In this episode,Tariq talks about the Stephen A Smith controversy
In this episode,Tariq talks about the Stephen A Smith controversy
This is odd. When non-Muslim analysts of jihad terror quote Qur’an 8:60, “strike fear [or terror] into the hearts of the enemies of Allah,” and other verses of the Qur’an like it, Islamic spokesmen in the West invariably charge that they’re taking it out of context, and that it only applies to a very limited situation in Muhammad’s day, and not to the present. Is Chicago imam Mohamed Elimam learning Islam from the writings of greasy Islamophobes?
“Chicago Imam Encourages Jihad against Israel,” MEMRI, n.d.:
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Director Ridley Scott’s new biblical blockbuster, Exodus: Gods and Kings, has come under fire for “whitewashing” African history, casting four white leads to tell a story of Israelities and Egyptians.
Sydney’s Joel Edgerton, a blue-eyed blond from Blacktown, has a shaved head and a deep tan to play the lead Egyptian role of pharaoh Ramses II.
A porcelain-pale Sigourney Weaver plays his mother, Queen Tuya.
US Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul features as Israelite leader Joshua and the English-born Christian Bale takes on the role of Moses.
Tariq Nasheed, a director of the race documentary series Hidden Colors, has campaigned against the film for “redefining history”.
“The storyline takes place in ancient Africa, but all the African Kings and Gods are portrayed by white actors and all the slaves, thieves and ‘lower class’ Egyptians are played by Black actors,” he wrote on Facebook
“When I saw they have Sigourney Weaver playing an African queen, I was done.”
A screenshot of the cast list on movie website IMDB, contrasting the roles of the black and white actors, has been retweeted more than 1100 times.
Some on Twitter have also taken aim at the set, particularly the nose on the Great Sphinx of Giza, saying it gives the statue a European profile.
The Exodus casting is the latest in a long Hollywood history of making actors play different ethnicities, no matter how much dark make-up is required.
Another Exodus actor, Englishman Ben Kinglsey, was rebuked for the heavy whole-body make-up he wore to play Gandhi, even though Kingsley has Indian heritage.
Anthony Hopkins went very orange as Shakespeare’s Moor Othello in a 1981 BBC production while Charlton Heston stood up for the right of a white actor to play a Eurasian role in Miss Saigon.
The US legend declared the casting block “obscenely racist” and resigned from the Actors Equity labour union in protest.
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Former pastor Robert Lyzenga, who admitted in Mayto hiding two video cameras inside a women’s restroom at a Lafayette church, was sentenced Friday to four years in prison followed by three years of probation.
Lyzenga, 58, pleaded guilty to allegations he surreptitiously recorded five women and five girls over the course of several months in 2011 and 2012.
One of Lyzenga’s parishioners discovered the cameras, which were disguised as air fresheners in the women’s bathroom just off the sanctuary at Sunrise Christian Reformed Church.
Investigators downloaded video footage from the devices and located files on Lyzenga’s computers. They determined that the pastor had not only viewed the videos but also edited some of the footage, according to a sentencing summary released by Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington.
Video of a 16-year-old girl had been edited to include “slow-motion replays showing her exposed pubic area,” the document states.
Lyzenga also possessed still images derived from the footage.
Detectives noted that the cameras were repositioned multiple times. One video was captured by a camera outside the restroom stalls; another was recorded from the ceiling, looking down into the stalls.
Lyzenga said when he pleaded guilty that he’d never intended to record children. Learning that young girls had found their way in front of his predatory lens didn’t stop him, though, from continuing to download and review the footage.
His youngest victim was 5 years old.
He repositioned the cameras more times than he could recall, all the while continuing to lead a congregation of about 200 people, until he was caught in April 2012.
Lyzenga’s fall from grace hurled the congregation into tumult, and about a tenth of the church’s regular attendees left.
Considering the pastor’s position of trust, the young age of the victims and repetitive nature of the offenses, Judge Randy Williams of Tippecanoe Superior Court 1 determined that the aggravating factors in Lyzenga’s case outweighed the mitigating factors, even though the defendant pleaded guilty and had no criminal history.
Williams could have sentenced Lyzenga to a maximum of 10 years and minimum of two years. He settled on a seven-year sentence.
Lyzenga was also ordered to have no contact with any of the 10 victims. He was ordered to pay a number of fines and abide by special probation conditions for adult sex offenders.
SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Oakland County prosecutors are fighting the release of a 58-year-old Southfield woman admitted she shot her lover over his performance in bed.
Sadie Bell was convicted in April of assault with intent to do great bodily harm for shooting her boyfriend, Edward Lee, in the stomach in January of 2013 — but she’s now been granted bond pending an appeal.
According to Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton, Bell admitted she had sex with Lee at her apartment, then shot him over his poor performance. She also accused Lee of cheating.
“The underlying facts in this are a little bizarre,” Walton told WWJ’s Sandra McNeil, “in that the defendant in this case was having a 15 year affair with the victim, Mr. Lee.
“She was upset with him,” Walton said, “after a sexual act that she felt he wasn’t performing adequately and accused him then of having an affair, and then took out a gun and shot him.”
Walton said Bell made a “very graphic”, detailed statement to police explaining why she shot her lover.
“She stated that she knew he was having an affair because he wasn’t producing enough ejaculate,” Walton explained. “She also said to the police some very graphic things about how she expected him to perform, she was a cheap date, she liked sex, she expected him to be able to do what he’s promised; and she said, in essence, to quote her, she was pissed off, so she shot him.”
Bell was sentenced to 20 months to 10 years in prison for the assault and another two years on a gun charge; but her attorney filed a motion to get her out on bond pending appeal — and, “strangely” Walton said, the court granted it.
Walton believes Bell, who allegedly shot another man — her husband — back in 1991, should remain behind bars as she’s a risk to public safety.
Prosecutors are appealing the bond ruling.
“She has demonstrated that her past behavior is…to act out in violence, not necessarily with reason,” Walton said. “A normal person would walk away from situation when they felt they were being cheated on or leave — not take out a gun and shoot someone.”
The court ordered a $10,000 cash bond, which Bell hadn’t posted as of Thursday.
Walton said Lee, who suffered wounds to his colon and pancreas, nearly died and was hospitalized for six weeks . He remains in recovery.
No charges were brought against Walton in the 1991 shooting.
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The demonstration and vigil, organized by the Jewish Defense League, for the three slain Israeli Yeshiva (Jewish religious school) students across the road from Palestine House on July 3, 2014 resulted in violence and physical injury to several participants.
Supporters of the Palestine House using wooden sticks attacked the Jewish and non Jewish protesters, injuring few, including one who was taken to hospital. Following Police investigation charges were laid against two of the pro Palestinian attackers.
Dr. Nazih Khatatba, editor of the Toronto-based Meshwar newspaper and a member of the Palestine House in Mississauga argued that situation was on verge of “massacre” had the Police not intervened in time with large forces.
The following are excerpts from the editorial (Issue 108, July 11 2014, page 6, translated from Arabic) penned by Dr. Nazih Khatatba, who is also a former senior official of the Palestinian Authority (1994-2002):
“The hostile position of the Conservative government and the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, towards the Palestinian people and its legitimate rights of resistance, are not new and likewise its absolute bias to the Israeli right wing, and the covering over the war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation forces and the settlers’ gangs.
“It [the Conservative government] gives the Jewish lobby [meaning The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs – CIJA] a free hand to control the Canadian policy and to run it in a way that serves its interests and the interests of Israel.
“It [the Conservative government] even allows terrorist Jewish organizations, such as the Jewish Defense League [JDL], to operate freely in Canada in contrast to most countries in the world, which regard it as a terrorist organization.
“This policy encouraged the members of the [Meir] Kahane gang to attack the head office of the Palestine House last Thursday [July 3, 2014] in Mississauga, and to terrorize the children and the Palestinian families, who were defending the head office.
“The members of this group brag that they are behind the [decision] of the Conservative government to defund the educational programs, which were held at the head office, because it [the Palestine House] carries out anti Israeli activities.
“Had the Police not intervened with very large forces, a massacre [مذبحة] would have occurred, as the Palestinians were very provoked, because of the slogans and the slurs uttered by the members of the gang, who arrived riding motorcycles and dressed with chauvinistic clothing and who refused to abide by the instructions of the Police to refrain from parking their motorcycles next to the Palestine House.”
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday.
The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.
The officials, described in police reports as the mosque’s imam and amir, dragged the victim to the rear of the mosque, and attempted to chop off his hand with a machete, according to a police statement.
He sustained a severe laceration to his right wrist, and was transported to a nearby hospital by medics.
Officers served a search warrant on Thursday on the mosque, located in a house in the city’s Overbrook section, where they arrested Merv Mitchell, also known as Mabul Shoatz. They recovered a 2-foot-long machete from the scene.
The mosque’s imam, an unidentified 35-year-old male, has not yet been located, police said.
Mitchell was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and related offenses.