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Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil

An FBI report shows that only a small percentage of terrorist attacks carried Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Databaseout on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 were perpetrated by Muslims.

Princeton University’s Loon Watch compiled the following chart from the FBI’s data (as explained below, this chart is over-simplified … and somewhat inaccurate):

Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database….more:  washingtonsblog

 

The US Attorney on the case: “Boston Marathon bombing—it had nothing to do with Islam”

“Make no mistake, the defendant claimed to be acting on behalf of Muslims. This was not a religious crime. And it certainly does not reflect true Muslim beliefs. It was a political crime, designed to intimidate and downloadcoerce the United States. Although the defense claimed that the defendant himself was intimidated and coerced by an older brother, the evidence did not bear that out. The defendant was an adult, who came to believe in an ideology of hate. And he expressed those beliefs by killing, maiming and mutilating innocent Americans on Patriot’s Day.”

What complete and utter untrue nonsense! What expertise or authority does Ortiz have to conclude what true Muslim beliefs are? If she has any, she certainly has never made that fact apparent. more: canadafreepress.

Hatred and Terrorism Have no Place in Islam

 Imam-e-Ka’aba Shaikh Khalid al Ghamidi, who arrived on a weeklong visit to Pakistan on Thursday, led Friday prayers at the Jamia Masjid Bahria Town. Thousands of worshippers attended the prayers amid tight security.During his sermon, he said that Islam is a religion of peace that prohibits religious discrimination, hatred, violence and terrorism. He urged Muslims to respect other religions..more  .dailytimes.

Wearing hijab helps body confidence | BPS

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’tdownload wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today.

The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues amongst British Muslim women.

Dr Swami explained: “In the West anxiety about body image, for women, is so prevalent it’s considered normal. This study aimed to explore how these attitudes differ within a British Muslim community.”

A total of 587 Muslim women aged from 18 to 70 years from London participated in a number of tests. From this group 218 women stated they never used the hijab and 369 women said they used some form of the hijab at least now and then. more:  bps.org.uk

 

America’s Forgotten Images of Islam – WSJ

In 1807, American readers were titillated by a potboiler entitled “History of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin.” Its salacious story was summed up by its pithy subtitle: “Who was six years a slave in Algiers, two of which she was confined in a dark and dismal dungeon, loaded with irons for refusing to comply with the brutal request of a Turkish officer.”

We often forget that Americans have been thinking about Islam for centuries. In the republic’s early days, Muslims not only accounted for a large part of the enslaved labor force but also often appeared in stories as fearful figures in far-off places—dark hazards to American virtue. These old images help illuminate today’s American debates about Islam….more:  America’s Forgotten Images of Islam – WSJ