He said the decision of the prime minister as the minister of religious affairs is final and that the mosque and Hindu temple have to be relocated. Muslims say the mosque was built legally and had been established for 50 years, long before the government declared the area a sacred site. (Source)
Oh. The irony. Sucks to be on the receiving end, eh Muhammed?
Two sections from the guide to applying for UK citizenship
Enter your other names as you want them to appear on your certificate. For example if your name is Taher Mohamed Hashim Al Hassan, and you are known as Mr Al Hassan then put Al Hassan in section 1.5 and Taher Mohamed Hashim in section 1.6.
Your name at birth must be given on the application form, for identity purposes, but may be omitted from your certificate of British citizenship if you have a special reason for requesting this – for example because you were adopted or are no longer living in the gender you were considered to have at the time of your birth.
Once us Christians are neatly put away, the rest of society can grab a bag o’ popcorn, put its feet up, and watch how this whole thing is going to unfold between the secularist/gay/atheist crew vs. the Islamicists.
Remember those George Bush billboards which appeared in some U.S. cities, once everyone understood what Obama was really about?
It will be the same message for the airheads that are destroying western civilization by persecuting Christians.
Believe it not, there’s cause for hope in this story.
New York City authorities said Sunday they thwarted a terrorist plot that would have targeted returning military personnel, post offices and police stations with crude pipe bombs inspired by an al Qaeda magazine.
Authorities charged Jose Pimentel, 27 years old, with providing support for an act of terrorism, conspiracy and weapons charges. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Mr. Pimentel, a United States citizen born in the Dominican Republic, was arrested on Saturday after having been watched by the NYPD since May 2009. (Source)
A lot of people tend to associate terrorism with Islamic countries. But over the years, we’ve witnessed a number of individuals born in the West who have become “radicalized” and turned into terrorists. Many people wonder how this can be happening.
In his best-seller “America Alone: the End of the World as We Know It“, Mark Steyn provides lots of useful insights into many of the problems plaguing the West. He’s also a very skilled writer, combining wit with incisive logic. I highly recommend the book. You’ll find it instructive and hilarious. On the particular subject above, he masterfully sums up the problem with these few words: Read the rest of this entry »
A newly released survey suggests a large number of Muslims living in Canada will not disown Al-Qaida.
The study, conducted by the MacDonald Laurier Institute, found 65% of Muslims questioned said they would “repudiate absolutely” the terrorist organization, while 35% would not do so.
“From a security perspective, it is difficult to know if a 65% rate of repudiation (of Al-Qaida) is re-assuring or a 35% failure to repudiate troubling,” wrote study authors Christian Leuprecht, associate professor of the Royal Military College of Canada and Conrad Winn, Carleton University professor and president of COMPAS, a public opinion research firm.
“The most radical political views tended to be expressed by relatively secular people, often equipped with higher education in the social sciences, while devout Muslims were sometimes the most articulate advocates for Canada and democracy.” According to the Ottawa based think tank, only a small minority of Muslim newcomers to Canada reject Hamas, Hezbollah, or the Iranian regime.
The survey, which was released Tuesday, found 62% wanted some form of Shariah law in Canada, 15% of them saying it should be mandatory for all Muslims.
The report also states support for extremism is just as high among Muslims born in Canada, or other Western countries, as it is among those hailing from oppressive dictatorships.
The survey involved phone interviews with 455 Muslims in Ottawa, between May and July 2008, with a margin of error of five percentage points. The study was funded by the University of Maryland for the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. The institute could not find funding for the study in Canada. (Source)
Let’s get this straight: Not all religions are the same. Not all cultures are the same.
Ayman Nabil Labib, a 17-year-old Coptic Christian student, was murdered by Muslim classmates after refusing to remove a crucifix he was wearing, the Assyrian International News Agency is reporting.
The murder, which took place on October 16 in the central Egyptian town of Mallawi, took place after a teacher asked Labib to cover up a tattooed cross on his wrist. Labib refused, instead uncovering a cross necklace.
“The teacher nearly choked my son, and some Muslim students joined in the beating,” said Labib’s father.
“They beat my son so much in the classroom that he fled to the lavatory on the ground floor, but they followed him and continued their assault,” the victim’s mother added. “When one of the supervisors took him to his room, Ayman was still breathing. The ambulance transported him from there dead, one hour later.” (Source)
Last week my wife had told me about a planned rally in Ottawa to protest the martydom of 28 Coptic Christians in Maspero, Egypt on October 9, 2011. She had indicated to me that we really should attend to show our support. As with family life, this sort of thing sometimes gets buried in amongst our daily routines, but we were reminded of it again last night at our parish’s “All Saint’s Eve” party when I saw a notice posted on the parish bulletin board. When I mentioned it to my wife and asked her if she still wanted to go, she agreed. Normally, I’m the one pushing for this sort of thing and my dear wife is on the receiving end of having to deal with all of the sacrifices that go with it. So I was ecstatic that I could fall back on the old “Well-you-wanted-to- go!” excuse as we struggled to get home from Mass, gobble down some food, and head out to the March before the 2PM start. Although I was hoping to get some relaxation in this Sunday, there was something about this event that I really sensed was important. And indeed, as I was making my way to join the March after parking some distance away, a reporter (who we think worked for the CBC) cornered my shy and evasive wife for a quick interview. Providence works in mysterious ways. “Well, you wanted to go, dear!” Read the rest of this entry »
I saw a notice posted on our Church bulletin board last night when attending our church’s All Saint’s Eve Party.
Apparently there’s to be a March beginning at Elgin & Catherine’s Streets today at 2PM and ending at Parliament Hill, where there will be speeches.
My family and I will be going, unofficially representing my parish, St. Maurice Catholic Church. St. Maurice has an affiliation with Egypt where the Copts originate. (Click on the image to the left here to learn more.)
As the persecution of Christians continues to unfold around the world and in the West (due to secularizing and liberal self-hatred of our Christian heritage), Christians of all Churches and ecclesial communities need to stand up for one another despite our differences. In recent years, the Catholic and Orthodox churches have made significant progress in talks towards full unity. Suffering together and supporting one another in events like this will only hasten that blessed day. Suffering together does far more for unity than ecumenical talks.
If you can make it out today, please come! Also, bring your religious icons and symbols. We Christians need to reassert oursleves and our rights in the public square, and start to force our politicians to play hard ball with tyrannical (Islamist) regimes and stop coddling them. As I have recently said, if we don’t believe in our religious and moral principles and assert ourselves politically in accordance with them, it leads exactly to the situation we see today. If Western leaders put enough pressure, the Copts can be saved. So we need to put pressure on Harper to get the message across to Europe. The Conservative Government has an office of Religious Freedom. Let’s see if it’s just for show or if it’s the real thing…with real consequences for us and the Islamic thugs that are taking over the “Arab Spring”.
The Coptic Christian church is the world’s oldest church, founded by St Mark, who wrote the Gospel of Mark, between A.D, 42 and A.D 62. Based in Alexandria, the church has an estimated 15 million members around the world, including 50 thousands in Canada.
Now, you’re going to pull women back centuries. How’s that working for you?
Islam is a reaction to the West’s pornification and chattelization of women. But the irony is that the West’s culture of death and Islam’s distorted view of human dignity both treat women like objects.