Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries | Reuters

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Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington.

The video, which appeared on a website used by Islamic State to post its messages, begins with news footage of the aftermath of Friday’s Paris shootings in which at least 129 people were killed.

The message to countries involved in what it called the “crusader campaign” was delivered by a man dressed in fatigues and a turban, and identified in subtitles as Al Ghareeb the Algerian.

“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington,” the man said.

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the video, which purports to be the work of Islamic State fighters in the Iraqi province of Salahuddine, north of Baghdad.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security would not comment on the video but said it has not received information indicating a potential attack.

“While we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific credible information of an attack on the U.S. homeland,” a DHS official said on condition of anonymity.

The French government has called the Paris attacks an act of war and said it would not end its air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

French fighter jets launched their biggest raids in Syria to date on Sunday, targeting the Islamic State’s stronghold in the city of Raqqa, in coordination with U.S. forces.

Police raided homes of suspected Islamist militants across France overnight following the Paris attacks.

“Al Ghareeb the Algerian” also warned Europe in the video that more attacks were coming.

 “I say to the European countries that we are coming, coming with booby traps and explosives, coming with explosive belts and (gun) silencers and you will be unable to stop us because today we are much stronger than before,“ 

he said.

Apparently referring to international talks to end the Syrian war, another man identified in the video as Al Karrar the Iraqi tells French President Francois Hollande “we have decided to negotiate with you in the trenches and not in the hotels.”


A man (C) identified in the subtitles as Al Karar the Iraqi gestures as he speaks at an undisclosed location in this image taken from undated video footage released by Islamic State. Islamic State warned in the new video on November 16, 2015 that countries taking part in… Reuters/Social Media Website
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Updated ~ 4 October 2015 Australia: 7 News Video Evidence: A muslim youth group is brainwashing young children with “Terrorist Jihadist Views”

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‘You’re never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafah’: Radicalised six-year-old chants in support of a Caliphate and calls for Obama to go to hell in shocking extremist video

  • Four Australian children, as young as six, call for an end to democracy
  • Extremist video was reportedly filmed in Sydney in December last year
  • Bilal Merh, a senior figure in radical group Hizb ut-Tahrir, leads the chants
  • The event occurred before new Australian terror laws were introduced 
  • Professor claims group wouldn’t get away with the same rhetoric now 

Radicalised Australian children, as young as six, have been shown calling for an end to democracy and Australia’s way of life in a shocking extremist video.

Four children, reportedly aged 6 to 13, claim that they want American President Barack Obama to go to hell and chant ‘O Bashar we want your head,’ about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a video that was unearthed by Channel Seven.

The disturbing footage was filmed at an event held by The Muslim Youth Project and is thought to have happened in December last year.

The young people sing ‘until Islam there is no rest’, as they wave Islamic flags.

And the smallest states: ‘You’re never too young to be a Soldier of Khilafah.’

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Two bearded men flank the boys as the sing and Channel Seven has identified the man leading the chant as Bilal Merh, a senior figure in the radical group Hizb ut Tahrir. 

Back in 2011, Merhi urged Australians to join shun moderate forms of Islam and reject democracy during a Khilafah Conference in Australia, called Uprising In The Muslim World… on the road to Khilafah.

He spoke to around 100 people on behalf of the radical Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, which is trying to create a caliphate in the Middle East.

The group tells Muslims in Australia that they too should reject democracy.  

 
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Children radicalised in Australia
Right Above: The smallest boy in the video states: ‘You’re never too young to be a Soldier of Khilafah’
Left Above: The children sing that they want Obama to go to hell and that they want Assad’s head

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Right: The large man on the right hand side of the video is reportedly radical speaker Bilal Merh

The Muslim Youth Project, which has another event coming up on Saturday which only men are invited too, says on its Facebook page that it aims to ‘engage with young Muslims of all ages and on all levels to discuss the issues that really matter to us’.

‘We hold various regular gatherings (fortnightly), events and initiatives (for brothers) that are engaging and interactive.

‘Islam is the project of all Muslims, and young Muslims are particularly capable of carrying the message of Islam, with their plentiful zeal and energy,’ the page says.

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Above: Channel Seven has identified the man leading the chant as Bilal Merh, a senior figure in the radical group Hizb ut Tahrir (pictured)

After Channel Seven aired the video, Uthman Badar, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s spokesperson, took to Twitter to call the report a ‘beat up’ and the producers ‘simpletons’.

‘Memo to simpletons at Ch. 7 “breaking” another beat-up tonight: the black flag with white shahada script & vice-versa have been around and used by Muslims long before ISIS. It is not an “ISIS flag”. Don’t let facts get in the way of more Islamophobic sensationalism tho [sic],’ he wrote.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Muslim Youth Project for comment.

 Monash University terror expert Professor Greg Barton told Daily Mail Australia that as the video was filmed last year – before new terror laws were brought in – charges against those involved in the video will probably not be laid. However, he warned that Hizb ut-Tahir wouldn’t get away with the same rhetoric in Australia now. 
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Above: Uthman Badar, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s spokesperson, took to Twitter to call the report a ‘beat up’ and the producers ‘simpletons’

Hizb ut-Tahrir calls itself a global Islamic political party. It is known for its extreme ideologies 
Badar said on Twitter that the flags in the video were not ISIS flags because they were used before ISIS used them
Right Above: Hizb ut-Tahrir calls itself a global Islamic political party. It is known for its extreme ideologies
Left Above: Badar said on Twitter that the flags in the video were not ISIS flags because they were used before ISIS used them

‘The group involved is always vocal on grabbing headlines and staying on the right side of the law… the new terror legislation would give them trouble now.

‘It used to be about a fictional caliphate but now it is actually being fought for in the Middle East,’ he added.

Professor Barton highlighted that ‘apart from anything else this is about bad parenting’.

‘It happens with every community group group, parents doing dumb things with their kids, whether its fire arms, drugs or alcohol, it’s reckless idiot parenting but from a small section of the Australian Muslim society,’ he said.

Professor Barton said extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir always ensure they stay on just the right side of the law so that they don’t get banned.

‘If we respond to them we make them look more legitimate and give them the high ground,’ Professor Barton warned.

The video of the young radicalised Australian children emerged days after 17-year-old Australian Abdullah Elmir appeared in an ISIS video rant against western society last week. He left the country in June to join the terrorist group who are fighting in Syria and Iraq.

The Sydney teenager gained notoriety when he declared that ISIS will not stop their murderous campaign ‘until the black flag is flying high in every single land’ in a YouTube video.


 
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Above: Sydney teenager Abdullah Elmir appeared in an ISIS video rant against western society last week

30 October 2014 | UPDATED: 22:35 EST, 4 October 2015 | by Sarah Dean | for Daily Mail Australia | Source: dailymail.co.uk "'You're never too young to be a Soldier for Khilafah': Radicalised six-year-old chants in support of a Caliphate and calls for Obama to go to hell in shocking extremist video"
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There is No “Radical Islam” and There is Also No “Moderate Islam” – Israel News

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Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Beginning more or less with 9/11, the expression “radical Islam” became the accepted way for the media, politicians and public to define the religious and ideological foundations of Islam-based violence when referring to what the world calls “terror.”  This expression was meant to be contrasted with “moderate Islam” which presents Muslims as ordinary people who wish to live in peace with all of mankind – Christians, Jews, Buddhists, unbelievers and the rest of us. The world created the image of two Islams, one radical and impossible to live with, and one moderate and “just like us.”

This differentiation between “radical” and “moderate” Islam is what gave rise to the claim that Islam had been “hijacked” by the radicals, implying that the real and original Islam is the moderate, not the false, radical one.

This is what allows today’s Europe to relate positively to the wave of mostly-Muslim illegal immigrants washing up on its shores – they represent “moderate Islam” and all they want is to live in peace and harmony with their European neighbors.

“TWO TYPES OF ISLAM”?

Permit me to raise some doubts concerning the psychological mindset that claims the existence of two types of Islam.

In order to do this, let us clarify an important point:

Islam is a text-based framework of ideas and behaviors, covering religion, culture, strictures, politics, law and economics.

It is an all-embracing way of life.

The most basic text is the Qu’ran, followed by the Hadith (oral law) and the Sura – biography – of Muhammad.

The Sharia, Muslim  law, is a system of binding laws and injunctions that Muslims are obliged to obey.

There are no two Islams, no moderate one and no radical one, there is just one Qu’ran that includes everything: verses on Jihad and all out war against unbelievers along with verses that speak of recognizing the “other” and living beside him.
There are no two types of hadith, one radical and the other moderate; there is just one body of hadith that includes everything, both violent and moderate ideas.

Muhammad does not have a moderate biography and a radical one; there is only one life story of the prophet of Islam and it has stories that express a radical, violent approach and others presenting a moderate one.

There is also just one Sharia that includes everything, from the radical cutting off of a thief’s hands to the unquestionably moderate admonition to care for the poor and indigent.



That being the case, there is no “moderate Islam” and no “radical Islam”, just one Islam that incorporates both terms, ranging from extreme radicalism to extreme moderation.

In practice, we see people with different cultures, some of them extremists and some moderates, all finding verses,ideas, precedents and laws that support their views on life and society in the same Qu’ran, Hadith, Sura and Sharia. The radical Muslim chooses to quote sources that support his extremist approach, while the moderate Muslim finds sources to buttress his moderate approach.

Those two Muslims, the most extreme and the most moderate, are “kosher”, because they both rely on legitimate Islamic sources, and neither can claim that the other “hijacked” Islam.

All the Muslims in the world, all one and a half billion of them, men, women and children, are to be found somewhere on the moderate-extremist continuum.  They may live alone or as part of families, tribes, organizations and societies.

Islamic State is a state established and continuing its operations with the participation and cooperation of a large body of Muslims and converts to Islam who are on the extremist tip of the continuum.  Al Qaeda is right there next to them, as are Hamas, Hezbollah and all the other terrorist organizations. On the other end of the continuum, the moderate one, are the members of the “Muslims for Tomorrow” organization, a totally moderate group of Muslims living in Toronto, Canada.

Along the scale connecting the endpoints of the continuum, one can find all the other Muslims in the world, each one on a point of his choosing, somewhere between radicalism and moderation. His place on the continuum is a dynamic, not a static one, and a once moderate Muslim can undergo a process of radicalization, while another, who was an extreme radical can change his views and become more moderate. Life has a way of moving people along the continuum, making it harder to predict the future of an individual or group.

Moderate Muslim migrants live in harmony with the foreign societies to which they have migrated.

They blend in nicely, work for a living, are law abiding and contribute to the economy and society that absorbs them.

More radical Muslims who migrate to new societies tend to live in the enclaves that preserve their culture and way of life, only partially blending into society and the work force and constantly attempting to influence and change for their own ends the society that let them in.

If they are on the violent side of the continuum, that violence will be turned on the society that accepted them – a fact that is most evident in today’s Europe.

November 15, 2015 | By Dr. Mordechai Kedar | Source: breakingisraelnews.com “There is No “Radical Islam” and There is Also No “Moderate Islam” “


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Live in harmony with the foreign societies to which they have migrated. They blend in nicely, work for a living, are law abiding and contribute to the economy and society that absorbs them.

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KEY SIGNATURE: ‘CONGREGATION’

Establish enclaves, preserve their culture and way of life only partially blending into society and the work force and constantly attempting to influence and change for their own ends the society that let them in.

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ISIS sets date for open warfare

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ISIS Secret Dossier Blames Israel for Terrorism????

Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the “Mule of the Jews.”

Found in Pakistan’s remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an “end of the world” battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world’s 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a “caliphate.”

“It reads like the caliphate’s own Mein Kampf,” said a U.S. intelligence official, who reviewed the document. “While the world is watching videos of beheadings and crucifixions in Iraq and Syria the Islamic State is moving into North Africa the Middle East, and now we see it has a strategy in South Asia. It’s a magician’s trick, watch this hand and you’ll never see what the other is doing.”

Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn and other U.S. intelligence officials confirmed the authenticity of the document based on its unique markings, specific language used to describe leaders and the writing style and religious wording that matched other Islamic State records.

Flynn said the undated document, “A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet,” is a campaign plan that “lays out their intent, their goals and objectives, a red flag to which we must pay attention.”

The document serves as a Nazi-like recruiting pitch that attempts to unite dozens of factions of the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror.  It includes a never-before-seen history of the Islamic State, details chilling future battle plans and urges al-Qaeda to join Islamic State.

Its tone is direct: “Accept the fact that this caliphate will survive and prosper until it takes over the entire world and beheads every last person that rebels against Allah. This is the bitter truth, swallow it.”

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal center for human rights who heads Center’s Digital Terrorism and Hate Project, compares the Islamic State threats in the document to the rise of Nazism pre-World War II.

The brutal killing of a teacher and three children at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse in 2012 by an Algerian Islamist was a major signal to the Jewish community that Europe was no longer safe and that not enough was being done to curtail the rise of anti-semitism, he said.

“It’s important to remember what our founder, Wiesenthal said, ‘it often starts with the Jews but it never ends with the Jews,” Cooper said. “As a matter fact [Islamic State] did not create anti-semitism but they are taking advantage of it, and they are building on it.”

The document advocates creating a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan to trigger a war in India and provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the United States. It also details Islamic State’s plot to attack U.S. soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target America diplomats and Pakistani officials and blames the rise of jihadi organizations on the establishment of Israel.

“No sooner had the British government relinquished control of Israel, Ben-Gurion, the leader of the Jews, declared the independence of the State of Israel, triggering a global migration of Jews to the Jewish State, and launching the systematic persecution of Palestinian Muslims who had to abandon their homes and migrate,” the document states.

The document discloses the history of Islamic State dating back to the early 1990s and explains why in 2011 its leader, Abu Bakr al- Bagdhadi, unleashed car bombs to avenge Osama bin Laden’s death, and boasts about the suicide rates of American soldiers.

“Urban centers across Iraq exploded with car bombs and IED’s. The losses inflicted upon Americans, apostates, and heretics were unprecedented, as were the suicide rates amongst U.S soldiers,” the document states. “This state of affairs forced Mule of the Jews, U.S President Obama to announce an exit plan.”

The battle plan to “end the world” is described in six phases

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  • Phase 1 “Awakening” 2000-2003: Islamic State calls for “a major operation against the U.S. .. to provoke a crusade against Islam.”
  • Phase 2 “Shock and Awe” 2004 – 2006: Islamic State will lure U.S. into multiple theatres of war, including cyber-attacks and establish charities across the Muslim and Arab world to support terrorism.
  • Phase 3 “Self-reliance” 2007-2010: Islamic State will create “interference” with Iraq’s neighboring states with particular focus on Syria.
  • Phase 4 “Reaping/extortion/receiving” 2010-2013: Islamic State will attack “U.S and Western interests” to destroy their economy and replace the dollar with silver and gold and expose Muslim governments’ relations with Israel and the U.S.
  • Phase 5 Declaring the Caliphate 2013-2016: Not much details offered here. The document just says, “The Caliphate According to The Prophet.
  • Phase 6, Open Warfare 2017-2020:  Islamic State predicts faith will clash with non-believers and “Allah will grant victory to the believers after which peace will reign on earth.”

The document urges followers of al-Qaeda and the Taliban to join the Islamic State in overthrowing Arab governments who have relations with the U.S. and Israel, unlike al-Qaeda, which believed it was “important to weaken the U.S before launching an armed revolt in Arab states and establishing a caliphate.”

In response to the document, a senior ranking Israeli official said that in the Middle East the world faces two threats – from Islamic State and from Iran. “We need not strengthen one at the expense of the other. We need to weaken both and prevent the aggression and arming of both,” he warned.

Alistair Baskey, deputy spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council said Islamic State is being monitored “closely to see whether their emergence will have a meaningful impact on the threat environment in the region.”

The document builds on evidence that Islamic State is expanding into the region where the September 11 attacks were born. A united Taliban, backed by the hundreds of millions of dollars of Iraqi oil revenue now enjoyed by Islamic State, would be a “game-changer,” officials said.

The document warns that “preparations” for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America: “Even if the U.S tries to attack with all its allies, which undoubtedly it will, the (entire global Muslim community) will be united, resulting in the final battle.”

A war in India would magnify Islamic State stature and threaten the stability of the region, said Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution who served more than 30 years in the CIA. “Attacking in India is the Holy Grail of South Asian jihadists.”

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry denied the presence of Islamic State in the region, calling it only “a potential threat.”

Unlike al-Qaida, whose focus was the United States and other western nations, the document said Islamic State leaders believe that’s the wrong strategic goal. “Instead of wasting energy in a direct confrontation with the U.S., we should focus on an armed uprising in the Arab world for the establishment of the caliphate,” the document said.

The failure to target the radical Islamic ideas has given the group breathing room to spread throughout the world much like Hitler did.

“We did a lousy job predicting what Hitler was going to do in the 1920s, 1930s – honestly, we blew it,” Cooper said. “It’s hard to take seriously or believe that such hatred was real or would be possible. They made jokes about Jews, degraded Jews but nobody believed that they would be capable of what they were saying.  So now, when groups, like [Islamic State] come along and say they are going to do A B and C, you have to take them for their word.”

Source: ISIS Secret Dossier Blames Israel for Terrorism - Defense/Security - News - Arutz Sheva

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Abuse trial: Muslim man beat daughter he thought was gay

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The man and his wife both have name suppression to protect their children. Photo / NZ Herald

A Muslim man repeatedly beat his teenage daughter with an umbrella when he thought she may be gay, and had a photo of a man having his throat cut hung up in the lounge.

The man and his wife – who both have name suppression to protect their children – today pleaded guilty to a raft of child abuse offences when they appeared at Auckland District Court this morning.

He admitted 16 counts of abuse, including hitting and slapping his six children, and striking a child with a horse whip, while his wife pleaded guilty to two counts of assault on a child.

One of his victims was aged just 5 at the time, and another an infant aged 1.

Details of the abuse meted out on the children — all aged under 15 at the time — have been revealed in a summary of facts document, released by Judge Charles Blackie following the court appearance today.

The man, 45, has six children. The woman, 25, is mother to three of them, the eldest of whom is now aged 14. They all lived together in their home in Auckland.  


The court document said the man’s eldest daughter was repeatedly slapped and punched by her father over the years, including on one occasion when she was aged 13 when he “became angry over her use of Facebook and slapped the victim about the face”.

She fled to a teacher’s house.

On another occasion, two years later, he “became enraged” after hearing the same daughter had hugged and kissed a girl friend in school as a greeting, “sparking rumours of lesbianism”.

He was angry because homosexuality “is contrary and in direct conflict to his interpretation of the Islamic faith”, the summary of facts said.

The man beat his daughter with a blue and green checkered umbrella, first around the torso, and when she fled to the lounge, he followed her and continued to hit her “five times to her head and body”.

“The victim put up her arms to defend herself and in the process caused the umbrella to break on impact,” it states.

She suffered extensive bleeding from her nose, cuts to her hands, and bruises to her arms.

The man pleaded guilty to a charge of injuring with intent to injure in relation to that incident.


He also admitted a count of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm over an incident in 2013 when he hit the same daughter around the head and torso with a stick after she took some of his synthetic cannabis to school.

 When the victim crouched over to protect herself from the barrage of punches, the defendant pulled up her head by the hair and punched her in the stomach before slapping her face several times. 

She suffered two black eyes, a broken tooth, a fractured nose and bruising to her back.

He also admitted using a horse whip as a weapon against his children, slapping and hitting them with a stick, and throwing objects including sticks, a hammer and bricks at one of his daughters.

 
He also admitted slapping his then 5-year-old son in the face and throwing him on the floor, and slapping his then 1-year-old son about the face.


Also revealed in the court documents was a “picture wall” in the lounge of the family home, on which the man had displayed “a large number of images containing injuries to adults and children”.
Among those images was a photograph of a man holding a gun and using his other hand to slit the throat of another man with a large knife.

“The image was in clear view of the victims who were often photographed and filmed standing in front of the ‘picture wall’.”

The image was deemed objectionable under the Films, Video and Publications Classification Act 1993, and he pleaded guilty to displaying objectionable material to persons aged under 18.


 Judge Blackie convicted and remanded the couple — the man in custody, and the woman in bail — until sentencing in June.

The father has previously appeared before the courts, but the details were redacted from the court document provided to media.

The man was issued a first warning under the three strikes system over the injuring with intent conviction.

The couple had been due to stand trial at Auckland District Court yesterday.

However, the trial was adjourned and the couple entered guilty pleas in court this morning.

May 19, 2015 | Original Source: nzherald.co.nz "Abuse trial: Muslim man beat daughter he thought was gay"
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Muslim Migrants Throw Christians Overboard into Mediterranean…

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Religion involved for first time in common yet deadly sea crossings from Africa to Italy.

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Fifteen Muslim migrants face charges of murder fueled by religious hatred after allegedly throwing a dozen Christian migrants overboard this week during a sea crossing from northern Africa to Italy.

Refugees who survived the crossing “burst into tears” as they described the violence to Italian police, AsiaNews reports. Italy and other countries have welcomed more than 10,000 refugees fleeing across the Mediterranean Sea in recent days. Such migrations hit a record high last year, reports the BBC, which has mapped the problem.

The boat in question left Libya with 105 passengers on Tuesday. An Italian navy ship took the remaining passengers on board and transferred them to a Panamanian ship that docked in Italy on Wednesday, according to CNN.

The Christian victims were Ghanaian and Nigerian, and the accused Muslims are from the Ivory Coast, Mali, and Senegal, according to The New York Times (NYT).

Such boat crossings are notoriously dangerous: 400 migrants reportedly drowned when a boat capsized in the sea last weekend, according to Global Research, a Canadian center.

“If the reports are confirmed, this past weekend would be among the deadliest few days in the world’s most dangerous stretch of water for migrants and asylum seekers,” Judith Sunderland, acting deputy director for Europe and Central Asia at Human Rights Watch, told the center.

This week’s violence would be the first sign of religious violence on such crossings, Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman in Italy for the International Organization for Migration, told the NYT. Di Giacomo told the newspaper that fighting is common on migrant ships, but is not typically linked to religion.

“Religion has never been an issue,” Di Giacomo said. “This is something new.”

Approximately 20,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe from Africa over the past 25 years, according to World Watch Monitor.

According to Pew Research Center data on religious migration, Italy is a top destination for Christians migrating out of Ghana and Nigeria. It is also a top destination for Christian migrants from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

CT previously noted that many of the 250 African migrants who drowned off the coast of Italy in 2013 were likely Christians fleeing persecution in Eritrea and Ethiopia.

Humanitarian organizations debate whether it is best to relocate Christians to build new lives in a country free of persecution, or equip them to live with better protection in their home countries or regions—a debate CT covered about Sudan in 2013, and about Iraqi refugees a few years prior.

CT regularly covers refugees and persecution. 
by Ruth Moon | April/17/2015 | Original Source: christianitytoday.com "Muslim Migrants Throw Christians Overboard into Mediterranean..."
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Jerusalem: Real Facts

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JERUSALEM
21Deep down the Palestinians know they are occupying a Jewish holy site, and from time to time they starts riots on the temple mount

 

JERUSALEM in (QURAN) (BIBLE)
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After all, Jerusalem (al quds) is mentioned in the Quran: 0 times, While in the Bible jerusalem is mentioned: 667 times. 
 But not only Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran. “Palestine” is not mentioned either

 

HOLY LAND to ISRAEL (QURAN)

Surprisingly enough, the Holy Land is mentioned in the Quran as the land that was written by Allah to Israel

Quran 5:21 Moses: O,my people, enter the holy land that God Has written for you, and do not turn your backs, or you will become losers

Quran 17:104 And We said after him to the Children of Israel: Dwell in the land, when the time of the second promise comes, We will bring you all together as a mixed crowd

 

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Jews are coming back home from the Diaspora

Ezekiel 36:24

For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you back into your own land

 

JERUSALEM JEWISH HOLY CITY 3000 YEARS AGO

Jerusalem has been a Jewish holy city since the days of King David 3000 years ago

At the time the Arabs were still pagans who used to worship idols such as Al Uzza, Al Lat and Al Mannat at the Kaaba (jahiliyya period)

Islam – the youngest among the three Monotheistic religions (est. 1400 years ago)

In the year 638 CE the muslims captured Jerusalem from the Byzantines and built Mosque on the site of the Jewish holy Temple.

 

JEWS or MUSLIMS in HOLIEST PLACE?

Question: Direction of Prayer

14Jews pray facing Jerusalem and the Temple Mount

 

 

 

 

09Muslims pray towards the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, When they pray in Jerusalem they point their behind to the Dome of the Rock and the Temple mount

 

IS JERUSALEM ISLAMIC HOLY SITE

Some muslims believe Jerusalem is Islamic holy site.

07An “Islamic holy site“?

palestinians use the temple mount as playground where they have picnics and play soccer.

Ibn Taymiyyah (1263-1328) – One of the most important Islamic scholars wrote: “in Jerusalem, there is not a place one calls sacred, and the same holds true for the tombs of Hebron.

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Sydney 15th December Martin Place

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john-blaxlandRead an interesting article by John Blaxland is a senior fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. printed in “The Drum – ABC

Lone madman or a networked holy warrior  article


My observations about the Sydney incident and Islamic Terror: by GEG

for-what-its-worthIt would appear the perpetrator Man Haron Monis wasn’t trained for the task, he lacked the resources to execute the plan.

Professional ISIS personal would have truly rigged the place to become dust along with a big bunch of hostages and armed forces.

Thank Goodness Man Haron Monis wasn’t skilled.

Be asured ISIS will be studying carefully how Australia handled the event with the intent to engineer better outcomes when they do act.

This event may well be the fuel for ISIS to really exact revenge at a scale of 9/11 proportions, these types of people have very long memories and unforgiving natures to accompany their blood lusts to kill infidels and the Apostates to Islam.

Our Security Forces may well be catching heat at present as this nutter had a high profile with the security organisations yet he managed to waltz into a downtown cafe lay siege kill at least the Cafe Manager Tori Johnson whilst wrestling the weapon from him in the early hours of today. We have not heard whose bullets killed the 38 year old mother of 3 Katrina Dawson, we shouldn’t rule out friendly fire; with the amount of bullets that went flying she may well be collateral damage when the strike force entered the cafe blazing. An unavoidable risk in such a “no win” situations.

The Bitter Facts:
Sadly in such events like Martin Place Siege somebody is not going to be alive at the end its just how do we minimise that number.

When “IS” terror does come:
I think when it does come it will be just a “Huge Explosion” and Mass Carnage; ISIS won’t be laying sieges the question will be how big is the Explosion and what high populated location will it be.

We can not afford to rule out:
This could have been a planned distraction and testing of our resources and this nutter was played as a pawn to achieve set objectives, we know only all too well the killing their own for the cause is well within the rules they live by. Why He’s a martyr for the greater cause.

We would do well to understand Fundamental Islamic Believers do not think like we do:
 
These followers of Islam are driven by a religious fervor unparalleled in society Past and Present, we have a vast storehouse of Historical events and evidence which goes right back to the very days of the Prophet Muhammad displaying the Terror and Killing trail they leave in their Conquest to establish Islam as they ruling Power. Strangely they could be label globalists however they are not the same as the globalist currently taking the world by stealth. via Commerce / Law and Politics via bodies like UN, IMF, AGENDA 21, G20, G10, G7,EU and many more Global Governance organizations.

Actually the Islamic Caliphate agenda currently being worked by ISIS must be causing the true World Order real grief; I feel they’ve been playing this Tiger for their own purposes within the middle east however its becoming a Tiger out of control whose eyes have moved well past the middle east.

The Creep: 
 
Islamic strategy is currently what I term “The Creep” slowly but surely they are becoming entrenched within the power structures of the western world powers, integration but not integrating; rather Sanitizing Islam and congregating within communities to gain control by numbers and within the local councils of the communities they dominate. Where by the  islamification process commences generally unchallenged. Shariah Law covertly established initially enforced on Islamic followers. Bringing in practices which our Western Societies have laws against.

The Creep within some nations is at the level where the push is to have Shariah Law Recognised as a legitimate Law within that land any nation foolish enough to court this idea is racing down the slide to an Islamic Horror, I would liken this act to selling your soul to the devil for a slice of bread. True Madness.

Radicals Fundamentalists Islamic Followers:
its being said the people whom have displayed this terror and Horror is a small percentage of Islamic Followers with numbers like 15 – 25% of all islamic followers falling under the umbrella of Radical Fundamentalists well lets place some perspective on this.

LETS DO SOME SUMS:

Total estimated Followers of Islam = 1.6 billion or 23% of earth’s population, Islam

Radicals Fundamentalists World Wide:

15% of 1.6 billion = 240  Million Radicals in the world today

20% of 1.6 billion =  320  Million Radicals in the world today

25% of 1.6 billion =  400 Million Radicals in the world today

payattentionTotal estimated Followers of Islam Australia 476,291 people, or 2.2% of the total Australian population.

Radicals Fundamentalists Australia est, Factor

15% of  476,291 = 71,433

20% of  476,291 = 95,258

25% of  476,291 = 119,072

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How deep has the:  Kiwi Islamic Rabbit Hole Gone

Are you ready for the Truth: 

Islamic Organizations in new zealand [Info Source: islamicfinder.org]

Masjid e Abu Bakr – East Auckland Islamic Trust, Pakuranga
Masjid Onehunga, Auckland
Masjid Umar, Mount Roskill
Masjid-e-Umar, Auckland
Masjid-e-Umar (Mount Roskill Islamic Trust), Auckland
MAUNATUL ISLAM CENTER, Auckland
Mount Albert Islamic Centre, Auckland
Mt Eden Islamic Education and Information Center, Auckland
Mt Roskill Islamic Centre, Auckland
Muslim Association of Canterbury – Christchurch Mosque, Christchurch
Napier Islamic Centre, Napier
New Lynn Islamic Centre, New Lynn
New Lynn Islamic Trust /New Lynn Islamic Centre, Auckland
New Zealand Muslim Association, Auckland
New Zealand Muslim League Inc Hamilton West Mosque 45 Bandon Street, Hamilton City
Noor-Al-Islam Trust, Papakura Islamic Centre, Manukau City
North Shore Islamic Centre, North Shore
North Shore Islamic Centre, Glenfield
North Shore Islamic Trust, Auckland
Northland Islamic Center and Mosque, Whangarei
NZMA, Ponsonby Mosque, Auckland
Onehunga Islamic Center, Onehunga
Palmerston North Islamic Centre, Palmerston North
Papatoetoe Islamic Centre / Islamic Cultural & Development Trust, Papatoetoe
Ponsonby Mosque, Ponsonby
Porirua Islamic Center, Porirua
Porirua Islamic Centre, Wellington
Pt. England Islamic Trust, Auckland
pukekohe islamic centre, Auckland
Rotorua Islamic Centre, Rotorua
Rotorua Islamic Centre, Rotorua District
Sandringham Islamic Centre Auckland, Auckland
South Auckland Islamic Centre, Auckland
South Auckland Mosque, Otahuhu
South Pacific Islamic Centre New Zealand, Auckland
South Pacific Masjid, Mangere
Tauranga Muslim Association Inc (mosque), Tauranga
Te Aroha Islamic Centre, Te Aroha
Te Kuiti Islamic Centre, Te Kuiti
Unitec mount albert, Auckland
Unitec Mount Albert, Mount Albert
Waikato Bay of Plenty Muslim Association – Hamilton Mosque, Hamilton
Wellington Centre, Porirua
Wellington Islamic Centre, Wellington
Wellington Mosque, Kilbirnie
West Auckland Mosque, Auckland
West Auckland Mosque, Ranui Station

Islamic Organizations and Services [Info Source: islamicfinder.org]

Northland Muslim Community, Whangarei
NZ Muslim Youth & Sports Association, Auckland
Pakistani Muslim student association, Auckland
Queenstown Muslim Community, Queenstown
Southland Muslim Association Inc, Invercargill
The Federation of Islamic Associations In New Zealand (FIANZ), Wellington
The Muslim Students And Graduates Association of New Zealand (MSGANZ), Auckland
The Otago Muslim Association Incorporated, Dunedin
Voice of Islam Television, Auckland
Waikato University Muslim Club, Hamilton
World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), Auckland
علا عبد الحميد علي لتخفيظ القران, Auckland

Muslim Owned Businesses [Info Source: islamicfinder.org]

Motoring Plus Ltd, Wellington
Mughlai Curry Corner, Wellington
Mumbai’s Grilled Chicken (Mt Eden) Ltd, Mount Eden
Nando’s, Wellington
Nando’s Otahuhu, Auckland
Noora’s halal resturant, Auckland
PARS TV, Auckland
PC Today.Ltd, Auckland
Ponsonby Health Shop, Auckland
Prime Halal Meats, Hamilton
Recipes Malaysia Catering, Wanganui
Roti Shop, Auckland
Rumah Temasek Restaurant and Takeaway, Christchurch
S & S CONNECTIONS LIMITED, Auckland
Saleh Halal Restaurant, Auckland
shaffaf EnterpriseLimited, Auckland
Shah, Fazilat Barrister, Auckland
Silva Travel and Tours Ltd, Auckland
spice heaven, Christchurch
Spice World, Auckland
Taste of Bengal, Christchurch
Taumarunui Hotel, Taumarunui
TCG International New Zealand Limited, Auckland
The Curry Box Restaurant(Indian Cuisine), Dunedin
Trade Vision Limited, Auckland
TWO DOLLAR PLUS CITY, Auckland
Weekly Herbal Deals, Auckland
wellington competitive taxis ltd, Wellington
Wellington Halal Meats Limited, Wellington
WinMac Computer Solutions Ltd , Auckland
XPRESS COMPUTER SERVICES LIMITED, Auckland
Yassaer Halal Food Takeaway, Grey
ZAM ZAM BUTCHERY, Auckland

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1.0 AUCKLAND

Auckland Airport: Airport Masjid – Al Maqtoum. 1)91 Westney Rd Mangere Past Zayed College Tel:: 09-2560341 (Telephone enquires between 10am-3pm Monday-Friday) All Salat & Madrasah Classes Everyday.

Auckland Airport: International Terminal, Prayer Area Only.  2)Prayer Area Only 1st floor, through extra dinning area of food-court ‘follow weka trail sign’ Prayer mats only but very private. Do wuduu in the bathrooms.

Auckland University: University Masjid. 3)9 Mount Street (Off Symonds Street) Auckland City Five daily prayers 2 Jumu’ah @ 1.30 pm and 2.15pm in summer (NZ daylight saving time) and 1 hour earlier in winter ‘NZ standard time’.

Avondale: Masjid Al Noor – Avondale Islamic Centre. 4)122 Blockhouse Bay Rd P O Box 19339 Avondale Tel: 09 – 828 2786 Daily Madrasah Sunday Sisters Programme 2pm-4pm Dars e Qur’an for ladies, Every Friday 5.30pm -7pm (in Urdu) Sun 10am in English. Sunday Sisters Programme 2pm-4pm Classes for Children, Sundays 4pm

Birkenhead: Birkenhead Islamic Centre. 5)79 Onewa Rd, Northcote, North Shore

Dannemora & Howick: * Al Falaah Islamic Centre. 6)1/8 Laidlaw Way (off Ormiston Rd) Dannemora, Auckland. *Salat / Prayers Time: Daily – Fajr, Zuhr, Asar, Maghrib and Isha There is regular attendance at each of the prayers. *Daily Fikr Time: Daily – after Fajr Language: English / Urdu. *Daily Taleem Time: Daily – after Isha Language: English / Urdu *Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer *Khutbah starts at 1.55 PM each Friday (Daylight Savings time). This prayer is obligatory for all Muslims and this is the largest congregation of Muslims each week. Due to the large attendance, parking is limited so please carpool if possible and arrive early. Time: Friday – 1.30 PM (Bayaan starts) Daylight Savings time Speaker: Hafiz Riaz (Imam) Language: English *Weekly Ladies Programme, About Islam and its importance! Time: Wednesday 7 – 9 pm Language: English / Urdu *Dars e Qur’an Qur’an tafseer in English Speaker:Hafiz Riaz Time: Friday – after Maghrib salat Language: English / Arabic *Adult Arabic Classes Time: Monday to Thursday – after Fajr Tutor: Hafiz Riaz

Glenfield: North Shore Islamic Centre. 7)9b Kaimahi Drive (off Target Rd) Glenfield Tel: 09 – 441 2493 Jumu’ah Salat at Glenfield Recreational Centre-1.45pm ( Jamat Time), 30 Downing St, Glenfield, North Shore City

Glen Innes / Panmure: Glen Innes Islamic Centre. 8)127 Elstree Ave Glen Innes Auckland Tel: 09 – 570 2597 Contact: Br. Anwar Mehter

Kelston / Waikumete: Kelston Islamic Centre. 9)45 Cartwright Road (off Sabulite Rd) Kelston

Mangere: Al-Madinah School. 10)8 Westney Road P O Box 43246 Mangere. Tel: 09 – 275 5195 Email: princ@al-madinah.school.nz

Mangere: Islamic Educational & Dawah Trust. 11)P O Box 22 526 Mangere. Tel: 09 – 256 0341

Mangere: Maunatul Islam Trust of New Zealand. 12)45 Thomas Rd, Mangere. Salat Madrasah etc

Mangere: Zayed College for Girls 13)44 Westney Road, Mangere. Tel: 09 – 255 0904 Email: Admin@zayedcollege.school.nz

Mangere – Airports 14)see list “Auckland”

Mount Albert: Al Manar Islamic Trust. 15)70 Carr Road, Mount Roskill. Tel: 09 – 620 2643. Email: almanarorg@gmail.com

Mount Albert: Masjid e Umar. 16)185 – 187 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill. Tel: 021-02532786 Imam Mo.Mohammed Patel Email: imam@masjideumar.co.nz Web: www.masjideumar.co.nz *Salat / Prayers: Time: Daily – Fajr, Zuhr, Asar, Maghrib and Isha *Daily Fikr Time: Daily – after Fajr – Language: English / Urdua *Daily Taleem – Time: Daily – after Isha Language: English / Urdua *Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer: Khutbah starts at 12.55 PM each Friday. This prayer is obligatory for all Muslims and this is the largest congregation of Muslims each week. Due to the large attendance, parking is limited so please carpool if possible and arrive early. Time: Friday – 12.20 PM (Bayaan starts) Speaker: Maulana Mohammed (Imam) Language: English / Urdua *Weekly Lecture – About Islam and its importance! Time: Wednesday – after Isha Language: English / Urdua *Dars e Qur’an – Qur’an tafseer in English Speaker: Hafiz Muhammed Time: Saturday and Sunday – after Asra *Adult Qur’an Classes – After Fajr Monday to Thursday *Women Qur’an Classes – Time: Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00pm Location: 189 A Stoddard Rd – Downstairs For registration contact Imam *Masaail Classes for woman – Time: Wednesday – 10.30am to 12.30pm Location: 189 A Stoddard Rd – Downstairs *Adult Arabic Classes, Time: Wednesday and Sunday – after Isha, Tutor: Shaikh Amjed

Mt Roskill: Lynfield Islamic Centre. 17)143 White Swan Rd, Mt Roskill. NB Friday prayers at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, May Road, Mt Roskill *Madrasah classes Monday to Friday from 5pm until 7pm (@ 143 White Swan Rd) *Ijtima every Friday from Asr to Maghrib – this Ijtima covers Qur’an Hadith & Zikr culminating with salaam & dua ‘@ 143 White Swan Rd’

Manukau: Masjid Ayesha. 18)96 Maich Road, Manurewa. Manukau City. Tel: 09 – 264 0660 Web: www.masjidayesha.co.nz *Islamic Kindergarten: Mondays to Thursdays. *Qur’an & Islamiyat Classes for Children: Monday to Friday from 5.00pm *Qur’an Classes for Adults: Monday & Wednesday evenings. *Senior Citizens’ Islamiyat: Monday to Thursday after Zuhr. *Hadeeth Daras: Sundays after Fajr. *Youth Programmes: Saturdays. *Bi-monthly Jalsah: 3rd Saturday every second month. *Ladies Programmes: Wednesdays & Saturdays. Dawah Programmes: Daily. *Other Services: Marriage Celebrant & Nikah, JP Services, Funeral Arrangements, Community & Family Meetings, Interfaith Dialogue, Facilitate resolution of family problems, etc.

Manukau: Masjid At-Taqwa. 19)58 Grayson Ave, Manukau City. Tel: 09 – 2777175 Web: www.masjidattaqwa.co.nz *Madrasah Classes Everyday *Library *Monthly Lecture Every Month. Open invitation. Dinner inc. *Weekly Lectures Every Thursday Night *Arabic Language Course/ Qur’an Learning classes for children and ladies. *Various Activities for Youth & General Public *Live Lectures Streaming, Weekly: Thursday after Salat Al Maghrib *Monthly: First Saturday on every month 6pm. *Arabic Language Classes: Every Saturday: Level-0 11:00 to 1:30, Level-1 02:00 to 4:30

New Lynn: New Lynn Islamic Centre. 20)13 Ward Street, New Lynn. ‘Near New Lynn Mall’

North Shore: North Shore Islamic Centre. 21)9b Kaimahi Drive, ‘off Target Rd’ Glenfield. Tel: 09 – 441 2493 *Jumu’ah Salat at Glenfield Recreational Centre-1.45pm ( Jamat Time), 30 Downing St, Glenfield, North Shore City

North Shore: 22)also see Glenfield

Onehunga ~ One Tree Hill: Onehunga Islamic Centre. 23)140 Church Street, Onehunga. Email: onehungamosque@gmail.com Web: www.onehunga.net.nz/wpbdm-directory/onehunga-islamic-centre/ *Open for the 5 daily prayers, apart from Jumu’ah salat *Madrasah for children ages 5 – 17 every week days 5 – 7 pm *Qur’an and Arabic class for adults, Fridays, 7.30 – 8.30 pm *Saturday Taklim for families, Saturdays, 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Onehunga ~ One Tree Hill: Middlemore Hospital – Prayer Room. 24)Hospital Road, Otahuhu. Behind Reception at the Main Entrance.

Onehunga ~ One Tree Hill: Al-Mustafa Jamia Masjid. South Auckland 25)26 Mangere Road, P O Box 22 807. Otahuhu. Tel: 09 – 276 6725 Web: www.sama.co.nz *Madrasah Classes Every day *Qur’an Daras Monday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Adult Qur’an Classes Tuesday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Fikre Akhirat Wednesday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Masala Masail Thursday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Madni Dhikr Friday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Sunday Sisters Programme 2pm-4pm

Onehunga ~ One Tree Hill: Al Farooq Cultural & Dvpt. Trust Centre. 26)34 Portage Road, P O Box 22 387. Otahuhu. Tel: 09 – 276 0841 *Daily Madrasah *Youth Lectures and other Activities *Tafseer for ladies every Thursday. *Monthly programme on 3rd week

Pakuranga: Islamic Ahlul Bayt Foundation of NZ. 27)27 Ben Lomond Cres, ‘Near Cascades Rd’ Pakuranga. Tel: 09 – 577 1127 Web: www.islam.org.nz

Pakuranga: Masjid e Abu Bakr – East Auckland Islamic Trust. 28)5B Cortina Place, P O Box 251 019 Pakuranga. Tel: 09 – 577 5030

Papakura: Papakura Islamic Centre- Al Iqra Islamic Centre. 29)12 Tironui Station Road, Takanini. *Daily Madrasah

Papakura: 30)See also Takanini

Papatoetoe ~ Counties Manukau: Papatoetoe Islamic Centre / Islamic Cultural & Development Trust. 31)63 Park Ave, Papatoetoe

Ponsonby: Ponsonby Masjid. 32)17 Vermont St, P O Box 91504. Auckland Mail Centre, Tel: 09 – 378 8200. *Madrasah Mon-Wed 5-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-12.30pm. *General programme every Friday.

Ranui ~ Waitakere: West Auckland Masjid. 33)31 – 33 Armada Dr. Ranui, Waitakere City. Tel: 09 – 833 9072

Takanini: Papakura Islamic Centre /Al Iqra Islamic Centre. 34)12 Tironui Station Road, Takanini. *Daily Madrasah

AUCKLAND Students in Auckland & Visitors to Auckland

Al-Madinah School 35)8 Westney Rd., Mangere, Auckland.

Aorere College 36)8 Selfs Road Papatoetoe, Only Jumu’ah Salah

Auckland Grammar School. 37)Mountain Road, Epsom – For Muslim Students

Auckland International Airport 38)International terminal, 1st Floor – Prayer Area

AUT (North Shore Campus) 39)Akoranga Drive, Room AP112A – open daily 8am – 5pm

Lynfield College 40)White Swan Rd., Lynfield, – For Muslim Students

Middlemore Hospital – Prayer Room 41)Hospital Road, Otahuhu – Behind Reception at the Main Entrance.

Manukau Institute of Technology North Campus 42)NP101 Email: MIT.Muslimgroup@gmail.com

Manukau Institute of Technology South Campus 43)South Campus, *Women:L301, *Men:E203 Email: MIT.Muslimgroup@gmail.com

Massey University-Albany Campus Auckland 44)Student Association Club room for Salat/Prayer

Mt Roskill Grammar School 45)Frost Rd., Mt Roskill, For Muslim Students in Room D10 *Prayer Hall – “Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall” *Friday Salat only Corner of High street and Chancery Street, Auckland CBD (Freyberg Square) Khutbah will start at 12:30 till 1:00.

The University of Auckland. 46)Muslim Prayer Room 🙁 Male/Female) Situated in the basement of the Chemistry Building 301 *B074 for Females & * B072 for Males. Symonds Street, City Campus. Note: There are no Friday Prayers held at this facility.

Unitec Mt Albert – Muslim Prayer Room. 47)Building No 160, Gate 4, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert.

Zayed College for Girls. ‘Only for GIRLS’ 48)44 Westney Rd, Mangere

2.0 BLENHEIM

Muslim Association of Marlborough. 49)Tel: 027 – 353 2125 Br Fouad or 027 – 644 979 Br Zayd. Jumu’ah Salah time between 12 & 2pm, Marlborough Community Centre. Seminar Room, 25 Alfred Street. Blenheim

3.0 CHRISTCHURCH

Masjid al Noor – Canterbury Islamic Centre. 50)101 Deans Avenue, Riccarton. P O Box 8272 Christchurch. Tel: 03 – 348 3930

Hillmorton/Spreydon Islamic Centre. 51)30 Lincoln Road, Hillmorton.

CHRISTCHURCH Students in Christchurch & Visitors to Christchurch

Lincoln University. 52)Male and female Muslim prayer rooms are located in Annex A – entrance opposite the Stewart computer labs

University of Canterbury – Christchurch. 53)Prayer Room,Forestry Road, behind the International Student Support Centre

Hagley Community College. 54)Provide dedicated Muslim prayer facilities for both men and women.

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute for Technology CPIT Central Campus. 55)Provide dedicated Muslim prayer facilities for both men and women

4.0 DUNEDIN

Masjid Al Huda / Dunedin Islamic Centre. 56)21 Clyde Street, P O Box 6288. Dunedin. Tel: 03 – 477 1838

Otago University – Otago Muslim Student’s Association (MUSA). 57)Prayer Facility, Archway, near Archway lecture theatre, Rooms B16 and B17 Tel: 022 – 475 2628 Website: www.otagomusa.com Email: admin@otagomusa.com

5.0 HAMILTON

Jamii Masjid. 58)921 Heaphy Terrace, P O Box 665, Hamilton. Tel: 07 – 855 0567

Hamilton West Islamic Centre. 59)45 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Tel: 027 – 4744201 or 07 – 9601602 Email: Hassan.hamilton@xtra.co.nz *5 daily salat *Jumu’ah Salat *Children’s Class four days a week *Ladies learning programmes *Men Tafseer Qur’an every Monday

University of Waikato, Hamilton Prayer room. 60)Knighton Road, Hamilton 3240, LG.0.21, L Block ‘Prayer Room for males’ LG.0.22, L Block, ‘Prayer room for females’

6.0 HASTINGS & NAPIER

Hawkes Bay Baitul Mokarram Masjid and Islamic Centre Trust. 61)718 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings. Hawkes Bay 4201. Tel: 06 – 878 6001. Location at the intersection of Heretaunga Street & Riverslea Road in Hastings which is about a 20 minutes’ drive from Napier City.

7.0 PALMERSTON NORTH

Palmerston North Islamic Centre. 62)81 Cook St, P O Box 1482, Palmerston North 4410. Tel: 06 – 357 8362 All salat etc Some rooms available for rent to single Muslim men A small library of books and tapes in English and Arabic.

Massey University Islamic Centre. 63)Campus Road, Palmerston North 4410. ‘Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week’ Email: Prof. Ibrahim Al-Bahadly I.H.AlBahadly@massey.ac.nz

8.0 PUKEKOHE

Pukekohe Islamic Centre. 64)107 Princess St, Pukekohe. *All salat *Madrasah Classes Mon – Thurs *(Asr to Maghrib in summer – Maghrib to Isha in winter) *General programme every 1st Sunday of the month after Asr.

9.0 ROTORUA

Rotorua Islamic Centre. 65)21, Tarewu Road, Rotorua. *Friday, Jumu’ah Prayer *Taraweeh Prayers *Festival Prayers *Arabic classes are held on Sundays. Languages: English and Arabic.

10.0 SOUTHLAND

Southland Muslim Association / Community Centre & Masjid. 66)31 Fairview Avenue, Invercargill. Tel: 027 311 7962 – Br Azeem Haqqani or 021 238 5881 – Br Mursad Ali or 027 240 4382 – Br Reza Abdul Jabbar Website: http://www.sma.org.nz/ Email: southland_muslim@yahoo.com

11.0 TARANAKI

Hawera:  Hawera Islamic Centre. 67)20 Turuturu Road, Hawera. Taranaki 4800. Tel: 06 – 278 8263

New Plymouth: Muslim Association of Taranaki. 68)9 Cracroft Street, Welbourn. New Plymouth. Tel: 0800 786 000 Website: http://www.nakimuslim.org/ Email: nakimuslim@gmail.com Our five daily prayers and Jumu’ah prayers. *Halaqah on Friday between Maghrib and Isha *Sunday Madrasah class between 10:00 and 12:00 *Jumu’ah Salah time: 13:30 Daylight saving time

12.0 TAURANGA

Tauranga Masjid. 69)85 18th Avenue, (Off Cameron Road), Tauranga. *Madrasah Classes every Tuesday and Thursday after Asar salat in summer and in winter after Maghrib salat. *Regular milaad programmes. & other actives

13.0 TE AROHA

Te Aroha Islamic Centre. 70)29 Rewi Street, Te Aroha. Tel: 027 – 4843712 *5 daily salat *Jumu’ah Salat *5 amaal

14.0 TE KUITI

Te Kuiti Islamic Centre. 71)1st Floor 233/ 235 Rora Street, Te Kuiti. ‘Entrance from the back of the building’ Tel: 07 – 8788333 *1.10pm-1.30pm: Friday, Jumu’ah Prayer.

15.0 WELLINGTON

Kilbirnie: Wellington Masjid. 72)7-11 Queens Drive, Kilbirnie. P O Box 14503, Wellington 6241. Tel: 04 – 387 4226 Website: http://iman.org.nz/ Email: iman@paradise.net.nz Classes held include; *Tafsir programme on Thursdays between Maghrib and Isha *Tabligh programme on Tuesdays from Maghrib. *Women’s Qur’anic Arabic language classes on Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. *Women’s Group Programme on Sunday from 12:30 am to 1:30 pm. *Youth Group programme on Sundays from 12:30 am to 1:30 pm. *Class for New Muslims/Refresher on the Basics of Islam on Sunday from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon. *Children’s Qur’an classes on Sunday from 11:00 am to 12.00 noon. *Children’s Islamic Studies classes on Sunday from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. *Somali language children’s classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. *several textbooks have been developed for the children’s Islamiyat classes and are available from the Teachers. The current role for the Sunday morning classes numbers approximately 120 students from ages 5 onwards.

Porirua: Porirua Islamic Centre. 73)58-60 Waihora Crescent, Waitangirua, Porirua East. Tel: 04 – 235 6637 Website: http://iman.org.nz/ Email: iman@paradise.net.nz Classes held include; *Tafsir programme at the centre on Tuesdays between Maghrib and Isha. *Tafsir programme held in houses on Fridays between Maghrib and Isha. *Tabligh programme on Sundays from Maghrib. *Children’s classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Lower Hutt: Lower Hutt Islamic Centre – Hutt Valley Trust. 74)14-20 Hunter St, Lower Hutt. Tel: 04 – 970 2925 Website: http://iman.org.nz/ Email: iman@paradise.net.nz Classes held include; *Tafsir programme on Saturdays between Maghrib and Isha. *Tabligh programme on Thursday from Maghrib. *Somali language classes for girls on Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Somali language classes for boys on Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. * English Language children’s classes on Sunday from Asr to Maghrib.

Lower Hutt: Haleema Kindergarten – Haleema Kindergarten Trust. 75)16-20 Hunter St, Lower Hutt. ‘Next to the Islamic Centre’ Tel: 04 -567 2788. Caters for 40 children ‘3-5 years’. Muslim qualified ECE Teachers are always welcome to apply.

Newlands: Newlands Islamic Centre. 76)40 Bracken Rd, Newlands. Tel: 04 – 477 0290

WELLINGTON Students in Wellington & Visitors to Wellington

Victoria University Kirk Building -Wellington. 77)19 Kelburn Parade, Room 202A

Victoria University Kelburn Campus -Wellington. 78)Room 404

Victoria University Pipitea Campus -Wellington. 79)Railway West Wing,

WelTec Petone Campus. 80)Prayer Room, Opp International Student Office. T-Block Student Hub. 11 Kensington Ave. Petone

16.0 WHANGANUI

Masjid -E-Bilal – Islamic Association of Wanganui. 81)68 Talbot Street, Whanganui East, Whanganui. Tel: 021 – 184 2015. Email: iawnz@yahoo.com. *1.10pm-1.30pm: Friday, Jumu’ah Prayer.

17.0 WHANGAREI

Northland Muslim Community Charitable Trust: Islamic Centre 82)11C Porowini Avenue (off Maunu Road, opposite Northland Club) Whangarei. (The masjid is at the rear of the property) Tel: 021 864 832 / 021 022 35124 shirleyishere@hotmail.com

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1. 91 Westney Rd Mangere Past Zayed College Tel:: 09-2560341 (Telephone enquires between 10am-3pm Monday-Friday) All Salat & Madrasah Classes Everyday.
2. Prayer Area Only 1st floor, through extra dinning area of food-court ‘follow weka trail sign’ Prayer mats only but very private. Do wuduu in the bathrooms.
3. 9 Mount Street (Off Symonds Street) Auckland City Five daily prayers 2 Jumu’ah @ 1.30 pm and 2.15pm in summer (NZ daylight saving time) and 1 hour earlier in winter ‘NZ standard time’.
4. 122 Blockhouse Bay Rd P O Box 19339 Avondale Tel: 09 – 828 2786 Daily Madrasah Sunday Sisters Programme 2pm-4pm Dars e Qur’an for ladies, Every Friday 5.30pm -7pm (in Urdu) Sun 10am in English. Sunday Sisters Programme 2pm-4pm Classes for Children, Sundays 4pm
5. 79 Onewa Rd, Northcote, North Shore
6. 1/8 Laidlaw Way (off Ormiston Rd) Dannemora, Auckland. *Salat / Prayers Time: Daily – Fajr, Zuhr, Asar, Maghrib and Isha There is regular attendance at each of the prayers. *Daily Fikr Time: Daily – after Fajr Language: English / Urdu. *Daily Taleem Time: Daily – after Isha Language: English / Urdu *Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer *Khutbah starts at 1.55 PM each Friday (Daylight Savings time). This prayer is obligatory for all Muslims and this is the largest congregation of Muslims each week. Due to the large attendance, parking is limited so please carpool if possible and arrive early. Time: Friday – 1.30 PM (Bayaan starts) Daylight Savings time Speaker: Hafiz Riaz (Imam) Language: English *Weekly Ladies Programme, About Islam and its importance! Time: Wednesday 7 – 9 pm Language: English / Urdu *Dars e Qur’an Qur’an tafseer in English Speaker:Hafiz Riaz Time: Friday – after Maghrib salat Language: English / Arabic *Adult Arabic Classes Time: Monday to Thursday – after Fajr Tutor: Hafiz Riaz
7. 9b Kaimahi Drive (off Target Rd) Glenfield Tel: 09 – 441 2493 Jumu’ah Salat at Glenfield Recreational Centre-1.45pm ( Jamat Time), 30 Downing St, Glenfield, North Shore City
8. 127 Elstree Ave Glen Innes Auckland Tel: 09 – 570 2597 Contact: Br. Anwar Mehter
9. 45 Cartwright Road (off Sabulite Rd) Kelston
10. 8 Westney Road P O Box 43246 Mangere. Tel: 09 – 275 5195 Email: princ@al-madinah.school.nz
11. P O Box 22 526 Mangere. Tel: 09 – 256 0341
12. 45 Thomas Rd, Mangere. Salat Madrasah etc
13. 44 Westney Road, Mangere. Tel: 09 – 255 0904 Email: Admin@zayedcollege.school.nz
14. see list “Auckland”
15. 70 Carr Road, Mount Roskill. Tel: 09 – 620 2643. Email: almanarorg@gmail.com
16. 185 – 187 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill. Tel: 021-02532786 Imam Mo.Mohammed Patel Email: imam@masjideumar.co.nz Web: www.masjideumar.co.nz *Salat / Prayers: Time: Daily – Fajr, Zuhr, Asar, Maghrib and Isha *Daily Fikr Time: Daily – after Fajr – Language: English / Urdua *Daily Taleem – Time: Daily – after Isha Language: English / Urdua *Jumu’ah (Friday) Prayer: Khutbah starts at 12.55 PM each Friday. This prayer is obligatory for all Muslims and this is the largest congregation of Muslims each week. Due to the large attendance, parking is limited so please carpool if possible and arrive early. Time: Friday – 12.20 PM (Bayaan starts) Speaker: Maulana Mohammed (Imam) Language: English / Urdua *Weekly Lecture – About Islam and its importance! Time: Wednesday – after Isha Language: English / Urdua *Dars e Qur’an – Qur’an tafseer in English Speaker: Hafiz Muhammed Time: Saturday and Sunday – after Asra *Adult Qur’an Classes – After Fajr Monday to Thursday *Women Qur’an Classes – Time: Saturday 12:00pm to 2:00pm Location: 189 A Stoddard Rd – Downstairs For registration contact Imam *Masaail Classes for woman – Time: Wednesday – 10.30am to 12.30pm Location: 189 A Stoddard Rd – Downstairs *Adult Arabic Classes, Time: Wednesday and Sunday – after Isha, Tutor: Shaikh Amjed
17. 143 White Swan Rd, Mt Roskill. NB Friday prayers at Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, May Road, Mt Roskill *Madrasah classes Monday to Friday from 5pm until 7pm (@ 143 White Swan Rd) *Ijtima every Friday from Asr to Maghrib – this Ijtima covers Qur’an Hadith & Zikr culminating with salaam & dua ‘@ 143 White Swan Rd’
18. 96 Maich Road, Manurewa. Manukau City. Tel: 09 – 264 0660 Web: www.masjidayesha.co.nz *Islamic Kindergarten: Mondays to Thursdays. *Qur’an & Islamiyat Classes for Children: Monday to Friday from 5.00pm *Qur’an Classes for Adults: Monday & Wednesday evenings. *Senior Citizens’ Islamiyat: Monday to Thursday after Zuhr. *Hadeeth Daras: Sundays after Fajr. *Youth Programmes: Saturdays. *Bi-monthly Jalsah: 3rd Saturday every second month. *Ladies Programmes: Wednesdays & Saturdays. Dawah Programmes: Daily. *Other Services: Marriage Celebrant & Nikah, JP Services, Funeral Arrangements, Community & Family Meetings, Interfaith Dialogue, Facilitate resolution of family problems, etc.
19. 58 Grayson Ave, Manukau City. Tel: 09 – 2777175 Web: www.masjidattaqwa.co.nz *Madrasah Classes Everyday *Library *Monthly Lecture Every Month. Open invitation. Dinner inc. *Weekly Lectures Every Thursday Night *Arabic Language Course/ Qur’an Learning classes for children and ladies. *Various Activities for Youth & General Public *Live Lectures Streaming, Weekly: Thursday after Salat Al Maghrib *Monthly: First Saturday on every month 6pm. *Arabic Language Classes: Every Saturday: Level-0 11:00 to 1:30, Level-1 02:00 to 4:30
20. 13 Ward Street, New Lynn. ‘Near New Lynn Mall’
21. 9b Kaimahi Drive, ‘off Target Rd’ Glenfield. Tel: 09 – 441 2493 *Jumu’ah Salat at Glenfield Recreational Centre-1.45pm ( Jamat Time), 30 Downing St, Glenfield, North Shore City
22. also see Glenfield
23. 140 Church Street, Onehunga. Email: onehungamosque@gmail.com Web: www.onehunga.net.nz/wpbdm-directory/onehunga-islamic-centre/ *Open for the 5 daily prayers, apart from Jumu’ah salat *Madrasah for children ages 5 – 17 every week days 5 – 7 pm *Qur’an and Arabic class for adults, Fridays, 7.30 – 8.30 pm *Saturday Taklim for families, Saturdays, 7.00 – 8.30 pm
24. Hospital Road, Otahuhu. Behind Reception at the Main Entrance.
25. 26 Mangere Road, P O Box 22 807. Otahuhu. Tel: 09 – 276 6725 Web: www.sama.co.nz *Madrasah Classes Every day *Qur’an Daras Monday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Adult Qur’an Classes Tuesday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Fikre Akhirat Wednesday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Masala Masail Thursday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Madni Dhikr Friday after Maghrib (Isha in winter) *Sunday Sisters Programme 2pm-4pm
26. 34 Portage Road, P O Box 22 387. Otahuhu. Tel: 09 – 276 0841 *Daily Madrasah *Youth Lectures and other Activities *Tafseer for ladies every Thursday. *Monthly programme on 3rd week
27. 27 Ben Lomond Cres, ‘Near Cascades Rd’ Pakuranga. Tel: 09 – 577 1127 Web: www.islam.org.nz
28. 5B Cortina Place, P O Box 251 019 Pakuranga. Tel: 09 – 577 5030
29, 34. 12 Tironui Station Road, Takanini. *Daily Madrasah
30. See also Takanini
31. 63 Park Ave, Papatoetoe
32. 17 Vermont St, P O Box 91504. Auckland Mail Centre, Tel: 09 – 378 8200. *Madrasah Mon-Wed 5-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-12.30pm. *General programme every Friday.
33. 31 – 33 Armada Dr. Ranui, Waitakere City. Tel: 09 – 833 9072
35. 8 Westney Rd., Mangere, Auckland.
36. 8 Selfs Road Papatoetoe, Only Jumu’ah Salah
37. Mountain Road, Epsom – For Muslim Students
38. International terminal, 1st Floor – Prayer Area
39. Akoranga Drive, Room AP112A – open daily 8am – 5pm
40. White Swan Rd., Lynfield, – For Muslim Students
41. Hospital Road, Otahuhu – Behind Reception at the Main Entrance.
42. NP101 Email: MIT.Muslimgroup@gmail.com
43. South Campus, *Women:L301, *Men:E203 Email: MIT.Muslimgroup@gmail.com
44. Student Association Club room for Salat/Prayer
45. Frost Rd., Mt Roskill, For Muslim Students in Room D10 *Prayer Hall – “Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall” *Friday Salat only Corner of High street and Chancery Street, Auckland CBD (Freyberg Square) Khutbah will start at 12:30 till 1:00.
46. Muslim Prayer Room 🙁 Male/Female) Situated in the basement of the Chemistry Building 301 *B074 for Females & * B072 for Males. Symonds Street, City Campus. Note: There are no Friday Prayers held at this facility.
47. Building No 160, Gate 4, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert.
48. 44 Westney Rd, Mangere
49. Tel: 027 – 353 2125 Br Fouad or 027 – 644 979 Br Zayd. Jumu’ah Salah time between 12 & 2pm, Marlborough Community Centre. Seminar Room, 25 Alfred Street. Blenheim
50. 101 Deans Avenue, Riccarton. P O Box 8272 Christchurch. Tel: 03 – 348 3930
51. 30 Lincoln Road, Hillmorton.
52. Male and female Muslim prayer rooms are located in Annex A – entrance opposite the Stewart computer labs
53. Prayer Room,Forestry Road, behind the International Student Support Centre
54. Provide dedicated Muslim prayer facilities for both men and women.
55. Provide dedicated Muslim prayer facilities for both men and women
56. 21 Clyde Street, P O Box 6288. Dunedin. Tel: 03 – 477 1838
57. Prayer Facility, Archway, near Archway lecture theatre, Rooms B16 and B17 Tel: 022 – 475 2628 Website: www.otagomusa.com Email: admin@otagomusa.com
58. 921 Heaphy Terrace, P O Box 665, Hamilton. Tel: 07 – 855 0567
59. 45 Bandon Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Tel: 027 – 4744201 or 07 – 9601602 Email: Hassan.hamilton@xtra.co.nz *5 daily salat *Jumu’ah Salat *Children’s Class four days a week *Ladies learning programmes *Men Tafseer Qur’an every Monday
60. Knighton Road, Hamilton 3240, LG.0.21, L Block ‘Prayer Room for males’ LG.0.22, L Block, ‘Prayer room for females’
61. 718 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings. Hawkes Bay 4201. Tel: 06 – 878 6001. Location at the intersection of Heretaunga Street & Riverslea Road in Hastings which is about a 20 minutes’ drive from Napier City.
62. 81 Cook St, P O Box 1482, Palmerston North 4410. Tel: 06 – 357 8362 All salat etc Some rooms available for rent to single Muslim men A small library of books and tapes in English and Arabic.
63. Campus Road, Palmerston North 4410. ‘Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week’ Email: Prof. Ibrahim Al-Bahadly I.H.AlBahadly@massey.ac.nz
64. 107 Princess St, Pukekohe. *All salat *Madrasah Classes Mon – Thurs *(Asr to Maghrib in summer – Maghrib to Isha in winter) *General programme every 1st Sunday of the month after Asr.
65. 21, Tarewu Road, Rotorua. *Friday, Jumu’ah Prayer *Taraweeh Prayers *Festival Prayers *Arabic classes are held on Sundays. Languages: English and Arabic.
66. 31 Fairview Avenue, Invercargill. Tel: 027 311 7962 – Br Azeem Haqqani or 021 238 5881 – Br Mursad Ali or 027 240 4382 – Br Reza Abdul Jabbar Website: http://www.sma.org.nz/ Email: southland_muslim@yahoo.com
67. 20 Turuturu Road, Hawera. Taranaki 4800. Tel: 06 – 278 8263
68. 9 Cracroft Street, Welbourn. New Plymouth. Tel: 0800 786 000 Website: http://www.nakimuslim.org/ Email: nakimuslim@gmail.com Our five daily prayers and Jumu’ah prayers. *Halaqah on Friday between Maghrib and Isha *Sunday Madrasah class between 10:00 and 12:00 *Jumu’ah Salah time: 13:30 Daylight saving time
69. 85 18th Avenue, (Off Cameron Road), Tauranga. *Madrasah Classes every Tuesday and Thursday after Asar salat in summer and in winter after Maghrib salat. *Regular milaad programmes. & other actives
70. 29 Rewi Street, Te Aroha. Tel: 027 – 4843712 *5 daily salat *Jumu’ah Salat *5 amaal
71. 1st Floor 233/ 235 Rora Street, Te Kuiti. ‘Entrance from the back of the building’ Tel: 07 – 8788333 *1.10pm-1.30pm: Friday, Jumu’ah Prayer.
72. 7-11 Queens Drive, Kilbirnie. P O Box 14503, Wellington 6241. Tel: 04 – 387 4226 Website: http://iman.org.nz/ Email: iman@paradise.net.nz Classes held include; *Tafsir programme on Thursdays between Maghrib and Isha *Tabligh programme on Tuesdays from Maghrib. *Women’s Qur’anic Arabic language classes on Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. *Women’s Group Programme on Sunday from 12:30 am to 1:30 pm. *Youth Group programme on Sundays from 12:30 am to 1:30 pm. *Class for New Muslims/Refresher on the Basics of Islam on Sunday from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon. *Children’s Qur’an classes on Sunday from 11:00 am to 12.00 noon. *Children’s Islamic Studies classes on Sunday from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. *Somali language children’s classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. *several textbooks have been developed for the children’s Islamiyat classes and are available from the Teachers. The current role for the Sunday morning classes numbers approximately 120 students from ages 5 onwards.
73. 58-60 Waihora Crescent, Waitangirua, Porirua East. Tel: 04 – 235 6637 Website: http://iman.org.nz/ Email: iman@paradise.net.nz Classes held include; *Tafsir programme at the centre on Tuesdays between Maghrib and Isha. *Tafsir programme held in houses on Fridays between Maghrib and Isha. *Tabligh programme on Sundays from Maghrib. *Children’s classes on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.
74. 14-20 Hunter St, Lower Hutt. Tel: 04 – 970 2925 Website: http://iman.org.nz/ Email: iman@paradise.net.nz Classes held include; *Tafsir programme on Saturdays between Maghrib and Isha. *Tabligh programme on Thursday from Maghrib. *Somali language classes for girls on Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Somali language classes for boys on Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. * English Language children’s classes on Sunday from Asr to Maghrib.
75. 16-20 Hunter St, Lower Hutt. ‘Next to the Islamic Centre’ Tel: 04 -567 2788. Caters for 40 children ‘3-5 years’. Muslim qualified ECE Teachers are always welcome to apply.
76. 40 Bracken Rd, Newlands. Tel: 04 – 477 0290
77. 19 Kelburn Parade, Room 202A
78. Room 404
79. Railway West Wing,
80. Prayer Room, Opp International Student Office. T-Block Student Hub. 11 Kensington Ave. Petone
81. 68 Talbot Street, Whanganui East, Whanganui. Tel: 021 – 184 2015. Email: iawnz@yahoo.com. *1.10pm-1.30pm: Friday, Jumu’ah Prayer.
82. 11C Porowini Avenue (off Maunu Road, opposite Northland Club) Whangarei. (The masjid is at the rear of the property) Tel: 021 864 832 / 021 022 35124 shirleyishere@hotmail.com

Pope Francis Prays in Turkey's Mosque, Head Bowed Toward Mecca

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Francis prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, in the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/11/pope-prays-in-istanbul-mosque-in-new-outreach-prays-facing-mecca.html/#sthash.NdWpje17.NIY2ZyD8.dpuf

Francis alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, in the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque – source: pamelageller.com

A day after calling for inter-religious dialogue to end Islamist extremism, Pope Francis on Saturday visited a 17th-century mosque in Istanbul and spent several minutes in a silent prayer with his head bowed in the direction of Mecca.

The pope made the gesture to promote Christian-Muslim relations at the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, known as the Blue Mosque, on Saturday, the second day of his three-day Turkey visit, according to the Vatican Radio.

His head bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped in front of him, Francis prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, in the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque, shifting gears to religious concerns on the second day of his three-day visit to Turkey. - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2014/11/pope-prays-in-istanbul-mosque-in-new-outreach-prays-facing-mecca.html/#sthash.NdWpje17.dpuf

His head bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped in front of him, Francis prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran, in the 17th-century Sultan Ahmet mosque, shifting gears to religious concerns on the second day of his three-day visit to Turkey. – source: pamelageller.com

He removed his shoes before entering the mosque with blue tiles on its walls. Standing next to him was the Grand Mufti, who explained about the Koranic verses illustrated on the stones pillars and the dome.

The pontiff also toured on Saturday the nearby Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine basilica which was turned into a mosque after the fall of Constantinople in the mid-15th century before being transformed into a museum.

The pontiff’s visit is being seen as an effort to foster inter-faith relations.

“Fanaticism and fundamentalism, as well as irrational fears which foster misunderstanding and discrimination, need to be countered by the solidarity of all believers,” the pope said Friday in a speech to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other political leaders on the first day of his pastoral visit to the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

“It is essential that all citizens – Muslim, Jewish and Christian – both in the provision and practice of the law, enjoy the same rights and respect the same duties,” the pope added in his speech Friday. “They will then find it easier to see each other as brothers and sisters who are travelling the same path, seeking always to reject misunderstandings while promoting cooperation and concord. Freedom of religion and freedom of expression, when truly guaranteed to each person, will help friendship to flourish and thus become an eloquent sign of peace.”

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