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How did Jerusalem come to be so holy to Moslems?

By, Mordechai Kedar When the Prophet Mohammad established Islam, he introduced a minimum of innovations. He employed the hallowed personages, historic legends and sacred sites of Judaism and Christianity, and even paganism, by Islamizing them. Thus, according to Islam, Abraham was the first Moslem and Jesus and St. John (the sons of Miriam, sister of [...]

To: PBS/Frontline

SHAME ON YOU! By Nonie Darwish I am a former Moslem, born and raised in the Middle East. I am very disappointed and almost scared after watching your presentation about Islam. One of the reasons I fled to the United States of America was to escape the oppressive regime of Islam in the Middle East. [...]

An Apology From an Arab

An Arab intellectual apologizes, and explains By ALI SALEM As an Egyptian, I find myself compelled to apologize to the American people for what happened to them on Sept. 11. I apologize because one of those involved in that horrible disaster was Egyptian. As a man of letters, I declare myself innocent of having any [...]

An Interview with the Mother of a Suicide Bomber

The London-based Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat published an interview with Umm Nidal, the mother of the shahid [martyr] Muhammad Farhat. During the first Intifada, Umm Nidal had hidden 'Imad 'Aql, the commander of Hamas's military wing "Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades," in the family's home for over a year. The following are excerpts from the interview: [...]

PUBLIC SCHOOLS EMBRACE ISLAM – A SHOCKER

By Reverend Austin Miles Special to ASSIST News Service Wednesday, January 9, 2002 BRENTWOOD, CA (ANS) -- As children return to school this week, following the Christmas break, 7th graders in a growing number of public schools, who are not permitted to wear a cross or speak the name of Jesus, will be required to [...]

Once I was a Princess

by Jacqueline Pascarl Gillespie a Malaysian Muslim kidnapped two children from an Australian wife after the divorce "Once I was a Princess" is a book about how a woman's determination to continue to fight for her two kidnapped children's basic human rights saw her redefine her identity and role in society from distraught mother to [...]

The Egyptian Wife’s Tale

'Egyptian Women are Living Exactly as Afghan Women Lived' The Egyptian government weekly Akhbar Al-Yaum recently published a lengthy letter from an unnamed Egyptian woman. Editor-in-chief Ibrahim Sa'adeh wrote that he decided to publish the letter after being told by colleagues that they had heard similar or worse stories. Following are excerpts from the letter: [...]

Should Christians apologize for the Crusades

By, Sally M. Bode I know that the Muslims want us to apologize for the Crusades. But why is that? The Crusades came about after the Muslims had conquered a lot of territory. Although not technically a part of the Crusades, the Battle of Tours led by Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne, stopped the move [...]

Forgotten Christians of the East

By Theodore G. Karakostas September 16, 2001 -- The Attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington are a reminder of the existence of evil in the world. It is very clear that Islamic extremism has made its way to America and Europe. In 1995, there were a series [...]

Understanding Islam

THE ATTACK ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER AND THE PENTAGON for Constructive and Noble Goals By Dr. Labib Mikhail The barbaric, horrific terrorist attacks on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC have caused every American to ask why did it happen? Who did [...]