A Muslim bigamist will have his court costs paid by the federal government after the Federal Court found he had his visa cancelled because the migration forms did not provide enough or clear options to describe his relationship status.
Egyptian man Mahmoud Mahdy Mahmoud Salama moved to Australia in 2003 on a prospective partner visa and married an Australian woman the same year.
He was then granted a provisional partner visa and returned to Egypt in 2004 where he married another woman in Cairo, while still married in Australia.
In 2006, Mr Salama was granted a permanent partner visa, while married to both women.
He divorced his Australian wife the following year.
In 2012, he submitted an application for a Resident Return visa and listed his relationship status as “divorced”. His visa was granted but in 2014 a delegate of the Minister for Immigration wrote notifying of the intention to consider cancelling the visa on the grounds that the information provided was false and that Mr Salama had failed to notify the department of changes in circumstances, being the birth of his child to his wife from Cairo.
Muslim imams in Italy will be enrolled onto courses to teach them about the nation’s constitution and its values, such as free speech, tolerance, and pluralism.
The new courses will be taught at six universities, including Pisa and Florence, and are part of an £80,000 interior ministry programme to improve integration and prevent extremism in Italy.
Religious leaders from non-EU countries, who plan to work in Italy, will be expected to attend and be taught about the “rights and duties inherent in our democratic societies”.
“The purpose is to foster a dialogue between religions and cultures, contributing to the construction of a peaceful social coexistence and non-violence”, Professor John Cymbals, director of the courses, toldLa Repubblica.
The professor of ecclesiastical law said the courses “appeal to all those communities that do not have internal agreements signed with the State”.
Islam is the only major religion in Italy that is not officially recognised and has no such agreement with the State.
Such recognition does not merely depend on having a certain number of followers in Italy, but requires the principles of a religion to align with the Constitution.
At the end of last year, the country set up a council of “Italian Islam” in an attempt to bring the religion into compliance with the country’s “Christian and humanist tradition”.
Various Christian denominations, including Greek Orthodox churches and Jehovah’s Witnesses, as well as Hindu and Buddhist temples, receive a certain amount of tax revenue. Islamic institutions currently receive no such benefits.
Throughout Italy, there is also a raft of local legislation that makes it difficult to construct mosques and other new religious buildings, according to the IBTimes.
Italy’s estimated 1.6 million Muslims (3.7 per cent of the population) have only a handful of registered mosques to use. Many pray in houses and in some 800 cultural centres and prayer rooms across the country.
The process for setting up a new place of worship will also be taught on the new courses.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hosted an Iftar dinner in June, 2016
The Ramadan dinner cost taxpayers $30,000, government documents revealed
Mr Turnbull rubbed shoulders with Waleed Aly and an anti-gay Islamic preacher
He later condemned the sheikh’s views and voiced his regret for inviting him
Taxpayers forked out more than $30,000 to fund an Iftar dinner at Kirribilli House last year.
The fast-breaking Ramadan dinner was hosted by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at his official Sydney residence, and was attended by a selection of prominent Muslim figures including TV presenter Waleed Aly and his wife, Susan Carland.
Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, an Islamic preacher who once said that AIDS was a ‘divine punishment’ for gays, was also one of the 75 people invited to the exclusive function.
A dinner party thrown by the PM and attended by an Islamic preacher who once called on God to “destroy the enemies of Islam” cost taxpayers more than $30,000.
That’s a whole lotta hummous.
The Kirribilli House event during the holy month of Ramadan was marred by controversy after the Herald Sun revealed Sheik Shady Al-Suleiman, who also denounced homosexuality as an “evil act” and wants adulterers stoned to death, was invited to the feast as a guest of Mr Turnbull.
Online videos also show Sheik Shady saying women would be “hung by their breasts in hell” and should not even look at men.
Malcolm Turnbull with dinner pals Waleed Aly and Susan Carland
The Daily Telegraph reports that documents released under Freedom of Information laws reveal the June 2016 dinner cost taxpayers $33,694.
The bill included $7300 for food and beverages at the alcohol-free event.
Turnbull earlier this week: “I expect the highest standards from my ministers in all aspects of their conduct, and especially the expenditure of public money.”
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop used taxpayer funds to attend the Portsea Polo on Tuesday, spending $2716 on “official ministerial business” the ABC has reported …
The ABC also reported that two senior Federal Government ministers and one Tasmanian senator charged taxpayers more than $2500 to attend the AFL Grand Final in 2013.
One of the ministers, Senator Matthias Cormann, is in charge of the government department that oversees politicians’ entitlements. Mr Cormann and the two other politicians were guests of the NAB and received hospitality and complimentary tickets.
From an informed commenter:
The dinner was a religious function to celebrate ramadan, so is ineligible for Federal funding unless the PM holds a dinner for Passover with the Jewish community, then a dinner for Easter with the Christian community.
If the PM fails to hold the Easter/Passover dinners, then he must be held to account and embarrassed until he complies.
He has mental health problems of course, and it was only a botched robbery. Thankfully no one was physically hurt. From the Daily Mail and the Daily Star A gunman has opened fire in a Spanish supermarket shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. The attack was a botched robbery at the Mercadona supermarket in …Read More…
What a disgrace for the Turncoat gubmint! Then they say Islam is not changing Australia. *&^%$#@!
THE Federal Government has been warned that celebrating the centenary of Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia – and that there are “risks” in honouring our fallen soldiers.
THE Federal Government has been warned that celebrating the centenary of Anzac Day could provoke division in multicultural Australia – and that there are “risks” in honouring our fallen soldiers. The centenary is a “double-edged sword” and a “potential area of divisiveness” because of multiculturalism, a taxpayer-funded report finds.
Bureaucrats spent almost $370,000 for focus-group testing and a research paper used by the Government to guide commemoration plans, which listed multiculturalism under “risks and issues” to avoid “unexpected negative complications”.
Diggers groups slammed the report, saying Australians supported the April 2015 centenary celebrations, which are expected to stop the nation, and include travelling exhibitions and special remembrance services. (More below the fold.)
There is no such thing as an “Islamist”, these people are devout Muslims.
French police authorities said a total of 17 police officers were radicalized between 2012 and 2015 in the Paris region, noting that the phenomenon had sped up from 2014. French media outlets reported on Wednesday that the officers in question are mostly young …Read More… From the Times and the Daily Sabah
The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of …Read More…Judicial Watch
Even a tiny bit of resistance is better than letting the Mohammedan expansion project destroy our values:
Muslim girls in Switzerland should not be exempted from mixed-sex school swimming lessons, the European Court of Human Rights has said in a landmark ruling. The court in Strasbourg on Tuesday threw out the case brought by a Muslim couple in Basel who wanted …Read More…From the Swiss edition of The Local
“It’s Not Merely a Religion”. Secret Party Vowing to “reduce Islam” Soars in Popularity.’
Welcome to the ‘secretive’, ‘mysterious’ and ‘notoriously reticent’ Q Society of Australia Inc. When you read Emma Reynolds’ article about Q, keep in mind the society has publicised its Islam-critical message for years on billboards, across the internet and public events around the country.
SECRETIVE anti-Islam group Q Society is stepping out of the shadows and embracing the limelight as it claims a groundswell of support for its controversial aims.
The divisive organisation is promoting $150-a-head fundraising dinners in Sydney and Melbourne next month, which will feature well-known speakers including George Christensen, Cory Bernardi and Angry Anderson.
Intelligence services in Italy believe that the country faces an imminent threat from Islamic State fighters based in Albania, according to the Italian daily La Repubblica.
The newspaper’s source describes remote Albanian villages “which have raised ISIS flags”, recalling reports of similar “Sharia villages” loyal to the terror group in Bosnia.
“[T]his is a powder keg,” the source warned. “Italy is an exposed country.”
Apulia, or Puglia, is thought to be particularly exposed. Albania is just two hours away across the Adriatic, and the Albanian mafia has been running an “unstoppable” people-trafficking and drug-smuggling operation through the region for years.
The Repubblica report comes just days after top police chief Franco Gabrielli warnedItalians last week that “ISIS will strike Italy soon”.
“I say it openly: we will have to pay a price as well,” he predicted. “[I]nvestigations … have shown that most people arrested in our country with links to ISIS were very close to actually carrying out attacks and killing others.”
Gorka said he had no doubt the children carried out the grisly actions depicted in the ISIS video.
“I watch these videos in their entirety. That’s my job, to look at these things, even if they’re stomach-churning,” he noted. “In fact, very recently, my wife and I published a report exclusively on this topic at our website, ThreatKnowledge.org, explicitly about ISIS exploitation of minors. We got access to the textbooks they’re using in the jihadi schools – that teach children, Sean, how to count by using Kalashnikovs. One Kalashnikov, two Kalashnikov – this is the future threat of jihad.”
“And the importance of this is, it blows out of the water the Obama administration’s argument that terrorism is the result of poverty, lack of education, and unemployment. A 10-year-old child doesn’t have a job to be fired from. This is about pure evil,” Gorka said.
Hannity turned to the question of Russia, and President-elect Donald Trump’s position that better relations with Russia would be a “good thing, and only stupid people would think it’s bad.” He argued that joining forces with Russia against ISIS would imply no great trust for the Russian government or President Vladimir Putin, much as the United States remained suspicious of Russia after cooperating against the Axis in World War II.
“My father was tortured and imprisoned by Communists, so you’re not going to get me to say nice things about Russia or Vladimir Putin – who was a KGB officer, let’s remember that,” Gorka said. “But you’re absolutely right. We allied with bad guys to get rid of worse guys. That’s what the history of World War II is about. There is this famous saying that politics is the art of the possible. Well, so is strategy. You don’t make the ideal the enemy of the good. If you’ve got 10-year-old children beheading and shooting unarmed men to death, you’ve got to stop that threat first.”
He said it was absolutely possible to defeat ISIS without a major deployment of U.S. ground troops.
“If you talk to General Flynn, if you read the speeches by President-elect Trump, it is very clear. This is not a neocon administration that wants to invade other countries. We are going to help – with embedded troops, with intelligence, with training – local actors to fight this war,” Gorka said.
“They have to stand up and fight it themselves, because it doesn’t make sense for us to do it for them. We can help them, Sean, but it’s going to have to be the Muslims who want to be our friends that destroy ISIS,” he declared.
North American Islamic scholars have issued a legal ruling or “fatwa” in the wake of Donald Trump’s stunning victory and imminent presidency, instructing the faithful on what to expect and how they should respond to shifting political realities.
While the fatwa received no media attention, this declaration contains the principles to which imams in the nation’s more than 3,100 mosques will be looking for guidance on how to instruct their congregations.
Philip Haney, a retired Homeland Security officer and co-author of the whistleblower book “See Something Say Nothing,” said the document is loaded with coded language that signals a possible uptick in jihadist attacks during Trump’s presidency.
The fatwa starts out by referring to a “political storm” that has “taken over this country.”
The Islamic scholars at AMJA go on to explain that “Muslims of America are neither guests nor strangers” and they will strengthen their bonds with the country’s civil rights organizations and work to defend Muslim rights “whenever needed.”
“However, at the same time, we must always fulfill our obligations completely and be active participants in society working to protect the security and well-being of its inhabitants,” the fatwa states.
We hear a lot about possible victories this year in Europe of anti-Islam candidates. Some are well-known outside their own countries, such as Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, while others are not so well-known. One of them is François Fillon, who has a good chance to become the next President of France, and has now become outspoken on the menace of Islam. With his astonishing victory last fall in the two primaries of the Center-Right party in France, Fillon first knocked Nicolas Sarkozy out of the running, and then, in the runoff, had a landslide victory over Alain Juppé, garnering 66% of the vote. The pollyannish Juppé was known, among other things, for being soft on Islam, pushing a line about l identité heureuse” (“happy identity”) supposedly making it possible, in a way he never could explain, Muslim immigrants to unthreateningly become part of French society while still refusing to assimilate. France would now be the sum of its separate communities, and everyone would live “happily” side by side, and for ever after. Just like in the fairy tales, and fittingly, because it was sheer make-believe. For Juppé rejected the need for a ”French identity” upheld by the traditional Right. This “happy identity,” a plaintive why-can’t-we-all-get-along welcome to foreigners, is based on a refusal to admit that there is indeed a difference between today’s Muslim immigrants, so hostile to the values of their hosts, and the non-Muslim immigrants who came before, and accepted the values of the laic French state:
Juppé wants France “to be open both to its neighbors, and to the world.” For “what would France be without Marie Curie, who came from Warsaw, or Apollinaire, who was born a Polish subject of the Russian Empire, or Picasso, who was born in Spain, or Ionesco, child of Romania, or Francis Cheng, who grew up in China and arrived in Paris at the end of his adolescence?” asked Juppé, proud of this very special kind of immigration. “We are proud of this tradition of welcome and we want to keep it vibrant.”
Kumbaya Jews are real a$$holes. Its like they suffer from some kind of learning disability. Or perhaps they’re too lazy to read. They are so eager to be deceived its like they’re Jewicidal … or something:
Philadelphia: Muslims tell Jews at interfaith gathering that “jihad doesn’t mean to go on a battlefield and fight”
It doesn’t? Somebody better tell the schools of Sunni jurisprudence:
Shafi’i school: A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates about jihad that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)…while remaining in their ancestral religions.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).
Of course, there is no caliph today, unless one believes the claims of the Islamic State, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes “obligatory for everyone” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: ‘Umdat al-Salik specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until “the final descent of Jesus.” After that, “nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus’ descent” (o9.8).
Jerusalem terrorist reportedly angered by plan to move US Embassy
As if they needed a motive!
Relatives say Fadi al-Qunbar expressed agitation after hearing sermon on president-elect’s campaign promise, which the PA ordered mosques to focus on
A relative shows a mobile phone photo of Fadi Qunbar, 28, outside his home in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. Qunbar was identified as the terrorist who drove a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers, killing four and wounding 16 (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
What a lot of horse shiite! As if these bloodthirsty killer zombies needed an excuse!
TEL AVIV – The sister of a Palestinian terrorist who plowed his truck into a group of soldiers in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four and wounding 16, said the family was “thankful” for his “most beautiful martyrdom.”
“Praise be to Allah that he became a martyr. It is the most beautiful kind of saintly death,” Fadi al Qanbar’s sister Shadia, 28, told Palestinian media.