Muslims arrested for Trying to Pray in Córdoba’s Former Great Mosque

Muslims continually show us that the do not respect our culture, and way of life. A few examples of this can be seen in Spain, Sweden and the UK. Of course these examples are just the tip of the iceberg, yet they demand respect. Respect is supposed to be a two-way street, but the Islamic world does not understand this. Here Muslims try to turn back the clock.

Muslims arrested for trying to pray in Córdoba’s former Great Mosque

Two Muslim tourists were arrested when they tried to pray inside Córdoba’s famous former mosque, breaking a ban imposed by the Roman Catholic Church.

Half a dozen Austrian Muslims knelt to pray at the same time in the vast marble building, which was converted to a cathedral in the 13th century after Muslims were driven from Spain.

Security guards stepped in and “invited them to continue with their tour or leave the building”, according to cathedral authorities.

When two refused a scuffle broke out and police were called. Two security guards were seriously injured. Spanish media, citing police sources, said that one of the Muslims arrested had been carrying a knife.

The two men who were detained were part of a group of 118 Austrian Muslims on an organised tour for young European Muslims. All bought tourist tickets for a tour of the cathedral on Wednesday.

The six who started to pray faced charges of disturbing public order when they appeared before a judge in Córdoba.

The clash happened as the building was filled with tourists visiting the cathedral during Holy Week when thousands flock to the town for the parades of penitents in coned hats and long robes carrying huge images of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

In a statement Catholic authorities condemned the incident: “They provoked in an organised fashion a deplorable episode of violence.”

After being asked to stop praying, it added, “they replied by attacking security guards, two of whom suffered serious injuries”.

The Great Mosque of Córdoba was converted into a Christian church in 1236 after King Ferdinand III of Castile recaptured the city from the Moors. The building later became the modern-day Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

Muslim organisations have long campaigned for the right to pray inside the building, which was once one of the biggest mosques in the world.

However, Demetrio Fernández González, the recently appointed Bishop of Córdoba, reinforced a ban on Muslims praying in any part of the 24,000 sq m (260,000 sq ft) building, saying that canon law did not permit it.

A statement from the bishop’s office said: “The shared use of the cathedral by Catholics and Muslims would not contribute to the peaceful coexistence of the two beliefs.”

The Roman Catholic Church cited archaeological reports that said before the Mosque was built in the 8th century remains of an earlier Christian temple had stood on the same spot.

Despite the prayer ban, the rules have been bent for a number of high-profile Muslim dignitaries, as well as some notorious members of the faith.

Saddam Hussein and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi both stopped off at Córdoba to prey at the former mosque, which comprises 300 yellow and red arches and 1,300 columns.

Mansur Escudero, of the Junta Islamica group, which has been pressing for Muslims to be allowed to worship at the mosque, condemned the incident. He said: “Our organisation has made reiterated petitions in a peaceful way and from a strict respect for law so they would permit the shared ecumenical use of the temple. We would have avoided what happened yesterday.

“They publicise the building as a mosque because that brings in tourists but they do not allow the Muslims who pay money to go inside to pray.” He added that if a space were provided for Muslim prayers it would not convenience visitors or disturb the cathedral and could promote understanding between the two religions.

Alexander Osman, spokesman for the the Association of Young Austrian Muslims, said: “We would like to sincerely apologise to the Christian authorities for what happened.”

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Russia says Moscow Bomber was Teenage “Black Widow”


In this update to the recent Islamic bombings in Russia, we learn that the homicide bomber was just a kid. It really is a shame what Islam brings to this world.

Russia says Moscow bomber was teenage “Black Widow”

The 17-year-old widow of an Islamist militant from the North Caucasus is suspected of blowing herself up in suicide attacks that killed 40 people in Moscow, Russian law enforcement officials said on Friday.

More than 50 people were killed and another 100 injured in suicide bombings this week in the Moscow metro and in a town in the turbulent North Caucasus region of Dagestan, raising fears of a new bombing campaign against the Russian heartland.

Photographs of a young woman, obtained by Reuters from a law-enforcement official in Dagestan, showed her dressed in a black hijab and holding a grenade.

Another photograph showed the woman holding a pistol. The same photograph was published in the Kommersant newspaper on Friday.

The source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue, named her as Dagestani-born Dzhennet Abdurakhmanova, the widow of 30-year-old Umalat Magomedov, a prominent insurgent killed by Russian forces on December 31.

Abdurakhmanova also used the name of Dzhanet Abdullayeva, the source said.

Magomedov, who was shown in the photographs holding a pistol, styled himself as the “Emir of the mujahideen of the Vilayat Dagestan,” a local Islamist group, the source said.

The Russian Prosecutor-General’s main investigations unit later identified the same woman as the bomber.

“A native of Dagestan, Dzhanet Abdullayeva, born in 1992, detonated explosives at the Park Kultury metro station,” it said in a statement, giving no further details.

Officials said two female suicide bombers — known in the Russian media as “Black Widows” — killed at least 40 people on packed Moscow metro trains during the rush hour on Monday.

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Poles Speak out Against Mosque Construction

It is good to see that more of us are waking up to the trouble that Islam brings to our countries. Europe is finally waking up, so lets add the Poles to the recent anti-Islam movements in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Hopefully these protests will snowball across Europe.

Mosque Building Brings Islam Fears to Poland
Published: April 1, 2010

WARSAW (Reuters) – In a sight familiar in some west European countries but new to Poland, dozens of protesters demonstrated in a Warsaw suburb last weekend against the construction of a mosque.

Plans by Poland’s tiny Muslim community to build a place of worship and an Islamic cultural centre face opposition in a sign that concerns about Islam may be spreading eastwards to the staunchly Catholic European Union member.

Between 15,000 and 30,000 Muslims, many of them immigrants from Chechnya, live in Poland — the biggest ex-communist EU state where more than 90 percent of the 38-million population declare themselves Catholics.

Some 150 people protested at the half-finished building site, a 30-minute drive from the city centre, where the Muslim League, a religious organisation established in Poland in 2004 is building what will be only the country’s fifth mosque with government permission.

“Such centres are very often sources of radicalisation,” said one protester, who like most of the demonstrators was happy to be filmed but unwilling to give his name.

He brandished a banner depicting minarets as missiles that resembled a stark image used in a Swiss referendum when electors voted last year to ban new minarets.

Others chanted “Let’s not repeat Europe’s mistakes” and “Blind tolerance kills common sense,” and demanded that Muslim countries respect women’s rights and religious freedom.

“Look at what’s happening in Europe, I don’t want my daughter to be forced to wear a burka in the future,” a male protester said of the all-covering full-length veil which is the object of fierce debate in France.

A Belgian parliamentary committee voted this week to ban the wearing in public places of the burqa and the niqab, a similar garment in which only a woman’s eyes are visible.

“I lived in a town in Poland where there were Catholic churches, a synagogue and a mosque and that was fine. But if I go to Saudi Arabia, I cannot wear my medallion and churches where I could pray are banned,” said a woman demonstrator.


Such complaints are frequent in west European countries, which have seen an influx of Muslims in recent decades, making Islam the second faith in many. The Muslim population in Europe is estimated at 15-18 million, roughly one-third in France.

The late-2009 referendum in Switzerland was the starkest instance of a rejection of Islam, but Germany and France also have disputes over the construction of minarets and mosques, or the wearing of Muslim headscarves and veils.

“The problems seen in France, Germany or the Netherlands will come to Poland as it is modernising, catching up with the EU’s west and becomes more attractive to migrants from poorer parts of the world,” said Professor Zbigniew Mikolejko of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

“We will be getting many poor Muslims from North Caucasus. So these protests highlight a fear about the future, a potential conflict. There is no threat now of course, but it shows people expect this trouble to come,” he told Reuters.


“This fear comes from a lack of knowledge. There are countries where the assimilation of Muslims is working fine, like in Austria or Norway,” said Agata Skoworn-Nalborczyk, an Islam specialist at the Warsaw University.

“The average citizen knows a Muslim was behind the World Trade Centre attacks but doesn’t follow the differences within Islam. Poles have simplistic ideas about Islam as they lack their own experience with Muslims,” sociologist Mikolejko said.

Agata the “Islam specialist”, must be another puposely blind leftist. Muslims in Austria are just like Muslims across Europe, and this video footage from Norway, shows us just how well Muslims are assimilating there. Please try reality Agata.

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Fortune Teller Faces Beheading in Saudi Arabia

Our Saudi “allies”, are giving us a glimpse of just how intolerant Islam really is. According to Islamic Law, sorcery is illegal. Maybe they are afraid of sorcery (fortune telling), because the fortune teller might tell people that Islam is a big lie.

From the “Reliance of the Traveller, A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law”

Sacred Knowledge

a7.2 Unlawful knowledge includes:

(1) learning sorcery, since according to the most reliable position, it is unlawful, as the vast majority of scholars have decisively stated;

YUSUFALI: They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon: the blasphemers Were, not Solomon, but the evil ones, teaching men Magic, and such things as came down at babylon to the angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these taught anyone (Such things) without saying: “We are only for trial; so do not blaspheme.” They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah’s permission. And they learned what harmed them, not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew!

Fortune Teller Faces Beheading in Saudi Arabia

(April 1) — A popular Lebanese TV personality who hosted a show where he predicted the future and gave callers advice is awaiting execution in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft, his lawyer said this week.

Ali Hussain Sabat is the former host of a popular call-in show that aired on the Beirut-based satellite TV channel Sheherazade. On the show, he answered callers’ questions about the future and dispatched general advice on life questions.

Under Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islam, that’s considered sorcery — a crime punishable by death. The Saudi religious police burst into Sabat’s hotel room in the city of Medina in 2008 and arrested him while on a Muslim pilgrimage to the kingdom. A Saudi court convicted Sabat last year and sentenced him to death.

In Saudi Arabia, most executions are carried out by beheading the victim with a sword, often in a public square. They’re most commonly carried out on Thursdays, the last day of the work week there.

Sabat’s lawyer, May el-Khansa, told several news agencies Wednesday that she believes her client will be executed within 48 hours. She’s appealing to Lebanese authorities, including the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, to intervene.

“It is very important that we save the life of this one person,” el-Khansa told Agence France-Presse. “He is not a criminal.” She added that Sabat’s family is in shock and that his elderly mother is seriously ill, with doctors saying the stress of her son’s ordeal has brought her to the brink of death herself.

The 46-year-old Sabat is the father of five children.

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UK: Govt has Funded the Spread of Islam

No, this is not an April Fools joke. Most of my readers know that I continually speak out against the “moderate” Islam is coming to the rescue fantasy. One of the reasons I say this, is because the infidel does not get to dictate to Muslims what Islam is. In this article we learn that in their attempt to create some form of “moderate” Islam, the UK has wasted millions of dollars, and has actually helped Islam advance across the country. Here is a clue for the governments of the UK and USA. Stop funding Muslims!

The Prevent strategy: a textbook example of how to alienate just about everybody

The Government has spent millions of pounds on a strategy to prevent Muslim radicalisation that’s counterproductive, writes Douglas Murray.
By Douglas Murray
31 Mar 2010

As we are reminded on a daily basis, there is very little that government does well. Perhaps what it can do least well is theology.

Yet through its “Prevent” strategy, that is exactly what this Government has tried to do. In the past few years, it has spent millions of pounds trying to prevent Muslim radicalisation. But the effort was flawed from the outset and as the Communities and Local Government Select Committee warned yesterday, the efforts made could be backfiring.

The Prevent programme was set up after the 2005 London bombings as part of the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. Yet the security services already do counter-terrorism and are remarkably successful at it. So the purpose of Prevent was not only unclear, it was a classic example of government metastasizing.

It attempted to go far beyond what government could or should do. It aimed to tackle radicalisation by providing a “counter-narrative” to that of al-Qaeda and other extremist groups. And so, instead of teaching British values and beliefs and otherwise allowing the relevant authorities to enforce the law, Prevent got involved in attempting to create what one Imam recently described to me as “MI5 Islam”.

This meant that from the outset Prevent got bogged down in the interminable ongoing civil wars in the Islamic faith while doing little to tackle the real problems. It did not stop extremist speakers being given platforms at mosques and universities across the country, nor even, as it turned out, speaking at Prevent-sponsored events.

But it did become, predictably enough, a cash cow which any enterprising Muslim group could tap into. Government funding on what were called “key Prevent deliverables” in the period 2008-2009 alone was over £140 million. Much of this money went on things which were – at best – many steps away from dealing with what drives young Muslims into extremism.

Barking Mosque received more than £5,000 to provide rap “workshops” and lunches. Something called “Bedford: Faith in Queens Park” received £9,000 for its basketball club, another £10,000 for its cricket club and £11,000 for “fusion youth singing”. It received £1,350 for a talk on “prophetic medicine”. The Cherwell “Banbury Fair Trade Society” was paid by Prevent to deliver a “multicultural food festival”.

Across the country Prevent money went to boxing, karate, judo and five-a-side football clubs, while the 1st Bristol Muslim Scout Group bafflingly received £3,180 of Prevent money for camping equipment.

Most disturbingly of all, thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money was used not to stop fundamentalism, but simply to teach Islam. Just last year, one highly conservative Muslim organisation received two payments of £20,000 to proselytise for Islam.

It didn’t take long for other “community leaders” to realise something was deeply wrong. Why should only Muslim communities receive hundreds of millions of pounds? Say you were a Hindu boy-scout in your leaky tent at scout camp. Would you not wonder at the spanking new facilities enjoyed by your Muslim neighbour? Why have young Sikh, Buddhist or – imagine – white working-class youngsters not had ping-pong tables and karate lessons thrown in their direction?

Indarjit Singh, the Director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, made exactly this point when he spoke before the Committee of MPs. As Singh said, “rather than tackling underlying issues” Prevent is “producing a sense of victimisation among Muslims and a growing sense of resentment and marginalisation in other religious communities.”

This is exactly what some of us predicted would happen – that if you privileged the Muslim community it would not be long before other faith groups would notice and get aggrieved themselves. Britain should be rewarding ethnic and religious groups who integrate into British life. Instead we are doing the opposite.

It is a good job that the MPs heard Singh and a few others because otherwise their committee was notable for the fact that it listened to some people who can be alarmingly unhelpful. In fact, it constituted exactly the sort of people who have helped lead Britain into such a fragmenting mess. They included a Khomeinist group, the Islamic Human Rights Commission. They included professional race-relations industry “experts”, who have done so much to deform this country in recent years. And they included groups who gave glowing endorsements to Prevent precisely because they receive huge funding from the pot. The way the committee went about its procedures was a textbook example of how not to hear a broad range of views. So if it has landed on the right conclusions – including that it is very hard to see what good Prevent has done – it has done so for the wrong reasons.

The next government is going to have to make substantial cuts. There could be no better place to start than scrapping Prevent – to be remembered as a textbook example of how to alienate absolutely everybody.

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