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Islam and Communism in the 20th Century

A Guide to Shariah Law and Islamist Ideology In Western Europe, 2007-2009

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Muslim Women I Love Most


The Other Islam (PDF)

Habs-i-nafas1 and Pas-i anfas2 as Methods of Invocation


Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia




"Surely, those who believe, and the Jews and the Christians and the Sabians, whoever have faith with true hearts in Allah and in the Last-day and do good deeds, their reward is with their Lord, and there shall be no fear for them nor any grief." - Qur'an 2:62
Obey your country's laws, Marje Sistani urges Muslims in West
by Mohamed Ali | MONTREAL, Canada
Iraq's Al-Marje Al-Alaa Ali Sistani sent a message to Muslims in Western nations, urging them to obey the laws of the countries in which they live.The fatwa was delivered at a Montreal news conference of prominent Shia Muslims on behalf of Ayatullah Sayyed Ali As-Sistani "Muslims have undertaken to obey the laws of the country of their residence and thus they must be faithful to that undertaking," the statement read. It condemned all acts of violence and encouraged imams to keep a watchful eye on what's going on inside their mosques

The Struggle for Libyan Liberation by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

NewsGram [India], February 26, 1011

The regional revolutionary wave in the Arab and Muslim countries – the weakest links in the global system of economic and social relations – has slowed down with the emergence of its first armed struggle, against the Libyan dictator Mu’ammar al-Qadhdhafi. Events in that long-oppressed country are changing by the hour, and prognostications about the fate of al-Qadhdafi and his regime are risky. The Libyan convulsion has assumed the characteristics of a civil war, with the army divided and whole regions declaring their defiance of the ruler.

On the evening of 26 February (US time), al-Qadhdhafi still held on to authority, with his supporters and mercenaries (about the latter more will be said here) protecting him in the capital, Tripoli. Libyan diplomats and other high officials, in addition to military elements, have deserted him as most of the eastern half of the country, bordering on Egypt, has reportedly fallen to rebel forces. The city of Benghazi has become the capital of the insurrection.

Media propaganda by the tyrant and his son  epitomized the aberrant habits of the country’s ruler in his four decades of power: incoherent posturing, extreme insults and threats, and, at the same time, a pathetic attempt to solicit aid from the West by presenting Libya as now combatting the menace of radical Islam.

Al-Qadhdhafi’s long career of megalomania included publication of the so-called “Green Book” in which he sought incompetently to develop his own political theory. He proclaimed the adoption of Islamic shariah as the sole legal standard for his people, but his views on this and other aspects of Muslim faith and practice have been eccentric and have not gained him support from Muslim authorities.

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Angelina in Wonderland by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog, December 6, 2010

Last April, when I was in Sarajevo, the Bosnian metropolis, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt happened to make a quick tour of the country, coming by private plane from Venice, where Jolie was filming Brad Pitt, a mystery pic with Johnny Depp. The arrival of the superstar couple was itself somewhat mysterious. La Jolie bears the title of Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). But the efforts of the latter agency in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been so badly obstructed by the refusal of Bosnian Serbs to countenance the return to their homes by expelled Bosnian Muslims and Croats that even the mighty lips of La Jolie would do little to advance the U.N.’s (presumed) agenda.

Bosnians are inveterate sycophants in the presence of the famous, and especially the foreign and fabulously glamorous. The city reverberated excitedly as Brangelina were reported to have been seen here, there, and everywhere. Still, during the jaunt, the reason for their trip was left unexplained.

Then Bosnians and those few foreigners still interested in Balkan affairs have now learned what was afoot. Jolie had decided to begin her career as a film director with a feature about the Bosnian war of 1992-95. The specific subject of the proposed movie: a romance between a Serb concentration camp guard and a Bosnian Muslim woman prisoner. This nonsense went so far beyond typical “Hollywood humanitarianism” as to shock the Bosnian public, and has now made worldwide headlines.

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