Six powers have signed the treaty with Iran in Geneva; with Obama at the head, the golden dream of Western liberals has come true. Iran has gained time, an access to part of its frozen assets and a stable channel of influence on the West. Western diplomats and politicians got the chance of telling the people- again- the famous phrase, “I’ve brought [...]READ MORE »
The Taliban has issued a fresh appeal to Muslims in the West to launch attacks at home or fight in foreign battlefields, urging recruits to leave behind children or elderly parents.
The message appeared in the fourth edition of Azan, an English-language magazine published by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Written by a man claiming to be a Western-born Jihadi operating in Afghanistan or Pakistan, the call to arms appeared along with homage to the Honda 125 in its Steeds of War [...]READ MORE »
At just 19 years old, Sydney laborer Abu Bakr is the face of jihadism in Australia, Australian Security Intelligence Organization, (ASIO) says.
The outspoken teenager ”holds an extreme ideology and is planning to travel in order to engage in militant extremism”, the national spy agency has concluded.
On Sunday, Fairfax Media revealed Abu Bakr was one of at least 20 men whose passports have been cancelled by ASIO on the grounds they were prepared to engage in politically motivated violence or had [...]READ MORE »
A Beaverton grocery store owner (pictured), his daughter and three employees have been arrested on accusations they perpetrated an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme.
According to Beaverton police, 42-year-old Mahmoud Tajgerdu would allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to exchange their benefits for cash at his store, Beaverton Halal Meat and Mediterranean Groceries, located on Southwest Canyon Road.
Under the exchange, Tajgerdu would, for example, charge $125 to a food stamp user’s SNAP card in exchange for $100 in cash. Tajgerdu [...]READ MORE »
The Secretary of the Hamas government in Gaza, Abd el-Salam Siam, said Sunday in a press release marking 26 years since the outbreak of the First Intifada that the Gaza government supports all forms of the struggle against “Israeli occupation,” including popular struggle, struggle through peaceful methods and armed struggle.
Siam said that the Palestinian people can develop new tactics in the struggle, and called on the Palestinian people to learn from the experience of the ‘rock intifada’ and unite its ranks. [...]READ MORE »
A total of 51 people were killed and 191 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Sunday, mostly in the capital Baghdad, police said.
Five people were killed and 18 others injured when a car bomb exploded Sunday evening in the Aalam neighborhood of southwestern Baghdad, a police source said.
Three people were killed and 16 others wounded when a car bomb went off in a popular market in the Jamela area in eastern Baghdad, the source said, adding that one [...]READ MORE »
The horrific acts being carried out in the Syrian civil war know no bounds. The war has seen more than 120,000 people killed in just under three years, with many mass executions documented, as well as on thousands of women and girls, and torture of prisoners, sometimes ending in their death.
A new book currently on sale documents close to 3,000 victims of execution, who were killed by forces loyal to Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad, according to its authors. Videos show [...]READ MORE »
London Bridge Holdings has sold More London, a premier real estate asset in London, to Kuwaiti firm St Martins Property Group for approximately 1.7 billion British pounds, according to people familiar with the deal.
London Bridge Holdings had originally planned to refinance More London by next summer but decided to sell the asset due to the attractive offer made by St Martins, which already owns property in London.
“This transaction underscores the success of London Bridge Holdings in transforming a blighted, brown [...]READ MORE »
As part of the ongoing effort to promote and understand diversity at Notre Dame, the Muslim Student Association has successfully incorporated an interfaith dialogue between Muslim students and the University to spread awareness of Islamic culture and religion.
The MSA boasts approximately 30 members of both graduate and undergraduate. Club vice president Itrat Bin Shams, an electrical engineering graduate student at Notre Dame, said the MSA uses annual events to promote Islamic culture around campus.
Bin Shams said the EID festival (Eid al-Fitr), which means the Feast of Breaking Fast, takes place every [...]READ MORE »
Seven fisherman are ambushed and slain by Boko Haram.
Jihadis kill five spectators by detonating a bomb at a soccer field.
A child is blown to bits by a Holy Warrior with a suicide belt.
Terrorists reportedly fire a rocket at a mosque, killing four worshippers.
Two more security personnel are murdered by suspected Ansar al-Sharia.
Islamists kidnap seven laborers and maintenance staff from a soccer stadium and cut their throats.
Fundamentalists storm a brothel and murder six women and one man.
Eighteen civilians are rounded [...]
In your recent exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Paragraphs 247-248) you draw the world’s attention to the indebtedness of Christianity to the Jews and their faith. The exhortation also contains a sharp condemnation of the terrible persecutions which the Jews have endured from Christians in the past.
Your words are words which might inspire many.
Unfortunately, they are in sharp contrast to the expressions of hatred which were voiced last October by the spiritual leader of Sunni Islam, Ahmad Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of the [...]READ MORE »
A Saudi woman paid a heavy price when she was lashed 80 times inside a university for assaulting an employee after discovering she became the second wife of her husband. But her rash act did pay off eventually as the husband divorced that woman.
The unnamed woman, in her 40s, had stormed the university in the northern Saudi town of Rafha and attacked the woman at the arts and science faculty after learning she had become the second wife of her [...]READ MORE »
A Sydney lawyer says she is prepared to fight in the High Court over a decision by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to cancel the passports of 20 Muslim men.
A Sydney lawyer says she is prepared to fight in the High Court over a decision by ASIO to cancel the passports of 20 Muslim men.
It was reported this morning, that ASIO had cancelled the passports over fears the men, who are from Sydney, would travel overseas to engage in [...]READ MORE »
Sheikh Kamal Khatib (pictured), who holds the position of the “deputy head of the Islamic Movement inside Palestine (Israel),” warned of a possible internal conflict with “the Israeli occupation” and threatened a “huge eruption” if Israel intervened on the Temple Mount (“Al Aqsa”) and continued, according to him, to bother the Muslims praying there.
In an interview with the Al-Quds news agency quoted on the al-Aqsa website, Khatib lashed out at Israeli police forces, who intervened Friday after Muslims rioted at the Mount and began throwing rocks. The [...]READ MORE »
Gender mixing is a “heinous crime” which endangers women and society, warned Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti on Friday, according to local media reports.
In a sermon during Friday prayers, Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh said women who call for gender mixing “want to corrupt their morals,” according to the Saudi newspaper al-Eqtisadiah.
He considered the act a criminal Western project that brings horrors, calamities and peril to the Muslim Ummah (Islamic nation), the newspaper added.
While Islamic Sharia law warns men against [...]READ MORE »
Recent statements from various leaders within the Syrian rebel movement show that the rift between secularists and Islamists remains a key issue.
A video released by a leading Islamist faction shows Islamist military leader Abu Bilal al-Homsi exhorting his followers to reject the largely secular Free Syrian Army, led by Salim Idris.
According to Al-Homsi, Idris has said that the Free Syrian Army under his command is fighting for “democracy, secularism, communism, and the rights of minority groups”, including Syrian Druze.
Rebels must fight not for democracy or rights, but for [...]READ MORE »
The Royal Marine who killed an injured Taliban insurgent is being placed under special protection measures in prison amid fears he will face revenge attacks from Muslim inmates.
Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who was known as Marine A until an anonymity order was lifted last week, will be segregated from the rest of the prison population under measures normally used to protect pedophiles or corrupt ex-police officers, it is understood.
He is likely to remain on the special measures indefinitely.
The Royal Marine was [...]READ MORE »
Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western “mainstream”—little acquainted with true history or reality—dismisses it as an aberration. Asia News has the details:
Islamist rebels have kidnapped a group of nuns from the Greek Orthodox monastery of St Thecla (Mar Taqla) in Maaloula [an ancient Christian community where Christians were earlier forced to convert to Islam or die]… “Armed men burst in the monastery of St Thecla in Maaloula this afternoon [Dec. [...]READ MORE »
Statistics are showing a clear tendency: there are currently some 5,500 Salafists in Germany, and their numbers are growing. In the western state North Rhine-Westphalia, their numbers have doubled in the course of a year to a 1,500, according to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. The agency doesn’t consider Salafism a militant ideology per se, but said it was a breeding ground for radicalization.
Salafists believe in the traditional version of Islam. Some Salafists want to change [...]READ MORE »
The cousin of honor killing victim Banaz Mahmod who helped to dispose of her body is “still proud of what he did”, a judge said on Friday as he sentenced him to eight years in prison.
Dana Amin, 29, helped Banaz’s father and two other men now convicted of murdering the 20-year-old bury her corpse in a Birmingham garden.
The Muslim’s body was shoved into a suitcase before being driven to the Midlands and dumped in a make-shift grave in January 2006, where it [...]READ MORE »
Thousands of Christians have fled to a Central African Republic airport guarded by French soldiers, seeking refuge from mostly Muslim ex-rebels who rule the country.
People sang with joy and banged on plastic buckets and waved rags into the air as several French helicopters landed at the airport in Bangui, a day after bloody clashes in the capital left at least 280 dead.
Outside the barbed wire fences of the airport, bodies lay decomposing along the roads in a capital too dangerous [...]READ MORE »
A judge upheld the federal government’s branding of an Egyptian man as a threat to Canada after finding the evidence —including being “trusted” by Osama bin Laden — supported Ottawa’s assertion he was involved with terrorist groups.
Federal Court Judge Edmond Blanchard determined the evidence constituted “reasonable grounds to believe” Mohamed Mahjoub was a member of two groups engaged in terrorism.
Mahjoub “had contacts in Canada and abroad with Al Jihad and Vanguards of Conquest terrorists,” according to a summary of Blanchard’s [...]READ MORE »
A Muslim cleric whose extraordinary rendition by the CIA from Milan almost 11 years ago led to the world’s first judicial examination of the controversial practice in the so-called war on terror got a jail term of six years for international terrorism Friday.
A Milan judge ruled the former imam in the northern Italian city, Hassan Mustafa Omar Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was part of an association “which aimed to carry out acts of violence with terrorist ends in [...]READ MORE »
Three members of a self-styled “Sharia Patrol” in London who threatened strangers for holding hands, drinking alcohol and other behavior they deemed “un-Islamic” have been sentenced to jail.
Nineteen-year-old Jordan Horner, 26-year-old Ricardo McFarlane and a third man who can’t be named for legal reasons pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including actual bodily harm and affray.
They were sentenced Friday at London’s Central Criminal Court to jail terms of between 24 weeks and 17 months.
London’s Chief Crown Prosecutor, Baljit Ubhey, [...]READ MORE »
Press Release: Morgan & Morgan is announcing it has filed a civil lawsuit* against the United States government on behalf of a Muslim American citizen who, according to court documents, alleges he was falsely arrested and then imprisoned for 319 days in solitary confinement after being charged with aiding the Pakistani Taliban.
“We believe we will prove the government acted unreasonably in this case,” said John Dill, an attorney in Morgan & Morgan’s Orlando office. “And under the law, even the government [...]READ MORE »