Tariq Ramadan: "Let’s not Talk About Muslims Integrating"

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On Thursday, Ramadan said the ban undermined American values and that it was no longer appropriate to speak about “Muslims in the West,” but rather “Western Muslims.”

“The difference is that we are not here in a host country. We are at home, and Islam is a Western religion,” Ramadan said.Ramadan will also speak Saturday in Chicago at a banquet sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations, and on Monday at Georgetown University.

Talk of Muslim integration was old, too, he said. “It’s time not to speak about integrating, it’s to think about contribution, what do you give to your country. This is a step forward, when you give something, people are not asking where do you come from, they want to know where we are going together.”

via Obama’s Islamist: Let’s not Talk About Muslims Integrating | Loganswarning.

Does he tells the same to non-Muslims in Islamic countries?

And, why integration shouldn’t be a requirement for Muslims immigrants? Oh, no wait. There should be a moratory for stoning adulterers, so… they don’t have to integrate, in Ramadan’s view, because they should be waiting for the appropriate timing, isn’t it?

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Yemen: Dead child bride tied up and raped, says mum

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A 13-year-old Yemeni child bride who bled to death shortly after marriage was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, according to interviews with the child’s mother, police and medical reports.

The mother, Nijma Ahmad, 50, said that before her daughter lost consciousness, she said her husband had tied her up and forced himself on her. “She looked like she was butchered,” she said about her daughter’s injuries.

Elham Assi, 13, bled to death hours after she spoke to her mother and just days after she was married to a 23-year-old man. She died on April 2 in the Yemeni village of Shueba, 200 kilometres northwest of the capital. Her husband, Abed Al Hikmi, is in police custody.

The practice of marrying young girls is widespread in Yemen where a quarter of all females marry before the age of 15, according to a 2009 report by the country’s Ministry of Social Affairs. Continue reading

Russia : "inadmisible to link Islam to terrorism", mufties say

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“Every attempt to link Islam with terrorism is inadmisible and represents a menace to international peace”, according the participants last Monday in a meeting about “Islam: tolerance, peace and non-violence“.

“Islam is a religion of peace, of tolerance and of non-violence” adds the statement by the participants in the meeting held in the Conseil of Russian Mufties.

The responsibles for terrorist attacks, both those who execute them or who take part in their preparation, are “criminals who should be brought to justice”, adding that they consider necessary to prevent any confusion between ethnic or religious membership and criminality, because “the terrorists don’t have nationality nor religion”.

via Moscou : “inadmissible” de lier l’Islam au terrorisme – Donne Ton Avis.

It’s always OK to see that the mufties reject terrorism, but there is something they never reject: Jihad, despite it being the reason why Islamic terrorists blow themselves up killing others.

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France: French FM says Govt wants to promote economic ties with Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey...

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After Germany, now comes France:

Ahead of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s visit to the country, France said it wanted to promote economic ties with Turkey.French Foreign Ministry said in a press release Friday new cooperation projects in the areas of transportation, energy and infrastructure would be discussed during Erdoğan’s visit on Tuesday and Wednesday.

via France wants to promote economic ties with Turkey – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review.

We’ll see the results of this visit. Erdogan has been interviewed by French newspaper Le Figaro, claiming that he believes in separation of religion and state (something which contradicts his previews comparison of democracy with a “vehicle you take till you arrive at your destination”, which for him was Shariah Law) and that only “some people in France” are opposed to Turkey being a EU member, pointing the great “Turkey-French friendship” with Chirac (Turk Mameluks for example fought with Napoleon in his wars, specially in Spain). Regarding Israel he said that Turkey is a friend of Israel but considers Mahmoud “I want to wipe Israel off the map” Ahmadinejad “his dear friend”. He also states that he wants to open dialogue with the Talibans because “never from the times of Alexander the Great, foreign armies have achived their objectives in that country”.

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US: Republican candidate for Tennessee Vijay Kumar on Jihad

First, Islam was conceived as a world empire to govern all mankind. It teaches that all the world, and everyone and everything in it, already belongs to Islam–some people just haven’t been made to understand that. Until they have, according to Islam, they are considered “infidels” and inferiors. Put another way, the Islamic view is that all of us in the world are subjects of the Islamic Empire, and those of us who do not acknowledge our subjugation to it must be overcome and brought to submission, through conversion or force. No other religion in the world has such a purpose of world conquest and domination.

Second, Islam does not allow any introspection or self-criticism. It calls for total acceptance, total submission. The very word “Islam” means “submission,” and the word “Muslim” means “one who submits.” The other side of submission, of course, is domination. Islam seeks to dominate every individual and every nation into submission. In that, it shares a key element of slavery, which the civilized world has properly decried and abolished. Such submission is a political act. I am a freeman, and I refuse to submit to Islamic hegemony.

Third, Islam does not have any exit policy for its believers. The act of submission required to become a Muslim is held to be final, irrevocable, and permanent. So criticizing or questioning Islam or its teachings or leaders, or attempting to leave Islam, all are considered severe crimes against Islam, punishable by death.

In contrast, non-Islamic religions allow for dissenting views, introspection, and reasoned debate. In non-Islamic religions, if you so choose, you can leave the faith you were born into without being threatened with physical violence or death. In Islam, both criticism of the faith and apostasy are capital offenses.

All of that is what drives Jihad: Jihad is a permanent war against the unbeliever and his land to bring about his submission. It has been going on for fourteen centuries all over the world, which is why I coined the term “Universal Jihad.” Islam’s Universal Jihad is the single greatest threat to Western civilization and to the entire non-Islamic world in general. It is more dangerous than Nazism and Communism combined.

via The Wrong Way to Fight Jihad.

Anyone from Tennesse?

His page is here.

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Balkans: Saudis fund Muslims spreading hate of the West

SAUDI ARABIA is pouring hundreds of millions of pounds into Islamist groups in the Balkans, some of which spread hatred of the West and recruit fighters for jihad in Afghanistan.

According to officials in Macedonia, Islamic fundamentalism threatens to destabilise the Balkans. Strict Wahhabi and Salafi factions funded by Saudi organisations are clashing with traditionally moderate local Muslim communities.

Fundamentalists have financed the construction of scores of mosques and community centres as well as handing some followers up to £225 a month. They are expected not only to grow beards but also to persuade their wives to wear the niqab, or face veil, a custom virtually unknown in the liberal Islamic tradition of the Balkans.

via Islamization Watch: Saudis fund Balkan Muslims spreading hate of the West.

Macedonia is monitoring more than 50 AQ terrorists in its territory and there are also several Islamic charities under scrutiny:

One of the groups under scrutiny is the International Islamic Relief Organisation from Saudi Arabia, which is on a United Nations blacklist of organisations backing terrorism. It did not respond to inquiries, but has previously denied involvement in terrorist activities, calling such claims “totally unfounded”.

Again and again. But then Islamic states complain about “the targetting of Muslims in some parts of the world“, passing a new resolution against the “defamation of religions” through the UNHRC.

Related:

  1. Islamic Relief Organisation linked to terrorism (wikipedia.org).
  2. The UN partners with terror (investigativeproject.org)

Before: Bulgaria imposing Wahabbi Islam by force.

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UN: Resolution on "defamation of religions" passed

Very silently… just in case someone knows it’s being passed:

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Some 20 countries voted in favour of the resolution entitled “combating defamation of religions”, 17 voted against and eight abstained.

Putting forward the resolution on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Pakistan’s ambassador Zamir Akram said that the specific references to Islam, the only religion mentioned in the text, “reflect the existing regrettable situation in some parts of the world where Muslims are being targeted.”

via Creeping Sharia.

Of course, non-Muslims are not targeted in the Muslim world, are they? HYPOCRITES…

No wonder US, EU and Japan voted against the initiative.

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