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« Reply #80 on: July 05, 2005, 03:27:00 PM »
Feminist Faces Ostracism  --  or Worse  --  for Praying Among Men

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. It was two days after she appeared on "Nightline" talking about her fight to change her mosque that the death threats began. The first call came on her cell phone. The caller left a message, in Urdu: "If you want to stay alive, keep your mouth shut." Otherwise, he said, he would "slaughter" her,  halal style, saying a prayer as he slid a knife across her throat. If she didn't shut up, he'd slaughter her mother and her father, too. Think before you speak, he said. I know where you live. I know where your parents live.

Then he called her parents' home 10 minutes later. Just to reinforce the message.

It's not a message that Asra Nomani, Muslim, unwed mother, former Wall Street Journal reporter, author and left-leaning feminist, is planning to heed (although she did contact the FBI and her local police). Yes, she's started locking her doors now, a rarity for her here in her hilly home town. But she won't be shutting up, definitely not, never.

There are those who see Nomani, a self described "overambitious child of immigrants," as a crusader, an activist lobbying for the right of Muslim women to pray side by side with men. This spring she launched the Muslim Women's Freedom Tour, traveling from city to city (including a stop in April at the Islamic Center of Washington on Massachusetts Avenue NW) to encourage Muslim women to assert themselves in their mosques. "She's like a troublemaker," says Gamal Fahmy, 31, a British-born, Egyptian-raised assistant professor at West Virginia University and a mosque member who once clashed with Nomani and her father in a study session. "I don't think she's that religious, she's that zealous about Islam and being a Muslim," he says. "Bottom line, I believe she's doing this for profit reasons" (Teresa Wiltz,
Washington Post, June 5, 2005, p. D01).

[Contrary to Islam, Christian denominations don't advocate slitting the throats of their dissenters. The Islamic professor seems more concerned about the "troublemaker" than the threat of his Muslim brother. This is true Islam!]


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« Reply #81 on: July 07, 2005, 09:38:00 PM »
Al Qaida terrorists have claimed responsibility for the London blasts on an Islamic website and said that "Britain is burning with fear".
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« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2005, 11:36:00 AM »
Muslim scholar: Killing civilians OK
Head of Islamic center in London responds to attack

Responding to questions about the terrorist attack on London, a Muslim scholar in the British capital asserted Islam makes no distinction between civilians and military targets. WorldnetDaily

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« Reply #83 on: July 15, 2005, 05:11:00 AM »
British investigtors have identified some of the London bombers. But, interestingly the BBC does not report that any of them are Muslim. BBC
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« Reply #84 on: July 22, 2005, 11:07:00 PM »
Three car bombs exploded in quick succession in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik early Saturday, ripping through a hotel and a coffeeshop packed with European and Egyptian tourists. The province governor said at least 49 people died and 200 were injured in the deadliest attack in Egypt in nearly a decade. Mercury News
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« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2005, 11:11:00 PM »
Al Qaeda in Iraq asserted responsibility for the kidnapping and killing of Sherif, Egypt's Envoy to Iraq, posting a video on the Internet that showed the blindfolded diplomat and saying he had been sentenced to death for what the group called Egypt's apostasy from Islam. Washington Post
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« Reply #86 on: July 23, 2005, 03:29:00 PM »
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=56044

"Blasts kill 88 in Egyptian resort
07:40 AEST Sun Jul 24 2005
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Bombs have ripped through shopping and hotel areas in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 88 people and wounding 200 in Egypt's worst attack since 1981..."


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« Reply #87 on: July 23, 2005, 05:33:00 PM »
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=55954

"Police shot wrong man in bomb hunt
07:40 AEST Sun Jul 24 2005
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Police have admitted they had shot dead the wrong man as they hunted for four men wanted for failed bomb attacks on London's transport system..."

Poor guy, shoot now and ask questions later.

He was just on his way to work and looked like a bomber, just because he had his work gear on his back.

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« Reply #88 on: July 24, 2005, 04:43:00 PM »
http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/sheik-calls-prime-minis ters-comments-inflammatory/2005/07/24/1122143727561.html

"Sheik calls Prime Minister's comments inflammatory
July 24, 2005 - 9:30PM

The Melbourne cleric singled out by John Howard for not doing enough to denounce terrorism has hit back.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, released late today to media, Sheik Mohammed Omran said it was Mr Howard who was being "inflammatory..."

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/islamic-leaders-must-denounce-extremists-howard/2005/07/23/1121539189981.html

"Islamic leaders must denounce extremists: Howard
By Mark Metherell in London and Frank Walker
July 24, 2005
The Sun-Herald

The Prime Minister has accused some Australian Islamic leaders of failing to denounce the culprits of the London bombings and attacked one imam for his "appalling" defence of Osama bin Laden..."

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« Reply #89 on: July 30, 2005, 03:41:00 PM »
Muslim violence world-wide is organized it appears. Iran openly seeks individuals as terrorists. The BBC is reporting an advertisement in an Iranian publication has called for people to come forward for "martyrdom operations". BBC
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« Reply #90 on: August 21, 2005, 07:48:00 AM »
Australia's Prime Minister John Howard has defended his decision to leave radical Islamic groups out of next week's summit on religious violence. He invited 14 moderate Muslim leaders to discuss ways to stop religious leaders inciting violence and terrorism.

There are those who are vocally objecting to such treatment of the radical militants.

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« Reply #91 on: August 25, 2005, 08:29:00 PM »
Indonesian President Issues Decree to Stop Evangelism in Aceh

Thursday, 28-July-2005, 13:56:46

Banda Aceh, Waspada -- The Indonesian president has released a decree
(Kepres) that forbids evangelism in Aceh and asked [mission organizations]
to stop their evangelism activities in Aceh.

"The evangelism has been a national issue. The problem have been discussed
[on the] national level and the president has issue a decree to forbid
evangelism in Aceh,' " [Muslim leader] Muslim Ibrahin told "Waspada Daily"
on Wednesday.

Muslim said the government will cease [mission operations] in Aceh if they
are involved in evangelism in Aceh and their workers visas will be ended and
they have to leave Aceh.

Following the decree, [a Muslim group] has asked police and local government
to run an investigation and find evidence on any reports on evangelism
submitted by people in Aceh. OšThe police have to become more pro-active in
managing this issues," said Muslim.

Among them is World Vision. In the meeting, they promised not to run
evangelism activities AND WILL HELP REPORT ANY EVANGELISM CASES.

Last week, hundreds of students from Syiah Kuala University marched and
staged protest in front of Aceh Governor office in Banda Aceh. They asked
the government to expel [missions] that provide humanitarian help to cover
evangelism activities.

[Chistians! Give us your money, but keep Jesus out of it! The same religion which is spread by the sword can tolerate no threats to its domination.]

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« Reply #92 on: August 25, 2005, 10:27:00 PM »
What else it new? It is the Muslim religion that dictates such a policy. Like in Roman Catholicism the state is used to force the conscience.
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« Reply #93 on: September 09, 2005, 11:22:00 AM »
THE TRAGEDY OF ISLAM

I take no pleasure in saying it.  It pains me to think it.  I could very well lose my job in talk radio over admitting it. But it is the plain truth:

Islam is a terror organization.

For years, I've been trying to give the world's Muslim community the benefit of the doubt, along with the benefit of my typical-American's complete disinterest in their faith. Before 9/11, I knew nothing about Islam except the greeting "asalaam alaikum," taught to me by a Pakistani friend in Chicago.

Immediately after 9/11, I nodded in ignorant agreement as President Bush assured me that "Islam is a religion of peace."

But nearly four years later, nobody can defend that statement. And I mean "nobody."

Certainly not the group of "moderate" Muslim clerics and imams who gathered in London last week to issue a statement on terrorism and their faith. When asked the question "Are suicide bombings always a violation of Islam," they could not answer "Yes. Always."  Instead, these "moderate British Muslims" had to answer "It depends."

And the reason Islam has itself become a terrorist organization is that it cannot address its own role in this violence.  It cannot cast out the murderers from its members.  I know it can't, because "moderate" Muslim imams keep telling me they can't. "We have no control over these radical young men," one London imam moaned to the local papers.

Can't kick 'em out of your faith? Can't excommunicate them? Apparently Islam does not allow it.

Today, Islam has entire sects and grand mosques that preach terror. Its theology is used as a source of inspiration by terrorist murderers. Millions of Islam's members give these killers support and comfort.

The question isn't how dare I call Islam a terrorist organization, but rather why more people do not (Graham, http://www.JewishWorldReview.com, July 28, 2005).


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« Reply #94 on: September 20, 2005, 05:04:00 PM »
Christian Women Sentenced and Threatened With Death for Singing

Jakarta (AsiaNews, 9/7/05) -- Three women charged with violating Indonesia's 2002 Child Protection Act by trying to convert Muslim children were found guilty on all charges in an Indonesian court and sentenced to three years in jail. The verdict against Rebecca Loanita, Etty Pangesti, and Ratna Mala Bangun was pronounced on September 1 after four months of trial during which Muslim extremists tried to intimidate and influence the judges.

The charges against the three women were brought by the so-called Indonesian Council of Mullahs which claimed they tried to convert Muslim children at a Happy Weekend event.

The three women had organized a week-end of songs, games and outings for Christian children alone, an element that their attorneys had stressed but that the court in Indramavu (West Java) chose to disregard it on the grounds that non-Christian children were present.

Muslim extremists were present at the trial hearings where they tried to intimidate the judges. The women's attorneys said that the decision was influenced by the constant threats and not any legal merit the case might have had. No Muslim child was converted and none was forced to attend.

What is more, the extremists released a statement to the press calling on the court to impose the death penalty on the women. Eyewitnesses present at the sentence hearing said that the same extremists arrived carrying a casket shouting that they would bury the three women if they were not found guilty.

After the decision was read and sentence passed, the crowd in the courthouse broke out in shouts of "Allahu akbar" (God is greater).

[This...in a nation to which Christians sent help after the tsumai struck and killed so many. Hundreds of Christians are martyred in Indonesia every year because of their faith.]

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« Reply #95 on: October 09, 2005, 09:18:00 PM »
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How a Mosque for Ex-Nazis Became Center of Radical Islam Documents Reveal Triumph By Muslim Brotherhood In Postwar Munich [Exerpts]

MUNICH, Germany -- North of this prosperous city of engineers and auto makers is an elegant mosque with a slender minaret and a turquoise dome. A stand of pines shields it from a busy street. In a country of more than
three million Muslims, it looks unremarkable, another place of prayer for Europe's fastest-growing religion.

The Mosque's history, however, tells a more tumultuous story. Buried in government and private archives are hundreds of documents that trace the battle to control the Islamic Center of Munich. Never before made public,
the material shows how radical Islam established one of its first and most important beachheads in the West when a group of ex-Nazi soldiers decided to build a mosque.

The soldiers' presence in Munich was part of a nearly forgotten subplot to World War II: the decision by tens of thousands of Muslims in the Soviet Red Army to switch sides and fight for Hitler. After the war, thousands sought refuge in West Germany, building one of the largest Muslim communities in 1950s Europe. When the Cold War heated up, they were a coveted prize for their language skills and contacts back in the Soviet Union. For more than a decade, U.S., West German, Soviet and British intelligence agencies vied for control of them in the new battle of democracy versus communism.

Yet the victor wasn't any of these Cold War combatants. Instead, it was a movement with an equally powerful ideology: the Muslim Brotherhood. Founded in 1920s Egypt as a social-reform movement, the Brotherhood became the fountainhead of political Islam, which calls for the Muslim religion to dominate all aspects of life. A powerful force for political change throughout the Muslim world, the Brotherhood also inspired some of the deadliest terrorist movements of the past quarter century, including Hamas and al Qaeda.

The story of how the Brotherhood exported its creed to the heart of Europe highlights a recurring error by Western democracies. For decades, countries have tried to cut deals with political Islam -- backing it in order to defeat another enemy, especially communism. Most famously, the U.S. and its allies built up mujahadeen holy warriors in 1980s Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union -- paving the way for the rise of Osama bin Laden, who quickly turned on his U.S. allies in the 1990s.

Munich was a momentous early example of this dubious strategy. Documents and interviews show how the Muslim Brotherhood formed a working arrangement with U.S. intelligence organizations, outmaneuvering German agencies for control of the former Nazi soldiers and their mosque. But the U.S. lost its hold on the movement, and in short order conservative, arch-Catholic Bavaria had become host to a center of radical Islam.

Political and social groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood now dominate organized Islamic life across a broad swath of Western Europe. These connections are frequently little known, even by the intelligence services and police agencies of these countries (Johnson, "The Wall Street Journal," July 12, 2005, A1).


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« Reply #96 on: October 20, 2005, 08:48:00 PM »
Europe's Native-Born Enemy [Excerpts]

Last Nov. 2 Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker and descendant of the painter, was cycling through Amsterdam. He was accosted by Mohammed Bouyeri, who shot him six times as van Gogh pleaded, "We can still talk about it! Don't do it!" Bouyeri then cut his throat with a kitchen knife, practically severing his head. Bouyeri was not done. He then took a five-page Islamist manifesto and with his knife impaled it on van Gogh's chest.

On trial now in the Netherlands, Bouyeri is unrepentant. In court he turned to van Gogh's grieving mother and with infinite cruelty said to her, "I do not feel your pain."

He feels instead glory. Van Gogh had made a short film about the oppression of Muslim women. Bouyeri was acting "purely in the name of my religion," championing his faith by butchering a filmmaker critical of it.

Bouyeri is no newly arrived immigrant. Nor is he, like the Sept. 11 hijackers, a cosmopolitan terrorist sent abroad to kill. He was born and bred in Holland. Likewise, three of the four London bombers were second-generation Pakistani Brits.

The most remarkable discovery is that Europe's second- and third-generation Muslim immigrants are more radicalized than the first. One reasonably non-political and non-radical Muslim activist, raised in the suburbs of Paris, explained himself (to the Wall Street Journal) as having "immigrated to France at the local maternity ward."

The fact that native-born Muslim Europeans are committing terrorist acts in their own countries shows that this Islamist malignancy long predates Iraq, long predates Afghanistan and long predates Sept. 11, 2001. What Europe had incubated is an enemy within, a threat that for decades Europe simply refused to face (Krauthammer, "JewishWorldReview," 7/15/05).


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« Reply #97 on: October 20, 2005, 08:51:00 PM »
For a Decade, London Thrived as a Busy Crossroads of Terror [Excerpts]

LONDON, July 9 - Long before bombings ripped through London on Thursday, Britain had become a breeding ground for hate, fed by a militant version of Islam.

For two years, extremists like Sheik Omar Bakri Mohammed, a 47-year-old Syrian-born cleric, have played to ever-larger crowds, calling for holy war against Britain and exhorting young Muslim men to join the insurgency in Iraq. In a newspaper interview in April 2004, he warned that "a very well-organized" London-based group, Al Qaeda Europe, was "on the verge of launching a big operation" here.

In a sermon attended by more than 500 people in a central London meeting hall last December, Sheik Omar vowed that if Western governments did not change their policies, Muslims would give them "a 9/11, day after day after day."

If London became a magnet for fiery preachers, it also became a destination for men willing to carry out their threats. For a decade, the city has been a crossroads for would-be terrorists who used it as a home base, where they could raise money, recruit members and draw inspiration from the militant messages.

Among them were terrorists involved in attacks in Madrid, Casablanca, Saudi Arabia, Israel and in the Sept. 11 plot. Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man charged in the United States in the 9/11 attacks, and Richard C. Reid, the convicted shoe-bomber, both prayed at the Finsbury Park mosque in north London. The mosque's former leader, Abu Hamza al-Masri openly preached violence for years before the authorities arrested him in April 2004.

For years, there was a widely held belief that Britain's tolerance helped stave off any Islamic attacks at home. But the anger of London's militant clerics turned on Britain after it offered unwavering support for the American-led invasion of Iraq. On Thursday morning, an attack long foreseen by worried counterterrorism officials became a reality.

"The terrorists have come home," said a senior intelligence official based in Europe, who works often with British officials. "It is payback time for a policy that was, in my opinion, an irresponsible policy of the British government to allow these networks to flourish inside Britain" (Sciolino and Van Natta, "The New York Times," July 10, 2005).


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« Reply #98 on: October 24, 2005, 11:40:00 AM »
Fighting Campus Hate

Over the past five years, a distorted and hostile attitude toward Israel has prevailed at the University of California-Santa Cruz, creating an intimidating environment for members of the campus community, particularly Jewish students. Much of the anti-Israeli bias has been generated by the
university's predominantly leftist faculty members, who have injected their personal ideology into course curricula, classroom lectures and discussions, and events and speakers sponsored by departments, research groups, and colleges.

UCSC is home to a great deal of virulent anti-Israeli rhetoric, which creates an intimidating environment for many Jews on campus. Although such hostility can be found at many other universities, what is unique at UCSC is that the animus is not directed by the usual sources, such as well-funded Muslim student groups or faculty in a Middle East studies program. In fact, the UCSC Muslim Student Alliance is not very active; nor are other pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli student groups such as the Committee for Justice in Palestine. And while there is a Jewish studies program, there is none for Middle East studies, and no known Arab/Muslim funding of university faculty or activities. Instead, at UCSC the anti-Israeli sentiment is primarily generated by a leftist faculty scattered throughout the university's academic units.

Twenty-two of the university's faculty members, including two department heads and a divisional dean, have signed the UC divestment petition, which calls on the U.S. government to cut off military aid to Israel and demands that the University of California divest from Israel and from all U.S. companies that sell military equipment to it. Nine faculty members have signed an open letter from American Jews urging the United States to end all aid to Israel, and four have signed a petition to boycott Israeli academics and research. . . .

Moreover, there has been a significant rise in activities that spill over into various forms of hate-speech demonizing both Israelis and Jews. Recent rallies and public lectures sponsored by student organizations and academic units have routinely pilloried Israel as "colonialist," "racist," "imperialist," and even "Nazi." Examples include: Imam Abdul Malik, invited to speak at UCSC by the Muslim Student Association and the local community group headed by former mayor Kennedy, publicly accused Jews of perpetrating the 9/11 attack.

Hedy Epstein, an eighty-year-old Holocaust survivor and member of the International Solidarity Movement speaking at the invitation of the Women's Studies Department at UCSC, compared Israel to a Nazi state and Israeli soldiers to Nazis.

A panel discussion, in which ancient anti Semitic blood libel accusations about supposed Israeli atrocities went unchallenged by any of the panelists, was cosponsored by ten different research groups, departments, and colleges on campus (Beckwith,
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=19337, 9/2/05).

[American universities have made much of the professed tolerance that prevails upon campuses. It is clear, however, that a humanistic virtue such as tolerance is of limited value when it comes to Christians and Jews.]


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« Reply #99 on: October 29, 2005, 06:47:00 PM »
For the fourth time in two years, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in central Baghdad was damaged as a result of bomb blasts. The Oct. 24 explosions were aimed at the Palestine Hotel, located 802.2 feet (250 meters) from the church building.

Media reports indicate the attack, which killed 17 and injured 9, was the work of insurgent bombers, whose first two explosions first breached a wall in the hotel's perimeter. They then drove a third vehicle in to the hotel, which was detonated. The Palestine Hotel houses a number of foreign media personnel, some of whom recorded and subsequently broadcast images of the blasts.

"When I heard the first explosion I went up to the roof of my house to see the location," says Basim Fargo, secretary of the Adventist Church in Iraq. "While I was looking at the smoke, I heard the sound of the second explosion. After two minutes I heard the third and biggest explosion with lots of smoke everywhere."

The Adventist church building suffered internal and external damage. Plywood sheets, which had been temporarily covering the shattered stained-glass windows from previous bomb concussions, were blown off. Inside the church, a large window, running the full width of the parents' room, were shattered.

"But, we have the trust and the confidence that God is guarding His people in these difficult times," says Fargo.

Mike Porter, president of the Adventist Church in the Middle East, wrote a message of support to the members in Iraq: "We are sorry to hear that the church has been damaged yet another time. It must be so difficult living with such uncertainty all the time. We are praying that, somehow, the country will soon move ahead."

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has had a presence in Iraq since 1923, and has congregations in several Iraqi cities.

Source: Adventist News Network

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