Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and a former member of the California Democratic Party’s executive board, has been defeated in his first run for public office. An anonymous flier stirred some controversy during the race, but key background on Elkarra failed to emerge.
In late 2006, California Senator Barbara Boxer gave Basim Elkarra a certificate of appreciation “in recognition of his efforts to protect civil liberties and to build bridges among diverse communities in California.”
The pornography stash recovered from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's Abbottbad hideout will not be revealed, a US official has said. Brian Hale, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), said that the collection would remain classified "due to the nature of their contents" even as other personal files of the slain leader are released, The Independent reports.
Google Inc should not have to remove an anti-Islamic film from its YouTube website because a woman complained that she was duped into performing in the film that depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a pedophile, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday.
In a case widely followed for its potential impact on the entertainment industry, an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said an injunction prohibiting Google from broadcasting the film should be lifted.
Abu Mohammed Hussam, one of the founders of the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS) activist group, described the severity of punishments for being caught smoking cigarettes.
“The first time he will be arrested and flogged (40 lashes),” he told The Independent. “If he smokes again, he will be whipped and imprisoned. On the third occasion, he will be taken to a camp in the countryside and fined a large sum of money.” (WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Over the years Barack Obama and his team have gone to great lengths to explain away the rise of Islamic terrorism across the world. They have studiously avoided the “I" word whenever possible. They have called the Ft. Hood massacre “workplace violence." They have said the rise of ISIL in Iraq was due to George Bush. Marie Harf said it was lack of jobs. Now Barack Obama at a commencement address for Coast Guard cadets blames “climate change."
The group that hosted the "Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest" that ended with the death of two suspected terrorists in Garland, Texas, has loyal followers in Houston, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.
But other Houstonians, including a Houston area Muslim imam, who condemned the Garland attack, but supports restrictions on free speech, believes incendiary language should be restricted by law.
A plot involving a Tennessee man and militia members to attack a Muslim enclave in Hancock, N.Y., was thwarted by the FBI before the attack could be carried out.
The ringleader, Robert Doggart, a former congressional candidate from Tennessee, wanted to burn down the buildings in the village and kill the inhabitants.
“Our small group will soon be faced with the fight of our lives,” Doggart said in a Facebook post. “We will offer those lives as collateral to prove our commitment to our God. We shall be Warriors who will inflict horrible numbers of casualties upon the enemies of our Nation and World Peace.”
But the response from the Muslims who live in the compound, which is called Holy Islamville, was to actually blame me and my organization, Christian Action Network, for stirring up “Islamophobia” and hate against the Muslim group in an attempt to “goad citizens.”
That’s a typical response from this Muslim group, but it’s utter nonsense--and it's a reprehensible lie considering the horrific slaughter that was being planned.
An August 5, 2012, Defense Intelligence Agency report, obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch and reviewed by Fox News, indicates that members of the Obama administration were warned in August 2012 of the rise of ISIS and the possibility of it creating a caliphate. This happened over a year before Obama referred to the group as a “JV team.”
An October 2012 report further detailed that members of the administration knew that arms were being shipped from Libya to Syria, despite claims by administration officials of their ignorance of such events.
A third report from September 12, 2012, offers damning evidence that, within 24 hours of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, evidence piled up that the attack had been planned for at least a week and was revenge for the June 2012 drone strike that killed an al-Qaeda strategist—not an attack caused by an anti-Islam video, as the Obama administration initially claimed.
Two of the most prominent opponents of same-sex marriage in Ireland are homosexual men, and they seem to have caused quite a stir with a video ad.
The Emerald Isle could become the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage at the ballot box when voters go to the polls to decide a referendum on the issue this Friday. But homosexuals Keith Mills and Paddy Manning both say that would be a terrible mistake.
In the recent wave of religious tensions sweeping across Pakistan, a Christian businessman in the country's largest city is building a giant 14-storey cross outside the entrance to the largest Christian cemetery in Karachi.
Parvez Henry Gill a devout Christian who lives in Karachi, spoke to Washington Post about his mission. He said that God had come to him in a dream one night four years ago and challenged him with the divine task of finding a way to relieve Pakistani Christians from the constant fear of persecution and abuse frequently perpetrated by Pakistan's radical Muslim community.