Refugee faces deportation after robbery conviction

Toronto Sun 2 December 2011
By Tom Godfrey

A Somali refugee who along with three others robbed a fellow Muslim at gunpoint outside a Toronto Internet bar has been jailed for 18 months and faces deportation from Canada. Removal plans are

 

Israel seeks new friends to counter Islamism

JPost 2 December 2011
By HERB KEINON

Israel is actively looking for friends and allies further afield to counterbalance dramatic Islamic gains in the immediate neighborhood, a senior government official said this week as Islamists

 

JI, Hizb demonstrate against NATO

Pakistan Today 2 December 2011

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and banned Hizb-ut Tahrir on Sunday staged separate demonstrations against the NATO attack inside Pakistani territory, resulting in the martyrdom of 24 soldiers. JI Islamabad

 

Robert Spencer takes questions from Muslim callers on 2GB radio in Australia

Jihad Watch 2 December 2011

Chris Smith interviewed me on Sydney's 2GB radio shortly before my talk there Tuesday evening. Listen here. Omar and Muhammad call in toward the end of the segment.

 

'Salafists make Muslim Brotherhood look moderate'

JPost 2 December 2011
By OREN KESSLER

One of the biggest surprises in Egypt’s parliamentary ballot is expected to come from Salafists – members of a fundamentalist, puritanical stream of Islamism that makes the Muslim Brotherhood look

 

Somalia's officials: 4 Somali soldiers killed in suicide bomb attack

Taiwan News Online 2 December 2011
By Gobby Wang

According to AP, it reported, officials said that a suicide bomber dressed in a military uniform triggered his explosives at Somalia's army headquarters on Wednesday killing four soldiers. Gen.

 

Video: Kuwaiti TV preacher: Allah transformed Jews into apes and pigs

Elder of Ziyon 2 December 2011

Kuwait is one of those moderate Arab states. When moderate Arabs in moderate Kuwait sat to relax and watch their moderate TV stations last Friday, they got to watch this moderate cleric:

 

Qatar urges West to embrace Islamists in wake of Arab Spring

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 2 December 2011

Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani was quoted on Thursday as saying Islamists were likely to represent the next wave of political power in the Arab world and that the West should

 

‘Overcome with guilt’: Cleric stabs seven-year-old student

The Express Tribune 2 December 2011
By Rashid Yousufzai

TANDO ADAM: Five days after slaughtering a seven-year-old boy, the cleric of a mosque, situated in Joharabad, confessed to his horrific crime. Saying he was overcome with guilt, Manzoor Sheikh

 

The Political Persecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

FrontPage Magazine 1 December 2011
By Ned May

Editor’s note: The following is the first installment of a series of articles following activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s battle against her own government, as they proceed to prosecute her for disseminating the truth about Islam.

On February 15, 2011, the Austrian Counterjihad activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was convicted of "hate speech” in a Vienna courtroom for what she said in a private seminar about Muhammad and Islam.

 

EU: Half of Europeans say Islam is a religion of intolerance

Islam in Europe 1 December 2011

The Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation published a study on intolerance and prejudice in Europe. The study "Intolerance, Prejudice and Discrimination" is available in German and English. I bring below the section relating to Muslims.

Via FES (h/t Euro-Islam.info):

After statistical testing, three statements were used to produce the anti-Muslim attitudes mean scale (Table 7, items 18 to 20). These cover the general impression that there are too many Muslims in the country, the charge that Muslims make too many demands, and broad-brush criticism of Islam as a religion of intolerance.

 

Another report on Robert Spencer in Australia: "I found the evening to be wonderfully refreshing"

Jihad Watch 1 December 2011

I am still in Australia, and have thus far spoken publicly in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, and have had several illuminating meetings with local activists. It was a magnificent evening and a packed house in Sydney -- alas, not videoed -- and it was encouraging to see so many knowledgeable, informed people determined to defend freedom. Here, courtesy the Right Wing Death Bogan blog, is another report on my talk in Melbourne, reproduced here with gratitude: "JihadWatch Comes To Town," by Nilk at rightwingdeathbogan, November 28:

 

Australia, a ‘Godforsaken’ country

Winds of Jihad 1 December 2011
By Sheikyermami

LEADERS of the global Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir have called on Australian Muslims to spurn secular democracy and Western notions of moderate Islam and join the struggle for a transnational Islamic state.

Related:

Because they are Muslims:

"What is causing Muslim asylum seekers parasites, who are flooding into Australia, to riot, burn buildings, attack police and terrorize the community…? (BNI)

 

School allowed to ban Muslim pupil's praying

The Local 1 December 2011

A German federal court on Wednesday backed banning a Muslim pupil from praying according to Islamic rites at a Berlin public school, ruling it could jeopardise its smooth operation.However, the

 

Mosque coming to Community of Sully

Examiner.com 1 December 2011
By Seher Bhatti

If you've happened to have driven along Westfield's Blvd towards route 50, you would have most likey noticed the emerging building at the top of the hill on Walney Rd. That building is the new mosque

 

Apology for Massacre Sparks Debate in Turkey

Rudaw in English 1 December 2011
By HEMIN KHOSHNAW

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s apology for the massacre in Dersim has created new tensions between Erdogen’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main

 

Very Little to Debate at ‘Human Rights in Islam’ Discussion

PJ Media 1 December 2011
By Hege Storhaug

It is impossible for me to provide a complete account of the debate on "Human Rights in Islam: Just or Unjust?” that was held under the auspices of IslamNet, Norway’s largest Islamic organization, on

 

Turkey slams Cyprus after being cut out of EU meeting

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has condemned the Republic of Cyprus for reportedly blocking an invitation to Turkey to attend the meeting of EU foreign ministers on Syria, Hurriyet

 

Video: 99% of Daily Star Respondents Support the EDL

English Defence League 1 December 2011

The Daily Star regularly asks its readers to call in to comment on their stories. As the video below reveals, most stories receive only a handful of calls. But when asked whether readers supported the policies of the EDL, the paper received over 2000 responses – 99% of them in support of the EDL.

 

Obama Administration Bans Knowledge of Islam

Hudson New York 1 December 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim

The Obama administration's censoring of photographs of the late Osama bin Laden, lest they offend Muslims, is one thing; but what about censoring words, especially those pivotal to U.S.

 

Shabaab ‘hothead’ abducted woman

nation.co.ke 1 December 2011
By JOHN NGIRACHU

The leader of a gang that abducted French woman Marie Dedieu is a well-known firebrand member of the Al-Shabaab. Ras Kamboni villagers identified him as Deere (pronounced Diiri), a local Bajuni

 

University Installs Foot Baths For Muslims

WCVB Boston 1 December 2011

BOSTON -- As the nation's Muslim population grows, so does debate over religious accommodation. In Boston, one university has taken steps to help Muslim students maintain an important ritual:

 

Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids Promotes Global Islamic State

FrontPage Magazine 1 December 2011
By Ryan Mauro

If you need proof that radical Islam is spread across the country, look no further than Iowa’s Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids, whose extremism is plain for all to see online. One of its most notable

 

Polygamy in Canada: a case of double standards

The Guardian 1 December 2011
By Neil Addison

Judges in Canada do not normally find their judgments reported around the world, but chief justice Bauman of the British Columbia supreme court has managed it with section 293 of the Criminal Code of

 

Whitewashing the Muslim Brotherhood

Hudson New York 1 December 2011
By Valentina Colombo

Once again the West has chosen among the heroes and heroines of the "Arab Spring" the most politicized, and especially the closest, to its short-sighted policies in the Middle East. Unfortunately,

 

Indian Police Arrest 6 In Connection With Bombings

Salon.com 1 December 2011

NEW DELHI — Indian police say they have arrested six men affiliated with a local extremist group in connection with a series of fatal bombings. The New Delhi police said in a statement

 

Gaza administration asks Turkish government to build new mosques

Today's Zaman 1 December 2011

The administration of Gaza City has requested assistance from Turkey in the construction of several mosques needed after many were destroyed or severely damaged in the 2008-2009 Gaza War, the

 
 

Somali Islamists ban aid groups, renewing famine concerns

CSMonitor.com 1 December 2011
By Mike Pflanz

A little over a week ago, aid workers in Somalia were cautiously celebrating news that half of the areas previously classified as most at risk had improved and were no longer "in famine.” But by

 

Video: Angry mob beats up ‘manly’ looking girl

Emirates24/7 1 December 2011

Hundreds of Moroccan men attending an election conference in the north African Arab country last week attacked and severely beat up a girl, mistaking her for a man who was molesting another girl, press reports said on Wednesday.

 
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