Afghanistan: Mission Unaccomplished

Human Events 5 July 2011
By Robert Spencer

Shortly after President Obama announced a drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a group of jihad/martyrdom suicide bombers entered the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul last Tuesday, murdering at least 10 and terrorizing an untold number of others. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid declared that the jihadists had "gone through several stories of the building and they are breaking into each room and they are targeting the 300 Afghans and foreigners who are staying.”

 

Video: An illiberal consensus

youtube 5 July 2011
By patcondell

... of middle class left-wing pricks


 

Swiss kidnapped

The Swiss government has now confirmed that two of its nationals, as yet unnamed, have been kidnapped shortly after crossing into Pakistan. Their abductors are unknown but reports speak of them being

 

How Self-Proclaimed Pacifists Support Pro-War Marxists and Islamists

Front Page Magazine 5 July 2011
By David Swindle

"Cultures of Resistance,” a documentary directed by Iara Lee, began its festival tour this year. The film profiles over a dozen different radical activist groups around the world, many of which have

 

Pentagon Concerned Over Iran, Hizbullah in Latin America

Arutz Sheva  5 July 2011
By Gavriel Queenann

Iran and its proxy Hizbullah continue to expand their influence and presence in South America, a top US general warns. USAF General Douglas Fraser, commanding officer of the Pentagon's Southern

 

Islamic religious scholar: Gays in Islamic countries ‘must be killed’

LGBTQ Nation 5 July 2011
By Brody Levesque

As the annual Toronto Pride parade worked its way through the city’s LGBTQ community on Sunday afternoon, an Islamic religious scholar addressing a 9,000-strong crowd at the annual Journey of Faith

 

Christian March in London to Repeal Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

London: PETITIONS calling for action to protect Christians and other minorities in Pakistan have been handed in at London’s 10 Downing Street. The documents bearing the

 

Obama Reaches Out to the Muslim Brotherhood

Right Side News 5 July 2011
By Robert Spencer

The Obama administration is set to begin formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated in its own words to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and

 

Iran attacks BBC for documentary series on life of prophet Muhammad

The Guardian  5 July 2011
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran's minister of cultural and Islamic guidance has attacked an upcoming BBC2 documentary series on the life of the founder of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, saying the "enemy" was attempting to "ruin

 

Islamic Banking: CBN rejects Al Qaeda request for banking licence

Vanguard 5 July 2011

…Says Islamic banking politicized …Asks antagonists to go to court Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief Amidst fears that the proposed Islamic banking system, may create an avenue for terrorist

 

Hindu group criticizes Toronto school’s Muslim prayer sessions

Globe and Mail 5 July 2011
By ADRIAN MORROW

A Hindu group that regularly criticizes Islam is going after a Toronto school for holding prayer sessions for Muslim students on Friday afternoons, arguing that it violates principles of secularism

 

America 'gives way' to Islamic law

Seattle Post Intelligencer 5 July 2011
By Chad Groening

A terrorism expert and critic of Islam says several recent disputes over dress codes illustrate how Islamic supremacists want to force the West into accommodating their religion's clothing

 

Islam’s Non-Existent Contribution to America

Canada Free Press 5 July 2011
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

The Alexandrian Library in Cairo was accidentally set on fire during Julius Caesar’s brief campaign in Egypt in 48 B.C. One of the scholars who worked at the Alexandrian Library was a woman named

 

Religion doesn't belong in public schools

Toronto Sun 5 July 2011
By Joe Warmington

TORONTO - Turns out the taxpayers are funding religious schools after all. Or at least one that we know of. If it’s not stopped now who knows where this will end up or how much it will

 

Australian police get power to demand removal of burqas

The West Australian 5 July 2011

SYDNEY, - - Police in the Australian state of New South Wales have been handed broad-based powers to demand the removal of burqas and other face veils so they can identify people

 

Islamic leaders accept police burka powers

ABC Online  5 July 2011
By Lexi Metherell

Islamic leaders say they are comfortable with the New South Wales Government's decision to give police the power to demand the removal of burkas and other face veils. Cabinet approved the changes

 

All in on burqa debate as woman kicked off bus

Manawatu Standard  5 July 2011
By AMANDA FISHER AND DANYA LEVY

A bus driver refusing entry to a woman in a burqa is a clear case of discrimination, the Race Relations Commissioner says. The Saudi Arabian student was left crying on an Auckland street when the

 

Religious Flowering — and Splintering — Comes to Cairo: Inside the Salafist Revival

TIME  5 July 2011
By Abigail Hauslohner

Friday noon prayer at the al-Tawhid mosque in Cairo used to be led by a state-appointed imam. And his sermons were downright boring, says Ibrahim Abdel Alim, a religious researcher who attends

 

Kenya: I was told that I deserved to die – for being a female journalist

The Guardian  5 July 2011
By Fatuma Noor

It's not always easy being a female investigative journalist, even in the west. But imagine going to do an interview and not being able to shake hands with the interviewee or indeed even being able

 

140 mosques to be built or refurbished

The National  5 July 2011
By Bana AL Qabbani

DUBAI // Worshippers across the Emirates can soon offer prayers closer to home in 140 new or refurbished mosques scheduled for completion this year. The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and

 

Tunisian foreign minister downplays Islamist threat

BERLIN — Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohamed Mouldi Kefi on Monday sought to allay fears abroad over the rise of Islamists in his country, saying they will have to cooperate with other parties to make

 

• ”45.000 x EuropeNews” Celebrating life in the newsstream

EuropeNews 4 July 2011

Here at EuropeNews, we take pride in staying right in the middle of the newsstream, digging out the bits and pieces that matter to the serious newsreader. Our mission is to filter away the sports, entertainment and gossip, and to promote classical, valuable journalism, news that matters

What matters is items with long-term consequences for life in Europe. Out goes short-term speculative financial news, politicians readying for the next election, and whatever accident took place on the autobahn yesterday. What remains are the subtle developments that have lasting impact, like Sharia courts in Britain, the European Union seizing more power in Greece, rising immigrant crime, religious intimidation and the police issuing yet another ”We cannot guarantee your security” statement to citizens seeking to hold peaceful street events.

 

UK girls at risk of mutilation abroad

The Independent 4 July 2011
By Jessica Elgot

Thousands of British schoolgirls as young as eight face being taken abroad this summer to have their genitals mutilated and stitched up to preserve "purity". A campaign by the Metropolitan Police

 

Germany says Islamic terrorism still a threat

Victoria Advocate 4 July 2011
By DAVID RISING

BERLIN - Germany's top security official said Friday that the terrorist threat to the country hasn't decreased and the number of radicals continues to grow, even with the death of Osama bin

 

Reports: EDL Internal Security Monitoring and The Hacking of Social Networks

Kitman TV 4 July 2011

Two very interesting documents concerning infiltration of social networks. The first one specifacally concerned with destructive manipulation of the English Defence League.

 

Silence hinders victims of honour crimes

yle.fi 4 July 2011

As many as 1,000 immigrant women have been the victims of violent honour crimes in Finland. Although the issue has been discussed in recent years, co-operation between officials and communities is

 

Iran attacks BBC for documentary series on life of prophet Muhammad

The Guardian  4 July 2011
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran's minister of cultural and Islamic guidance has attacked an upcoming BBC2 documentary series on the life of the founder of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, saying the "enemy"

 

Video: Halting of UK Sharia Courts - Baroness Cox Initiative

Kitman TV 4 July 2011

There are reported to be over 85 sharia law courts operating in the UK today. Although these courts do not have the authority to hand out sentances they do resolve disputes over property, fimances, children and divorce.


 

Brussels Imams to visit Auschwitz

Expatica 4 July 2011

The Brussels regional MP Fouad Ahidar (Flemish socialist) intends to take several dozen of the city’s Muslim clerics on a visit the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Mr Ahidar

 

UK terrorists told: Pretend to be gay so you don't get caught

Mirror.co.uk 4 July 2011
By Nick Owens

Al-Qaeda fanatics in Britain are being taught to avoid detection – by pretending to be gay. A new terror training manual tells Islamic extremists to lie about their sexuality if a woman approaches

 
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