Ban the burqa protest offends Sydneysiders

Yahoo!7 11 April 2012

A group of protesters wearing burqas gathered in various places in Sydney today to argue for Australia to ban the face veil. They say the wearing of the Islamic headwear donned by women,


"Bring a bag and the dog": Brits in Mali flee Qaeda

The Star 11 April 2012
By Laurent Prieur

NOUAKCHOTT - For British couple Neil Whitehead and Diane English, the ancient Malian city of Timbuktu meant good friends and big plans for the future. They named their hotel


Iran To Shut Down Internet Claim: 'Clean' National Intranet In Pipeline Denied

International Business Times 11 April 2012
By Jamie Lewis

Rumours that Iran plans to 'shut down the internet' and replace it with an entirely more controllable national intranet have been denied. The Agence France Presse [AFP] reported earlier


Muslim official killed in Moscow

vestnik kavkaza 11 April 2012

Metin Mekhtiyev, a Muslim public figure, was killed in Moscow on Tuesday night, reports. He was stabbed in the neck. According to preliminary data, Mekhtiyev - born in 1978 -


A Tale of Two Civil Wars

FrontPage Magazine 11 April 2012
By Alan W. Dowd

The Syrian civil war is now more than a year old. The Syrian army has killed some 10,000 people—and counting. Although Damascus has made promises about ceasefires and diplomatic


Female Genital Mutilation FGM common in Iraq's Kirkuk: Study shows 11 April 2012

KIRKUK, Iraq's border with Kurdistan region, — WADI and the local women’s rights organization PANA have conducted an in-depth research about the existence and background of female genital


Harsh Treatment Of Muslim Women: Muslims In 21st Century America

OfficialWire 11 April 2012
By Frosty Wooldridge

Conundrum for multiculturalism in America: Muslim men treat their women with deadly force, clashing cultures of Middle East and West, silent-assertion’s ultimate dilemma, honor killings in


Why is Christian persecution in Saudi Arabia ignored?

Foster's Daily Democrat 11 April 2012
By John Meinhold

As I write, many Christians are observing Good Friday. Easter is the holiest season of the Christian faith. With CNN broadcasting the latest insignificant news about Kim Kardashian in the


Azam-Bukhari spat: Now, fatwa against Shahi Imam

Times of India 11 April 2012
By Ashish Tripathi

LUCKNOW: The ongoing spat between Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan and Jama Maszid Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari has not only divided Muslim clerics and Muslims leaders within the party but


Islamists Inside the Gates

Wall Street Journal 11 April 2012

In one country after another, mass religious-inspired political movements have outmaneuvered weak liberal parties. Fledgling democracies have been snuffed out. Anti-Semitism and sectarian


Christians persecuted across the Muslim world

The Jakarta Post 11 April 2012
By Peter Bresciano

Robert Azzi's column, "Salvific stories inspire Truth and Beauty," is very beautiful and heartwarming, and yet would be looked upon by Christians throughout the Muslim world as being


Probe clears Modi over anti-Muslim riots

The Nation, Pakistan 11 April 2012

NEW DELHI - An investigation team appointed by India’s Supreme Court has found no evidence against Gujarat’s chief minister over deadly anti-Muslim riots in the state a decade ago, a court


Hindu girls' case: Supreme Court rejects pleas of father, husband

Business Recorder 11 April 2012

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected two similar petitions, filed by the father and husband of two Hindu girls, for meeting them. Both the girls had allegedly been forcibly converted to


Gross Violations Of Religious Freedom In Iran 11 April 2012

The conditions for religious freedom in Iran have regressed to a point not seen since the early days of the Islamic Revolution, according to a new report by the U.S. Commission on


• Politically Incorrect under attack! Well, sortof...

EuropeNews 10 April 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen

The popular German blog Politically Incorrect has come under a Denial of Service (DoS) attack, as announced on the anti-Zionist web site named Bundesblog.

The attackers have announced their intentions in a YouTube video, which can be viewed here:


France: Islamists seeking to avenge Merah's death

Ynetnews 10 April 2012

France's interior minister says some Islamist groups in France want to avenge the death of a Muslim radical, who the government says was responsible for the killing of seven people in a


Hamas Minister of the Interior Slams Egypt over Fuel Shortage in Gaza Strip

MEMRI 10 April 2012

Fathi Hammad: "Is Egypt incapable of supplying fuel for 1.5 to 2 million people in the Gaza Strip? [...] "If you do not point your compass toward Palestine, Al-Aqsa, and Jerusalem, in


Malmö: Hatred of Jews in a Swedish city

Jerusalem Post 10 April 2012

Rabbi Shneur Kesselman is used to running. When I asked him about the most serious anti-Semitic attack he has been victim of in his Swedish home town of Malmö, he recalled an incident when


Muslim Grave Desecration and Jihad

AINA (press release) 10 April 2012
By Robert Spencer

Video has recently surfaced of Muslims in Libya desecrating Australian war graves, just weeks after reports that Muslims there, in a rage over Qur'ans accidentally burned in Afghanistan, had also desecrated British graves. Such behavior may seem puzzling to those who believe the statements of Islamic supremacists in the West about how Islam tolerates and respects non-believers and non-Muslim religions; in fact, however, such behavior is fully in accord with standard Islamic theology regarding the nature of non-believing society, and the value of its cultural artifacts.


France Looks at Radicalization in Prisons

TIME 10 April 2012

French authorities contend the gunman in a killing spree in Toulouse took the path to religious radicalization behind bars, with neither teacher nor network. The investigation will show


Spain: Real Madrid Soccer Club Removes Cross From Emblem To Please Muslims

Eurasia Review 10 April 2012

Spanish football giants, Real Madrid, have decided to make changes to the club’s logo, getting rid of the cross, which was present on the emblem for nearly a century. ­The rebranding was


I was forced to marry at FIVE - while living in UK: Horrific story of the British child bride

Daily Mail 10 April 2012
By Rebecca Seales

A successful businesswoman has told of her agony after being forced into an abusive marriage at the age of five - despite living in Britain. Samina Shah, who is now in her 40s and too


Bahrain rejects Danish request for prisoner transfer

Voice of Bahrain 10 April 2012

The top legal body in Bahrain has rejected a Danish request to transfer political hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, said to be close to death. A supreme judicial council official said


Islam Conquers European Football

Gatestone Institute 10 April 2012
By Soeren Kern

The top-ranked football team in Spain, Real Madrid, has removed a Christian cross from its official logo as a way to strengthen its fan base among Muslims in Europe and the Middle East.

According to Spain's top sports newspaper, Marca, the change was made to "avoid any form of confusion or misinterpretation in a region where the majority of the population is Muslim."


Die Welt: Islamists want to distribute 25 million copies of the Koran

Focus News 10 April 2012

Berlin. Islamists in Germany want to distribute 25 million copies of the Koran in German, the local newspaper Die Welt writes. Never so far have their missionary goals acquired such a large


'Secret judges' in Danish terror case: Swede's rep

The Local 10 April 2012

In a move that has drawn criticism from the lawyer of a Swedish suspect, Danish judicial authorities have moved to classify the names of judges and courts that have played a key role in a


The British Freedom Party: Principles and Policies

British Freedom 10 April 2012
By George Whale

Where do British Freedom Party policies come from? The answer is that they come from the principles and beliefs of party members, from our basic understandings of the way the world is and


The New Trojan Horse for Democracies

Gatestone Institute 10 April 2012
By Michael Curtis

The United States and the democratic European countries both face a challenge: to respond to terrorism, particularly from home-grown terrorists, without violating individual and group civil rights. Britain faced this as a result of the events of July 7, 2005 when four Islamic suicide bombers, most of whom were born and raised in Britain, denoted bombs in London's transport system, killing 52 and injuring over 700. France has now. in March 2012, experienced the brutality of its home–grown terrorist.


Forced marriage: the pupils who vanish in the holidays

The Guardian 10 April 2012
By Louise Tickle

When pupils are at imminent risk of forced marriage, schools sometimes have to take desperate measures. For Liz Coffey, principal of Landau Forte college in Derby, helping children to

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