Category Archives: Islam
MEMRI provides a recording of the Secretary-General of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, Hamza Mansour, calling for the death of Jews. “The Role of the Jordanians Is One of Blood and Martyrdom… The Time for Us to Play Our Role Is Drawing Near” Watch the video here
Human Rights Campaigner I. A. Rehman Examines Pakistan’s Controversial Blasphemy Law and Its Misuse Against Christians, Other Minorities
On July 19, 2010, two Christians, pastor Rashid Emmanuel and his brother Sajjad, were shot dead on the premises of a court in Pakistan’s Faisalabad city. The two had been accused of distributing blasphemous materials; a case had been filed against them under Section 295-C of the Pakistani Penal Code (PPP) for distributing handwritten pamphlets that contained blasphemous materials.
According to the report, the pamphlets carried two cellphone numbers which led to the brothers’ arrest, following a complaint lodged by one Khurram, who is believed to be member of the little known Tehreek-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool (Movement for the Prophet’s Dignity).
In another case, a 60-year-old woman, Zaibun Nisa or Zainab Bibi, spent 14 years in a Pakistani prison for an alleged act of blasphemy against the Holy Koran, though no court trial took place and no police case was filed against her. The Lahore High Court, which ordered her release after no evidence was found against her, expressed dismay over her long detention “without any trial.” The woman was also found to be mentally unstable.
The cases cited above have caused fresh concerns over Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. One of them, Section 295-C, carries the death penalty.
In most blasphemy cases, Pakistan’s trial courts in Pakistan cannot deliver impartial judgments because of threats from armed religious groups, and sometimes even from vigilante policemen, who take it upon themselves to implement their own form of instant justice against the accused. The blasphemy laws have also attracted international attention, especially for their misuse against minority communities in Pakistan such as Christians, Hindus and Ahmadi Muslims.
Several human rights campaigners and members of minority communities have demanded changes in these laws. However, no Pakistani minister wants to risk his life by introducing such legislation.
While a high-profile battle rages over a mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, heated confrontations have also broken out in communities across the country where mosques are proposed for far less hallowed locations.
In Murfreesboro, Tenn., arguments broke out over a planned Muslim center.
In Murfreesboro, Tenn., Republican candidates have denounced plans for a large Muslim center proposed near a subdivision, and hundreds of protesters have turned out for a march and a county meeting.
In late June, in Temecula, Calif., members of a local Tea Party group took dogs and picket signs to Friday prayers at a mosque that is seeking to build a new worship center on a vacant lot nearby.
In Sheboygan, Wis., a few Christian ministers led a noisy fight against a Muslim group that sought permission to open a mosque in a former health food store bought by a Muslim doctor.
At one time, neighbors who did not want mosques in their backyards said their concerns were over traffic, parking and noise — the same reasons they might object to a church or a synagogue. But now the gloves are off.
In all of the recent conflicts, opponents have said their problem is Islam itself. They quote passages from the Koran and argue that even the most Americanized Muslim secretly wants to replace the Constitution with Islamic Shariah law.
Read the rest of the article at the blog of Tucson Chapter Leader.
A recent article by Adam Savit reports on CAIR’s slanderous remarks about ACT! for America. The organization calls ACT! an “anti-Islam hate group” and its founder, BrigitteGabriel, “an extremist anti-Islam speaker.” CAIR’s National Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, stated,
“Now is the time for Tea Party leaders to clearly demonstrate that their movement will not allow itself to be associated with bigotry of any kind, including Islamophobia.” Hooper appears to want to censor any critics of Islamic Shariah law, such as ACT! Director Gabriel.
The article continues:
Even stronger attempts to silence Shariah critics came from CAIR-Los Angeles Executive Director Hussam Ayloush just last week, in the context of a dispute over how California school textbooks should portray Islam. He said,“Involving ACT! for America in educational material on Islam is akin to allowing the KKK to educate American students on the history of African Americans or Judaism.” Ayloush went on to tell the Orange County Weekly, “ACT! for America represents a small, but vocal, minority of extremists promoting anti-Muslim bigotry and religious disharmony around the country.”
Egyptian Journalist: In Actual Terms, Gaza Is Not Under Siege
Resort in Gaza. Paldf.net, July 21, 2010
In an article in the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram on the economic situation in the Gaza Strip, journalist Ashraf Abu Al-Houl wrote about the burgeoning recreation industry and of the low merchandise prices.
Also as part of the interest in the economic situation in Gaza, the PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida published articles describing the expensive resorts that have been established for Gaza’s newly rich, and a Palestinian website reported on the new mall recently opened in the city.
The following are excerpts from the articles:
To view the MEMRI Guide to the Middle East’s page about the Flotilla, visit http://www.memri.org/flotilla/.
Stores Overflow with Goods
Journalist Ashraf Abu Al-Houl wrote in Al-Ahram: “I was last in Gaza in mid-February. Returning three weeks ago, I found it almost unrecognizable… and the greatest surprise was the nature of that change. I would have expected a change for the worse, considering the blockade – but the opposite was th
The Brits have welcomed Muslim immigrants for decades and even provided generous welfare checks to many. You’d think respect and appreciation the would be reciprocated. You’d think wrong.
The Guardian reports on a recent poll taken in the UK, which found three-quarters of non-Muslims there don’t believe that the influx of Muslims have been good for England. Muslims have used the free speech and tolerant culture of England to complain, criticize, demand appeasement, and some have publicly called for the overthrow of the government.
Confirming the public sentiment is a 535-page report by London’s Centre for Social Cohesion, Islamist Terrorism: The British Connections. The report consists of detailed information called, “Islamism related offences”, which means incidents in which the evidence suggests that the primary motivator is Islamic beliefs.
It seems that the Brits have just about had their fill of abuse from their Muslim guests. Unfortunately for our English cousins, they have opened wide the door to a human plague, diseased with an ideology called Islam.