Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/25/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/25/2011President Obama’s popularity with Hispanics has dropped to 44%, which is 41% below its peak of 85% back in the spring of 2009. His rating with Hispanics dropped 5% during the last week alone — the same week in which Janet Napolitano announced her administrative amnesty for illegal immigrants.

In other news, a Christian Egyptian blogger has gone on a hunger strike in jail. In April Dr. Michael Nabil Sanad was sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing the military regime.

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Feli said...

Emir of Dubai Wants to Build World's Third-Largest Mosque in Barcelona

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the emir of Dubai, plans to build the world's third-largest mosque at the Plaza de Toros in Barcelona. This is currently a famous bull-ring, known as the Monumental, which is a significant work of architecture (admittedly in a neo-Moorish style) in its own right. Last year, the Catalan government voted to ban bull-fighting, however, and it should cease completely by 2012, with the bull ring forced to shut down.

The emir of Dubai has presented proposals to transform the bull-ring into the world's third-largest mosque after those in Mecca and Medina. The plans envisage a prayer room that could accommodate 40,000 people, an open air gathering place for 80,000 people, a conference room, a museum of Islamic history and art, a centre for research on the history of Al Andalus (Muslim-ruled Spain), a restaurant, shops and a centre for Koranic studies.

It is clear the Muslims have marked Spain for recolonisation, following the Muslim precept that once territory is part of the Dar al-Islam, it should never again be allowed to fall into infidel hands...