Sunday, April 20, 2014

Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini Sends Easter Message from Hospital in Iran

Pastor Saeed Abedini is currently serving an eight year prison sentence in Iran for evangelism. He wrote the following Easter message from a hospital in Tehran.
Crucifying the resurrected “self” with Christ and resurrects our death faith with Christ.

Happy Resurrection Day.

On the Eve of Good Friday and Easter I was praying from my hospital room for my fellow Christians in the world. What the Holy Spirit revealed to me in prayer was that there are many dead faiths in the midst of Christians today. That Christians all over the world are not able to fully reach their spiritual potential that has been given to them as a gift by God so that in reaching that potential, the curtain can be removed and the Glory of God would be revealed.

Some times we want to experience the Glory and resurrection with Jesus without experiencing death with Him. We do not realize that unless we pass through the path of death with Christ, we are not able to experience resurrection with Christ.

We want to have a good and successful marriage, career, education and family life (which is also God’s desire and plan for our life). But we forget that in order to experience the Resurrection and Glory of Christ we first have to experience death with Christ and to die to ourselves and selfish desires.

Jesus said to His Disciples: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)

This means that we should not do things that we like to do (that God does not want us to do) and to do things that we do not like to do (but God wants us to do) so that He may be glorified.

So in addition to spending our days and night in doing the works of faith as described above, we should also transform our death faiths into living and active faiths through the resurrection of Christ which is an active and constructive love that is effective.

In conclusion, let us resurrect our Dead faiths to living faiths by first dying to our selfish “resurrected” self and experiencing the cross of Jesus. Then we are able to experience the Glorious resurrection with Christ.

A Glorious life with Christ starts only after a painful death (to self) with Christ.

We will start with Christ.

Pastor Saeed Abedini
Prisoner in the Darkness in Iran, but free for the Kingdom and Light

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Muslim Teenagers Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic Join the Jihad in Syria

Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic, two teenage Muslimas from Austria, have left Europe for Syria, where they plan to die waging jihad (after having their bodies used by the male jihadists). Am I a racist and an Islamophobe for wishing that someone had told these girls the truth, namely, that Islam is a false religion that no one should be dying for? How many young girls must throw their lives away for the sake of Allah before we're allowed to speak the truth about Islam?

Samra Kesinovic (Left) and Sabina Selimovic (Right) before turning to Jihad
Al Arabiya News—Two Austrian teenage girls that authorities believe were tricked into travelling to Syria to fight for Islamist rebels are currently being searched for by Interpol.

Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, disappeared from their homes in the Austrian capital of Vienna on April 10, the Daily Mail reported.

However, the girls’ parents found a slew of posts of social media networks that suggested that had gone to fight for a “holy war” in Syria.

The girl’s parents - who are originally Bosnian refugees who settled in Austria after the ethnic conflicts of the 1990’s - claim that the messages are not being written by the girls.

They also said that the two girls had recently started frequenting a mosque run by radical Vienna-based Islamic preacher Ebu Tejma.
Samra Kesinovic and Sabina Selimovic after learning more about Islam
The fathers of the girls are said to be abroad looking for their daughters, who have not been in contact with their parents.

Photos on the girl’s pages on social networking giant Facebook show them holding AK47 assault rifles.

In one posting, the girls announced plans to marry in order to become “holy warriors,” and in another, they say that “death is our goal.”

Austrian officials say that the pair are likely in a jihadist training camp and are already married to their new rebel husbands. (Source)

United States and Saudi Arabia Join Together in Arming Syrian Rebels with Missiles

The U.S. still has faith in the "Arab Spring." What could go wrong?

Fox News—The U.S. and Saudi Arabia have supplied Syrian rebel groups with a small number of advanced American antitank missiles for the first time in a pilot program that could lead to larger flows of sophisticated weaponry, people briefed on the effort said.

The new willingness to arm these rebels comes after the failure of U.S.-backed peace talks in January and recent regime gains on the battlefield. It also follows a reorganization of Western-backed fighters aimed at creating a more effective military force and increasing protection for Christian and other religious minorities—something of particular importance to Washington.

This shift is seen as a test of whether the U.S. can find a trustworthy rebel partner able to keep sophisticated weapons out of the hands of extremists, Saudi and Syrian opposition figures said. The U.S. has long feared that if it does supply advanced arms, the weapons will wind up with radical groups—some tied to al Qaeda—which have set up bases in opposition-held territory.

The White House would neither confirm nor deny it had provided the TOW armor-piercing antitank systems, the first significant supply of sophisticated U.S. weapons systems to rebels. But U.S. officials did say they are working to bolster the rebels' ability to fight the regime. (Continue Reading.)

Birmingham Schools Discriminating against Girls and Non-Muslims

According to Islam, non-Muslims are "the worst of creatures" (Qur'an 98:6), and women are inherently inferior to men (Qur'an 4:34). The official position of Western leaders and the media, however, is that such teachings do not affect what Muslims do. Islam, so the story goes, is perfectly compatible with Western values.

Too bad that reality never seems to line up with the delusions of politicians and the media.

Daily Mail—An investigation into Birmingham schools at the centre of a plot to introduce hardline Islamist teaching has found pupils were illegally segregated and non-Muslim students were discriminated against. 

Inspectors also revealed that the GCSE syllabus was restricted to conform with 'conservative Islamic teaching', with lessons in sex education banned and evolution only covered 'briefly'.

Department for Education inspectors were ordered into Park View School and its sister schools, Golden Hillock and Nansen, after a letter dubbed 'Trojan Horse' was uncovered apparently outlining a plot by Muslim hardliners to drive moderate headteachers out of schools.

The unsigned and undated letter claimed that a small but radical group of Muslims was pursuing its own agenda in the classrooms, with uncooperative headteachers and governors forced out.

In a document leaked to The Telegraph, inspectors found that in Park View school, girls were forced to sit around the back or edges of the classroom while boys were allowed to sit at the front.

Officials from the school had previously claimed that any segregation was voluntary, but inspectors were told by students that teachers set out the seating plans.

In some subjects there was even entirely separated teaching in separate rooms, the report says.

Sheikh Shady al-Suleiman, a known al-Qaeda sympathiser who has previously said gay people should be stoned to death and espoused anti-semetic views, was also invited to speak to children.

At Golden Hillock five Christian students in Year 11 were 'left to teach themselves' religious education after the teacher gave all their time 'to the students who are doing the Islamic course'.

All discussion of sexual orientation or intimacy was banned at the same school, limiting lessons on biology, the arts and literature.

Pupils at two of the schools said the theory of evolution was only covered 'briefly' in biology, while lessons on the body structure and menstrual cycle were banned as 'Muslims are not allowed to study matters such as reproduction with the opposite sex.'

Despite these restrictions, Arabic lessons were compulsory for all students. Pupils were also encouraged to begin and end lessons with prayer, and loudspeakers were used to broadcast calls to prayer.

Headteachers at the schools were marginalised, according to the report, with all three schools in reality being run by Tahir Alam, who ran the board of governors.

Inspectors say close relatives of the school management were appointed without proper background checks and that, in some schools, the headteachers were unaware of the names of some of the most senior staff.

Park View headteacher Lindsey Clark resigned last month after being reduced to a figurehead with no real control over her school.

The report also contains allegations that school governors were rude or dismissive towards female staff, who were excluded from important meetings.

In some cases, male governors even refused to shake their female colleagues' hands. (Continue Reading.)

Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: "There Is But One God, Allah, and Muhammad Is His Messenger"

Police were closing in on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and he knew he might get killed. So he used what could have been his last moments hiding under a boat to scrawl a message for the world: "There is but one God, Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger." Yet Tsarnaev's terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon had nothing to do with Islam, right?

ABC News—A new image shows the bullet-riddled anti-American rant allegedly scrawled by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the inside wall of a boat as he hid from a police manhunt last year.

“The U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that… I can’t stand to see such [bullet hole] go unpunished,” says the handwriting captured in the image obtained by ABC News from a law enforcement official in Massachusetts. “We Muslims are one body. You kill one of us, you hurt [bullet hole] us all.”

Two state and two federal law enforcement officials confirmed the authenticity of the image.

Along with bullet holes that interrupt Tsarnaev’s message, the image shows drips of red liquid on the wall, which could be paint or, officials said, blood. Dzhokhar had been injured in a firefight with police hours before – the same firefight that took the life of his older brother and alleged co-conspirator Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

ABC News has previously reported Tsarnaev wrote an anti-American message on the boat, called the Slip Away II, in which he hid during the massive manhunt last April. Law enforcement sources previously said that the message also included the phrase “F*** America”. That portion of the message was not included in the image obtained by ABC News. This week law enforcement sources said Dzhokhar also lamented elsewhere in the note that his brother was able to meet Allah first.

David Bruck, a member of Tsarnaev’s defense team, had no comment when he was shown the photograph Wednesday. In a pre-trial hearing Wednesday he repeated arguments made in court filings that Tamerlan was ultimately responsible for last year’s terror attacks. Previous filings indicated the defense may argue in Dzhokhar’s November trial that the 19-year-old was only doing his older brothers’ bidding.

“If the government’s indictment is true, this [case] is about a family,'' Bruck said, adding, "a story of this family and the relationships between the people in."

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Dzhokhar has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts related to the dual explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line last year. The blasts killed three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured some 260 others.

The bombings also kicked off an enormous investigation in and around Boston during which, three days after the bombing, the FBI released surveillance images of the Tsarnaev brothers, who had not yet been identified, as suspects numbers one and two in the case.

Hours after the photos were released the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly ambushed and killed MIT Police Officer Sean Collier and then carjacked a man. A high-speed chase escalated into a firefight where the suspects hurtled bombs at the police on the streets of nearby Watertown.

Authorities say Dzhokhar at least partially contributed to Tamerlan’s death during the firefight when Dzhokhar hit his brother with a vehicle during his getaway. Dzhokhar temporarily disappeared, only to be discovered in a boat sitting on land in a local resident’s back yard.

While injured, authorities say Dzhokhar had taken the time to write on the walls of the boat in black pen. When authorities arrived, a bloodied Dzhokhar surrendered.

Based on the image obtained by ABC News, he begins the message with the Muslim statement of faith, saying that there is but one god, Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.

Aside from the aforementioned legible messages, much of the rest of the note in the image is unintelligible due to the red liquid, bullet holes and fading ink. (Source)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Christianity's Good Friday vs. Islam's Day of Deception

On Good Friday, Christians commemorate the unparalleled love Jesus showed as he became the willing sacrifice for the sins of the world. What seemed like the worst event imaginable (the Creator dying at the hands of his creation) was, in reality, God's victory over sin.

But Islam preaches a different message about what happened that day. According to Islam, Allah deceived people by miraculously disguising one of Jesus' disciples and allowing this disciple to be crucified in Jesus' place. The result of Allah's deception was billions of deluded Christians.

Nothing illustrates the difference between the God of the Bible and the God of the Qur'an better than what Christianity and Islam teach about the crucifixion of Jesus.

Good Friday

Why did the eternal Son of God enter the world He created, work as a humble carpenter, wash the smelly feet of His own disciples, and allow His enemies to put Him on trial, mock Him, strip Him naked, scourge Him bloody, and nail Him to a tree? Just so He could say, “It is finished!”

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kassim Alhimidi Found Guilty in Honor Killing of Wife Shaima Alawadi

Shaima Alawadi was brutally murdered by her husband Kassim Alhimidi for seeking a divorce. Yet Alhimidi was smart enough to use the media's obsession with "Islamophobia" to deflect attention from his guilt. After murdering his wife, Alhimidi placed a note nearby saying, "This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist." The media finally had its proof that criticism of jihad and sharia is a threat to the safety of Muslims, and stories about Islamophobia were splashed across newspapers, magazines, and websites.

Police, however, weren't as gullible as the media. Instead of jumping to conclusions about bigotry and racism, they examined the evidence and realized that Alawadi was murdered by her husband, not by an Islamophobe.

SAN DIEGO (CNS/CBS 8) - A jury Thursday found an East County man guilty in the murder of his estranged wife, prompting an outburst by several family members in the courtroom.

Kassim Alhimidi
Kassim Alhimidi, 49, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi. He will be sentenced on May 15. He faces 26 years to life in prison.

After the verdict was read several people in the courtroom began shouting, and at least two people were taken out by deputies. Alhimidi was seen repeatedly shook his head, waved his finger and appeared to be praying.

A photocopied note found about eight to 10 feet from the victim read, "This is my country. Go back to yours, terrorist," leading investigators to initially believe Alawadi's killing may have been a hate crime.

Prosecutor Kurt Mechals said the defendant, upset that his wife wanted a divorce, killed her by hitting her at least six times in the head with a blunt object as she sat at a computer.

Alhimidi said he was out for a drive when his wife was killed the morning of March 21, 2012, but surveillance video taken from a nearby school showed his van and a dark-clothed person coming and going in the area of the family home on Skyview Drive around the time the victim was attacked, Mechals said.

Alawadi had told relatives she "couldn't stand" the defendant and had taken out divorce papers, the prosecutor said.

Shaima Alawadi
"The relationship was in the tank. It was bad," Mechals told the jury.

The couple's then-17-year-old daughter, Fatima, told police she was upstairs when she heard a "squeal," then later what sounded like a broken plate downstairs around 11 a.m. the day her mother was attacked. A pane from a sliding glass door had been broken from the inside, Mechals said.

Fatima -- who had stayed home from school -- thought her mother had fallen, but paramedics first on the scene said blood and other evidence was inconsistent with a fall.

Fatima had been at odds with her Muslim parents for dating a Chaldean, but she had no motive to kill her mother, according to Mechals, who told jurors it was "unreasonable to think she (Fatima) had anything to do with it."

After his wife was taken to the hospital, Alhimidi asked relatives "what do you think will happen if she wakes up and says I hit her?" Mechals said. (Continue Reading.)
Here's video of the reading of the verdict and the ensuing chaos (the verdict is read at about 5:00).

Muslim Honors Student Mohammad Hassan Khalid Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Assassination Plot against Lars Vilks

Mohammad Hassan Khalid was an honors student with a scholarship to Johns Hopkins University. Yet he chose jihad as a career path. Why? Can someone please explain why so many followers of Muhammad, from so many different backgrounds and cultures, misunderstand Islam in exactly the same way? We know that jihad has nothing to do with Muhammad's command to "fight those who do not believe in Allah" (Qur'an 9:29). So what's the common thread?
Mohammad Hassan Khalid
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Mohammad Hassan Khalid had earned a full scholarship to Johns Hopkins University after just a few years in the United States, where his family was building a new life after leaving Pakistan.

As his parents and siblings worked to achieve the American dream, he retreated to his bedroom in the family’s cramped apartment near Baltimore, and joined radical Islamist chat rooms by the time he was 15. He was soon conversing with Coleen LaRose, a troubled Pennsylvania woman who called herself “Jihad Jane,” and other extremists.

“The upheavals of my life were distorted into a force of hate so strong that it wrapped me in its claws,” Khalid, now 21, told U.S. Judge Petrese B. Tucker. He said he had trouble speaking without being misunderstood.

Defense lawyers argued that Khalid was isolated and vulnerable because he was young, an immigrant and had Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder diagnosed since his arrest.

Federal prosecutors say Khalid used his “brilliance and eloquence,” along with his computer and video skills, to help them translate documents and try to recruit westerners. That got the attention of the FBI, which visited Khalid repeatedly.

“The FBI tried very sincerely to try to talk him out of his criminal conduct because of his youth. He wasn’t interested,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennfier Arbittier Williams argued. “It was his persistent desire to be an online hero in the world of Jihad” that got him into trouble, she said.

Since his 2011 arrest, Khalid has given significant help to U.S. officials pursuing various al-Qaida offshoots, assistance that took years off his potential sentence of 15 years for providing material aid to terrorists. (Continue Reading.)

Pakistan: Five Dead in Family Honor Killing

Here's another one of those things we can't talk about without being called racists and Islamophobes.
SWABI: Five members of a family were killed in the name of honour in Kab Ghani village of Gadoon Amazai area here on Monday, police said.

They said that two members of the family were injured in the incident and they were shifted to Peshawar for treatment. The suspect managed to escape after committing the crime, they added.

Sources said that both the families, parties to the dispute, were blood relatives. They said that about a decade ago a sister of Fazl Amin had married his cousin Javed Ahmad without the consent of her parents. According to the decision of a local jirga, the family of Javed Ahmed left the village for Karachi soon after the marriage.

However, the victim family returned to its home a few days ago. The brothers of the girl got infuriated when they came to know about the return of the family, sources said.

Police said that Fazl Amin scaled the boundary wall of his cousin’s house before dawn and opened firing on the inmates. The suspect killed his uncle Jamil Ahmed, aunt Zarqia Begum, brother-in-law Javed Ahmed, sister Nizakat Bibi and nephew Aryan Khan on the spot, they added.

He managed to escape soon after the incident. Police said that search for the suspect was continued. They said that several areas and houses of his relatives were raided but he was still at large.

Farhan Khan, son of Javed Ahmed, and a woman identified as Zarhajia sustained injuries in the attack. They were shifted to a hospital in Peshawar. According to doctors, the injured were in critical condition. (Continue Reading.)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Al Qaeda: "We Must Eliminate the Cross"

Good to see our government is pretending to be completely clueless in a brilliant ruse to keep Al Qaeda off guard. (Whatever helps me sleep at night . . .)

Washington (CNN) -- A new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous gathering of al Qaeda in years. And the CIA and the Pentagon either didn't know about it or couldn't get a drone there in time to strike.

U.S. officials won't comment on that, but every frame of the video is now being analyzed by the United States.

In the middle of the clip, the man known as al Qaeda's crown prince, Nasir al-Wuhayshi, appears brazenly out in the open, greeting followers in Yemen. Al-Wuhayshi, the No. 2 leader of al Qaeda globally and the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, has said he wants to attack the United States. But in the video, he looks unconcerned that he could be hit by an American drone.

The video started appearing on jihadist websites recently, drawing the attention of U.S. officials and global terrorism experts. U.S. officials say they believe it's authentic.

"This is quite an extraordinary video," Paul Cruickshank, CNN terrorism analyst, said.

The video shows al-Wuhayshi addressing more than 100 fighters somewhere within Yemen, Cruickshank said, a restive nation on the southwestern portion of the Arabian Peninsula. The al Qaeda leader, he said, is "taking a big risk in doing this."

But he doesn't mince words about his mission.

In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he's going after the United States, saying "We must eliminate the cross. ... The bearer of the cross is America!"

U.S. officials believe the highly produced video is recent. With some fighters faces blurred, there is worry it signals a new round of plotting.

"The U.S. intelligence community should be surprised that such a large group of al Qaeda assembled together, including the leadership, and somehow they didn't notice," said Peter Bergen, CNN national security analyst.

There is good reason to worry.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as AQAP, is considered the most dangerous al Qaeda affiliate. The CIA and the Pentagon have repeatedly killed AQAP leaders with drone strikes. But the group is now emboldened. (Continue Reading.)
If you'd like to understand jihad, watch this:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nigeria: Muslims Abduct 100 Female Students

Muhammad allowed his followers to use female captives as sex slaves. Nearly fourteen centuries later, Muhammad's followers are still using female captives as sex slaves. Yet I'm condemned as a "racist" and an "Islamophobe" for objecting. Strange world we live in.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Associated Press) — Suspected Islamic extremists abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria before dawn Tuesday, but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck, officials said.

The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest that is an insurgent hideout, said Borno state police commissioner Tanko Lawan.

Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a State Security Service official said.

A local government official said he did not know how many of the girls have escaped but that “many” have walked through the bushes and back to Chibok. The girls were piled into the back of an open truck and, as it was traveling, some grabbed at low-hanging branches to swing off while others jumped off the slow-moving vehicle, he said. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to give information to reporters.

All schools in Borno state were closed three weeks ago because of an increasing number of attacks by militants, who have killed hundreds of students in the past year. But the young women — between 16 and 18 years old — were recalled to take their final exams, the local government official explained.

Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. (Continue Reading.)

Pakistan: Christian and Hindu Girls Being Forced to Convert and Marry Muslim Men

Approximately 1000 Christian and Hindu girls and women are victims of forced conversion and forced marriage in Pakistan each year. Am I a racist for complaining, CAIR?
WASHINGTON—Around 1,000 Christian and Hindu women in Pakistan are forcibly converted to Islam and married to Muslim men every year, according to a report released by Movement for Solidarity and Peace- in Pakistan on Monday.

The report states the estimates of the incidence of forced marriage and conversion from 100 to 700 victim Christian girls and 300 Hindu girls per year, adding that the true scale of the problem is likely to be much greater, as a number of cases are never reported or do not progress through the law-enforcement and legal systems.

The report has categorized the concurrent incidence of forced conversions and forced marriages as a distinct crime specific to minority Christian women in Punjab.

The research by MSP has lead to discovery of a distinguished pattern:

Christian girls — usually between the ages of 12 and 25 — are abducted, converted to Islam, and married to the abductor or third party.

The victim’s family usually files a First Information Report (FIR) for abduction or rape with the local police station. The abductor, on behalf of the victim girl, files a counter FIR, accusing the Christian family of harassing the willfully converted and married girl, and for conspiring to convert the girl back to Christianity.

Upon production in the courts or before the magistrate, the victim girl is asked to testify whether she converted and married of her own free will or if she was abducted.

In most cases, the girl remains in custody of the abductor while judicial proceedings are carried out. Upon the girl’s pronouncement that she willfully converted and consented to the marriage, the case is settled without relief for the family.

Once in the custody of the abductor, the victim girl may be subjected to sexual violence, rape, forced prostitution, human trafficking and sale, or other domestic abuse. (Continue Reading.)
The same thing is happening in Egypt. Coincidence?

Answering Muslims Blog Readers Know the Character of Allah and of God

Recently, I posted two questions concerning some basic theological positions of Islam and Christianity. Readers overwhelmingly answered both questions correctly.


According to the Qur'an, Allah is the "best of deceivers" (3:54; 8:30). The phrase is often translated into English as "best of planners," "best of schemers," or "best of plotters," but the root word (makr) means "deception." Hence, 3:54 and 8:30 should be rendered as follows:
Qur'an 3:54—And they (the unbelievers) planned to deceive, and Allah planned to deceive (the unbelievers), and Allah is the best of deceivers.

Qur'an 8:30—And (remember) when the unbelievers plotted deception against you (O Muhammad), to imprison you, or kill you, or expel you. They plotted deception, but Allah also plotted deception; and Allah is the best of deceivers.
By contrast, the Bible claims that Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44).

Excellent work!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Nigeria: At Least 71 Killed in Bus Station Blast

No words.

ABUJA, Nigeria – A massive explosion ripped through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124 in a bombing that marked the bloodiest terrorist attack ever in Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan visited the scene and blamed Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group which operates in the northeast of Nigeria and which has been threatening to attack Nigeria's capital. One official said he believed the bomb buried in the earth while the emergency management agency said the explosives were apparently hidden in a vehicle.

The blast destroyed 16 luxury buses and 24 minibuses and cars, said police spokesman Frank Mba, who gave the death toll.

Survivors screamed in anguish and the stench of burning fuel and flesh hung over the site where billows of black smoke rose as firefighters worked to put out the fires. Reporters saw rescue workers and police gathering body parts as ambulances rushed the wounded to the hospitals. State television has broadcast calls for blood donations.

Security personnel battled to belatedly cordon off the area as a bomb detonation team was combing it for secondary explosives, a common occurrence here. Thousands of bystanders gathered, ignoring warnings to stay away. While violence has torn the northeast where Boko Haram has killed thousands, the capital in the middle of Africa's most populous country has been relatively peaceful.

Two notable exceptions occurred when Boko Haram members rammed two explosives-laden cars into the lobby of the United Nations office building in 2011, killing at least 21 people and wounded 60 and when militants from the southern oil-producing Niger Delta in October 2010 exploded two car bombs at Independence Day celebration, leaving at least 12 people dead and 17 injured. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta which carried out that attack has been largely dormant since then, except for some sabotage of oil pipelines.

There was no immediate claim for Monday's bombing though bus stations are a favored Boko Haram target. In March 2013, the extremists drove a car bomb into the main bus station in Kano, Nigeria's second biggest city, killing at least 25 people.

Boko Haram's campaign to make Nigeria an Islamic state with Sharia, or Islamic law, enforced throughout the country poses the greatest threat to its cohesion and security and threatens nearby countries where the fighters have gone to train and fight. (Continue Reading.)

British Police "Buried" Evidence of Islamic Grooming Gangs for Fear of Being Labeled "Islamophobes"

Muslim organizations invented the term "Islamophobia" to silence critics of Islam. The result is that thousands of little girls have been abused while Muslim grooming gangs hide behind their shield of "Islamophobia."
World News Daily—Under pressure from political correctness, authorities have allowed Muslim pedophile gangs in the United Kingdom to groom underage girls for sexual abuse for decades, victimizing as many as 10,000 schoolgirls, according to a report by an organization calling for an investigation.

“What we believe is required is a full-scale public inquiry,” the Law and Freedom Foundation said in the conclusion of its 300-plus page report, “Easy Meat: Multiculturalism, Islam and Child Sex Slavery.”

The group said the public inquiry “must look into the failures of national agencies, child-care charities, and academics to study this problem.”

“The inquiry must look into what police forces knew and when they knew these things. Is it true that Lancashire police knew about grooming gang activities in the 1970s? How much information did they have, and how credible was it? Why has the problem of the grooming of Sikh girls by these gangs been kept off the national agenda from 1988 to 2013? Did Islamic fundamentalist organizations encourage Muslim men to go out and deceive and groom non-Muslim women?”

The foundation said its report examines the grooming gangs activities, the connection to Islam and the scale of the problem.

The report says that 20 years ago, child-care professionals dealing with the victims made recommendations that could have protected the victims, but the steps have never been implemented.

The report, authored by Peter McLoughlin, says all sexual abuse of children is horrible, but the “phenomenon of gangs of men who loiter with impunity around schoolgirls, luring them into a life of addiction and prostitution is a distinct category of child sexual abuse, but a category that the authorities in Britain have deliberately ignored for 25 years.”

The report says the Muslim community has refused to condemn the crimes and to inform police that they were going on.

“Political correctness would be used to make sure that people did not speak about this phenomenon, enabling the perpetrators free rein to sexually abuse schoolgirls for decades. Yes, decades. We know that in an age where parents are not allowed to smack their children, this sounds unbelievable,” the report says.

Even though some details have appeared in reports over the last year or two, the full extent of the problem is stunning, the report says.

“In England, this epidemic of child-rape by grooming gangs has been going on since at least 1988,” it says. “Despite more than a decade of disinformation by child-care professionals, academics, and political activists, the earliest claims (1988 to 2003) were that the gangs were overwhelmingly Muslim. This massive over-representation of Muslim men in this crime spree has been borne out by the prosecutions of the last three to four years, but it is clear that it must have been known long ago and should have been made public.

“Because the predators were Muslims, the agencies who are responsible for child-protection have almost entirely failed in their job to protect vulnerable children. From a fear of being called ‘racist,’ police forces across the country have buried the evidence,” the report says.

The organization believes its analysis “will show that there are indeed prima facie reasons for considering Islamic doctrine to be at the root of this problem, both in Britain and in the Netherlands.” (Continue Reading.)
For more on Islamic grooming gangs in the UK, watch this:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Canadian College Student Anisa Rawhani Dons Hijab to Learn about Islamophobia, Finds That People Are Nicer to Her

Western nations are far more tolerant than Muslim nations, which is why it's so odd to hear Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA constantly complain about bigotry and Islamophobia in America and Europe. Indeed, if one were to judge Western nations by these endless complaints, we would expect that as soon as a woman puts on a hijab, she will be bombarded with with insults.

That's exactly what a Canadian student set out to test. She decided to wear a hijab in public to see if she would be treated differently. And she found that, when pretending to be a Muslim, she was treated better by strangers, not worse.
Daily Mail—A Canadian college student recently conducted a social experiment to see if people treated her differently if she wore a hijab - a traditional Muslim veil that covers a woman's head and chest - and what she discovered was a bit unexpected.

Anisa Rawhani, a third-year student at Queens University in Ontario, wore the traditional Muslim garb for 18 days in January as she worked at the university's library, visited stores and restaurants near the campus and as she did volunteer work with local children.

According to Rawhani - who conducted the experiment to see if people in her community were racist towards minority groups - she noticed that people actually treated her more kindly and with more respect than when she didn't wear the hijab.

Rawhani, who is not Muslim, wrote about her experience wearing traditional Muslim clothing in the March edition of the Queen's Journal, where she works as a copy editor - the article is titled 'Overt to Covert.'

'At first I thought I was just imagining things. There's no way this is actually happening,' Rawhani told the Whig.com.

'I went with my hijab and people were very nice, people were polite, parents would shake my hand, so the experience was all across the board in Kingston.'

In some cases, she says, she would go out with friends who weren't wearing any identifying religious symbols and she was treated much nicer than they were.

'There was this excess (of niceness) that I would experience that I couldn't account for,' she said. 'Like really going the extra mile like smiling broadly and being so so polite, which I've never experienced before. It was a stark contrast that was going on that threw me for a loop.' (Continue Reading.)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Muslim Apologist Tries to Convince Me That the Earth Was Once Flat and That the Sun May Set in a Muddy Pool!

Hisham Sufyan is an internet apologist who describes himself as a "knight of Allah":


He's been trying to convince me that Islam is true by claiming that the Qur'an has been perfectly preserved and that it contains no errors. When I pointed out that, according to his own sources, entire chapters of the Qur'an were lost (along with lengthy passages and individual verses), he argued that Allah had sent jinn to destroy these portions of the Qur'an because they had been corrupted!

His response to obvious scientific errors in the Qur'an was just as interesting. After I showed that, according to the Qur'an, the sun sets in a muddy pool (18:86) and the earth is flat (88:17-20), he defended the Qur'an:


While it's refreshing to see a Muslim taking these Qur'an verses seriously and defending their accuracy (rather than radically reinterpreting their obvious meaning), we can only chuckle at the attempt to convince us that the sun sets in a muddy pool and that the earth was originally flat. Welcome to Islam, folks!

***UPDATE***

Amed Ma is apparently embarrassed by what his prophet says about the setting of the sun, so he's attacking the hadith in which Muhammad claims that the sun sets in a pool. According to Amed, the hadith is weak. I've asked him to name his hadith scholars who claim that the hadith is weak, but he resorted to personal attacks instead. Meanwhile, here's the hadith in the Darussalam edition of Sahih al-Bukhari. Notice that the hadith scholars classify the hadith as sahih. Better luck next time, Amed Ma!

Afghan Woman Mutilated by Husband for Refusing to Sell Daughters as Child Brides

The Honor Diaries is a groundbreaking film drawing attention to the rampant abuse of women in Muslim countries. CAIR and other Muslim groups are attempting to block showings of the film, in order to deflect attention from the issue. But in deflecting attention from the plight of Muslim women, they are dooming women like Satira to endless abuse and exploitation.

Afghanistan, CNN—In December last year, 23-year-old Sitara was asleep on the floor with her daughters when her husband woke her. He needed money for a fix of heroin and crystal meth -- an addiction he'd developed over the course of their marriage. When she was married off to him as a child bride at the age of seven, his drug of choice was hashish. But now this man -- 20 years her senior -- was a full-blown addict.

He wanted to divorce Sitara so he could take their daughters and marry them off for a few thousand dollars for each girl's virginity. But Sitara refused -- this protective mother adamant her children were not going to suffer the same fate as her. She'd reached her limit with his destructive drug use and the monster he'd turned into.

But she didn't realize just how much of a monster he'd become.

That night he demanded money and a simple ring she was wearing -- the only jewelry she possessed. When Sitara said no, he bashed in her head until part of her brain was protruding from her skull. She was almost unconscious. He then pinned her down, got a knife and cut off her nose and upper lip.

"My head was throbbing and he was on top of me, that's when I saw the knife," she recalls. I struggled but then blacked out. When I woke up, I tried to touch my nose and lips but I felt nothing."

Sitara's girls were asleep except for 10-year-old Somia. I ask her what happened, but her elder sister, Parisa, steps in and explains. "We were all asleep except for my sister Somia. I asked her why didn't she wake me up? She told me our father threatened her that if she screamed, he would cut her just like our mother.

"My father then tripped over me as he was pulling my mother by the hair. I woke up and started screaming at him. Then he ran away and we never saw him again." (Continue Reading.)
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