The Hamilton Spectator
Aug 21, 2008
Why can't we fight the Taliban at home?
Tahir Aslam Gora
"We are looking for a solution from people who are a cause of this problem." Such were the remarks delivered by Tarek Fatah, a progressive Muslim activist, in a recent Muslim community outreach event organized by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in co-operation with Peel Regional Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The event was aimed at addressing the radicalization of Muslim youth. Some prominent imams and Muslim student leaders commented on the situation, and a group of progressive Muslims from Canadian Muslim Congress was also there to counter the radical thoughts.
Questions come to mind at times like this, such as: Do such events help in eradicating radicalization? I don't think so, because we don't have clear laws to handle Islamists' extremist ideologies.
August 24, 2008
An Interview With Muslim Brotherhood’s #2, Mohammed Habib
The next leader of Egypt's banned extremist Islamic group talks about Barack Obama, CAIR, and why he feels misunderstood.
Mohammed Habib is slated to become the next Supreme Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.
His rise to the position of deputy supreme leader became possible when his predecessor in the job was sentenced to five years in prison by an Egyptian military tribunal for financing a banned organization — alongside 25 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood — and he ascended to the position. With the advanced age of the current supreme leader, it’s quite possible that Habib will become the next leader of the organization shortly.
The PJM interview with Habib was conducted by Egyptian blogger Sandmonkey in the Leadership Office of the Muslim Brotherhood.
They discussed a wide range of topics, including the Muslim Brotherhood’s support for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir against the International Criminal Court, their relationship with Hamas, ties to CAIR, and their continuing struggle against what they view as a vast Zionist-American conspiracy. But first things first….
August 20, 2008
Training could help Norman police relate to Muslims
By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor
NORMAN — Local police are working to become more familiar with members of the diverse communities they are sworn to protect.
Muslim cultural awareness sessions were conducted for Norman police Tuesday, and police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer said more of the sessions are planned for Monday.
"I think as officers going out to provide law enforcement services, understanding those cultures is invaluable,” Lehenbauer said.
"Religion is something that goes very deep for all of us.”
‘As diverse as America'
Razi Hashmi, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations Oklahoma chapter, conducted Tuesday's morning sessions for about 10 officers.
“Hadith of Hate” Banned at USC
By Reut R. Cohen
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/22/2008
As Muslim Student Association (MSA) chapters have become increasingly influential at universities and colleges around the country, critics have charged that it is a hate group that sympathizes with the international jihad and promulgates an anti-American and anti-Semitic ideology in its campus actions. In response, the MSA has claimed that it is merely another religious and cultural group similar to Hillel, a club for Jewish students, or the Newman Club for Catholics. That deception has been now unmasked at the University of Southern California, where the school’s Provost, Chrysostomos L. Max Nikias, reacting to a call from the David Horowitz Freedom Center and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has ordered the campus MSA to remove a “despicable” hadith calling for Muslims to murder Jews as a condition for redemption from its website.