Cyprus Controversy in Parliament

Bianet 15 December 2011

BDP Deputy Ertugrul Kürkçü and CHP MP ªafak Pavey launched a discussion in Parliament upon their statements on the European Union and Cyprus. Kürkçü said that the Kurdish question and Cyprus were the


Video: Aid Delayed: EU police block Russian convoy at Kosovo 'border'

youtube 15 December 2011

The near five-month-long stand-off in the majority Serb-populated Northern Kosovo has taken a new twist. A Russian humanitarian convoy was stopped by EU controlled police at one of the troubled border checkpoints. Moscow says it's a purely political move. But for Serbs on the ground, this delay means another day without vital supplies, as RT's Igor Ogorodnev reports.


May: With extremists, need to acknowledge 15 December 2011

Is there anything Islamic about Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps? On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaida's leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a


Diplomacy after the Arab uprisings

Jerusalem Post 15 December 2011

Writing for a CNBC website on December 8 about the Arab uprisings of 2011, former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar of Spain made a stunning revelation about one of the key leaders who has risen in the


Illegal structures: paradox of rule of law

The Express Tribune 15 December 2011
By Imtiaz Gul

In the maze of issues, most Pakistani politicians lose sight of some matters that are fundamental to the rule of law. The construction of illegal structures, such as mosques and seminaries, in the


A Hearty Welcome to Our New Swedish Readers

Gates of Vienna 15 December 2011

Earlier this evening (around 2pm our time) a documentary about the Transatlantic Counterjihad was aired by SVT, the Swedish state broadcaster. For an hour or so our blog experienced an enormous surge


Listen to Daniel Pipes and David Meir-Levi Discussing the "Invented People” on The Jamie Glazov Show

FrontPage Magazine 14 December 2011

Listen to the Jamie Glazov Show that aired on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 8-9 pm Pacific (11-12 pm EST) on Blog Talk Radio. This week’s guests were:

Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has written twelve books, including Militant Islam Reaches America. Visit his website at


Islamic World Tells Clinton: Defamation of Islam Must be Prevented -- in America

American Thinker 14 December 2011
By Clare M. Lopez

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to Washington this week, it is critical that Americans pay attention to what these two leaders intend to do. From 12 to 14 December 2011, working teams from the Department of State (DoS) and the OIC are going to discuss implementation mechanisms that could impose limits on freedom of speech and expression.


Al-Qaida Still Planning Attacks in Germany

Spiegel Online 14 December 2011
By Holger Stark

German authorities last week arrested a suspected terrorist thought to have links to al-Qaida. Even more concerning, he appears to have been pursuing attack plans despite the arrests of three of his


French mother, 32, set to become first woman to be jailed for wearing banned Islamic veil

Daily Mail 14 December 2011
By Peter Allen

A 32-year-old mother from France is set to become the first woman ever to be sent to prison for wearing an Islamic veil. Hind Ahmas refuses to accept the legitimacy of a Paris court which has


British Christians are making a stand against persecution

The Guardian 14 December 2011
By Andrew Brown

There was a remarkable debate in the House of Lords on Friday, which I don't think was widely reported. But it showed that Christians are coming together in a new way to try to influence foreign


Canada’s Ringing ‘No’ to the Niqab

FrontPage Magazine 14 December 2011
By Stephen Brown

The Canadian government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper showed new immigrants that Canadian and Western values are paramount in Canada on Monday when it banned face coverings for Muslim


Muslim Prayer in School? Germany Says No

Huffington Post 14 December 2011
By Alexander Goerlach

"Christian pigs" is a favorite nickname of adolescent Muslims for their German neighbors and fellow students. The devaluation of, and distancing from, Christians is part of the standard repertoire of


Anti-Islam groups fights Fribourg ban

The Local 14 December 2011
By Meritxell Mir

The Swiss Movement against Islamisation (MOSC) has said it will appeal a Fribourg district court decision blocking it from setting up a stand in the western town. In October 2009, a few weeks


Turkey turns away from Europe

CBS News 14 December 2011
By Philip Terzian

One way to gauge the present state of European unity is to know that Turkey, which has energetically sought membership in the European Union for the past decade, is now having second thoughts about


Man jailed over extremist material

Bourne Local 14 December 2011

A university graduate from Birmingham who published extremist material found in possession of one of the 7/7 bombers has been jailed for three years. Ahmed Faraz, 32, an Islamic studies graduate,


Video: Stakelbeck on Terror: Arab Spring Turns Islamist Winter

Christian Broadcasting Network 14 December 2011
By Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, CBN News analyzes the Muslim Brotherhood's recent success across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the group's plans for global domination.


Washington's Rocket Bombs

Family Security Matters 14 December 2011
By Edward Cline

Think what you will about George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. After all, you might say, it was written by a lapsed Communist and veteran of the Spanish Civil War (fighting on the


Harvard Sells Out Free Speech to Islamic Supremacism

Human Events 14 December 2011
By Pamela Geller

Harvard University has dropped courses on economics taught by a Hindu professor, Subramanian Swamy, president of the Janata Party of India and a former Union Cabinet minister—not because they were


Dutch Jews, Muslims unite to defend ritual slaughter

Jerusalem Post 14 December 2011

THE HAGUE – Hundreds of Jews and Muslims pleaded with Dutch senators in Amsterdam this week to reject legislation banning ritual slaughter. The Dutch Senate is scheduled to vote on the issue next


The Washington-"Moderate Islam” Alliance

Dissident Voice 14 December 2011
By James Petras

The dynamic of democratic, nationalist and class struggles throughout the Muslim world has set in motion a new constellation of alliances between the imperial West (US and European Union) and


Video: Islamic Extremists Call for Lesbian’s Death 14 December 2011
By Paul Canning

An Islamist group called for a Muslim lesbian author to be killed and invaded a discussion on Islam in Amsterdam last week. A December 8 debate, which included the Canadian Muslim lesbian author Irshad Manji and MP Tofik Dibi on a panel, was disrupted when extremists from the group Sharia4Belgium stormed the event, held at the De Balie theater in Amsterdam. The mob threw eggs and called for Manji’s neck to be broken.


Canada bars women in veil taking citizenship oath 14 December 2011

Toronto, Women aspiring for Canadian citizenship have been barred from wearing burqa or Islamic hijab when they take oath of citizenship, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said. The move


Cambridge University dons get advice on the intricacies of the handshake 14 December 2011
By Richard Alleyne

The world renowned institution has sent out a directive to its admission tutors explaining that some people are culturally sensitive to the traditional style of greeting. They advise that


India: pastor who baptized Muslims appears before sharia court

Catholic Culture 14 December 2011

The All India Christian Council--an ecumenical organization that defends Christians’ religious freedom--is expressing concern about the implications of the arrest of Rev. C. M. Khanna, a Protestant


Beauty queen fined after pretending to be sister to police 14 December 2011

Shanna Bukhari, 25, was pulled over while driving her family's red MG sports car earlier this year. She claimed to be her sister but was rumbled when an eagle-eyed police worker saw her picture in


CIA officers in Lebanon 'named by Hizbollah' 14 December 2011
By Adrian Blomfield

A television station closely linked to the radical Shia movement, which is backed and funded by Iran and Syria, claimed that the covers of 10 CIA spies operating out of the US embassy in Beirut had


How NOT to oppose the Muslim veil

Vancouver Sun 14 December 2011
By Douglas Todd

One of the most popular arguments against Muslim women wearing face-covering veils in the West is that it’s a sign of female oppression. It’s a viewpoint that Canadian Immigration Minister Jason


Where’s the fatwa? Veena Malik strips, Pakistan yawns

Firstpost 14 December 2011
By Shivam Vij

The biggest shocker about the Veena Malik’s nude — more accurately, ‘implied nude’ – photographs in FHM India magazine has been the lack of shock in Pakistan. Media in India and the world over was


Jailed Hamas bomb maker eyes PA election run

Jerusalem Post 14 December 2011

Abdallah Barghouti, a Hamas bomb maker who is serving 67 life sentences for his role in the killing of dozens of Israelis, is planning to run in the next Palestinian parliamentary election, which is

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