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2010-09-13 16:41:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The human rights organization Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) applauds the tens of thousands of patriots and lovers of America who attended the pro-freedom Rally of Remembrance against the Ground Zero mega-mosque on September 11 in lower Manhattan. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100913/DC64009) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100913/DC64009) Speakers emphasized patriotism,...

2009-06-10 10:29:00

"A wake-up call for America" - Rudy Giuliani NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Third Jihad explores the existence of radical Islam in America and shows exclusive film footage of the emerging risk that "homegrown jihad" poses to national security, western liberties and the American way of life. Watch the Trailer at: http://TheThirdJihad.com Featuring: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Rudy Giuliani, Ray Kelly, Imam Abdul Alim Musa, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Tom Ridge, Jim Woolsey, John...

2008-12-23 15:20:00

CAIR-NJ seeks 'clarification' of apparent call for exclusion of Muslims SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called for a "clarification" from the president of the New Jersey Press Association, who wrote in an editorial that he believes Islam is an "internal" threat to the United States and seemed to support the exclusion of Muslims from American society. In his editorial, headlined...

2008-09-02 09:00:24

Text of report by web version of Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on 2 September The Arab MKs are up in arms over the intention of (National Union- NRP) MK Arye Eldad to screen in Jerusalem excerpts from the controversial film Fitna, which presents the Koran as advocating killing and terrorism, on 3 September. The movie by Netherlands MP and leader of the extremist Party for Freedom Geert Wilders was banned in the Netherlands. It strongly censures Islam and attempts to show that the Koran is...

2008-08-01 21:00:36

HEALTH FAIR: St. Luke's Mission of Mercy at Sycamore and Miller Streets will host its biannual Health Fair in conjunction with an anniversary celebration, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.The Health Fair will feature several agencies offering free or low cost health care options for the East Side community and beyond. There will be live music, demonstrations, display booths, and a free picnic. *** ALZHEIMER'S PRE-WALK PARTY: The Move to End Alzheimer's Memory Walk will be holding a team...

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2008-04-09 00:05:00

Internet sites like YouTube and Myspace have been blocked by several Indonesian internet providers for carrying a Dutch film that is critical of the Koran, according to an information ministry official. Geert Wilder, a Dutch anti-immigration politician made the 15-minute film and posted it on several blogs and file-sharing sites. The film is called "Fitna" (translated as "Strife" when used in the Koran) and alternates images of the September 11, 2001 attacks and other Islamist bombings with...

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2008-02-25 10:45:00

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has forbidden public access to YouTube, while citing offensive anti-Islamic videos posted by users. While the PTA did not divulge any specific information about the offensive videos, the country's 70 internet providers were told that public access to the video-sharing Web site would be blocked until further notice.An unnamed PTA official said that the organization was also behind the censoring of objectionable drawings printed in European newspapers...

2006-06-30 01:35:14

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker. The third collapse of a government since 2002 comes amid rising public concerns over immigration and security. Such concerns helped Balkenende's centre-right government take power, albeit through a fragile coalition, in 2003. New elections...

2006-06-30 00:07:59

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker. The third collapse of a government since 2002 comes amid rising public concerns over immigration and security. Such concerns helped Balkenende's centre-right government take power, albeit through a fragile coalition, in 2003. New elections...

2006-06-29 17:15:33

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende announced the resignation of his centre-right government on Thursday after a row over the immigration minister prompted a party to quit the ruling coalition. The smallest government member, D66, had withdrawn its support and its two ministers resigned over Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk's handling of a probe into the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch politician. "Following this, the remaining...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'