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The oppression of women and girls in the Islamic State's 'caliphate'

Long War Journal 24 December 2014
By Mallory Shelbourne

European officials estimate that about 300 women from the United States and Europe have joined the various jihadist groups fighting in Syria's civil war. Women from countries including Norway, Canada, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, the Netherlands, and the US are known to have joined the Islamic State.


Driver in France shouting 'Allahu Akbar' mows down 11 pedestrians

Sunday World 24 December 2014

A motorist shouting "Allahu Akbar” ("God is greatest”) ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France yesterday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words


New FBI Hate Crime Stats: ‘Islamophobia’ Claims are Pure Muslim Fiction

Muslim Statistics 24 December 2014
By David J. Rusin

The FBI’s newly released hate crime statistics for 2013 offer a fresh example of how reality refuses to conform to the dubious narrative of widespread Muslim victimization at


French knife attacker Bertrand Nzohabonayo was Islamic convert

The Telegraph 24 December 2014
By Rory Mulholland

French police investigating a young man shot dead after he attacked officers with a knife while shouting "Allahu Akbar” ("God is great" in Arabic), say that he was a convert to


Plans for burka ban win ground

Swiss Info 24 December 2014

A large majority of citizens is apparently in favour of introducing a nationwide ban on burkas for Muslim women in Switzerland, according to an opinion poll. More than 60% of


Prominent French journalist and TV personality fired for 'Islamophobia'

DW 24 December 2014

Polarizing French journalist and writer, Eric Zemmour, has been sacked from his recurring gig on a French chat show for the iTELE channel following remarks widely seen as


EU Gives Hamas Green Light to Attack Israel

The Gatestone Institute 24 December 2014
By Khaled Abu Toameh

The EU court's decision represents a "severe blow to the Palestinian Authority and Egypt," according to Palestinian political analyst Raed Abu Dayer. Any victory for Hamas,


Germans Tire Of Muslim Immigrants

Cherson And Molschky 24 December 2014
By Y. K. Cherson

Germans feel like strangers in their own country and fear one day to wake up in an Islamic ghetto. Although the local media do all they can to keep it quiet, over 75% of Germans support the ideas of the new national movement PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West).


Talking About ‘the Moroccan Issue’ Is Not a Crime 24 December 2014
By Geert Wilders

Four years ago 1 was taken to court in the Netherlands on hate-crime charges. After a trial that lasted almost two years, T was finally acquitted. But the case cost me a lot


The German Awakening

Gates of Vienna 24 December 2014
By Baron Bodissey

The past two months have seen the meteoric rise of PEGIDA and related anti-Islamization groups in Germany. The largest marches have occurred in Dresden, where tens of thousands


Sweden's Christmas Present: New Laws Curbing Free Speech

The Gatestone Institute 24 December 2014
By Timon Dias

The problem is that within the extremely politically correct culture of Sweden, questions, insults and criticism are often viewed as one and the same. "Swedes who


EU Ambassador Reassures Israel: Hamas is Still a Terrorist Group

Israel National News 24 December 2014
By Hillel Fendel

The European Union's Ambassador to Israel is hard at work trying to convince Israeli leaders that the recent decision by the EU General Court to remove Hamas from its terrorist


What Islamophobia #Illridewithyou Tops Global Trend

Breitbart 24 December 2014
By Joel B. Pollak

If the irrational fear of Muslims–"Islamophobia”–is a significant problem in the wake of widespread Islamist terror attacks against non-Muslims, the evidence is somewhat


Video: Islamic State Jihadi demands attacks against France

The Jihad Watch 24 December 2014

A video from Islamic State, published on the 19th December which sheds a little light on the attacks of the past few days.


On Syrian border, Belgian father tracks his wayward son

Christian Science Monitor 24 December 2014
By Dominique Soguel

Europe’s anguish over the rise of homegrown jihadis – young Muslims and Muslim converts who flock to the banner of foreign extremist groups, especially the Islamic State – was


Who Represents German Muslims?

The Gatestone Institute 24 December 2014
By Veli Sirin

The most serious and crushing harm to those Muslims who respect their non-Muslim neighbors and detest the extremists is that many Western commentators appear utterly uninformed


Two Car Bombs Rock Malmo, Sweden

Israel National News 24 December 2014
By Tova Dvorin

Two car bombs rocked the southern Swedish city of Malmo, local police spokeswoman Linda Pleym stated Saturday, in a district known for its high immigrant population from


France: Mayor of town where jihadi slashed cop says it was "isolated incident”

The Jihad Watch 24 December 2014

"The mayor, Frédéric Augis, described the attack as ‘an isolated event in a peaceful town’. ‘There are good relations here between all religious communities. This is a town of


Turkey: Erdogan vs. Gulen

Frontpage Mag 24 December 2014
By Joseph Puder

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his campaign to shut down all opposition to his authoritarian rule. The latest outrage occurred last weekend when Ekrem


Morocco to Train 50 French Imams

Morocco World News 24 December 2014

The trainings, which will cover the Quran and the life of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), will include supplementary lessons in science and information technology. France plans


Iran Accelerates Arming of Hizbullah and Hamas for Possible Clash with Israel

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs 24 December 2014
By Michael Segall

Even as it engages in nuclear negotiations, Iran continues to arm and train Hizbullah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Central to the Iranian effort are rockets and


Video shows Boko Haram killing captives

UT San Diego 24 December 2014
By Haruna Umar

A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they


Source of shoe bomber’s cash unclear

Money Jihad 24 December 2014

Today is the thirteenth anniversary of failed shoe bomber Richard Reid’s attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight. Reid purchased his plane ticket with $1,800 in cash. He is


Muslim Charities Forum Loses UK Government Grants; Government Cites Links With Extremism

UK media is reporting that two Islamic charities have lost their grants after the government claimed they had links with Islamist extremism. According to the BBC report, one of


UK Ignores Links to Hamas by Islamic Charities

The Clarion Project 24 December 2014
By Sam Westrop

Muslim charities in Britain today, writes journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne in the Daily Telegraph, "risk being reviled, smeared and branded a terrorist


Home Office powerless as legal loophole leaves underage child brides free to join husbands in Britain

The Mirror 24 December 2014
By Nigel Nelson

Child brides from overseas can legally enter Britain because of a legal loophole. If the girl is wed lawfully in her homeland her husband cannot be prosecuted under UK law,


Muslim women not used to drinking walk free after attack on woman

The Telegraph 24 December 2014

The four women - three sisters and their cousin - were told the charge of actual bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, against 22-year-old care worker


Armenian Genocide centennial to be commemorated in Diyarbakir

ARMR Radio 24 December 2014

The Gomidas Institute, with the support of the Turkish Human Rights Association, is organizing a series of commemorative events in Diyarbakir between April 22 and 24, 2015 to


Polygamy Partly to Blame for Islamic State's Violence

Breitbart 24 December 2014

Science writer Matt Ridley argues in today’s Times that polygamy has a long-established link to violence, saying that much of the violence in Islamic society can be explained

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