OKLAHOMA CITY: Good samaritan slashed with a knife and threatened with beheading by Muslim

MUSLIM man is in jail accused of attacking another man over religion differences. “We were watching the news,” said the victim. “The Muslim said he felt like more Muslims need to step up to the plate and do certain things like beheading people.”


KOCO  (h/t Jeanne) Upon arrival, police officers learned the victim, Jerome Bullockand and 54-year-old Jimmy Stepney had been arguing about the Bible vs the Quran. According to the arrest affidavit, Stepney is a Muslim and the Bullock is a Christian. The report went on to say Stepney had been making comments about beheading people. (As a Muslim actually did to a Christian woman at work in Oklahoma just a few weeks ago)

Because of the statement, Bullock says he asked Stepney, who’d been staying with the family, to leave. Stepney complied but eventually came back and started arguing with Bullock. According to the arrest affidavit, the pair began fighting in the yard after Stepney allegedly punched the victim. Witnesses told officers that Stepney had a knife and was attempting to stab the victim. That’s when Bullock’s mother, Diane Range, came out with a baseball bat and started swinging at Stepney.

“He was trying to kill my son,” said Range. Bullock suffered minor cuts from the fight and Stepney was able to walk away.  “I was just trying to pay it forward by helping him out,” said Bullock. “Instead I got a lot of cuts and hurt feelings.” Stepney is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.

 Jimmy Stepney, the Muslim arrested for slashing and  threatening to behead a man

Jimmy Stepney, the Muslim arrested for slashing and threatening to behead a man




Oh, NOES! ‘Star of David’ graffiti found on Santa Cruz mosque…CAIR demands FBI hate crime investigation

Black graffiti of the Star of David was found on the front door of a mosque in Live Oak and Santa Cruz County sheriff’s deputies are investigating it as a hate crime. Spray paint of the star, which is a Jewish symbol, and above it the number “26” were written on a white front door of the Islamic Center of Santa Cruz.

Any BNI readers know what the ’26’ represents?


Santa Cruz Sentinel  “Night vision” surveillance images show what appears to be a woman in a hooded sweatshirt spraying paint. The letters “SC” appeared on the left torso of her sweatshirt (Gee, that must stand for Santa Cruz). Deputies said they were unsure of her height, weight and other features.  “She had something covering the bottom half of her face.” (I bet she did – a niqab?)

Zahra Billoo, the CAIR’s executive director, said she said she had no idea what the number signifies, but speculated that the Star of David might be a reference to the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza. Billoo said she was “surprised” and “horrified” by the act.

Executive Director of CAIR’s chapter in San Francisco, Zahra Billoo, a Pakistani Muslim-American, describes herself as an anarchist Muslim

Executive Director of CAIR’s chapter in San Francisco, Zahra Billoo, a Pakistani Muslim, describes herself as an “anarchist Muslim,” meaning she wants to replace Western man-made laws with sharia law

“So often, Islamophobia is something that many Muslims think of as happening in other places,” Billoo said. “It’s not as common to have these things happen in California and especially not in the Bay Area.” (That’s for sure, California is a breeding ground for leftist apologists for Islam)

With the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, often known as ISIS, Billoo said she has noticed an increase in complaints of derogatory comments targeting individual Muslims in the area.


GEORGIA: Angry Kennesaw City residents don’t want a mosque or Muslims in their neighborhood…but that doesn’t seem to matter

Before a packed meeting, the Kennesaw City Council tabled a vote on a proposal that would allow an Islamic worship center to open in the middle of a shopping center, Kennesaw Commons. The plan drew sharp debate over both zoning and Islam itself.

11Alive  The group’s application says they would hold daily prayers five times a day — involving about ten people each time — as well as a larger and longer worship service each Friday afternoon involving 60 to 80 people.

Opponents argued that a place of worship, no matter the religion, has no place in a retail strip mall. Some expressed opposition to the presence of Muslims, period, saying the worship center in Kennesaw “will endanger our freedom.” “And it’s all about safety,” said a speaker. “Look at the TV every night. It’s global.”


NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reason #128: Pilot says he was fired from Spirit Airlines because he’s a Muslim

The question should be why in the world, as a Muslim, was he ever hired by Spirit Airlines in the first place?


Courthouse News  An Algerian Muslim man says Spirit Airlines wrongly branded him as a potential terrorist and reported him to the FBI merely because he asked about the so-called “takeover switch” during flight training.

 In a complaint filed in the federal court in Miami, Ilyes Yakoub says he applied for a position as a pilot with Spirit Airlines in August 2013, and was hired at an initial salary of $1,000 per month with a $750 per diem as he completed flight training. He says that on September 17, 2013, he was given his oral examination, and advised that he had successfully passed the examination. Afterwards, his instructor asked if he had any questions.


“Mr. Yakoub replied that he needed some clarification as to exactly how the Priority Switched worked on the joystick of the Airbus 329/320/321. Mr. Yakoub referred to the Priority Switch as a Takeover Switch, which terminology is used by pilots, the National Transportation Safety Board, and others.”

Two weeks after his oral exam, three FBI agents interrogated Yakoub at his home. The agents told Yakoub a complaint was made about him and his question regarding the priority switch. The Spirit flight instructor also told the FBI that Yakoub made “anti-American” statements.

Yakoub said the question was only asked because he would soon by flying that type of plane and wanted to be fully up to speed to ensure the operational safety of his flights. If a pilot does not understand the proper operation of a Priority Switch on a particular airplane, the results can be catastrophic, he said.


On October 5, 2013, Yakoub’s simulator partner took his final exam; Yakoub says he however was denied the opportunity and relegated to “non-flying pilot tasks” during the test. He says his own final exam was rescheduled twice before received an October 7, 2013, call from the head of the school, telling him to come to the training center and to bring all of his Spirit Airlines company materials with him.

Yakoub said when he arrived he was told he was being fired and was handed a termination letter stating, in part, that he had contributed to his simulator partner’s failure. Yakoub notes in his complaint that despite failing the final exam, his partner, a Catholic of Jamaican decent, was not fired. He also claims that ultimately every other student in the training class was hired, except for him and another Middle Eastern man who was also a Muslim.

Yakoub seeks back pay, front pay, lost benefits and punitive damages on claims Spirit Airlines violated his Civil Rights under Title VII as well as under Florida anti-discrimination statutes, and negligent supervision.





TEXAS parents try to get Islam and Climate Change lies and propaganda out of school textbooks

Why Islam and Climate Change? Both are dangerous, tyrannical, political ideologies designed to destroy America and redistribute wealth.


KVUE  “We want to make sure we have the correct information in the textbooks,” said Roy White with Truth in Texas Textbooks Coalition. The organization released hundreds of pages of suggested corrections, including to texts characterizing the U.S. as a democracy rather than a constitutional republic.

The group is pursuing other areas of concern as well, including passages it believes promotes Islam over Christianity. The organization argues “jihad” should be defined as a violent religious war, as opposed to the broader and more innocuous “struggle” used by dishonest Muslims. One alleged example of Islamic bias cited in the executive summary references a passage from Worldview Software American History II: Post Civil War America to the Present. The text reads:


“On the other hand, the U.S. forced Israel to withdraw from the area around the Suez Canal in 1956, putting an end to an Israeli invasion of Egypt meant to assure its access to that canal. Most importantly, over the course of many years, the U.S. has prodded Israel (sometimes quite energetically) to seek a comprehensive peace settlement in the Middle East, particularly with the Palestinian people.

The organization’s response states, “The language of invasion is very misleading and casts Israel in the role of aggressor, which is contrary to fact. Also, when it says the U.S. is prodding Israel to make peace with the Palestinians, it looks as though Israel is resisting peace and the Palestinians want it while the reverse is the case.”

Basic CMYK

“We had a variety of different issues, and we kind of ranked our top ten,” said White. “Some of those areas were pro-Islamic, anti-Christian issues, but there were also many others related to just how Israel is depicted in the Middle East. How our government, free-market system seems to be belittled and not emphasized versus communistic-type governments.”

Yet reviewers for the Texas Freedom Network found passages they felt treated Islam too harshly. In its own summary of concerns, the organization points to a portion of Social Studies School Service Active Classroom: World History which states, “Much of the violence you read or hear about in the Middle East is related to a jihad.”


“This broad charge effectively blames Islam for a very complex cycle of violence and counter-violence,” the Texas Freedom Network summary argues, “A cycle driven by a host of factors (e.g., natural resources, population pressures) besides radical Islam.”

“But the scholars that reviewed those textbooks found that the portrayal of Islam was mostly done pretty fairly and accurately,” said president Kathy Miller.


NEVER HIRE A MUSLIM Reason #127: New Jersey Muslim troublemaker sues Newark Board of Education over being denied excessive religious accommodation

02Legal discovery continues in a lawsuit filed earlier this year by notorious loud-mouthed Newark Muslim leader Mustafa El-Amin against the Newark Board of Education and former Newark Central High Principal and current Newark Mayor Ras Baraka among other defendants. The five count lawsuit, filed by Ryan Linder, Esq., alleges that El-Amin was denied a previously granted religious accommodation and wrongfully terminated because of his religious beliefs.

Herald Online  El-Amin, a New Jersey native with a master’s degree in public administration from Rutgers University, had been an employee of the Newark Board of Education since 1983, serving most recently as a tenured special education teacher. Outside of his employment, El-Amin is the Imam of Masjid Ibrahim, one of New Jersey’s largest mosques and is regarded as a leader of New Jersey’s Muslim community.


According to the lawsuit, prior to transferring to Newark Central High, El-Amin requested and was granted a religious accommodation that allowed him to attend Al Jumu’ah, a weekly Muslim religious service, every Friday afternoon, enabling him to observe his faith.

Upon arrival at Central High in 2010, El-Amin demanded the religious accommodation to attend weekly services. According to the lawsuit, El-Amin was denied the religious accommodation and was instead subjected to retaliation, religious discrimination and harassment.


Among the allegations in the lawsuit, defendant Sheila Larenceau, who served as El-Amin’s supervisor, besmirched El-Amin’s reputation among his colleagues and belittled his religious beliefs. According to the lawsuit, Larenceau told two of El-Amin’s fellow teachers that he did not want to do any work because he was solely concerned with that “Muslim stuff.”

When El-Amin complained to then-principal Baraka, his religious accommodation was again denied, according to the lawsuit. Faced with choosing between his faith and his job, El-Amin resigned his position in 2012.

The lawsuit seeks compensatory and punitive damages for lost income as well as physical, mental and emotional distress. Copies of the complaint are available for download here and at www.lawsuitpressrelease.com.




OOPS! The #ISpeakOutBecause by Muslim Hashtag activists isn’t working out so well


ISIS terrorist rampages, beheadings, and waves of anti-Muslim fear-mongering have inspired a wave of online activism in the form of Twitter hashtags started by Muslims trying to paint a positive image for Islam. Apparently, the response isn’t what they expected.

Religion News  (h/t Logans Warning)  An army of “clicktivists” — a mix of earnest Muslim advocates  has entered the fray armed with 140-character positive, peaceful or humorous counter-messages. Using names such as #TakeOnHate, #IStandUpBecause, and #NotInMyName, the pushback approach promotes the complexity, diversity and positive contributions of Islam and Muslims.

Yet the hashtags are often immediately co-opted by people spewing an opposite message. 


The #ISpeakOutBecause hashtag campaign started by the Muslim Public Affairs Council. It began in August by inviting people on Facebook and Twitter “to tell the world why you are not afraid to speak out.” The Facebook page survived, but #ISpeakOutBecause has essentially devolved into a river of insults and denigration. For example:



Hey Muslims, we are sorry we have to hear from you on a daily basis. STFU already! And get out of our countries.

And FYI: You did not discover trigonometry, algebra, aerodynamics, or anything else you like to steal credit for from the people who actually did the inventing. See link below if you don’t believe me.



Are Muslim-owned convenience stores in America funding overseas Islamic terrorism?

Of course, they are. If you aren’t sure if the owners of your local convenience stores/gas stations are Muslim, ask them. Many of these owners are Hindus and they will be happy to tell you if they are. If they won’t tell you whether or not they are Muslim, don’t give them your business.











MINNESOTASTAN: Hamas-linked CAIR demands a ‘federal’ hate crime investigation over driveway graffiti

The words “Fuck Islam” were written using motor oil on the driveway of a home of a Muslim in St. Paul. Hey, here’s an idea, paint over it, then get over it.

“Federal law enforcement authorities should assist in bringing the perpetrators of this apparent hate crime to justice,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya. “Minnesota’s political and religious leaders have a responsibility to speak out strongly against the growing anti-Muslim sentiment in our society that can lead to this type of disturbing incident.”


Oh, NOES! Sign at Southern border is offensive to Muslim terrorists trying to sneak into the U.S.

It is becoming increasingly clear that Sharia Law is a contentious issue that continues to arise in the United States. Meanwhile, Muslim-sympathizing leftists continue to turn the other cheek. Recently, a sign was discovered that illustrates the issue of Sharia law infiltrating America, causing outrage among Muslims and their leftist allies.

American News  (h/t Manithan) The sign comes after Sharia Law has forced even large American chain retailers to give in to relentless Muslim demands for excessive religious accommodations in the public sphere. Several states have passed amendments which ban sharia law from being recognized by the courts for any reason.



NORTH CAROLINA: Mother outraged at son’s high school for proselytizing for Islam in the classroom

A N. Carolina woman was shocked at an assignment her son brought home from school that shows the public high school is indoctrinating students with Islamic propaganda including the idea that Muslims have stronger faith in their religion than Christians do.


Biz Pac Review  According to WJZY-TV, the woman in Union County, N.C., contacted the station with a homework assignment that included fill in the blank sentences in which the correct answer appears to show students are being indoctrinated. 

The worksheet includes blanks for students to fill in with information about Islam. Sentences include:


It’s important to note that school officials haven’t confirmed to WJZY reporters whether the answsers the woman’s son wrote in were the “correct” ones, but given that the station reported that Porter Ridge High School has had several opportunities to do so, it’s a pretty good bet the kid wrote exactly what he was being taught and the school district is trying to figure out how to play it for the media.

“If you are going to do it, let’s do it right,” the mother told WJYZ-TV. “I really feel there is a spin on this.” Ya think?


It should be noted that school officials have yet to provide a completed version of the worksheet to the news outlet. Though it appears that the high school has not disputed the content, the answers were filled in by the student and seemingly have yet to be verified as 100 percent correct.

My Fox Carolinas reports that the mother called the school to see if they would teach Christianity in a similar way. The school, however, didn’t give her an answer about how they would teach the topic; her son told her they had skimmed Christianity in class.

Basic CMYK

If after “Islam, at heart is …” the kid had written “a murderous fanaticism responsible for global havoc,” he probably wouldn’t have gotten a gold star. If he had filled in the blank on the second sentence so it read, “Most Muslims are far more likely to strap explosives to their bodies and blow themselves to pieces just to kill a Jew than the average Christian,” he’d be in a public school re-education camp somewhere by now — along with his mom probably.

Check out the other sentences too where the kid writes that radical Islam is opposed to the “imperialistic pursuits” of the West, and redefining the bloody “jihad” Americans see on their television screens nightly.

If this kid is making these answers up on his own, the mother has bigger problems than the local high school.

But he’s probably not.

READ MORE (Much more): 


Islamic Indoctrination of Public Schools



ARIZONA: Al Qaeda-linked Islamic Center of Tucson under “attack” by Univ. of Arizona students next door

15429837_BG1Considered to be ‘basically the first cell of Al Qaeda in the United States,’ the Islamic Center of Tucson, within the last year, has become a place that has been disrespected, which has left the members of this community humiliated. Residents of a university high-rise student housing facility have been throwing beer and liquor bottles off their balconies for more than a year, raining glass and other objects down on the nearby Islamic Center of Tucson’s roof and parking lot.

Islamic Center Tucson Logo Box

901 East 1st Street, Tucson, AZ - Google Maps_1

Tucson  But the vandalism and abuse reached a fever pitch during the University of Arizona’s homecoming celebration this past weekend, said Kamel Didan, vice chairman of the board of the mosque and community center, which has been in Tucson since 1962. “This weekend was absolutely terrible. Someone could have died,” said Didan, who is also an associate professor at the UA. “Imagine kids on the 14th floor, tossing whiskey bottles on people. When I came in Sunday morning, I was shocked at our parking lot. It looked like somebody smashed glass all over the place.”

He also heard that racial comments and obscenities were shouted from balconies at a woman entering the center. The racial comments were a first, he said, and he doesn’t consider the repeated vandalism a hate crime. (What ‘race’ is Islam?) “We’ve had people come in at the door multiple times and urinate in our door,” he said.


On the Sunday of UA’s Homecoming Weekend, the community center attendees couldn’t even get into the parking lot and the children couldn’t play basketball. “We literally found like a war zone,” he said. “It was unbelievable, glass chunks, as big as a baseball and then as little as like maybe the fingertips all over the place.”

A car had its windows broken. Didan said it’s all because of students living in the high rise apartments next to the mosque. Again, all caught on camera. “Dropping bottles full of whiskey on cars, and on literally people.” Didan showed the apartment manager of level the damages. He says he does this on a weekly basis. In the 25 years the mosque has been here he said they’ve never had this much trouble.


The Islamic Center of Tucson has been at 901 E. First Street for 25 years. But Didan said leaders have recently considered moving because of verbal abuse, dangerous projectiles and loud partying from three nearby student housing facilities, especially Level, a 14-story facility that opened in fall 2013, he said. It’s located one block from the western edge of campus and many of its balconies overlook the Islamic Center.

Within months of the facility’s opening last year, residents had tossed eggs, produce — including pumpkins at Halloween — and glass bottles from the balconies, Didan said.

It has gotten so bad that members have explored the idea of leaving the building. But they said they can’t because they have invested millions of dollars.

The campus-area Islamic Center, 909 E. First St., has been at the same spot for 25 years but is now considering a move.

The campus-area Islamic Center, 909 E. First St., has been at the same spot for 25 years but is now considering a move.

In April he organized an open-house block party to introduce the dorm’s residents to the center, in the hopes they’d show it more respect. He bought tons of food and sent out invitations. “Very few showed up,” he said. Didan has also been disappointed in the reaction of parents of students involved. “It will take someone to die for them to rein in their kids,” he said. (Maybe, maybe not)

Apparently, the students at the university know what the Islamic Center of Tucson really is.


Clarion Project  At least a dozen terror-linked individuals have been tied to the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT). The mosque and the state of Arizona are mentioned 59 times in the 9/11 Commission Report.[1] The mosque is considered to be “basically the first cell of al Qaeda in the United States.”[2]

The mosque also has significant links to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. The ICT’s bylaws state that the North American Islamic Trust is the “trustee and beneficiary” of its property. The bylaws also mandate relationships with multiple groups that have Muslim Brotherhood origins.

The Islamic Society of North America and the Muslim Students Association  are allowed to have offices on the premises. The bylaws also require that the ICT work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American Muslim Council that was led by Abdurrahman Alamoudi, an admitted secret U.S. Muslim Brotherhood member that is now in prison on terrorism-related charges.


Muslim Student Association Pledge of Allegiance:


MARYLAND School Distric will remove ALL references to religious holidays rather than add two Muslim holidays

In a controversial decision by a U.S. school board, religious holidays will be removed from Montgomery County public schools’ calendar starting next year in the state of Maryland. But it won’t really affect students since they will still be allowed to have off from school during those particular days.

In other words, we would rather remove all references to existing religious holidays rather than be forced into adding two new holidays for Muslims. GOOD.


HNGN  The issue was brought forward after Muslim leaders from terror-linked CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) protested over the fact that the schools were closed for Jewish holidays but not for Muslim ones even though both religious holidays will coincide next year on Sept. 23, 2015.  

At this, Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr suggested the Board of Education to consider removing any religious mentions to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from the school’s calendar beginning in the 2015-16 school year, with the board voting their agreement 7 to 1 on Tuesday afternoon.

The main reason for schools to remain closed on Christian and Jewish holidays is due to the absence of a significant number of staff and students on those days, Starr told MyFoxDC, adding that this will technically be regarded as the reason for providing holidays from next year.

Obviously, the board’s decision did not do much to satisfy Muslim leaders who were hoping for their children to gain a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, according to NBC News. “Equality is really what we’re looking for,” Saqib Ali, a former Maryland state delegate and co-chair of Equality for Eid, said. “Simply saying we’re not going to call this Christmas, and we’re not going to call this Yom Kippur, and still closing the schools, that’s not equality.”


Since the 1970s, Montgomery County Public Schools have closed for the Jewish high holidays because the county’s large Jewish population in the county creates a high absenteeism rate in the county, Fox News reported. However, county officials claim the size of the county’s Muslim population doesn’t warrant closing schools.

“High absenteeism is the main reason” for schools being closed on the Jewish high holidays, said Dana Tofig with Montgomery County Public Schools. “The absentee rate on the Eid holidays, when they’ve fallen on a school day, haven’t been considerably higher or lower than it is on any other given day.”

Muslim animal sacrifice and barbaric blood-letting festival of Eid

Muslim animal sacrifice and barbaric blood-letting festival of Eid

“The Eid is just the same exact as Christmas day or Easter day or Yom Kippur,” Hussein, who has campaigned for the past 20 years to have the Muslim holiday added to the school calendar, said. “The children want to home with their families. This is a family holiday that God designated and gave us the time to celebrate and be joyous.”

Meanwhile, future school calendars will now list the students’ Christmas vacation as “winter break”, the Easter vacation as “spring break” while religious holidays like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur would simply be marked “no school for students and teachers.”

CAIR‬ Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry said:

“We’re very disappointed that the board would take such drastic measures to deny fair and equitable treatment for the county’s Muslim population. The Muslim community has been struggling for years to obtain equality for the Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha holidays. There’s no justice in robbing other faith communities of their holidays in order to deny Muslims equal accommodation. We believe yesterday’s decision doesn’t solve the problem, as schools would still not be closed in observance of Muslim holidays unless they happen to coincidentally land on a weekend or other holiday.” (That’s the idea!)









NO, this isn’t the first time the National Cathedral in Washington DC has turned itself into a mosque

The question is, will it become a mosque/terrorist training center EVERY Friday from now on?


Hamas-linked CAIR press Release  Washington National Cathedral and five Muslim groups announced today the first celebration of Muslim Friday prayers (Jumaa) at the Cathedral on Friday, November 14.

Leaders believe offering Muslim prayers at the Christian cathedral shows more than hospitality. It demonstrates an appreciation of one another’s prayer traditions and is a powerful symbolic gesture toward a deeper relationship between the two Abrahamic traditions.


What: Muslim Friday Prayers at Washington National Cathedral
When: Friday, November 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


The Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, director of liturgy for Washington National Cathedral
South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool
All Dulles Area Muslim Society
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Islamic Society of North America
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque

The latest opportunity grew out of a trusted relationship between the Cathedral’s liturgical director, the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, who met while planning the national memorial service for Nelson Mandela. 


Rasool, who is also an Islamic religious thinker and leader, brought together Muslim leaders from the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), Masjid Muhammad (the Nation’s Mosque), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) for this repugnant event.

“This is a dramatic moment in the world and in Muslim-Christian relations,” said Rasool. “This needs to be a world in which all are free to believe and practice and in which we avoid bigotry, Islamophobia, racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-Christianity and to embrace our humanity and to embrace faith.”


The Cathedral has welcomed Muslims in the past, often at interfaith services and events, as well as at the Interfaith Conference of Greater Washington’s annual concert and specific programs such as the 2008 Ramadan Iftar at the Cathedral College. But this is the first time the Cathedral has invited Muslims to come and lead their own prayers in a space known as a house of prayer for all people.


Planners hope that the people around the world will take note of this service and the welcome extended by the Cathedral so that Muslims everywhere will adopt a reciprocal welcome of Christians by Muslims. (In your dreams)

The prayers will be offered in the north transept, an area of the Cathedral with arches and limited iconography that provide an ideal space–almost mosque-like–with the appropriate orientation for Muslim prayers.