women have not the right to divorce. It is only the man’s right. According to the Shari’a if the husband spells out the phrase, “You’re divorced” three times, the wife is “legally” divorced. Once she is divorced, she is socially stigmatized, materially helpless, and hardly can marry again, especially if she has children. It is hell for women.
Arab men, on the other hand, brag of adultery. It is a sign of manhood and courtship.
Hasina has been behind bars for the past three months awaiting a court ruling. Most probably, she would be deported to her home country, Bangladesh. Hasina told a friend, who recently visited her in prison, “The purgatory of Bangladesh is far better than the Kuwaiti paradise.”

In short, the sadistic Kuwaiti family felt impunity to treat Hasina as NO human should be treated. She was, simply, a slave in her employer’s house.
Now, Hasina wonders how she and her family are going to survive. She, her husband, and family sold everything back home to finance the trip to the “promised land”, Kuwait. “This land, whose people brag that they are Muslims, have ruined my life and that of my children. Allah may punish them!” She told her friend with tears in her eyes.
Hasina’s ordeal is a pattern of human trafficking, i.e. slavery in the 21st century in the Middle East, in particular in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and Qatar. All human rights organizations and the US State Department, for years now, have classified these countries among the worst in terms of human trafficking. Kuwait and the other Arab countries on the Persian Gulf have been urged to do something against human trafficking, but to no avail.

To add insult to injury, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Home Affairs commented on the US report of 2007, “The State of Kuwait opens its arms to those incoming workers and even provides them with all available job opportunities, unlike many other countries which combat and deport them on the grounds of fighting illegal immigration”.

Kuwait elected last May a new Parliament. Half of its members are Islamists. They support extremist Arabs in Iraq, Palestine, and Lebanon. Like the previous parliament, the new one debates trivial issues, gender-segregation in public places, NO music in public places, etc. Vital issues like economic development, improving the performance of local human resources are rarely debated.
Kuwait University students graduate with shallow knowledge of reading and writing. What for? Foreign cheap labor force, like Hasina, does the job. Almost in all walks of life, the ones who do the job are expatriates. The oil industry is operated by Indian and Philippine engineers. The streets are cleaned and the rubbish is collected by Bangladeshis. Lawyers employ Egyptian assistants who do the job. “Academics” plagiarize to get promoted to professors. Even columnists make writers from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon write for them. Most journalists and editors come also from these countries.
In other words, thanks to oil, the majority of Kuwaitis are PARASITES. They get big salaries for doing nothing, they consume, and abuse foreign workers.
The question is, why is America and the West in general, not putting the same pressure on the Arab Gulf countries to combat human trafficking and abuse of foreign workers they are putting on China, Russia, and Iran for their dismal human rights records?

Is it because the victims of human trafficking are not American and not European and oil comes first?
Human trafficking is as inhumane and devastating as terrorism and nuclear ballistic programs. Thousands of innocent poor people and their families are suffering from human trafficking. It is not enough to issue reports. Deeds have got to follow. Especially the USA has got enough influence and leverage over the Arab Gulf States to force them change their inhuman migration practices.
America and Europe must stop the Gulf Arabs abusing foreign workers. The ad nausea game: scathing criticism versus “We welcome foreign workers” must stop. Declared “friendship” to America and Europe and oil supplies should not earn the Arab Gulf states immunity from removing human trafficking and abuse of human rights.

The US State Department reports on human trafficking and human rights abuse remain useless and mere rhetoric unless they are backed by action.

Human trafficking, abusing workers, and disrespect of universal human rights should not be regarded internal petty crimes. They are as severe as war crimes. The culprits must be brought to justice and the victims must be compensated by the states where they have been abused.

The war on terror should be extended to include terror in households and work places in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates. Human life is more precious than oil if we wanted to be called “civilized”.

Obama to Reach out to Muslims

By Christopher Logan

Our new leader President Obama apparently thinks that he has thought of a new approach in regards to the Islamic threat. His plan is to give a speech of appeasement in a major Islamic country within the first 100 days of taking office. Does he realize that negotiations with the Islamic world has not worked for 1400 years? Proof being that the problem is now in our backyards. Does he even realize that Muslims across the world are getting stricter and stricter as they are voting terrorist groups into office across the Middle East?

If we open our eyes to the problem we see that Muslims across the world are calling for sharia states within non-Islamic countries. Some examples of this are the USA, China, the UK, the Philippines, Thailand, and Russia.

Their goal is to establish these worldwide Islamic states and then eventually claim the world as one Islamic state. Is Obama so naive that he thinks that he can talk them out of their strongest beliefs?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Man Wearing Jewish Symbol Stabbed Near Paris

Just a few weeks ago a teenage girl in France was attacked
for no other reason than being Jewish. The time a Jewish man was stabbed four times just because he was wearing a Jewish symbol. How come we do not see Jews attacking non-Jews for no reason at all across the world?

Man wearing Jewish symbol stabbed near Paris

The Associated Press Published: January 16, 2009

PARIS: France's interior ministry says masked thieves who attacked a young man east of Paris to steal his car repeatedly stabbed him after noticing he was wearing a Jewish symbol.

Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has condemned the "revolting attack" in the suburban town of Fontenay-sous-Bois and says authorities are working to find the perpetrators.

The ministry said in a statement Friday that the attackers shouted anti-Semitic threats at the man as they stabbed him four times with a knife in the Thursday evening attack.

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Fla:Protesters hit the Streets Over Islamic bus ads

This is follow up to the story CAIR:Jesus was a Muslim.
Led by Joe Kaufman of Americans Against Hate dozens of non-Muslims took to the streets in protest of CAIR's
Islamic bus ads.

Hat tip to MassRepublicanFlyersFan

FORT LAUDERDALE - About 60 people turned out for a noontime rally today outside County Hall to show their opposition to transit buses carrying advertising that they say implies that religious figures Abraham, Moses and Jesus were Muslim.

"We're hoping the counties of Broward and Miami-Dade will remove the signage from the buses," said rally organizer Joe Kaufman, a Coral Springs resident and Jewish activist who heads a group called Americans Against Hate.

The transit buses in question carry advertising paid for by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and read "ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad."

CAIR's South Florida chapter director, Altaf Ali, says a Muslim is anyone who submits their will to God and by that definition, "Abraham and all the prophets are Muslim."

On the sidewalk along Andrews Avenue, the demonstrators sang patriotic American songs, waved U.S. and Israeli flags and carried signs with slogans that included, "Throw CAIR off the bus."

Ken Freeman, 65, a retired psychologist from Coconut Creek said he considers the ads "inflammatory."

"Why on a bus?," he said "It sort of eggs you on."

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

CAIR:Jesus was a Muslim

For numerous months now Islamic groups have been using our subway and bus system to proselytize Islam. Their goal is to try and put a positive spin on Islam as more and more non-Muslims are slowly waking up to the true threat of Islam. This time the Council on American Islamic Relations has gone way overboard and has implied that Abraham, Moses and Jesus were Muslims. Apparently they will say anything to try and get people to convert to Islam. What ever happened to honesty?

Muslim ads on county buses drive Jewish group to protest
Muslim group says reference to Abraham, Moses and Jesus not intended to offend, but Americans Against Hate activist says message is misleading

By Robert Nolin | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 15, 2009
There's a new front in the conflict between Jew and Muslim: Broward County buses.

Fifty of the county's 290-bus fleet have been chugging around area streets for the past several weeks with a message that might seem more oblique than inflammatory. Black letters on a white backdrop proclaim, "ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad."

The $60,000 ad was paid for by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

"We owe it to our fellow Americans to let them know that Islam stands for peace," said Altaf Ali, director of CAIR's South Florida chapter. "Muslims are here and Muslims are part and parcel of the United States."

But the words have inspired opposition from a group called Americans Against Hate, led by Jewish activist Joe Kaufman. The group says the ad is misleading because it implies that Abraham, Moses and Jesus were Muslim.

"That's offensive to both Jews and Christians," said Kaufman, a resident of Coral Springs.

County officials have rejected Kaufman's request they remove the ads. Now he plans a rally outside County Hall at noon Friday.

"We want to send a message right to the commission that it's not right to legitimize this organization," he said.

Both CAIR and AAH accuse each other of being affiliated with terrorists.

Kaufman notes the U.S. Department of Justice labeled CAIR an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a Dallas case which last November saw five leaders of the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim charity, convicted of providing more than $12 million in support to the Hamas terrorist organization.

Ali, who lives in Pembroke Pines, counters that Kaufman is affiliated with the Kahanist Movement founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocated removing all Muslims from Israel.

Because of its terrorist activities, the group was banned in Israel and its U.S. assets were frozen.

Kaufman writes for the right-leaning Web publication Front Page Magazine, and once called for nuclear attacks on Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Since founding Americans Against Hate as a terrorism watchdog group, he wrote that "pure merciless force" was the only way to deal with Muslims.

"He's a man who advocates for killing," Ali said.

Ali said the ad accurately describes Abraham, Moses and Jesus. "A Muslim is anyone who submits their will to God," he said. "By that definition Abraham and all the prophets are Muslim because they submitted their will to God.".

As to CAIR's alleged ties to Hamas, Ali said: "There is no credible evidence that that is true. Unindicted means unindicted."

Kaufman remains unconvinced. "They are an organization that's connected to the terrorist group Hamas," he said.

Broward County Transit spokeswoman Phyllis Berry said the county accepted CAIR's message because it didn't violate guidelines against ads that demean religions. The county also accepts ads from Christian churches, and courts have designated buses as "public forums" where free speech rights apply.

The ads will run through Jan. 26, but may be the last of their kind on county buses.

"We have restrictions on cigarettes and adult entertainment, and we should eliminate religious ads hereafter," County Commissioner Suzanne Gunzburger said at Tuesday's commission meeting.

Staff Writer Scott Wyman contributed to this report.

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