Read more at www.jihadwatch.org
This from famous Egyptian preacher, Abu Ishaq al-Huwaini--who earlier said that Islam teaches Muslims to plunder, rape, and enslave infidels. A leader of Egypt's Salafi movement, which came in second only to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt's recent elections, Huwaini's comments are a reminder of what's in store for the nation.
"Face of a woman like her vagina," from Elaph, December 13:Famous Salafi preacher Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huwainia likened the face of a woman to her vagina during a talk in front of a group of people on the necessity for women to wear the niqab [veil]. The sheikh's words provoked anger among women and Muslims in Egypt, even as his supporters defended him...
É sempre bom ver o que os muçulmanos dizem entre si, neste caso para educar os seus jovens pré-universitários, e passar sobre a cortina de fumo da propaganda para consumo ocidental:
Saudi textbook says conflict with Jews "is a religious conflict, not a dispute about politics or nationality, or a conflict between races or tribes, or a fight over land or country, as some describe it"
So much for "underlying causes" and the various excuses du jour. "Saudi High School Textbook Preaches Hate," from the Investigative Project on Terrorism, December 8:
A twelfth-grade Saudi textbook is teaching hatred of Jews and jihad to liberate Palestine, according to MEMRI. The report illustrates that hatred and violence continue to be themes in Saudi educational materials, putting a black mark on the conservative Islamic kingdom's desire to become a "knowledge society."
"Whoever studies the nature of the conflict between the Muslims and the Jews understands an important fact, [namely that] this is a religious conflict, not a dispute about politics or nationality, or a conflict between races or tribes, or a fight over land or country, as some describe it," states Saudi textbook Studies from the Muslim World.
The book says that the conflict will not end unless one side vanquishes the other, because "throughout Islamic history, the Jews have striven to destroy the [Islamic] religion and spread fitna [chaos] among the Muslims." The book also repeats classic anti-Semitic lies that Jews have taken control of Western media and culture, exploited their home societies, and aligned themselves with Christians to destroy Islam.
The natural response to the Jews and the state of Israel, the textbook states, is violence. "Jihad for the sake of Allah is the only path to liberating Palestine. Only through jihad did the Muslims conquer Jerusalem, and only through jihad did the Crusaders leave Palestine," it declares.
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgThe widespread use of Saudi textbooks, inside and outside the kingdom, spreads extremist views, despite claims by Saudi authorities that they are refining their educational system. In September, the Hudson Institute released a report that showed that Saudi authorities did not delete hatred from textbooks, but simply shifted around offensive passages or slightly reworded them.
A andorinha de hoje voa de modo a não deixar dúvidas ao mais inexperiente augure: a Tunísia vai ter um governo de tendência teocrática, apostado em dar o seu contributo para a eliminação de Israel.
Que brisa tão fresca.
New Tunisian PM: "The liberation of Jerusalem starts here. I will be the sixth righteous caliph."
The English in this report is marginal, but the import is clear. The Righteous or Rightly Guided Caliphs were, according to Islamic tradition, the first four successors of Muhammad: Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman, and Ali Ibn Abi Talib. Then some add Hasan, Ali's son, or Umar II, who came slightly later. And Hamadi Jebali is apparently planning to be the sixth.
"Tunisia's new Prime minisiter's [sic]: "I am a Rightous Caliph, I see Signs from God." !!!," from All Voices, November 13
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgIn a popular meeting in Sousse today, Hamadi Jebali of Enahdha party, certainly tunisian [sic] next prime minister in Tunisia, has announced that he and his party will be "the 6 th islamic Rightly Guided Caliphs", promising also that this tunisian [sic] Caliphate will, enlighten the worrld [sic], as did the Jasmine revolution!
The term Caliphate refers to the first system of government established in Islam and represented the political unity of the Muslim Ummah (community). Its head is the Caliph, a monarch, usually chosen among pious imams.
He also promised that Jerusalem will be freed from jewish [sic] occupation. The liberation process will start from the tunisian [sic] Caliphate! pointing [sic] to a palestenian [sic] guest woman present in the meeting: "our sister's presence is a divine sign from God. The liberation of jerusalem starts here. I will be the 6th Rightous [sic] Caliph"...
Dizem que uma andorinha não faz a Primavera, mas muitas certamente que sim.
Olhemos para as andorinhas que voam nos céus árabes, para ler os augúrios do que desta tão bizarra Primavera está para vir:
Egypt: Islamic supremacist presidential candidate vows to arrest bikini-wearing women if elected
Sharia Alert from Egypt: "Egyptian women fret as 'modesty' becomes election issue," by Joseph Mayton for The Media Line, November 14:
[...] And, freed from the strictures of the Mubarak era, politicians are pushing forward on an Islamic agenda.
“It’s so frustrating,” says Marwa, who told The Media Line that she wears the veil in part because her mother wants it and partly out of the conviction that “it was the right thing to do.” But at the same time she is critical of politicians “who would dare tell a woman what is appropriate. That is un-Islamic.”
The two are typical young Egyptian women, who participated in the January and February uprising that forced out president Hosni Mubarak and put the country on the path toward democracy. But with elections just two weeks away, they are lamenting how women are being left out of the dialogue and discussion of the future of the country.
“We were at the front of the protests, getting beaten and supporting the future of Egypt,” recalls Heba. But now, she says, “Women are not being heard from and this is causing a lot of frustration among myself and my friends who want the ability to choose our lives and what we do.”...
The controversy over the status of women in post-Mubarak Egypt came to a head at the start of November after Hazem Saleh Abu Ismail, a leading presidential candidate and Muslim cleric, gave two television interviews in which he outlined an Islamic future for the country that would impose Saudi Arabian-style dress and behavior on the public.
In an interview on the 90 Minutes television program, Abu Ismail said he supported what he called “Islamic dress” for women, meaning the hijab, or veil. Asked about what would happen to a woman wearing a bikini on the beach, he responded, “she would be arrested.”
Days later, he went on the Biladna Bil Masr program and lashed out at the show’s popular TV host, Reem Maged, and all other unveiled women in the country. He declared al-tabarouj (the failure to cover one’s hair and of wearing makeup) a “mortal sin” and said he would make such actions “criminal,” citing his interpretation of Islamic law.
He told Maged he wouldn’t have agreed to the interview at all because of her dress but said that in politics “things are different” and he has to meet with people from all walks of life. To underscore his point, a Facebook-based Salafist news outlet re-aired the interview with Maged’s head and face covered by a dark filter to “veil” her.
“I desire for you what I desire for my sister, and I admire your courage during the January revolution and I wish the next time we meet, things will be different,” Abu Ismail told his host inviting her to cover her hair....
In nearby Tunisia, which like Egypt has a largely secular elite, the moderately Islamist Ennahda Party won more than 40% of the vote for a constituent assembly last month, making it the dominant power in the country’s emerging democracy. In Egypt, 67% of those polled by the Pew Global Attitudes Project last April said the country’s laws should strictly follow the Quran's teachings. Another 27% said that they should follow the values and principles of Islam....
If elected, Abu Ismail has promised to apply Islamic law to other realms of Egyptians life, which would mean closing down casinos, outlawing the drinking alcohol in public, forcing Copts to pay a special tax for not converting, and punishing women who would wear “immodest” clothes.
That special tax would be the jizya, which the Qur'an says that dhimmis must pay "with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued" (9:29).
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgFor now, it is an uphill battle against the conservatism that has risen in Egypt since July, when the Salafists – those who adhere to what they call a literal interpretation of the Qur’an – converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square in the hundreds of thousands, demanding an Islamic state for Egypt. Women saw this as the beginning of the struggle for their rights.
For Marwa, Heba and other women in the country, it is a fight for women’s rights. “We must stand against this sort of thing, whether we are veiled or not,” says Heba, “because freedom of choice is important for Egypt’s future.”
The above picture, taken at a recent protest in Egypt, has been making the rounds on various Arabic websites. Note the rope around the women, herding them like camels; note the man to the right holding the leash, walking them. I am told this is a common “precautionary measure” to keep women from mixing with men during protests.
Considering that certain Islamic texts describe females as “she-camels in heat,” or that it is traditional for some men to divorce their wives by saying “you are given free rein and unloosed like that camel,” or that Muslims are thought to have a mind-frame rooted in sand, camels, and ropes—this measure must surely seem natural.
At any rate, to those who think that history must always progress, take note: fifty years ago, the overwhelming majority of women in Egypt wore dresses, hair uncovered, and would never have condescended to being walked on a leash.
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgSuch is “progress”—“Arab Spring” style.
El Venerable Papa Pío XII no solo ayudó a salvar a casi 900 mil judíos durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial sino que también él mismo y en persona ayudó a varios de ellos en la ciudad de Roma, según afirma un experto historiador judío.
Hace poco Gary Krupp conoció el relato de una judía cuya familia fue rescatada gracias a la intervención directa del Vaticano. "Hay una carta inusual, escrita por una mujer que aún vive en el norte de Italia, quien dijo que participó con su madre, su tía y otros parientes en una audiencia con Pío XII en 1947".
Junto a Pío XII estaba su Secretario de Estado, el entonces Mons. Giovanni Montini, que sería luego el Papa Pablo VI.
Reconocidos por una mujer judía
"Su tía miró al Papa y dijo: ‘usted estaba vestido como franciscano’, y miró a Montini quien estaba a su costado y le dijo ‘y usted como un sacerdote común. Me sacaron del gueto y me llevaron al Vaticano’. Montini le dijo inmediatamente: ‘silencio, no repitan esta historia".
Krupp cree que estas afirmaciones son ciertas porque están en la línea del carácter de Pío XII quien "necesitaba ver con sus propios ojos cómo eran las cosas".
"Solía salir en su carro a zonas bombardeadas de Roma, y ciertamente no tenía miedo. De la misma forma lo puedo ver entrando al gueto para ver lo que estaba sucediendo", afirma el experto historiador.
Pave de Way Foundation
Krupp y su esposa Meredith son los fundadores de la Pave the Way Foundation iniciada en 2002 para "identificar y eliminar los obstáculos no teológicos entre las religiones". En 2006 líderes católicos y judíos le solicitaron investigar el "escollo" de la reputación del Papa Pío XII durante la guerra. Con este descubrimiento, Wall, un neoyorkino de 64 años cree que finalmente ha logrado un gran avance.
Judíos que defienden a Pío XII
"Somos judíos. Crecimos odiando el nombre de Pío XII. Creíamos que era antisemita, creíamos que era un colaborador de los nazis, todas las cosas que se dicen de él, las creíamos".
Krupp está de acuerdo con las conclusiones de otro historiador judío y diplomático israelí, Pinchas Lapide, quien afirma que las acciones del Papa Pío XII y del Vaticano permitieron salvar a aproximadamente 897 mil judíos durante la guerra.
Pave the Way tiene unas 46 mil páginas de documentación histórica que sostiene esta afirmación, que ahora ofrecen en su sitio web junto a numerosas entrevistas con testigos presenciales e historiadores.
"Creo que es una responsabilidad moral, esto no tiene nada que ver con la Iglesia Católica. Sólo tiene que ver con la responsabilidad judía de reconocer a un hombre que en realidad salvó a un enorme número de judíos en todo el mundo mientras estaba rodeado de fuerzas hostiles, infiltrado por espías y bajo amenaza de muerte".
Krupp explicó que una de las formas de esta ayuda se dio a través de la red de nunciaturas apostólicas en todo el mundo con las que se sacaba a los judíos perseguidos en Europa. Por ejemplo, entre 1939 y 1945 el Vaticano solicitó 800 visas para entrar a la República Dominicana. Esta acción y otras similares permitieron salvar a más de 11 mil judíos solo de esa forma.
Conspiración de la KGBRead more at www.religionenlibertad.com
Pave the Way también tiene evidencia que demuestra que la reputación que manejan los enemigos de la Iglesia sobre el Papa Pío XII nace como una conspiración de la KGB rusa. Un exoficial de esta institución, Ion Mihai Pacepa, precisa que todo fue complot soviético.
Krupp precisa que los comunistas querían "desacreditar al Papa luego de su muerte, para destruir la reputación de la Iglesia Católica y, más importante para nosotros, para aislar a los judíos de los católicos. Tuvieron éxito en esas tres áreas".
En su opinión todo esto está cambiando ahora. Cuando lo escuchan hablar, dice Krupp, "muchos judíos han estado extremadamente agradecidos. ‘Me siento feliz de escuchar eso. Nunca quise creer esto de él (Pío XII), especialmente los que lo conocimos".
Egypt: Christian student murdered for refusing to remove crucifix
Ayman Nabil Labib, a 17-year-old Coptic Christian student, was murdered by Muslim classmates after refusing to remove a crucifix he was wearing, the Assyrian International News Agency is reporting.
The murder, which took place on October 16 in the central Egyptian town of Mallawi, took place after a teacher asked Labib to cover up a tattooed cross on his wrist. Labib refused, instead uncovering a cross necklace.
“The teacher nearly choked my son, and some Muslim students joined in the beating,” said Labib’s father.
Read more at www.catholicculture.org
“They beat my son so much in the classroom that he fled to the lavatory on the ground floor, but they followed him and continued their assault,” the victim’s mother added. “When one of the supervisors took him to his room, Ayman was still breathing. The ambulance transported him from there dead, one hour later.”
Isto ainda mal começou. Se não nos pomos a pau (metafórica e, quem sabe, literalmente), a guerra civil europeia entre muçulmanos e não-muçulmanos com tomates, é uma questão de tempo.
Le siège parisien de Charlie Hebdo incendié
Le siège parisien de l'hebdomadaire satirique Charlie Hebdo a été la cible de cocktails molotovs dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi.
Le bâtiment de l'hebdomadaire français a partiellement brulé, a confirmé Charb, le directeur de la publication du journal à Europe 1.Read more at www.lalibre.be
Le journal satirique sortira ce mercredi une édition spéciale relative à la la victoire du parti islamiste Ennahda en Tunisie et la promesse du CNT d'utiliser la Charria comme source de législation en Libye. Mahomet, en plus d'être illustré en Une de "Charria Hebdo", en sera le rédacteur en chef fictif.
L'incendie, qui s'est déclenché "aux alentours de 01H00 du matin", est "maîtrisé et n'a fait aucun blessé", a-t-on indiqué de source policière. "Il n'y a pas d'interpellation", a-t-on ajouté, tout en évoquant un jet de "cocktail molotov" pour expliquer l'origine de l'incendie. "L'enquête devra le confirmer", a-t-on souligné.
Selon le médecin urgentiste et chroniqueur Patrick Pelloux, joint sur place par l'AFP, le cocktail molotov aurait été lancé "sur la devanture et aurait mis le feu au système informatique".
"Tout est détruit", a témoigné M. Pelloux. "Le poste de maquette a brûlé et il y a de la suie partout, le système électrique a fondu", a précisé le directeur de la publication, le dessinateur Charb, également joint sur place par l'AFP.
"Sur Twitter, sur Facebook, on a reçu pas mal de lettres de protestation, de menaces, d'insultes", que la direction du journal s'apprêtait à transmettre à la police, a-t-il expliqué.
Par ailleurs, le site internet du journal a été hacké; un message, en anglais et en turc, dénonce l'utilisation de l'image du prophète Mahomet.
Avec un titre de Une que l'on savait, comme à son habitude, provocateur ("100 coups de fouet, si vous n'êtes pas morts de rire !"), "Charia Ebdo" n'a pas manqué de susciter de vives réactions, avant même sa parution.
"On se demande ce qu'il faut faire pour ne pas indigner", avait réagi Charb, dessinateur et directeur de la publication de Charlie Hebdo, sité par Le Monde. "On n'a pas l'impression d'avoir fait une provocation supplémentaire. On a l'impression simplement de faire notre boulot comme d'habitude. La seule différence cette semaine, c'est que Mahomet est en couverture et que c'est assez rare de le mettre en couverture", a-t-il ajouté.
La police judiciaire de Paris a été saisie de l'enquête.
Le journal satirique s'est défendu de mettre de l'huile sur le feu. Il avait par ailleurs, en 2006, comparu devant la justice pour répondre à la parution des caricatures de Mahomet. Il avait cependant été relaxé. Ces parutions, en provenance du journal danois, avaient déclenché de violentes réactions dans les communautés musulmanes.
En solidarité avec Charlie Hedbo, le Nouvel Observateur a remplacé ses visuels facebook et Twitter par la Une du journal satirique. Ironiquement (?), Libération a invité la rédaction de ce dernier à les rejoindre temporairement. "On se serrera", dit la rédaction sur son compte Twitter !
Selon des journalistes de la rédaction du Nouvel Obs, des kiosquiers à Paris refuseraient de vendre l'édition du jour de Charlie hebdo.
nas vésperas do lançamento de uma edição susceptível de «ofender» os muçulmanos.
France: Muslims firebomb satirical magazine that featured Muhammad as "guest editor"
Firebomb if you don't find this funny
How long is the West going to put up with this? There are two choices: stand up for the freedom of speech and prosecute the Islamic thugs who are trying to destroy it, either by violent or non-violent means; or surrender, and place Islam and Muslims beyond criticism, in which case their jihad and the spread of Sharia in the West will advance unimpeded.
"Satirical Magazine Is Firebombed in Paris," by David Jolly for the New York Times, November 2 (thanks to all who sent this in):
PARIS — The office of a French satirical magazine here was badly damaged by a firebomb early on Wednesday, the publisher said, after it published a spoof issue “guest edited” by the Prophet Muhammad to salute the victory of an Islamist party in Tunisian elections. The publication also said hackers disrupted its Web site.
The magazine, Charlie Hebdo, had announced a special issue for publication Wednesday, renamed “Charia Hebdo,” a play on the word in French for Shariah law.
The magazine’s publisher, who goes by the name of Charb, told Europe 1 radio that the police had called just before 5 a.m. to report a fire of criminal origin. News reports said that a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a window. The special edition was on its way to the newsstands, Charb said, and will appear as scheduled.
But, he added, “We are homeless and we have no way to put out the magazine. We hope this won’t be the last issue.”
“We can’t put out the magazine under these conditions,” he said. “The stocks are burned, smoke is everywhere, the paste-up board is unusable, everything is melted, there’s no more electricity.”
The magazine’s Web site was hacked earlier, but appeared to have been restored by early Wednesday.
Caustically ironic and vulgar, Charlie Hebdo prides itself on being offensive to virtually everyone. It has drawn the ire of Muslim activists before, including in 2006, after it republished cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that first appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgOutside the magazine’s office, there were still traces of smoke, with huge piles of half-burned copies of the magazine heaped on the sidewalk. Inside, the office was darkened from smoke and melted computers spoke to the seriousness of the damage.
France: Muslims stone Catholic festival-goers
Eurabia Update: "Muslims Stone Catholic Festival-Goers in France," by Cheradenine Zakalwe at Islam Versus Europe, October 29
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgMuslims have attacked Christians attending a Catholic celebration in southern France.
The Joyeuse Union Don Bosco [Joyous Union Don Bosco] takes places in Nîmes, at the Sanctuary of Our Lady the Virgin of Santa Cruz, built by French people repatriated from the Algerian city of Oran following Algerian independence. These people were driven out of the place they grew up by Muslim aggression. Now they face it in France too!After a day of welcoming and reunions, around 7 pm, the participants were leaving in their cars and vehicles when "young Arab immigrants" from the city started to throw stones at the vehicles descending from the sanctuary.
The local police, whose station is in this area, were immediately notified and the event organisers had to arrange a diversion to another route to protect the occupants of the vehicles from the savage attacks which continued.
As for the press, other than a brief honest article in "la Provence", there was no mention of the "intifada" (war of stones) attacks against the Christian religious community at Nîmes.
...it would seem that the media silence on these facts, which are occurring more and more frequently, serves to exonerate, even protect, the Muslims in their racist and anti-religious acts.
Libyan demonstrators: "The Koran is the basis, and our constitution must be based on sharia"
"Benghazi men insist on sharia in new Libya," from AFP, October 28:
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgMore than 200 men from Benghazi staged a demonstration on Friday insisting that Islamic sharia law must be the basis of legislation in newly liberated Libya.
"The Koran is the basis, and our constitution must be based on sharia," shouted the men as they gathered in Freedom Square, the site of the initial protests against the now slain Moammar Qaddafi's 42-year rule....
"We are a Muslim country and our constitution must reflect our religious beliefs. There is nothing above our religious beliefs," said Ahmad al-Moghrabi, a prayer leader at a local Benghazi mosque, who was among 200-300 people who rallied in support of sharia.
Egypte : « La révolution a commencé avec des jeunes pleins d’idéaux, puis elle a viré ».
Il y a quelques mois, le père Henri Boulad, jésuite égyptien habitant au Caire, manifestait déjà ses inquiétudes à propos des tournures que prenaient la révolution (cf vidéo) Suite aux tragiques événements du 9 octobre dernier, et à l’approche des élections législatives, il nous livre à nouveau ses impressions. Entre crainte et espérance, entretien sans concession.
AED: Quelle a été votre réaction suite à l’attaque des coptes le 9 octobre dernier, alors que ces derniers manifestaient pacifiquement ?
J’ai été peiné, outragé, furieux. Je pense que l’armée est infiltrée par des islamistes. Nous sommes à un tournant inquiétant. Il y a une vraie récupération de la révolution par les fondamentalistes. C’est d’ailleurs la même chose qui se passe en Libye et en Tunisie. Pour moi, il est clair que le monde arabe est en train de virer dans l’islamisme avec la bénédiction des puissances Occidentales. A croire que l’Occident n’a rien appris du passé. Qu’a-t-on fait de l’expérience de l’Irak ? Il faut dire aussi qu’il y a une manipulation médiatique de l’opinion. Les rebelles sont unanimement présentés comme des libéraux qui veulent la démocratie. Au lieu de démocraties, se sont des régimes islamistes qui vont se mettre en place. Je pense que l’intervention de l’Occident dans les scénarios des pays arabes est dictée par des intérêts économiques et financiers. Il y a un manque d’objectivité total. Est-ce que l’Occident se rend compte qu’en mettant en place tous ces régimes dans le monde arabe, il se prépare à un avenir amer ? Personne n’a pas pris la véritable mesure de la puissance, de l’organisation et de la détermination des islamistes.
Comment envisagez-vous les élections législatives à venir en Egypte ?
Je suis très inquiet pour ces élections. La révolution a commencé avec des jeunes pleins d’idéaux, puis elle a viré. Les fondamentalistes rêvaient de ce moment-là. Tous les régimes les avaient jetés en prison et persécutés, maintenant ils sont au pouvoir. Les libéraux de la révolution deviennent des marginaux dans leur pays. Les islamistes sont tellement organisées qu’ils musellent toute opposition ou toute distension, musulmane ou chrétienne. Il ne faut pas négliger par ailleurs la présence des hommes de l’ancien régime, les hommes d’affaire et les technocrates. Une négociation se fait en sourdine pour que chacun trouve ses intérêts dans le nouveau régime : l’armée, les Frères Musulmans, l’ancien régime. On est en train de se partager les dépouilles des vaincus.
Comment vont les chrétiens en Egypte ?
Avant les événements de dimanche, je voyais déjà beaucoup de chrétiens préparer leur valise. Il y a beaucoup d’inquiétude parmi la communauté chrétienne. Mais c’est dans la ligne de ce qui se passe depuis un siècle. Les chrétiens représentaient 20% de la population du Proche-Orient au début du siècle. Ils sont maintenant 2%. L’exode continue, et l’exemple irakien est éloquent. Les chrétiens se sentent abandonnés de tous : ils sont dans une grande détresse. Personnellement, je suis inquiet pour les chrétiens, mais aussi pour les autres minorités. Ce qui est grave, c’est qu’une certaine philosophie de vendetta est en train de se répandre. Devra-t-on aller jusqu’à la guerre civile ? Je vois le salut dans un « réarmement moral ». Sans une nouvelle éthique, un nouveau sens de la conscience et de la responsabilité, nous allons vers une catastrophe.
Que pourrait-il se passer si les Frères Musulmans remportent les élections ?
Entant donné que la Constitution sera rédigée juste après les élections législatives, l’influence de la ligne politique islamiste risque d’être très prégnante. Les islamistes veulent maintenir le peuple dans une soumission aveugle à une loi divine sensée répondre à toutes les questions. L’arriération du pays est affligeante. Le clivage s’accentue entre un islam qui cherche à sortir de cet obscurantisme et celui qui y retourne. L’occident n’en a pas conscience. Je suis surpris de voir à quel point l’Eglise d’une part et le peuple occidental d’autre part s’est laissé prendre par le politiquement correct concernant l’Islam. L’Islam devrait pouvoir s’autocritiquer. En Egypte, toute voie modérée est étouffée sous prétexte qu’elle n’est pas fidèle à la bonne tradition : le wahhabisme.
Read more at www.aed-france.org
Vos propos ne contribuent-t-ils pas à alimenter une guerre de religion ?
Toute réalité qui n’est pas basée sur la vérité, je la repousse. Je suis pour un dialogue qui mette carte sur table, qui accepte d’aborder les points chauds, sans menacer d’extermination ses adversaires. Je veux qu’on ait le courage de libérer le discours, et de permettre à tous de s’exprimer. Beaucoup d’intellectuels musulmans évoquent ces questions, il faut les écouter ! Je voudrais qu’on cesse la polarisation chrétien-musulman. Ce sont aussi les jeunes qui doivent engager un dialogue qui puisse aboutir. Au-delà des discours, il y a les faits. Je ne crois qu’aux faits. La Commission Européenne à qui j’ai écrit le mois dernier m’a répondu : « Nous nous refusons à toute stigmatisation ». C’est comme si du temps d’Hitler, on disait qu’« il ne faut surtout pas stigmatiser le nazisme ». L’islamisme est un nouveau fascisme, beaucoup plus dangereux que l’autre, car plus pernicieux. Ce qu’il faut demander aux nouveaux régimes qui se mettent en place dans le monde arabe, c’est la suppression de la mention religieuse sur carte d’identité, la signature de la déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, la reconnaissance du principe d’égalité homme- femme, le respect de la liberté religieuse. Il faut que tout cela soit réel, et non simplement proclamé.
Manifestações contra um cana de televisão que transmitiu o filme Persépolis [http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persepolis_(filme)].
Casa do director do canal invadida e incendiada.
The transitional government of this putatively modern, moderate, secular state is already attempting to appease the Islamic supremacists in their midst, perhaps hoping not to wind up in their cross-hairs if they come to power. Prosecutors even plan to investigate the station over the movie. More on this story. "Tunisia police teargas protest at 'blasphemous' TV station," from Agence France-Presse, October 14:
Tunisian extremists fire-bombed the home of a TV station chief Friday, hours after militants protesting its broadcast of a film they say violated Islamic values clashed with police in the streets of Tunis.
About a hundred men, some of whom threw Molotov cocktails, lay siege to the home of Nessma private television chief Nabil Karoui late Friday, the station reported in its evening news bulletin.
Karoui's family had only just escaped, the news presenter said as Nessma denounced the attack.
Sofiane Ben Hmida, one of Nessma's star reporters, told AFP the station chief was not at home when the attack on his house took place around 7:00 pm (1800 GMT). But his wife and children were.
About 20 of the protesters were able to get inside.
"The family managed to get out the back and are safe. The attackers wrecked the house and set it on fire," he added.
A neighbour, who had alerted police, said the aggressors arrived in taxis, armed with knives and Molotov cocktails.
According to a Nessma source "only a housemaid was present inside. She was attacked and hospitalised."
Karoui himself said by telephone that he was shocked and devastated by the attack.
"I fear for my family. I am scared they (the attackers) will come back," he said.
Interior ministry spokesman Hichem Meddeb said around a hundred people turned up outside the house, forced their way inside, broken the windows and torn out two gas pipes. Five people were arrested, he added.
Late Friday, 50 police officers were deployed at Karoui's house, along with Nessma security staff.
This was the most serious incident yet in an escalating series of protests against the station's broadcast of "Persepolis" on October 7.
The globally acclaimed animated film on Iran's 1979 revolution offended many Muslims because it depicts an image of God as an old, bearded man. All depictions of God are forbidden by Islam.
Earlier Friday, police fired tear gas at demonstrators as some of the protests against the station degenerated.
The main demonstration began peacefully at a central Tunis mosque after Friday prayers, with men and women chanting slogans against Nessma. Thousands of people, many of them Salafist Muslims, were present.
But traders shut up shop as the group approached government offices and the rally grew tense as protesters approached the Kasbah area of Tunis where the main government buildings are located.
"Separate! Mixing of men and woman is prohibited," shouted a Salafist as he divided the protesters.
Other protests took place elsewhere in the capital.
Those protesting were mainly Salafists, but they were joined by groups of youths with no obvious allegiance, who in some places began tearing up posts and throwing stones at police.
The officers replied with volleys of tear gas.
It was the second time protesters had demonstrated against the station this week. On Sunday, Tunisian police broke up a crowd of angry Salafists intent on attacking Nessma offices.
Already on Tuesday, Karoui had apologised for having broadcast the scene depicting God, but most mosque preachers devoted their Friday sermons to the issue. After the attack on his home, the station accused some imams of having incited the faithful to target station staff.
The protests have increased fears of unrest barely a week away from historic polls on October 23, the first since January's overthrow of president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.
Earlier this week, the national media and communication authority, INRIC, condemned "all attempts to terrorise media professionals."
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgThe government called for "respect for sacred things."...
Se dizes que não tens liberdade de expressão, levas.
Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.
"A verdict has been issued for Marzieh Vafamehr, sentencing her to a year in jail and 90 lashes," Kalameh.com reported.
"Her lawyer has appealed the sentence, which was handed down yesterday (Saturday)," the report added, without giving further details.
Vafamehr was arrested in July after appearing in "My Tehran for Sale," which came under harsh criticism in conservative circles.
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgThe film, produced in collaboration with Australia, tells the story of a young actress in Tehran whose theatre work is banned by the authorities. She is then forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.
The Fars news agency said the movie had not been approved for screening in Iran and was being distributed in the country illegally.
Última hora: «os EUA são o inimigo nº 1 dos palestinianos» e «a Fatah não abandonou a jihad contra Israel»
Quer dizer, não é grande novidade, mas parece que passa despercebido a muita gente:
Senior Fatah official: U.S. is #1 Palestinian enemy, Fatah has not abandoned armed jihad against Israel
"'US is #1 Palestinian enemy as it backs Israeli oppression,'" by Khaled Abu Toameh for the Jerusalem Post, October 9
Read more at www.jihadwatch.orgThe US is the number one enemy of the Palestinians because it supports Israeli “oppression” against the Palestinians, Tawfik Tirawi, a senior member of the Fatah Central Committee, said on Sunday.
Tirawi, former commander of the Palestinian Authority’s General Intelligence Force in the West Bank, also said that Fatah has not abandoned the armed struggle option against Israel.
“Fatah hasn’t thrown the rifle aside,” Tirawi told thousands of university students during a rally in Hebron.
Tirawi’s anti-US remarks came only days after a Palestinian protester tossed a shoe at US diplomats who arrived in Ramallah to attend a cultural event.
The Palestinians were protesting against US President Barack Obama’s refusal to back the PA’s statehood bid at the UN and US threats to cut off financial aid to the PA.
Tirawi also criticized the PA leadership for refusing to allow Palestine TV to use the term “Israeli enemy” in its broadcasts.
“Those who prevent the use of the term ‘Israeli enemy’ are acting in violation of national awareness and the principles of people under occupation,” he argued. “They must go away.”...
Com dissimulação, com supremacismo islâmico, com a imposição da xariá aos mais diversos planos da vida dos muçulmanos (quer queiram, quer não) e dos kuffar (termos pejorativo que significa "infiéis").
É ler tudo!
Muslims in Spain Declare Jihad on Dogs
by Soeren Kern
October 6, 2011 at 5:00 am
Read more at www.hudson-ny.org
Spanish authorities are investigating the recent deaths by poisoning of more than a dozen dogs in Lérida, a city in the northeastern region of Catalonia that has become ground zero in an intensifying debate over the role of Islam in Spain.
All of the dogs were poisoned in September (local media reports here, here, here, here and here) in Lérida's working class neighbourhoods of Cappont and La Bordeta, districts that are heavily populated by Muslim immigrants and where many dogs have been killed in recent years.
Local residents say Muslim immigrants killed the dogs because according to Islamic teaching dogs are "unclean" animals.
Over the past several months, residents taking their dogs for walks have been harassed by Muslim immigrants opposed to seeing the animals in public. Muslims have also launched a number of anti-dog campaigns on Islamic websites and blogs based in Spain.
In response to the "lack of sufficient police to protect the neighbourhood," 50 local residents have established alternating six-person citizen patrols to escort people walking their dogs.
In July, two Islamic groups based in Lérida asked city officials to regulate the presence of dogs in public spaces so they do not "offend Muslims." Muslims are demanding that dogs be banned from all forms of public transportation including all city buses as well as from all areas frequented by Muslim immigrants.
Muslims in Lérida say the presence of dogs violates their religious freedom and their right to live according to Islamic principles.
Dogs are not the only Islam-related controversy in Lérida, where 29,000 Muslims now make up around 20 percent of the city's total population.
In December 2010, Lérida became the first municipality in Spain to ban the burqa head covering in all public spaces. Women found violating the ban will be fined up to €600 ($750). One day before the ban took effect, the Catalonian Supreme Court turned down an appeal from the Watani Association for Freedom and Justice, a local Muslim group, which had argued that the ban constitutes religious discrimination.
In September 2010, Watani president Mourad El-Boudouhi submitted a letter to the Lérida city council in which he asked the mayor to provide him with free land so that he can build a mosque in downtown Lérida. The mosque would be financed by Morocco.
The Moroccan mosque would compete with another mosque project in Lérida that is being financed by Saudi Arabia. The imam at the Saudi mosque is Abdelwahab Houzi, a Salafi jihadist preacher who adheres to the radical Wahhabi sect of Islam.
Salafism is a branch of revivalist Islam that calls for restoring past Muslim glory by forcibly establishing a universal Islamic empire (Caliphate) across the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe such as Spain, which Salafists view as a Muslim state that must be re-conquered for Islam.
Much of Spain was ruled by Muslim conquerors from 711 and 1492; Salafists believe that the territories the Muslims lost during the Spanish Reconquista still belong to them, and that they have a right to return and establish their rule there – a belief based on the Islamic precept that territories once occupied by Muslims must forever remain under Muslim domination.
The Salafist Houzi has called on Muslims who are eligible to vote in Spain to support Catalan separatist parties as a means to firmly establish Islamism in Catalonia.
"Muslims should vote for pro-independence parties, as they need our votes. But what they do not know is that, when they allow us to vote, we will all vote for Islamic parties because we do not believe in left and right. This will make us win local councils and as we begin to accumulate power in the Catalan autonomous region, Islam will begin to be implemented," Houzi said.
The Catalan independence movement supports the independence of Catalonia from Spain. Catalan separatism is based on the idea that Catalonia is a nation with its own unique history, culture and language.
In an effort to promote the Catalan language, Catalonian pro-independence parties have traditionally favored immigration from non-Spanish-speaking countries, especially from Arabic-speaking Muslim countries, in the belief that these people would speak Catalan rather than Spanish.
The end result of this decades-old policy is that Catalonia is now home to a huge concentration of hard-line Islamist groups including Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami and the Salafists.
Salafi preachers in Catalonia do not believe in democracy and teach that Islamic Sharia law is above Spanish civil law. They also promote the establishment of a parallel Muslim society in Spain.
Salafi imams have set up Sharia tribunals in Catalonia to judge the conduct of both practicing and non-practicing Muslims in Spain. They also deploy Islamic "religious police" in Lérida and other Catalan municipalities to monitor and punish Muslims who do not comply.
In one case, nine Salafists kidnapped a woman in Reus, tried her for adultery based on Sharia law, and condemned her to death. The woman just barely escaped execution by fleeing to a local police station.
In another case, a Salafi imam in Tarragona was arrested for forcing a 31-year-old Moroccan woman to wear a hijab head covering. The imam had threatened to burn down the woman's house for being an "infidel" because she works outside the home, drives an automobile and has non-Muslim friends. In an effort to prevent "a social conflict," in August a local court absolved the imam of all wrongdoing.
The Salafi movement in Spain is based in the Catalonian city of Tarragona, but Salafi Islam also has a major presence in the Catalan municipalities of Badalona, Calafell, Cunit, El Vendrel, Girona, Lleida, Mataró, Reus, Roda de Bara, Rubí, Salt, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Boi, Torredembarra, Valls, and Vilanova, not to mention Barcelona, which hosts five Salafi mosques.
Meanwhile, the Catalan regional government says that during the first six months of 2011, it prevented 14 forced marriages and the genital mutilation of 24 Muslim girls.
Catalan police say they prevented forced marriages in metropolitan Barcelona (6), Girona (4), central Catalonia (2), the western Pyrenees (1) and Tarragona (1). The girls at risk from genital mutilation were in metropolitan Barcelona (19), Girona (4) and Lérida (1).
Not surprisingly, some Catalans are having second thoughts about Muslim immigration. The Catalan nationalist party Plataforma per Catalunya (PxC), which has some 70,000 active members, is opposed to any further Muslim immigration.
PxC is also leading opposition to the construction of a Salafi mega-mosque in the Catalan town of Salt. PxC spokeswoman María Osuna says the party does not want Salt to become "the new Mecca of the most radical Islamism."
For its part, the Catalan regional government has discovered that Muslim immigrants are not all that interested in learning the Catalan language. In an effort to promote Catalan, the Catalonian Bureau of Religious Affairs recently published a guidebook in Arabic and Catalan called "Salam al Català."
The guide aims to bring the Catalan culture to Muslims to "show the bonds that historically have existed between both realities, and bring the [Catalonian] language to the Arabic-speaking Muslim population."