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Center breaks evidence of CAIR/Muslim Brotherhood links to Ferguson protests

by 1389AD ( 131 Comments › )
Filed under CAIR, Crime, Muslim Brotherhood at November 21st, 2014 - 7:00 am

On YouTube:

Published on Nov 19, 2014 by securefreedom
Fox News’s Megyn Kelly and Trace Gallagher file a report on Muslim Brotherhood coordination and exploitation regarding the Ferguson protests ostensibly devoted to finding justice for Michael Brown. American Muslim Brotherhood groups have used the protests as an opportunity to promote their anti-police and Anti-American agenda.

Missisauga, Ontario 11/23/14 2pm: JDL Canada memorial vigil at Palestine House

by 1389AD ( No Comments › )
Filed under Anti-semitism, Canada, Hamas, Headlines, Israel, Palestinians at November 20th, 2014 - 12:10 pm

JDL Canada will be holding a memorial vigil at Palestine House to honour the memory of the 5 civilian victims that were mercilessly slaughtered while praying in a Jerusalem synagogue yesterday.

Palestine House is the nerve-centre of support for the terrorist organization Hamas, here in Canada.

Palestine House is on record supporting this most recent horrific civilian massacre and encouraging further terror attacks. (See reports attached below).

JDL Canada will be asking the authorities to lay criminal charges against the members of the Board of Directors of Palestine House for their incitement to violence and support for terrorism.

BUSES WILL LEAVING THE FRESHCO PLAZA ON THE NORTH-WEST CORNER OF BATHURST + STEELES AT 12:30 PM

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DATE: Sunday, November 23, 2014

TIME: 2:00 P.M.

PLACE: PALESTINE HOUSE
3195 ERINDALE STATION RD.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5C 1Y5

Much more here.
 

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero begins rebuilding…

by 1389AD ( 189 Comments › )
Filed under Orthodox Christianity, September 11 at November 19th, 2014 - 7:00 am

…thirteen years after it was destroyed in the 9/11 attack.

New St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at Ground Zero

HuffPo has the story.

You can help:

According to Christian Today, ”St Nicholas has raised $7 million of the $38 million needed to rebuild the church. Donations can be made on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America website.”

Designboom has more photos and a video.

Deport the Muslims, keep the canines!

by 1389AD ( 167 Comments › )
Filed under Dhimmitude, Dog Day Afternoon, Open thread, Spain at November 3rd, 2014 - 4:00 pm

(h/t: Gramfan)

Something is grotesquely wrong with people who hate dogs.

Larry Pickering has the story:

A report from Spain this week claims two Islamic groups based in Lérida, a city in the north-eastern region of Catalonia where 29,000 Muslims now make up around 20% of the  population, demanded that local officials regulate all dogs in public spaces so as not to “offend Muslims”.

Muslims leaders demanded that dogs be banned from all forms of public transportation including all city buses as well as from all areas frequented by Muslim immigrants.

Muslims said the presence of dogs violates their religious freedoms and their right to live according to Islamic principles.

After the municipality refused to give in to Muslim demands, the city experienced a wave of dog poisonings. Local media reported dozens of canine pets were poisoned in Lérida’s working class neighbourhoods of Cappont and La Bordeta.

These districts are heavily populated by Muslim immigrants and the poisoning of dogs has continued unabated.

This  follows dog-related controversies in other European countries.

In Holland, Muslims who live in The Hague and who now make up more than 12% of that city’s population of 500,000, have campaigned to rid the city of all dogs. Muslims view dogs as offensive and unclean.

“A ban on them would be a sure vote-getter”, one Muslim spokesman said.

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More here…

As an antidote, click here for a truly heartwarming dog story.

Understanding Halal Certification Schemes

by 1389AD ( 160 Comments › )
Filed under Australia, Dhimmitude at October 28th, 2014 - 7:00 am

(Part 1 – 12 complete)

Published on Aug 30, 2013 by Q Society of Australia Inc

Please note this is not about halal food. As Q Society’s spokesman Andrew Horwood points out: “Halal food itself is not of concern to us. Nearly all our food is naturally permissible to Muslims and observant Muslims can make food of unknown origin halal by proclaiming ‘bismillah’ over the food before eating.*

What is of concern are the recently invented certification schemes, designed to permeate the supply chain from feeding trough to super market shelves and restaurant kitchens; including many non-food goods and services.”

According to meat industry groups and research, two thirds of chicken and lamb meat and over half the beef sold in Australia now comes from Halal-certified suppliers. Most dairy products as well as other food and many non-food items are certified to sharia standards, but not always labelled.

Islamic organizations have estimated the value of the global halal certification market at USD 2.3 trillion in 2013, growing by 20% per year. No other religious group has imposed a similar tax-like scheme on the general public.

Investigative researchers in France, Canada and the USA have found links between halal certifying organisations and shop fronts for terrorist groups like Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. Similar research in Australia is yet to be undertaken.

Grand Mufti Dr Mustafa Ceric has suggested at an international conference in 2010, that Islam can conquer the world through the Halal (certification) movement.

We politely but firmly object. Q Society has three simple and fair policy proposals:

1. Apply the ‘User Pays’ principle
If observant Muslims insist on special rituals and halal certification for their food, then Islamic community organisations should provide these services and cover the fees and extra expenses for the suppliers. Religion is always a contentious issue and should never be imposed onto others.

2. Insist on clear labelling
All products and services from halal-certified suppliers should be clearly labelled by one standard symbol. This way the consumer can recognise when meat, meat-based products or other products and services come from halal-certified sources. Then consumers can make an informed decision

3. No more discrimination
In most Australian abattoirs Muslim males only are employed as slaughterers. Non-Muslims and women are not halal. This is discrimination on religious and gender grounds. We understand that halal-slaughtered meat is important to observant Muslims. We propose if abattoirs require exemption from our non-discrimination laws, that they be owned and operated by a religious organisation. This is similar to religious schools, for which Australia allows certain exemptions from non-discrimination laws.

* Nowhere in Islamic scripture does it say Muslims should eat only halal-certified food. Most observant Muslims know perfectly well that nearly all our food is by default halal:

Koran Sura 2:173 (Al-Baqarah) reads: “He hath forbidden you only carrion, and blood, and swine flesh, and that which hath been immolated to any other than God. But he who is driven by necessity, neither craving nor transgressing, it is no sin for him. Lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.”

Koran Sura 5.5 (Al Ma’idah) prescribes: “The food of the People of the Book (that is Jewish and Christian people) is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them.”

And from the hadith narrated by Aisha (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 273) Muslims know: “Some people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Meat is brought to us by some people and we are not sure whether the name of Allah has been mentioned on it or not.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Mention the name of Allah and eat it.”

Action Points:

Watch our halal certification information video. Share it with your family and connections.

Read, download and distribute our Q on: Halal Food and Halal Certification paper and our petition form from our website qsociety dot org dot au

Pick up a stack of our “Why Swallow This?” fliers at the next Q meeting and do an hour of letter boxing each week in your neighbourhood.

Talk and write to your local state and federal MP and Senators. Ask them to consider our three policy proposals

When shopping ask for non-halal certified options. You are not a bad person if you do not want to support Islamic organisations with your shopping dollar.

A Curious Paragraph

by coldwarrior ( 97 Comments › )
Filed under Islam, Open thread, Uncategorized at October 22nd, 2014 - 2:00 pm

read this:

The majority were young men like Talha, between 16 and 28, including several former criminals and gang members who had recently found what they began to call “true Islam.” Most of them came from moderate Muslim homes and, quite often, were the children of divorced parents. And most lived in the Gellerupparken ghetto.

So ‘moderate islam can’t save them, isn’t enough for them?
Now read the rest of this stupidity:

Give them a job: how Denmark deals with returned Islamist fighters

AARHUS, Denmark: The rush of morning shoppers parted to make way for Talha, a lanky 21-year-old in desert camouflage and a long, religious beard. He strode through the local mall with a fighter’s gait picked up on the battlefields of Syria. Streams of young Muslim men greeted him like a returning king.

As-salamu alaykum.

Wa alaikum assalaam.

n other countries, Talha – one of hundreds of young jihadists from the West who has fought in Syria and Iraq – might be barred from return or thrown in jail. But in Denmark, a country that has spawned more foreign fighters per capita than almost anywhere else, the port city of Aarhus is taking a novel approach by rolling out a welcome mat.In Denmark, not one returned fighter has been locked up. Instead, taking the view that discrimination at home is as criminal as Islamic State recruiting, officials here are providing free psychological counselling while finding returnees jobs and spots in schools and universities. Officials credit a new effort to reach out to a radical mosque with staunching the flow of recruits.

Some progressives say Aarhus should become a model for other communities in the United States and Europe that are trying to cope with the question of what to do when the jihad generation comes back to town. In Australia, the federal government has tackled the issue by proposing laws that reverse the onus of proof for people returning from terrorism hot spots.

For better or worse, Aarhus’ answer has left the likes of Talha wandering freely on the streets. The son of moderate Muslim immigrants from the Middle East, he became radicalised and fought with an Islamist brigade in Syria for nine months before returning home last October. Back on Danish soil, he still dreams of one day living in a Middle Eastern caliphate. He rejects the Islamic State’s beheading of foreign hostages but defends their summary executions of Iraqi and Syrian soldiers.

“I know how some people think. They are afraid of us, the ones coming back,” says Talha, a name he adopted to protect his identity because he never told his father he went to fight. “Look, we are really not dangerous.”

Yet critics call this city’s soft-handed approach just that – dangerous. And the effort here is fast becoming a pawn in the much larger debate raging across Europe over Islam and the nature of extremism. More and louder voices here are clamouring for new laws that could not only charge returnees with treason but also set curbs on immigration from Muslim countries and on Islamic traditions such as religious circumcision.

In a country that vividly remembers the violent backlash in the Muslim world after a Danish newspaper published cartoon images of the prophet Muhammad in 2006, many here want Aarhus to crack down on – not cajole – extremists.

“They are being much too soft [in Aarhus], and they fail to see the problem,” said Marie Krarup, an influential member of Parliament from the Danish People’s Party, the country’s third-largest political force. “The problem is Islam. Islam itself is radical. You cannot integrate a great number of Muslims into a Christian country.”

Aarhus is treating its returning religious fighters like wayward youths rather than terrorism suspects because that’s the way most of them started out.

You don’t lay out cookies and milk to get rid of roaches

The Revival of Orthodoxy in America

by coldwarrior ( 68 Comments › )
Filed under Open thread, Orthodox Christianity, Religion at October 13th, 2014 - 8:00 am

We have noticed a trend lately in the Orthodox Churches around Pittsburgh. Attendance and membership are up, the congregation is younger, with many, many converts,  so many that the converts now make up large percentages of the churches. I can think of at least 10 families in my own church who are converts. People who I know in other Orthodox Churches have also seen this trend as this article goes on to explain:

At 100, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks on upswing

October 12, 2014 12:00 AM

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By Mackenzie Carpenter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s an ancient faith of icons, incense and a capella music, that nonetheless has its own Facebook pages, podcasts and streaming radio.

There are dozens of Orthodox churches in and around Pittsburgh, in varying states of health. But St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks — under the leadership of a priest with a background in corporate management training and a knack for social media — has seen its parish grow larger and younger even as the community around it declines in numbers. This weekend, the church has been celebrating its 100th anniversary.

On Saturday night, in the McKees Rocks neighborhood of  known as the “Bottoms,” voices were raised in mesmerizing song as more than 100 members of St. Nicholas celebrated a service of thanksgiving, part. It was part of a weekend of events to mark the church’s 100th year.

The rector of St. Nicholas, the Rev. Thomas Soroka, joined the church in 2000. He succeeded his father, the Very Rev. Vladimir Soroka, who had been brought in to stabilize the parish, which was diminishing in numbers as the Bottoms neighborhood of McKees Rocks struggled. Now, after a low of 80 members, the parish has 150 adults and 50 children, many of them converts to the faith.

“This weekend we’re honoring the past while expressing our gratitude for the recent growth that we’ve experienced, and our hope for continued blessings in the future,” he said.

There are no organs or musical instruments in Orthodox services and, in this exquisite jewel box of a church, there was no need for any. The wall of sound from the choir in the balcony — answering the call from the altar — reverberated throughout the church as Father Soroka swung the censer of incense.

Archbishop Melchisedek (Pleska), of the Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, was also present, and will conduct services today.

Young children skipped in the aisles, chased by young mothers wearing headscarves, who would pick them up to kiss an icon — a central part of the theology adhered to by St. Nicholas, a member of the Orthodox Church in America. “Lord have mercy,” whispered a young father in a sports shirt and Dockers khakis to his 4-year-old son, who mouthed the words back to him.

Something is going on here.

“I am not exactly sure why young people are coming, but they are coming,” said Father Soroka, who has daily and weekly podcasts on the Web radio channel ancientfaith.com, which was launched five years ago.

It could be, he mused, because the Internet has made outreach easier, but the visual and sensory aspects of this faith, with its Eastern Rite, the Divine Liturgy — the Orthodox version of the Roman Catholic Mass — appeals to young people.

“Our services are longer” than the Mass, the surroundings are more ornate and, Father Soroka noted with a laugh, “we use more incense.”

“We have a great respect for holy things. Icons are as important to us as pictures of our children,” added Kristie Mertz, who converted to the Orthodox faith in 2003 and who serves as the church’s librarian and historian.

The 45-year-old Greentree resident did a lot of searching in her life before finding spiritual shelter here — with candles flaring, incense burning and dozens of hand painted icons glowing — actual witnesses to the incarnation of Jesus Christ, which is why parishioners kiss them so often.

It can get complicated when explaining the differences between Orthodox churches. Suffice to say this church shouldn’t be confused with St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland (which also has its own Facebook page). Or for that matter the three other churches in McKees Rocks, two of whom answer to the pope but use the Eastern Orthodox rites, and a third which is a member of a separate Ukrainian Orthodox church.

People like to make distinctions between Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, Antiochian, Byzantine and so on “but they’re all the same in terms of faith,” said Ms. Mertz. “It’s just that one will eat pierogies, another will make baklava.”

The parish still has families descended from the original Russian Orthodox immigrants who came to Pittsburgh in a great wave at the beginning of the 20th century. It also has Russian families from a later wave of immigration, in the 1980s, when many fled the Soviet Union.

And it also has young people like Erik Wenger, 31, who comes here with his wife and two daughters, part of a new influx of converts to the Orthodox faith, drawn by its 2,000-year history and its sense of community.

“We’ve met a lot of other young couples like ourselves,” said Mr. Wenger.

Some of the younger members have even asked for services to be conducted in an old Russian tongue called Church Slavic, “but nobody here speaks Russian and we have a lot of converts, so we conduct services in English,” said Father Soroka.

The church itself, in a building dedicated in 1917, is a work in progress. Faded old icons depicting saints and holy people, “witnesses to heaven,” were painted in 1941, said Father Soroka.

On Wednesday, some were replaced in a project using a local artist, Cheryl Pituch from Johnstown, who spent the past year painting new ones — easily detected because of their bright gold. Another internationally known iconographer and Orthodox priest from Erie, Father Theodore Jurewicz, will paint the walls and ceiling of the church with new icons over the next year.

Ms. Mertz is partial to one icon on the left side of the floor-to-ceiling carved wooden screen — the iconostasis — which separates the altar from the worshipers and contains 26 icons. Her favorite the Mother of God, Joy of All Who Sorrow, a very traditional Russian icon that was installed two years ago.

There are five more behind the altar, which is only occasionally glimpsed through the wooden screen during the service when doors are opened and closed by the priests. And another 30 are embedded in the side walls, which are painted a vivid shade of azure blue.

“The interior is exquisite,” said Louise Sturgess of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, noting that craftsman Yaroslav Tkach (1911-1979) made the large crystal chandelier hanging over the pews.

“Every inch of the interior is beautifully painted and the iconostasis is multitiered. For generations, St. Nicholas has served as the spiritual heart of the Russian community.”

Growing up, Stanley Konoval, 26, of Point Breeze, didn’t have much religion in his life. But at Colgate University he majored in philosophy and religion, and the Orthodox Church in America’s underlying theology intrigued him because of its “visual and experiential connection with God. You go in for services and it’s all around you, affecting all of your senses — the icons on the walls, the incense, the chanting. You’re really part not just of God but of a community.”

Good News indeed.

reference Orthodox Church in America

Dhimmi Carter Birthday Wishes

by Macker ( 139 Comments › )
Filed under Anti-semitism, Democratic Party, Energy, Hamas, History, Inflation, Iran, Koran, Misery Index at October 2nd, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Happy Belated 90th Birthday to the WORST US President…of the 20th Century! Yes, James Earl Carter, Jr. is still kickin’…and it’s time for those of us on the Right Side to leave any type of Birthday Greeting to a forerunner of who we have now.
Think of all the things he’s responsible for: The Misery Index, stagflation, high unemployment, military emasculation, the Iranian Hostage Crisis…and that’s just for starters.
Have at it!

The lies behind bombing ISIS

by Rodan ( 101 Comments › )
Filed under Al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Communism, Democratic Party, Fascism, Hezballah, Iran, Iraq, Islamists, Progressives, Republican Party, Syria at October 1st, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Progressive and Decepti-Con (alleged conservatives) media are all cheering the fallen god-king’s illegal bombing of ISIS in Syria. Obama has not asked for authorization of force and ISIS was not a threat to the US. The Jihadist/Saddam Baathist hybrid organization was only a threat to one nation Iran. Up until the Syrian revolution and the rise of ISIS, Iran through its puppet in Iraq which was installed by the US, Assad’s Syria and Hezbollah occupied Lebanon formed was called the Shiite crescent. ISIS shattered this crescent and has the Ayatollahs in Tehran quaking in their boots. In battles ranging from the Lebanese border, to eastern Syria and the gate of Baghdad, ISIS has defeated Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the Syrian army, Hezbollah and the Shia Iraqi army. No Iranian allied force can stand up to ISIS in battle, but their fortune may change.

In what has to be the stupidest military act since we bombed Serbia, the United States is now bombing the one military force standing in the way of Iranian Shiite hegemony of the Middle East. Even worse, we have coordinated with Iran these bombings to help their proxies on the ground in Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. told Iran of its plans to strike ISIS militants inside Syria in order to reassure them that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be targetted, a senior Iranian official has claimed.

The communication, confirmed in part by a senior U.S. State Department official, appears to signal a cooling in hostilities between the U.S. and Iran for the first time since a 1979 hostage crisis prompted Washington to sever ties with Tehran.

Iran is said to have voiced concerns for the safety of Assad, who remains the Shia Islam-dominated nation’s closest regional ally and the recipient of Iranian military support during a Syrian Civil War.

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The Iranian official said Iran was informed separately in advance of the airstrikes launched by Washington and Arab allies against Islamic State positions in Syria for the first time.

That’s right, the US is giving Iran a heads up on our bombings of ISIS. Our attacks have been ineffective since the Iraqi Bathist element of  ISIS have experience fighting the US since at least the gulf war. We are just hitting empty building and grain silos, but we are doing this to help Iran.
If this is bad enough, it turns out what many Lebanese Maronites have claimed through the years is true, the US backs Hezbollah. The US tipped off Hezbollah over ISIS plots to bomb their positions in Lebanon.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — They are sworn enemies who insist they will never work together, but in practice, Hezbollah and the United States are already working — separately — on a common goal: to stop the extremist Islamic State from moving into Lebanon, where Hezbollah is the most powerful military and political player and currently shares with Washington an interest in stability.

Weeks after Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group and political party, helped repel an Islamic State attack on the town of Arsal on the Syrian border, new American weapons are flowing to help the Lebanese Army — which coordinates with Hezbollah — to secure the frontier. American intelligence shared with the army, according to Lebanese experts on Hezbollah, has helped the organization stop suicide attacks on its domain in southern Beirut.

If you think this was bad, well it gets worse. The Obama Regime, Progressive media and the Decepti-Con media all claimed that there was some terror group called Khorosan ready to strike at America. This was a total lie and the presence of some al-Qaeda operatives with Nusra Front, was an excuse to bomb another enemy of Iran. Even better, the group does not exist!

Hence, Obama gives us the Khorosan Group.The who?

There is a reason that no one had heard of such a group until a nanosecond ago, when the “Khorosan Group” suddenly went from anonymity to the “imminent threat” that became the rationale for an emergency air war there was supposedly no time to ask Congress to authorize.

You haven’t heard of the Khorosan Group because there isn’t one. It is a name the administration came up with, calculating that Khorosan — the Iranian–​Afghan border region — had sufficient connection to jihadist lore that no one would call the president on it.

The “Khorosan Group” is al-Qaeda. It is simply a faction within the global terror network’s Syrian franchise, “Jabhat al-Nusra.” Its leader, Mushin al-Fadhli (believed to have been killed in this week’s U.S.-led air strikes), was an intimate of Ayman al-Zawahiri, the emir of al-Qaeda who dispatched him to the jihad in Syria. Except that if you listen to administration officials long enough, you come away thinking that Zawahiri is not really al-Qaeda, either. Instead, he’s something the administration is at pains to call “core al-Qaeda.”

Once again, the evil 2 party plutocracy has committed the blood and treasure of America to commit a stretgic mistake. All this is being done to distract Americans, while the 2 parasite parties keep feeding the Militray Industrial complex. The only people we should be assisting against ISIS are the Kurds and Assyrian Christians. It is in our interest for ISIS and Iran to keep fighting. But, the 2 headed demon that runs America is being a sucker for the Ayatollahs in Iran.

One if the greatest Republican Presidents, warned about what we are seeing today.
Other than Rand Paul who is one of the last true Republicans that Ike would recognize as one of his own, is there anyone else calling BS on this fake war on ISIS to help Iran and the Military Industrial Complex? Make no mistake, both Democrat and Republican parties hate constitutional America and seek to establish a Fascist Totalitarian police state. They just disagree on what kind Fascist police state America will have and who will benefit from it. Notice neither party ever presents ideas that will benefit all Americans? All they do is come up with plans that benefit their favorite groups and then they pit Americans against each other. Our founding fathers never envisioned what is going on today.
You are being lied to and deceived about what is really going on.

Are Dinosaurs Halal?

by Macker ( 2 Comments › )
Filed under Entertainment, Islamic Terrorism, OOT at September 21st, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Judging from this panel I found on Bosch Fawstin’s page, I’d say that they are!

Or…at the very least, Pre-Islamic. This calls for The Overnight Open Thread!