Tag: jihad

End is near for false prophet’s radio network

There are indications that the demise Harold Camping’s Family Radio Network is imminent. Camping, a heretic of Christianity, is best known for his failed doomsday predictions.

A mayoral candidate in North Miame claims she is endorsed by Jesus Christ.

Plus: a doctoral student at Harvard University proposes that Muslim clerics with poor job prospects are more likely to preach violence.

Religion News Quick Takes: Islamists, coconuts, noisy Scientologists, PanaWave and more

Religion News Quick Takes A collection of links and blurbs highlighting religion news, cult stories — and anything else we think you might like.

Today: New York fails to stop noisy Scientologists. Religious devotees line up to have coconuts smashed on their heads. Nigerian prophet wants to represent a Japanese cult.

Also: South African white supremacist guilty of high treason in Mandela murder plot.

Plus… our yummiest new Twitter follower.

Muslim suicide bombers target heart of liberal Islam in Pakistan

Islamic suicide bombings Muslim suicide bombers attacked the heart of liberal Islam yesterday with two deadly blasts at Pakistan’s most revered Sufi shrine, killing 41 people and injuring 175 more in an attack that appeared designed to inflame sectarian tensions.

Lahore is a sort of mecca for Sufism, the liberal, mystical arm of Islam that rejects the concept of jihad and promotes spiritual enlightenment through music and prayer.

Muslim terrorists smuggle fatwas promoting Jihad out of secure UK prisons

Muslim terrorists promote jihad from prison In an authoritative report, Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank funded by the UK’s Home Office, claims “mismanagement” by the Prison Service is helping Al Qaeda gain recruits and risks “strengthening jihadist movements”.

For instance, Abu Qatada, described by MI5 as “Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe”, has published fatwas — religious rulings — on the internet from Long Lartin prison, in Worcestershire, calling for holy war and the murder of moderate Muslims, it reveals.