Oklahoma City Thunder Go Sharia with Islamic Halal Diet

Source: The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Halal Guys – WSJ

Enes Kanter has started a halal food craze that has absorbed the Thunder’s locker room after road games—and stocked it with lamb platters and chicken kebabs.

In the middle of every Oklahoma City road game, David Howarth’s phone buzzes in his pocket. The Thunder’s athletic performance coordinator excuses himself from the bench and escapes to the arena’s loading dock. That’s where he picks up the team’s dinner: takeout halal food.

This is not what most NBA teams eat after games. But the more adventurous Thunder players have done away with the traditional locker-room fare this season. Instead they’re digging into generous helpings of lamb and chicken kebabs.

The person responsible for Oklahoma City’s culinary revolution isn’t Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook or any other Thunder starter. It is Enes Kanter, the team’s reserve center, who is Muslim and observes his religion’s dietary laws.

Thunder executives took measures to accommodate Kanter’s religion when they traded for the Turkish-born big man last year and signed him to a long-term extension in the off-season. He has access to his own prayer room in the team’s arena, for example, and uses owner Clay Bennett’s office in the team’s practice center, where he uses towels as prayer rugs. The team also made sure that Kanter’s very first meal in Oklahoma City was cooked under halal standards, which means the meat was raised and slaughtered properly, and Thunder chefs started cooking for him with separate kitchenware.

But what happened next was something no one anticipated. The halal takeover started when Thunder center Steven Adams asked Kanter if he would share his post-game dinner. “Pretty much as soon as he came in,” Adams said, “I just told him that I’m eating his food, so I told the guys to order double.”

Westbrook and Serge Ibaka then began tearing into the halal trays. Before long, Thunder officials were searching the Internet for the top-rated Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants in other cities when the team was on the road, all so they could feed a full lineup of NBA players with enormous appetites.

“It’s like a mini-party,” said Thunder medical director Donnie Strack. “Everyone wants to steal Enes’s food.”

Kanter eats halal because of his religion. Adams eats halal for a slightly different reason.

“Because it’s awesome,” he said.

Now, after Kanter’s first full season in Oklahoma City, the team has a rotation of halal restaurants in NBA cities—and their players have become food critics.

“What’s our best city?” Adams said. “Orlando?”

“Boston?” Kanter said.

“Boston was good, wasn’t it?” Adams said. “Boston was the best city. I don’t know the top five, but Boston was definitely No. 1.”

They say there is a science to halal quality: The bigger the city, the better the food. The Thunder happened to be in Brooklyn this year when the Northeast was blanketed in several feet of snow, but that didn’t stop Kanter from leaving the Thunder’s hotel in search of the borough’s standout Turkish food. That week, when the Thunder played the New York Knicks, the full team meal was a Turkish feast. Outside their Madison Square Garden locker room were tables of halal food. “Everyone’s starting to jump on board,” Adams said, “just because it tastes so good.”

But not quite everyone. Durant is the Thunder’s highest-profile halal holdout. While others peek at Kanter’s plate, Durant sticks with staples of the NBA diet, which tends to be heavy on grilled chicken and, for the Thunder, brisket and short rib. Durant still knows all about the halal situation.

“I think it’s bull—,” he joked after a recent practice. “I’ve been here for nine years and I requested some stuff after the game and I have to pay for it on my own. And the second he gets here he gets his own menu.” Durant’s faux-outrage, however, may come from his personal taste for the food: “It’s nasty to me,” he said.


Durant may have it right. Do his teammates know what makes the food halal? Shouting allah akbar while slicing the neck and letting the animal bleed to death (just as they do to non-Muslims and apostates).

Understanding Halal Certification Schemes

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Video: Islam and Liberal Principles

We received emails from two individuals who each consider themselves Muslims.

First:

JM
——–@ktt.com

sad. I’m a Muslim American 2nd generation. & I firmly say to you fuck “Sharia Law”. screw that noise. I’m an American first & foremost & that means the world to me – as it does my family as well. so much that there are so many of us that work for the US government, from teachers to professors & from the Federal Bureau to scientists in DC. Moderate Muslims do exist & we’re the examples. sites like yours ought to promote the fact because in the end they promote hatred towards up & coming innocent Muslim American children. seriously – I’m not against completely what you’re promoting, but you have to remember there are good Muslim Americans too – our parents escaped bullshit like Sharia Law & came to the US to better their lives & practice religion in a peaceful manner, their own way because they knew they would have the right to. I’m kinda rushing this but I’ll enjoy my ‘Black Label, neat’ that much more in about an hour or so. just know my anchor in this is to be neighborly, from one American to another.

Second:

Akbar
———–@hotmail.com

No matter how much you try hard to islam you cannot stop it….with 9/11 islam spread even faster and more non-muslims converted lots of americans………….Islam will prevail whether u do something or not

Interestingly, JM wants Creeping Sharia to promote what Islam considers apostates. If JM doesn’t believe in the sharia, what part of Islam does he actually believe that makes him Muslim? Akbar, on the other hand, is quite confident that Islam will prevail. We’re pretty sure he’s not referring to JM’s version.

Together the JM’s and Akbar’s attempt to silence the Creeping Sharia’s all of which allows Islam to spread or as Akbar writes, “to prevail.”

Bill Warner covers this phenomenon in the video below.

Rutgers Student Paper Sharia-Compliant, Destroys All Copies with Muhammad Cartoon

Student newspaper destroys every copy of latest edition featuring cartoon of Muhammad.

Source: Rutgers Goes Sharia-Compliant | Frontpage Mag h/t thereligionofpeace

By Robert Spencer

The April 5, 2016 issue of The Gleaner, the student paper of Rutgers University–Camden, published a cartoon of Muhammad, Buddha and Jesus in a bar. Its content, however, cannot be known at this point, because at the behest of Muslims on campus, and in a case fraught with implications for the health of the freedom of speech today, the entire issue has been deep-sixed.

Two weeks after the cartoon was published, the April 19 issue of The Gleaner contained a letter from the Muslim Brotherhood campus group, the Muslim Students Association, saying that it found the image offensive and asking The Gleaner to remove the image from the April 5 issue and circulate a new edition of that issue without it. The MSA letter claims that Christians and Jews on campus told MSA members that they, too, found the image offensive.

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Rutgers Muslim Brotherhood-founded MSA logo

The MSA letter states: “Even though freedom of speech and press is emphasized and is something all of us value as proud Americans, the University prides itself on diversity of people of different faith and backgrounds so we feel that it is necessary to respect those faiths and backgrounds by honoring their beliefs.”

The April 19 Gleaner also contains a response to the MSA letter, written by Christopher Church, the Editor-in-Chief of The Gleaner. Church apologizes to the MSA and agrees to meet with it “so that we can rectify this issue and ensure that it doesn’t happen again.” He also agrees to remove any copies of the offending April 5 issue from the Gleaner boxes around campus and destroy them.

The Jihad Watch reader who alerted me to this sums up what is wrong here:

  1. Freedom of speech is a Constitutional right. It is not negated by someone’s taking offense. This could have been and should have been a chance for Rutgers and The Gleaner to explain why the freedom of speech must be protected as our fundamental bulwark against tyranny, and why that means that we must all learn to put up with material that offends us.
  2. Once a group’s feeling offended is taken as decisive, it may begin to take offense at other aspects of campus life it finds offensive. In the MSA’s case, it may begin getting offended at men and women sharing classrooms or coeds wearing tight jeans on campus.
  3. In light of the violent attacks on those who have depicted Muhammad, The Gleaner by removing the image is bowing to the implicit threat of violence — which only in the long run encourages more violence. Rutgers’ Art Library recently featured an “artwork” depicting Jesus on a dartboard. It was ultimately removed, but not because it offended Christians. No one cares if Christians are offended: Rutgers officials know that offended Christians won’t murder them. Their solicitousness toward the MSA, by contrast, reveals that they know offended Muslims might very well kill them, and rather than stand up for the freedom of speech and against this kind of bullying, they signal their willingness to surrender and fall into line, accepting Sharia restrictions on speech.

Imagine how Rutgers would react if its Art Library had displayed, instead of this Jesus-on-a-dartboard “artwork,” a cartoon of Muhammad. The air would have been thick with cries of “Islamophobia.” Fragile Leftist students would be running for their safe spaces. The university would be instituting mandatory seminars designed to inculcate the proper “respect” that one must show for “The Other” so as to avoid charges of “racism” and “bigotry.”

The double standard is stark: Jesus crucified on a dartboard is art – and what’s more, it’s courageous. One Rutgers student chortled on Facebook that the dartboard “art” was “hilarious,” and crowed that “we don’t have to cater to the wills of the Church or any denomination of Christianity or religion.” Those who complained would be admonished: Don’t you respect the freedom of expression, you right-wing bigot?

A cartoon of Muhammad, on the other hand, even one as innocuous as the one in The Gleaner appears to have been — that’s an outrage. No one was crowing in that instance about not having to cater to the wills of the mosque. On the contrary, the message was clear: Don’t you respect Muslims as human beings, you right-wing bigot?

This is the kind of “respect” being irrationally violent will win you. Rutgers officials knew that Christians weren’t going to kill them, and that they could mock Christianity with impunity. They would only start blathering about “respect” when it comes to Islam. This respect won at the point of a sword does not bode well for the future of free expression in the West.


Rutgers submitted long ago:

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Houston: Dem Mayor Cuts Ribbon for Library of Islamic Knowledge

Brought to you be the Bush family, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and mayor’s like Sylvester Turner!

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Source: Lavish Library of Islamic Knowledge ‘For Everyone,’ Says Houston Mayor

The Library of Islamic Knowledge officially opened last weekend in downtown Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner, joined by former Houston Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon, cut the ribbon of the lavish $2.5 million dollar library housed within the Islamic Da’wah Center.

At the ribbon cutting ceremony, Turner said: “This place is not just for Muslims, but everyone,” noting it opens the door for people of all faiths to learn about a different part of the highly diverse city of Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The Houston newspaper described the venue as “white marble floors of the opulent library contrast with its mahogany brown tables and bookshelves – some of which remain empty.” There’s no shortage of gold in sight. The library’s executive director, Ameer Abuhalimeh, said it cost around $2.5 million.

“The center is dedicated to the history, culture and public education of Islam,” said Abuhalimeh. “Our goal isn’t just to promote a balanced perspective of Islam, but also to serve downtown Houston and the community at-large,” he added. The library is open to the public and is part of a larger goal to offer a comprehensive educational resource to Houston residents.

The Islamic Da’wah Center opened in 2002 on the site of the former Houston National Bank. Olajuwon, who converted to Islam early on in his NBA career, bought the property in 1994, converting it into the three-story mosque that houses a main prayer hall, meeting rooms, classrooms, offices, and a kitchen. It was the first mosque in downtown Houston, according to the center’s website, and the first in the city “dedicated for Da’wah” (also spelled Dawa or Dawah).

Broadly defined, Dawah means preaching, proselytizing or calling non-believers to Islam. Dawah is viewed in classic Islamic law as a communal obligation, meaning it is the general responsibility of the Muslim community,” says Kyle Shideler with the Center for Security Policy.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Turner also said he was happy the center will continue to serve as an educational resource for middle schools, high schools, and colleges in the area, something it has done since its soft opening two months ago, as reported by the Houston newspaper.

In 2015, the Houston Independent School District opened its Arabic immersion magnet public school, which the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) granted the district’s Board of Education $75,000 for “Arabic language activities and Arab cultural events for students, teacher professional development, educational resources, the promotion of the Arabic language, community outreach, and curriculum development” as part of the school’s educational mission. Similarly, Olajuwon described a demand for the library to help the museum “complete the educational mission of the institution,” in the Chronicle article.

Houston has the state’s largest Muslim population, which, by some estimates, accounts for 1.2 percent of the city’s population. The U.S. Census Bureau’s most current 2014 available statistics estimate 2,239,558 people reside in the city of Houston. The 2014 Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Metro Houston identified Arab as an ancestry for 0.7% or 41,653 people as part of the current Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro area (based on the 2013 American Community Survey) of a 6,313,158 total population. In the Houston newspaper article, Abuhalimeh claimed 200,000 Muslims live in Houston.

In 2015, the San Antonio Express-News reported there were about 80 mosques and, at least, 10 Muslim schools in HoustonAccording to a 2007 Pew Research Center survey, 65 percent of adult Muslims in the U.S. are foreign born. Pew’s 2011 survey of Muslim Americans noted  more Muslims came to the U.S. in recent years: 12 percent came before 1980; 16 percent, during the 1980s; 31 percent, in the 1990s; and 40 percent since 2000.

In January 2016, Pew reported just over half of the projected growth of the U.S. Muslim population from 2010 to 2015 was because of immigration. They estimate 3.3 million Muslims of all ages live in the U.S., comprising around 1 percent of the nation’s population. Based on age, fertility, mortality, migration, and religious switching drawn from multiple sources, including the 2011 survey, Pew projects the U.S. Muslim population to double by 2050.


It will more than double by 2050.

PS: There’s also at least one Islamic sharia court in Texas.

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After deadly Muslim terror attacks across 3 countries, DOJ launches Combating Islamophobia effort nationwide

More taxation for Islamization…and the enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws in the U.S. 

via: Sacramento cops, Muslims, join forces to help prevent violence | The Sacramento Bee

Some of Sacramento’s top cops joined forces with local Muslim leaders Thursday to battle would-be terrorists and prevent anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris, Brussels and San Bernardino.

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The Dept. of Jihad (DOJ) is worried about a backlash but unconcerned about jihad

The community roundtable hosted by Sacramento U.S. Attorney Ben Wagner was part of a nationwide interagency initiative, “Combating Religious Discrimination Today,” launched by the U.S. Justice Department in 11 federal districts. The roundtable was held to help encourage the community to report hate crimes and religious discrimination in schools, work places and neighborhoods.

Along with nine Muslim American leaders from various mosques and organizations, the roundtable included Manny Fernandez and Bob Tripp from the FBI, Mike Bray from the Sacramento Police Department, Folsom Police Chief Cynthia Renaud, and Dave Torgerson and Naeem Alvi of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Alvi, one of several Muslim deputies, said he often visits local mosques and community organizations to break down fear of law enforcement.

Rashid Ahmad, former president of the downtown mosque and founding president of Sacramento’s Council on American-Islamic Relations…“If there’s any radicalization here we would know about it and report it; we are the allies of law enforcement,” Ahmad said.

Really? Because CAIR is a designated Muslim terrorist group in the UAE, named an unidicted co-conspirator in the largest Muslim terror financing conviction in the U.S. and banned by the FBI. In fact, CAIR specifically tells Muslims NOT to talk to law enforcement. Here is a poster from a California branch of CAIR (Hamas), “Build a Wall of Resistance – “Don’t Talk to the FBI”

Meanwhile, Father Of Fremont Muslim Terror Suspect Regrets Turning Him In To The FBI and tells other Muslims not to work with the government.

Despite the CAIR lies, there are dozens of posts in our archives from Sacramento.

 

 

New Mexico: “Understanding Islam” event at Lutheran church spreads falsehoods about Islam

Source: New Mexico: “Understanding Islam” event at Lutheran church spreads falsehoods about Islam

“Islam, Christianity and Judaism all look to Abraham as the father of our faith traditions,” Carson said. “Understanding one another’s traditions is important to share peace and understanding in our community.”

“Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian, but he was one inclining toward truth, a Muslim. And he was not of the polytheists.” (Qur’an 3:67)

“There has already been for you an excellent pattern in Abraham and those with him, when they said to their people, ‘Indeed, we are disassociated from you and from whatever you worship other than Allah. We have denied you, and there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone’ except for the saying of Abraham to his father, ‘I will surely ask forgiveness for you, but I have not for you anything against Allah. Our Lord, upon You we have relied, and to You we have returned, and to You is the destination.” (Qur’an 60:4) In other words, Abraham is an excellent pattern for believers when he tells his unbelieving relatives that “there has appeared between us and you animosity and hatred forever until you believe in Allah alone,” but not when he says to his father, “I will surely ask forgiveness for you.”

“I have realized that when people hear a narrative repeated often enough, they will buy into it — even when that narrative is false.” Indeed. That’s what this dialogue in Las Cruces is all about: repeating that false narrative so that more people will buy into it.

“What I learned here today that I did not understand at all about Islam or the Muslims is that they really respect all nations, and believe that it’s OK to have many religions,” said Carol Peterson, a participant from Peace Lutheran, speaking after the February event. “They believe that basically there’s one God. I was under the impression that Muslims wanted all of us to be one, wanted us to be like they are. But they respect us. I didn’t know that, and that blew my mind — because I thought that was the purpose of all this turmoil in our world. I thought they wanted us to become Muslim.”

“And whoever desires other than Islam as religion – never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.” (Qur’an 3:85)

“And fight them until there is no fitnah and the religion, all of it, is for Allah.” (Qur’an 8:39)

“Understanding Islam: Las Cruces church creates dialogue,” by Damien Willis, Las Cruces Sun-News, March 21, 2016

The second “Understanding Islam” discussion will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 1701 E. Missouri Ave. The event is free and open to the public, and you do not need to have participated in the first dialogue to attend.

“We are not really scholars of theology, we’re just regular common folks explaining the way we understand it,” Dawood said. “The one on Tuesday will be even better than the first one, I think. We’ll be talking about ISIS, and some of the hot-button issues you see on the news. The sound bites you hear really aren’t helping anyone. As Muslims in the U.S., we’ll go into the way it’s impacting us.”…

“Impacting us,” not the victims of jihad terrorism. So apparently the talk will be dedicated to showing how Muslims are victims, and “Islamophobia,” not jihad terrorism, is the problem.


Read it all at Jihad Watch.

The so-called “Lutheran’s” have become dhimmi’s to their Muslim overlords.

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Germany to ban sexy women in ads after Muslim rape jihad

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Source: First it was sausages..now Germany ‘BANS’ sexy women in adverts after Cologne sex assaults | Daily Express

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the move to ban ads which “reduce women or men to sexual objects” is an attempt to create a “modern gender image”.

The proposal, if introduced later this year, would see courts decide on what qualifies as sexist.

The plan has been called political correctness gone mad by its critics, who said it was the first step towards a “nanny state”.

It comes following a controversy over claims made by a senior politician that some schools and canteens in Germany are ‘banning’ the serving of pork to avoid offending Muslim migrants.Free Democratic Party (FPD) leader Christian Lindner said: “His plans to ban nudity and sexual advertising are completely narrow-minded.

“To demand the veiling of women or taming of men, is something known among radical Islamic religious leaders, but not from the German minister of justice.”The move comes a day after the first case related to a string of sexual assaults and muggings against women across on New Year’s Eve went to trial.

The defendant, identified only as Toufik M, is accused of being part of a group of 15 to 20 men who surrounded a woman and groped her.Thousands of women were sexually assaulted, attacked and mugged across Germany during New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The attacks were blamed largely on migrant men, fuelling a tense debate on Germany’s immigration policy.Germany’s Association of Communications Agencies (GWA) described Maas’ proposal as “completely absurd”, arguing that the discussion about rules on advertising would be reduced to a “matter of taste”.A draft amendment of the law relating to advertising is due to be discussed by the German government shortly.

The German government also released a series of posters telling migrant men how to respect women in response to the Cologne sexual assaults.Cologne authorities received more than 1,500 criminal complaints about incidents on New Year’s Eve – with a third alleging sexual crimes.


That’s the rape jihad that European Elites Conspired to Lie About.
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