Category: Islamic Terrorism

Suicide Bombers Attack Worship Service in Jos, Nigeria

Nigeria Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation, killing at least one Christian girl and injuring dozens of other church members, sources said.

A man claiming to be a spokesman for Boko Haram reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast.

UK to offer safe haven to group of oppressed Yemeni Jews

UK Foreign Minister Ivan Lewis has confirmed that those among a group of 40 Jewish families living in Raidah, Yemen, with connections to Britain, either family or historical links, can move safely to Britain. Said Mr. Lewis: “The Jews in the town of are at serious risk in terms of violence from Islamic tribal groups.” After the vast majority of Yemen’s 60 thousand Jews were evacuated to Israel in 1949 and 1950, a remaining group of 1500 was discovered in the late 1980’s, 500 of which stayed in Yemen. Since a civil war broke out in 2004 in northern Yemen

Keep politics out of our mosques

Muslims cannot sit still while a fascist cult of Islamic supremacy takes over places of worship, says Tarek Fatah Three years ago when Kuwaiti Islamist scholar Tareq Al Suwaidian told a Toronto crowd that “Western civilization is rotten from within and nearing collapse … it (the West) will continue to grow until an outside force hits it and you will be surprised at how quickly it falls,” he was lustily cheered by the nearly 2,000 young Muslim men and women. I was deeply offended by the hostile remark, but the thunderous approving applause of the young audience simply stunned me.

Dutch Muslim community targeted after murder of filmmaker

THE HAGUE, Nov 8 (AFP) – The Muslim community in the Netherlands has been targeted in several attacks following the murder of controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh whose suspected killer has ties with Islamic extremists. See also: Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Murdered BBC News Report regarding the death of Theo van Gogh (RealPlayer) Suspected Extremist Jailed in Dutch Murder Eight suspected Islamic radicals arrested in van Gogh murder About ‘Submission,’ Theo van Gogh’s movie about the domestic abuse of Muslim women Watch ‘Submission’ Dutch call murder a declaration of Islamic holy war Analysis: Suspected Islamist killing tests Dutch

Indonesian Muslim purists ‘don’t engage in terror’

JAKARTA – Fundamentalist Indonesian Muslims are unlikely to engage in terror acts, with most finding attacks such as last week’s explosion at the Australian Embassy abhorrent, a report said yesterday. Instead, religion plays just a small part in the rise of terror in Indonesia, said the report from the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG). The more puritan Indonesian Muslims are, the less they will be drawn to violence, it said. The ICG said Indonesia’s Muslim puritans have suffered from bad press after the Bali blast, the attack on the JW Marriott Hotel last year and the Australian Embassy attack in

Iraqi Christians determined not to be driven away by attacks

BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Gewargis Radif is adamant that he won’t be defeated by insurgents targeting Christians in Iraq. So on Monday – Holy Cross Day for his Assyrian Orthodox sect – the retired defense industry worker lit a blue-bulb cross on his roof, then joined his wife and children on the street below to launch hand-held fireworks into the night sky. He ignored the danger, of which there is plenty. Last month, a bombing outside a neighboring Roman Catholic seminary killed two family friends and shattered a dozen windows in his home. On Sunday night, an anonymous man

Iraqi Christians seek sanctuary in ancient homeland

Saddam Hussein uprooted Assyrian Christians from their ancient homeland in northern Iraq. Now militants in Baghdad are forcing some to flee again. “Some Muslims see us as infidels. We are targets. They’ll eat us alive,” said one of dozens who are planning to move from Baghdad back to villages in the north as soon as possible. Saddam moved the Assyrian Christians, as he did Shiites and Kurds, to break down any opposition to his rule. Fighting between Kurds and the Iraqi government in the north also uprooted members of the sect. In the security vacuum that emerged from Saddam’s downfall,

Rare Muslim debate over terrorist acts

The attack on Russian schoolchildren sparks criticalself-examination among some Muslim opinion leaders. CAIRO – The revulsion felt across the globe after the murder of some 335 people by Chechen separatists didn’t bypass the Arab world. Condemnation has rung out from Arab governments and editorial pages. The attack on schoolchildren has created space for a rare debate over what Muslims can do to clean up what many see as a small and dirty corner of their own house. “It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists

Muslims explode car bomb at Australian Embassy

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Suspected Muslim militants detonated a car bomb Thursday outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, killing nine people and wounding 173 in a bloody strike at a key U.S. ally in the war in Iraq. The blast – the first major attack attributed to Jemaah Islamiyah in more than a year – could influence elections in Australia, where the prime minister is running on a pro-American, anti-terror platform. The bombing also comes just ahead of Indonesia’s presidential elections and two days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. The explosion left body parts

Ansar Al Sunna’s ideology does not preach violence, say Muslims

Doha: The killing of 12 innocent Nepalese workers in Baghdad recently allegedly carried out by Ansar Al Sunna has shocked some Muslims who claim the group adheres to an ideology that does not preach violence. Ansar Al Sunna was set up in Egypt in 1951 inspired by the conservative Wahabi school of Islamic thought which basically asked Muslims not to visit graves and seek the blessings of the dead. The Wahabi school, founded in Saudi Arabia in the 1920s, gets its name from its founder Mohamed Abdul Wahab. Ansar Al Sunna was founded in Egypt by Mohamed Hamid Al Faqih