published by Tom Sullivan on Fri, 2012-10-26 20:24
A powerful car bomb in Damascus and fighting between government troops and opposition fighters elsewhere are testing a shaky temporary truce in the Syrian conflict on the occasion of the Muslim Eid al-Adha religious holiday.
published by Tom Sullivan on Wed, 2012-10-24 08:18
The New York Police Department's shady tactics have been under question for a multitude of things from spying on Muslims to executing police work outside their jurisdiction, but this time one individual has stepped forward and confessed that the NYPD paid him to "bait" other Muslims to talk about jihad. The 19 year-old informant said he was paid one thousand dollars a month to talk about terrorism with others. Cyrus McGoldrick, NY Council on American-Islamic Relations, joins us with his take on the NYPD's procedures and the legality of it.
published by Tom Sullivan on Sat, 2012-09-29 21:31
In his speech, the president admonished the Muslim World by underscoring the important belief that people must “resolve their differences peacefully” and that “diplomacy” should take “the place of war.” Laudable words, but only if America practiced what it preaches.
published by Tom Sullivan on Fri, 2012-09-21 09:04
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough accused every last person in Muslim and Arab world of hating the United States. In the opinion of this presstitute, “if you scratch the surface, and if you gave every street vendor to prime minister in that region a chance to throw a rock at the U.S. embassy, they would.”
published by Tom Sullivan on Thu, 2012-09-20 09:26
France plans to close its embassies, consulates, cultural centers and schools in 20 countries Friday as a precautionary measure after a French satirical magazine published cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammad.
published by Tom Sullivan on Thu, 2012-09-20 09:24
France stepped up security Wednesday at its embassies across the Muslim world after a French satirical weekly revived a formula that it has already used to capture attention: Publishing crude, lewd caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
published by Tom Sullivan on Wed, 2012-09-19 09:00
The new conventional wisdom, in the wake of angry protests roiling the Middle East, is that Muslims are either way too sensitive or irrational. How else to explain the fury over an offensive anti-Islam video? But the video was just the spark that ignited a long-smoldering fire, says ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
published by Tom Sullivan on Mon, 2012-09-17 22:31
A crude video about the Prophet Muhammad that triggered an unprecedented outbreak of anti-American protest last week moved from being a YouTube obscurity in the United States to a touchstone for anger across the world through a phone call less than two weeks ago from a controversial U.S.-based anti-Islam activist to a reporter for an Egyptian newspaper.
published by Tom Sullivan on Mon, 2012-09-17 21:57
It's a cruel and unusual punishment for any Monday morning, having to listen to Tony Blair on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Why the programme's editors chose to interview the former prime minister on the controversy over the anti-Islamic film that has triggered demonstrations throughout much of the world is beyond me. The man who has done more than most to contribute to anti-western feeling among Muslims in the Middle East and Asia is called upon to tell us why Muslims shouldn't be angry about anything.
published by Tom Sullivan on Mon, 2012-09-17 21:53
Concerned about the reaction to an anti-Muslim film that was gaining attention online, the U.S. intelligence community sent a cable to the embassy in Cairo, Egypt, warning of the concern, a U.S. official told CNN.
published by Tom Sullivan on Mon, 2012-09-17 21:45
An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News that there was no demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi prior to last week's attack -- challenging the Obama administration's claims that the assault grew out of a "spontaneous" protest against an anti-Islam film.
published by Tom Sullivan on Sun, 2012-09-16 08:12
Libyans and "foreigners" carried out the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf told NBC News on Saturday.
Magariaf's interview with NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin was the first time any Libyan official has said foreigners were involved in the planning and execution of the Tuesday night attack that took the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others.
published by Tom Sullivan on Sun, 2012-09-16 08:10
"The US government has expressed its wish to send special forces to protect its embassy in Khartoum after the events that took place in most Muslim countries," SUNA news agency quoted a foreign ministry spokesman as saying on Saturday. But Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Karti "refused to accommodate these forces".
published by Tom Sullivan on Sat, 2012-09-15 21:10
A schlock softporn director named Alan Roberts has been identified as the director of the film that ridicules Muslims and the prophet Muhammed and has incited violent protests across the Middle East, according to a report by Gawker published Saturday.
published by Tom Sullivan on Sat, 2012-09-15 09:41
Demonstrators in Tripoli, Lebanon, burned down a restaurant belonging to US-based chain KFC in protest against an anti-Islamic film mocking the Prophet Muhammad. At least one person was killed and 24 were wounded in the clashes with police.
published by Tom Sullivan on Sat, 2012-09-15 09:31
Muslim protests and demonstrations continue in countries throughout the Middle East and Africa. Though some were peaceful, centered around Friday prayers, others have been all out assaults on U.S. embassies and American-owned businesses.
published by Tom Sullivan on Fri, 2012-09-14 08:53
Televangelist Pat Robertson on Wednesday responded to this week’s attacks on the U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya by explaining to his viewers that Muslims “go crazy” when Islam is insulted because they can’t defend the tenets of their religion.
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