Law tightened on female genital mutilation

swissinfo.ch 2 July 2012
By Susan Vogel-Misicka

A change to the Swiss penal code on female genital mutilation comes into force on Sunday which aims to prevent Swiss-based families from having their daughters circumcised,

 

German Law Professor Threatened Over Circumcision Court Case

Islam versus Europe 2 July 2012

Holm Putzke, the German legal professor whose work formed the basis of the Cologne court's decision to ban circumcision as unlawful violence against the person, has been receiving threats since the judgement was rendered.

In an interview with a Passau newspaper, he said he had received insults "going beyond good taste" and threats "some of which were far into the criminally actionable range". nn

 

Sex grooming cases spark racial tensions

journalstar.com 2 July 2012

She was lonely in the way only an adolescent girl can be: No friends, no boyfriend, not much of a relationship with her parents. So she felt special when a man decades older

 

The English Defence League (EDL) protest peacefully in Dewsbury

DigitalJournal.com 2 July 2012
By Richard Milnes

Dewsbury - The English Defence League protest in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, a town that is becoming increasingly Islamified and which was home to the ringleader of the 7/7 London bombers.

 

EDL sticks up for sikhs, media and self anointed elite in meltdown

Tundra Tabloids 2 July 2012
By IAN GALLAGHER and ROSS SLATER

The media and political elite may smear them as such, but anyone who clearly states that all members of society (legal immigrants as well) who adhere to existing rules, laws

 

Stakelbeck in Europe: Inside the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis

CBN News 2 July 2012
By Erick Stakelbeck

I just returned from eight whirlwind days in Europe, including stops in London, Brussels and Germany (Cologne, Bonn, and Munich, to be specific). My goal with the trip was twofold:

1) Continue to cover the rise of Islamism in Europe and how it will affect America's security.

2) Glean insight into the inner workings of the Muslim Brotherhood, indisputably the world's most influential Islamist organization.

 

British Citizenship Test To Be Rewritten To Include National Anthem And William Shakespeare

The Huffington Post 2 July 2012

The citizenship test taken by foreign nationals is to be rewritten by the government. Immigrants will have to learn the first verse of the national anthem and be tested on

 

Blind man left disgusted after guide dog is turned away

Slough Observer 2 July 2012
By John Dickens

A BLIND charity chief was left shocked and disgusted when he was refused entry to a restaurant because customers did not want his guide dog inside. Andy Shipley, chairman of

 

UK underage sex ring sparks racial tensions

Fox News 2 July 2012

ROCHDALE, England – She was lonely in the way only an adolescent girl can be: No friends, no boyfriend, not much of a relationship with her parents. So she felt special when a

 

Islam And The Need For Western Vigilance

The Brussels Journal 2 July 2012
By Geert Wilders

A few hours ago, Geert Wilders spoke at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado. What follows is the complete transcript of his speech.

Thank you, dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, for inviting me to the Western Conservative Summit. It is always a pleasure to come to America. I was here a few weeks ago to meet with my dear friend, congresswoman Michele Bachmann, to talk about Islam and the threat to America and Europe.

 

Mutilation victim finds a voice in Switzerland

swissinfo.ch 2 July 2012
By Susan Vogel-Misicka

Wearing a pale pink headscarf and a long floral skirt, she meets me at the train station in Basel so we can take the tram to her home. She’s warm and chatty, and soon whips out

 

Sinister web diary 'of British 7/7 bomb widow': Jihad is an obligation we must accept, says blog

Daily Mail 2 July 2012
By Rebecca Evans

The ‘white widow’ of a 7/7 London bomber is believed to be the author of a sinister online blog detailing her dedication to jihad and the ‘supremacy of Islam’. British

 

No entry for student suspected of jihadist ties

The Swiss authorities are refusing to let back into Switzerland a Jordanian refugee who had been given asylum following his indictment by a Kenyan court for alleged links to

 

German minister moves to calm circumcision fears

The Republic 2 July 2012

BERLIN — Germany's foreign minister on Sunday offered assurances that Germany protects religious traditions after a court ruled that circumcising young boys on religious

 

Video: Using theatre to cross cultural divides

swissinfo.ch 2 July 2012

Theatre is tackling the problems of female genital mutilation. Such plays are supported by the charity Caritas Switzerland as part of its campaign to inform immigrant groups about the issue.

 

German police pose with pirate flag in Afghanistan

Germany on Sunday said a photograph showing some of its policemen in Afghanistan posing in front of a skull-and-crossbones flag denigrated the country's image. The 2009

 

Kidnapped and made to beg for 10 years, physically-challenged man returns home

The Express Tribune 2 July 2012
By Muhammad Sadaqat

ABBOTABAD: After 10 years of being kidnapped and forced to beg, 45-year-old Nazeer Hussain finally reunited with his family here on Sunday. The court of duty magistrate, on the

 

Al-Qaeda planning terror attack on US airline: Report

News Track India 2 July 2012

Islamabad: Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), is planning to launch an attack on an American airliner, a British paper, citing

 

Turkey says scrambled F16s to check Syrian border

RN-T.com 2 July 2012
By ZEINA KARAM

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's military says it scrambled fighter jets to its border on Saturday after Syrian helicopters flew too close to the frontier. A military

 

Video: Armed Angels: Children dragged into grown-up war in Syria

youtube 2 July 2012
By RussiaToday

The urgency for international agreement on Syria is underlined by the growing daily violence there. As Maria Finoshina reports, even the youngest in the country are being dragged into the conflict.

 

Morsi Sworn In as Egypt's First Islamist President Amid Concerns

The Christian Post 2 July 2012
By Anugrah Kumar

Leader of Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party Mohammed Morsi was Saturday sworn in as Egypt's first Islamist president amid concerns over his ability to tackle the

 

Jordan’s king urges Islamists to contest election

Boston.com 2 July 2012
By Jamal Halaby

Jordan’s king urged his country’s Islamist opposition Sunday to take part in upcoming elections, despite their dissatisfaction with reforms. King Abdullah II’s appeal in a

 

Mosque challenges Muslim phobia

World news Australia on SBS 2 July 2012
By Andrew Reid

A key Muslim community in Sydney has opened its doors to all in hopes of debunking some unfair associations with its religion. When some Australians think of Islam there is often an

 

Muslim Brotherhood Preaching Israel Destruction after Election

Family Security Matters 2 July 2012
By STEVE EMERSON

"Every Muslim will be asked about the Zionists' usurpation of al-Aqsa Mosque. Why did he not seek to recover it, and wage Jihad in His way? Did he not care about the fatwa of the ulema [scholars] of the Muslims, 'Jihad of self and money to recover al Aqsa is a duty on every Muslim?'" asked Mohamed Badie, General Guide of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, in a June 14th speech translated exclusively by the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

 

Maiden gay cruise to Muslim land hits Morocco snag

Times LIVE 2 July 2012

Organisers of an all-gay cruise blamed Moroccan officials for the cancellation of what would have been the first visit of its kind to a Muslim country, but the tourism minister

 

Hamas leader gets royal welcome from Jordan's king

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 2 July 2012
By Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff

Last week's visit to Jordan by Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal, which was under-reported in the Israeli media, reflects the shifting alliances taking place in the Middle

 

Campaign against veiling young girls launched in Morocco

Al-Arabiya 2 July 2012
By Manal Wahbi

A Moroccan rights organization launched an awareness campaign against the veiling of young girls, describing it as a major form of child abuse. Under the slogan "So that

 

Hezbollah could blockade sea in future war

Jerusalem Post 2 July 2012
By YAAKOV KATZ

Israel is concerned that in a war with Hezbollah, the Lebanese guerrilla group will try to blockade Israel by attacking civilian cargo ships. Israel’s sea lines of

 

Who is the Real Muslim Brotherhood

radicalislam.org 2 July 2012
By Ryan Mauro

The victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt’s presidential race is causing alarm in some quarters and satisfaction in others. There is a pervasive misunderstanding of the Muslim Brotherhood’s history, ideology and intentions that extends even into the U.S. government.

The Brotherhood, often referred to in Arabic as the “Ikhwan,” was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna. The motto of the group, which it still maintains, is: “Allah is our objective, the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”

 

Could Pakistan beer take edge off relations with India

Los Angeles Times 2 July 2012
By Alex Rodriguez

AWALPINDI, Pakistan — In a country where mullahs ceaselessly denounce Western vices and laws prevent restaurants from offering anything stronger than mocktails or Red Bull, the

 
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