Shariah in the World

Iran and Hamas Will Try Hard to Sabotage Peace Talks: Analysts

In the shadow of the Israel-Palestine peace talks, Hamas will not give up on destroying Israel and imposing Shariah Law on the Middle East. “Dr. Mordechai Kedar of the Arabic Department of Bar Ilan University agreed: ‘There are two trends in Hamas. One is to derail any progress between the Israelis and Palestinians so there won’t be a Palestinian state that wouldn’t be a Hamas state. But there’s also another approach that says ‘let them establish a state and we’ll take it over afterwards,’ just like they did in Gaza,’he said.”

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The Israel Project
September 7, 2010
Jerusalem, Israel

Middle East experts believe Iran and its Hamas allies who control the Gaza Strip will do whatever they can to derail Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, including launching more terrorist attacks against civilians.

“Hamas started (with terror attacks) last week and in my opinion will continue trying more in the West Bank than Gaza,” said Reuven Paz who directs the Project for the Research of Islamist Movements in Herzliya, Israel.

Paz was referring to two separate attacks on Israeli civilians in the West Bank on Sept 1 and 2 in which four people died and two were wounded. Hamas claimed responsibility.

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US Funds Restoration of Global Islamic Sites

$6 million taxpayer dollars (this year, in this economy) will be spent towards restoring 63 historical and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets in 55 nations.

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Associated Press
August 24, 2010
Washington, D.C.

The good will tour of the Middle East by the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government's efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.

This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.

Under a program established by Congress in 2001, the department will fund at least five projects in as many countries at a cost of more than $271,000.

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HS Test 'slams' Christianity, Lauds Islam

The NY Regents exam handles Islam with kid gloves and slams Christianity. "I can see why some people might see these questions as skewed," said Mark MacWilliams, a religious-studies professor at St. Lawrence University in upstate Canton. "Why does the exam seem to have only documents that portray Islam as a religion of peace, civilization and refinement, while it includes documents about Christianity that show it was anything but peaceful in the Spanish conquest of the Americas?"

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New York Post
August 24, 2010
New York, NY

State testmakers played favorites when quizzing high-schoolers on world religions -- giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say.

Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam in global history and geography given last week featured glowing passages pertaining to Muslim society but much more critical essay excerpts on the subject of Christianity.

"There should have been a little balance in there," said one Brooklyn teacher who administered the exam but did not want to be identified.

"To me, this was offensive because it's just so inappropriate and the timing of it was piss-poor," he added, referring to the debate over the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero.

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Embrace Islam or Leave Valley, Sikhs Threatened

Sikhs are being threatened by Islamic militants.



Times of India
August 20, 2010
Srinagar, India

Sikhs in the Kashmir Valley have received anonymous letters from Islamic militants asking them to either embrace Islam and join the protests against civilian killings or pack up and leave the Valley. The 60,000-strong Sikh community is the single largest minority group in the Valley.

An organisation of Kashmiri Sikhs said that several community members have received these letters. "Community members have received unsigned letters at various places," said All Party Sikh Coordination Committee (ASCC) coordinator Jagmohan Singh Raina. He said the community has decided to stay put and fight these "evil designs" at a meeting in Srinagar on Thursday.

Raina quoted a letter as saying: "When you are enjoying the joys here, why can't you share the grief and sorrow of Kashmiris as well? We know you are afraid of bullets... Hold protests inside gurdwaras or leave Kashmir." He added, "Some letters have asked Sikhs to embrace Islam."

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New Lawsuit Claims Discrimination Against Muslim Disneyland Employee

This article describes the dress code to which employees agree in their contracts when becoming Disney employees.



Disney Kingdom Reloaded
August 18, 2010
Anaheim, CA

Seems to be the week for lawsuits against Disney…

The latest comes to us from Anaheim where Imane Boudlal, who works at the Storytellers restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, is expected to announce in a press conference this afternoon that she’s filing a discrimination suit against the mouse.

Boudlal says that her employer will not allow her to wear her hijab on the job and that they have sent her home from work three times already when she did. She will attempt to wear it to work again today and is expecting to be sent home again for doing so.

Boudlal recently gained her citizenship in June and is challenging her constitutional right to freedom of religion.

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