Religion doesn't belong in public schools

Toronto Sun 5 July 2011
By Joe Warmington

TORONTO - Turns out the taxpayers are funding religious schools after all. Or at least one that we know of. If it’s not stopped now who knows where this will end up or how much it will


Australian police get power to demand removal of burqas

The West Australian 5 July 2011

SYDNEY, - - Police in the Australian state of New South Wales have been handed broad-based powers to demand the removal of burqas and other face veils so they can identify people


Islamic leaders accept police burka powers

ABC Online  5 July 2011
By Lexi Metherell

Islamic leaders say they are comfortable with the New South Wales Government's decision to give police the power to demand the removal of burkas and other face veils. Cabinet approved the changes


All in on burqa debate as woman kicked off bus

Manawatu Standard  5 July 2011

A bus driver refusing entry to a woman in a burqa is a clear case of discrimination, the Race Relations Commissioner says. The Saudi Arabian student was left crying on an Auckland street when the


Religious Flowering — and Splintering — Comes to Cairo: Inside the Salafist Revival

TIME  5 July 2011
By Abigail Hauslohner

Friday noon prayer at the al-Tawhid mosque in Cairo used to be led by a state-appointed imam. And his sermons were downright boring, says Ibrahim Abdel Alim, a religious researcher who attends


Kenya: I was told that I deserved to die – for being a female journalist

The Guardian  5 July 2011
By Fatuma Noor

It's not always easy being a female investigative journalist, even in the west. But imagine going to do an interview and not being able to shake hands with the interviewee or indeed even being able


140 mosques to be built or refurbished

The National  5 July 2011
By Bana AL Qabbani

DUBAI // Worshippers across the Emirates can soon offer prayers closer to home in 140 new or refurbished mosques scheduled for completion this year. The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and


Tunisian foreign minister downplays Islamist threat

BERLIN — Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohamed Mouldi Kefi on Monday sought to allay fears abroad over the rise of Islamists in his country, saying they will have to cooperate with other parties to make


• ”45.000 x EuropeNews” Celebrating life in the newsstream

EuropeNews 4 July 2011

Here at EuropeNews, we take pride in staying right in the middle of the newsstream, digging out the bits and pieces that matter to the serious newsreader. Our mission is to filter away the sports, entertainment and gossip, and to promote classical, valuable journalism, news that matters

What matters is items with long-term consequences for life in Europe. Out goes short-term speculative financial news, politicians readying for the next election, and whatever accident took place on the autobahn yesterday. What remains are the subtle developments that have lasting impact, like Sharia courts in Britain, the European Union seizing more power in Greece, rising immigrant crime, religious intimidation and the police issuing yet another ”We cannot guarantee your security” statement to citizens seeking to hold peaceful street events.


UK girls at risk of mutilation abroad

The Independent 4 July 2011
By Jessica Elgot

Thousands of British schoolgirls as young as eight face being taken abroad this summer to have their genitals mutilated and stitched up to preserve "purity". A campaign by the Metropolitan Police


Germany says Islamic terrorism still a threat

Victoria Advocate 4 July 2011

BERLIN - Germany's top security official said Friday that the terrorist threat to the country hasn't decreased and the number of radicals continues to grow, even with the death of Osama bin


Reports: EDL Internal Security Monitoring and The Hacking of Social Networks

Kitman TV 4 July 2011

Two very interesting documents concerning infiltration of social networks. The first one specifacally concerned with destructive manipulation of the English Defence League.


Silence hinders victims of honour crimes 4 July 2011

As many as 1,000 immigrant women have been the victims of violent honour crimes in Finland. Although the issue has been discussed in recent years, co-operation between officials and communities is


Iran attacks BBC for documentary series on life of prophet Muhammad

The Guardian  4 July 2011
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran's minister of cultural and Islamic guidance has attacked an upcoming BBC2 documentary series on the life of the founder of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, saying the "enemy"


Video: Halting of UK Sharia Courts - Baroness Cox Initiative

Kitman TV 4 July 2011

There are reported to be over 85 sharia law courts operating in the UK today. Although these courts do not have the authority to hand out sentances they do resolve disputes over property, fimances, children and divorce.


Brussels Imams to visit Auschwitz

Expatica 4 July 2011

The Brussels regional MP Fouad Ahidar (Flemish socialist) intends to take several dozen of the city’s Muslim clerics on a visit the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Mr Ahidar


UK terrorists told: Pretend to be gay so you don't get caught 4 July 2011
By Nick Owens

Al-Qaeda fanatics in Britain are being taught to avoid detection – by pretending to be gay. A new terror training manual tells Islamic extremists to lie about their sexuality if a woman approaches


Dutch boat probably wont sail to Gaza

Expatica 4 July 2011

It’s looking increasingly doubtful that the Dutch-Italian ship, the Stefano Chiarini, part of the ‘Gaza flotilla’, will be able to leave Corfu in Greece in time to make the crossing to the Occupied


Gaza flotilla Belgians not for turning

Expatica 4 July 2011

Four Belgians that are taking part in the Gaza flotilla say that they are still determined to reach their destination despite their boat having been impounded on the Greek island of Crete. The


East London Mosque just can't stop digging 4 July 2011
By Andrew Gilligan

Being lied about by liars is an occupational hazard of my job – but even by its own Olympian standards of untruthfulness, the East London Mosque’s latest justification for hosting its latest


Greece has ‘Audacity’ to jail U.S. flotilla captain 4 July 2011
By Elizabeth Delaney

When the captain of the U.S. ship "Audacity of Hope” bound for Gaza attempted to leave port in Greece on Friday, he apparently didn’t return quietly. The captain was maybe 20 minutes at sea when the


Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Branches Out Into Anti-Semitic Movies To Recruit New Members

Weasel Zippers 4 July 2011

Egyptian Islamic group only recently allowed back into politics ventures into film, new media to galvanize, attract new supporters. Ikhwan [Brotherhood] Cinema isn’t sponsored by the Muslim


Morocco protests despite vote

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Morocco to push for democratic reforms despite the approval of a new constitution that curbs the near absolute powers of King Mohammed VI. The


Missing: a Muslim counter to this poison

Herald Sun 4 July 2011
By Andrew Bolt

I’d love to report all those Muslim spokesmen rejecting this poison: MUSLIMS in Australia were urged yesterday to join the uprisings that have toppled regimes across the Middle East, to


Muslims Gather At Largest Islamic Convention In North America

Huffington Post 4 July 2011
By Jaweed Kaleem

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- If Muslims want to improve their image America, they have to get involved in their communities and proactively talk Islam before controversies arise, leading Muslim figures told


Islamic students pray at public school

Toronto Sun 4 July 2011
By Tom Godfrey

A North York public school has opened up its cafeteria to allow a Muslim religious leader to lead weekly prayer services for up to 400 Islamic students. The Friday service, held under the


Muslims obligated to resist democracy, say radicals

Camden Advertiser 4 July 2011

MUSLIMS in Australia were urged yesterday to join the uprisings that have toppled regimes across the Middle East, to renounce moderate forms of the religion and to reject democracy,


Muslim Brotherhood: We’ve Already Engaged In Informal Talks With American Officials

Weasel Zippers 4 July 2011

Dr. Mahmoud Ghazlan, media spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, welcomed the statement by the US government about communicating with the Muslim Brotherhood, stating that it was


Barry Rubin Tries to Educate Barrack "Barry” Obama and the "Barrytowners” 4 July 2011
By Barry Rubin

My colleague the astute and witty Political Scientist Barry Rubin attempts, gamely, to penetrate the naive and ignorant hubris of Barrack "Barry” Obama and the "Barrytowners”: Mr. Obama, Meet


Tajik authorities close extremist sects’ schools

In Tajikistan, for the last year, the authorities revealed 47 religious schools, run by the sects "Salafiyyah” and "Tablighi Jamaat”, in the country’s south. These sects are banned in Tajikistan,

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