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    Dispatches has investigated a number of mosques run by high profile national organisations that claim to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths. But an undercover reporter joined worshippers to find a message of religious bigotry and extremism being preached.

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    The Pope and others in the Church are not telling the truth about Islam. Some think they are doing so deliberately as part of a strategy to prevent further radicalization. Some (myself included) think they are doing so out of sheer naïveté. In either case, if they continue to defend Islam as a peaceful religion, it is bound to result in a crisis of trust and a crisis of faith….

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    The BBC's lead story on the Sydney terror attack buried references to Islam so effectively you could easily have missed the klller's Islamist motivations. Elsewhere, the real concern was that we don't succumb to "Islamophobia". Death of the West anyone?

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    William Lane Craig was invited by the undergraduate Christian Union at Imperial College, London to give a lunch-time lecture on "The Evidence for God". Dr. Craig presented seven arguments and then invited questions from the student audience. The lecture was web streamed at the time. This is a high definition film recording of the event which includes the previously unseen Q&A session. Imperial College, London, United Kingdom -- October 18, 2011

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    In 1999 the case of Redmond-Bate v DPP went before the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. The circumstances of the conviction had been the following: R-B was one of three Christian women preaching from the steps of a cathedral. Complaints were made about them and a police officer warned the women not to stop pedestrians. The officer returned later to find a crowd had gathered and that some of its members were now angry with the preachers. The officer feared a breach of the peace and asked the women to desist. When they refused, they were arrested. R-B was later convicted of obstruction. Lord Justice Sedley quashed the conviction, noting that “a key question for the constable was, from whom was the threat coming, the preachers or the crowd; because it was there that the preventive action should have been directed.”

  • A God Who Hates: The Courageous Woman Who Inflamed the Muslim World Speaks Out Against the Evils of Radical Islam

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    From the front page of "The New York Times" to You Tube, Dr Wafa Sultan has become a force radical Islam has to reckon with. For the first time, she tells her story and what she learned, first-hand, about radical Islam in "A God Who Hates", a passionate memoir by an outspoken Arabic woman that is also a cautionary tale for the West. 

  • Cruel and Usual Punishment

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    Nonie Darwish lived for thirty years in a majority Muslim nation. Everything about her life?family, sexuality, hygiene, business, banking, contracts, economics, politics, social issues, everything?was dictated by the Islamic law code known as Sharia.

    But Sharia isn't staying in majority Muslim nations. Darwish now lives in the West and brings a warning; the goal of radical Islam is to bring Sharia law to your country. If that happens, the fabric of Western law and liberty will be ripped in two.

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    Could it be true that Islam is not a religion? St. Thomas Aquinas, in defining religion, utilizes Cicero’s broad characterization according to which religion  “consists in offering service and ceremonial rites or worship” to “some superior nature that men call divine.” Aquinas adds that this definition applies to religion in general, but that further specifications may be derived from revelation:

    It belongs to the dictate of natural reason that man should do something through reverence for God. But that he should do this or that determinate thing does not belong to the dictate of natural reason, but is established by Divine or human law.

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    The Golden Rule, in its negative or positive formulations, is incorporated not only in Christianity (Matt. 7:12), where Jesus declares it is a summary of “the law and the prophets,” but also in other major religions. For example, in Judaism, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor”; in Hinduism, “Let no man do to another that which would be repugnant to himself”’; in Buddhism, “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful”; in Confucianism, “What you do not want done to yourself, do not do unto others.”

    I took this as evidence of the relative universality of rational ethical principles in the world. But in Islam, I could find nothing of the sort, rather just the opposite – a reverse Golden Rule, so to speak: “Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Be merciful to one another, but ruthless to the unbelievers” (Qur’an 48:29); “Never take unbelievers for friends” (3:28). Furthermore, the commands in the Qur’an to slay the unbelievers wherever they find them (2:191), not befriend them (3:28), fight them and show them harshness (9:123), and smite their heads (47:4) – accentuate distance from the Golden Rule.

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    The minority of Muslims who support, and use, violence against infidels follow original, literal Islam.  They’re not “Islamic terrorists” – they’re legacy, Koranic literalists who use terror as a tactic to promote the conversion of non-Muslims who must convert to Islam or die.

    Pure Islam is not a “religion of peace” and was never designed to be a religion of peace.

    Instead, Islam is a religion that uses terror to enforce a dogma that defines behavioral practices that comply with the Koran and that define the regulations of daily life.

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    The status of Islam should be clarified if the debate on how to defeat terrorism is ever to bear fruit. Islam, I would argue, is not a religion in the common acceptation of the term as a community of believers dedicated to the loving worship of the Divine, the sanctity of life, and the institution of moral principles governing repentance for sins and crimes, making life on earth a stage toward a higher reincarnation, an ineffable peace, or a confirmatory prelude to eternity in the realm of a righteous and merciful God.

    In fact, Islam is an unrepentant politico-expansionist movement clothed in the trappings of religion and bent on universal conquest by whatever means it can mobilize: deception (taqiyya), social and cultural infiltration, or bloody violence, as its millennial history and authoritative scriptures have proven. (See Koran 13:41, which is meant literally despite the attempt of apologists to launder its purport: “Do they not see that We are advancing in the land, diminishing it by its borders on all sides?”)

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    "Ghouse argues that all violence and intolerance committed under the banner of Islam is not due to the Quran:"

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-source-of-muslim-extremism_us_57...

    Unfortunately, its thesis is built on a faulty premise. Even if every single Muslim was to reject the Hadith and other “secondary books,” that wouldn’t change the fact that the Quran is saturated with violent and intolerant teachings that need no clarification from supplemental literature.

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    While Quranism resonates with the Western mentality—it’s simply the Islamic version of Protestantism’s sola scriptura—it is heresy in the Muslim world.  Mainstream Muslim scholars, including so-called “moderates,” regularly and often denounce Quranists as apostates from Islam.  They point out that Quran 33:2 commands Muslims to follow Muhammad’s example; and his example—his sunna, which 90 percent of the world’s Muslims, the Sunnis, are named after—is derived from the Hadith.

     

    Unfortunately, its thesis is built on a faulty premise: Even if every single Muslim was to reject the Hadith and other “secondary books,” that wouldn’t change the fact that the Quran is saturated with violent and intolerant teachings that need little supplementation from secondary literature.

    Well over a hundred verses call for nonstop war, or jihad, on non-Muslims.  If the “infidels” are beaten and refuse to convert to Islam, they must live as third class subjects and pay tribute “while feelingly humbled” (e.g., 9:29).  The Quran also prescribes draconian measures—crucifixions, whippings, amputations, stonings, and beheadings—as punishments; and it requires the absolute subjugation of women (e.g., 4:34), with particularly devastating results for non-Muslim women.

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    Pakistan
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    13/04/2016
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    Online criticism of religion, the country, its courts, and the armed forces are among subjects which could invoke official intervention under the bill.

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    Finland
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    14/08/2016
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    I have been spending much of my time at Eric Allen Bells' Facebook page and new website for the past month or so. You may not know him yet, but he is a liberal film maker and writer who had a drastic change of view about Islam, and much of everything else, as a result of doing a documentary on the mega-mosque in Murfreesboro Tennessee. For Eric, the impetus to look at Islam again was a conversation he had with a Christian Coptic Cab driver in which the driver disagreed with him that the changes happening in Egypt are a good thing.

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    While not all, or even most, Muslims are involved, persecution of Christians by Muslims is growing. The report entitled "Muslim Persecution of Christians" was developed to collate some -- though by no means all -- of the instances of the Muslim persecution of Christians that surface each month.

    It documents what the mainstream media often fails to report.

    It posits that such Muslim persecution is not random but rather systematic, and takes place in all languages, ethnicities, and locations.

  • Reading Recommendations on Islam

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    Australia
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    10/08/2016
  • The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

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    Ten years ago we found evidence that al-Qaeda was far more organized and adept than we had previously given them credit for. It took us nearly that long to locate and execute their leader, Osama bin Laden, and we are far from finished. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing threat: ISIS. A war is being waged against us by radical Islamists, and, as current events demonstrate, they are only getting stronger. This book aims to inform the American people of the grave danger we face in the war on terror―and will continue to face―until our government takes decisive action against the terrorists that want nothing more than to destroy us and our way of life

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    Pakistan is the world’s fifth largest democracy. It is also deeply influenced by Islamic law (Sharia). Can these two traditions, Western Liberal democracy and Sharia, co-exist? If so, how? And if not, what are the consequences? Haroon Ullah, foreign policy professor at Georgetown University, has some fascinating and sobering answers. Saleem Taseer as an example.

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    Islam - The Undeniable Truth - A quick lesson in the history of Islam - WS 2015 - Brigitte Gabriel.
    If you want to inform yourself about what islam is, the dangers of islam, the background of islam, the goal of islam, and why islam is DIFFERENT than any other religion, you should read this page and watch the videos on it:

    http://www.islam-for-dummies.com/

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    On July 29, 2016, I spoke at the National Conservative Student Conference of the Young America’s Foundation on how the political and media elites have failed utterly to protect and inform the American people about the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat. Yes, the video appears to have been shot through a film of gauze. No, I don’t know why or how that happened. I hope you will be able to get something from the content anyway. If you watch, do watch to the end, when I am confronted by a Muslim student.

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    We are often told of the greatness of the Islamic Golden Age. But how much actual gold was there? And why does Islam do so poorly in intellectual work today?

  • Satanic Verses

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    The enemy of Islamic brutality is information, shared on social media. Carpet bomb the internet with this information. Spread it far and spread it wide.

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    United States of America (the)
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    21/07/2016
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    United Kingdom (UK)
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    18/07/2016
  • Nothing to do with Islam?: Investigating the West's Most Dangerous Blind Spot

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  • Questioning Islam: Tough Questions & Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion

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  • Sword of the Prophet: Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam

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    Islam is never out of the news. Never have I experienced a time when Islam and Muslims have been discussed daily in the news, social media sites, the water cooler and even the hairdressers. There are atrocities being committed in the name of Islam right across the world, pretty much every single day, and probably as I write these very words.

    Some say it has “nothing to do with Islam”; some cannily hedge their bets and say it has “something to do with Islam” and some say it has “everything to do with Islam”.  The bickering continues with insults, threats and deaths to silence any honest and grown up discussion around Islam.

    Sitting on the fence gives you a sore behind so I say it has everything to do with Islam and the mullahs and sheikhs who control their communities, and tell us that all our problems can be solved by reading a 1,400 year old book about violence, conquest and intolerance.

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    The Pact of Omar was a treaty drawn up between Muhammad's successor Caliph Omar and the conquered Christians and Jews in his domain. The Pact was based on Muhammad's treatment of conquered people. It set out the rules Christians and Jews had to abide by in order to be protected from further jihad attacks. This pact formed the basis of the Conditions of Omar.

  • ‘Islam Kills Women’ A SUMMER OF CAMPAIGNING AGAINST ISLAMIC IMMIGRATION AND ITS IMPACT ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN EUROPE PROTEST - CENTRAL LONDON, AUGUST 20TH 2016 JOINT CAMPAIGN BY SHARIA WATCH UK AND EXAMINE-ISLAM.ORG Further details to follow..
  • Shazia Hobbs is author of The Gori's Daughter - a fictional life story of a young mixed race woman, daughter of a Kashmiri father and a Glasgow mother,moved into the household as mistress alongside the Muslim wife and the children from both relationships. Her whole life is a constant dramatic struggle against the rejection and hostility her background generates in both Glasgow s white and Asian communities. The book graphically documents her fight to offer her own daughter a culture and traditions she can accept with pride. http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Goris-Daughter-Shazia-Hobbs/dp/1901514129 more.......

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