Reuters) - One person died and dozens were wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians late Friday night outside a Coptic church in Egypt's second city, state newspaper al-Ahram reported, in the latest violent sectarian row in the Muslim-majority country.
There is a passionate, but somewhat academic debate, over the following issue: Which is the greater threat, the Sunni Muslim Islamists (Egypt, Tunisia, Gaza Strip, and perhaps soon to be Syria) or the Shia Muslim Islamists (Iran, Lebanon, at the moment still Syria)?
I would say the answer would be the Iran-led Shia bloc. But two reservations: the margin isn’t that big and it also depends on the specific place and situation.
The Godfather didn’t have to make his desires known through direct deed, word or action. His followers knew what he expected.
Jon Stewart makes humorus reference to Obama in Mosque and MSNBC deletes it. - h/t Martin
A new analysis of the 2011 census shows that a decade of mass immigration helped mask the scale of decline in Christian affiliation among the British-born population – while driving a dramatic increase in Islam, particularly among the young.
It suggests that only a minority of people will describe themselves as Christians within the next decade, for first time.
Meanwhile almost one in 10 under 25s in Britain is now a Muslim.
Gawker editor John Cook speaks with Brian Dunstan about the breaking the alleged Rob Ford crack video and what he saw in the video.
Car bomb kills 9, wounds 70 inside Afghan gated community
"It often happens that people... throw cans or other things at me. A motorist once tried to run me over"
Malmo has about 1000 Jews left.
"If you believe Islam is the truth, why don't you believe Islam can compete in the marketplace of ideas?"
I'd vote for him over Olivia Chow any day...
Remember Meg Lanker-Simons? Well she's not just a pretty face.
'According to an affidavit, the charge stemmed from an incident in which Lanker-Simons walked into an Albany County radio station she’d been fired from with a Glock 22 .40 caliber handgun.
She confronted a man who had decided to terminate her, the affidavit reports... Lanker-Simons “pulled a semi-automatic pistol from her purse, waved the firearm around and pointed (the) firearm at (the man),” according to the affidavit.
The man, according to the affidavit, said he was “in fear for his life”.
Rochdale, Rotherham, Derby, Oxford. The towns change, but the pattern is always the same. Gangs of men, mainly of Pakistani Muslim heritage, lure white girls as young as 10 with gifts and displays of affection. Next, the girl is raped as a way of “breaking her in”.
"Stop the mean, personal attack ads against Justin Trudeau" says a bunch of ten-year-olds who, according to their teacher, totally came up with the whole idea "themselves during a lesson on government".
"To the kids, the ads looked just like cyberbullying, which they’d learned about a couple of weeks earlier."
“I think unless one has expertise in crack cocaine smoking it is very difficult to gauge what a person is actually doing in an alleged video.”
Update: Gawker is trying to raise 200K to buy the Film.
The Department of Homeland Security, which under Secretary Janet Napolitano has shown a keen interest in monitoring and warning about outspoken conservatives, takes a very different approach in monitoring political Islamists, according to a 2011 memo on protecting the free speech rights of pro-sharia Muslim supremacists.
In a checklist obtained by The Daily Caller entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Dos and Don’ts” the DHS’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties notifies local and national law enforcement officials that it is Obama administration policy to consider specifically Islamic criticism of the American system of government legitimate.
"Politicians and commentators point out ad nauseum that the vast majority of Muslims do not become terrorists, as proof that Islam had nothing to do with the bombing. That's like arguing cigarettes have nothing to do with lung cancer because not all smokers develop lung cancer. And try making the argument in the New York Times: An infinitesimal percentage of gun owners commit murder schoolchildren so it is ridiculous to impose new background checks for gun owners.
We cannot admit the truth: Islam possesses a power unique among all the world's religions today to fill its followers with the desire to murder innocents among non-believers. Most Muslims will never become terrorists. But jihadis of various stripes draw on a rich lode of canonical Islamic texts – the Koran and sayings of Mohammed (the hadith) for support."
"We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes what they're seeing. The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the administration's credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged. They don't look jerky now, they look dirty. The patina of high-mindedness the president enjoyed is gone.
Something big has shifted. The standing of the administration has changed.
As always it comes down to trust."
OTTAWA—Canadian national security investigators are probing intelligence about figures in London, Ont., who allegedly promoted extreme views of Islam and may have encouraged young Muslim men and converts to go abroad, the Star has learned.
Called Project Scupper, the operation underway since 2011 in southern Ontario is focused on tracking individuals who have since left London—some believed to have travelled to the Toronto area, others who disappeared including three now tied to terrorist activity in northern Africa.
Secret CSIS source cited in Muslim terror case
OTTAWA – An undercover source working for Canada’s spy agency and sensitive intelligence from the United States and Britain helped build the case against three terrorism suspects facing criminal charges, court documents indicate. At least some of that information came from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and the London Metropolitan Police, says an affidavit filed by the RCMP in the Federal Court of Canada.
The records shed new light on the investigation that led to the high-profile 2010 arrests of Misbahuddin Ahmed and Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh of Ottawa, and Khurram Syed Sher, of London, Ont.
Other material was apparently gleaned through the secretive “Five Eyes” eavesdropping network.
...plus another vibrantly cultural Minnesota immigrant success story. It's a twofer.
Considering the gravity of the subject matter, my posting of this video is inappropriately flippant.