Duke Univ, Muslim Brotherhood student group try to silence Muslim feminist’s speech

Muslim Islamophobia. via Muslim Feminist: Duke Tried to Block My Speech on Women & Islam After ‘Smears’.

A Muslim feminist says Duke University rescinded her invitation to speak after a student association complained.

Author and journalist Asra Nomani planned to give a speech arguing for a “progressive, feminist interpretation of Islam.”

“What I wanted to tell them is that we’re living a paradox where there’s a progressive spirit in Islam, but sadly, there’s […] forces within our community that subordinate us, subjugate us, and silence us, and sadly, that’s what I saw at Duke University,” she said.

Nomani said that a Duke professor [Duke professor of Islam, Omid Safi] “smeared” her two years ago in an email, charging her with having an “alliance” with Islamophobes.

Nomani said the Muslim Students Association “resurrected that dig” and urged people not to attend her speech.“And so we all know what that does effectively, it scared everyone,” she said.

The sponsoring organization and Duke then rescinded her speaking invitation. When Nomani asked for evidence against herself, the school decided to invite her to speak once again.

Yesterday, Nomani delivered her speech to just nine people.

Nomani said that those who try to silence her think that they don’t want to “tarnish the true image of Islam.” She said that they don’t want to talk about the reality of Islam, which is that women are treated like second-class citizens in way too many communities.

“We serve the religion and we serve the country and the world best if we forge ahead with a gender jihad, a jihad that fights for women’s rights along with all people’s rights,” Nomani said.


The MSA is a Muslim Brotherhood-founded group. Safi defended the Ft. Hood jihadist and more, via:

Safi has a long history of defending radical Islamists and smearing his critics, all while posing as a progressive Muslim fighting for justice.  From classroom assignments in which scholars with whom he disagrees are labeled “Islamophobes” to charging falsely that Robert Spencer threatened to kill him, Safi lashes out at those who would expose his efforts to shill for Islamists.  In his latest apologia for terrorists, he insults the professionalism of the American military, the decency of the American people, and the truth.

Muslim in USMC found guilty of desertion, gets 2 years confinement

via Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, the disappearing Marine, found guilty of desertion – CBS News. h/t @NadeenFlores

RALEIGH, North Carolina – A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq has been sentenced to two years in prison for leaving his post and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S.

As part of the sentence handed down Monday, Cpl. Wassef Hassoun will have a reduction in rank, loss of pay and a dishonorable discharge. He was given two years and five days’ confinement.

Earlier in the day, the judge at Camp Lejeune, Marine Maj. Nicholas Martz, had found Hassoun guilty of desertion for his disappearances in 2004 and 2005. He was also convicted of losing his service pistol.

Prosecutors argued during trial that Hassoun made preparations to flee his base in Fallujah in 2004 and told others that he planned to leave. They displayed quotes during opening statements attributed to Hassoun: “I’ll leave and go to Lebanon. I’m not kidding.”

They said he was unhappy with how U.S. servicemen treated Iraqis during interrogations and that he was upset that training and a second deployment to Iraq kept him from being with a woman with whom he’d entered an arranged marriage.

Defense attorneys maintain that Hassoun was kidnapped by insurgents in 2004. They argued that the case against the Muslim serviceman began with a “rush to judgment” by Navy investigators after suspicious comrades told investigators about comments Hassoun made about the conflict between his native Lebanon and Israel.

Days after his 2004 disappearance in Iraq, Hassoun appeared blindfolded and with a sword held above his head in an image purportedly taken by insurgents. An extremist group claimed to be holding him captive.

But Hassoun soon turned up unharmed at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, saying he’d been kidnapped. Officials were suspicious, and he was returned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in 2004 while the military considered charging him.

After his return, Hassoun was allowed to visit family in Utah but disappeared a second time in early 2005. Hassoun traveled to Lebanon but was detained by that country’s authorities after Interpol issued a bulletin related to his deserter status, the defense said. The defense says court proceedings in Lebanon lasted until 2013, and Hassoun turned himself in to U.S. authorities after the government there lifted travel restrictions.


Previous posts on the two-time deserter here.

 

Chapel Hill Shooting Victims’ Mosque Preached Jihad, Hosted Pro-ISIS Cleric in 2013

Yesterday we highlighted the fact that the Chapel Hill shooter wasn’t an anti-Muslim bigot at all, in fact he Defended the Ground Zero Mosque and Islam, and ridiculed those who called Obama a Muslim.

The shooting was quickly wiped from the headlines once they media found out the shooter was a leftist, atheist, pro-gay, Muslim supporter. The narrative was shattered. So away the story went.

But others kept researching those involved in the shooting. Here’s more, via #ChapelHillShooting Victims’ Mosque Hosted Pro-ISIS Cleric in 2013 – GotNews.

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The father of two of the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting buried his daughters in a mosque that hosted a ISIS cleric.

Dr. Mohammad Abu-Salha was on the shura council of the Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR). He may still be on the council today but he isn’t returning requests for comment.

In November 2013 Abu-Salha’s mosque hosted radical ISIS cleric Ahmad Musa Jibril.

In December 2013, federal prosecutors say Jibril sent a direct message on Twitter to a family member of an ISIS fighter from England killed in Syria.

The Dearborn-based, pro-Islamic terrorist Jibril a.k.a. Jebril is one of the most influential ISIS clerics in the West, to a series by Niraj Warikoo.

Why did Jibril come to Abu-Salha’s mosque?

After all, Abu-Salha claimed that Islam doesn’t support terrorism.


Read it all.

Back in 2009, Creeping Sharia posted that the same mosque has hosted jihad-preaching imams, literally, since the 1990s, via North Carolina imam was preaching jihad in the 90’s

In 1994, Baianonie gave several speeches on jihad as imam at the then-named Islamic Center of Raleigh (N.C.).

Recently, seven Raleigh, North Carolina men were arrested on terrorism charges and an arrest warrant is outstanding for an eighth suspect – also from North Carolina. Seven of those men attended Baianonie’s Islamic Association of Raleigh mosque.

In addition, Raleigh’s Muslim American Society (MAS) director, Khalilah Sabra, the spokesperson for the suspected jihadi ringleader, also has a strong connection to jihad. She was recruited to Pakistan by Abdullah Azzam a.k.a. the “godfather of jihad”. As we presented here, Azzam preached the virtues of jihad including “offensive jihad” and was the ideological founder of al Qaeda and a mentor to Osama bin Laden.

From the mosque sermon in the 1990’s:

The way to re-establish the Islamic state as prescribed by Allah (S.W.T) is by giving Da’wah using strong evidence and presenting yourself with patience, perseverance and forgiveness. This is the Jihad that the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his companions exercised in Makkah before migrating to Madinah.

This type of forceful jihad descended in three different stages:

The final stage calls for fighting against any obstacle that blocks someone from conveying the word of Allah (S.W.T)….

This Jihad is obligatory till the Day of Judgment and it is the highest honor of Islam. Allah (S.W.T) said in surat Al-Baqarah, (Verse 216), what can be translated as, “Fighting is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and you may like a thing which is bad for you. And Allah knows but you do not know.”

Chapel Hill Shooter Defended Ground Zero Mosque and Islam

There goes the Islamophobic, anti-Muslim meme, via Report: Chapel Hill Shooter Hicks Defended Ground Zero Mosque – Breitbart.

On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” CNN.com Religion Editor Daniel Burke reported that Craig Hicks, who is suspected of murdering three Muslim students, had previously written in defense of the Ground Zero mosque and criticized those who thought President Barack Obama was Muslim on what appears to be his Facebook page.

“When you kind of pore through his Facebook page, you see dozens and dozens of posts making fun of religion in general, making fun of the idea of prayer, the idea of god. A lot of these are quotes from people like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher, but I didn’t see anything that was violent, and I didn’t see anything that particularly pertained to Islam. In fact, there are a couple of instances in which he seems to implicitly defend Islam, there’s a post from around the time when they wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York where he calls out conservative critics who didn’t want the plan to go forward saying, ‘hey, you guys are being hypocrites. If you are allowed your freedom of worship, Muslims should be allowed, too.’ He also calls out conservatives who made–spread rumors about President Obama being a Muslim. He said, ‘so what if he is Muslim? It’s okay if we have a Muslim president.’ So, his views against religion are kind of, very anti-religious, but nothing specifically against Islam,” he stated.

On November 18, 2012, Hicks shared a picture reading “Suppose for a minute that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution specifically states that there is no religious test for any public office. So really, the problem isn’t the President. It’s that you are a bigot.”

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Hicks also vehemently defended the construction of the Ground Zero mosque. On August 13, 2010 he expressed his agreement with President Obama supporting the building of the mosque. Six days later, he posted “Seems an overwhelming majority of Christians in this country feel that the Muslims are using the Ground Zero Mosque plans to’mark [sic] their conquest’ Bunch [sic] of hypocrites, everywhere I’ve been in this country there are churches marking the Christian conquest of this country from the Native Americans. Funny thing is the Christians did that while defying our Constitution, and got away with it!!”

Hicks’ most vehement defense of Islam came on August 30 of 2010. Hicks posted an article about a billboard put up by the Freedom from Religion Foundation being vandalized, with the comment “Once again, Christians have to push their beliefs on the rest of the world(much [sic] less our country which is against the law)!! I don’t believe in Christianity at all, but I would never vandalize anything of theirs. Course neither would a Muslim, makes a person wonder which is more of a peaceful religion I believe!” After one of his friends (whose name has been redacted in the screenshot) asked Hicks if he considered the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 to be “vandalism,” Hicks responded “Come on now [name omitted], you of all people are smart enough to know that those were extremists. They were not practicing Islam any more than Jim Jones and David Koresh practiced Christianity.”


And the Muslim that was supposedly attacked days later, that was fake too. She admitted she lied. And the building on an Islamic compound that was burned. Nope. Contrary to media reports and Muslim opportunists, it wasn’t a mosque and it wasn’t Islamophobia either. It was a homeless man trying to keep warm.

0-3 and batting .000 in the real world.

Terrorism Supporters Exploit Chapel Hill Killings

via Terrorism Supporters Exploit Chapel Hill Killings | FrontPage Magazine.

by Daniel Greenfield

Yesterday an angry leftist supporter of the Ground Zero Mosque shot three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina over a parking dispute.  Jibril Hough, the spokesman for the Islamic Center of Charlotte, called the parking space shooting “domestic terrorism.”

Which “domestic terrorist” group did Craig Stephen Hicks, the shooter, belong to? His Facebook likes give us a partial clue. Maybe it was “Liberals Against Conservative Propaganda,” “LGBT Activism” or “The Rachel Maddow Fan Page.”

There’s no doubt that the Islamic Center of Charlotte has a great deal of expertise when it comes to terrorism. It was owned by the North American Islamic Trust which the FBI described as supporting Jihad in the United States. NAIT was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case over that charity’s funneling of money to Hamas.

Four years ago, Hough had defended Hamas. Instead he claimed that America and Israel were the real terrorists.

“What is ‘terrorism?” Jibril Hough asked. “Terrorism against Iraqis, Palestinians, Afghanis?”

Apparently shooting people over a parking dispute is terrorism, but terrorist groups murdering Americans and Israelis in a holy war isn’t.

While the police, the brother of one of the victims and the shooter’s wife had agreed that the issue was a parking dispute, not Islam, the usual Islamic advocacy groups rushed to get in on the victimhood. CAIR called on law enforcement to, in its own words, “address speculation about a bias motive.” But it’s not the job of the police to address online speculation. It’s their job to deal with the actual evidence.

CAIR has its own extensive history with actual terrorism. CAIR’s Nihad Awad, who asked the Federal authorities to step in, had said, “I am in support of the Hamas movement.”

There is no need to speculate as to Awad’s position on terrorism. He has already told us what it is.

While Deah Barakat’s brother stated that Hicks had not made anti-Muslim remarks, his wife’s father began claiming that it was a hate crime. Linda Sarsour, who had expressed sympathy for Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, is currently being quoted as the “family spokeswoman.”

On Twitter, Linda Sarsour complained that CNN had described the Al Qaeda attack in Paris as terrorism, but not Hicks’ parking space shooting. It’s a predictable agenda from Sarsour who has a history of spreading conspiracy theories about Muslim terrorist attacks in the United States.

The only reason to bring Linda Sarsour into a case is to manufacture victimhood and conspiracy theories.

But the truth is that Hicks did not single out the people he shot because they were Muslim. He did it because he was obsessed, not with Muslims or even atheism, but with parking spaces.

A tow truck driver described Hicks as manically fixated on his parking space. According to him, Hicks was making calls nearly every day to have cars towed.

“The news is saying, ‘hate crime, hate crime,’ but then I found out it was that guy and I thought, ‘Hmm, it actually might have been a parking issue,’” the tow truck driver said. “He was all about towing.”

One of his neighbors, Robert Maitland, said, “This man was frustrated day in and day out about not being able to park where he wanted.”

On Facebook, Hicks called the entire thing “my parking lot” and described calling the police on a couple in their car who were not, apparently, even in what he considered his space.

But on Twitter, Jibril Hough, who had defended Hamas, claimed that Hicks was the “atheist version of ISIS.” “Who shoots 3 people in the head over a parking spot?” he demanded.” A Rasict and Islamophobic man in Chapel Hill.”

Or a man who was really attached to his parking space. But who plants bombs in supermarkets, sends suicide bombers to buses and murders Rabbis in synagogues? Not terrorists, according to Jibril Hough.

The atheist version of ISIS wouldn’t be a guy who shot people over a parking space. It would be a mass movement of angry Bill Maher fans beheading Muslims and then turning their women into sex slaves. That hasn’t happened. What is happening is that Muslim groups with ties to terrorism use every opportunity to promote Muslim victimhood, whether Muslims kill or are killed in an ordinary crime.

Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins and other “militant atheists” are not urging their followers to kill Muslims. Meanwhile Charlotte area Muslims like Samir Khan, who founded Al Qaeda’s Inspire magazine, have done just that. Khan called September 11 an “act of retaliation.” He was later taken out by a drone.

Jibril Hough ought to be familiar with Khan as his family attends the Islamic Center of Charlotte.

Maher and Dawkins are critics of Islam. If Jibril Hough wants to see ISIS, he can look in his own mosque. Or he can look to his fellow organizer of Jumah at the DNC, Imam Siraj Wahhaj. Wahhaj was an unindicted coconspirator in the World Trade Center bombing who said, “You don’t need nuclear weapons or even guns! If you have faith in Allah and a knife!”

In a sermon he stated, “I will never ever tell people, ‘don’t be violent, that is not the Islamic way.’ The violence has to be selected.”

Jibril Hough and other Muslim leaders are playing up the Chapel Hill shootings to divert attention from the likes of Siraj Wahhaj and Samir Khan.

Islamists like Hough are quick to play the victim by labeling anything Muslims don’t like as terrorism and equally quick to deny that a Muslim atrocity is terrorism. There is a deep failure of empathy behind that attitude that goes a long way to explaining everything from ISIS to Hamas and its Muslim Brotherhood.

Meanwhile Sam Wazan, author of “The Last Moderate Muslim”, blamed Pamela Geller and FOX News for the shootings.  If we believe Sam, then the shooter, in between enjoying the work of Sarah Silverman, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson, was getting his politics from their exact opposites.

Craig Stephen Hicks was not a terrorist. He was an angry leftist whose three great passions in life seemed to be loathing Christianity, gay rights and protecting his parking space. Those subjects made up the bulk of his contribution to social media.

Nor was he remotely of the right. His politics were shot through with leftist anger. And while he did despise religion, he hated Christians and conservatives so much that he was willing to defend the Ground Zero Mosque and to ridicule the American Family Association for complaining about Halal.

Like many on the left, Hicks hated Christians and conservatives so much that he was willing to overcome his hatred of religion to defend Muslims. Not consistently, but he had clearly picked a side.

In a perverse way, Hicks had much in common with the Hamas supporters who are exploiting his killing spree. Like them, Hicks felt a misguided sense of ownership for a particular space and was willing to kill innocent people for it. In his own mind, his murderous behavior was justified by his outrage.

Many Muslim activists traffic in that same entitled outrage. Like Hicks, they justify horrifying atrocities through their outrage. It was that attitude which led to the murders in Chapel Hill. Instead of treating the tragedy as a reality check, Muslim leaders like Jibril Hough and Linda Sarsour have retreated into an entitled victimhood devoid of empathy for others that they unfortunately share with Craig Hicks.


And this: #ChapelHillShooting Victim’s Anti-Semitic, Anti-Zionist, Pro-Terrorist Tweets

Duke Univ backtracks, cancels weekly Muslim call to prayer

Expect more dhimmitude from Duke to make up for this failed endeavor – just a week after Muslims slaughtered 17 in France and 2,000 in Nigeria and threatened to kill many more. via Duke University reverses decision, cancels weekly Muslim call to prayer – The Washington Post.

Duke University canceled plans Thursday to begin a weekly Muslim call to prayer from the campus chapel this week, an initiative that had set off debate on social media.

The university had announced that Muslim students would chant the ‘adhan,’ the call to a weekly prayer service, from the Duke University Chapel bell tower each Friday. The sound of the call to prayer in Muslim communities is a standard part of ritual life on Muslims’ main prayer day. Theologically, it reminds Muslims “to worship God and serves as a reminder to serve our brothers and sisters in humanity,” Imam Adeel Zeb, Muslim chaplain at Duke, said in a news release.

But reaction to the story off campus was swift. Some celebrated the decision.

But many strongly opposed it.

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, called on donors and alumni to withhold support from Duke until the policy was reversed. The hashtag #boycottduke spread quickly, and many of the reactions on Twitter referred to recent terrorist attacks, and interpreted it as an anti-Christian move.

Graham posted strong words about it on his Facebook page: “As Christianity is being excluded from the public square and followers of Islam are raping, butchering, and beheading Christians, Jews, and anyone who doesn’t submit to their Sharia Islamic law, Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed.”

Franklin later praised the reversal.

In discussing the change Thursday, Duke officials said the response to the decision was not what the university had expected.

“Duke remains committed to fostering an inclusive, tolerant and welcoming campus for all of its students,” said Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, in a news release. “However, it was clear that what was conceived as an effort to unify was not having the intended effect.”

The university has held the weekly jummah prayers in the basement of Duke Chapel for many years, starting with the traditional chanted call to prayer. More than 700 of the 15,000 students at Duke identify as Muslim, according to school officials.

Now Muslim students and others on campus wishing to take part in the prayer will meet on the quadrangle outside the Chapel before gathering in the Chapel for prayers.

“Our Muslim community enriches the university in countless ways,” Schoenfeld said. “We welcome the active expression of their faith tradition, and all others, in ways that are meaningful and visible.”


Name one?

 

 

Duke Univ to blare Muslim call to prayer across campus as Brotherhood group chants

Is this not a form of terrorism? First it was the Muslim Life center on campus. Now the entire campus. via Muslim call to prayer to sound at Duke University :: WRAL.com.

Durhamistan, N.C. — A weekly call to prayer for Muslims will be heard at Duke University starting Friday, school officials said.

Members of the Duke Muslim Students Association will chant the call, known as adhan or azan, from the Duke Chapel bell tower each Friday at 1 p.m. The call to prayer will last about three minutes and be “moderately amplified,” officials said in a statement Tuesday.

“The adhan is the call to prayer that brings Muslims back to their purpose in life, which is to worship God, and serves as a reminder to serve our brothers and sisters in humanity,” said Imam Adeel Zeb, Muslim chaplain at Duke. “The collective Muslim community is truly grateful and excited about Duke’s intentionality toward religious and cultural diversity.”

In majority Muslim countries across the globe, the adhan is broadcast from mosques and on television and radio stations five times a day to correspond with prayer times. On Fridays, the day of worship in Islam, sermons are also broadcast.

In the United States, amplified adhan exists in a handful of communities.

“This opportunity represents a larger commitment to religious pluralism that is at the heart of Duke’s mission,” said Christy Lohr Sapp, the chapel’s associate dean for religious life. “It connects the university to national trends in religious accommodation.”

The announcement by Duke drew criticism from Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse. He took to social media on Wednesday to express his views and urge Duke donors to suspend support.

“Duke is promoting this in the name of religious pluralism. I call on the donors and alumni to withhold their support from Duke until this policy is reversed,” he said on his Facebook page.


The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is a Muslim Brotherhood front group, even a Muslim professor has certified that fact.

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