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  • Kadyrov Calls Putin A 'Superhero' Who Should Rule Russia For Life

    02/18/2018 8:43:43 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | February 16, 2018 | Staff - RFE/RL
    The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, says he hopes President Vladimir Putin will remain in power for life. The remark, not unusual for a regional leader who has frequently praised the president and called himself Putin's "foot soldier," comes weeks ahead of a March 18 presidential election that seems certain to hand Putin a new six-year term. "I wish our president and supreme commander in chief a long life and hope that he will run our country for life," Kadyrov said in a post on Telegram on February 15.
  • Plano council member says he won't resign over anti-Islam post (TR)

    02/18/2018 2:16:33 PM PST · by DFG · 18 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02/18/2018 | Valerie Wigglesworth
    The City Council chamber was packed Sunday, the thoughts of the community on display on the many signs dotting the crowd: "Stay Tom," "No to hate - Tom must resign," "Support Tom - no political agendas," "No to bigotry." Hundreds gathered for the special session the council called to address an anti-Islam social media post member council member Tom Harrison shared Tuesday night. The post, which included a photo of a student wearing a hijab, said: "Share if you think Trump should ban Islam in American schools." Harrison removed the post the following day and apologized online.
  • Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

    02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/18
    Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach...
  • Muslim cleric says Allah has gathered the Jews in Israel to make it easier to “annihilate” them

    02/18/2018 11:32:16 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 56 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/18/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Imagine the international uproar of a cleric of any other faith spoke from the pulpit about annihilating Muslims or any other group. But this will get no notice in the establishment media, unless it becomes necessary to explain Ahmad al-Rawashdeh’s words away and compel the Infidels to go back to sleep. This recalls the notorious genocidal hadith: “Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a...
  • Macy's decision to sell hijabs sparks debate among Muslim wome

    02/18/2018 11:05:56 AM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    cnn ^ | Feb 17, 2018 | Katy Scott CNN
    (CNN)American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs. The Verona Collection was founded by fashion photographer Lisa Vogl, after she converted to Islam in 2011, and struggled to find modest, fashionable clothing. The brand stands for "women's empowerment and taking pride in one's Muslim identity," according to its website. Macy's decision to stock Vogl's line came after US retailer Nike released a "Pro Hijab" for Muslim athletes, and fashion brand American Eagle's limited-edition denim hijab, which sold out.
  • Sentence Handed Down to Man Who Pleaded Guilty to Mall of America Stabbings

    02/16/2018 4:41:15 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/16/18 | KSTP Staff
    The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing two men at the Mall of America last November was sentenced Friday. Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham, 20, will have to serve 10 of his 15-year sentence in prison. With good behavior, the last five years of the sentence could be served as probation. Authorities said Abdiraham stabbed two brothers - 19-year-old Alexander Sanchez and 25-year-old John Sanchez - in a dressing room at the mall's Macy' store. In the statement read by his attorney following his guilty plea last month, Abdiraham said he went to the Mall of America to answer the "call for...
  • Malaysia sorry for Chinese New Year rooster ad cock-up

    02/16/2018 3:49:56 PM PST · by csvset · 6 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | FEB 16, 2018, | AFP
    <p>KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia has apologised after a government ad in Chinese-language newspapers featuring a picture of a barking rooster to mark the Year of the Dog sparked a flood of mockery.</p> <p>The full-page advert by the domestic trade, cooperatives and consumerism ministry showed a rooster emitting the word "wang", used to represent a dog's bark in Mandarin.</p>
  • Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

    02/16/2018 1:10:45 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hollie McKay
    From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and imprisonment in a Turkish prison, to carving out a life in Sweden, Annahita Parsan’s story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie. Parsan, a convert from Islam to Christianity and mother of two, has emerged as one of the most prominent religious figures in Europe, both because of her unlikely geographic and spiritual pilgrimage and her decision to reach out to Muslims with the gospel -- at great personal risk. The former refugee is now the leader of two congregations in Sweden. She not only...
  • German Activist Has Her Eyes Opened About Muslim Refugees

    02/16/2018 4:00:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | February 16, 2018 | Mark Tapson
    “Those people who ate with me, drank, danced, laughed – they talk about me as ‘stupid German whore’.” The must-read Vlad Tepes blog posted a lengthy but fascinating interview recently with a German artist, activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, and UN advisor Rebecca Sommer, posted by the Polish website EuroIslam. As Vlad Tepes notes, "Rebecca used to support Muslim 'refugees' in Germany, and describes how her experience made her gradually change her mind over core issues." That's putting it mildly. Sommer's experiences were eye-opening enough that she is now unafraid to declare truths about Islamic mass migration that...
  • Islamic Anti-Semitism in France: Toward Ethnic Cleansing

    02/16/2018 3:38:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 16/2/18 | Guy Milliere
    Friday, January 12, 2018. Sarcelles. A city in the northern suburbs of Paris. A 15-year-old girl returns from high school. She wears a necklace with a star of David and a Jewish school uniform. A man attacks her with a knife, slashes her face, and runs away. She will be disfigured the rest of her life. ..... Graffiti on Jewish-owned homes warn the owners to "flee immediately" if they want to live. Anonymous letters with live bullets are dropped into mailboxes of Jews, and state that the next bullet will be fired into the recipient's head. The word "Jew" is...
  • Myanmar government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

    02/15/2018 8:39:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2018 9:22 PM EST | Todd Pitman
    When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as “very excessive.” The journalists, from the now-defunct Unity publication, had been convicted for violating the nation’s Official Secrets Act — the same colonial-era law now being leveled against a pair of Reuters reporters who are facing a staggering 14 years behind bars each. […] Three and a half years on, the thinking of Suu Kyi, who now heads...
  • Swedish Bishop Claims He Is ‘Looking Forward’ to Hearing Muslim Call to Prayer in Sweden

    02/15/2018 12:11:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Church of Sweden Bishop Fredrik Modeus has announced his support for Muslims in the city of Växjö being able to publicly broadcast a call to prayer saying he looked forward to hearing it along with church bells. Bishop Modeus took to Twitter to say he approved of the application by Muslims in the city publicly broadcast their call to prayer on Fridays writing: “I welcome the application and look forward to hearing both church bells and prayer announcements in our city.” The tweet also included a link to the Bishop’s Facebook page, though any content has since been removed or...
  • The Fruitfulness of Israel...Balaam pt 8

    Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river’s side,as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted,and as cedar trees beside the waters. He shall pour the water out of his buckets,and his seed shall be in many waters,and his king...
  • How Islam is Changing Russia

    02/14/2018 10:32:31 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 18 replies
    The Jamestown Foundation ^ | 2016 | Marlene Laruelle
    Russia is becoming increasingly a Muslim country. Russia counts about 15 million people (in a total population of over 146 million, including two million in annexed Crimea) of Muslim background, or about 11 percent of its population. All are not fervent believers, and even fewer practice Islam routinely. Moscow has the largest Muslim community in Europe: about one million Muslim residents and up to 1.5 million Muslim migrant workers. Given demographic changes, Muslims will represent between one third (the most conservative estimate) and one half (the most generous estimate) of the Russian population by around 2050. Russia’s Muslims mostly belong...
  • Somali Migrant Plotted to Kill Queen and Jewish Londoners, Court Hears

    02/14/2018 5:56:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2018 | Liam Deacon
    A Somali migrant and Dutch national living in the UK discussed killing Her Majesty The Queen with a fellow Islamic State jihadist supporter, a court has heard. Aweys Shikhey also allegedly fanaticised about shooting Jewish people near his home in London and attacking Tottenham Hotspur football club with Kenya-based Somalian Abdirahman Idrissa Hassan in conversations dating back to May 31st, 2016.
  • The Disruptive Regional Role of Iran’s Ideology

    02/12/2018 2:06:35 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Asharq al Awsat ^ | Feb. 12, 20018
    On December 8, 2017, the leader of Iraq’s Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Qais al-Khazali paid a visit to the Lebanese-Israeli border to inspect Lebanese “Hezbollah” resistance positions and to issue a threat to the southern neighbor. In a leaked video, he was shown as saying: “We are here with ‘Hezbollah’ and we announce our complete readiness to stand side by side with the Lebanese people and Palestinian cause against the Israeli occupation.” Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq, or Khazali Network, is affiliated with Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). -excerpt- His statement however demonstrated the common interests of pro-Iran regional militias to allow Tehran...
  • ‘We Are Not Visitors’: Muslims In Sweden Demand Mosque Call To Prayer

    02/13/2018 10:00:18 PM PST · by blam · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-13-2018 | Virginia Hale
    Muslims in Sweden have applied for permission to broadcast the call to prayer, claiming the move would boost community self-esteem and assist with integration. The Växjö Muslim Foundation submitted an application to the police requesting permission to send out a three-minute Islamic call to prayer each Friday from a loudspeaker attached to the front of a mosque in the city’s Araby district. “We are just wanting Sweden to allow Muslims in Växjö to feel even more at home. The Islamic community should be proud of their culture, and not feel like they have to hide,” said Imam Ismail Abu Helal....
  • New York City jihad bomber gets multiple life sentences for blast that injured 30

    02/13/2018 2:26:18 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 4 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/13/2018 | Robert Spencer
    “Even today, he appears to remain steadfast in that commitment and has shown no remorse. The defendant’s communications while incarcerated further demonstrate that, far from appreciating the depravity of his actions, he is proud of what he did, scornful of the American justice system, and as dedicated as ever to his terrorist ideology.” And while he is in prison, even if it is for the rest of his life, what will be done to disabuse him of that terrorist ideology? Nothing. In fact, U.S. prison officials will do everything they can to reinforce it. The U.S. prison system, like the...
  • Macron Vows to Reform Islam in France

    02/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 13/2/18 | Soeren Kern
    French President Emmanuel Macron, in a declared effort to "fight fundamentalism" and "preserve national cohesion," has promised to "lay the groundwork for the entire reorganization of Islam in France." According to Macron, the plan, similar in ambition to Austria's Islam Law, is aimed at seeking to "better integrate" Islam in France in order to "place it in a more peaceful relationship with the state." A key priority is to reduce outside interference by restricting foreign funding for mosques, imams and Muslim organizations in France. The plan's overall objective is to ensure that French law takes precedence over Islamic law for...
  • Ahmad Khan Rahimi sentenced to life in prison for NY bombing

    02/13/2018 12:43:04 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | February 13, 2018
    The man who set off pressure cooker bombs in New York and New Jersey in 2016 has been sentenced to life. Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when he set off a bomb in Manhattan. The Afghan-born US citizen, who was captured after a shootout with police, told the court that he does not "harbour hate for anyone". According to federal prosecutors, the 30-year-old has not shown remorse and has attempted to radicalise others in prison to support Islamic State. They said that Rahimi had tried to influence his fellow inmates with terrorist propaganda, including speeches from deceased al-Qaeda leaders...