Michel Houellebecq provokes France with story of Muslim president

theguardian.com 17 December 2014
By Kim Willsher

Award-winning French novelist Michel Houellebecq has sparked an outcry after it emerged that his new novel tells of France being run by a Muslim president. In 2022, with the

 

Swedish Politics in Chaos

Liberty GB 17 December 2014
By Fjordman

Sweden will hold a new election on March 22, 2015, just a few months after the previous general elections. The move was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on December 3,

 

1939 Palestinian Flag. What does it look like? Surprised?

factualisrael.com 17 December 2014

This a Larousse French dictionary from 1939. In the appendix it lists all the then current flags of the world in alphabetical order. You’ll notice that for Germany at that time

 

Why Do Politicians "Lie About Islam?"

Citizen Warrior 17 December 2014

Almost every politician in every country asserts, in one form or another, that Islam is a religion of peace. Are they all just lying weasels? Do they really know the truth but

 

Islamist calls for Algerian author Daoud to be executed for French TV remarks

RFI 17 December 2014

A hardline Islamist preacher has called for Algeria’s Goncourt-shortlisted author Kamel Daoud to be executed for apostasy, following an appearance on French TV in which the

 

Islamic State recruits more than just fighters

The Boston Globe 17 December 2014
By Eric Tucker

WASHINGTON — As it looks to expand its territorial base across broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is recruiting for more than just fighters. The extremist

 

Erdogan’s regime becoming more dictatorship than democracy

Jerusalem Post 17 December 2014
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

The oft-repeated Erdogan quote that analysts cite again and again bears repeating – that democracy is a train that you get off once you reach your destination. Turkish

 

"Asylum seekers” upgrade: take privat jet from Beirut to Sweden

10news.dk 17 December 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

The Socialists should be screaming: It is obviously only the people who can afford paying the human traffickers who make it to our countries, while the poor are left to protect

 

Only 13 percent of Germans completely disagree with the PEGIDA anti-Islam demonstrations. 75 percent agree fully or to some degr

10news.dk 17 December 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

The latest PEGIDA demonstration in Dresden had 15,000+ participants, and the Danish state tv, Danmarks Radio, noted that "It was the German middle class, who demonstrated

 

Dutch Nato Headquarters Possible Target of Muslim Terrorists

The Dutch Nato headquarters in the town of Brunssum are a possible target of Muslim terrorists. Mayor Luc Winants of the town confirms that he has been briefed about that.

 

Austria Shutting Down 'anti-Semitic' Islamic School In Vienna

Shalom Life 17 December 2014
By Caitlin Marceau

The Austrian government will be closing a Saudi school in Vienna come the start of the new year, after the school failed to meet the December 1st deadline to name its teaching

 

Homophobia taints the British Asian community

Telegraph.co.uk 17 December 2014
By Patrick McAleenan

I’ve written previously about my experience of coming out to my parents. Despite being practising Catholics, a religion which rejects homosexuality as a sin, they accepted and

 

France says 13 jihadi networks dismantled, 5 terror attacks thwarted, departures to Syria grow

Minneapolis Star Tribune 17 December 2014
By LORI HINNANT

PARIS — France has thwarted five terror attacks and dismantled 13 networks linked to extremists in Syria but the number of young people leaving to join the fight has doubled in

 

Video: Robert Spencer on the Muslim Brotherhood in the American Heartland

FrontPage Magazine 17 December 2014

Below is the video of a talk given by Robert Spencer in April, 2014, at a Global Faith Institute event in Omaha, Nebraska. A brief note from Spencer accompanies the

 

Turkey's Erdogan battles 'parallel state'

BBC News 17 December 2014
By Mark Lowen

The voices sound crackly. "Are you at home, son?" "Yes." "They carried out an operation. Their homes are being searched now… take everything in the house

 

Turkey, EU in war of words over media raids

Hurriyet Daily News 17 December 2014

Ankara cannot accept "heavy criticism” from the European Union about mass detentions targeting the media, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuºoglu has said, accusing the EU of "not

 

Female genital mutilation campaigners call for action

BBC News 17 December 2014

Experts say a growing numbers of girls in the Midlands are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) - also known as female circumcision. One hospital in the region says 1%

 

Immigration in France: Hollande slams alarmists

The Local 17 December 2014

In his first major speech on the subject of immigration, French President François Hollande blasted the scaremongers "who dream of a smaller, more spiteful France". He also

 

Dutch reject UN call to feed, shelter homeless migrants

Expatica the Netherlands 17 December 2014

The Dutch government on Tuesday rejected a call from UN rights experts to provide thousands of homeless migrants with food and shelter during the bitter north European

 

When jihad turns into genocide

Ynetnews 17 December 2014

Op-ed: One terror attack in a Sydney café, which left three people dead, led to a global commotion; but the regular mass murder of Muslims by Islamists leaves the world

 

Sydney siege aftermath: Man charged following alleged hate threats to Auburn mosque

Sydney Morning Herald 17 December 2014
By Emma Partridge

Hundreds of extra police will flood popular destinations in Sydney following the Martin Place siege and alleged hate threats, including hoax phone calls threatening to destroy

 

Video: Abbas’ advisor: All of "Palestine” will "return” to Palestinians ?through "resistance"

PMW Bulletins 17 December 2014
By Itamar Marcus

In his latest sermon, Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs stated that "all our occupied land, all our rights in Palestine... our ancestors' legacy

 

Sydney Hostage Taker: "Islam is the Religion of Peace”

FrontPage Magazine 17 December 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

Sheikh Haron aka Man Haron Monis called his website a "Site of Peace & Harmony” In a letter to Prime Minister Abbott, Sheikh Haron described himself as a "Muslim peace

 

Australian Police Kill Muslim Jihadi While Sydney’s Islamic Community Feigns Shock

The Counter Jihad Report 17 December 2014
By John Guandolo

Australian Police stormed a cafe in Sydney today (Dec 15) killing an Iranian Sunni Muslim who had taken hostages and made demands, ending the siege which began

 

Pakistani Taliban Kills 160, Mostly Children, in School Attack

Antiwar.com 17 December 2014
By Jason Ditz

A group of Pakistani Taliban (TTP) fighters killed at least 160 people, including over 130 children, in an attack on the Army Public School in the northern city of Peshawar

 

‘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

 
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