Religion of Tolerance doesn’t Tolerate Christian Schools

Christian Theological School Attacked by Muslim Militants in Indonesia

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by Daniel Blake/Christian Today

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A Christian theological school has been attacked by a group of Muslim militants in east Jakarta, according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

Arastamar Evangelical School of Theology (SETIA), which was established in 1987, is one of the biggest Evangelical theology schools in Indonesia. The school was attacked on 8 March 2007, and the following Saturday, over 200 militants besieged the school for three hours, shouting threats and demanding the closure of the school.

In the attack some of the outlying ventilation buildings of the new dormitory were burned down and the attackers threatened to bring a crowd of 1000 militants to close the school down on Saturday 11 March, CSW has said. The Islamist militant groups Front Pembela Islam (FPI) and FBR are believed to be behind the attack.

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“Inner Struggle” In Thailand Continues: More Buddhist Farmworkers Killed

* Because putting a Muslim General in charge and hoping that he would put down the ‘insurgency’ is the same as trying to put the fire out with gasoline:

* Because Jihad is permanent and relentless until all the world is Islamic

Three Buddhist women dead in south Thailand attack

World Crises News
Another 20 Thai Muslims flee to Malaysia – paper

BANGKOK, March 19 (Reuters) – Suspected separatist militants on motorbicycles killed three Buddhist farmworkers in Thailand’s far south as they travelled to work on Monday, a local official said.

Four gunmen ambushed a pick-up truck carrying 19 farmworkers in Pattani, one of three far south provinces where most of the separatist violence has occurred over the past three years, the official said.

The attack took place as General Sonthi Boonyaratglin, Thailand’s first Muslim army commander and leader of a September coup which ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, flew to the region where more than 2,000 people have been killed.

His visit followed an attack by gunmen on an Islamic boarding school in nearby Songkhla province on Saturday in which three Muslim boys were killed.

Police blamed separatist militants for the attack but angry villagers accused Thai army Rangers, saying they did not believe Muslims could have been responsible.

On Sunday, attackers shot dead a man and two women, all Buddhists, in another part of Songkhla. The man, a rubber tapper, and a mother and daughter taking a break from work at a charcoal furnace were killed by gunmen on motorcycles, police said.

The insurgency in the provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat — an Islamic sultanate until annexed by Bangkok a century ago — has shown no signs of abating since the coup and a government apology for Thaksin’s hardline policies.

Thailand’s overwhelming Buddhist majority was incensed last week after suspected militants killed eight Buddhists in an ambush on a civilian minibus.

Australia For Sale: Saudis Target Nation’s Universities with $ 2.7 Billion Scholarship Fund.

Saudis on Tertiary Mission or Money-Jihad & Infiltration?

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Verity Edwards/The Australian. With thanks to Winds of Jihad reader Gabrielle
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THE Saudi Arabian Government has turned to Australia to help educate its tertiary students following difficulties gaining visas for study in the US and Britain.
And the Saudis will target the nation’s universities with a $2.7billion scholarship fund.
Saudi Arabian Higher Education Minister Hussein al-Alawi will spend the next week assessing the suitability of Australian universities for Middle Eastern students, traveling to Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide accompanied by education representatives from Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

“Historically, we used to direct our attention to the West mainly, and now I think it’s a proper time to direct our attention to the east and southeast,” Professor Alawi said. “Our main interest now is to diversify our international and cultural links with different countries.”

* Why? Isn’t the Koran enough for their education?

Professor Alawi said new barriers – established in some countries following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 – made it “very difficult in getting entry visas to some countries”.

“Meanwhile, we were witnessing more flexibility from the Australian Government,” he said.

* One would hope that the Australian Government is not too ‘flexible’

Education Adelaide – which represents Adelaide University, Flinders University, the University of South Australia, Carnegie Mellon and TAFE institutions – is leading the Adelaide leg of the fact-finding mission.

Chief executive Denise von Wald said the delegation was keen to send more students to Australia.

“They understand their relationship with the US and UK is challenging,” Ms von Wald said. “For example, it’s incredibly difficult for Saudi students to get into the US.”

* Yes, Mrs. von Wald. There is a reason for that.

Australia is the third-most popular education destination for Middle Eastern students, and Ms von Wald said the nation’s universities were perceived as “quite supportive” and providing a more tolerant environment.

“They want a secure environment for their students, they want their students who are Muslim to continue to live Muslim lives and they can do that in Adelaide,” Ms von Wald said.

“We have a reputation for being very tolerant and we have good levels of support” for students from overseas, she said.

* Indeed. We are tolerant. But THEY are not...

Sheik Swaiti “Very Fanatic and Radical Person in his Islamic views”

Cleric probed by tax office on Saudi cash
Richard Kerbaj/The Australian

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A SENIOR Muslim cleric working for the tax office in Canberra is being investigated over accusations he failed to pay income tax on thousands of dollars he allegedly received from the Saudi embassy.
An ACT Islamic organisation has also accused the Palestinian-born imam Mohammad Swaiti of being radical, anti-Western inhis religious teachings and failing to declare payments he received from officiating at wedding ceremonies.
Documents obtained by The Australian reveal an Australian Tax Office investigation into Sheik Swaiti over allegations by senior Muslim community leaders that he failed to declare his clerical allowances of up to $US30,000 ($37,700) a year, which were paid to him by the Saudi Government.

The tax office sent Islamic Society of ACT president Sabrija Poskovic a letter in reply to written allegations made by him and his community regarding Sheik Swaiti.

“I refer to your letter relating to the imam of your mosque, Mohammad Swaiti, who also happens to be a tax office employee,” the ATO’s letter to Mr Poskovic says.

“I have passed your concerns to the relevant area of the tax office and I expect to be able to respond to you by 6 February 2007.”

Documents provided to the tax office, which accuse Sheik Swaiti of being “very fanatic and radical person in his Islamic views”, follow factional divisions within Canberra’s Muslim community over issues including Canberra’s only mosque.

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Islamic group ‘a threat’

Natalie O’Brien The Australian

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“Hizb ut-Tahrir has made Australia one of its many arenas for proselytising around the world. It has plenty of time to achieve its goal, its vision is long term.

*  ‘long term’…

“We should continue to closely monitor Hizb ut-Tahrir. Such groups take advantage of intolerance. Hizb ut-Tahrir is engaged in ideological warfare, they create an us-and-them divide between the group and the rest of Australia, including the vast majority of Muslims who do not subscribe to the group’s ideology.”

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And how do we know that ‘the vast majority of Muslims do not subscribe to the groups ideology?’

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Cambridge Students Blasphemy Prosecution

We’ve had a couple of posts about the students at Cambridge’s Clare College who are now in hiding from Islamic extremists, and facing prosecution from the school and UK authorities, after publishing two humorous pieces poking fun at the Religion of Tolerance, in the student magazine Clareification.

What these students actually wrote, though, was extremely hard to discern. Apparently it was so radioactive and inflammatory that no media outlet could bear to quote any of it. We were told only that it somehow involved the Danish Mohammed cartoons.

Now, an operative in the British underground has tipped me off that copies of the dreaded humorous articles of blasphemy have leaked out of the high-security, hermetically-sealed Cambridge environment.

The first article is from a column called “On the Pistings,” and it appears amidst a bunch of similar bits poking fun at Christianity (which, of course, garnered no death threats). In the first image, I put the two segments of the article together; here’s the original larger image, for context.

The second image below appeared on the back page. (The blacked-out portions were in the images I received.)

Religion of Peace strikes again in Thailand

Thai authorities say the jihadists killed them and tried to blame it on those Thai authorities. Muslim villagers in the area of the attack do not believe this. But given that the jihadists believe that “war is deceit,” as Muhammad said, the possibility that they committed these murders in order to stir up the people against the Thai authorities cannot be dismissed out of hand.

BANGKOK, Thailand – Three Muslim schoolchildren were killed and seven injured in an attack by suspected insurgents at an Islamic school in restive southern Thailand, police said Sunday.

The attack occurred late Saturday evening at the Bamrungsart Pohnor school, a Muslim boarding school in Songkhla province, said police Col. Thammasak Wasaksiri.

Attackers hurled explosives onto the school grounds and opened fire with assault rifles into the sleeping quarters of the school, Thammasak said.

He said police believe Muslim insurgents staged the attack and hoped to convince local residents that authorities were behind it — a ploy to win villagers over to the insurgents’ cause.

Hundreds of Muslim villagers staged a protest Sunday morning, saying they didn’t believe that Muslims had staged the attack.

“The villagers are accusing paratroopers of attacking the school,” Thammasak said.

Drive-by shootings and bombings occur almost daily in Thailand’s three Muslim-majority provinces — Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani, and increasingly in the neighboring province of Songkhla.

Though Buddhist teachers have been targeted in the past, children have largely been spared.

* this, of course is typical Associated Press BS, because just last week the ‘mujaheddin’ killed at least 3 children when they killed all the passengers of a bus..

The victims of Saturday’s violence were identified as a 12-year-old and two 14-year-olds.

Injured students, ranging in age from 13 to 17, were being treated for gun wounds and other injuries, Thammasak said.

More than 75 students were in the school’s dormitory at the time of the attack.

Here’s the link…