About 45,000 cross into Turkey after Sunni fighters take dozens of villages along border, escalating fears of massacre.
SHOCKING VIDEO: Man curses Allah in kebab shop, gets knocked out
As he points his finger at his attacker, the man, who appears to be intoxicated, tells him to "f*** Allah". The person filming suddenly stands up as the man is confronted. Seconds later, the man is punched in the face and knocked to the floor. His head ...
Cairns (Australia) (AFP) - Finance chiefs from G20 nations held talks Saturday, confident they can "change the destiny of the global economy" despite rising world political tensions and mounting fears of financial instability.
By Seyhmus Cakan SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish intelligence agents brought 49 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue operation. The hostages, including Turkey's consul-general, diplomats' children and special forces soldiers, were brought to the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa in the early hours of the morning. Police formed a cordon outside the airport as they arrived in buses with curtains drawn, a Reuters witness said. ...
By Seyhmus Cakan SANLIURFA Turkey (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey over the past day, fleeing an advance by Islamic State fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Saturday. Turkey opened a stretch of the frontier on Friday after Kurdish civilians fled their homes, fearing an imminent attack on the Syrian border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish. ...
Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June are freed and brought back to Turkey.
China urges int'l support for Iraq's fight against terrorism
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- China called here Friday on the international community to provide support for Iraq in its efforts to combat terrorism. Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a meeting of the ...
Father of 'Jihadi John' suspect extradited admits terrorism charges in New York
Bary, who was due to go on trial in November, was extradited after his long legal battle at the same time as Abu Hamza, the fiery London preacher convicted of terrorism charges in New York earlier this year. His supporters said that he was a respected ...
International Terrorism Defendant Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court
The 49 Turkish nationals, including diplomats, soldiers and children, were seized from the consulate in Mosul in June.
Middle East Updates / UN reaffirms support for force in Golan
Middle East Updates / UN reaffirms support for force in Golan. Thousands of Syrian Kurds cross into Turkey; Jihadi ideologue urges Islamic State to free British hostage, saying Islam forbids harming aid workers. By Haaretz | Sep. 20, 2014 | 11:43 AM ...
45000 Syrian refugees enter Turkey in one day
A Conversation with Krista Bremer, Author of "My Accidental Jihad"
Author Krista Bremer is a blonde, blue-eyed, a surf worshipper who spent all her time at the beach when she was a college student in Southern California. But when she moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina for graduate school, her life changed irrevocably.
Qur'an Page Sold For $68000
CAIRO – A hand-painted torn page of the Muslims' holy book of the Qur'an has been sold for $68,000 in a Sydney auction, dashing expectations of estimates putting it between $37 and $55. “All we did was have a close look of it - the reality is, it is ...
Eastern Texts Meet Western Quills: The First English Translation of the Qur'an
When asking people about the first English Qur'an, the response is frequently a reference to the 1930 translation by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall. Less frequently an excited voice speaks of the George Sale Qur'an of 1734. However, British Islamic – and ...
Taqiyya: Qur'an Sanctioned Deceit to Promote Islam as a 'Religion of Peace'
Few non-Muslims have read the Qur'an or the Hadith. If they had, they would know Islam is neither peaceful nor a religion as the West defines either of these terms. The Qur'an, unlike the Bible, was written by one man, Muhammad, over the course of his ...
Dear IS Militants, this is a letter to introduce you to Islam and what an ...
Why Everyone Should Read the Qur'an in Plain English
Huffington Post UK
In a frenzied bid for redemption, I gave my Mawlana the opportunity to cane me senselessly some more by insisting he teach me to read the Qur'an faster, and I soon became the youngest in my neighbourhood to celebrate his ameen ceremony. It's the party ...
Sydney Morning Herald
Are Muslims Violent?
Huffington Post (blog)
They then point to the later years of Muhammad's leadership, his attack on the Jewish tribes (the Qurayzah) in Medina, warfare-sayings in the Qur'an, and perhaps the violence or conquest that accompanied the expansion of the earliest Muslim caliphate.
Muslims React to Brutal Beheading: ISIS Is Not Islam
Indonesian boy with cerebral palsy memorises entire Qur'an
[Fajar with his mother, Heny: Fajar suffers from spastic cerebral palsy (CP), a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking.] The extraordinary little guy is Fajar ...
The Qur'an made sense to me
THE Muslim kid left a copy of the Qur'an on the shelf, either he forgot it or left it on purpose, I don't know, but I starting reading it. I soon became infuriated with this book when I saw that it made more sense than the Bible. I threw it against the ...
Foundations of Our Discourse
Boy, 10, with cerebral palsy has memorised the entire Qur'an
His ability to memorise the Qur'an was in part thanks to Heny and husband, Joko Wahyudiono, who believe that the Qur'an is the cure for all ailments. When their son was born prematurely on October 2, 2003, they regularly played him recordings of the ...
How important is it to read the Qur'an in Arabic?
The Arabic of the Qur'an is, according to those who know, unparalleled. The “miracle” of the Qur'an is in its verses, and their claim to divine legitimacy was tested by challenging the poetry-loving Arab community to produce something like it (2:23, 10 ...
New York Daily News
3 Columbus churches vandalized with graffiti overnight
Specifically, that passage of the Qur'an reads: "We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve for what they have associated with Allah of which He had not sent down [any] authority. And their refuge will be the Fire, and wretched is the ...
Columbus community condemns graffiti left on three local churches