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Holiness of Jerusalem to Islam has always been politically motivated
When the Prophet Mohammad established Islam, he introduced a minimum of innovations. He employed the hallowed personages, historic legends and sacred sites of Judaism and Christianity, and even paganism, by Islamizing them.
Thus, according to Islam, Abraham was the first Muslim and Jesus and St. John (the sons of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aron) were prophets and guardians of the second heaven. Many Biblical legends ("asatir al-awwalin",) which were familiar to the pagan Arabs before the dawn of Islam, underwent an Islamic conversion, and the Koran as well as the Hadith (the Islamic oral tradition), are replete with them.
Report "A Global Force for Human Rights" (PDF, 833 KB)
The EU is losing its ability to push through human rights projects at the UN, with Islamic, African and Latin American states increasingly alienated from Europe while Russia and China play a more assertive role, a new study says.
A leading biologist who claimed that creationism should be included in school science lessons has lost his job at the Royal Society as a result.
The Rev Professor Michael Reiss, who was director of education at Britain's scientific academy as well as an ordained Church of England minister, sparked controversy last week when he suggested that pupils should learn about the idea that evolution is wrong and the Earth is only 10,000 years old.
Mickey Mouse 'agent of Satan'
A prominent Saudi Islamic cleric has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, against Mickey Mouse, whom he characterized as an agent of Satan sent to corrupt young minds.
A controversial DVD distributed to millions of Americans during the past week through direct mail and newspapers, including The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, has angered many Muslims in South Florida.
Gibson Square, a British publishing house, has announced that it will soon release "The Jewel of Medina," a novel by American author Sherry Jones, whose publication in the United States was recently canceled by Random House for fear of triggering violence by Islamic fanatics. Bravo.
The Tundra Tabloids' good friend and colleague, ESW, forwards the text of her speech given at the recent Counterjihad Conference held in Florence, Italy, over this past weekend.
Both Filip Dewinter and Geert Wilders were there to receive the Oriana Fallaci awards which were presented by the Una Via per Oriana organization.
Though the TT was unable to attend the conference, there will be periodic postings at the Tundra Tabloids about the conference as the soon as the information begins to flow its way. Here is one of the speeches given at the event, which was held on the anniversary of Oriana Fallaci's death.
Before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, few us knew anything about Islam, and no one had heard of sharia law. A couple of years ago even, it seemed unimaginable that Britain would adopt Islamic law.
We have sunk further and quicker than we thought possible. Today we learned that sharia courts (which have operated illegally in Britain until now) are being re-classed as tribunal hearings, making their judgments legally binding.
On the eve of the European Union-Central Asia security summit which the French government, the current holder of the EU rotating presidency, is hosting tomorrow in Paris, Reporters Without Borders draws attention to the lack of press freedom in Central Asia, especially Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
First and foremost I would like to take this opportunity to thank Armando Manocchio, the president of Una Via per Oriana, for giving me the honour of addressing the speech about the issue of “Islamophobia and freedom of speech”. It’s a good thing that the organisation Una Via per Oriana strives to keep the remembrance of Oriana Fallaci vivid; and thus continues to resist the politically correct dictatorship that wishes to restrict the freedom of speech.
The political legacy of Oriana Fallaci exists in that we should not submit ourselves to those who — with multiculturalism and anti-racism as dummy-arguments — bring Islam in our society as a Trojan horse, and even feed it.
When Rachel Ehrenfeld wrote “Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed and How to Stop It,” she assumed she would be protected by the First Amendment. She was, in the United States.
But a wealthy Saudi businessman she accused in the book of being a funder of terrorism, Khalid bin Mahfouz, sued in Britain, where the libel laws are heavily weighted against journalists, and won a sizable amount of money.
"Osama bin Laden has done more for European integration than anyone since Jacques Delors," says Graham Watson, the Lib Dem MEP. His claim sounds perverse - until you remember how persuasive the threat of terrorism has been in getting countries to accept pan-European steps to "integrate procedures for criminal justice".
Many German think that mosques which are bigger than churches are a provocation.
This according to a debate which has started up again, after authorities gave their permission to the building of one of Europe's largest mosques in the city of Cologne. While Cologne's conservative mayor, Fritz Schramma, strongly defends the buildings, his own party members have decided to oppose the projects, because they regard the building as a show of force from the side of the Muslims.
Dr Ahmad Gumi, a Kaduna based Islamic scholar, has called on the Federal Government to ban advertisements that display nudity. Gumi made the appeal on Friday in Kaduna, while delivering this year's "Ramadan Tafsir" (Preaching) at Sheikh Mahmud Gumi Memorial Mosque.
A new book may enrage conservative and liberals alike
Random House's cancellation of "The Jewel of Medina" ignited a furor last month - all when a Op-Ed article in the Wall Street Journal detailed how cowed publishing executives had pulled the historical novel over fears it could push Muslim fanatics into a murderous frenzy just like during Europe's infamous "Cartoon Riots,"
BELGRADE. Sherry Jones’ The Jewel of Medina, recently withdrawn, will be returned to Belgrade’s bookstores. The publisher said that readers’ reactions were positive and that the book would soon be published in most European countries.
EuropeNews September 15 2008
By Henrik R Clausen
For those of simple minds, who take texts at face value, let's look at the Quran, without prejudice, just analyzing what the text says in an unscientific manner. The Quran is the main holy book of Islam. It opens (somewhat illogically) with sura 2:
By Naser Khader, September 11 2008
Today marks the seven year anniversary of the attack on World Trade Center in New York. At least 2,986 people lost their lives in the terrorist assault, which was planned and executed by Al Qaeda.
The tragedy came as a shock to the free and democratic world, and the response was swift. The War on Terror was declared, and also Denmark volunteered to join battling the evil that terrorism is an expression of.
Sandela Kanwal wanted a divorce for unknown reasons. Maybe her husband in Chicago was a wife-beater. Maybe she just didn’t like him. We don’t know. For months, she had been trying to get her father to end her unhappy marriage and in July of 2008, Sandela tried again. This time, Chaudhry Rashad strangled his daughter to death. When the police arrived he stated that he did nothing wrong and later demanded that he be provided halal food while in jail.