‘Allah’ restrictions bind non-Muslims too, Pahang mufti argues

Malay Mail Online 17 December 2014

Pahang’s top Islamic religious cleric has insisted that non-Muslims are legally forbidden from using “Allah” as the debate continues over the right of the Arabic word for God.

 

Yemen Car Bomb Hits School Bus: 31 Killed

Antiwar.com 17 December 2014
By Jason Ditz

A suicide car bomb was detonated in the Yemeni city of Rada today, blowing up a passing school bus and killing at least 31 people, including 20 schoolchildren. Locals say they believe

 

After two years of discord, St. Anthony agrees to mosque

Minnesota Public Radio News 17 December 2014
By Laura Yuen

If all goes as planned, Twin Cities Muslim leaders will soon be able to hold prayer services in the basement of a suburban office center. That's no small thing. A settlement agreement

 

Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

Blazing Cat Fur 17 December 2014

Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics

 

At Least 180 Killed in al-Qaeda Offensive Against Syrian Troops

Antiwar.com 17 December 2014
By Jason Ditz

At least 180 fighters, including 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 members of al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra were killed in a 24 hour span yesterday, as Nusra pushed into key military bases

 

Saudi police close 10,000 Twitter accounts for 'religious violations'

Christian Today 17 December 2014
By Lucinda Borkett-Jones

Saudi Arabia's religious police have shut down 10,117 Twitter accounts in the last year on the grounds of "religious and ethical violations". The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue

 

Nusra Front shoot two men for blasphemy

The Daily Star 17 december 2014

The Nusra Front has been accused of executing two men in Syria’s Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp for blasphemy, sparking angry reactions on social media. A video purporting

 

Jakarta Post Editor’s Blasphemy Case ‘Under Review’: Police

Jakarta Globe 17 December 2014
By Dominic Diongson

Hints emerged on Monday the police may be softening their stance in the blasphemy investigation against The Jakarta Post’s chief editor, Meidyatama Suryodiningrat. Although the

 

Pakistan school attack and Sydney siege: How do we keep the extremists at bay?

Telegraph.co.uk 17 December 2014
By Con Coughlin

There is a world of difference between yesterday’s well-organised and barbaric attack on a military school in north-west Pakistan and the Sydney café siege carried out this

 

Ogun Declares Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Leadership Newspapers 17 December 2014
By Gbenga Adeboye

This position was made known yesterday by the state commissioner for women affairs and social development, Elizabeth Sonubi, while addressing journalists in Abeokuta

 

Army arrests son of Salafist leader in north Lebanon

The Daily Star 17 December 2014
By Antoine Amrieh

The Lebanese Army arrested the son of prominent sheikh Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal, the founder of the Salafist Movement in north Lebanon, a security source said Friday.

 

Iran: 20-year-old musician’s reality check: oppression persists

Artsfreedom 17 December 2014

“Rights for musicians are extremely weak in Iran”, wrote Tooka Zokaie, a 20-year-old Iranian-American piano teacher and speech coach who travelled to Iran and unintentionally broke

 

Thousands Protest Parallel 'Sharia Societies' in Germany

the Clarion Project 16 December 2014
By Soeren Kern

Thousands of German citizens have been taking to the streets to protest the growing "Islamization" of their country. The protests are part of a burgeoning grassroots

 

Suspects Arrested in Belgium Following Apartment Siege

TIME 16 December 2014
By Naina Bajekal

Authorities said the incident was not linked to terrorism Three people were arrested in Belgium on Monday after men burst into an apartment building and took a hostage in

 

Sydney Hostage-Taker "Muslims Will Take Over Australia”

FrontPage Mag 16 December 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

On his Fatwa page, Sheikh Haron aka Man Haron Monis, the Sydney hostage-taker who had spent nearly two decades committing a variety of crimes including sexual assault, murder

 

Sydney Siege Ends: Police Storm Cafe Where Man Haron Monis Held Hostages

NBCNews 16 December 2014
By Alastair Jamieson

A gunman was killed and two hostages are dead after police stormed a chocolate shop in Sydney on Monday, ending a 16-hour siege by a self-professed sheik. An intelligence

 

Germans Rise Up Against Islamization

Breaking Israel News 16 December 2014
By Soeren Kern

There is a mounting public backlash over what many perceive as the government’s indifference to the growing influence of Islam in German society. This backlash represents a

 

Angela Merkel Condemns Germany's Surging Anti-Sharia Movement

Breitbart 16 December 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

A growing protest movement that has held weekly displays against Germany’s lax immigration laws and Islamist-friendly policies has met strong resistance through the country’s

 

Video: Robert Spencer on Sun TV on the Sydney jihad hostage crisis

Jihad Watch 16 December 2014

Robert Spencer, Faith Goldy and Jerry Agar discuss the hostage taking by Man Haron Monis at a Lindt chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia on Dec 15-16, 2014.

 

Swiss magazine hacked and needs guards after posting article calling the Quran the "core of the problem”

10News.dk 16 December 2014

When politians and Muslims defend Islam or says that Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam and the Quran, they never back their claims with proofs. That is because there

 

UK: Hamas-linked Interpal Enjoys Mainstream Support

Gatestone Institute 16 December 2014
By Samuel Westrop

Peter Oborne's claim, that "it is almost impossible not to deal with Hamas... if you're a charity working [in the Gaza Strip]," is demonstrably untrue. First, scores of

 

Psychology: Why Islam creates monsters

10News.dk 16 December 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

As a psychologist I find it interesting to find out why so many terrorists come from an Islamic back ground. During my research I studied Islam and I my conclusion is that

 

Video: Islam Is NOT a Religion of Peace, Mr Cameron - Paul Weston

youtube 16 December 2014
By Liberty GB

Liberty GB Chairman Paul Weston challenges David Cameron to admit that Islam is not a 'religion of peace'.

 

Ex-Muslim Radical: Muslims Need to Be More Vocal About Condemning Violence

Mediaite 16 December 2014
By Josh Feldman

Daily Beast contributor Maajid Nawaz is a former radical Muslim speaking out against that element of the Muslim faith, and on CNN tonight, in reaction to the Sydney siege, said

 

Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’

Raymond Ibrahim 16 December 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities. Heaven’s Light Church, which served some 100 evangelical Christians, was

 

Qatar Not Alone in Supporting IS - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait Involved: Experts

Sputnik International 16 December 2014
By Svetlana Alexandrova, Daria Chernyshova

Qatar was supporting a range of Islamists in Syria and Iraq from the Muslim Brotherhood to Salafi Jihadist groups along with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, experts told Sputnik News

 

Growing number of Swiss militants heading overseas

Channel NewsAsia 16 December 2014

GENEVA: Some 22 people have left Switzerland to fight abroad as militants since May, including eight in the past fortnight, the Swiss intelligence agency said on Monday (Dec

 

Turkey Is Turning More Into A Tyrannical Antichrist State

Shoebat Foundation 16 December 2014
By Walid Shoebat

Can Turkey under Erdogan any longer be deemed a reliable western ally, especially after the raids against opposition journalists, ex-police chiefs and investigators highlight

 

Faceless ‘Sharia-compliant’ doll launched in UK

RT 16 December 2014

A £25 faceless doll – which goes along with a strict interpretation of Islam that forbids the depiction of faces – has sparked backlash among some Muslims after it was launched

 

The global rise of terror 'lone wolf' attacks

Telegraph.co.uk 16 December 2014
By Malcom Moore, video by Keely Lockhart

An increasing number of "lone wolf" terrorists are responding to the West's battle against the Islamic State by launching attacks at home. This year there have been a

 
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