Tagged with Islam

The Middle East War on Christians

By Ron Prosor This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are commemorating the Bible’s Exodus story describing a series of plagues inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to make their way to the Holy Land. But over the past century, another exodus, driven by a plague of persecution, has … Continue reading

Iran to Execute Woman for Fending Off a Rapist

Jeannie DeAngelis In Iran, after spending seven years in prison, 26-year-old former interior designer Rayhaneh Jabbari is due to be hanged for defending herself against a rapist. Rayhaneh stabbed Iranian physician Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi with a pocketknife, after she said he attempted to drug and rape her.  The head of the Iranian judiciary upheld Rayhaneh’s … Continue reading

Islam and Human Rights

by Majid Rafizadeh Recently, I met a Syrian Salafist while speaking to Leaders of Democracy Fellows about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Islam and human rights violations in Syria. The individual who lives in Syria, and who seems to sympathize with Jubhat Al- Nusrah (Al-Nusrah Front), drew several distinctions between Islamic objectives of the global … Continue reading

Anti-Israel resolution fails – in Dearborn

Dearborn is the epicenter of the Arab community in the US – it was 30% Arab in 2000 and estimated to have a  much higher percentage today –  so this is pretty impressive. And completely ignored by the Israel-haters. From The Arab-American News: The University of Michigan-Dearborn Faculty Congress voted on Monday, March 7 [sic, … Continue reading

From Hijab to Jihad

Did Minneapolis’s democrat Mayor Betsy Hodges not get it?  This was no game, not dress-up playtime or Carnival.    Then I wondered if she ever found occasion to dress in the ethnic clothing of her city’s other ethnicities – the Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, English, Poles, Irish, French Canadians, Native Americans?   Perhaps she had not done … Continue reading

Facing the reality of Boko Haram

The death toll from Monday’s monstrous attack in the heart of the Nigerian capital Abuja continues to rise from the original 70, as some of those who were seriously injured succumb to their wounds. Scores more people have suffered maiming that will be permanent. There has been an immediate presumption that this massacre was the … Continue reading

The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

By Raymond Ibrahim CBN NewsWho is ultimately responsible for the ongoing attacks on Christians and their churches throughout the Islamic world? Focusing on one of the most obvious nations where Christians are regularly targeted—Egypt’s Coptic Christians—one finds that the “mob” is the most visible and obvious culprit.  One Copt accused of some transgression against Muslim … Continue reading

NYPD drops surveillance of mosques

Thomas Lifson See also: Al Qaeda holds big rally in Yemen Candidate Bill de Blasio was “deeply troubled” by NYPD surveillance of mosques, and now his police commissioner is dropping the program. Matt Apuzzo and Joseph Goldstein report ion the New York Times: The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives … Continue reading

Ex-Egypt general wants UNESCO site demolished

UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery. (Shutterstock)  Al Arabiya News Citing the supposed threat posed to national security, a retired Egyptian army general has filed a legal case in his efforts to see UNESCO-listed heritage site St. Catherine’s Monastery demolished, Ahram News website reported Sunday. Ahmed Ragai Attiya claimed the monastery, in south Sinai, was … Continue reading

Women having sex including rape victims should be hanged

Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi made a more controversial statement than his boss Mulayam Singh Yadav by saying woman who has sex outside marriage should be hanged, including rape victims. Azmi said, “Rape is punishable by hanging in Islam. But here, nothing happens to women, only to men. Even the woman is guilty.” This statement … Continue reading