Archive for 11/12/2012

Nigeria: Suspected Islamists Torch Churches, Shoot Dead Five Christians In Yobe State

11/12/2012 3 comments

News 24 – “Kano – Gunmen have shot dead five Christian residents of a town in a restive north-eastern Nigerian region previously hit by deadly Islamist attacks, the police said on Sunday.

The gunmen stormed the home of five Christian ethnic Igbos from eastern Nigeria in Gaidam town late on Saturday and shot them dead before fleeing, state police commissioner Patrick Egbuniwe said.

‘The gunmen broke into the home of the Igbo iron welders after they had closed from work and shot them dead. The attackers escaped and no one has been arrested for the attack,’ he told AFP.

Gaidam, which lies 135km from the Yobe state capital Damaturu and near the border with Niger, is the hometown of state governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

It is not clear if the assailants killed them because they were Christians.

Boko Haram

Egbuniwe did not say whether Boko Haram was behind the killing.

In November last year, the Islamist militant group launched co-ordinated bombings and shooting attacks on the town.

Armed with Kalashnikov rifles, the Islamists hurled explosives at Gaidam police station, freed suspects, stole arms, rampaged through the town, burning six churches, a high court, a shopping complex and robbing a bank.

On Friday, gunmen killed three policemen and set ablaze three churches and a school in the town of Bonny Yadi in the volatile state, a military spokesperson said.” Read more.

‘Sickening’: War Memorial Defaced In Toronto’s Coronation Park, ‘Canada Will Burn Praise Allah’

11/12/2012 2 comments

I have no idea if this act of vandalism was committed by a Muslim or not, but it certainly does demonstrate the degree to which Islam has encroached upon the sensibilities of Western society …

CTV News – “Police have asked a hate crime investigator to look into vandalism discovered on a war memorial at a park near Toronto’s waterfront.

The words ‘Canada will burn praise Allah’ were discovered on the Victory Peace war memorial in Coronation Park on Sunday, hours after a Remembrance Day service had taken place.

City workers managed to scrub away the black lettering on Monday morning, but investigators are still trying to figure out who scrawled the message on the sculpture.

If the vandalism is declared a hate crime, the formal charge will remain mischief but the penalty accompanying a conviction will be much more severe.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford condemned the vandalism while speaking to media Monday.

‘For someone to stoop to that level, to go after people that sacrificed their lives for us to be here, is absolutely sickening,’ Ford told reporters.

That sentiment was echoed by Gord Pearce, a member of a Royal Canadian Legion branch in east Toronto.

‘I think it’s just hoodlums that are doing it,’ he said. ‘I don’t think they have respect for the country or Canada or what our soldiers have done for them.’

The Victory Peace monument was created to mark the end of the Second World War. It features 50 words in 50 different languages, all of them meaning ‘peace.'” Read more.

Flashback: Canada: Muslim Political Scientist Tells Government To Close The Borders To Muslim Immigrants – “… The flow of immigration into Canada from around the world, and in particular the flow from Muslim countries, means a pouring in of numbers into a liberal society of people from cultures at best non-liberal. But we know through our studies and observations that the illiberal mix of cultures poses one of the greatest dilemmas and an unprecedented challenge to liberal societies, such as ours, when there is no demand placed on immigrants any longer to assimilate into the founding liberal values of the country to which they have immigrated to and, instead, by a misguided and thoroughly wrong-headed policy of multiculturalism encourage the opposite… I would like members to note I come before you as a practicing Muslim who knows out of experience from the inside how volatile, how disruptive, how violent, how misogynistic is the culture of Islam today and has been during my lifetime, and how greatly it threatens our liberal democracy …” Read more.

‘Destroy Idols’: Islamist Leader In Egypt Calls For The ‘Destruction Of The Sphinx And The Giza Pyramids’

11/12/2012 19 comments

Naturally, all like-minded devotees of Islam neglect to make any mention of one of the most blatant examples of idolatry in the world today, a sacred stone they believe that, when touched, will make atonement for their sins: the eastern cornerstone of the Kaaba

By AL ARABIYA – “An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the ‘destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,’ drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such ‘idols.’

‘All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,’ he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences.

‘God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols,’ he added. ‘When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.’

His comments came a day after thousands of ultraconservative Islamists gathered in Tahrir Square to call for the strict application of Sharia law in the new constitution.

But in retaliation to Gohary’s remarks, the vice president of Tunisia’s Ennahda party, Sheikh Abdel Fattah Moro, called the live program and told Gohary that famous historic military commander Amr ibn al-Aas did not destroy statues when he conquered Egypt.

‘So who are you to do it?’ he wondered. ‘The Prophet destroyed the idols because people worshiped them, but the Sphinx and the Pyramids are not worshiped.’…

In recent months, fears have surfaced that the ultra-conservative Salafi political powers may soon wish to debate new guidelines over Egyptian antiquities.

Islamists have swept the recent presidential and parliamentary elections in the country’s post-revolutionary stage, with the Muslim Brotherhood and the ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists rising to political power.

‘The fundamental Salafis have demanded to cover Pharaonic statues, because they regard them to be idols,’ Egyptian author on ancient history Ahmed Osman told Al Arabiya English…” Read more.

Flashback: ‘Symbols Of Paganism’: Prominent Muslim Clerics Call Upon Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood To Destroy The Pyramids – “According to several reports in the Arabic media, prominent Muslim clerics have begun to call for the demolition of Egypt’s Great Pyramids—or, in the words of Saudi Sheikh Ali bin Said al-Rabi‘i, those ‘symbols of paganism,’ which Egypt’s Salafi party has long planned to cover with wax. Most recently, Bahrain’s ‘Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs’ and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to ‘destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.’” Read more.

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