Uzbekistan Churches Banned from Evangelism, Youth Worship

BUDAPEST/TASHKENT -- Authorities in eastern Uzbekistan have warned local churches not to allow youngsters and children to attend their worship services and not to carry out missionary

 

Is New Moroccan Government Inciting Muslims in Spain?

Hudson New York 9 December 2011
By Soeren Kern

Some 3,000 Muslim immigrants took to the streets in near Barcelona to protest recent cuts in social welfare benefits.

The protest, which took place on December 5 in the industrial city of Terrassa, about 30 kilometers from Barcelona, was organized and attended by Moroccan immigrants.

 

Criticism of Islam Could Soon be a Crime in America

Family Security Matters 9 December 2011
By Clare M. Lopez

When President Obama delivered his much-anticipated speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in June 2009, the free world trembled while the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) gushed with praise and begged for a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

 

Recommended Reading: "Gradualism in Applying the Shari`ah”

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report 9 December 2011

The Islamic portal OnIslam has posted Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi’s reply to a question about how to apply "gradualism” in the implementation of Islamic Shari’ah law. The posting begins:

Name of Questioner: Kathy Reply date: 2011/11/24 Question: Sometimes, we hear that some scholars call for not changing what is evil (munkar) under the pretext that this falls within the scope of gradualism (sunnat at-tadarruj) that is known in Islamic Shari`ah. What are the guidelines in an attempt to apply gradualism in Islamic Shari`ah? consultant: Yusuf Al-Qaradawi Answer In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

The End of Religious Freedom

PJ Media 9 December 2011
By Phyllis Chesler

Time has run out for the cause of worldwide religious freedom. On November 18, 2011, America chose not to extend any further lifeline to persecuted religious minorities around the planet. On that

 

Video: Paul Weston on Michael Coren

Gates of Vienna 9 December 2011

Paul Weston, the chairman of British Freedom, made his first appearance last night on Michael Coren’s program on SUN TV.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

 

Belgian Muslims Threaten Canadian Author On Book Tour

Forbes 9 December 2011
By Abigail R. Esman

A group of over 20 Muslims stormed a debate featuring Muslim writer Irshad Manji in Amsterdam last night, threatening to break Manji’s neck as they issued cries of "Allahu Akbar,” ("God is great”)

 

'I got used to being called a dirty Jew'

Ynetnews 9 December 2011
By Menachem Gantz

BRUSSELS – Her blue eyes still look empty, her blond hair hides the heavy strokes she received. For 10 days, 13-year-old Oceane Sluijzer didn't leave her house, terrified, afraid to go out. The

 

Anclam Chowder's sister group Sharia4belgium disrupt debate on islam in Amsterdam, throw eggs and spit on Irshad Manji

Tundra Tabloids 9 December 2011

Parliamentarian Tofik Dibi (Green Left) and author and Muslim activist Irshad Manji have complained to the police after the debate in which they participated in Amsterdam was disturbed by radical

 

Muslim Cleric's Warning: Cucumbers Too Sexy for Women

Fox News 9 December 2011

An Islamic cleric living in Europe reportedly has warned Muslim women not to get too close to bananas, cucumbers or other produce -- to avoid having "sexual thoughts.” The unnamed cleric, whose

 

Video: Robert Spencer on Michael Coren's Sun TV show: selective law enforcement in UK, Islamic honor killings, and more

Jihad Watch 9 December 2011

I was on Michael Coren's Sun TV show this evening, discussing various Islamic jihad-related issues.

 

Muslim rioters say police discrimination motivated them

The Guardian 9 December 2011
By Shiv Malik

Like many black rioters interviewed by Guardian/LSE researchers as part of the Reading the Riots study, many Muslims involved in the August disorder said that racial discrimination by the police had

 

Muslim Misogyny, Feminist Indifference

British Freedom 9 December 2011
By Paul Weston

Feminists are a strange breed of creature indeed. As they teeter precariously around the office water cooler empowerment zone atop their latest Jimmy Choos, their conversation rarely strays toward

 

East London Mosque hosts speaker who has 'called for Jewish women to be enslaved and pillaged'

Telegraph Blogs 9 December 2011
By Andrew Gilligan

I haven’t written about that self-proclaimed haven of moderation and tolerance, the East London Mosque, for a few weeks. After having their tolerance of hatred and extremism repeatedly exposed,

 

Obama Calls Fort Hood Terrorism ‘Workplace Violence’

The Conservative Papers 9 December 2011

Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department and the Obama administration for classifying the Fort Hood terror massacre as ‘workplace violence’, she suggested political correctness

 

London River: A Draught From the Multicultural Stream

The Indypendent 9 December 2011
By Rahul Chadha

In London River, French-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb strays from previous filmic efforts dedicated to the torturous relationship between industrialized countries and the developing world,

 

Meet Ahmed: A Swedish-speaking Finnish Somali

yle.fi 9 December 2011

Ahmed Hassan was nine when he arrived in Finland as a refugee from Somalia. In Finland, he grew up in a Swedish-speaking environment. Today he is on a mission for other foreigners to learn Swedish,

 

French Senate set for tough debate on votes for foreigners

Reuters 9 December 2011
By Nicholas Vinocur

A long-running issue over whether to let non-EU immigrants vote in French local elections is to be considered in the Senate on Thursday, with conservatives vowing to stamp out a left-wing initiative

 

Kenyan villagers battle police in defence of female circumcision -paper

TrustLaw 9 December 2011
By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI – Armed youths battled the police in southern Kenya, demanding the release of two women arrested for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), the Daily Nation reported on

 

Malicious Prosecutions?

English Defence League 9 December 2011

We’ve lost count of the times we’ve discovered that EDL supporters have found themselves mistreated by the police or arrested only to be released without charge. In the majority of cases, the

 

Saudi Textbook: The Enmity between the Muslims and the Jews Is Everlasting

MEMRI 9 December 2011

A twelfth-grade Saudi textbook titled Studies from the Muslim World includes a chapter on Palestine and the Palestinian cause, which deals extensively with the Jews. The chapter presents the conflict

 

Appellate court upholds five-year imprisonment against uncle who raped his niece

gulfnews 9 December 2011

Dubai: An uncle failed to convince a court that he did not rape his 13-year-old niece and will have to spend five years behind prison bars. The Dubai Appeal Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal

 

Bosnia: Croatia in EU problem for Bosnian producers

SARAJEVO - The Bosnian agrofood industry risks collapse with the July 1 2013 entrance into the European Union of Croatia, which tomorrow will be signing the EU membership treaty. This was

 

EU leaders tell Turkey to 'respect' Cyprus

EUobserver.com 9 December 2011
By Andrew Rettman

BRUSSELS - EU leaders are planning to tell Turkey to "fully respect" Cyprus when it takes over the rotating presidency next year after Turkey threatened to boycott meetings. "The EU council calls

 

Egyptian Salafi clerics issue spate of controversial fatwas

Al Arabiya News 9 December 2011

The recent emergence of the hardline Salafi trend in Egypt after the January 25 revolution has given way to a series of controversial fatwas that mainly focused on women, Copts, culture and

 

Report: 3,000 Honor Crimes In Britain in 2010

The New American 9 December 2011
By R. Cort Kirkwood

An organization in Britain dedicated to protecting women from so-called honor crimes has reported a massive increase in the practice, noting that Muslims and other religious minorities committed more

 

Human Rights Watch urges Yemen to outlaw child marriage

Jihad Watch 9 December 2011

Resistance would be fierce because child marriage is defended with the example of Muhammad, the supreme model of conduct for Muslims according to Qur'an 33:21, who consummated his marriage to Aisha

 

Report: Islamic cleric bans women from proximity to phallic-shaped fruit and veggies

The Daily Caller 9 December 2011
By Caroline May

An Egyptian news outlet has a report that is causing an unusual stir. According to the Bikya Masr news service, an Islamic cleric in Europe has ordered Muslim women to prevent "sexual thoughts”by

 

Treason case filed against Veena Malek

gulfnews 9 December 2011
By Mohammad Ashraf

Karachi: Sindh High Court yesterday admitted a petition against Veena Malek for being a traitor after her nude photo appeared with her arm tattooed ‘ISI' on the cover of a magazine in

 

Pakistan: Christian couple tortured by police, resist pressure to convert to Islam

Catholic Culture 9 December 2011

Salma Emmanuel and her husband, Rashid Emmanuel, were tortured by Pakistani police over a three-day period after Salma, a maid, was falsely accused of stealing from her employer, according to news

 
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