Saudi offer of asylum to Taliban leader

The Earth Times

Berlin - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has offered political asylum to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, 49, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday, quoting government sources in Kabul. The report said the approach was made at the request of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and outgoing US president George W Bush.

Terror-mastermind Rashid Rauf was a "very pious Muslim" 

Jihad obligatory for every Muslim: Rashid Rauf

rashid_rauf.jpgDaily Times 

ISLAMABAD: The alleged mastermind of the London terror plot, British-born Pakistani Rashid Rauf, believes that jihad is obligatory for all Muslims, and after release he wants to live in Pakistan and set up a Compressed Natural Gas station in Jhelum, Mehboob Ilahi, Rauf’s fellow prisoner, told Daily Times after being released late Saturday night.

UK militant 'killed in Pakistan" four others killed "One of them is Egyptian"

Rashid Rauf in Islamabad (December 2006)BBC News

A fugitive British militant linked to an alleged UK plot to use liquid bombs to blow up transatlantic airliners has been killed in Pakistan, reports say.

Pakistani media said Rashid Rauf, born in Birmingham, was killed in a US air strike in North Waziristan, a haven for militants and the Taleban.

UK Sharia judge calls for legal recognition of polygamous marriages 

Dangerous liaisons

The Guardian 

Is there really any place for polygamy in English law, as a leading Muslim figure recently argued?

The bodies of the Knights Templar were surely spinning under their effigies last night, as someone they would have regarded as an infidel delivered a lecture within the walls of Temple Church entitled "Family Law, Minorities and legal Pluralism: Should English Law give more Recognition to Islamic Law?".

Christians Arrested, Shops Looted in Egyptian Village

Funeral incident leads to disproportionate response from Muslim mobs, police.

By Michael Larson

ISTANBUL, November 21 (Compass Direct News) – Authorities in an Egyptian village arrested 50 Coptic Christians, whose shops were then looted, to pacify Muslims following violence that erupted on Nov. 4 over a Christian boy’s unwitting break with custom.

Somalia's prime minister defends government

Dodges question wether stonings would take place under new constitution 

Los Angeles Times

Nur Hassan Hussein says the top priority is the reconciliation process, but progress is slow 'in an atmosphere of many problems.

Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya -- Islamic insurgents already controlling most of southern Somalia now stand on the outskirts of the nation's capital, Mogadishu. Despite the presence of 20,000 Ethiopian troops for security, President Abdullahi Yusuf has stated that the government could collapse. And suspected Somali pirates repeatedly draw international attention for hijacking ships off the East African coast.

Australia: Local Muslim clerics accused


  • Sheik Fehmi Naji El-Imam, Mufti of Australia, has denied claims that some leaders condone domestic abuse.

Sheik Fehmi Naji El-Imam, Mufti of Australia, has denied claims that some leaders condone domestic abuse. Photo: Wayne Taylor.

SOME Muslim religious leaders in Victoria are condoning rape within marriage, domestic violence, polygamy, welfare fraud and exploitation of women, according to an explosive report on the training of imams.

- Rape and violence condoned within marriage: report
- Study says Islamic law applied to benefit men
- Mufti of Australia denies claims

Al-Qaeda top dog Zawahri calls Obama "house negro"

CAIRO,Egypt (AP) - Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri insulted Barack Obama in the terror group's first reaction to his election, calling him a demeaning racial term implying that the president-elect is a black American who does the bidding of whites.

The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites Wednesday, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

Phoenix Imam Tells Muslims To Disregard U.S. Laws 

by  Robert Spencer

“A Muslim must try his best to abide by the rulings of Sharia [Islamic law] whenever possible as much as he can. He should not allow himself to be liable to those western laws that contradict the clear-cut Islamic rulings.” The rulings of Sharia, mind you, include stoning for adultery, amputation of the hand for theft, and institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims. But the speaker was not some fanatic Wahhabi in Saudi Arabia; it was the Phoenix-based imam Omar Shahin, president of the North American Imams Foundation. This is probably one reason why, as The Arizona Republic reported Monday, the FBI has stepped up scrutiny of Shahin and other Muslim leaders in Phoenix.

Letter From Iraqi Muslim Group Orders All Christians Out of the Country
A Christian bishop received a threatening letter written by Ansar al-Islam, a Kurdish Muslim group affiliated with al-Qaeda in Iraq. The letter ordered the Christians to leave Iraq en masse and stated it is sending a final warning to Christians in Baghdad and other Iraqi governorates to leave Iraq permanently.

Yorkshire Post

Muslim killed Catholic girl in love with flatmate

Lidia Motylska

By Jeni Harvey

A TEENAGER was brutally murdered by her boyfriend's Muslim flatmate because he did not approve of him going out with a Catholic.

Lidia Motylska, 19, was strangled in an alleyway in Leeds by Iraqi immigrant Abobakir Jabari who objected to his Kurdish flatmate's relationship with her.

Yesterday Jabari, 39, who was given British citizenship in 2005, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court to murdering the petite Polish teenager.

Afghan schoolgirls sprayed with acid

Three Afghan schoolgirls suffered serious burns when attackers sprayed acid in their faces as they walked to school.

By Ben Farmer in Kabul

Two men riding a motorcycle attacked a group of 15 girls with an acid-filled water pistol in the southern city of Kandahar, leaving six needing hospital treatment, three of them for serious injuries.

A government official said the attackers ripped off the girls' headscarves before the attack and another report said those wearing the full-length burqa to cover themselves had been left untouched.

Somali "Taliban" behind stoning of 13-year-old girl gets funding from Britain

Somalis living in Britain are channeling cash to al Qaeda-linked Islamist groups committing human rights atrocities in their war-torn homeland, a community leader has claimed.


 By Colin Freeman, chief foreign correspondent

By Colin Freeman, chief foreign correspondent

Sums thought to be totalling tens of thousands of pounds a week are being sent to the Shabaab militia, a fundamentalist Islamic group blamed for sentencing a 13-year-old girl to be stoned to death in the southern city of Kismayo.

The execution, details of which were revealed last week by Amnesty International, was imposed on the girl, Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, after she complained to a Shabaab-run Sharia court that she had been gang-raped.

Muslim medic in UK: Muslim men "think they have God-given right to beat wives"

Gee, where could they have gotten that idea? The Telegraph, of course, gives no hint as to the answer to that question. Could it have something to do with this?

"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them." -- Qur'an 4:34

Amnesty: Rape girl, 13, killed for adultery


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death Oct. 27 in a stadium packed with 1,000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses. The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.


UK: Just one 'preacher of hate' deported in last three years

Islamic cleric Omar Bakri Mohammed: Foreign-born 'preachers of hate' will have to publicly renounce their views or be barred from the UK, under new plans to be unveiled by the Government. Telegraph 

Only one so-called "preacher of hate" has been deported from Britain in the last three years despite Government claims to be tackling extremists, it has been disclosed. 

Woman stoned to death for adultery after Somali court ruling


Thousands of people gathered Monday to witness 50 Somali men stone a woman to death after an Islamic court in the southern port of Kismayo found her guilty of adultery, witnesses said.

Aisho Ibrahim Dhuhulow, who had been found guilty of extra-marital intercourse was buried in the ground up to her neck while the men pelted her head with rocks.

Somali youth was killed 'in row over alcohol and Islam'


A gang of five men beat a Somali teenager to death because of a row over Muslims drinking alcohol, a court heard today.

Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim, 17, was repeatedly hit across the head with a samurai sword, baseball bat, machete and metal pole after being chased in Sefton Park, Liverpool, in March this year.

Tanzania’s Christians Unhappy About Push to Join Islamic Body


A top Christian body in Tanzania is calling on the country’s foreign minister to resign for promoting a move to join the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Foreign Minister Bernard Membe at the weekend said in a radio interview that he would not stand down, saying he had done nothing wrong and that no decision on OIC membership had yet been taken.

Christian radio presenter disciplined for appealing to freedom of expression

Reverend Masih presents a weekly Christian radio show for Asians on AWAZ Radio.  AWAZ FM is a community Radio Station that is licenced by OFCOM to serve the entire Asian Community (Christians, Muslims, Hindus and others).Reverend Masih hosts a 'talk show' on Saturday mornings and responds to questions from listeners.

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