and other contributions made by islam
So many converts to Islam somehow get the crazy idea that Islam mandates warfare against unbelievers, and yet there is not a single program anywhere in the world in any mosque or Islamic school to teach converts to reject this understanding of Islam that the vast majority of Muslims ostensibly rejects.
“Miami federal judge sentences ISIS sympathizer to 10 years,” by Alfonso Chardy, Miami Herald, July 27, 2015 (thanks to Darcy):
Toronto Jewish community on alert after threats by hooded men taking photos of synagogue
ihadis? Non-Muslim Leftists? No way to be sure at this point, but the scream of “F–k Jews” suggests Islamic anti-Semitism more than just opposition to Israel. However, the hatred of Jews that these men harbor almost certainly derives from “Palestinian” jihad propaganda, which is rooted in the jihad imperative to “drive them out from where they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:191) and destroy Israel utterly.
“Toronto Jewish community on alert after threats by hooded men taking photos of synagogue,” by Toby Trompeter, National Post, July 28, 2015 (thanks to Stephen):
TORONTO — The greater Toronto Jewish community is disquieted and on the alert after three hooded men took photos and yelled threats outside a Thornhill synagogue.
York Regional Police received a call from Beth Avraham Yoseph of Toronto (BAYT) on Friday, according to Const. Laura Nicolle. That afternoon, alerts went out via email and social media from synagogues across the GTA.
“This past Wednesday night, three men with concealed faces were observed taking photos of BAYT,’’ read one alert posted to Facebook and viewed by more than 20,000 people. ‘‘When they were approached, they yelled “F— Jews. Watch!”, jumped into their black Volkswagen Golf and drove off. The car’s licence plates were covered. Unfortunately, they were out of range of the BAYT cameras. Please be alert when walking, especially near our shul, and be on the look-out for such vehicles and/or people.”
Janice Savage, a BAYT member for three years, said the synagogue has increased its security.
Eyewitness on Lesbos: Syrian refugees “not impoverished, hungry or thirsty”
translated from a letter in JP by a Danish female doctor and politician:
“My family and I were on Lesbos two months ago, and we met many boat refugees. We bought bread and water, which we handed out for two days. Then we found out, however, that the refugees were not impoverished, hungry or thirsty …
While one can only rejoice at Danish tourists’ thoughtfulness when they bring toys, sleeping bags, clothes, etc. to the refugees on Lesbos, these are not things that the refugees can use. They quickly leave via Athens for the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The refugees does not stay longer on Lesbos than one or two days, and they can only carry essentials on their further travel.
My experience is that over 80 percent of the boat people are young men about 20 years old. Many wear Rayban sunglasses and Nike caps (probably counterfeit goods). They are not shabbily dressed and do not need the presented clothes. I felt great empathy with this army of refugees, but after a few days more questions presented themselves. Where will all these men live? How many will integrate?
Why are Saudi Arabia not taking in Syrian refugees, when they have the same culture? Saudi Arabia is 50 times larger than Denmark. Its gross domestic product is one to one and a half times bigger as Denmark.
Saudi Arabia has both space and money enough to receive refugees. When a Syrian chooses to flee to Denmark, it would correspond to my father fleeing during World War II to Sudan instead of fleeing to Sweden.… Refugees should be in their neighborhood.”