Monday, November 9, 2009

Fort Hood - Obama's weekly address

Obama: 'A crime against our nation'

Fort Hood massacre: Gunman linked to al-Qaeda as he awakes from coma
Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 people at Fort Hood military base in Texas, awoke from a coma on Monday as it emerged he had tried to make contact with al-Qaeda before carrying out the massacre. Telegraph,

Take a look at Hasan's old mosque
Last Updated: 12:54 PM, November 7, 2009
Posted: 12:38 AM, November 7, 2009

What interpretation of Islam influ enced Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan? As often before, the trail leads to the official sect of Saudi Arabia -- known as Wahhabism to most of us of who denounce it.
Confronting the role of radical Islam here is not Islamophobic, but common sense -- and the first response moderate Muslims themselves will have.
Hasan, though born in America, refused to have his picture taken with women -- an attitude distinct to fundamentalist radicalism among Muslims. The Prophet Mohammed cautioned his followers that when they go to live in non-Muslim lands they must accept the laws and customs of their new home. Millions of American Muslims get their picture taken with women, even ones not their wives, and don't worry about it. To refuse such an elementary and even trivial act of courtesy sets Muslims apart -- and that is the aim of radicals
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Tarek Fatah: Spreading intolerance, one fatwah at a time
Posted: November 09, 2009, 8:00 AM by NP Editor
Tarerk Fatah
Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid is a well-known Saudi cleric who has a large following in Canada and the West. Like other so-called Islamic scholars, he maintains an active presence on the Internet, which he uses as a platform to tell young Muslim men and women how to lead proper Islamic lives. His Saudi-based Islamic web portal, Islam Q&A, caters to Muslim youth not just in English, but Mandarin, Cantonese, Turkish, Urdu, French, Spanish, Russian, Uyghur and of course Arabic. more

‘A Global Fault Line’
The retreat of Muslim moderates
. 11/07/09 newsweek

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