Muslim Brotherhood Aligned Leaders Hosted at State Department
by Adam Credo - Free Beacon
The State Department hosted a delegation of Muslim Brotherhood-aligned leaders this week for a meeting about their ongoing efforts to oppose the current government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, who rose to power following the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the Brotherhood, in 2013. More..
Nun: Slain Christians Blood Drained and Sold
by Jerome Corsi - WND
Atrocities by Syrian jihadist rebels have reached sensational new levels, according to a revered nun working with persecuted Christians and an explosive new video report. Sister Hatune Dogan told WND in a Skype interview that members of the Syrian opposition are draining the blood of Christians they behead and selling vials to Islamic radicals for $100,000 a piece. More...
Turkey: Gulen Powerplay as Police Chiefs Sacked and Business Leaders Arrested
by Gianluca Mezzofiore - IBT
Feud between cleric in exile and Erdogan cited as main reason behind high-profile arrests and police sacking. Turkish police chiefs who ordered the arrests on corruption charges of 47 high-profile politicians and businessmen, including the sons of three Cabinet ministers, have been sacked. Five police commissioners were dismissed from office. They included the heads of the financial crime and organised crime units. Political commentators pointed to the long hand of Fethullah Gulen behind the corruption charge.
The Washington Post has produced six massively detailed maps showing the religious make-up of America. The main map is above – if you want to enlarge it you'll have to click through to the Post's report here. The author/analyst, Niraj Chokshi, has uncovered some fascinating material – most of it lurking in the 2010 US Religion Census (data submitted by congregations, not the official US Census) but so much more surprising set out in map form. And here's an example...
Yet another phenomenon with a long paper trail in Islamic history has just taken place, even as the Western “mainstream”undefined little acquainted with true history or reality undefined 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. 2]. From there, they forcibly took 12 women religious,” Mgr Zenari said …. Neither the nuncio nor the Greek Orthodox Church know [the] reason behind the kidnapping.
by Raymond Ibrahim - Gatestone Institute
The same month that Obama tried to wage war on behalf of the jihadi rebels in Syria (citing "human rights" concerns), some of the war's worst atrocities were committed against that nation's Christian minority, most notably in Ma'loula, an ancient Christian region where the inhabitants spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. There, al-Qaeda-linked jihadis fired mortars and missiles into at least two ancient churches before looting them; some 80 Christians trying to defend their homes were killed. Others who could not flee were forced, on pain of death, to convert to Islam.
Senior Homeland Security Adviser Formerly CAIR Official by Ryan Mauro - Clarion Project
Senior Department of Homeland Security advisor Mohamed Elibiary used to be an official of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entity and unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism-financing trial in the country’s history. Elibiary is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council and was promoted in September. He also served on the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the Faith-based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Elibiary is also a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for Senator John McCain in 2008.
FBI Stats Again Belie Islamaphobia Myth by Jonathan S. Tobin
When it comes to the question of America’s alleged Islamophobia, there is a consensus in the American media: American Muslims have been under siege since the 9/11 attacks. Every attempt on the part of law-enforcement agencies to probe the growth of homegrown terrorism and the possible incitement to hate and violence being conducted at some mosques, as well as by community groups influenced or controlled by Islamists, is branded as more proof of the allege persecution of Muslims and Arabs. The fact that no proof of discrimination or systematic violence other than anecdotal claims is ever brought forward is disregarded so as not to impinge on the need for Americans to feel guilty about the treatment of Muslims.
by Eric Owens - The DC Caller
On Florida’s Atlantic Coast, some 200 or more local parents and activists have announced plans to show up at Tuesday’s Volusia County school board meeting to protest the public school use of a world history textbook that devotes a whole chapter to Islam but exactly zero chapters to any other religions.
by Bradford J. Kelley - Louisiana Law Review
Against the backdrop of the ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a heightened interest in the role of Islam in American society and the subsequent clash of civilizations remains. Specifically, public concern continues to grow across the country about the use of Sharia Law, or Islamic Law, within American courts. As a result, well over a dozen state legislatures have introduced or passed legislation that prohibits or limits the use of Sharia Law or foreign law in state courts. These bills have taken two distinct forms: Sharia-specific and facially-neutral bills.
The upheavals of 2011-2012 across the Middle East and North Africa swept aside secular rulers and the established political order with startling speed, and continue to focus world attention on the revolutionary forces driving these far-reaching events.
Teenager Exposes India's 'one month wives' Sex Tourism by Dean Nelson - The Telegraph
A 17-year-old girl has exposed the scale of Islamic sex tourism in India where Muslim men from the Middle East and Africa are buying 'one month wives' for sex. Campaigners for Muslim women's rights said while short term 'contract marriages' are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam, they are increasing in Hyderabad.
Sharia Law: Oklahoma Says No. Again.
by Politechs -
Oklahoma House Bill 1060 is on the way to Governor Fallin's desk to await her signature. This measure would prohibit the application of foreign laws when doing so would violate the state or U.S. constitutions. Business entities were given an exemption and may subject themselves to foreign law if they so choose.
Shadowing Europe with the ‘Islamophobia’ Canard by Andrew E. Harrod - Family Security Matters
On March 21, 2013, the United Nation's observed its annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, commemorating the anniversary of the 1960 apartheid massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa.
Conservative Groups Calling for Investigation into Benghazi Attacks
by AWR Hawkins - Breitbart.com
In a letter addressed to "Members of the U.S. House of Representatives," 24 different conservative groups are asking Representatives to support H. Res. 36, which would create a select committee to investigate the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks.
Presbyterian Church Uses Islamists for Interfaith Study by Ryan Mauro - Front Page Mag
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is updating its 2010 study, “Toward an Understanding of Christian-Muslim Relations,” which was prompted by “alarming anti-Muslim statements and actions.” The 2-million member church partnered with Islamist groups for the project and its website promotes U.S. Muslim Brotherhood entities as interfaith partners.
Talking About Terrorism
by Daniel Greenfield - Sultan Knish
The first rule of Jihad Club is that there's no talking about it. For the second rule, see the first rule. The culture of silence and terrorism denial is sometimes well meaning. Since the Bush days, experts on Islam have warned that the best way to defeat Islamic terrorists is to undermine their claim to fighting on behalf of Islam by refusing to call them Islamic.
Persecuted on All Sides: Christians in the Modern World by Andrew Harrod - Front Page Mag -
“I thank God for the book you are now holding,” scholar Eric Metaxas writes in the foreward of Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians by Hudson Institute religious freedom scholars Lela Gilbert, Paul Marshall, and Nina Shea. As Metaxas elaborates, Persecuted “focuses on a scandalously under reported fact, that Christians are the single most widely persecuted religious group in the world today,” a “terrible trend on the upswing.” The authors chronicle in detailed fashion all manner of religious repression against Christians, such as laws inhibiting conversion to Christianity, state destruction of unapproved churches, torture of Christian dissidents, and often socially sanctioned vigilante violence.
Saudi Arabia Needs More Executioners
by English - Pravda.ru
In Saudi Arabia - the country that lives under Sharia law - the death penalty is carried out by beheading or crucifixion. Saudi authorities have faced the shortage of executioners and consider an opportunity to replace traditional methods of execution with execution by shooting. This does not improve anything for those residing in the poor south of the country. They can not pay the ransom that replaces death penalty. Those people have to deal with much tougher punishments than the Muslims of Mecca and Medina.
Turkish Agent Buys $19M Gulen School Foreclosure for Mere $3.2M by creeping sharia
In 2012, the Atlanta-area Fulton Science Academy (FSA) borrowed $19 million to buy land to expand their campus. FSA quickly defaulted, and Wells Fargo sued them. On Feb. 5, the land was sold at a foreclosure auction for $3.2 million according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
700 Retired Military Special OPS Tell Congress To Form Select Committee On Benghazi
by Kerry Picket - Breitbart
Seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from the organization "Special Operations Speaks" sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which will create a House Select Committee to investigate last September’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Cleric in Egypt vows: ‘Islamic flag will be raised above the White House’ by Cheryl K. Chumley - Washington Times
A video of a Friday sermon before hundreds in Egypt capture this promise from a leading cleric: It’s only a matter of time before the flag of Islam flies above the White House. The video, reported by The Arab World, quoted the cleric as saying this: “I swear to Allah almighty Sharia will be implemented, I tell you, not only in Egypt. Sharia will be implemented in and govern the entire world.”
Defending Lars Hedegaard: "A Stew of Anti-Muslim Bile and Conspiracy-Laden Forecasts" by Daniel Pipes -
Front Page Magazine
At 11:20 a.m. on Feb. 5, Lars Hedegaard answered his door bell to an apparent mailman. Instead of receiving a package, however, the 70-year-old Danish historian and journalist found himself face to face with a would-be assassin about one third his age. The assailant shot him once, narrowly missing his head. The gun locked, Hedegaard wrestled with him, and the young man fled.
Egyptian Mosque Turned Into House Of Torture For Christians After Muslim Brotherhood Protest
Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the latest case of violent persecution that experts fear will only get worse. Such stories have become increasingly common as tensions between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts mount, but in the latest case, mosque officials corroborated much of the account and even filed a police report. Demonstrators, some of whom were Muslim, say they were taken from the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in suburban Cairo to a nearby mosque on Friday and tortured for hours by hard-line militia members.
Ten Key Points on Islamic Blasphemy Law and Non-Muslims by Andrew Bostom
There is an intensifying global campaign to impose Islamic blasphemy law on non-Muslims, including those living outside Islamdom, in non-Muslim societies. What follows are ten key points on the doctrinal origins and practical implications of this global campaign.
Female Genital Mutilation on Rise in U.S.
by Clare M. Lopez
As the population of immigrants to the United States increases from countries where Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is practiced, so does the practice of cutting. This is the finding of a new study published by the New York-based non-profit organization, Sanctuary for Families, which specializes in gender-based violence. The study, "Female Genital Mutilation in the United States: Protecting Girls and Women in the U.S. From FGM and Vacation Cutting," relied on statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and data from the 2000 U.S. census.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Ramps Up 'Islamophobia' Campaign by Deborah Weiss - Front Page Mag
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has long been on the forefront of the Islamist mission to establish the equivalent of Islamic blasphemy laws in the West. Now, during its 12th Islamic Summit held in Cairo February 7-8, 2013, the OIC set forth new and creative ways to silence, and ultimately criminalize criticism of Islam.