Minneapolis airport officials propose stiffer penalties for Muslim cab drivers refusing service 

AP 

Officials at Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport are proposing stiffer penalties — including suspension of an airport taxi license — to Muslim cab drivers who refuse service to passengers toting alcohol or service dogs.  

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport hesitant to grant Muslim prayer room

Somali immigrant leaders also ask directors for signs in native language, exceptions for cabbies 

Pioneer Press 

Somali immigrants passing through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport want a private place to say Muslim prayers. The airport suggests they share a room with people of other religions. 

 

Another college drops cross emblem

Official: It sent 'wrong message,' created 'confusion' 

World News Daily 

University's crest, with its offending crosses  Another university is dropping a cross from its historic imagery, saying it creates confusion and sends the wrong message.  

The Spotswood High School students, USA, are living as Muslim  

WHSF 

The Spotswood High School students are researching the Muslim culture and finding out how much no one really knows about this culture that is sometimes is negatively stereotyped by the public.  

Islamist Courts call jihadis to Somalia 

Telegraph 

Muslim radicals looking for a new front on which to wage jihad against the West were welcomed with open arms yesterday by hardline Somali Islamists now officially "at war" with Ethiopia, their predominantly Christian neighbour.     

Wishing “Merry Xmas” is HARAAM “Sin” for the Muslim

 Source 

The Christian festival of "Christmas" refers to the day where Jesus alaihissalam is alleged to have been born on 25th December some 2000 years ago. Of course it is agreed upon by historians that the occassion of 25th December has no relation at all with the historical Jesus. Rather, it is an extension of the Roman festival of Yule where the winter solstice is celebrated in the pre-Christian era. Latter-day innovation imposed this day as the occasion where the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, is alleged to have been born.

Qaeda’s western recruits ready to operate in home countries 

Daily Times Monitor 

LAHORE: For the past year, a secret has been slowly spreading among Taliban commanders in Afghanistan: a 12-man team of Westerners was being trained by Al Qaeda in Pakistan for a special mission. Most of the Afghan fighters could rely only on hearsay, but some told of seeing the “English brothers” (as the foreign recruits were nicknamed for their shared language) in person, Newsweek quotes an eyewitness, a former Guantánamo detainee with close Taliban and Qaeda ties, as saying on condition of anonymity.

BMI Airways staff banned from taking Bibles, St Christophers and teddy bears on trips to Saudi

(AND STEWARDESSES ARE TOLD TO WALK TWO PACES BEHIND MEN) 

Sunday Mirror 

AIRLINE bosses have sparked outrage by banning flight crew from wearing crucifixes or St Christopher medals on flights to Saudi Arabia - in case they offend the country's Muslims.  

Man convicted of Pc's Sharon Beshenivsky gun murder UK  

 BBC News       VIDEO LINK

Jamma admitted firing the fatal shot but said it was an accident One of four men on trial over the death of Bradford Pc Sharon Beshenivsky has been convicted of her murder. Pc Beshenivsky, 38, was shot dead after a bungled robbery in November, 2005.  

Parents angered as every pupil is given halal school meals 

 Daily Mail 

Halal meat is being served to pupils in state schools without their knowledge, even if they believe the religious slaughter is cruel.  

Islamist group says it carried out Algeria attack 

ALGIERS (Reuters) 

A militant Islamist group linked to al Qaeda on Monday claimed responsibility for the weekend bombing of a bus carrying foreign oil workers near Algiers, and warned of further attacks.

More Terror Links Flying Imams 

Star Tribune 

The grounded imams incident at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been a public relations coup for the imams, their supporters and their claims that the group's only suspicious activity was saying evening prayers.

 

Britain starts to drop US term “war on terror”

 

Khaleej Times 

LONDON - Britain’s Foreign Office is urging government officials to stop using the US term “war on terror” amid concerns it angers British Muslims and undermines government aims, a weekly newspaper said on Sunday.  

UK schools get guide to Islam 

Dawn.com 

LONDON, Dec.9: A guide to Islam is being given to primary schools across Britain containing a headscarf, a prayer mat, a prayer cap, sacred Ihram clothing worn during the pilgrimage to Makkah, a poster of the Muslim prophets and a compass to locate the direction of Makkah. 

You can swim, but you have to wear Muslim dress 

Daily mail 

A council has sparked a row after it shut a swimming pool to hold Muslim-only sessions on a Sunday afternoon.  

Feds: Man planned to blow up Ill. mall  

Associated Press  

CHICAGO - A Muslim convert who talked about his desire to wage jihad against civilians was charged Friday in a plot to set off hand grenades at a shopping mall at the height of the Christmas rush, authorities said.  

Man charged in Illinois mall plot

 CHICAGO (AP)  

A man who authorities said wanted to commit acts of "violent jihad" against civilians was charged Friday in a plot to set off hand grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall, authorities said. 

Policies in UK 'aid Muslim extremism'   

BBC News 

 Community relations must be "at the heart of security policy"

British Muslims are being driven into the arms of violent extremists by official attempts to engage with them after the 7 July bombs, a study claims.

A new movement against radical Islam?Modeled after anti-Communist efforts, activists plot strategy 

WorldNetDaily.com  

WASHINGTON – Two conservative activists deeply involved in the anti-communism movement of the past are planning a broad strategy of re-creating those efforts in a new mass movement to fight radical Islam.

 

4 Dutch Muslims convicted of terror plan

 

 AP 

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A court convicted four Dutch Muslims on Friday of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison, a victory for prosecutors who had failed several times before to convict would-be terrorists before they acted.  


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