Shariah Law Joomla! - the dynamic portal engine and content management system Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:39:06 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Hundreds of Prisoners Escape from Afghan Jail, NATO Says

April 25, 2011
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Hundreds of inmates, many of them insurgent fighters, slipped out of a southern Afghanistan prison early Monday through a nearly quarter-mile tunnel dug beneath the compound from the outside.

The Taliban issued a statement taking responsibility for the escape from the prison in Kandahar, the Taliban's birthplace. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahed said digging the tunnel took five months. The escape took four and a half hours, he said.

The Taliban claimed 541 prisoners escaped. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said the number of escaped prisoners was closer to 470. The Taliban said 106 of the escapees were military commanders, but there was no immediate government confirmation of the claim.

Police recaptured eight of the escapees, the Kandahar governor's office said.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0000
WikiLeaks Reveals Al Qaeda Thug Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Vowed 'Nuclear Hellstorm' Tied to Bin Laden
April 25, 2011
By Bill Hutchinson

Secret government documents leaked to the media last night reveal a top Gitmo detainee vowed to unleash a "nuclear hellstorm" if Osama Bin Laden was ever captured or assassinated.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, claimed Al Qaeda had hidden a nuclear bomb in Europe that was tied to Bin Laden's fate, according to a dump of classified documents released by the WikiLeaks website.

The frightening information was in thousands of pages of dossiers of detainees being held at the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0000
Kenyan Herder Killed by Al-Shabaab 60-year-old Mohamed Muhumed, a Kenyan herder, was shot in the head several times before his camels were stolen. He had refused to part with five camels as part of his yearly zakat payment. He had become destitute because his home in the Northeastern province of Kenya was undergoing severe drought. When he refused to pay zakat with his one remaining asset to Al- Shabaab, a known terror organization, he was brutally assassinated. Banks, our government and mainstream media would have us believe that zakat is merely “alms for the poor.” Should Muhumed not have been a recipient of this “holy charity”?

Daily Nation (Kenya)
January 7, 2011
Hamey Village, Somalia

A Kenyan herder was on Friday killed in Somalia by members of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab for refusing to part with his five camels as payment for a yearly tax.

The 60-year-old man, identified as Mr Mohamed Muhumed, was among thousands of Kenyans who fled Hamey Village in Damajaley location after a ravaging drought in North Eastern Province.

He is reported to have been shot on the head several times before his entire stock of camels was confiscated.

Muslims are expected to pay zakat, a form of alm, willingly in the first month of the Islamic calendar (Muharaam). The payment can be in the form of animals or money. But in the case of Mr Muhumed there was use of force.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000
Families of Mumbai Terror Attack Victims Accuse Pakistani Intelligence in Wrongful Death Suit "Obviously, Pakistan is an ally of the U.S. in the war in Afghanistan and our efforts to fight Al Qaeda. We know, however, that I.S.I. has straddled some fences and while Pakistan is certainly cooperating with us, the I.S.I. has used [Lashkar-e-Taiba] for its own purposes."

NY Daily News
November 22, 2010
Mumbai, India

A wrongful death suit accuses the Pakistani intelligence service of complicity in the Mumbai massacre carried out by the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The suit was filed in Brooklyn Federal Court by relatives of four victims slain in the November 2008 bloody attack and one survivor.

It contends Pakistan's shadowy Inter-Services Intelligence provided support to the gunmen who killed 166 and wounded more than 300 people.

]]> (Jessica Peterson) Shariah Organizations Mon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain - And North America

Andrew Bostom
October 14, 2010
London, England

As reported in the UK Independent (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming comments made during a March, 2010 interview, sanctioning marital rape.

Sheikh Sayeed was in fact responding to an inchoate effort at modernizing the contracts which govern Muslim marriages in Britain. The good Sheikh, representing Britain’s main Islamic Sharia court, the Islamic Sharia Council, promptly published a rebuttal of the contract, which included a statement on sexual abuse (page 6 here). He opined in the March interview:

Clearly there cannot be any “rape” within the marriage. Maybe “aggression”, maybe “indecent activity.”

He further rejected both the characterization of non-consensual marital sex as rape, and the prosecution of such offenders as “not Islamic.” Sheikh Sayeed, who came to Britain from Bangladesh in 1977, also brazenly expressed his Sharia-supremacism and accompanying disdain for Western, i.e., British Law, stating

…to make it exactly as the Western culture demands is as if we are compromising Islamic religion with secular non-Islamic values.

Sayeed re-affirmed these sentiments to The UK Independent:

In Islamic sharia, rape is adultery by force. So long as the woman is his wife, it cannot be termed as rape.

Crowing with pride during his March 2010 interview, Sheikh Sayeed maintained,

No other sharia council can claim they are so diverse as ours because other sharia councils, they are following one school of fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence]. Ours is diverse –we are hanafi, shafi’i, hanbali.we have Bangladeshi…we have Pakistani, we have Indian, we have Palestinian, we have Somali scholars on our board.

At present there are 16 main sharia courts around Britain, located in Birmingham, Bradford, and Ealing in West London. These institutions are “complemented” by more informal sharia-based tribunals—the think tank Civitas asserting that up to 85 tribunals currently exist in Britain.

But for those who naively—and smugly—proclaim such phenomena are absent within the Muslim communities of North America, consider AMJA, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America. AMJA’s mission statement claims the organization was, “…founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America…AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation’s laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities.”

In response to the specific query, “Is there a such thing as Marital Rape?,” the AMJA issued fatwa #2982:

In the name of Allah, all praise is for Allah, and may peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah and his family. To proceed:

For a wife to abandon the bed of her husband without excuse is haram [forbidden]. It is one of the major sins and the angels curse her until the morning as we have been informed by the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). She is considered nashiz (rebellious) under these circumstances. As for the issue of forcing a wife to have sex, if she refuses, this would not be called rape, even though it goes against natural instincts and destroys love and mercy, and there is a great sin upon the wife who refuses; and Allah Almighty is more exalted and more knowledgeable.

An ocean apart from Britain—now a recognized Western hotbed for “Islamic fundamentalism”—the same Sharia-sanctioned misogynistic bigotry prevails in a North American clerical organization openly advising US and Canadian Muslims.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Courts Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Imam Rauf: The Image Starts to Slip...

Family Security Matters
September 15, 2010

Now that the anniversary of 9/11 is conveniently out of his way, Imam Rauf is coming out fighting, it seems. He is being more adamant that the site of Park51 (the future Cordoba Center) is not situated on hallowed ground. The former Burlington Coat Factory building was damaged during 9/11, 2001, when a fuselage fragment from one of the hijacked planes tore through its roof.

When he was on Larry King Live on September 8, interviewer Soledad O’Brien had suggested to him that a 9/11 relative may be upset that remains of a loved one would be on the spot where he intended to build a mosque. Rauf had replied:

“Well first of all, this is not that spot – this is not Ground Zero proper. This is outside that. No-one’s body is in that location. I am very sensitive to those feelings. As an imam, as any religious person does, we have to minister to the pain and hurt to our congregations and our ministry and our communities.”

On Monday at the Council of Foreign Relations Rauf went further in his assertions that the mosque is not sacred despite the feelings of some 9/11 relatives. He said: “It's absolutely disingenuous, as many have said, that that block is hallowed ground.” He then described the sleazier parts of the neighborhood, such as a burlesque joint and a betting outlet. “So let's clarify that misperception,” Rauf declared.

Former fire chief Jim Riches noted that “The strip club didn't murder my son."

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf

National Review Online
September 14, 2010

The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America post-9/11. In one edition published by HarperCollins, the copyright page told us that the “edition was made possible through a joint effort of The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and the office of Interfaith and Community Alliance of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Funding for this project was provided by IIIT.” The HarperCollins edition no longer contains this telling information, and with reason. McCarthy reveals that both ISNA and IIIT have promoted Hamas, and were demonstrated “by the Justice Department [to be] unindicted co-conspirators in a crucial terrorism-financing case involving the channeling of tens of millions of dollars to Hamas through an outfit called the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. For the last 15 years, Hamas has been a designated terrorist organization under U.S. law.”

Dawa is the invitation, addressed to men by God and the prophets, to believe in the true religion, Islam. The term can mean propaganda, but more specifically, it refers to Islamic missionary work, which is not limited to efforts to convert individuals but includes efforts to convert entire societies and establish Islamic states. Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, predicts that Islam will “conquer America” and “conquer Europe” through Dawa.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Ground Zero Mosque Imam Rauf's Cozy Partner, Elzanaty, Huge Hamas Funder

Atlas Shrugs
September 3, 2010
New York, NY

There's a new explosive revelation that the man who provided most of the funding for the Cordoba building was a large contributor to Hamas.

Hisham Elzanaty donated thousands to the Holy Land Foundation, later shuttered by the feds because of its Hamas ties. Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS, et al, were named unindicted co-conspirators and Muslim Brotherhood fronts in the Holy Land trial (the largest terror funding trial in history).

Armaros opined, "Criminals, crooks, fraudsters, thugs and terrorist apologists. Nothing suspicious ...... Rauf could eat a baby live on MSNBC and they still would call stopping him "Un American". "The baby was attacking him"

So now it transpires that a key money- man behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque is a one-time supporter of a group shut down by the feds because it was a front for Hamas.

No wonder the mosque's principal imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, refuses to discuss the project's finances.

Or, for that matter, refuses to speak harshly of Hamas -- an Iranian cat's-paw that's long been one of the deadliest Islamist terrorist organizations operating in the Mideast.

It was reported last night that Hisham Elzanaty -- an Egyptian-born businessman from Long Island -- provided a big chunk of the $4.8 million needed to buy the building that will be demolished to make way for the mosque.

Among other things, Elzanaty runs a Bronx-based medicial supply company that had to refund more than $300,000 in Medicaid payments in 2004-2005.

In 1999, he donated thousands to the Holy Land Foundation, later shuttered by the feds because of its Hamas ties.

All of this is, as they say, enough to give one pause.

But we doubt it will truly surprise any among the 71 percent of New Yorkers found this week by Quinnipiac University pollsters to oppose the mosque.

Mayor Mike and others think they are bigots, but most seem to have asked -- and answered to their own satisfaction -- a fair question:

How close to the scene of that deadly Islamist attack on America is too close to build a mosque?

Answer: The proposed site was close enough to have been hit by a landing-gear assembly from one of the crashed airliners on 9/11 -- and that's way too close.

They're also nervous about the project's backers -- even before Elzanaty popped up -- deciding that, with those folks involved, anywhere might be too close.

As The Post reported yesterday, Rauf has been catching iffy tax breaks since 1998 for an organization run from his wife's Upper West Side apartment.

How'd he do it? By telling the IRS the one-bedroom digs were actually a mosque where 500 people prayed daily.

These are only the latest revelations about the mosque's backers, who've run up a cumulative record of petty crime, slumlording and tax-scamming.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0000
The Facts About the Ground Zero Shariah Mosque
Coalition to Honor Ground Zero
September 2, 2010
  1. 70% of America opposes the Ground Zero mosque:

  2. Imam Rauf of the Ground Zero Mosque believes in Shariah Supremacy.

  3. Imam Rauf wrote a book extolling the virtues of Shariah Law titled What’s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America for US readers, and titled A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble in 30+ other countries.

    • First published in Malaysia and entitled, A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of America Post-9/11 “Dawa, whether done from the rubble of the World Trade Center or elsewhere, is the missionary work by which Islam is spread. ... The purpose of dawa, like the purpose of jihad, is to implement, spread, and defend Sharia. ... through means other than violence and agents other than terrorists."
    • In Dec. 2007 Rauf promoted his book at a Kuala Lumpur Hizb ut Tahrir meeting, a Shariah Jihad group banned in Germany since 2003 and outlawed in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, among other places, but not the U.S.
    • 8-23-10

  4. Rauf speaks about Cordoba Mosque role in foreign policy and communications. The essence of his words being that the media will bring a different view of Islam to the America people and then our foreign policy will change in their direction

    “The interview, given on June 20th, 2006, sees Rauf speaking about his ‘game plan’ for achieving an Islamic State without borders, which — in his mind — has previously existed and should have continued to exist, if not for Western interference in the last century. The Ground Zero mosque imam also discusses some of his other objectives which include: (1) manipulating U.S. foreign policy, (2) advocating for Hamas and (3) getting ‘power’ on his side to push back the opposing ‘interests.’”

    “We have designed our Cordoba Initiative to be designed, in other words, we have 5 major areas of our program. So we have foreign policy, is one area, you have communications is another area, you have education as the third area, for example, you have intra-Islamic issues is the fourth area, arts and culture is the fifth area.”

  5. Imam Rauf’s Cordoba partner is Jamal Barzinji, founder of the radical Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, USA, and

    • Rauf’s partner, Jamal Barzini mentored and hired Anwar Awlaki, the California radicalized youth, now Imam responsible for inspiring the Christmas Day, Times Square and Ft. Hood bomber and current spokesman for Al-Qaeda.
    • Rauf’s partner, Jamal Barzini, has been tied to terror plots, and the 9/11 attack.
    • 8-22-10 -

  6. Rauf is affiliated with radical organizations, refuses to condemn Jihad groups, blames America for Sept 11th, and refuses to acknowledge that Shariah Jihadists were responsible for the Sept 11th massacre.

  7. The name Cordoba is synonymous with brute conquest & Shariah Islamic superiority. The Cordoba Initiative was the original name of the Ground Zero Mosque, and later changed to “Park 51”, when the meaning of “Cordoba” was exposed.

  8. Imam Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan, refused to sign the “Freedom Pledge”, created by the group Former Muslims United. The Pledge, copied in in part below, asks Muslim leaders to revoke and recant the mandated Shariah death sentence for Muslims who have left the faith of Islam (known as “apostates”).

  9. Since early 2009, Rauf and his wife have worked for the U.S. State Department and have or will embark on a taxpayer funded “bridge building tour” to foster "greater understanding" about Islam and Muslim communities in the United States.

    • This trip raises concerns that taxpayers are footing the bill to help Imam raise the $100 million dollars needed for the Ground Zero Mosque.
    • Rauf will be making stops in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Qatar
    • Despite White House and State Department denials, London's Arsharq Alawsat reported in Arabic that Rauf might use the U.S.-funded travel to raise money for his Ground Zero mosque.
    • Public funding of Imam Rauf with taxpayer dollars, is a violation of the First Amendment, and Establishment Clause of the U.S., which ensures separation of Church and State.
    • 8-10-10 -

  10. Mayor Bloomberg supports the Ground Zero Shariah mosque as well as Shariah Finance.

    • In 2009, the Regional Head of Bloomberg Middle East and South Asia, Max Linnington announced the entry of Bloomberg LLC into Shariah Finance. Mayor Bloomberg privately owns 85% of Bloomberg LLC.

      ““Particularly since the meltdown of the western capitalist system, there has been an increasingly large focus on the virtues of Islamic finance. Today, there is no one single provider of information that caters to the Islamic finance market. So by Bloomberg being here, we are in the process of building out an Islamic finance product. We are very confident that we can build a product that meets the needs of the market right now.”

    • The Bloomberg LLP decision to enter Shariah Finance based on the “meltdown of the western capitalist system and the focus on the virtues of Shariah Finance”, echo statements make by Jihad groups and affiliates who use similar words to call for the Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Shariah Finance as copied below:

      “The collapse of the capitalist system, which is based on usury and securities rather than commodities in markets, shows us that it is undergoing a crisis and that our integrated Islamic philosophy, if properly understood and applied, can replace the Western capitalism.”
      Quote by Sheik Yusef al-Qaradawi, Shariah Finance advisor, & industry leader, banned from entry into USA in 1999 and UK in 2008 due to terror ties.

      HIzb ut Tahrir , a Shariah Jihad group banned in over 20 countries including Saudi Arabia, ( but not banned in the US), held a conference called “The Fall of Capitalism and Rise of Islam” . They support the replacement of Capitalism with Shariah Finance.

    • 8-16=10
      9-17-09 7-20-09 -

    • Bloomberg News has posted or written many articles referencing the credibility of the AAOIFI, the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic FInancial Institutions, without ever disclosing the material facts below about the founder and Chairman of the AAOIFI, Sheik Qawadari. Might this omission of fact be related to its parent Company, Bloomberg LLP’s entry into the Shariah Finance business in 2009? (recent example on Bloomberg news:
    • First AAOIFI Chairman Sheik Qawadari is the founder of the Union of Good, a group of 56 Muslim Charities, which were designated as a sponsor of terrorism by the US TSY.
    • First AAOIFI Chairman Sheik Qawadari was banned for entering the USA in 1999 and the UK in 2008 because of his ties to terrorism.
    • First AAOIFI Chairman Sheik Qawadari referred to "zakat" ( loosely translated as "charity" in English) as ''jihad with money, because it allows us to fight out enemy with our lives and our money, in a 2006 BBC interview.
    • First AAOIFI Chairman Sheik Qawadari, issued a Death Fatwa on Dr. Wafa Sultan for criticizing Islam and for apostasy which forced Dr. Sultan to leave her California home and go into hiding. Dr. Wafa Sultan, a Syrian born psychiatrist & American citizen, named in 2006 by Time Magazine in a list of 100 influential people in the world "whose power, talent or moral example is transforming the world".
  11. White House Appointee appointees have ties to Imam Rauf , endorse Shariah , and Shariah Finance.

    • Obama official with ties to Rauf is Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corp. charitable foundation who was appointed by Obama last year as a White House fellow.

      6-25-10 -

      White House Advisor Mogahed, appointed to the President's Council on Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships, made these remarks on a London-based TV discussion programme hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party”.

      “the Western view of Sharia was "oversimplified" and the majority of women around the world associate it with "gender justice".

    • Hizb ut-Tahrir preaches an ideology that calls for the destruction of the principles that America is founded on," said Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American-Islamic Forum for Democracy. Hizb ut Tahrir a terror group banned in over 20 countries including Saudi Arabia.
    • 10-08-09
      7-20-09 -

    • In June, Obama appointed 13 fellows to the White House. One of them (Samar Ali) is a Shariah Finance expert. Ali has been a delegate at the World Islamic Economic Forum. According to Shariah Finance Watch, "[I]t was at the World Islamic Economic Forum where key leaders declared Shariah finance to be "dawa" (missionary) activity to promote the supremacy of Islam.
    • 6-25-10

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Organizations Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0000
Expert: Charities Sent Money to Islamic Fighters Pete Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty, an Iranian-born, naturalized U.S. citizen, has been accused of smuggling $150,000 to Saudi Arabian charities that provided funding to fighters in Chechnya and filing a false tax return to cover his tracks.

Boston Globe
August 31, 2010
Eugene, OR

An expert witness for the prosecution testified Tuesday that Islamic charities based in Saudi Arabia, including the one an Oregon tree surgeon is accused of smuggling money for, were regular conduits of funding to Muslim fighters in the volatile Caucasus region.

But under cross examination, international terrorism consultant Evan Kohlmann conceded he had never interviewed anyone directly involved with the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation about providing aid to Chechnya, and never included Al-Haramain in the chapter on Islamic charities in his book on terrorism, "Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe."

Kohlmann's testimony came in the U.S. District Court trial of Pete Seda, also known as Pirouz Sedaghaty. The Iranian-born tree surgeon and naturalized U.S. citizen is accused of smuggling $150,000 to Saudi Arabia so it could go to fighters in Chechnya, and filing a false tax return to cover his tracks. The defense counters the money was meant for refugees and the mistakes in the tax return were made by an accountant, not Seda.

]]> (Nick Holton) Shariah Charities Tue, 31 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0000