Manfred Kleine-Hartlage
8 minutes ago

Der Islam als Dschihadsystem – Gespräch mit Cassandra Sommer

Diesmal spreche ich mit der Unternehmerin Cassandra Sommer, die auch als Videobloggerin „Fräulein Freiheit“ bekannt ist.

Es geht um ein Thema, das leider zunehmend aktuell wird, nämlich um den Islam und die fortschreitende Islamisi

#BcherDesHerausgebers #Interview #Islam #Dschihad #Dschihadsystem #FruleinFreiheit #Islam

4 hours ago

Islam and gender in colonial northeast Africa

📍 Biblioteca Amilcar Cabral
📅 martedì, 12 dicembre (18:00)

Incontro con in occasione della presentazione del libro di Silvia Bruzzi, Islam
and gender in colonial northeast Africa: Sitti 'Alawiyya, the uncrowned queen,
Brill, 2018.
Dialogano con l’autrice Lucia Sorbera e Francesca Biancani

In Islam and Gender in Colonial Northeast Africa Silvia Bruzzi fornisce un
resoconto dei movimenti islamici e delle dinamiche di genere nel contesto del
dominio coloniale nell’Africa nordorientale. Il filo conduttore del libro è la
vita di Sittī 'Alawiyya al-Mīrġanī (1892-1940), la rappresentante di un ordine
sufi transnazionale radicato nella regione del Mar Rosso. Utilizzando un'ampia
gamma di materiali storici frammentari, Silvia Bruzzi ci offre non solo una
storia sociale dell'incontro tra sufi locali e colonialisti italiani nella
Colonia Eritrea, ma anche un più ampio resoconto storico delle dinamiche
sovraregionali che coinvolgono il Mar Rosso, l'entroterra etiope e la regio

Islam and gender in colonial northeast Africa

Signs of the Times – December 2023

The Inevitable Takeover: Digital Identity and Total Control Is Coming
Church of England’s split deepens
Jesus as a recruiting sergeant for Russia’s war effort
Anti Christian hate crimes rise in Europe
Islam’s assault on the West

#antichristianattacks #CBDC #churchofengland #declineofthewest #DigitalCurrencies #europe #EuropeanParliament #globaldigitalcontrol #identitywallets #islam #russia #samesexmarriageverdict #War

12 hours ago

Åkesson om att riva & avlyssna moskéer i sitt tal på Sverigedemokraternas landsdagar 2023. Utforska mitt perspektiv på detta kontroversiella ämne och hur det påverkar vårt samhälle i mitt senaste blogginlägg.

#svpol #politik #islam #religion

DER SPIEGEL | inoffiziell
1 day ago
Der Hamas-Terror und der Krieg in Gaza haben antisemitische Vorurteile offengelegt. Muslime stehen besonders im Fokus – und besonders unter Druck, sich zu distanzieren. Es ist auch die Stunde der islamistischen Prediger.#Islamisten #Stimmenfang #PodcastsvomSPIEGEL #MuslimeinDeutschland #Islam #Salafisten #DeutscheIslamkonferenz #Religion #RecepTayyipErdogan #Türkei #NecmettinErbakan #Deutschland
Hetze auf TikTok und den Straßen: Wie Islamisten die muslimische Gemeinschaft spalten
Rabi'a Elizabeth
1 day ago

#Muslim sisters and brothers: Do you know of any first person #Hajj accounts or memoirs?

Other than that of Malcolm X of course.

#Islam #Pilgrimages #Memoirs


Die Bundesregierung will die Entsendung von Imamen aus der Türkei nach Deutschland beenden. Imam-Ausbildungsexperte Bülent Ucar warnt vor einem großen Risiko bei diesem Plan von Nancy Faeser (SPD). Und davor, nur auf Deradikalisierung zu achten: Auch ein anderes „Signal“ sei wichtig.#Frigelj-Kristian #Imame #Islam #Islamismus #Erdogan #RecepTayyip #Antisemitismus #Hamas #DITIBTürkisch-IslamischeUnionderAnstaltfürReligion #Türkei #BülentUcar #Osnabrück #NancyFaeser #SPD #Israel #JudenEuropa #Ägypten #Imam #Reise
Imame: „Dann könnte es häufiger vorkommen, dass radikale Prediger die Moschee übernehmen“

A western diplomat I recently met in #Indonesia mentioned how frustrated he gets that actions by individual residents
in their country, like burning a Quran (terrible, but ones that, in a democracy government cannot stop), cause mass protests & huge headaches for them around the world, while the widespread destruction of Mosques, criminalizing #Islam & closing ancient #Muslim shrines by the #Chinese government gets a pass.

I, too, wonder why.

DER SPIEGEL | inoffiziell
2 days ago
Seit dem Massaker der Hamas in Israel ist die islamistische Szene zurück auf deutschen Straßen – Fanatiker, die Religion mit Krieg verwechseln. Wer steckt dahinter? Und was unternimmt der Rechtsstaat dagegen?#Israel-Gaza-Krieg-Videos #Israel-Gaza-Krieg #Antisemitismus #Hamas #Salafisten #Islam #Polizei #PolizeiNordrhein-Westfalen #Verfassungsschutz #BundesamtfürVerfassungsschutz #LandesämterfürVerfassungsschutz #Deutschland
Islamisten in Deutschland: Religiöse Fanatiker und ihr Propagandakrieg
Nur wenige arabische Intellektuelle warnen den Westen so eindringlich vor dem Islamismus wie Boualem Sansal. Hier analysiert der Algerier die wahre Macht des Korans – und die moralische Schuld der Linken an der Radikalisierung der Muslime.#Sansal #Boualem #Meister-Martina #Islam #Linksparteien #Terrorismus #Hamas #IsraelHamas-AngriffaufIsrael #7Oktober2023
Haltung zum Islamismus: „Die Linke ist ein Relikt der alten Weltordnung“
2 days ago

Islamophobia: By Lewis Amselem twitter/@TheDiplomad

When George Orwell wrote about how the masters of the universe in his dystopian 1984 continually shrunk the dictionary in an effort to remove dangerous words, he was onto something very profound.

The word for today is "Islamophobia."

What does that word mean? Just as, presumably, one can have a fear of heights, open spaces, tight spaces, dogs, or clowns, one can have a fear of Islam.

When lefties throw around the word, it is to imply that the fear of Islam is as irrational as the fear, say, of walking under a ladder. In other words, it being a phobia, one can address it with lots of therapy and rehab, as is the case with most other phobias.

Is it, however, irrational to have a "fear of Islam"?

Let's put "phobia" in context, and ask, whether it would have been irrational for a Cossack or a Ukrainian in 1930s USSR to have a fear, a phobia, if you must, of the Communist Party, and of Joe Stalin?

Would we judge a "Communistaphobe" under those conditions as an irrational, hate-filled person? Would we see a Jew, a Gypsy, or a Jehovah's Witness in 1930s Germany as the holder of an irrational phobia if he or she expressed a fear of Nazis?

Would therapy and censorship have helped the sufferers of those "irrational" phobias? Would it have helped for Winston Churchill not to express open disdain for both Communism and Nazism? Was Churchill helping make "phobia" of Nazism and Communism a respectable irrationality?

Was he making it impossible for us to understand the Nazis and the Communists and to have a peaceful accommodation with them and their ideology? Should we have reached out to the "moderate" Nazis? Rudolf Hess, misunderstood messenger of peace . . . right.

Let's look around the world, and ask "Who is not an Islamophobe?" The world is full to the rafters with Islamophobes. I wonder if the people slaughtered at Charlie Hebdo and in the kosher market had a bout of Islamophobia just before the AK rounds put an end to those thoughts?

What about the people in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi or in the villages of Nigeria? Guess what? Huge numbers of Islamophobes live lives of utter misery and horror in the Islamic world. I lived for years in Muslim countries, and met countless Muslims terrified of Islam, especially women and budding intellectuals.

Let us not forget that in the long and bloody history of the Religion of Peace, the greatest number, by far, of Islam's victims have come from the ranks of Muslims. Nobody massacres Muslims as frequently and as copiously as other Muslims following the dictates of Islam.

The question, however, and in truth, that we should be examining is not "Who fears Islam?" Everybody does. Yes, everybody, or at least any person who has the capacity for rational thought.

It, however, should not be whether we fear Islam, but what are going to do about the threat that it poses? Shall we do as the progressives want us to do, reach out, better said, submit to Islam, and give in to our fears?

Rest assured that nobody fears Islam more than the people who tell us we should learn to "coexist" with Islam, that we should have the Muslim call to prayer broadcast from the cathedral towers at Duke University, that we must avoid "offensive" words such as "bacon" and "pork" in our books, etc.

It is the progressives who are the biggest Islamophobes, because quite literally, they fear Islam and give in to the "phobia."

In the past, we came to fear the Nazis, the Fascists, the radical Shintoists, and, eventually, the Communists. We did not give in to our fears, we fought back, and, oh yes, we won.

You bet I fear Islam. It is the first step to rational thought about Islam.

#Islam #Religion #atheism

Sepideh Farsi legt einen eindringlichen Animationsfilm über die Zeit nach der Iranischen Revolution und den Iran-Irak-Krieg vor.#Iran #IranischeRevolution #Krieg #Islamismus #Islam #Animation #Film #Kultur
Animationsfilm „Die Sirene“: Wenn der Krieg in die Stadt kommt


#Rabbi #MichelSerfaty: „Aber wenn der Mensch nicht das Abbild #Gott​es ist, kann er keinen #Frieden schließen. Da hat der #Islam noch viel Arbeit vor sich.“

Der Rabbi irrt. Nicht der Mensch ist ein Abbild Gottes, sondern Götter sind Abbilder der Menschen, auch #Jehova, #Allah, #Quetzalcoatl.

#Xenophanes von Kolophon hatte schon vor 2500 Jahren verstanden, daß Götter von den Menschen geschaffen wurden, nicht umgekehrt: „Wenn die #Pferd​e Götter hätten, sähen sie wie Pferde aus“


Sinistra Libertaria
3 days ago

#Trapani, Casa del Popolo: Venerdì appuntamento con Antonio Bica, autore di #Islam e #Jihad

Dettagli sull’evento e qualche anticipazione su argomenti trattati su #SinistraLibertaria , al link :

Locandina dibattito sull'Islam
Biziday 📰
3 days ago

⚖️#CurteaDeJustiție a 🇪🇺#UE a decis că autoritățile publice le pot interzice angajaților să poarte simboluri religioase, precum hijabul (eșarfa ☪️#islam‎ică), la locul de muncă.


#Știri #UniuneaEuropeană

DER SPIEGEL | inoffiziell
3 days ago
Ein Gerichtsurteil stärkt Behörden, die Mitarbeiterinnen das Tragen eines Kopftuches untersagen – selbst wenn diese keinen Publikumskontakt haben. Das sei nicht diskriminierend, wenn religiöse Zeichen allgemein verboten sind.#Islam #Arbeitsrecht #SogehtArbeit-ArbeitsrechtimAlltag
Europäischer Gerichtshof: Behörden dürfen Mitarbeiterinnen Kopftuch verbieten

Isam B er blevet radikaliseret.... 😵‍💫Krigen mellem #israel og #Hamas er slet ikke så sort og hvid...

#islam #IsraelPalestineconflict

Nínro Ruíz Peña
3 days ago

“Comenzaron a gritar: 'Allah Akbar [Alá es el Más Grande], estos son los enemigos de nuestro profeta Mahoma”. #noticiascristianas2023 #noticias2023 #musulmanes #islam #cristianosperseguidos #uganda

euronews DE | inoffiziell
3 days ago
Allerdings stehe es Verwaltungen auch frei, diese zu erlauben, so der Präsident des Gerichtshofs in Luxemburg.#Gericht #Glaubensfreiheit #Islam #EuropäischeUnion
Gerichtshof der EU: Verwaltungen dürfen Mitarbeitern religiöse Symbole verbieten
3 days ago

#Kitchener's misunderstanding of #Islam ➡️
— monolithic homogenous bloc controlled by the #Caliph &
— blind spot toward the #Shia-#Sunni divide
were magnified by his failure to understand the constitutional nature of #Islamic society.

In choosing Grand Sharif #Hussein as the #Arabian #Caliph, the #British intention was only to prop up the "Pope" of Islam, and through that Islamic papacy, control #Britain's #muslim subjects all over the world.



Arawak Spike
3 days ago

Mohamed Hussein the 24 year old Egyptian NYC halal cart vendor explains his altercation with #Stuart_Soldwitz!


The Japan Times
3 days ago
David on Formosa
3 days ago

Elaine Pearson of @humanrightswatch discusses China's "mosque consolidation" policy. The policy has been used to close, demolish or repurpose mosques as part of a state policy to repress the practice of Islam



#China #HumanRights #Islam

4 days ago

Nabi ﷺ bersabda "Orang yang cerdik adalah orang yang banyak memperingati mati dan bersiap sedia menghadapinya manakala orang yang bodoh adalah orang yang hidup hanya untuk menuruti hawa nafsunya". Hadith riwayat Muslim. #Hadith #Islam #Muslim

4 days ago

⬆️ At the #ThievesBanquet, #Britain coyly agreed to let #Russia swallow #Constantinople.

After the war, #Kitchener worried that once Russia got Constantinople, it would use the #Caliphate and plot to destroy the #British Empire.

So he wanted to:

1. Cut a swath through #Mesopotamia (#Iraq) into #India

2. Choose an #Arabian Caliph, without regard to #Shia-#Sunni divide in #Islam

He thought since #Mohammad was Arabian, so should his successor. This has rubbed #Shia #Iran & #Iraq the wrong way

4 days ago

Impetus for #Kitchener's desire to "capture #Islam" in #MiddleEast in #WWI was rooted in his inability to understand that #societiesAreNotHomogenous.

There was a time when Britain ruled over half of world's #muslims in #Africa & #India, and Kitchener believed Islam as a homogenous, single centralized entity controlled by the #Caliph#Mohammad's successor.

This perception probably grew out of the fact that #Turkish #Sultan had immense sway over muslims far away in India.


ABC Feeds
4 days ago

'You're going to go to hell': How Lujayn reconciled veganism with her Muslim identity
By Anna Levy

Australians of faith who want to eat less meat can sometimes find themselves torn between their religious identity and environmentalism.

#Religion #Christianity #Judaism #Islam #OtherReligions #ClimateChange #EnvironmentalImpact #DietandNutrition #Agribusiness #SustainableandAlternativeFarming #AnnaLevy

Jacek Staszczuk
4 days ago

Zamordował nauczyciela. Odciął mu głowę. Groził następnymi morderstwami. Grozi mu … 2,5 roku więzienia 😕 Takie rzeczy tylko w „cudownej” Francji… #islam #morderca #Francja

ABC Feeds
4 days ago

Six teens in French court over alleged connection with beheading of school teacher

Teacher Samuel Paty had shown his pupils caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression, angering some Muslim parents.

#Crime #Stabbings #Terrorism #Homicide #Islam #Police #Religion #UnrestConflictandWar #LawCrimeandJustice

While we are waiting to find out if the wave of "Tiktok discovers the #BinLaden letter" is real, fake or a false flag op by 4chan and the Qanon trolls, It seems like there is a new trend of tiktokers converting to #Islam.

Take this one for instance.
Is this real or parody? Can we even tell at this point? Is Allah punishing us with an eternal string of Poe's Law dilemmas for leaving unwashed dishes in the sink for too long?

Rabi'a Elizabeth
4 days ago

Back when I still lived in Massachusetts, I knew an older guy in the Twelve Step rooms.

Before his recovery, he had a brief career as a hood, at a time when organized crime hadn't yet been successfully infiltrated.

He used to talk about the assassins of his acquaintance. Some of them would commit literal bloody murder, then head to the nearest restaurant for a big dinner, which they apparently enjoyed with gusto.

I think of that story often whenever I hear of rampant #Amorality, like #Genocide.

The explanation in the #Quran is the only one that makes sense to me.

بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Al-Baqarah 2:7

خَتَمَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَىٰ سَمْعِهِمْۖ وَعَلَىٰٓ أَبْصَٰرِهِمْ غِشَٰوَةٌۖ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ

English - Yusuf Ali

Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur).

#Evil #Islam #Guidance


5 days ago

The Quran: A book of hate literature:

A Pentagon briefing paper in 2006, titled “Motivations of Muslim Suicide Bombers”, pointed to the Quran as the main source of the pathological hatred that fills the mind and heart of every Muslim suicide bomber.

But the White House has always defended the position that Muslim terrorists are a tiny minority of heretics, “…who follow a perverted interpretation of Islam.

One of the most critical pieces of information Western politicians have always tried to bury under the rug is the fact that the barbarism committed by Muslim radicals has involved diverse ethnic groups of Muslim fundamentalists, from India to Israel to Indonesia to Spain to England, etc.

Quran and Hadith are a cohesive source that motivates all of them to commit such atrocities.

Western politicians cling to the myth that “Islam is a religion of peace”.

In every continent of this planet, in madrasas mostly funded by Saudi Arabia, Muslim children are fed the poisonous venom of hatred by the compulsory reading of “ Jews as ‘apes’ and Christians as ‘pigs’“.

Here are a few verses from well over 150 verses spread over hundreds of pages in the Quran to incite in the name of Allah acts of violence directed against Jews and Christians.

Know that we send down to the unbelievers (Jews and Christians) Devils who incite them to evil. Therefore have patience: their days are numbered. (Quran 19:87)

This verse is often chanted during the beheading rituals we have on radical Islamic websites. For the pious Muslim beheading his defenceless hostage, it is an act of heroic proportion, because he is slaughtering the Devil incarnated in the human form of an Infidel.

Satan has gained possession of the People of The Book (Jews and Christians) and caused them to forget Allah’s warnings. They are the confederates of Satan; Satan’s confederates shall assuredly be lost in hell. The Believers are the confederates of Allah (Hizbollah), and Allah’s confederates shall surely triumph. (Quran 58:19)

Another verse is recited frequently in the background of beheading rituals, to reinforce the view that by slaughtering Christians and Jews, a pious Muslim is killing Satan, not an innocent captive.

We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers (Jews and Christians). They serve other Gods for whom no sanction has been revealed. Hell shall be their home; dismal indeed is the dwelling place of the evil-doers. (Quran 3:149)

A verse often used by Wahhabist radicals to encourage Muslims to kill indiscriminately innocent children, women, and seniors attending a wedding or using the public transit system.

After all, Jews and Christians worship gods that have not been sanctioned by the Allah of Islam, and they are all classified as evil-doers who shall perish in an earthly hell of Muslim design, make, and timing.

Do you fear the unbelievers (Jews and Christians)? Surely Allah is more worthy of your fear. If you are true believers make war on them; Allah will chastise them through you and humble them. He will grant you victory over them and heal the spirit of the faithful. (Quran 9:14)

Wahhabist preachers exploit this passage extensively to remind Muslim followers that Allah’s will for the believer is very clear; his or her primary religious duty should be to wage war on Jewish and Christian unbelievers, and thus impose on the kuffar Allah’s agenda for the salvation of humanity.

Cast into hell every hardened unbeliever, every opponent from the people of the book (Jews and Christians), and every doubting transgressor who has set up another God besides Allah. Hurl him into the fierce tormenting flames of hell. (Quran 50:21)

Jews do not worship Allah. They worship Adonai and Elohim… Christians are no better. Their Allah is known as Christ.

Suicide bombers use this verse to justify the blowing up of their explosive charges on buses and in a variety of public places frequented by Jews and Christians.

By becoming a shaheed (Arabic for martyr) and securing a place in Allah’s heavenly kingdom, the suicide bomber is hurling his victims (hardened unbelievers) into the fierce tormenting flames of hell.

Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews… (Quran 5:82)

Believers, do not make friends with any men other than your own people. They will spare no pains to corrupt you. They desire nothing but your ruin. Their hatred is clear from what they say, but more violent is the hatred which their breasts conceal. (Quran 3:117)

For a Wahhabist, the noblest religious duty is to exterminate from this planet the Jews, who have not honoured their covenant with Allah, and have refused to accept his messenger Muhammad as “The last of the monotheistic prophets”.

If scholars and academics thought that Mein Kampf, written by the psychopath Adolf Hitler, was the first literature demonizing and dehumanising Jews, they should go for an in-depth study of the Quran before making such claims.

The key obstacle preventing law enforcement agencies from terminating the activities of radical Muslim preachers who casually disseminate the venom of hatred in their mosques is not the lack of incriminating statements made to indoctrinate young minds, and very critical for securing convictions in a court of law.

The critical problem centers on the reality that law enforcement agencies cannot use hate laws to jail, or deport radical Muslim preachers, without the consent of the politicians who often dismiss Islamic fanaticism and hatred as the act of misguided naive individuals who are experiencing difficulties adapting to the Western way of life.

A politician who for the sake of political correctness refuses to believe in the math put forward by scholars and Western intelligence agencies after studying the finances and numbers of Muslim students attending Muslim madrassas (religious schools) all over the globe: “About 15% of the 1.8 billion Muslims in the world are now fundamentalists. That’s about 270 million Muslim zealots scattered over the world…” ready to cast into the fierce fire of hell Jews and Christians who for centuries have rejected the revelations of the prophet Muhammad.

Only a politician willing to bury his head in the sand will consider 270 million radicals as “a few” misguided individuals.

Any person with a sound mind will acknowledge that 270 million Muslim zealots represent a serious threat, especially when they have openly displayed a strong commitment to ruining the Western world to perform a religious duty clearly stated in the Quran.

Leave to me those who deny this revelation. We will lead them step by step to their ruin, in ways beyond their knowledge. (Quran 68:41)

The early history of Islam could be dismissed as fabrications by later generations of Muslim authors entrusted with the task of protecting the vested interests of the ruling Caliphs.

With a worldwide population of 1.8 billion Muslims, the annual amount of zakat (tithing), issued forth from this global body easily reaches some billions of dollars.

Islam’s entrenched power structure has no intention of relinquishing its grip upon this financial windfall.

Islam’s power players would risk losing everything rather than engage in the travails of actually earning a living through physical exertion.

The most basic vested interests of many Islamic clerics and scholars militate directly against any substantial reformation.

Discontinuing the compulsory aspect of financing jihad through zakat would eliminate a prime mover in terms of motivating Muslim charity.

#islam #religion #politics #civilization

5 days ago

Dutch newly elected Prime Minister of the Netherlands 🇳🇱 explains the incompatibility of Islam with Western civilisation and the grave threat that Islam poses to the secular, democratic and free world.

#Netherlands against #Islam, because Islam is against civilization, freedom and progress.


Ja, die paar Schäfchen könnte der/die jeweilige #Schamane​/​#Schamanin auch persönlich anrufen.

Hier in #Berlin haben wird noch ca. 12 % #evangelisch​e und 7 % #katholisch​e Christʔinnʔen.

Weiterhin noch 8 % #muslimisch​er, 1 % #jüdisch​er und 1 % sonstiger Religionen. Wobei ich bei den Zahlen für den #Islam skeptisch bin. Es sind viel mehr Migrantʔinnʔen aus muslimisch dominierten Ländern säkular oder atheistisch eingestellt als oft angenommen wird.

The Japan Times
5 days ago

Sadiq Khan has seen a lot in his seven years as London mayor: Brexit, a pandemic and five prime ministers. Yet it’s a war more than 3,500 kilometers away that could have the most profound effect on the diverse city. #worldnews #politics #london #uk #israelhamaswar #religion #islam #judaism #sadiqkhan

Dr. Michael Blume
5 days ago

@Nasenhorst Stimme nicht nur zu, sondern sehe 1 direkte Mit-Verantwortung durch unsere fossile Gier auch für die arabische & islamische Krise: "Bis heute finanzieren wir durch Gasimporte etwa den Hamas-Verbündeten Katar und beziehen über den Zwischenhändler Indien weiterhin russisches und iranisches Öl. Wir bezahlen täglich jene antisemitische Propaganda, Raketen und Terrorangriffe gegen Israel und Ukraine mit, die wir dann lautstark beklagen." #Antisemitismus #Islam #Wir

It is ok to criticize the #government of #Israeli: that is a matter of policy, and bad policy at that.

It is ok to criticize #Hamas: they are a #terrorist group, and one that murders civilians at that.

It is ok to criticize #Judaism, #Islam, #Christianity, and #Atheism, intellectually, as perspectives on #religion, as long as we understand that these are diverse groups where adherents have vastly different ideas of doctrine and practice.

It is never ok to criticize someone for the arbitrary group they were born into, nor for what other supposed members of a group they're a part of do, or any other case where it's not a direct result of being members of said group.

Members of groups are individuals, and are responsible only for what they do and say, not for what others do and say. It does no good to ask someone to answer for the actions of another, unless they're actively advocating for that person.

6 days ago

“I don’t know if he did that, but it was a fast way of saying he took Egypt.” — Ridley Scott

Would have been far more interesting and timely if Ridley Scott hired John Tolan (“Faces of Muhammad”) as an advisor on the life of Napoleon… Juan Cole would have also saved him couple of embarrassing scenes.

“Napoleon had an idealised, bookish, Enlightenment vision of Islam as pure monotheism: indeed, the failure of his Egyptian expedition owed partly to his idea of Islam being quite different from the religion of Cairo’s ulama. Yet Napoleon was not alone in seeing himself as a new Muhammad: Goethe enthusiastically proclaimed that the emperor was the ‘Mahomet der Welt’ (Muhammad of the world), and the French author Victor Hugo portrayed him as a ‘Mahomet d’occident’ (Muhammad of the West). Napoleon himself, at the end of his life, exiled on Saint Helena and ruminating on his defeat, wrote about Muhammad and defended his legacy as a ‘great man who changed the course of history’. Napoleon’s Muhammad, conqueror and lawgiver, persuasive and charismatic, resembles Napoleon himself – but a Napoleon who was more successful, and certainly never exiled to a cold windswept island in the South Atlantic.”

Muhammad: an anticlerical hero of the European Enlightenment

Juan Cole on Ridley Scott's depiction of Napoleon in Egypt

See also (French):

John Tolan - Le Coran de Napoléon:

Napoléon, ce nouveau prophète !


Rabi'a Elizabeth
6 days ago

Late #Autumn in the garden of the Mezquita Mayor in #Granada, looking across to the #Alhambra

#Islam #Spain

Square photo, red rose with green leaves as the focus. In near middle ground, the top of a wrought iron fence and stone wall are visible. In the background on a hill rises the guard tower of the Alhambra palace, the seat of the medieval Nasrid Muslim caliphate of al-Andalus.
Yahia Lababidi
6 days ago

"My heart is now capable of taking on all forms.
It is a pasture for gazelles and a monastery for monks,
a temple for idols, and the Kaaba for pilgrims.
It is the tables of the Torah, the book of the Koran,
it practices the religion of love wherever its caravans take it.
#Love is my faith, my #religion."

— Ibn Arabi

#religion #poetry #spirituality #Islam

1 week ago

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." (USA 1776)

Self-evident. Hmm. And what if Allah was their Creator? (NL 2023)
#PVV #Wilders #ISLAM #DNA

Darnell Clayton :verified:
1 week ago

It appears as if some parties are entertaining the idea of forming an alliance with the hard right party. I am not sure what concessions will be made (PVV will probably have to drop their anti #Islam rhetoric & proposals), but I assume immigration will become more restrictive under the new government.


Rabi'a Elizabeth
1 week ago

#Halaqa book club forming! First up is The Book Of Assistance by Imam al-Haddad. Direct message me for info.

#Islam #Muslims #SacredKnowledge #Sunni


1 week ago
Yahia Lababidi
1 week ago

'One hour's meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.'

— Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

#Islam #meditation #religion #spirituality #faith #mystery #life

Darnell Clayton :verified:
1 week ago

First #Argentina 🇦🇷 & now #Netherlands 🇳🇱 is embracing the hard right, with #GeertWilders (who is not fond of #Islam ☪️) celebrating his party becoming the biggest in the legislature.

👉🏾 European far right celebrates as exit poll puts Wilders’ party in front – as it happened

Good news: I believe #Wilders will be unable to build a coalition with the other parties. Bad news: they will have to take Wilders threat seriously.

David on Formosa
1 week ago

“The Chinese government’s closure, destruction, and repurposing of mosques is part of a systematic effort to curb the practice of Islam in China.” - Maya Wang, @humanrightswatch

#China #Islam #HumanRights

1 week ago

Sudan refugees detail second wave of bloody ethnic purge by Arab forces.
"Survivors described large-scale killings of Masalit captives at a soccer field and a bridge in the regional capital. As assaults mount, some fear a possible partition of the country."

Sudan refugees detail second wave of bloody ethnic purge by Arab forces
Yahia Lababidi
1 week ago

@KarenWyld Yes, just read that & it’s some relief. But I wonder if he says outloud what others think & this explains why Josh Paul, Director of Department of State recently resigned.

Are racism & Islamophobia built into US foreign policy & security? Judging by the news, it would seem so…

#palestine #palestinians #gaza #war #racism #Islam #Islamophobia #racism

1 week ago

Faeser fordert von Islamverbänden Bekenntnis gegen Antisemitismus

Innenministerin Faeser hat muslimische Verbände zu einer klaren Haltung gegen Antisemitismus aufgefordert. Zum Auftakt der Islamkonferenz in Berlin warnte sie ebenfalls vor Muslimfeindlichkeit in Deutschland.


#Islam #Islamkonferenz #Faeser #Antisemitismus #Muslime

Yahia Lababidi
1 week ago

In medieval Times, the “Star of David” was not solely a #Jewish symbol, but also an Islamic one known as “Khatam Suleiman” or “Seal of Solomon” (Suleiman is the #Arabic form for Solomon the son of King David or Dawood in Arabic) and was extremely popular as an #Islamic symbol especially among the followers of the Hanafi Islamic Madhab and most notably among Turkish beyliks of Anatolia

#Islam #history

2 weeks ago

House #Speaker Mike Johnson sits on the board of a Christian publishing house that suggested getting “monkeypox” was “an inevitable and appropriate penalty” for being #gay and that Barack #Obama was rumored to be the Antichrist because of his “leanings toward #Islam.”

Don Trueten :antifa:
2 weeks ago

Bekenntnisse eines Ex-Zionisten:

Mein Judentum wird das Massengemetzel in Gaza nicht dulden

Oakland, Ca. (Special to Informed Comment; Feature) - Ich trauere um die Menschen in #Israel und #Palästina, die beide von ihren eigenen Regierungen und #Führungen missbraucht und terrorisiert werden. Die #Hamas ist keine legitime Regierung und sie ist nicht der #Islam. Der #Zionismus ist nicht das #Judentum. Die Hamas und die israelische Regierung haben das Leben ihres eigenen Volkes als Schachfiguren in einem groben politischen Spiel benutzt. Mit der Zerstörung des Gazastreifens, die so schlimm war wie die Zerstörung Dresdens im Zweiten Weltkrieg, hat die israelische Regierung schnell jegliche diplomatische und weltweite Sympathie verspielt, die sie durch die #Ermordung von 1.200 unschuldigen Israelis durch die Hamas und die #Entführung von 240 weiteren Personen gewonnen hatte. Infolge der #Kriegsverbrechen eines eindeutig zionistischen Staates stehen #Juden in der ganzen Welt vor einem noch nie dagewesenen moralischen #Dilemma.

Die Videos von Hunderten unschuldiger, friedlicher Israelis, die bei einem #Musikfestival brutal ermordet und entführt wurden, waren entsetzlich. Zu wissen, dass die Hamas an diesem Tag an 21 weiteren Orten ähnliche Verbrechen gegen die #Menschlichkeit begangen hat, ist mehr als wütend und herzzerreißend. Da möchte jeder hart zurückschlagen. Aber politisches Kapital lässt sich durch ein gewisses Maß an Zurückhaltung gewinnen, und #Bibi kennt so etwas nicht. Es ist nicht weniger wahnsinnig und wütend zu sehen, wie Bibis Regierung mit zehnfacher Gewalt zurückschlägt und aus 20.000 Fuß Entfernung zehnmal so viele Frauen, Kinder und nicht kämpfende Männer ermordet, wie am 7. Oktober von bewaffneten Schlägern getötet wurden. Wenn ich sehe, wie Hunderttausende von mittellosen Menschen durch die Straßen des #Gazastreifen​s stapfen und nicht wissen, wohin sie gehen sollen, dann kommen mir die Tränen. Zu wissen, dass ihr Leid durch eine grobe und scheinheilige #Perversion der jüdischen #Ideale verursacht wird, macht es noch wütender.

Es macht mich auch wahnsinnig, wenn ich mir die grobe Hybris und Arroganz des israelischen #Geheimdienst​es und der israelischen #Armee vor Augen führe, die auf #Wachposten an der Grenze verzichteten und stattdessen ein elektronisches System einsetzten, das von der Hamas so leicht zerstört werden konnte, als sie schliefen. Ich war schockiert, als ich erfuhr, dass es an diesen #Grenzübergänge​n keine Augen, Ohren und #Waffen gab, nachdem ich vor vielen Jahren durch den stark militarisierten Nahen Osten und Israel gereist war. Obwohl ich amerikanischer #Jude bin, musste ich mich nicht nur vor der Einreise nach Israel am berüchtigten #Rafah-Tor legitimieren, sondern auch vor dem Betreten einiger Orte, an denen ich ein herzlicheres Willkommen erwartet hatte. Während meiner zweitägigen Teilnahme an einer Konferenz in #Nazareth im Jahr 1980 (direkt nach Camp David) fühlte ich mich durch die spürbare #Überwachung der #Sicherheitskräfte beobachtet. Die #Sicherheitsbeamte​n scheinen die #Touristen vor vierzig Jahren effizienter überwacht zu haben als die #Netanjahu-Regierung die Haupttore des Gazastreifens im vergangenen Oktober. Offenbar hatte sie einige #Truppen entsandt, um den #Hausbesetzern im #Westjordanland zu helfen, weil sie sich zu sicher war, dass die Hamas in Gaza damit zufrieden war, Israels Polizist im Gazastreifen zu spielen.

Die #UNO und ein Großteil der #Weltöffentlichkeit waren nicht immer ein freundlicher Ort für Israel, aber nicht, weil der Großteil der Welt die Juden hasst. Schließlich haben wir uns weltweit viel Zuneigung und Unterstützung verdient, weil wir den #Holocaust überlebt haben. Die Kritiker dieses Todesregens aus dem Himmel hassen die Juden nicht. Sie hassen, was Israel seit 1948 unschuldigen palästinensischen #Zivilisten antut, und in jüngster Zeit den Moloch von #Bombardierungen in #Gaza. Gibt es eine profanere Definition von "#Overkill", als dafür zu sorgen, dass für jeden getöteten israelischen Juden zehn oder zwanzig Palästinenser sterben?

#Zionismus ist kein Judentum, und jede gegenteilige Behauptung der israelischen #Propagandisten führt nur dazu, dass Juden mit dem Pinsel der #Kriegsverbrechen der #Likud-geführten Regierung gezeichnet werden. Die meisten amerikanischen Juden der jüngeren Generation sind unzufrieden mit dem, was aus dem Zionismus geworden ist. Was auch immer die ursprünglichen Tugenden des Zionismus waren, als ein Weg für verfolgte Juden aus der Palästinensischen #Autonomiebehörde, ihren Selbstwert zu behaupten, so ist er jetzt zu einem Bestreben mutiert, ein anderes Volk zu demütigen und zu beherrschen. Der Zionismus wurde unter dem Likud-#Premierminister Menachem #Begin immer grausamer, unter Ariel #Scharon noch grausamer und unter Benjamin Netanjahu (Bibi) sogar destruktiv radikal. Ja, der Zionismus war immer ausgrenzend, um die jüdische Einwanderung (#Alija) zu fördern, aber die #Extremisten haben ihn in eine kranke, grausame #Ideologie verwandelt, die die arroganten, imperialen #Gräueltaten der israelischen Regierungen unter der Führung dieser drei vorangetrieben hat. Es ist, als ob Bibi und Donald #Trump beide die ultimativen Fantasien ihrer Parteien für eine grausame, dystopische, faschistische A#genda erfüllen. Die Entwicklung ist unter Bibi schnell eskaliert, so wie die Republikanische Partei sich unter Trump schnell entwickelt hat.

Sie hassen die #Raubzüge der rechtsextremen israelischen Siedler, die den biblischen Mythos als gültige historische Aufzeichnung betrachten, als ob er das Gewicht der modernen Diplomatie und gültiger Verträge hätte. Die moderne #Diplomatie im Nahen Osten begann nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg auf der Konferenz von Sam Remo 1920 in #Italien, und das #Besatzungsrecht ist in den #Genf​er #Konvention​en verankert, nicht in alten Texten. So sieht es der größte Teil der Welt. Die jüngsten israelischen Regierungen haben die illegalen Besetzer ermächtigt, noch mehr Gräueltaten gegen die palästinensische Bevölkerung, ihr #Eigentum, #Schulen, #Bauernhöfe und die Wasser- und L#ebensmittelversorgung zu begehen.

Ich halte mich für einen guten, UN-orthodoxen Juden und sehe keine Notwendigkeit, mich zu ändern. Ich akzeptiere meine lebenslange Unbeliebtheit bei den republikanischen Juden, die in vielen amerikanischen Städten die #Synagogen und S#ozialeinrichtungen dominieren. Sie waren die Klasse, die von den #Reaganomics verführt wurde, und sie sehen auch keine Notwendigkeit, sich zu ändern. (Vertrautheit erzeugt manchmal Verachtung.) Dennoch ist die große Mehrheit der jüdischen #Amerikaner sehr fortschrittlich und weist mit Nachdruck auf die Sünden des israelischen Militärs und der Republikanischen Partei hin. Wir wenden uns gegen die selbstzerstörerischen Tendenzen der jüdischen #Republikaner, die die progressive Agenda aufgegeben haben und unter den #Bush-Jungs immer weiter nach rechts gerückt sind, und gegen Donald Trump, der all die dystopischen Elemente des republikanischen Fantasiemodells verwirklicht hat, nachdem die Bushs und Reagan einfach nicht gemein genug waren.

Niemand kannibalisiert die eigenen Leute so wie die Republikaner und insbesondere die jüdischen Republikaner. Vor und während der Gründung Israels waren viele strenggläubige orthodoxe Juden vehement gegen die Gründung Israels, und einige tun dies immer noch. Sie betrachten die Schaffung einer politischen Einheit in der biblischen Heimat als eine Störung der Ankunft des Messias. Auch sie sind antizionistisch, aber aus einer anderen Motivation heraus. Wir sind kein Monolith.

Ungeachtet dessen, was ich jetzt sage, plädiere ich nicht dafür, die medizinischen und humanitären Bedürfnisse der in Israel lebenden Menschen in Zeiten des Krieges zu vernachlässigen. Die meisten von ihnen hassen ihre Regierung, so wie die meisten Amerikaner Trump hassen. Diese Gräueltaten geschehen auch nicht in ihrem Namen. Ich plädiere für eine umsichtige israelische Regierung, die sich für eine Lösung einsetzt, die die #Staatenlosigkeit der #Palästinenser beseitigt und damit Sicherheit für die Juden schafft. Es ist unwahrscheinlich, dass dieses Ergebnis von der gesetzlosen und autoritären Netanjahu-Regierung erreicht werden kann, die darauf aus ist, die Gerichte zu zerstören, um an der #Macht zu bleiben.

In den mehr als 40 Jahren meines Engagements für akademische #Studien über Israel und Palästina habe ich es vermieden, mich als "Antizionist" zu bezeichnen. Angesichts der #Diskriminierung, der #Pogrome und schließlich des Holocausts, den die Juden durch den europäischen weißen #Nationalismus der faschistischen Ära erleiden mussten, war es schwer, sich nicht für die Verwirklichung eines lang gehegten Traums der Juden zu begeistern, in das "Gelobte Land" zurückzukehren. Dies begann als formale politische Bewegung mit dem 1. #Zionistenkongress in #Basel im Jahr 1896. Er wurde zu einer alle vier Jahre stattfindenden Konferenz, und die jüdische #Einwanderung nach Palästina begann in immer größeren Wellen. Viele Juden wie ich bezeichneten sich als Zionisten, die jedoch die berüchtigten israelischen "#Militärexzesse" ablehnten. (Ein #Euphemismus für kaltblütigen, systematischen #Mord und #Piraterie.) Aber als Jude war ich noch nie so gegen das, was aus dem Zionismus geworden ist. Der massive Overkill und die Gräueltaten in Gaza unter Bibis Führung seit dem 7. Oktober und die unerbittlichen Angriffe auf palästinensische Menschen und Eigentum im besetzten Palästina des #Westjordanland​es durch rechte #Siedler haben mich fest in das antizionistische Lager getrieben.

Nicht korrigierte / authorisierte eigene Übersetzung sowie Hashtags @thomas

Quelle und Verlinkungen:

Danke für den Hinweis an @DrALJONES


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#Islam #Judaism #Christianity #Religion #Atheism

Religious #Extremism is tearing the #MiddleEast apart, meanwhile the moderate, secular majority sit by in despair fearing it's they who'll pay the ultimate cost in terms of global peace.

Enough of this unhinged Stoneage madness!

The madness of religion
3 weeks ago

Never bet against the #UnitedStates.

The world can see the #terrorists use #hospital and #hostages to extract demands from #Humanity.

The #worldwar against #terror has only just begun.

Nations sponsors of #terror.
We see you.

3 weeks ago


#Iran feels like cult worship. Not #islam.

@palestine @israel

3 weeks ago

"Gulf states fend off call from Iran to arm Palestinians at Riyadh summit.
Iranian president had travelled to Saudi Arabia to try to force a more interventionist approach to Israel-Hamas war."

Gulf states fend off call from Iran to arm Palestinians at Riyadh summit
Iranian president had travelled to Saudi Arabia to try to force a more interventionist approach to Israel-Hamas war
Kathy E. Gill 🇺🇦
3 weeks ago

“This situation is intolerable. It’s intolerable for Israelis to live in fear, and it’s intolerable for Palestinians to live lives of occupation or blockade, and misrule and immiseration.”

David Remnick is a Jewish journalist and editor of The New Yorker.

#Israel #Judaism
#Palestine #OPT #Islam

This is an excerpt from a podcast, Apple News In Conversation. Podcast


3 weeks ago


I don't think extreme religions should be in political power. The leaders turn to cult worshipping.

#church vs #state

The #maga movement in the #UnitedStates is an example of extreme #Christianity attempting to form a religious movement to battle all #islam in a great final battle at #jerusalem.

It's nonsense but ignorance is everywhere and the nation sponsors of terror fan the flames around the world.

@tagesschau Verhaften bitte! Dieser Mann glorifiziert die Handlungen der Terrororganisation #Hamas ... 😡😡😡 🇮🇱♥️🇪🇺

#isrsel #antisemitismus #terror #islam #turkex

3 weeks ago

📗 The book “Portuguese Colonialism and Islam. Mozambique and Guinea, 1930 –1974: From Repression to Religious Seduction”, authored by Mário Machaqueiro, will be presented by Susana Trovão (CRIA) and Pedro Aires Oliveira (IHC) on the 15th of November.



#Histodons #Colonialism #Islam #Mozambique #GuineaBissau #Religion #Politics #PortugueseColonialism #NewBook #Colonialismo #Moçambique #GuinéBissau

Poster for the presentation of the book “Portuguese Colonialism and Islam. Mozambique and Guinea, 1930 –1974: From Repression to Religious Seduction”, by Mário Machaqueiro. Azimuth, Seminars in Culture and Politics in Muslim Contexts. 15 November 2023 at 5 PM, Fencing Room, Almada Negreiros College. With Mário Machaqueiro, Susana Trovão, and Pedro Aires Oliveira. The poster features a photograph of each picture and a detail from the book’s cover.
Tadzio Mueller
3 weeks ago

Mein monatlicher Beitrag im SuperSafeSpace, der #queer Kolumne @derfreitag

"Warum der #Islam nicht schuld ist an Queerfeindlichkeit"

brad m
3 weeks ago

#SpeakeroftheHouse Johnson Is Not Your Run-of-the-Mill #Christian #Zionist
“It would be easy to dismiss these #evangelicals and their apocalyptic fervor, but that would be a mistake, as their conceptualizations of #Judaism and #Israel are shared by many who are not so overtly eschatological, nor even #Christian
“weaponizing of #Judaism against #Islam was long a trademark of televangelists”
“now a trademark of those white Christians” #antisemitism #reactionary #faright

Captain Futura
3 weeks ago

Islamische Geistliche zwingen Professor in Pakistan zu Erklärung, die Evolutionstheorie widerspräche islamischem Recht und weiterhin musste er vorlesen: "Gemäß der Scharia sind Frauen den Männern intellektuell unterlegen"

Kreationisten in den USA 🤝 islamische Geistliche

Der #Islam war mal Religion der Aufklärung. Vor langer Zeit. Heute leider regelmäßig als hinterwäldlerische Radikalreligion ausgelegt, die Frauen unterdrückt, Wissenschaft ignoriert & Menschen knechtet.

Dr. Michael Blume
1 month ago

Guten Morgen - Tässle Kaffee ☕️?

Manche fragen es aus Sorge um den #Frieden (dialogischer #Monismus), andere wollen ihr Feindbild bestätigt bekommen (feindseliger #Dualismus): „Ist der #Islam antisemitisch?“

Habe diese Frage bei der österreichischen #Furche beantwortet. Verzichtete auf ein Honorar gegen die Zusage, dass der Text auf Dauer vor der Paywall bleibt: #Islam #Antisemitismus #Religionswissenschaft #Alphabetisierung #Buchdruck #Migration #Klimakrise #Wasserkrise

Dr. Michael Blume
1 month ago

Falls jemand nicht aufs morgige "Tässle Kaffee" warten möchte: Ich habe für die österreichische #Furche die häufige Frage beantwortet: "Ist der #Islam antisemitisch?" Gegen meinen Honorar-Verzicht habe ich die Zusage erhalten, dass der Text auf Dauer vor der Paywall bleibe:

#Antisemitismus #Religionswissenschaft #Geschichte #Medien

Rabi'a Elizabeth
1 month ago

Yesterday's big #Protest for #Palestine in #Granada, #Spain

The police said 3,000 people showed up, but I would imagine the count was far higher.


#Gaza #Genocide #CeaseFireNow #Israel #ZionistEntity #Zionism #SettlerColonialism #Decolonization #Islam #Ummah

Mom in blue hijab and knee-length blue coat, son in blue jacket and gray backpack, arms around each other. They are headed away from camera down a crowded, tree-lined city street, people bearing signs and Palestinian flags ahead of them.
Man in gray skullcap, gray plaid shirt and tan pants, pushing a wheelchair in which sits a woman with a pink coat. A Palestinian kaffiyeh is draped over a short pole affixed to the arm of the wheelchair. They are headed away from the camera, many people walking in front of them down tree-lined city street. Buildings around them are four-story in various shades of tan and beige, with narrow metal-fenced window balconies.
Crowd of people bearing Palestinian flags and banners, headed away from camera down a tree-lined city street. Woman in tan jacket, beige cap, and brown ponytail is in the foreground, looking off to her right.
Crowd of people headed down tree-lined city street. In foreground, facing away from camera, is a woman in a black and white Palestinian kaffiyeh scarf. Around her head is tied a narrow white fabric band that is decorated with Arabic script and small red triangles at each end.
Rabi'a Elizabeth
1 month ago

A young friend of mine is considering #Islam and I'm over the moon.

Ofc I have become an #Autistic firehose of information and, especially in this life or death matter, I have to restrain the #infodumps.

I have no power to keep her from converting or prevent her from doing so. Allah SWT is in charge. But even so, it's a good exercise in restraint of pen and tongue.

#SelfDiscipline #Discipline #Autism


Jan's insights
1 month ago

At the end of the video:

"#Islam is a religion of peace. Religion of #Hamas is devastation"

Joshua Holland
1 month ago

Progressive Jews and Muslims have the most nuanced, historically grounded and empathetic views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by far, but our voices are almost entirely drowned out by reactionaries on both sides. It’s so frustrating.

Hell, in the US media at least, there are no Muslims on the left. They don’t exist. There are only Islamic fundamentalists, or Islamists, and “moderate Muslims.”

#israel #palestine #islam #judaism

Dr. Michael Blume
1 month ago

Leider hat Friedrich #Merz gestern in Sachen #Islam den Autor #Sarrazin empfohlen. Dass #ThiloSarrazin aber nicht nur rassistische & eugenische Thesen verbreitete, sondern auch Daten verzerrte, kann ich übrigens recht gut belegen. 🤔📚 Er tat dies nämlich auch mit einer #Demografie-Tabelle von mir… Aufgezeigt schon damals hier 😐👇:

it's kat! 🍉
2 months ago

a few years on from this ordeal, off to africa he went. it’s there that he converted to islam & changed his name to abdullah ibn buhaina (or bu, endearingly). his time in africa undoubtedly inspired the album, ‘the freedom rider’ which he released with his jazz messengers in 1964.
#africa #artBlakey #islam #jazzMessengers #illustration #drums #jazz

Dr. Michael Blume
2 months ago

Habe die #Terror-Ideologie des #IS / #Daesh im #Irak erlebt & sehe, dass die #Hamas sich einreiht! Wer immer noch glaubt, der #Vernichtungswille werde von sich aus Halt machen, ist närrisch! Die Republiken #Israel🇮🇱 & #Ukraine🇺🇦 verteidigen auch Europa🇪🇺! Vgl. 1 Drohung hier 👇. Link zum Buch „#Islam in der Krise“ dazu:

Ein Instagram-Post an Dr. Michael Blume @blume-religionswissenschaft vom 10.10.2023, in dem der Account mit arabischem Namen und in englischer Sprache ankündigt, sich auf Blumes „Folter und Ermordung“ zu „freuen“.
Jan's insights
2 months ago

🇵🇸 🇮🇱

The big dream of every tyrant, dictator and terrorist is to sow fear, hatred and hopelessness.

Then use it for their ideological purposes, regardless of the well-being of the individual. For these ideologies, individual human destinies & lives are of zero value.

Don't be fooled by terrorists:

Correcting past wrongs by killing innocent children, kidnappings, hiding behind civilians, etc. is not a fight for good, but terrorism.

#Gaza #Palestine #Israel #Hamas #Islam

Hamas propaganda poster with anti-Hamas description.
Dr. Steve Thompson
2 months ago

"Two Israeli tourists and local guide shot dead in Egypt, Israel says"

#Israel #travel #safety #Jews #Hamas #Islam

Rabi'a Elizabeth
2 months ago

Last night I went to my #Masjid's celebration of #Mawlid, the commemoration of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad SAWS. It was a quietly beautiful experience.

Communal #Prayer in small spaces where people like to chatter is challenging for us #Autistic people. I didn't have my AirPods with me last night to reduce noise. And in the past, repetitive phrases, chants, and so forth have done nothing to calm me down.

So it was real #Baraka (blessing) last night when the chatter and crowding didn't bother me. And the #Wird (praise and prayer in #Verse form) settled my mind down just a bit. Alhamdulillah.

Our #Masjid , the Mezquita Mayor of #Granada, #Spain, was founded by students of the late Shaykh Mohammad ibn al-Habib (may Allah SWT be pleased with him). He was one of the principal shuyukh of the #Darqawi #Tariqa #Sufi school of Fes, #Morocco. We chanted his wird (linked below) as we frequently do.

#Islam #Maghrib @actuallyautistic

Rabi'a Elizabeth
2 months ago

Today in unusual #Autistic challenges: I'm going to a group meal at my #Mosque where the custom is to sit on the floor and serve yourself from a common plate, also on the floor.

This is not good for those of us with #Dyspraxia or #EatingDisorders. That being said, I do like to put in facetime at some of these events, and the #Moroccan meals are super tasty.

So how to deal ? Insha Allah I'm bringing a square plastic box with two-inch sides. I'll serve myself, ONCE, from the common plate while kneeling, and then I'll take my box over to a place where I at least can sit on a cushion.

I may not get the full social experience. But given that I can't handle multithreaded conversations among groups of people in any context, I'm not really missing out.

And I think there is what I call "intramural #Dawah" in just showing up and giving #Salaams to the homies. There is certainly #Baraka in it.

#Islam #Muslims @islam @actuallyautistic

Between Wanderings
3 months ago

In France, you can't attend public school if you insist on wearing a yarmulke, a hijab, or any other marker of religion. Some people defend this by saying "Christians can't wear crosses either, so it's fair." This false equivalence is, of course, nonsense.

No major branch of Christianity requires laypeople to wear crosses, so the policy inconveniences zero Christians while impeding educational access for followers of other religions.

Here's the thing: if French public schools ever start having classes on Sundays and on Easter Monday and on Christmas and on All Saints Day and on Ascension Day and on Whit Monday and other Christian holy days, then we can talk about how even-handedly secular French schools are. Until then, if they're going to accommodate Christianity in countless ways, they can damn well tolerate other religions' needs, especially ones involving nothing more onerous than a relatively small piece of cloth.

#ReligiousDiscrimination #France #PublicSchool #Judaism #Mazeldon #Islam

3 months ago
Macron les mains jointes à Lourdes
Macron priant kippa en tête au Mur des Lamentations de Jérusalem avec l'immonde député extrêmiste Meyer Habib
Macron face au Pape dont il tient le visage dans ses mains. Ce crétin se prend pour Dieu ?
Nils Wilcke
3 months ago

"Enfin, on nous écoute", se félicite le RN ce matin pour la rentrée. Macron lance une OPA hostile sur l’éducation: le président veut consacrer son second mandat à l'école et lance un sujet sur... l'abaya, pour damer le pion à Marine Le Pen. Pour le pire? (mon nouvel article pour Politis, partage très apprécié) #Politique #Macron #Education #Ecole #Rentree #Prof #Abaya #Islam #RN #ExtremeDroite #MarineLePen

@simon_brooke @lispi314 @screwtape @pkw does that world even accepts an idea of a nation state? else it's not going to be different from the argument of hardliner imperialist #islam (afaik) with holier than thou lobby for religious crusades and if it does , there ll be a mightier than thou lobby of war profiteers
History is going to repeat itself.

Does your spiritual/religious practice bring you joy and improve your life overall?

Bonus Question: Which religion/spiritual practice do you follow? Please comment your answer.

#religion #spiritual #spirituality #atheism #polytheism #monotheism #animism #henotheism #Christianity #Judiasm #Islam #Hinduism #Bahai #Buddhism #Shinto #paganism

Michael Munnik
4 months ago

I have an article in Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture.

"What Style Guides Tell Secular #Journalists about #Muslims and #îslam pretty much does what it says on the tin. What's in the resources for journalists writing about a subject so easy to get wrong?

Article is #OpenAccess so all can read and share. #Commodon

The research was funded by Cardiff Uni scheme to hire undergrads as summer researchers: big thanks to Beth Gibbs.

Thomas A. Carlson
4 months ago

For the 67% of my followers who started following me this last weekend, expecting more incisive analysis of Terms of Service from major companies, you won't find that here, but I can offer you something better:

Incisive analysis of #Christianity and #Islam in the #medieval #MiddleEast including sources in various languages.

(If that's a disappointment, sorry but I'm used to that.) 😉

Yahia Lababidi
4 months ago

In remembrance of #sineadoconnor, here’s a small piece I’d written about
#Sinead’s conversion to #Islam, from my #book, Revolutions of the Heart.

@bookstodon #bookstodon #rip #art #artist #spirituality #faith

Flipboard News Desk
4 months ago

Iraq has expelled the Swedish ambassador only hours after Iraqi protesters angered by the burning of copies of the Quran in Sweden stormed the Swedish embassy in central Baghdad, scaling the walls of the compound and setting it on fire.

Al Jazeera reports:

#Baghdad #Iraq #Sweden #Islam #Quran #Religion

Yahia Lababidi
5 months ago

A garden among the flames
by Ibn 'Arabi:

O Marvel,
a garden among the flames!

My heart can take on
any form:
a meadow for gazelles,
a cloister for monks,

For the idols, sacred ground,
Ka'ba for the circling pilgrim,
the tables of the Torah,
the scrolls of the Qur'án.

I profess the #religion of #love;
wherever its caravan turns along the way,
that is the belief,
the #faith I keep.

— From Poem 11 of the "Tarjuman al-Ashwaq", ( #translation by Michael A. Sells).

#poetry #Islam

Dendan Setia (Nins)
5 months ago

Updated #introduction! I’m still someone whose interests and irl work intersect but not too much. Still from #SoutheastAsia, from #Malaysia, profess #Islam, have #ADHD. Am one of those Fedi serial boosters but focused on the hashtags you see. As well as: #FiberArts (I spin yarn but sometimes #knit & #crochet), #sociology, #politics, #history, #linguistics and pop culture. Am up for a chat, but I don’t hesitate to mute/block. Global Southies welcome! 

I have a website that needs updating but at least it’s validated on my profile. I run the @magASEAN magazine, and come chip in too! I have alts but only know that I post photos over at You can probably find me hanging out at too. Always up to workshop new silly tags to find each other, e.g. #TootSEA, #MYToots, and #MakanApaToday.

I tend to not boost photos without alt-text, unless I consider them worth sharing despite that (e.g. from an underrepresented group I seldom see or emergency posts)

Yahia Lababidi
5 months ago

من علم أن كلامه من عمله قل كلامه إلا فيما

“When a person realizes that their words weigh just as heavily as their deeds, they learn to keep quiet unless they have something beneficial to say.”

— ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

#Islam #quotes #words #ethics #inspiration #spirituality #meditation #motivation #SilentSunday #faith

Yahia Lababidi
5 months ago

Trust God, but also act and not just wait:
First sow your seeds before you count on fate!

— Rumi, Masnavi

@bookstodon #books #bookstodon #spirituality #Islam #poetry #faith #SilentSunday #motivation #inspiration #Sunday

Yahia Lababidi
5 months ago

To celebrate #today’s #Muslim Feast of Sacrifice, known as #EidAlAdha, here is #art representing the Pilgrimage/ #Hajj to the Holy Kaaba — 1 of the 5 pillars of #Islam 🕋

#painting #wednesday #eidmubarak #eid #religion #culture #peace