Ground Zero imam: ‘Apostates against Islam must be jailed’

From WND.Com Those who leave Islam and preach against the Muslim religion must be jailed, declared the imam who has become the new face of the proposed Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York City. "If someone leaves the din, leaves the path privately, they cannot be touched. If someone preaches about apostasy, or preaches their views, they're jailed," stated Imam Abdallah Adhami in a November lecture obtained and reviewed Continue Reading

Islamists and Anti-Americanism

From Gloria-Centre.Org/Meria Volume 7, No. 4 - December 2003 Editor's note:  This paper was presented in September 2003 at the GLORIA Center conference on anti-Americanism, sponsored in part by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. ISLAMISTS AND ANTI-AMERICANISM By Reuven Paz The leading element of anti-Americanism in contemporary world politics is the radical Islamist one, which, since the 1990s, has viewed the United States as its Continue Reading

Approved in Islam, Denounced by the State: The Representation of Polygamy in Egyptian Popular Cinema, 1950s-1970s

From Gloria-Centre.Org APPROVED IN ISLAM, DENOUNCED BY THE STATE: THE REPRESENTATION OF POLYGAMY IN EGYPTIAN POPULAR CINEMA, 1950s-1970s Shmulik Bachar* For many centuries, polygamy has been one of the pillars of Muslim patriarchal society, based on Koranic permission for men to be married to up to four women at the same time. In the last century, voices calling for reform in the Arab and Muslim world have been leading campaigns for the Continue Reading

The Islamic Divide

From KHouse.Org  Archives June 2007 THE ISLAMIC DIVIDE The terms Shiite (Shia) and Sunni are heard often in stories about the Muslim world, but few people really know what they mean. Religion permeates every aspect of life in the Muslim world and understanding the differences between Shiites and Sunnis is important in understanding the complex geopolitics of the Middle East. The division between Shiites and Sunnis began in the years Continue Reading

Why Islam Will Never Accept the State of Israel

From American Thinker.Com It is a common belief that the "Arab-Israeli conflict" is a conflict of two peoples fighting over the same piece of land and is therefore one of nationalism. Rarely, if ever, do we hear or read of the religious component to this conflict. However, if anything, the conflict is more of a "Muslim-Jewish" one than an "Arab-Israeli" one. In other words, the conflict is based on religion -- Islam vs. Judaism -- Continue Reading

The Islamic Divide

From KHouse.Org Archives October 2007 THE ISLAMIC DIVIDE - The terms Shiite and Sunni are heard often in stories about the Muslim world, but few people really know what they mean. Religion permeates every aspect of life in the Muslim world and understanding the differences between Shiites and Sunnis is important in understanding the complex geopolitics of the Middle East. The division between Shiites (or Shia, there are a number of Continue Reading

Survey: What Do Protestant Pastors Believe About Islam

From Christian Post.Com Protestant pastors in the U.S. have a negative view of Islam and more than half agree with Franklin Graham’s statement that Islam is an “evil” religion, according to a just-released study by LifeWay Research. More than 4 in 10 agree that Islam is dangerous and promotes violence. Graham, son of Billy Graham, stirred controversy in 2001 by saying Islam is an “evil” religion. Recently, Graham called Islam offensive Continue Reading

Military Releases Ft. Hood Shooting Report – Not One Mention of Islam?

From Time.Com The U.S. military's just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 pages detailing various slipups by Army officers but not once mentions Major Nidal Hasan by name or even discusses whether the killings may have had anything to do with the suspect's view of his Muslim faith. And as Congress opens two days of hearings on Wednesday into the Pentagon probe of the Nov. 5 attack that left 13 dead, lawmakers want Continue Reading

Al-Qaida Turns 21

From Koinonia House AL-QAIDA TURNS 21 Al-Qaida had its 21st birthday on Tuesday, August 11, but its supporters will probably not celebrate at the local pub since alcohol is verboten in strict Islam. The rest of the world will not celebrate at all because al-Qaida has caused constant grief since 1988. Kuwait: Most recently, Kuwait has thwarted an effort by terrorists linked to al-Qaida to bomb a US military base, as well as the Continue Reading

Two Courageous Women at War with ‘Honor Killing’ Murders

From Gloria-Centre.Org Two Courageous Women at War with 'Honor-Killing' Murders You are welcome to post or forward to others but please include a link to this site. Anyone not linking to this site will be considered to have acted improperly, except with written permission. If the world were a saner place than it is at present, Professor Phyllis Chesler would be a revered international heroine. Almost alone among American feminists--it Continue Reading