Canada’s latest "honour killing” case raises troubling questions 31 January 2012

Is Canadian society turning a blind eye to domestic violence in some communities out of a misplaced respect for cultural differences? Could Zainab Shafia and her sisters Sahar and Geeti have been


Indian artist assaulted over nude paintings

Vancouver Sun 31 January 2012

NEW DELHI — An Indian artist said on Monday he had been beaten up at his gallery by five men over nude paintings of actresses and models that the attackers claimed were an insult to the


Asia football boss urges lifting of hijab ban

AFP 31 January 2012

KUALA LUMPUR — Asia's football chief on Monday urged the game's top law-making body to lift a controversial ban on headscarves, saying new designs can prevent neck injuries to Muslim women


3,000 attack Egyptian Christians over rumored cell phone picture 31 January 2012
By Timothy Whiteman

The Assyrian International News Agency (AINA) is reporting that a riotous mob consisting of extremist Muslim Salafists and members of the Muslim Brotherhood have attacked unarmed Christian villagers


Brotherhood would cancel Camp David Agreement, says Hezbollah official

Al-Masry Al-Youm 31 January 2012

Tehran — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood will eventually cancel the Camp David Agreement, despite the group’s announcement that it respects international agreements Egypt has signed, said Amin al-Sayed


35 Ethiopian Christians face deportation from Saudi 31 January 2012

Thirty-five Ethiopian Christians, 29 of them women, face deportation from Saudi Arabia for "illicit mingling” after police raided a private prayer gathering, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. The


Kingsmill gains halal certification

British Baker 31 January 2012

Kingsmill has announced it has officially been certified by the Halal Food Authority as halal-compliant. The majority of the brand’s products are suitable for vegetarians – with the exception of


Aafia Siddiqui Versus Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Sharia Versus Freedom 30 January 2012
By Andrew Bostom

My colleagues Phyllis Chesler and Diana West have just written two important, complementary assessments which eviscerate journalist Deborah Scroggins’ recently published, Wanted Women: Faith, Lies and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui. Chesler and West mince no words in their discussions of Scroggins’ oeuvre, appropriately highlighting the book’s intellectually and morally cretinous argumentation.


France sentences three for Paris bomb plot

Expatica the Netherlands 30 January 2012

A French court on Thursday sentenced three men to between two and six years in prison for plotting to carry out a car bomb attack on a public building near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Rany Arnaud,


Danish police: Immigrant criminals target Danes to make them move out of the (Muslim) area

Jihad Watch 30 January 2012

Muslims' right to rob non-Muslims has been established since their prophet (always "their", not "the") attracted fighters by allowing booty and rape when attacking non-Muslims. An anonymous Danish


Norway Renames Itself

Gates of Vienna 30 January 2012

Can you guess the most popular name for newborn "Norwegian” boys in Oslo and environs? Hint: It’s not "Erik” or "Bjorn”. Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends his translation of an


Islamonausea, Not Islamophobia

Gates of Vienna 30 January 2012
By Nicolai Sennels

Nicolai Sennels’ latest essay has been published at Jihad Watch. Some excerpts are below:

Islamonausea, not Islamophobia
by Nicolai Sennels

We should stop using Muslims’ self-chosen word — "Islamophobia” — by which they paint themselves into a corner of being feared: it destroys communication.


Dutch plan ban on Muslim face veils next year

The Express Tribune 30 January 2012

AMSTERDAM: The Dutch minority government plans to ban Muslim face veils such as burqas and other forms of clothing that cover the face from next year. The ban would make the Netherlands, where 1


Are Germans becoming favored kidnapping targets?

Deutsche Welle 30 January 2012
By Monika Griebeler

An engineer in Nigeria, two tourists in Ethiopia, an aid worker in Pakistan: all are German nationals abducted abroad in January. The number of kidnappings have been rising steadily over the past


Watch Webcast of Stakelbeck Keynote Speech at CUFI Leadership Summit on January 30th

CBN News 30 January 2012
By Erick Stakelbeck

I'm pleased to announce that my keynote speech at the annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Leadership Summit on Monday night, January 30th, will be webcast live. To watch my presentation as it


Censorship of Geert Wilder’s Film Fitna – Does YouTube Follow Sharia Law?

British Freedom 30 January 2012

The British Freedom YouTube account has been suspended because it included Geert Wilder’s controversial film Fitna. British Freedom received the following message from YouTube:

The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content in violation of these guidelines, and have been disabled:


New Report Accuses French Police of Discrimination 30 January 2012
By Lisa Bryant

Human Rights Watch says police in France are singling out ethnic Arab and African youths for unwarranted and sometimes humiliating identity checks. The rights group says this apparent ethnic


Amnesty International Says French Genocide Bill Threatens Free Speech

Today's Zaman 30 January 2012

Human rights group Amnesty International has criticized a bill passed this week in French Parliament to criminalize denial of the 1915 killing of Armenians in Anatolia as genocide, saying the


Video: Allen West tells DNC bring it on: 'get the hell out of America'

Tundra Tabloids 30 January 2012

Allen West To Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz: "Get The Hell Out Of The United States of America”… "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else,” he continued.


Europeans Increasingly Converting to Islam

Hudson New York 30 January 2012
By Soeren Kern

Irish actor Liam Neeson says he is thinking about becoming a Muslim after undergoing a spiritual awakening in Turkey.

Neeson, who was born into a Roman Catholic family in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, told the London-based newspaper The Sun that he was impressed by the religious atmosphere in Istanbul while filming a movie in the city.

He said: "The [Islamic] call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing. There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim."


Report: Turkey may replace Iran as Hamas' financier

Today's Zaman 30 January 2012

Turkey may reportedly replace Hamas' chief financier, Iran, to alleviate the Gaza ruling party's financial pain as it has faced difficulty in receiving aid from the Islamic republic. Israeli daily


New York Times Scandalized as NYPD is Trained on Muslim Violence

Family Security Matters 30 January 2012
By Gregory D. Lee

This week, the New York Times breathlessly reported in its New York Region section that the New York Police Department had committed a politically incorrect felony by using a film, The Third Jihad,


A tradition of shame

The Ottawa Citizen 30 January 2012
By Sally Armstrong

Guilty. The jury in the Shafia trial returned a verdict on Sunday that most people presumed as soon as the details of the drowning deaths of three sisters and their father’s first wife were made


'Turkey denies promise of $300m. aid to Hamas'

Jerusalem Post 30 January 2012

Turkish Foreign Ministry officials denied reports on Sunday that Turkey has promised to deliver Hamas $300 million in aid money to make up for shortfalls when Iran stopped funneling money last August, Turkish daily Today's Zaman reported.


Salman Rushdie had to pay for hurting Muslim feelings 30 January 2012

Without doubt the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) has assumed a proportion that its organisers could never have imagined when it began some six years ago. I had attended the first edition in 2006


Iran media confirm Canada resident's death sentence

AFP 30 January 2012

TEHRAN — Iranian media on Sunday confirmed an Iranian man with Canadian residency has had a death sentence against him reinstated by the supreme court on charges he operated a pornographic


Christie Blatchford: No honour in ‘cold-blooded, shameless’ murder of Shafia girls

National Post 30 January 2012
By Christie Blatchford

KINGSTON, Ont. — It was, as the shy prosecutor Gerard Laarhuis said outside the lovely old Frontenac County courthouse, "a good day for Canadian justice.” And so it was: Mohammad Shafia, Tooba


International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 30 January 2012

6 February 2012

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons


Closet cases: Man breaks wife’s legs, throws acid, locks her up

The Express Tribune 30 January 2012
By Kashif Zafar

According to police officials, Dera Izzat resident Allah Bakhsh kept his wife Kalsoom, 40, under house arrest for over 15 days after he broke her legs. "When she tried to escape and call someone for


Tehran To Host Islamic Unity Conference In Feb

BERNAMA 30 January 2012

TEHRAN -- The World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) will host an international conference on Islamic unity here, beginning on Feb 8, according to Mehr News Agency.

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