Tag Archives: Islam

TURKEY: Government Bans Istanbul Pride

J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: The governor of Istanbul announced Friday that pride events scheduled to begin on Sunday have been banned. “The organization of a meeting and demonstration march on the mentioned dates will not be allowed by our governorate for the safety of our citizens, first and foremost the participants’, and for public order,” said a press …

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Father Of Orlando Terrorist: He Should Have Left Punishing Those Homosexuals To God Himself [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post: The father of the gunman in the Orlando nightclub shooting said early Monday his son shouldn’t have carried out the massacre because “God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality.” In a video posted to Facebook shortly after midnight, Seddique Mateen, who lives in Florida, called the shooting “tragic” but said his son, Omar Mateen, was …

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Trump Wants To Attend Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

Hypocrisy alert: Presidential candidate Donald Trump has inquired about Friday’s memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, indicating that he wants to attend, according to a volunteer with funeral organizers. Trump was a longtime friend of the boxer but has also been outspoken in wanting to ban Muslims from traveling to the U.S. — and Ali was a Muslim. When …

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UNITED NATIONS: Egypt-Led Muslim States Block LGBT Groups From Attending Meeting On HIV/AIDS

Reuters reports: A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending AIDS, sparking a protest by the United States, Canada and the European Union. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member General Assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to …

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BRITAIN: Newly-Elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan Rejects Trump’s Offer To Be “Exception” On Muslim Ban

Politico reports: London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan has rebuffed Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could be an exception to the presidential candidate’s proposed policy to ban all Muslims from the United States. “This isn’t just about me,” Khan told Buzzfeed. “It’s about my friends, my family, and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine, anywhere in the …

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BRITAIN: London Elects Muslim Mayor

The British press has just declared Sadiq Khan the winner in yesterday’s mayoral election in London. Above is Matt Drudge’s reaction and similar doomsday shrieking can, of course, be found at Breitbart. From the Guardian: Sadiq Khan is comfortably ahead of his rival Zac Goldsmith in the race for the London mayoralty after the majority of first-preference votes had been …

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Honey Maid Takes On Islamophobia [VIDEO]

Honey Maid has won accolades for its series of pro-LGBT web ads and this week the brand visited Islamophobia. Triple Pundit reacts: Whether you believe this ad is touching or cheesy, one must acknowledge that it is a bold move by a very traditional American brand. For months Americans have listened to the vitriol of presidential candidates such as Donald …

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REPORT: Saudi Arabian Government Seeks Death Penalty For Gays Who Come Out On Social Media

According to a report in a Saudi newspaper, authorities are seeking to expand the death penalty for homosexuality to include those who merely say they are gay on social media. From Britain’s Mirror: The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality. According to …

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MSNBC Boots FL Gov. Rick Scott After He Repeatedly Refuses To Say If Muslims Hate America [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” lasted all of two questions — neither of which were answered during a less-than-four-minute segment before he was booted off the show. Co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spent nearly as much time talking about the governor — with Brzezinski blasting him over his refusal to answer questions during …

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INDONESIA: Government May Ban LGBT Websites

From the Jakarta Post: Apparently under pressure to take preventive measures against the spread of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) propaganda through the internet, the Communications and Information Ministry is drafting a bill to ban websites that promote such activities. Ministry spokesperson Ismail Cawidu said the ministry had set up a panel that would meet to discuss the matter …

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INDONESIA: “Effeminate” Men Banned From Television

Indonesia’s crackdown on its LGBT population continues. Gay Star News reports: Indonesia has banned men from behaving effeminately or dressing in women’s clothing on TV. The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) issued a directive Tuesday (23 February) after receiving complaints from viewers. The directive specifically banned: Men wearing feminine fashion. Men wearing feminine make-up. Feminine body language exhibited by men, including, …

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INDONESIA: Member Of Parliament Tweets Then Deletes Call For Homosexuals To Be Put To Death

Things just continue to get worse in Indonesia. J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: On Friday, Indonesia’s former Information and Communications Minister Tifatul Sembering, tweeted, “A saying of the Prophet [Mohamed]: Whomever you find committing the acts of the community of Lot (homosexual) should be put to death.” Sembering is now a member of Parliament from the Islamist Prosperous Justice …

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INDONESIA: Politicians Call For Blocking Pro-LGBT Sites And Compare LGBT Rights To “Radical Terrorism”

Coconuts Jakarta reports: The climate of moral panic over LGBT rights in Indonesia is really getting scary now. With messaging app LINE having been intimidated into pulling their pro-LGBT stickers in Indonesia and the government pushing Whatsapp and Facebook to follow suit, several prominent Indonesian politicians are now pushing for the government to block all websites containing pro-LGBT content. “As …

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IRAN: New App Alerts Against Morality Police

A smartphone app just launched in Iran allows the user to alert others if the morality policy are nearby. France 24 reports: In the Islamic Republic of Iran, the morality police, a unit of the National Police, are charged with insuring that Iranian citizens comply with so-called Islamic law. For example, morality officers have to make sure that women wear …

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Silently Protesting Muslim Woman Booted From Trump Rally To Jeers And Insults From Crowd [VIDEO]

CNN reports: A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was escorted out of Donald Trump’s campaign event on Friday by police after she stood up in silent protest during Trump’s speech. Rose Hamid, a 56-year-old flight attendant sitting in the stands directly behind Trump, stood up Friday during Trump’s speech when the Republican front-runner suggested that Syrian refugees fleeing war in …

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Donald Trump: Ban All Muslim Immigration

Donald Trump today called for ban on all Muslim immigration to the United States. The message was delivered in a rare written statement from the Trump campaign. It reads in full: Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. According …

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Holy Koran Experiment

Pranksters slipped a Bible into the dust jacket for a Koran and then read God’s gory and murderous commands to people on the street. Then they pulled back the cover to reveal the true source of the passages. The clip has gotten over 1.2 million views since Friday. Watch below.

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Sarah Palin Has A Plan To Defeat ISIS [VIDEO]

Appearing on The 700 Club today, Sarah Palin declared that Hillary Clinton is “a scary kind of naive” to not believe that America isn’t already at war with Islam. Palin say that her plan to stop ISIS would be to “quit being so namby-pamby.” Palin: “It is time to declare war on that enemy. And first to recognize who that …

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SAUDI ARABIA: Actor Arrested For Taking Selfies With Fans, Charged With Mixing With Unrelated Women

Saudi actor Abdul Aziz al-Kassar is apparently so good looking that he was swarmed by female fans demanding selfies during a visit to a Riyadh mall. In swooped an officer from the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, who arrested al-Kassar for mixing with women unrelated to him. The Daily Mail reports: The shocking moment …

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Trump: Burkas Are Better Than Makeup [VIDEO]

Yup, he said that. The Boston Globe reports: Donald Trump told a packed room Monday that the United States should not use its resources to liberate woman from local requirements to wear burkas. “They want to. What the hell are we getting involved for?” he asked the large crowd at the Atkinson Resort & Country Club. He added that it’s …

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