by Daniel Pipes National Review Online Some observations: Cordoba House (or Park51) was announced in early April; that it remains an item of debate over four months later, and not just locally but nationally, points to Islam in the United States becoming a populist issue. Politicians who support the Islamic center, notably New York’s mayor Michael Bloomberg, […]
While vexing to many, the mega mosque set to be built two blocks from Ground Zero has produced one interesting but unintended consequence: like the 9/11 strikes a decade before it, the “9/11 mosque” is also creating a stir, is making people think and talk — about Islam.
That France is moving toward banning the burqa is a positive development on several fronts: For starters, while many are the arguments against the burqa — it is anachronistic, misogynistic, etc. — the fact is there have been many instances worldwide where criminals and Islamic terrorists have facilitated their activities by concealing their identities via the burqa (which, we are reminded, was originally designed for female “modesty”).
A recent episode of the popular Arabic show al-Sharia wa al-Haya (Law and Life), which airs weekly on Al Jazeera and features renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, addressed the important yet little known Muslim concept of taysir (pronounced “tey-seer”).
by Richard Shulman The Examiner Here is a case of Egypt’s jihad against converts to Christianity. Islam authorizes capital punishment for Muslim converts to Christianity. Islamic law is the basic law of Egypt, but Egypt applies punishment differently. Egypt initially harasses, beats, and confines apostates to the house. Apparently Nagla Imam, a prominent female lawyer […]
by Giuseppe Valiante The Vancouver Sun Page from the first edition of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s (AQAP) Inspire magazine was released on Sunday, according to SITE Intelligence, a US service that monitors Islamist websites. OTTAWA — An English-language jihadist publication released online this month is another sign that al-Qaida or copycat groups […]
Uncovering the truth is always a convoluted affair when it comes to the Middle East. Consider the case of the Egyptian Nagla Iman. Is she a Muslim woman who advocates the sexual harassment of Jewish women, or a Christian woman, who advocates human rights — especially for fellow women of all faiths?
I sidste måned skrev jeg en artikel (klik: PJM article) som omhandlede nogle af islam’s “problematiske” praktikker, specielt dem som kan knyttes direkte til den muslimske profet Muhammad. Én af disse – det muslimske fænomen “voksen-amning” eller rida’ al-kabir skaber nu igen overskrifter, præcis tre år efter den dag, det skabte den sidste kontrovers
by Andrew C. McCarthy National Review Online […] LEGITIMIZING FINANCIAL JIHAD But no, the Kagans tell us, they’re not endorsing all of sharia. Of course they don’t mean to abet the sundry cruelties and the systematic abuse of women, homosexuals, apostates, and non-Muslims. They simply want believing Muslims to be able to participate in our markets without […]
Egypt Confronts Coptic Church by David Bedein The Bulletin JERUSALEM – The Middle East Newsline has revealed that the regime of President Hosni Mubarak has decided to confront the Coptic Church, the largest in Egypt. An Egyptian court, in a move supported by the Mubarak regime, has sought to force the church to enable congregants to […]