I've been friends with Farhan Qureshi for years. We did several public debates when he was a Muslim, and we also debated after he left Islam. Our mutual friend Antonio sent me this:
Monday, April 27, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
As I was leaving the Pamela Geller speech at Brooklyn College, I saw that students had gathered outside to shout "Free, Free Palestine!" at the Jews who were exiting. I caught the end of it with my camera. Some girls even formed a ring around me!
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Muslim Students Shout "Don't Come Back!" and "Allahu Akbar!" as Pamela Geller Finishes Speech at Brooklyn College
Students were extremely disruptive while Pamela Geller was speaking at Brooklyn College. When her speech was finished, students began shouting "Don't come back!" and "Allahu Akbar!" Disrupting events has officially replaced open, honest discussion on college campuses.
Pamela Geller spoke at Brooklyn College last night, and there were plenty of people trying (unsuccessfully) to shout her down. One of the most disturbing moments came when a Muslim girl yelled "Alhamdulillah!" ("Thanks Be to Allah!") when Pamela mentioned the growth of ISIS. Apparently, support for ISIS is alive and well at Brooklyn College. Here's the clip:
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Since Christians still aren't allowed to have an open, honest discussion about the ideology that calls for our subjugation, it seems we're supposed to sit back and wait to be killed.
To understand why this man wanted to kill Christians, watch this:
French police believe the 24-year-old Algerian native was planning an imminent attack Sunday on one or more French churches in Paris when he shot himself, France’s top security official announced Wednesday. The suspect, who was not named, is a computer science student who was flagged as a risk by security officials last year, said Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve. He is also accused in the death of a young mother.
Sources told AFP that the suspect was found with a bullet it his leg and said he was wounded in some sort of dispute. The man was treated for a leg wound and remained hospitalized on Wednesday.
Police who arrived at the scene found a blood trail leading to his car, with loaded guns, bulletproof vests and notes about potential targets inside.
Inside the car, authorities discovered flashing blue lights that can fix magnetically to car roofs and orange “Police” armbands used by French plainclothes officers, RTL radio reports, according to France 24.
"Detailed documents that were also found established beyond doubt that the individual was planning an imminent attack, probably on one or two churches," Cazeneuve said, according to Reuters.
In the man's apartment, in southeastern Paris, more weapons were found as well as evidence of ties to Islamic extremism, the official said. There was no immediate evidence that the suspect had direct ties to any organized groups, the official added. (Continue Reading.)
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Many women in Pakistan do not have the freedom to openly challenge and criticize honor killings. Hence, the task of calling for the protection of Muslim women falls to Westerners. Yet Westerners who call for an open, honest discussion of honor killings are labeled "Islamophobes" and "bigots." How will there ever come a time when Pakistani women will be safe from their own families if we allow fear to silence us?
Muhammad Siddique became enraged on learning that his wife, Shabana Bibi, 25, had visited her sister without first asking him if she could go out, her brother Muhammad Azam said.
Siddique and his father then beat Bibi before dousing her with petrol and setting her on fire in Central Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district on Friday, Azam said.
Bibi had been married to Siddique for three years, during which time she had suffered repeated domestic abuse for the couple's inability to have children, Azam said.
Suffering burns to 80 percent of her body, Bibi died of her injuries in hospital on Saturday. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, April 17, 2015
Didn't these bombmakers get the memo from President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance?
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The discovery in 2009 of two al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky -- who later admitted in court that they'd attacked U.S. soldiers in Iraq -- prompted the bureau to assign hundreds of specialists to an around-the-clock effort aimed at checking its archive of 100,000 improvised explosive devices collected in the war zones, known as IEDs, for other suspected terrorists' fingerprints.
"We are currently supporting dozens of current counter-terrorism investigations like that," FBI Agent Gregory Carl, director of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), said in an ABC News interview to be broadcast tonight on ABC News' "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline".
"I wouldn't be surprised if there were many more than that," said House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul. "And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me."
As a result of the Kentucky case, the State Department stopped processing Iraq refugees for six months in 2011, federal officials told ABC News – even for many who had heroically helped U.S. forces as interpreters and intelligence assets. One Iraqi who had aided American troops was assassinated before his refugee application could be processed, because of the immigration delays, two U.S. officials said. In 2011, fewer than 10,000 Iraqis were resettled as refugees in the U.S., half the number from the year before, State Department statistics show. (Continue Reading.)
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Does there ever come a point when we're allowed to openly discuss the ideology that leads to these daily atrocities?
According to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, the young boy, Nouman Masih, was walking on his way to a cloth stitching job when he was approached by two Muslim men.
After answering when asked by the men whether he was a Muslim or Christian, the men beat him, chased him down, doused him in kerosene and set him on fire when he told them that he was a Christian. Doctors ruled that Masih's body was 55 percent burned.
Although doctors thought Masih might be able to survive his burns, Gill told The Christian Post on Wednesday that the hospital did not have the burn treatment facilities needed to treat the severity of Masih's wounds.
Masih died around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. (Continue Reading.)
Are non-Muslims ever safe when there's a Muslim majority? Even on a boat ride?
To understand the Islamic view of Christians, watch this short video:
Italian authorities have arrested 15 people on suspicion of murdering the Christians at sea, police in Palermo, Sicily, said.
The original group of 105 people left Libya on Tuesday in a rubber boat. Sometime during the trip north across the Mediterranean Sea, the alleged assailants -- Muslims from the Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal -- threw the 12 overboard, police said.
Other people on the voyage told police that they themselves were spared "because they strongly opposed the drowning attempt and formed a human chain," Palermo police said.
The boat was intercepted by an Italian navy vessel, which transferred the passengers to a Panamanian-flagged ship. That ship docked in Palermo on Wednesday, after which the arrests were made, police said.
The 12 who died were from Nigeria and Ghana, police said.
Thousands of people each year make the dangerous sea journey from North Africa to Europe's Mediterranean coast, often aboard vessels poorly equipped for the trip. Many of them attempt the voyage to flee war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
More than 10,000 people have arrived on Italian shores from Libya since last weekend alone, according to the Italian coast guard. (Continue Reading.)
Sunday, April 12, 2015
As always, ISIS plainly declares their religious reasons for their actions. As always, our leaders assure us that their actions have nothing to do with religion.
The destruction at Nimrud, located near the militant-held city of Mosul, came amid other attacks on antiquity carried out by the group now holding a third of Iraq and neighboring Syria in its self-declared caliphate. The attacks have horrified archaeologists and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who last month called the destruction at Nimrud "a war crime."
The seven-minute video, posted late Saturday, shows bearded militants using sledgehammers, jackhammers and saws to take down huge alabaster reliefs depicting Assyrian kings and deities. A bulldozer brings down walls, while militants fill barrels with explosives and later destroy three separate areas of the site in massive explosions.
"God has honored us in the Islamic State to remove all of these idols and statutes worshipped instead of Allah in the past days," one militant says in the video. Another militant vows that "whenever we seize a piece of land, we will remove signs of idolatry and spread monotheism." (Continue Reading.)
Friday, April 10, 2015
In case anyone has connections, my wife and I volunteer to adopt this little girl's baby.
Here are ten Qur'an verses you need to know to understand ISIS:
Iraq—Girls as young as nine are being raped and tortured by Islamic State militants, according to aid workers in Iraq.
Yazidi Refugee Camp
Hundreds of Yazidi women and children who were taken hostage by the brutal regime were released this week after more than eight months in captivity.
But volunteers in huge make-shift refugee camps have given a distressing account of trauma and abuse at the hand of the jihadist group, which continues to wage a bloody war across the region.
Charity workers said one nine-year-old girl, who was left pregnant after being raped by at least 10 different men, was so young and weak she was likely to die during childbirth.
“Even a caesarean section is dangerous,” Yousif Daoud, a Canadian-based aid worker who recently returned from the region, said.
“The abuse she has suffered left her mentally and physically traumatised.”
The freed group of 200 girls and women was taken hostage last summer after intense fighting in northern Iraq.
Tens of thousands of Yazidis – a minority group based mainly in the Kurdistan region of the country – were attacked and besieged on a mountain side in August 2014.
Hundreds were killed during the fighting and estimates put the number of girls still being held by extremist fighters at up to 4,000.
Aid workers said releasing the 200-strong group of girls and women this week might have been done simply to shame them when they returned to their families.
“Sending back those girls and women is a way of shaming the whole community,” Mr Daoud said.
“I don’t know what the future would be for their babies.
“The girls and women don’t want them. They have suffered so much they just want to forget.
“If they are married, their husbands won’t take them back if they are pregnant. And it’s clear that the babies will never be accepted.” (Continue Reading.)
Since politicians and the media absolutely refuse to understand jihad, and since they have no plan for dealing with the root cause of jihad, it seems we're being forced to accept jihad as the new norm.
To understand jihad, watch this:
John Thomas Booker Jr., also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was named with in three counts that alleged he planned on Friday to use a “weapon of mass destruction” to damage property at the U.S. Army Base near Junction City in a suicide mission.
He was arrested without incident 9 a.m. Friday. Conviction on any count could mean a sentence of life in prison. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom of Kansas.
“We face a continued threat from individuals within our own borders who may be motivated by a variety of causes,” said Grissom said in a news release. “Anyone who seeks to harm this nation and its people will be brought to justice.”
More than a year ago, court records contend, Booker posted on Facebook that “I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye! I’m going to wage jihad and hopes that i die.” A few days later, according to the charges, he said “getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush!!”
That, the charges contend, prompted a tip to FBI agents who interviewed him.
Booker had enlisted in the U.S. Army with the intent to “commit an insider attack against American soldiers,” the court records allege he told FBI agents.
But he apparently enlisted under a delayed entry program and never became a part of the Army.
Months later, in October 2014, the charges contend Booker came in contact with an FBI informant and said he wanted to be part of the Islamic State, sometimes referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Authorities on Friday contended that Booker had created at least two videos — one filmed in front of a collection of bomb materials — rented a 10-foot-by-20-foot storage locker in Topeka and went to several retailers buying bomb materials.
But they said there was never a breach in security at Fort Riley. And the assembled bomb material was inert, incapable of explosion.
“I want to assure the public there was never any breach of Fort Riley Military Base,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Jackson. “Recently the Command Staff at Fort Riley has been working hand-in-hand with law enforcement to ensure the utmost security and protection for the men and women who serve our country, and the surrounding community that supports the base.”
Still, the court records contend Booker planned a specific route through the base and targeted particular buildings to be struck with a car bomb. He had identified a utility gate to the base chosen because Booker believed his entry would not easily be detected and he could find an area where the car bomb “would kill as many soldiers as possible,” the charges contend.
While he was making the final connections to arm the car bombs at that gate, the charges allege, he was arrested by the FBI.
The court document describes a man eager to go overseas to fight with the Islamic State and a willingness take his fight to “the White House right now.”
Booker told an informant that a “suicide bomb is his number one aspiration because he couldn’t be captured, all evidence would be destroyed, and he would be guaranteed to hit his target.” (Continue Reading.)
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Here's an excellent debate between Nabeel Qureshi and Shabir Ally that's sure to be a classic (though I suspect Christians will be sharing it much more than Muslims!).
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
One of the NBA's all-time greats, Muslim convert Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, has been defending Islam against criticisms arising from endless terrorist attacks. Actress Pam Grier, has the inside scoop on how Islam affected Abdul-Jabbar's view of women.
To learn more about Islam's view of women, watch this short introduction:
According to actress Pam Grier’s 2010 autobiography, “Foxy: My Life In Three Acts,” she and Jabbar shared a passionate and serious relationship during the process of his religious conversion. Marriage was on the table. She had already met his parents, and their mutual destinies had launched.
Both were young. He was already a leading NBA scorer and had been named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. She was 22, impossibly gorgeous, and on the cusp of launching an acting career that would eventually lead to her earning her own status as a legend.
The relationship abruptly changed when Lew asked her to start calling him Kareem. He had begun a conversion to what would become a lifelong commitment to Islam. Immediately, he demanded she stop working. “A conservative man at heart who was getting more so by the day,” Grier writes, “he didn’t want to see his girlfriend working.”
At the time Grier was working as a dancer in a nightclub. The type of work she was doing wasn’t the only issue. He did not want her working at all, and he also wanted her to convert to Islam. His faith told Jabbar he could date a non-Muslim, but not marry one. Her heart set on an education, she didn’t want to move to Milwaukee.
“If we get married, you don’t have to get an education,” was his reply, according to Grier. “I’ll take care of you.”
Although she was a self-described feminist who believed education was the road to empowerment, Grier, who had been raised a Catholic but moved away from all religion, agreed to study the Koran. What she found she didn’t like. Jabbar tried to explain to her that the New Islam was different from what she was reading. To Grier it didn’t sound all that new.
Grier with Abdul-Jabbar
“Then why is the woman, even in the ‘New Islam,’ supposed to walk behind the man. Why can’t we walk side by side?”
Jabbar’s answer to this and many other questions was, “That’s what Allah wants. The man is the leader. That is how it is written.”
He also told her she would be required to be chaperoned and wear a headscarf.
“The truth is that Kareem didn’t want me to work or get an education,” Grier summarizes. “He really just wanted me to be a good Muslim wife, bear his children, walk behind him, and keep my hair covered up with a head scarf. … From what I could see, once a woman converted to Islam and got married, she gave up her individual rights.”
Grier was bugged especially by the fact that in the Middle East some Muslim woman were living in a more progressive society that gave them more freedoms and allowed them to get an education. She writes, “[B]ut Kareem never told me about them. Either he didn’t know or he didn’t want me to know.”
There is no question that although she was conflicted, Grier was madly in love with Jabbar (she says they remain friends to this day) and desperate to find a way to reconcile herself to his rigid view of a woman’s place in the world.
She wanted to make it work.
Then the humiliations came.
They refused to hug her. They pulled away from her touch as though she were diseased. Then came the real humiliation.
“I wasn’t supposed to speak to them at all, unless I was answering a specific question. I stood there awkwardly, when Kareem said in a quiet voice, ‘You’re supposed to leave the room now, Pam.'”
“For how long?” She asked.
“Until I ask you come back or my friends leave,” was his reply.
Humiliated, she sat alone in the bedroom until Jabbar came in and asked her to make the group sandwiches. She obliged, and after serving the men, Jabbar said, “You have to go now. You can take a sandwich with you.” (Continue Reading.)
Monday, April 6, 2015
Kenya University Massacre Mastermind Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi Was Law School Student, Son of Government Official
The official position of the Obama Administration is that terrorist attacks are the result of joblessness and poverty. Again and again, however, we see wealthy, educated Muslims becoming terrorists. Our leaders are denying reality.
Abdirahim Mohammed Abdullahi, who was killed by security forces Thursday along with the three other militants who stormed Garissa University College, was the son of a government chief in Mandera County, which borders Somalia, Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told The Associated Press.
The chief had reported his son missing last year and feared he had gone to Somalia, Njoka said.
Somalia's al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the bloodbath, saying it was retribution for Kenya's sending of troops to Somalia to fight the extremists. The attackers separated Christian students from Muslim ones and massacred the Christians. (Continue Reading.)