Saudi police open fire on Shiite protesters

The Times of Israel 30 July 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities detained a number of protesters Friday in the country’s restive eastern Shiite region after they set tires ablaze during an

 

Video: Veiled presenters swap beauty tips on Egypt's women only TV channel

Herald Sun 30 July 2012

A NEW Egyptian TV news channel is presented by women wearing veils and dressed head to toe in black, with men banned. The only visible female face in the Cairo-based studio of a new Islamic TV channel for women is that of a puppet. The human stars are all veiled from head to toe, with only their eyes showing.

 

Saudi Judo athlete to withdraw if hijab banned - paper

World news Australia on SBS 30 July 2012
By Asma Alsharif

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - A female Saudi Arabian judo competitor, one of the first two female athletes sent to the Olympics by the conservative kingdom, will

 

Afghan Mullah arrested over schoolgirl rape accusations

TrustLaw 30 July 2012
By Mirwais Harooni

KABUL - An Afghan cleric has been arrested after allegedly raping a young schoolgirl in the country's north on the second day of the Ramadan, the holiest

 

Romney's Remarkable Speech in Jerusalem

DanielPipes.org 30 July 2012
By Daniel Pipes

Mitt Romney, the all-but-official Republican presidential candidate, delivered a stem-winder of a speech to the Jerusalem Foundation today, packing emotional support with frank policy statements. The contrast with Obama could hardly be more dramatic.

Indeed, one could go through the speech and note the many refutations of Obama. For example, the opening comment that "To step foot into Israel is to step foot into a nation that began with an ancient promise made in this land" directly contrasts with Obama's crabbed statement in Cairo about "the aspiration for a Jewish homeland [being] rooted in a tragic history."

 

Kevin Carroll For Police Commissioner!

British Freedom 28 July 2012
By George

In November 2012, for the first time ever, members of the public will be able to vote for a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to act as "the voice of the people and hold the police to account” in their police force area.

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

 

British Freedom: The Chairman’s Statement

Gates of Vienna 27 July 2012
By Paul Weston

Early summer 2012 has been an extraordinarily successful period for British Freedom. Whilst I’ve been busy fielding questions on local and national radio, Kevin Carroll has been winning hearts and minds with his electrifying public speeches, and Stephen Lennon has been promoting British Freedom abroad, recently representing our party at the historic Brussels conference held in the European Parliament building.

 

French police injured in row over burka

Telegraph 27 July 2012
By Henry Samuel

The officers ordered the 18-year-old called Marie-Louise to produce her identity card around midnight outside a mosque in the southern French city of Marseille, which has a

 

Is appeasement of Hezbollah now EU policy?

The Commentator 27 July 2012
By Arsen Ostrovsky

In the wake of last week’s terror attack against Israeli civilians in Bulgaria, the European Union has refused Israel’s request to blacklist Hezbollah as a terror group,

 

Uzbek assassination plot rocks quiet Swedish town

BBC News 27 July 2012
By Sirojiddin Tolibov and Johannes Dell

A court in Sweden has cleared a man and woman from Uzbekistan of aiding an assassination plot reminiscent of Cold War undercover operations. The court in the northern

 

The Great Muslim Cover Up

Canada Free Press 27 July 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

Over in Toronto, a Muslim cleric with the unwieldy name of Al-Hashim Kamena Atangana had a great idea. Al-Hashim’s idea was for Toronto to pass laws forcing women to wear Burkas. "Cover up or get raped”, was the implied message. Toronto only has an estimated 5.5 percent Muslim population so the Toronto Taliban probably won’t be getting their way until they have higher double digit numbers, but they can wait.

 

Video: ICLA post speech panel discussion with Tommy Robinson, Lars Hedigaard, Hans Jansen and others

Vlad Tepes 27 July 2012

This is the Q&A with the ICLA crew from July 9 2012 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The entire video is about 45 minutes and there are some great moments in it.

 

Video: "If you ever disrespect Islam ever again, I'm going to personally find you all, ok?...You'll fucking die."

Atlas Shrugs 27 July 2012
By Pamela Geller

Shortly after Robert Spencer interviewed me about "Islamophobia" on his new ABN show on July 23, ABN received this chilling death threat. If Daisy Khan or Huma Abedin had received this threat, the police would be on 24-hour guard at their house. But no one will take notice of this one.

 

Sharia Finance a Complete Flop in Germany

Winds of Jihad 27 July 2012

Inevitable. There is no place in the world where this works, and there is certainly no place in the west for this racket. We have the best banking system in the world.

 

Iran, Turkey, Cyprus and the balance of power in the Middle East

New Europe 28 July 2012
By Robert Ellis

The civil war in Syria fails to overshadow the main item on the agenda – the looming confrontation with Iran. The head of Britain’s MI6, Sir John Sawers, recently warned that Iran will become a nuclear weapons state within two years, by which time Israel or the United States will have to decide to launch a military strike.

In the latest issue of Foreign Affairs, an American professor, Kenneth Waltz, has argued that the best way to restore stability to the Middle East would be for Iran to possess nuclear weapons and create a balance of power between Iran and Israel. Waltz dismisses that the Iranian regime is irrational and claims that Iran desires nuclear weapons to provide for its own security. In so doing, Waltz makes the same mistake as European leaders in the 1930s, who without reading Mein Kampf argued that German rearmament posed no threat.

Waltz makes no mention of the Iranian regime’s belief in the Twelfth Imam, who supposedly has hidden in a well near the holy city of Qom since the ninth century.

President Ahmadinejad is reported to have ordered his cabinet to write a letter to the Imam and drop it down the well. The Twelvers would like to create the right apocalyptic conditions for the Imam’s return as the world’s saviour, the Mahdi, so there is a fear of what can happen if these lunatics develop a nuclear weapon.

Turkey

Turkey, both as a member of NATO and a regional power, plays a key role in this situation. The Turkish premier, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has declared that Iran’s nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes, and for the same reason Turkey and Brazil two years ago voted against a Security Council resolution to impose new sanctions on Iran.

But in an interview with Forbes Magazine President Abdullah Gül stated that he believed it was Iran’s final aspiration to have a nuclear weapon and that this would trigger an arms race in the Middle East.

The same ambiguity marks Turkey’s relations with Iran. On the one hand Erdogan calls Ahmadinejad "our friend” but on the other Erdogan’s visit to Egypt and his promotion of ‘the Turkish model’ has annoyed Iran. Ayatollah Khamenei’s military adviser said that Erdogan’s presentation of the secular model was "unexpected and unimaginable” and warned that trade ties with Turkey would be in jeopardy if Turkey did not change tack.

Erdogan has earlier called Syria’s Bashar al-Assad "my brother” but Erdogan’s support for the opposition has strained relations with Teheran. Ahmadinejad has also criticized Turkey for allowing the deployment of NATO’s missile shield, which is "aimed at defending the Zionist regime”. However, on his visit to Teheran in March Erdogan assured Iran that the radar system could be dismantled if NATO failed to comply with Turkey’s conditions, which included not sharing data with Israel.

Despite these tensions trade between Turkey and Iran is flourishing. Two years ago Erdogan spoke of trebling the bilateral trade volume from an annual $10 billion to $30 billion, but on a recent visit to Teheran the Turkish Minister of Development talked of increasing the trade exchange to $35 billion by 2015.

Iran is now Turkey’s third largest trading partner after Germany and Britain. Most of Turkey’s import consists of natural gas and oil, and even though Turkey has bowed to U.S. pressure and reduced its import of oil, Iran is still Turkey’s main supplier.

Iran is now cut off from SWIFT, the global payments network, and instead has begun to deal in gold. Therefore, in the first five months of the year three-quarters of Turkey’s gold exports went to Iran, an eightfold increase from the same period in 2011.

There has also been a marked increase in the number of Iranian companies registered in Turkey, a number of which have been established to evade sanctions. Erdogan has earlier stated, "We are Iran’s door opening to Europe”, and this may well be the case.

Cyprus

Cyprus, which has just taken over the EU presidency, plays the same ambiguous role in the region. Since independence in 1960 Cyprus has been non-allied, but Cyprus’ first president, Archbishop Makarios, tried to play NATO off against the Soviet bloc in his pursuit of enosis (union with Greece). Ultimately, this resulted in the Greek junta’s coup, Turkey’s invasion and the island’s partition in 1974.

Now Cyprus’ communist president, Demetris Christofias, is trying to play the EU off against Russia in the hope of securing better terms for a bailout from the EU. Russia has already lent Cyprus €2.5 billion but Christofias has asked Russia for an additional five billion. Russian warships have for the first time docked at Limassol port en route to Syria, and in January a Russian ship with a cargo of ammunition bound for Syria also put in at Limassol but was allowed to proceed.

As the Russian paper Nezavisimaya Gazeta commented in a headline: "Moscow buys the economy of Cyprus”. The question is whether it has also bought the government.

At the same time, the alliance between Cyprus and Israel to exploit natural gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean constitutes a potential area of conflict between these two countries and Turkey.

 

The Muslim Brotherhood's American Defenders

CarolineGlick.com 27 July 2012
By On Wednesday, John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, made a quick trip to Israel to discuss Hezbollah's massacre of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria last week.

On Wednesday, John Brennan, US President Barack Obama's assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, made a quick trip to Israel to discuss Hezbollah's massacre of Israeli tourists in Burgas, Bulgaria last week.

Hopefully it was an instructive meeting for the senior US official, although his Israeli interlocutors were undoubtedly dumbstruck by how difficult it was to communicate with him. Unlike previous US counterterror officials, Brennan does not share Israel's understanding of Middle Eastern terrorism.

 

A Dhimmi Gold Medal for Cameron

Diana West 27 July 2012
By Diana West

More Dhimmi Excellence even before the London Games begin!

From the Independent (with thanks to Ruthfully Yours):

David Cameron has refused to back calls for a minute's silence during the Olympics' opening ceremony to commemorate 11 athletes murdered in a terror attack at the Munich Games 40 years ago.

The Prime Minister said it was important to remember what happened in 1972, but that planned memorial events were the proper way to do that.

 
 

Top Italian Hotel Agrees Muslim Porter Won't Have to Take Orders from Woman Boss

Islam versus Europe 27 July 2012

This is a good example of the insidious process of self-degradation that the Muslim presence inevitably triggers in any civilised country. On this occasion it is the the

 

Christian Olympians Get Islamic Halal Meat

British Freedom 27 July 2012
By Glen Jenvey

The London 2012 Olympics are leaving a bad taste in athletes’ mouths since they found out that the British assured food standard is 100% Halal. This is the deceit and

 

Video: Hartmann: What's the Panic on Radical Islam

radicalislam.org 27 July 2012
By Ryan Mauro

Radical Islam.org.’s mandate is to reach as broad a spectrum of people as is possible. One recent success is the appearance of RadicalIslam.org’s National Security Advisor Ryan Mauro on the Thom Hartmann Program, a nationally syndicated radio show that reaches 2.75 million listeners a week.

 

You can't use sharia law in divorce deal: Muslim hospital consultant told to pay ex-wife maintenance...

Daily Mail 27 July 2012
By Steve Doughty

A Muslim hospital consultant was told yesterday that he must pay his ex-wife maintenance even though under Islamic rules he believes he owes her nothing. A judge told Dr

 

Salafist Abou-Nagie to Pay Back Welfare Support

Politically Incorrect 27 July 2012

He has a pretty home, a Mercedes (photo) and is a Salafist. Ibrahim Abou-Nagie (48), Islam preacher of the worst kind in Cologne! Until now, he has received 1800 euros per

 

Islamic Center Must Violate Our Laws?

Right Side News 27 July 2012
By Eric Bell

Friday morning, 4:10 am, Los Angeles, CA: I am being wired for sound. There are big hot lights pointed in my eyes, a screen depicting the Los Angeles skyline behind me, and a camera pointed at my face. In a few minutes I will be addressing a live audience of millions of viewers, about what I believe to be the defining issue of our time, the Islamization of the West.

 
 
 

Gay rights organizations call for "kiss-in” at local mosques

Wizbang 27 July 2012
By Baron Von Ottomatic

Gay rights group Equality Illinois is asking gay and lesbian couples to go to their local mosque next Friday for a "kiss-in” campaign, which the group is promoting along

 

Normalization of Islam

Canada Free Press 27 July 2012
By David Rushton

This article may seem a little long and, to some, boring history; but a basic understanding of how Islam began in war and violence will help the reader understand the threat of Islam today to The United States, Canada, and Europe. Far from being a religion of peace Islam is, and has always been, a cult of war. And today Islam controls most of the world including the United States and Europe. I have condensed my original essay down to one sixth of what I originally wrote.

 

Voorhees to hear mosque project

courierpostonline.com 27 July 2012

VOORHEES — The proposed expansion of a mosque here has drawn opposition reminiscent of an earlier controversy over the worship site’s construction. The Muslim American

 
 
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