12th February 2013
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Wanted to ask everyone if they maybe know of any good resources or information online related to Islam. I would like to find something that is preferably unbiased and would like something that can help explain the different branches of Islam a little bit better. I’ve been trying to study a lot more about Islam but am having a hard time finding information that I feel like I can trust instead of just propaganda. Anyone have any suggestions?
14th November 2012
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Morgan Al-Gohary, a jihadi sheikh with a history of radicalism, appeared on the private Egyptian TV channel Dream TV 2 Saturday evening and declared that if he and his ilk ever came to power, they would not hesitate to destroy the Sphinx and the pyramids.
He’s no stranger to the notion of vandalizing ancient artifacts, boasting to the show’s host, Wael Al-Abrashi, that while in Afghanistan, he took part along with the Taliban in the demolition of the Bamyan Buddhas in March 2001.
His threat was met by Al-Abrashi and the other two guests with shock. Just to be clear, Al-Abrashi asked the same question three times.
Al-Abrashi: “Am I going to wake up tomorrow to find that, just as you did with the statue of Buddha, that you have demolished the Sphinx and the pyramids?”
Al-Gohary: “That is dependent upon abilities and possibility. According to our Sharia, every pagan and idol must be destroyed.”
Al-Abrashi: “If you are in power, will you destroy the Sphinx and the pyramids and all the pharoanic statues and all the pharoanic artifacts?”
Al-Gohary: “Everything, if it is a pagan statue or idol, that is worshiped or suspected to be worshipped, or is worshipped by one person on Earth, must be destroyed. We, or someone else, must destroy it.”
Al-Abrashi: “So you would destroy the Sphinx and the pyramids?”
Al-Gohary: “Yes, we will destroy them, if they were worshipped before or afterwards.”
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25th September 2012
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We should all always remember this and this is why we will never and should never have any anti-blasphemy laws in this country. This whole controversy has been a tragedy with so many lives lost but that does not mean that we should surrender our freedom of speech, our freedom to criticize, and our freedom to blaspheme.
21st September 2012
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This is a very sad story and goes to show that even if the events in Libya were planned by Al-Qaeda as a front to commit terrorist acts that there is real unrest in the world over this “film”. It is extremely sad that people lose their life over this film, but what is even more sad is that people have this type of reaction.
19th September 2012
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… The point, however, is that I can say all these things about Mormonism, and disparage Joseph Smith to my heart’s content, without fearing that I will be murdered for it. Secular liberals ignore this distinction at every opportunity and to everyone’s peril. Take a moment to reflect upon the existence of the musical The Book of Mormon. Now imagine the security precautions that would be required to stage a similar production about Islam. The project is unimaginable — not only in Beirut, Baghdad, or Jerusalem, but in New York City.
1st August 2012
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Abdi Jeylani Marshale is said to have been shot in the head and chest as he left a radio station in Mogadishu
One of Somalia’s most popular comedians, known for his parodies of Islamist militants, has been shot dead in the capital, Mogadishu.
Abdi Jeylani Marshale was reportedly killed shortly after leaving a local radio station where he worked as a drama producer and performer.
It is not known who carried out the murder but last year Marshale was threatened by the extremist group al-Shabaab, prompting him to go into hiding in neighbouring Somaliland for several days.
Witnesses told the BBC that Marshale was shot several times in the head and chest by two men armed with pistols. The gunmen have not been caught.
This is how Islamic extremists attempt to get the rest of the world to “respect” Islam.
24th February 2012
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Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a Nato military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence.
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This whole situation is sad, terrifying, and disgusting to me all at the same time. Their holy book is more precious to them than not only their own life but the lives of others, regardless of who they are. This is the perfect example of the disgusting level of idiocy and barbarism that can still happen in the name of religion in this day and age. Simply because of some burned pages of a disgusting old book many people are dead, people are protesting, they are calling for more death and violence. Over a BOOK!
We should be out of Afghanistan. It was a failed attempt. The people of Afghanistan have shown their priorities to be getting high, abusing children, and rioting over the burning of some paper. They are not doing anything to better the quality of life for people of their country, they have made their choice. We have made a strong effort but it is obvious they will put forth every effort to live in squalor and ignorance.