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‘Muslims are taught to hate America’: 9/11 Senate hearing descends into shouting match after activist testifies

MAILONLINE… A hearing on homeland security descended into a heated and angry dispute after an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster to ‘hate Jews’ and ‘hate America’.

The debate over Islamic terror turned into a shouting match as Nonie Darwish, director of Former Muslims United, spoke at the State Senate committee meeting in New York.

One senator gripped a Koran in his and accused the human rights activist of spreading ‘hate and poison’ at the hearing held to study how vulnerable New York City is to another act of terror ten years after September 11.

‘Check what’s going on, it’s not a secret’ said Ms Darwish, who was educated in Egypt and came to the U.S. in 1978.

‘The education of Arab children is to make killing of certain groups of people not only good, it’s holy,’ she said. Continue Reading →

Stop the Murfreesboro Mosque campaign

Things are getting interesting…

Friday, 16 July 2010
WKRP: FMU Billboard opposes Murfreesboro Islamic center

ABC affiliate WKRP Channel 2 in Nashville did a story on the Former Muslims United ad placed on a Lamar Advertising digital billboard near the Stone’s River Mall in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  FMU colleague and executive director Nonie Darwish was interviewed as were a cross section of the community who had viewed the ad.  Darwish said:

“I have no problem with religious aspects of Islam but Islam is majority a political system,” she told News 2.  We are trying to alert the public. I don’t want to see it because they’re aiming at the Bible belt.”

Watch the WKRP news video.  The WKRP news report, follows:

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The controversy over plans to expand the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and construction a new mosque in Rutherford County continues. Continue Reading →

Cracks in the Islamist Curtain: Frontpage interviews Noni Darwish


FP: Nonie Darwish, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today a bit about the Muslim voices for change that are increasing through the Islamic world. There is an unprecedented defiance taking place behind the Islamic Curtain.

Can you tell us what is transpiring?

Darwish: As you know, Jamie, I lived for 30 years in the cocoon of the Muslim world and I can see a huge change going on inside the Muslim world. More and more people are challenging the status quo.

After 9/11 and with constant recurring explosive Islamic terrorism, it has become harder for the Muslim establishment to keep the lid on Muslims questioning their system, religion and holy wars. Criticism of Islam is coming at them from every direction, putting Muslim clerics in a quagmire unable to honestly answer questions. Muslim scholars were never trained to answer questions critical of Islam or engage in hostile debate. But now, suddenly, they are challenged to the core like never before, not by Western critics, but by brave hosts of Arabic language shows from unidentified locations in the West and hosted by former Muslims and/or Egyptian Christian Copts.

Father Zakareya Botros rocks the Arab world with his show “Howard Al Hak” or “Honest Debate” when callers from various parts of the Muslim world call in renouncing Islam. Former Muslim turned Christian, Rachid Hmami, originally from Morocco, has a popular show “Fil Samim”, or “from the core”. Hmami, who is the son of a Muslim cleric, is eloquent, respectful with a calm and peaceful demeanor — a characteristic in sharp contrast to the angry loud and cursing image of many Muslim clerics. Continue Reading →

Noni Darwish on CFRA Jan 2 2010

This is a 40 minute interview with Noni Darwish about her life as a Muslim woman in the west, freedom of speech and why the west must equip itself to deal with Islam if it wishes to hold on to all it has accomplished.

Untitled from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.