Archive for December, 2016

News and Analysis (12/3/16)

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Feds say the leader of one of New Jersey’s largest mosques should have called detention and harassment suffered at the hands of the Israelis a “conviction,” but Qatani insists that he “was never told that he was convicted of anything”:

“Nobody even offered to help an 18-year-old girl,” he said. “That means something. Her phone was dying. You offer help — it doesn’t matter the race, religion, or the country” — the victim’s father:

The good news is that Eric Trump says Muslims will not need to carry IDs, but then he ordered the pork chop for dinner that he never ate, causing the Allah Made Me Funny tour vet to ask, “Are you trying to mess with me here?”

Islamic teaching both promotes and benefits from women’s rights, forbids forced conversions, “requires Muslims to respect the Bible and the Torah, and … preaches universality and tolerance for all cultures and traditions”:

Persecuted in both the East and the West, the Ahmadis, in whose religious beliefs the return of Jesus (pbuh) plays a central role, are not allowed to call themselves Muslims in Pakistan and are denied a Christmas booth in Germany:

Rather than tear up the agreement, Foreign Relations Committee and a rumored candidate for secretary of state under Trump Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) , would prefer making the Iranians adhere to the agreement to keep our allies on board:

Small world? When Elizabeth I “sent a Lancashire blacksmith, Thomas Dallam, to Constantinople in 1599 with a [gift] … for the sultan … his Turkish guide turned out to be “an Englishman, borne in Chorley in Lancashire” named Finch:

If Keith Ellison becomes DNC chair, will the number of Muslims in Congress drop by 50%?

“The reshuffles affected the country’s top religious body known as the Council of Senior Scholars composed of 21 members … [and] the 150-member Shura Council,” of which thirty members remain women:

News and Analysis (12/1/16)

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Gorka “has pushed legislation to … impose sanctions on … mainstream civil rights organizations such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Islamic Society of North America,” the largest association of American mosques:

“As she was looking down at her phone, a man came up to her and struck her in the face with a glass bottle. The attacker, a male in his 20s wearing a black hoodie and dark jeans, ran away laughing”

The ban together with laws restricting women’s access to “an education or having an independent identity… are all unjust acts by a traditional society, far more restrictive than what is lawfully allowed by the precepts of religion”:

A Muslim cites history and quotes the Prophet (pbuh) to refute the Ohio attacker’s claim that he is not weak, saying, “You demonstrated your weakness by targeting and injuring 11 innocent people at Ohio State University’s campus”:

“Islamisation starts with a kebab and it’s already under way in Bratislava, let’s realise what we can face in five to 10 years … We must do everything we can so that no mosque is built in the future” — SNS chairman Andrej Danko:

“I can never, and will never, change any of the haters. It’s not about them. Not this time, and not here. This was about binding up the wounded. About showing compassion and empathy for the hurting and fearful among us” …

… “This is a woman extending her hand to me, saying, ‘I want to get to know you. … I want to have your back because I know what you’re going through, because of what the Jewish community has been through…. [S]o compelling, so honest”:

Sen. Wyden objects to giving “unprecedented authority to hack into Americans’ personal phones, computers and other devices … [to] President-elect Trump, … ‘who has openly said he wants the power to hack his political opponents'”: