All because of the Motoons: The Jyllands-Posten newspaper enraged Muslims in September 2005 when it published 12 cartoons parodying the prophet Mohammed, and exposing the uneasiness of Danes toward Islam.
Islam in Europe:
A dozen Pakistani Muslim extremists in Lahore burned a Norwegian flag and chanted slogans after a Norwegian newspaper reprinted the famous Danish Mohammed cartoons and a Norwegian Member of Parliament changed his Facebook profile picture to the caricature of Mohammed with a bomb in his turban. (WaP0)
“Part of Swedish Culture”
The municipality of Helsingborg is giving 30,000 Swedish kroner to the Ibn Rush student association to disseminate information about the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. “Ramadan is part of Swedish culture and we want to tell everybody about it,” says imam Othman Al Tawalbeh. (IiE)
There currently are an estimated 6,000 mosques in Europe. Many of them are housed in makeshift structures such as small shops, basements, offices, garages and rented rooms. But as the Muslim population in Europe increases by more than one million people per year, Muslims across the continent are becoming increasingly more assertive in their demands to build high-profile mosques that clearly are meant to challenge the European status quo. Â (Hudson)
“We (Muslims) have ruled the world before, and by Allah, the day will come when we will rule the entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America.”- Friday sermon on Palestinian Authority TV
Fla. city denies permit for 9/11 Quran burning
Flag burning no problem, but Â Koran burning could turn 1.5 gazillion ‘moderate’ Muslims into bloodthirsty, amok running lunatics, and Â we can’t have that. Right? Rrright??!
Interim Fire Chief Gene Prince said Wednesday that the open burning of books is not allowed under Gainesville’s burning ordinance.
The Dove World Outreach Center drew international attention after announcing a plan to burn copies of the Islamic holy text on church grounds to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Prince says the church will be fined if the burning is held.
In an e-mail sent out Wednesday, the church said, “City of Gainesville denies burn permit â€” BUT WE WILL STILL BURN KORANS.”
The Gainesville church made headlines last year after distributing T-shirts that said, “Islam is of the Devil.”