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Black-Clad Pilgrims Pack Iraq’s Karbala for Ashura

Huge crowds of black-clad Shiite Muslim pilgrims thronged the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Wednesday, weeping and beating their chests in mourning for the seventh century killing of the prophet’s grandson.

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An Iraqi Shiite boy looks at his picture during the reenactment of the Battle of Karbala, as part of a parade in preparation for the peak of the mourning period of Ashura, on October 11, 2016 in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhimiya. The religious festival of Ashura, which includes a …

Mohammed’s Genocide of the Qurayza Jews and Knife-Jihad in Israel

Friday, October 9, 2015, brandishing a knife, Gaza cleric Sheikh Muhammad Sallah “Abu Rajab”’s sermon at the Al-Abrar Mosque in Rafah explicitly fomented murderous knifing attacks on Israeli Jews as sanctioned by Muhammad’s actions towards the Jews of the Khaybar oasis, and the Medinan Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza.

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Muslims Riot After Hindu Leader Calls Mohammed Gay

In early December, a Hindu leader in India named Kamlesh Tiwari referred to Mohammed as “the world’s first homosexual.” This did not sit well with the local Muslim community, which called for the government to prosecute Tiwari for everything from “blasphemy” to making “anti-social” statements “designed to incite a riot.”

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Why Thomas Aquinas Distrusted Islam

The 13th-century scholar Thomas Aquinas, regarded as one of the most eminent medieval philosophers and theologians, offered a biting critique of Islam based in large part on the questionable character and methods of its founder, Mohammed.

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Christian Arrested in Pakistan for ‘Derogatory Remarks’ about Mohammed

The latest “blasphemy” trial from Pakistan involves a Christian laborer named Pervaiz Masih, who was working on a construction site when one of his Muslim co-workers reportedly knocked off work to listen to a religious speech. Masih told him to get back to work, an argument ensued, and according to the charges, Masih made “derogatory remarks against the prophet of Islam.”

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Muslim Group Puts Up Billboards Touting Mohammed, Islam

According to the Associated Press, the Islamic Circle of North America has now put up dozens of billboards all over the United States proclaiming the beauty of Islam. The billboards, which explain that “Mohammed believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights” and “Muhammed always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence,” may not be historically accurate, but they’re going up in San Diego, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Memphis and other cities around America just the same.

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