Monday, June 30, 2008

Al-Arian Trial Set for August

Sami al-Arian
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A trial date has been set for August 13th in the case of Sami Al-Arian, who is charged with criminal contempt in a two count indictment for refusing to testify before grand juries investigating Islamic charities with suspected ties to terrorism. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema said she expected a "straightforward" trial that would last one day, but Al-Arian's attorney, George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, indicated that he would continue to challenge the indictment and suggested the trial may be more complicated.

The indictment charges Al-Arian with refusing to testify when called before federal grand juries Oct. 16, 2007 and March 20, 2008 despite a grant of immunity from the prosecution.

After the arraignment Turley spelled out his planned defense on his blog, writing:
In court, I informed Judge Brinkema that we believed that the indictment was invalid on its face. Among other problems, Dr. Al-Arian did not refuse to cooperate. Dr. Al-Arian had given two detailed affidavits that established that he had no knowledge of any crime by IIIT or its officers. He further offered repeatedly to take a polygraph examination to prove that he had given a truthful account and was not withholding information. Read more ...
Source: IPT News

Most Imams in Germany Lack Academic Qualifications

A mosque in Cologne, Germany:
A study on imams in the country has found only a fifth have an academic education.
Muslim immigrants looking for advice on integrating into mainstream society in Germany, won't find much help in their mosques. According to a new study, the majority of imams in Germany are ill-prepared for their own stay in Germany and most lack any academic training.

A study on Islamic preachers in Germany has found that most imams are unable to help Muslim immigrants integrate into mainstream German society because they are insufficiently prepared for their stay in Germany.

According to the study "Imams in Germany," up to 20 percent of preachers belong to the more conservative, fundamentalist strand of Islam. The study also discovered that only one fifth of imam's possess academic qualifications. Read more ...

Source: Spiegel

Saudi wife calls for reformer's release

By Andrew Hammond

RIYADH - When Jamila al-Ukla's husband was taken by Saudi state security forces last month, she spent five days searching before finding him in prison, she says.

She checked hospitals and local police and called colleagues who worked in local human rights groups. When she tried to check his ransacked office on the campus of King Saud University a security guard removed her.

Ukla eventually learned that state security forces had incarcerated her husband, politics professor and political reform activist, in Uleisha prison in Riyadh.

Source: Reuters

Religions should not be allowed to make ghettos

Some ardent Christians, Jews, Hindus and Muslims wish to demolish our secularism

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

I cannot stand Cristina Odone, and the feeling is mutual. We haven't spoken for years, since the week when, as deputy editor of the New Statesman, she commissioned a hatchet profile on me by a female journalist (of course), who had met me once on a radio show. Even I, well used to abrasive attacks, was knocked back by the virulence in a left-wing magazine I had previously worked for. Time has not healed that bruise, and never will.

It is hard to make fair, objective judgements when there is such animosity. It can be done, one hopes. Odone on, say, the sanctity of life, is sincere and credible. She is a canny networker and obviously has flair. But her new report on faith schools for the Centre for Policy Studies, In Bad Faith: The New Betrayal of Faith Schools, is insufferable.

She enthuses over faith-based schools, especially Muslim schools, where our children are apparently taught to be Muslim and British (you don't say), as if, like donkeys and horses, we have to be specially trained into behaviours to get to this state of grace.

As usual, subtle warnings run through this report. Apologist Muslim organisations use blackmail. Give them what they want or many more Muslims will become domestic hellhounds. If the state does not agree to fund further educational institutions of cultural, religious and gender apartheid, Muslim girls will be "disappeared", forced into marriages. From segregated schools, which, says Odone, are "crucial to traditional Muslim families", they will one day go into higher education. Read more ...

Source: The Independent

TVC Tells Connoly: Return Contribution from Radical Islamic Lobby

Connolly Contributor Uses Aliases and Has Links to Hamas

June 30, 2008 – Washington, DC – The Traditional Values Coalition (TVC) has called on Fairfax County Supervisor Gerald Connolly to return a contribution his Congressional campaign received from a radical Islamic official and reopen the supervisors’ lease renewal of the Islamic Saudi Academy.

A Federal Election Commission report lists “Nehad Hammad” as the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and reports that he donated $500 to the Congressional primary campaign of Gerald Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Law enforcement officials note that Hammad is an alias used by Nihad Awad who is the founder of CAIR and is listed on the group’s website as its Executive Director. Before founding CAIR, Awad served as spokesman for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP) which the Federal Bureau of Investigation officials have identified as a front-group for the violent terrorist organization Hamas.

According to several sources, Awad uses the name Nehad Hammad on some official forms such as IRS documents instead of the name Nihad Awad he uses publicly as a top official at CAIR. One former federal official refers to CAIR as “Terrorists R Us” and points to a long list of CAIR staff who have been convicted of financing terrorist activities. Read more ...

Source: TVC
Gerald Connolly
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Taped confessions claim Gaza peace double-crossed
'Moderates' attempting to sabotage truce while Hamas holds fire

By Aaron Klein

JAFFA, Israel – A Hamas investigation replete with video confessions has discovered that militants from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization received instructions to disrupt a cease-fire that Israel agreed to last week with the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip.

WND last week exclusively quoted sources in Fatah's declared military wing, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group, stating they received "understandings" from Abbas' office they are to fire rockets into Israel to sabotage the truce.

U.S. and Israeli policy considers Abbas to be "moderate."

Hamas has been abiding by the truce while Fatah's Brigades took responsibility for firing at least three rockets from Gaza last week. Read more ...

Source: WND

Taped confessions claim Gaza peace double-crossed



Obama campaign site: Free Islamic terrorist!
E-mail addresses, phone numbers provided to 'take urgent action'


By Aaron Klein

JAFFA, Israel – A blog posting on Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign site urged Americans to take action to secure the release of imprisoned terrorist fundraiser Sami Al-Arian, comparing the controversial former professor to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

The posting, which has been removed since publication of this story, is just a sampling of a large volume of racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian rhetoric published on the user-friendly MyObama community blog pages. The Obama campaign does not monitor all blog material, which is posted by registered users, but says it removes offending posts that are brought to the attention of the administrators.

In a blog post on Obama's site titled, "We are all Palestinians," user Ulf Erlingsson lamented what he called the "harsh" conditions of Al-Arian's imprisonment – explaining he "lives in segregation … is not allowed any visitors and is given only two phone calls a month."

The posting quoted Agha Saeed, chair of the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections, comparing Al-Arian to King and Malcom X, who "symbolized the struggle for human rights in the fifties and sixties. Dr. Sami Al-Arian has come to symbolize the current struggle for human rights." Read more ...

Source: WND

Update: "We are all Palestinians" post has been removed., the URL for the aforementioned post provides the following message: ERROR: invalid page requested

Palestinian TV: Baby-Killer "A Lesson for Us"

By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

According to the Palestinian Authority leadership, Samir Quntar epitomizes the ideal Palestinian prisoner. Quntar, who crushed the head of four-year-old Eynat Haran with his rifle, is serving four life sentences for murder in an Israeli prison, but is almost certain to be freed in a prisoner swap with Hizbullah this week.

On one hand, Quntar embodies what the PA considers the "heroism" of terrorists fighting Israel. On the other hand, he's the ultimate symbol of all terrorist prisoners who have murdered Israelis and will eventually be freed as a result of future kidnappings or through some other means.

PA TV, controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, broadcast the following picture honoring Quntar. He is depicted beside a map of Israel completely covered by the Palestinian flag. Read more ...

Source: Palestinian Media Watch
Samir Quntar
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7 questions to ask a moderate Muslim

7 Questions

These are questions to ask a Muslim who professes to oppose terrorism and radical Islam.

: Do you support killing them? Should leaving the faith of Islam be punishable by death?

“Beating Women”: Is beating women ever acceptable, and if not, do you reject those decrees of Islamic law that sanction the beating of women? Do you also accept stoning women to death for committing adultery?

“Calling Jews pigs and monkeys”: Do you believe that Jews are in any way sub-human and if not, do you reject Quranic interpretations that claim they are?

“Declaring holy war”: Do you support declaring war against non-Muslims to subjugate them to Islam? Do you believe that it is fair and reasonable to offer non-Muslims three options: Conversion, Paying the Jizya, or Death?

“Enslavement”: Do you support the enslavement of female war prisoners and having sex with them as concubines? If not, do you reject those interpretations in Islamic Law, for “Ma-Malkakat Aymanikum”, which justifies such actions?

“Fighting Jews”: Do you support perpetual war against Jews to exterminate them, and if not, should those Muslims who incite such war be punished?

“Gays”: Do you believe it is acceptable to kill gays, and if not, do you reject those edicts in Sharia Law which claim it is?

Source: American Congress For Truth
H/T: Mosque Watch / Shariah Finance Watch

These seven questions are too basic to accurately determine whether or not the responder is a moderate. Many of the radicals who comprise the majority of American Muslim establishment, i.e., CAIR, MPAC, MAS, ISNA, etc. would answer “no” to every one of these questions. But that wouldn’t make them moderates. The questions must be a lot deeper than that. While even the following questions cannot provide complete accuracy, they will paint a lot clearer picture.

Does Islam Need to Be Reformed?
Should Muslim community accept responsibility for terrorism?
Should Islam have a dominant status?
Should Sharia be abolished?
Should people be free to portray Prophet Muhammad?
Who holds moral high ground in the Arab-Israeli conflict?
Is Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization?

Struggle for women's rights continues in Egypt

By Ramadan Al Sherbini

Cairo: Five months after a provincial court appointed her as Egypt's first woman marriage registrar, Amal Sulaiman Afifi believes her battle for recognition is far from over.

"I cannot do the job because the Ministry of Justice has not yet endorsed the court ruling," said Afifi, 34.

"Rumour has it that the court ruling was politically motivated in order to please women in Egypt, and that it would not be implemented," Afifi, a mother of three, told Gulf News. Read more ...

Source: Gulf News

Saudi scholar finds ancient women's rights

Hatoon al-Fassi argues women enjoyed more rights in Nabataean state than in Saudi Arabia today.
By Andrew Hammond

When clerics, ministers and businessmen gathered at a forum in Riyadh last month to discuss women in the workplace, there were no women in sight.
Typically for Saudi Arabia, the women who took part were seated in a separate room so the men could only hear them.

Such oddities are part and parcel of the complex system of social control maintained by clerics of Saudi Arabia’s austere version of Sunni Islamic law, often termed Wahhabism. It’s a system called into question by scholar Hatoon al-Fassi.

In her study, “Women In Pre-Islamic Arabia”, the outspoken rights advocate argues women in the pre-Islamic period enjoyed considerable rights in the Nabataean state, an urban Arabian kingdom centered in modern Jordan, south Syria and northwest Saudi Arabia during the Roman empire.

Most controversially, Fassi says women in Nabataea - whose capital was the famous rose-red city of Petra in south Jordan and which was at its height during the lifetime of Jesus Christ - enjoyed more freedom than in Saudi Arabia today because clerics have misunderstood the origins of Islamic law. Read more ...

Source: Middle East Online
Hatoon al-Fassi
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Ah, the joys of the internet, and host who let terrorists use their sites to host Jihad


Website dedicated to the late Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki and run by the PIJ.

Source: Shariah Finance Watch

Iran: Convert Couple Arrested, Tortured, Threatened

Officers seize Christians from their home, leaving ill 4-year-old girl unattended.

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (Compass Direct News) – Security police officials in Tehran this month tortured a newly converted couple and threatened to put their 4-year-old daughter in an institution after arresting them for holding Bible studies and attending a house church. A Christian source in Iran said that 28-year-old Tina Rad was charged with “activities against the holy religion of Islam” for reading the Bible with Muslims in her home in east Tehran and trying to convert them. Officials charged her husband, 31-year-old Makan Arya, with “activities against national security” after seizing the couple from their home on June 3, forcing them to leave their 4-year-old daughter ill and unattended. Authorities kept them in an unknown jail for four days, which left them badly bruised from beatings, said the source. Rad was released on bail of US$30,000 bail, and her husband was freed on payment of US$20,000. “The next time there may also be an apostasy charge, if you don’t stop with your Jesus,” a female security police officer told Rad during interrogation, according to the source. Under Iran’s strict Islamic laws, Muslims who convert from Islam to another religion can be executed.

Source: Compass Direct News
H/T: Dhimmi Watch

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Prison Imam sues over loss of security clearance

Moniem A. El-Ganayni
Moniem A. El-Ganayni, front, with Witold Walczak, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of PA
By Sally Kalson

Charging violation of his constitutional rights to free speech and religion, equal protection and due process, nuclear scientist and prison imam Moniem El-Ganayni filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the Department of Energy and its acting deputy secretary, Jeffrey F. Kupfer.

The action stems from the loss of Dr. El-Ganayni's security clearance, and hence his job, at Bettis Laboratory in West Mifflin, based on unspecified grounds of "national security." It does not seek to overturn the revocation, but rather the right to see the alleged evidence against him -- he doubts any exists -- and the chance to contest the decision "before a nonpolitical, neutral arbiter, as mandated by DOE regulations." Read more ...

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Muslims Against Sharia in the Media - June '08

Hillary Clinton for President: FIGHTTHESMEARS.COM: "SMEAR:Barack Obama is a Muslim." By Virtue of Obama's Statement, He Has In Effect, Personally, "SMEARED" 1 Billion Muslims!
The Nexus of Assholery: CHRC to CIC: Put a Sock In It
The Liberty Sphere: Pamela Geller Responds to Attacks
Dungeon Diary: Islamic Reform Amdn American Media
WAMI -- Women Against Misogynist Imperialism: Muslims for Reform
Exurban League: Barack Obama: Anti-Muslim bigot?
Toni Lee: Posing as a Muslim = Insult to Muslims
The Liberty Sphere: Obama's 'Stop the Smears' Website Angers Muslims
Tracking the 2008 Campaign in the Tennessee Valley: Obama Draws Fire From a Muslim Vote08 Commenter
Reason and Imagine: Muslims Against Sharia (?)
The Canadian Sentinel: Taliban Calls Coalition Forces "Inhumane"?!
A Good Choice...: Hate Crime Laws are Unnecessary
Kavkaz CenterMinbar Jamiah : Enriching the Soul (English translation from a Chechen Islamofascist website): Vatican ajak buang dan ubah makna jihad dalam al-Quran
Trabecular Meshwork: Polling Islam


Gay Muslims take part in Oslo parade to show they exist!

Gay Muslims
For the first time, Muslim homosexuals took part in the Oslo gay parade, mainly to show that they exist. They experience threats and violence, forced marriage, persecution and ridicule, both from their family and from Muslim leaders in Norway.

Out of fear of more persecution, they wore niqabs, covering their faces. A girl walking in the parade with a niqab said that it’s not a problem to show, but she fears the consequences.

Another girl said: We exist. The Muslim population must realize that there are also homosexual Muslims and give us the respect we deserve. Read more ...

Source: Nettavisen, TV2 (Norwegian)
H/T: Shariah Finance Watch

Israel-Hating Republican

By John Perazzo

Forty-eight-year-old Rima Barakat-Sinclair has been a resident of Denver since 1987. Never having held political office before, she is currently running as a Republican for a State House seat in Colorado’s Sixth District, which is heavily Democratic and features the largest per capita Jewish population in the state. With the self-identified aim of working “for better understanding among peoples of different backgrounds,” Barakat-Sinclair has participated in numerous “interfaith dialogues” to promote “more tolerance” and create “a stronger united America.” She pledges undying allegiance to such ideals as “upholding the Constitution,” defending “individual freedom,” promoting “small government,” enacting “prudent tax and spending policies,” “investing in our children,” guaranteeing “freedom of religion,” and recognizing “the sanctity of human life.”

Oh, and by the way, she is a Muslim activist who considers Israel to be a nation of bloodthirsty monsters who indiscriminately murder innocent Palestinian women and children for no reason other than to satisfy their own beastly compulsions. Read more ...

Source: FrontPage Magazine

Second al-Qaeda leader to be freed in Britain

'U' is said to have been involved in recruiting and preparing members for al-Qaeda
By Sean O'’Neill

Secret negotiations have taken place to arrange the release from a British jail of one of al-Qaeda’s most important operatives in Europe, The Times has learnt.

The prisoner, who can be identified only as U, is expected to be released from the high-security wing at Long Lartin jail next week.

Appeal Court judges ruled in April that the man, a 45-year-old Algerian veteran of al-Qaeda’s Afghan training camps, should be freed on bail. But discussions between security agencies and U’s lawyers became deadlocked over the conditions restricting his movements and whom he can meet when he leaves prison. Read more ...

Source: The Times

America's fury as Hamza smuggles hate messages to Bin Laden's No 2... From UK jail cell

Abu Hamza al-Masri
Jail mail: Hook-handed cleric Abu
Hamza sent emails from Belmarsh prison
By Jason Lewis

American counter-terrorism chiefs are demanding a full explanation from Britain of how radical cleric Abu Hamza was able to smuggle murderous messages from his UK prison cell to Al Qaeda's deputy leader.

The major diplomatic row comes in the wake of a long-running battle by US prosecutors to extradite the former imam of London's Finsbury Park mosque to stand trial in America.

Hook-handed Hamza was jailed for seven years in Britain in 2006 for inciting murder and racial hatred and is held at Belmarsh prison, South-East London, supposedly one of Britain's most secure jails.

But according to senior American intelligence sources, Hamza evaded the extensive security measures surrounding him to send a series of questions to Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man.

Al-Zawahiri is believed to be hiding with Bin Laden in the lawless mountain region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Late last year, Al-Zawahiri - who has a £13million bounty on his head - posted a message on an extremist website run by Al Qaeda saying he would answer questions on any topic.

US intelligence tracked all the email replies and among them were messages from Abu Hamza. It is understood they were sent from an email address known to be linked to the cleric.

The sources say they have no doubt that al-Zawahiri was personally involved in answering the questions and that those posed by Hamza had genuinely originated from him. Read more ...

Source: Daily Mail

Islamic school on fraud charges

Alana Buckley-Carr | June 28, 2008

ONE of Australia's best-known Islamic schools has been accused of defrauding the commonwealth and West Australian governments of more than $3million by claiming it had hundreds more students on its books than it did.

Australian Islamic College director Abdallah Magar, 69, and school principals Mark Debowski, 50, and Aziz Magdi, 53, are due to appear in a Perth court on Wednesday over charges that they obtained a financial advantage by deception for another person and gained a benefit by fraud.

They were released on $100,000 bail yesterday. Police are expected to ask the men to forfeit their passports.

After being released from custody yesterday, Mr Magar said he would defend the charges.

The men are accused of inflating their student numbers by claiming money for students who were not attending the school.

Police said the school could claim $1300 to $2000 for each child from the West Australian Government, while the funding rate under the commonwealth ranged from $4000 to $6000, depending on the child's age.

Inspector Arno Albrecht, of the Major Fraud squad, claimed: "The defrauding of the government agencies was simply putting forward false numbers of students and, as a result of that, they obtained the subsidised funding. There was some checking but nowhere near what you would think would be required for giving out such large amounts of funding."

He said that although some of the funding was used for school purposes, the men were paid high salaries, with Mr Magar earning about $200,000 a year.

Inspector Albrecht said the charges related to funding received in 2005 and 2006 but other funding years had not been investigated because of resourcing and public interest limitations. In total, it was alleged the men fraudulently gained $3.16 million from the state and federal governments.

About $2.5 million of the funds came from the commonwealth, with the balance provided by the West Australian Government.

"They're not claiming the same amount of student subsidies now, so whether they can maintain the operations of those (campuses) based on not receiving those funds is something I couldn't tell you about," Inspector Albrecht said. "(But) we're aware that (their claims) have been dramatically reduced."

He said that although there was a risk the schools could close as a result of the charges, it would be up to the relevant government departments.

The charges were laid 18 months after Major Fraud officers raided the school, seizing 200 boxes of documents, 12 filing cabinets and 15 computers.

State Education Minister Mark McGowan yesterday moved quickly to ensure parents the schools' three campuses would remain open.

"The Department of Education Services is working closely with the college campuses to ensure the needs of students are not affected by the arrest," Mr McGowan said. "The campuses have been inspected in the past and have met the requirements for registration as non-government schools."

A spokeswoman for federal Education Minister Julia Gillard said the department was working with its state counterpart to clarify the management structure of the three schools.

Source: The Australian

Canadian Islamic Congress uses the laws to try to stop free speech. This is why Rachel’s Law is so important for the USA, Canada needs to follow this.


Toronto - Legal Counsel to the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), Faisal Joseph, responded today to the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s decision not to hear a complaint filed against Maclean’s magazine. The complaints, filed in April 2007, assert that an October 2006 article published by Maclean’s, The Future Belong to Islam, subjected Muslim Canadians to hatred and contempt.

“We are disappointed that the Tribunal made this decision without hearing the compelling evidence of hate and the expert testimony we recently presented to the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal,” said Joseph. “The Commission’s decision contradicts the findings of its own Investigator’s report which states that this Article contains hallmarks of hate identified by the Commission in its earlier case law,” continued Joseph, referring to paragraphs 35 and 41 of the Investigator’s report, which state:

/Based on the excerpts cited by the complainant, it appears that the article may bear some of the characteristics identified by the Tribunal in Kouba as being ‘hallmarks’ of material that is likely to expose persons to hatred or contempt. Muslims appear to be portrayed, for example, as a ‘powerful menace’ (in this case, a demographic menace), and as being dangerous or violent in nature./ Read more ...

Source: Canadian Islamic Congress
H/T: Shariah Finance Watch
Faisal Joseph & Canadian Islamic Congress
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Honor killings claim 1,000 lives in five years

The Prime Ministry's Human Rights Directorate issued a report on “honor killings,” which contains discouraging findings, daily Radikal reported Friday.

In Istanbul, at least one person dies every week because of honor killings according to the report, which is the most comprehensive in its field. The number of murders committed for honor in the last five years has exceeded 1,000. The murderers are treated as heroes in prisons and they do not regret their crimes.

“The Report on Honor Killings” was presented by the president of the Prime Ministry's Human Rights Directorate, professor Dr. Tahsin Fendoğlu, at a meeting called “Women and Participation: Problems and Solutions.” According to the report, the number of honor killings was 150 in 2002, while it rose to 220 in 2007. Occurrence of honor killings is inversely proportional with education levels. Not only women but also men fall victim to honor killings. Besides, around 9 percent of the murders are committed by children.

The report declares that metropolitan cities are leading crime scenes of honor killings. In the last five years, 167 people were murdered in Istanbul. Ankara followed with 144, İzmir with 121, and Diyarbakır with 69. The crimes were mostly perpetrated by people with origins in eastern Turkey. The report states that the number of honor killings in Istanbul increased to 53 in 2007 from 27 in 2006.

Source: Stop Honour Killings

'Honour' killing victim Mehmood shot and left to die
Secrets and fear in culture that could not condone a woman choosing her destiny

By Andrew Norfolk

During the final, terrifying seconds of his life Mian Shahid Mehmood would have needed no one to tell him that he was a long way from home.

The 29-year-old Pakistani man had hoped to build an exciting new life when he moved to Britain in 2006 to join the woman he had married secretly after they met and fell in love.

Twelve months later he was driven to a narrow and isolated moorland lane in the hills above Halifax, West Yorkshire. As Mr Mehmood knelt in the darkness, the lights of the textile town sparkling in the valley below, he was shot twice in the back and then left to die.

His killers were three thugs, hired for murder by a man for whom Mr Mehmood's marriage represented an affront to family dignity: his wife's elder brother, Arza Khan. Read more ...

Source: The Times

Women-only bathing hours for French town

Paris, Jun. 27, 2008 ( - The town of La Verpilliere, France, has set aside certain hours when the city's swimming pool will be available for women only.

The decision by officials of the small town (with a population of about 7,000) was a response to demands by local Muslim immigrants, mainly from Turkey, who object to co-ed recreational activities.

France, which today is home to 6 million Muslims, has had varied experiences with its Muslim community. Public schools in Lyon next year will begin offering a special menu for Muslim students while the city of Val d’Oise has banned Muslim mothers wearing veils from school property.

Source: CW News

Former U.S. officer training Hamas military

GAZA CITY — U.S. volunteers with military backgrounds have been recruited to help train the new Hamas army in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian sources said one of the Americans was former U.S. Army captain Fares Al Ashi, Middle East Newsline reported.

"This information is important for the youth," Al Ashi said during a briefing to visiting journalists in Gaza City.

The sources said Al Ashi, a specialist in explosives and weapons, had been trained in South Carolina during his years with the U.S. military.

Source: World Tribune

Prior Rulings Could Crimp Al-Arian Defense

Unlike his first indictment in 2003, Sami Al-Arian won't be waiting years for his day in court. Charged with criminal contempt in a two-count indictment issued Thursday, Al-Arian will stand trial in the Eastern District of Virginia, famous for a "rocket docket" that could have him standing trial as early as late summer.

He refused to testify when called before a federal grand jury Oct. 16, 2007 and March 20, 2008 despite a grant of immunity from prosecution, the indictment charges. The grand jury is believed to be investigating terror financing by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), a Herndon, Va.-based think tank.

The IIIT provided at least $50,000 to Al-Arian's own think-tank, the World and Islam Studies Enterprise (WISE) during the early 1990s. Al-Arian was a University of South Florida professor of computer science and created the WISE think tank, which he helped establish a working relationship with USF faculty. Read more ...

Source: IPT News

Parents convicted of genital mutilation


Two Somali-born parents who had their daughter circumcised in Zurich in 1996 have been handed suspended prison sentences of two years.

The sentences to the parents of the girl, now aged 14, were read out in a Zurich court on Thursday. The judge's ruling was in line with what prosecutors had requested and was the first time anyone has been convicted for carrying out genital mutilation in Switzerland.

The parents had claimed they were unaware that female genital mutilation – sometimes referred to as female circumcision – was illegal in Switzerland. Read more ...

Source: Swiss Info

Police charge brother in murder of his teenaged sister, hint others involved

Aqsa Parvez
By Natalie Alcoba

Peel police have charged Aqsa Parvez’s brother with her first-degree murder, and say others may be arrested in a killing that drew international attention for an apparent clash of Muslim and Western cultures.

“It is certainly my belief others do have certain knowledge and may have some involvement,” said Inspector Norm English, who heads up Peel Regional Police’s homicide and missing person bureau. “Certainly, they may be a victim of circumstance or the situation they are in.”

Ms. Parvez, 16, was strangled to death in her Mississauga home on Dec. 10, after allegedly sparring with her family over her refusal to wear a hijab and other traditional garb. Her father, Muhammad Parvez, was quickly charged with murder.

This week, 27-year-old Waqas Parvez was taken into custody and also charged with first-degree murder, which suggests the killing was premeditated. Mr. Parvez picked up his sister at a bus stop the morning she was killed and drove her home to get a change of clothes. He had previously been charged with obstructing police for allegedly misleading investigators. Read more ...

Source: National Post
Muhammad & Waqas Parvez
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Taliban bring vigilante law to Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The Taliban are no longer at the gates of Peshawar, they’re inside, making their presence felt in the largest city in the NWFP.

Their brazen movement is a chilling demonstration of the political and military failure to resist a militant Islamist tide rolling in from the Pashtun tribal belt on the Afghan border.

“This speaks of a complete lack of control by the government over the situation,” said Mehmood Shah, a former tribal region security chief.

President Pervez Musharraf warned more than two years ago that Talibanisation, the spread of the militants’ puritanical culture, was the greatest threat that Pakistan faced. Read more ...

Source: Daily Times

Al-Qaeda indoctrinated pre-teen terrorism in the U.K.

A Pact with the Devil

By Steven Emerson

As Qassam rockets fired from Gaza landed in the Southern Israeli town Sderot on Wednesday morning, and again on Thursday, Hamas terrorists proved once again what everyone should already know - their word is meaningless. Well, Hamas' word on matters of peace, anyway. One need not look any further than Hamas' charter, which calls for Islam to "obliterate" Israel, to understand why.

And yet despite that foreknowledge, and despite a considerable degree of public skepticism, the Olmert government opted to "give peace a chance" with Hamas, entering into a truce with the terrorist organization bent on Israel's destruction, on Thursday, June 19th. Five days later, the rockets were flying from Gaza. The Islamic Jihad terrorist group claimed credit for sending a volley of missiles, and afterwards, Hamas issued a statement saying that it will not "police" the truce with Israel. Read more ...

Source: Family Security Matters

Friday, June 27, 2008

Slain Hamas Militant Challenges Political Leadership over Democratic Elections

By Evan Kohlmann

The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new video from dissident members of the Izzadeen al-Qassam Brigades - the military wing of the Hamas terrorist organization in the Palestinian territories - of their recently slain comrade Rami Abu Suweirah (a.k.a. Abu Huzaifah) condemning the political leadership of Hamas for their decision to participate in democratic elections in the Palestinian territories, and for various other "violations of Shariah."

Abu Suweirah insisted, "I... pledge my innocence before Allah from having... participat[ed] in elections, entering polytheistic councils, making visits to infidel and apostate countries, congratulating and supporting the Christians... As for their supporters, policemen, intelligence agencies, and bodyguards-to all of you, we say: we wash our hands of you, and from what you worship in place of Allah. We wash our hands of your laws and courthouses, your methodology and constitutions. We wash our hands of your governments and courthouses, your slogans and foolish symbols. We have no faith in you, and hostility and permanent hatred have arisen between us forever." Read more ...

Source: Family Security Matters

Taliban use swords to slit the throats of Afghan 'traitors' in public executions before thousands

The two condemned men are surrounded by armed terrorists - one filming the event on a video camera
In a shocking display of hardline violence, Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan publicly slit the throats of two Afghans today after they were accused of spying for US forces suspected of launching a missile strike in May.

The two men, one of them a former Taliban fighter, were brought blindfolded before a crowd of several thousand people near the village of Damadola in the Bajaur region on the Afghan border before they were executed.

"They were spies. Whoever spies for the Americans will meet the same fate," Qari Zia-ur-Rehman, a Taliban leader in the area, told the crowd before another man slit the throats of the two with a sword.

The crowd shouted: "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) when the Taliban held up the severed heads of the victims who Rehman said were from the eastern Afghan province of Kunar.

Bajaur is one of Pakistan's seven border regions dominated by ethnic Pashtun tribes and a hotbed of support for the Taliban and al Qaeda. Read more ...

Source: Daily Mail

Polygamy - the right to put down women


By Andrew Bolt

WE haven't heard the last of this call by Muslim leaders for the right to polygamy.

After all, how can a society that's moving to give a man the right to marry another man then refuse a man the right to marry two women?

Give way on gay marriage, you must give way on polygamy. In both cases it's about consenting adults, right?

So I couldn't blame the sheiks who thought it was time this week to demand we change our laws to make polygamy legal.

Sheik Khalil Chami, of the Islamic Welfare Centre in Lakemba, said we already had Muslims in polygamous marriages here, and should protect them with legal status. Read more ...

Source: Herald Sun

Muslims will be searched by sniffer dogs despite religious objections, say police

Police Dog
Some Muslims have objected to being searched by sniffer dog due to their religious beliefs
Questions have been raised over using sniffer dogs to search Muslim passengers at train stations following complaints that it is against their religion.

Some Muslims had raised objections over being searched by the explosive-detecting animals, but British Transport Police have said they will continue to use the specially trained animals.

Dogs are considered to be unclean or impure in Islamic teaching and it is forbidden to keep the animals as pets.

The complaints came after a rail security trial at Brighton station, the Government revealed.

The Muslims reported that it was not permissible for them to have direct contact with dogs due to their religious or cultural beliefs.

In another trial on the Heathrow Express platform at London's Paddington station, there were instances when the body scan was considered unacceptable on religious grounds by female Muslims, the Government report said.

The report - on five rail security trials conducted in 2006 and the public's response to them - also showed:

• Some Asians and black people felt they could be selected for tests because of their ethnicity "or because their appearance fell in line with screening staff perceptions of a terrorist".

• Being selected for screening was an "embarrassment for Asian respondents in particular". Read more ...

Source: Daily Mail

Faking a Killing

Mohammed al-Dura
By Melanie Phillips

On September 30 2000, two days after Ariel Sharon, then the leader of Israel's opposition Likud Party, went for a walk on Temple Mount, Palestinians mounted a demonstration at Gaza's Netzarim Junction. A 55-second piece of video footage of that demonstration, transmitted that day by the French TV station France 2, was to cause unprecedented violence in the Middle East and throughout the world.

The footage, with a voice-over by France 2's Jerusalem correspondent, Charles Enderlin, showed what was said to be the killing of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Dura by Israeli marksmen. Viewers saw the child crouching in terror behind his father, Jamal, as they sheltered next to a barrel under what Enderlin said was Israeli gunfire, and then slumping to the ground as Enderlin pronounced that he was dead.

That image of the boy screaming in terror before being killed was uniquely incendiary. It portrayed the Israelis as diabolically gunning down a child in cold blood, even as he cowered for his life. It ignited the Arab and Muslim world with apparent proof that the Israelis were deliberately killing their children, inciting a murderous frenzy.

Al-Dura became a poster boy for the Palestinian and Islamist war against Israel and the West. The day after the France 2 broadcast, the second intifada erupted in its full fury; according to the 2001 Mitchell report, the two events were directly connected. Twelve days later, a mob of Palestinians shouting, “Revenge for the blood of Mohammed al-Dura” lynched two Israeli army reservists and dragged their mutilated bodies through the streets of Ramallah. Read more ...

Source: Standpoint
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Virginia's Islamic Academy on Shaky Legal Ground

The controversial school funded by the Saudi Embassy had its corporate charter revoked in 2004 and has never filed required tax forms with the IRS.

By Patrick Poole

An investigation by Pajamas Media has found that more trouble may be on the horizon for the Islamic Saudi Academy and the Saudi Embassy.

PJM first reported on the academy –a school sponsored by the Saudi Embassy– two weeks ago, when law enforcement authorities raided it looking for evidence that the school’s director, Abdullah Al-Shabnan, had covered up sex abuse allegations by a 5-year old student. The raid occurred just three days after the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors had renewed the school’s lease despite evidence that the school continued to use textbooks promoting violence and religious hatred.

Since then Abdullah Al-Shabnan has been charged with failing to report the child abuse allegations and obstruction of justice. A protest was held last week in front of the academy and it received considerable local media coverage, including from the Washington Post. That coverage no doubt played a role earlier this week when in a stunning about-face the Fairfax Board of Supervisors sent a letter to the State Department asking them to determine whether the lease should be renewed or not in light of the report earlier this month by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that reviewed the academy’s textbooks and found that incendiary and hateful passages had not been removed. Read more ...

Source: Pajamas Media

Former Professor Indicted In Muslim Charities Case

By Jerry Markon

A former Florida professor who had pleaded guilty to aiding a terror organization was indicted yesterday on criminal charges that he refused to testify before a grand jury investigating whether Islamic charities in Northern Virginia were financing terrorists.

The indictment of Sami al-Arian triggered outrage from his family and Muslim groups that have mounted a national campaign to secure his release from prison. Arian had already been jailed for a year on civil contempt charges. Legal experts said it is rare for the government to then add criminal counts.

"This is a really dirty game the government is playing," said Arian's daughter, Laila. "They've already put him through enough. Enough is enough. This will have repercussions in the American Muslim community and throughout the world." Read more ...

Source: The Washington Post
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State Dept. Stands Alone on Virginia Saudi School

High school students in the Wahhabi-led school learn that "the Jews conspired against Islam" and Sunni Muslims should shun all Shia Muslims. They also are taught that killing an apostate or an adulterer is acceptable under Islamic law. And polytheists (defined elsewhere as Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and even Shia and Sufi Muslims) likewise can be subject to death for their transgressions.

It is troubling enough to consider such lessons being ingrained in the minds of teenagers in Riyadh and throughout the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But the same textbooks are in use in Alexandria, Va., at the Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA), a report issued earlier in June by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) found.

The school issued a statement disputing the findings as "erroneous," and claiming the commission used "mistranslated and misinterpreted texts, and references to textbooks that are no longer in use at the Academy."

But this week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which leases property to the Saudi Academy, appealed to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice for guidance. According to a local news report, Fairfax County Chairman Gerry Connolly, who signed the letter, "offered a strong defense of the Islamic Saudi Academy and accused the school's critics of slander during a meeting last month in which the school's lease was" renewed. Read more ...

Source: IPT News

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Last Year of the Pig?

By Leslie Sacks

We may have seen the Year of the Pig fully celebrated in accordance with the Chinese calendar for the last time. References to pigs were banned in China's television advertising in 2007, the official Year of the Pig, to prevent offending the Muslim population. In Taiwan citizens were put on notice about using 'pig' postage stamps for mailings to Muslim countries or recipients.

Janet Levy in writes comprehensively of the multitudinous ways in which today's Muslims are offended and spurred to protest, and how communities around the world are accommodating this veritable plague of Muslim religious demands. Read more ...

Source: Family Security Matters

Saudi Arabia Arrests 701 Al Qaeda-Linked Militants Plotting 'Oil Attacks'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia, a top OPEC player, has arrested more than 700 suspected Islamist militants in the past six months for allegedly plotting attacks on oil industry installations, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

The 701 militants from various countries were arrested in multiple waves, but 181 were later released because there was no proof linking them to the terror network, according to a ministry statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency. The remaining 520 are still in custody, it added.

Security forces "carried out several operations against followers of the deviant ideology and arrested a total of 701 people of various nationalities," a ministry spokesperson was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency. Read more ...

Source: Fox News

Taliban seize girls' school
"The Western system of education is not good for girls"

Khar - Pakistani Taliban militants seized a government-run girls school and re-named it after an Islamabad madrassa destroyed in a bloody siege last year, residents and officials said Wednesday.

The hardliners hoisted their flag atop the school in Pusht, a town in the lawless Bajaur tribal district and named it Jamia Hafsa after the girls' seminary connected to the Red Mosque in the capital, they said.

More than 100 people died in a week-long siege and subsequent operation to clear Al-Qaeda-linked militants from the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa in July 2007. The school was badly damaged and later bulldozed.

"We are trying to convince them through local elders to vacate the building," local administration official Iqbal Khan said.

Residents said armed men led by local Taliban leader Qari Naimatullah forcibly took control of the school on Tuesday and warned that other female schools in the area would be seized to be used for religious education. Read more ...

Source: News 24

Milwaukee Islamic scholar reacts to New Jersey graduation lawsuit

By Tom Heinen

Most Muslim jurists allow Muslims to enter a building such as a church, where there can be representations of God, as long as they are not there for religious reasons, Zulfiqar A. Shah, religious director of the Islamic Center of Milwaukee, said today.

Earlier this week, the largest school district in New Jersey apologized to a Muslim student who sued because his public high school graduation was held in a church. It also promised not to hold future events in houses of worship.

The student, Bilal Shareef, contended that he had to miss the Newark public school's 2006 graduation ceremonies because it was against his religious beliefs to enter buildings containing icons of God. Read more ...

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Morocco: Women must not marry non-Muslim European men, says imam

Rabat, 25 June (AKI) - An imam in Morocco's eastern city of Fez has said that marriages between Moroccan women and European men who are not Muslims are forbidden under Islam.

Each summer in Morocco, a growing number of local women are reportedly marrying young European men.

"This kind of marriage, between Moroccan women and European men, is forbidden by the Koran (the Muslim holy book) and the Sunna (the way or deeds of the Prophet Mohammed)," Sheikh Mohammed al-Tawil said in a TV interview. Read more ...

Source: AKI

Tajikistan's Jews despair as only synagogue razed

Imomali Rakhmon
Tajikistan has knocked down its only synagogue to make way for a new presidential palace, casting the Jewish community into despair, community members said on Wednesday.

The 19th century building is due to be replaced by a park adjoining the new palace for President Imomali Rakhmon, who has ruled the impoverished, mainly Muslim nation since 1992.

Community leaders said the weekend demolition of their synagogue - a wooden, one-story house adorned with stars of David - put their 350-strong community under threat.

"It's painful to lose something very dear, something that cannot be valued in money terms," Rabbi Mikhail Abdurakhmanov said after the building was bulldozed. Read more ...

Source: Reuters
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Supporters urge passage of the national version of New York State's "Rachel's Law" -- The Free Speech Protection Act

Please - SUPPORT passage of the NATIONAL version of New York State's "Rachel's Law"---THE FREE SPEECH PROTECTION ACT (S-2977 & H.R. 5814)----

The "Free Speech Protection Act" was introduced by Reps. Peter King (R-NY) and Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and Arlen Specter (R-PA).

Like NYS's "Rachel's Law" this federal bill would protect American journalists from libel suits brought in foreign jurisdictions lacking the same free speech protections found in the U.S. Constitution.

The bill has been assigned to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

If free speech is important to you, PLEASE contact the House and Senate Judiciary Committees' Members and staff (contacts below) and urge them to approve the bill and vote for its passage as soon as possible. Read more ...

Source: Jihad Watch
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