The Islamization of Copts 21 May 2012
By Maggie Awad

Copts have more to worry about than they thought. Their church is being run by misogynists. Last week, Bishoy, a Coptic bishop, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church, and


Tunisian Salafists rally to demand greater role for Islam

DW.DE 21 May 2012

Hard-line Islamists have held their second rally since the fall of the Ben Ali regime, calling for the implementation of reforms along Islamic principles. The group's leader says they seek


The Legacy of Vidal Sassoon

Right Side News 21 May 2012
By Robert S. Wistrich

I first became aware of Vidal Sassoon’s rise to prominence about 45 years ago as a young student at Cambridge University. It was the age of Beatlemania, the heyday of the fashion designer


Ban book if it's against Islam, say muftis 21 May 2012
By Atiqa Hazellah

KUALA LUMPUR - Two state muftis have called on the government to ban the Malay translation of Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta, a book by Ugandan-born Canadian author Irshad Manji, if it is found


Indian brands get 'halal' stamp

The Times of India 21 May 2012
By Shilpa Phadnis,

BANGALORE: Islamic branding is an idea whose time has come, as brands tracking a broader consumer base get accustomed to Muslim sensibilities. It's not just about halal food alone, for it's


Russia and the Cyprus Gambit

New Europe 20 May 2012
By Robert Ellis

Russia’s age-old ambition of securing a foothold in the Mediterranean has been achieved not only through the establishment of a naval base at Tartus in Syria but also because of its long-standing relationship with Cyprus.

In 1955 the Greek Cypriot leader, Archbishop Makarios, attended the Bandung Conference in Indonesia, which laid the foundation for the Non-Aligned Movement.


Video: Trans-Atlantic Interview with Tommy Robinson

Vlad Tepes Blog 18 May 2012
By Vlad Tepes Blog

In this video interview, the popular Canadian blogger "Vlad Tepes" inquires Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League, about the purpose of his organisation and the obstacles that leftwing extremists, Islamists and the British establishement have thrown in the way of his grass roots movement.

A full text transcript is posted below the video.


New French president wastes no time in bowing down to Islam – BANS PORK from Presidential Elysee Palace

Bare Naked Islam 18 May 2012

And you thought Sarkozy was an Islamopanderer. Not even in office for a week and Francois Hollande has banned all dishes containing pork products from all government offices, in deference


How Islam Killed Greco-Roman Civilization

FrontPage Magazine 18 May 2012
By Fjordman

A number of books published in recent years have demolished the myth of an allegedly tolerant Islamic culture that preserved the Greco-Roman heritage. Ibn Warraq’s book Why the West Is Best is among the better and more accessible titles in this field. As I concluded in one of my earlier essays, the only part of the ancient Greek heritage that proved to be more compatible with Muslim than with Christian European culture was slavery, and possibly anal sex with young boys in certain parts of the Islamic world.


Wife-Beating 101 Taken to Court

Gates of Vienna 18 May 2012

Regular readers of Counterjihad sites are familiar with Koran 4:34, which lays out the strict rules for beating one’s wife. Now the matter has been brought to court in Switzerland, after a


Two held for shooting imam in northern Sweden

The Local 18 May 2012

Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of an imam who remains in a coma nearly three months after being shot in the head in northern Sweden.The two men, both of


Muslim immigrant to be face of new French government 18 May 2012
By John Lichfield

THIRTY years ago, a four-year-old Moroccan girl emigrated to France to join her father. Yesterday, she became the official "face" of the new French government. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem


Uncovering Early Islam

AINA (press release) 18 May 2012
By Daniel Pipes

The year 1880 saw the publication of a book that ranks as the single most important study of Islam ever. Written in German by a young Jewish Hungarian scholar, Ignaz Goldziher, and bearing the nondescript title Muslim Studies (Muhammedanische Studien), it argued that the hadith, the vast body of sayings and actions attributed to the Islamic prophet Mohammed, lacked historical validity. Rather than provide reliable details about Mohammed's life, the hadith, Goldziher established, emerged from debates two or three centuries later about the nature of Islam.


Immigration To Germany Surges, As Rules Barring Eastern European Workers Lifted

International Business Times 18 May 2012
By Palash R. Ghosh

Immigration to Germany, the most powerful state in Europe, jumped to its highest levels in 16 years, driven by thousands of arrivals from economically struggling countries like Greece and


Sadistic killer who battered two OAPs to death and attacked five others with a 'caveman's club' is facing life

Daily Mail 18 May 2012
By Lawrence Conway

A sadistic killer who wielded a ‘caveman’s club’ is facing life behind bars for battering two pensioners to death and attacking five other strangers in a month of random violence. Ali


Muslim cemeteries seen as 'long-term investments'

WRS 18 May 2012
By Tony Ganzer

Switzerland’s tendency to allow cantons or towns to decide certain issues sometimes makes for piece-meal solutions, and such is the case with special sections of cemeteries for different


Six arrested after 50 brawl in Blackburn street

This Is Lancashire 18 May 2012

FIFTY people were involved in a street brawl in Blackburn, police said. The fight is believed to have started after a dispute between two men got out of hand and extended family members


Muslim Voters Change Europe

Right Side News 18 May 2012
By Soeren Kern

Muslims cast the deciding voted that thrust Hollande into the Elysée Palace. He also pledged to change French electoral laws so that Muslim residents without French citizenship would be allowed to vote in municipal elections as of 2014, enabling the Socialist Party to tighten its grip on political power.


French Muslims Give Hollande the Victory

CBN News 18 May 2012
By Dale Hurd

Ninety-three percent of French Muslims voted for the Socialist Francois Hollande in the second round of the French presidential election, giving him the margin of victory over Nicolas


Millions of potential Muslim terror recruits living in Latin America: Israelis 18 May 2012
By Jim Kouri

While not widely known by Americans, there are millions of Arabs and Muslims living in Latin America, the majority of them Sunnis -- with a Lebanese Shi'ite minority -- who are the


UK set for historic libel reform

CPJ Press Freedom Online 18 May 2012
By Borja Bergareche

New libel legislation proposed by the British government has been met with general approval by reform campaigners, who will now train their sights on further strengthening some aspects of


German universities move to train next generation of imams

Christian Science Monitor 18 May 2012
By Isabelle de Pommereau

For years Aysen Yüsra Yilmaz, the daughter of Turkish immigrants who came to Germany as guest workers, looked for a way to ground her religion in the German culture she has adopted as her


Americans Understanding Islamic World Better Than George W. Bush

American Thinker 18 May 2012
By Andrew G. Bostom

Tuesday, former President George W. Bush delivered a speech in Washington, D.C. at an event entitled "Celebration of Human Freedom," sponsored by his presidential foundation, the George W. Bush Institute. The former president observed astutely that "freedom is a powerful force but it does not advance on wheels of historical inevitability."


German Islamist arrested in Kenya 18 May 2012

Kenyan security forces on Wednesday arrested a German convert to radical Islam, for whom a warrant was issued at the weekend, the Die Welt daily reported. The man was named as Bonn-born


A bikini is not the same as a niqab 18 May 2012
By James Bloodworth

Perusing Facebook recently, I stumbled across a cartoon that could be said to represent the relativist view of women’s rights. The cartoon was of two women, one of whom was dressed in a


Napolitano, Tunisia example in the area, Italy must help

ANSAmed 18 May 2012

TUNIS - Tunisia is ''an example'' for the Arab Spring countries and must now strengthen its democratic institutions showing ''solidity and stability''. Italian President Giorgio


Current Canadian Muslim Marriage guide suggests that women who’s husbands are killed in jihad...

Vlad Tepes 18 May 2012

Eight: Do not permit any gap to separate you and your husband in Jihad, if he is jailed or killed in this way then you should continue his struggle. Be like the wife of "Wahab” for when he


Texas Imam, Main Al-Qudah, issues call to action to support clitorectomies

Atlas Shrugs 18 May 2012
By Pamela Geller

"Dr." Main Al-Qudah is the imam at the MAS Katy Center in Texas (MAS is Muslim Brotherhood) and a member of AMJA (Muslim Jurists of America) Fatwa Committee. The fatwa committee of AMJA


Sheikh Bakri Helps Wafa Sultan Educate All Americans on Islam 18 May 2012
By Andrew Bostom

Dr. Wafa Sultan, a remarkably courageous and thoughtful Muslim freethinker, recently debated Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad. Dr. Sultan watched passively while the good Sheik expressed without


Tunisia approves first Salafist party 18 May 2012
By Houda Trabelsi

Tunisia has approved a Salafist political party for the first time in the nation's history. The "Reform Front", granted license on May 11th, includes a group of leaders who were tried in

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