Thank you Judge Oscar Magi. Unfortunately the 23 Americans are now fugitives so they are still yet to be in prison.
MILAN — In a landmark ruling, an Italian judge on Wednesday convicted a base chief for the Central Intelligence Agency and 22 other American C.I.A. operatives of kidnapping a Muslim cleric from the streets of Milan in 2003.
The case was a huge symbolic victory for Italian prosecutors, the first convictions involving the American practice of rendition, in which terrorism suspects are captured in one country and taken for questioning in another, often one more open to coercive interrogation techniques.
Italian prosecutors had charged the Americans and seven members of the Italian military intelligence agency in the abduction of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, known as Abu Omar, on Feb. 17, 2003. Prosecutors said he was snatched in broad daylight, flown from an American air base in Italy to a base in Germany and then on to Egypt, where he claims he was tortured.
Source: New York Times
Gangsta! I thought it was Philly but this was in Deleware.
UPDATE: Sh. Yusuf al-Qaradawi will be overseeing the filming. (source)
Here is a list of Barrie Osborne’s movies he was part of.
The only other movie I can think of was the old school 70s movie, “The Message” (or “Muhammad: The Messenger of God”) by Moustapha Akkad. I liked it and it does a good job with respecting the teachings of Islam as well as the historical accounts. I hope this one goes in to a bit more detail
A film about the Prophet Mohammad backed by the producer of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Matrix” is under discussion, a Qatar media firm said on Sunday, aiming to create an English-language blockbuster for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims.
Filming of the $150 million movie is set to start in 2011, with Barrie Osborne as its producer, Alnoor Holdings said.
Alnoor said the film – in which the Prophet would not be depicted, in accordance with Islamic strictures – was in development and talks were being held with studios, talent agencies and distributors in the United States and Britain.
The company launched a $200-million international film fund on Oct. 31 to invest in film projects amid tight financing in the wake of the financial crisis and plans to focus on Hollywood.
Alnoor said it aimed to attract the “best international talent” to star in the motion picture.
The company was set up this year to take advantage of economic opportunities in the entertainment industry, focusing on international film production, Arabic production and animation.
Some of them are weird, but I thought the parking lot one was funny. It would be scarry to see Muslims parking correctly, hahaha. Although if that happened it probably isn’t the masjid parking lot, haha. I would have add “not having anything to break your fast with” as one of the items.
- Author: MR
- Filed under: America, News
- Date: Oct 31,2009 | 09:09 PM
Lexington, KY (10/29/09) – It is with deep sadness and concern that we announce the shooting death of Imam Luqman A. Abdullah, of Masjid Al-Haqq (Detroit, MI). Imam Luqman was a representative of the Detroit Muslim community to the “National Ummah” and the general assembly (Shura) of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA).
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that their agents shot and killed the Imam during a raid related to a criminal complaint alleging that members of the mosque were engaged in criminal, but “not terrorist activity.” This tragic shooting raises deep concerns regarding the use of lethal force by law enforcement agents.
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Mélanie Georgiades aka Diam’s was spotted by the French media wearing hijab with her Muslim husband. She had this to say about the conversion:
“Medicine was not able to heal my soul, so I turned toward religion”.
I wonder what Sarkozy and all those French hijab-haters have to say about France’s pop icon rocking the hijab. May God continue to guide her and protect her. Ameen!
You can see one of her music videos here portraying racism in France.
Charity Week is a grass-roots projects started in 2004 by a small team of London University students. Organized by the University of London Union Islamic Society (ULU ISoc) and in partnership with Islamic Relief, it remains one of the most successful and powerful projects ULU ISoc organizes to date. The initial aim was to raise awareness amongst the youth and communities about the tragic state of orphans around the world.
Countless Universities take part in Charity Week all over Britain, and over 5 years have raised a magnificent total of £931,000! 100% has been donated to Islamic Relief’s Orphans Campaign with ZERO admin fees. Therefore every penny is delivered directly to orphans and, amongst many things, is what makes Charity Week so special and loved across the nation!
People from the UK find very random and strange things funny, but then again they probably look at us as idiots. Good cause though, mashaAllah.
Read more here.