The Future of the Euro 26 February 2012
By Philipp Bagus

The problems of the eurozone are ultimately malinvestments. In Greece these days the struggle continues about who will ultimately foot the bill for these investments. During the early 2000s an expansionary monetary policy lowered interest rates artificially. Entrepreneurs financed investment projects that only looked profitable due to the low interest rates but were not sustained by real savings. Housing bubbles and consumption booms developed in the periphery.


Syria: Arguing for U.S. Inaction 25 February 2012
By Daniel Pipes

Some thoughts on U.S. policy toward Syria on the occasion of the just-ended "Friends of Syria" meeting in Tunisia:

Since the end of the cold war, many Americans have a sense of being so strong, they don't need to think about their own security but can afford to focus on the immediate humanitarian concerns of others. This leads to a sentimental U.S. foreign policy of "war as social work" in which the welfare of peoples with an admittedly wretched record as American allies (Afghans, Iraqis, Libyans, Syrians) can trump national interests.


Asian children in East Lancashire are less likely to be in foster care

Blackburn Citizen 24 February 2012
By Jon Livesey

ASIAN children are less likely to end up in care because of the strong support network in the community, according to a religious leader. Latest figures show that of the 385 children in care in


Immigrant firefighters hired 'to stop attacks'

The Local 24 February 2012

The Swedish fire service is looking to hire more personnel with a foreign background in order to increase safety for fire fighters in big city areas, according to a report by Swedish broadcaster


The Euro Crisis and the Decline of Europe

FrontPage Magazine 24 February 2012
By Joseph Puder

Reuters news service reported on February 14, 2012 that the "rating agency Moody’s warned it may cut the Triple A rating of France, Britain, and Austria, and it downgraded six other European nations including Italy, Spain, and Portugal citing growing risks from European debt crisis.”


Saudi teen's wild week after he leads Oregon police on Grand Theft Auto chase and then...

Daily Mail 24 February 2012
By Mark Duell and Michael Zennie

Being physically suppressed by airplane passengers after he had been shouting 'Allah is great' was a fitting end to a very bad week for one unruly Saudi teen. The plane incident came just two days


Germany Closes Afghan Military Base Early

Spiegel Online 24 February 2012

Germany's military announced Friday they have closed a base in Talokan in northern Afghanistan several weeks earlier than planned in response to deadly protests sparked after members of the NATO-led


BA baggage handler 'who was groomed to be a terrorist' claims he was sacked for being a Muslim

Daily Mail 24 February 2012
By Eddie Wrenn

A 'terrorist sympathiser' linked to a notorious airline bomb plot is claiming he was unfairly sacked as a British Airways baggage handler because of his religion. Counter terrorist police found an


Proper Koran Disposal, Apologies, and Murdering Innocent Infidels in Afghanistan 24 February 2012
By Andrew Bostom

The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC), The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School (USACHCS), and the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Service Institute (AFCSI) were united several years ago  in Fort Jackson, SC to form the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center AFCC. Colonel Chet Lanious, USACHCS’ director of the Center for World Religions Chaplain Center and School, composed an erudite and ecumenical document with the self-explanatory title, "Handling and Disposal of Sacred Texts, Spiritual Writings and Religious Items.”


Radical Islam to hit streets of New Delhi on March 3rd

Pakistan Christian Post 24 February 2012

The UK based organization "Sharia for Hind” is conspiring riots in secular India inciting millions of Indian Muslims to rise for Islam and imposition of Sharia law. A Muslim named Sheikh Anjem


Germany holds state ceremony for Muslims murdered by neo-Nazis

The National 24 February 2012
By David Crossland

BERLIN // Germany held a state ceremony and observed a nationwide minute of silence yesterday in honour of the 10 people, most of them Muslim shopkeepers, who were shot dead by neo-Nazis during a


Video: 2 U.S. troops killed in Koran backlash

CBS News 24 February 2012

Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan official tells CBS News.


Turkish PM to open Muslim school in Bulgaria’s Momchilgrad

FOCUS Information Agency 24 February 2012

Momchilgrad. At his upcoming visit to Bulgaria in March Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to open a new building of a secondary Muslim school in the Bulgarian southern town of


Why Is the U.S. Apologizing for Scorched Qurans

Townhall Conservative 24 February 2012
By Diana West

I've got it.

We've come a long way since the days of the Global War on Terror. Frankly, the GWOT -- whatever that was supposed to mean (how do you fight against a tactic?) -- is so 10 years ago. "Terror," meanwhile, has morphed into "extremism," but that's only made things more unclear. We still don't know what it's all supposed to be about.


Sweden braces for family immigration boom

The Local 24 February 2012

The number of people seeking permanent residency in Sweden as relatives of immigrants already in the country will increase with 45 percent to 59,500 in 2012, a number comparable to 41,000 last year


France: "Ministry of Suburb" created from the bottom 24 February 2012

PARIS - The "Ministry of the crisis of the suburbs" has been created in France. Two months ahead of the first round of presidential elections in April and May, a collective of residents from the


The London-based campaign to hang a Pakistani Christian

Harry's Place 24 February 2012

Choudhry is a former Ahmadi, who left the movement in order to become a counter-Ahmadi spokesperson, working with Khatam-e-Nabuwwat, based in Forest Gate in East London. Channel 4 confronted


Qur’an Burning Rage in Afghanistan

FrontPage Magazine 24 February 2012
By Arnold Ahlert

The United States embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan is on lockdown and violent protests are spreading throughout the nation. The impetus for the unrest was the burning of Muslim holy books at a NATO military base on Monday. The books, including Qur’ans, had been removed from a detention center library adjoining Bagram air base, 40 miles north of Kabul, because they were being used by Afghan detainees to disseminate "extremist” messages. While that fact is being left largely untold by the Obama administration and our mainstream media, Washington is now offering repeated apologies.


Newark Muslims hold protest rally over NYPD spy operation 24 February 2012
By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a secret 2007 New York Police Department operation monitoring Muslims was "legal," ''appropriate" and "constitutional." Bloomberg addressed the issue at length


Somalia 'destination of choice' for Britain's would-be terrorists

London Evening Standard 24 February 2012
By Martin Bentham

Britons from around the world are travelling to Somalia to train as terrorists amid mounting concern that the country has become the "destination of choice" for extremists. Official sources say


Man allegedly attacked students out of ‘unrequited love’

Today's Zaman 24 February 2012

Two high school students were killed in an armed attack by a man who opened fire on a school bus with a pump rifle in the Kadirli district of the Osmaniye province on Wednesday. Sinan Yaman, 23,


Fake Muslim "Freedom Fighter’s” Latest Crime: Extorting a Prime Minister

Crethi Plethi 24 February 2012
By Brenda West

This article was originally published in the, but was taken down when a firm — handling foreign investment for countries in the Caribbean and Africa — called the article "libelous” and demanded it be withdrawn. Apparently, the firm expected the article could hurt Dominica’s ability to attract foreign investment money. But as the author of the article explains "this is rather far fetched, considering that the focus of wrongdoing in the article is Choudhury and not Dominica or the Prime Minister.” The article is republished in a slightly different form at with permission from the author.


Father whipped family, daughter tells murder trial

ABC Sydney 24 February 2012

A daughter of a man who is on trial for murdering his wife at the Adelaide Convention Centre has told the Supreme Court she saw her father being pulled off her mother with a knife in his


Nigeria: Girl, 17 Flees Home Over Forced Circumcision 24 February 2012

17-year-old girl, Miss Patricia Youmgbo, has been declared missing by family members after she reportedly fled home to avoid circumcision. It was learnt that the girl's decision to run away from


Groundbreaking documentary exposes century-old Iranian taboo

Iran Press Watch 24 February 2012

LOS ANGELES — A feature-length film that examines the persecution of Iran’s Baha’is opens here this week, ahead of a program of screenings throughout the United States and in other countries. Iranian


Security forces clash with radical Islamists in Tunisian town

Al Arabiya News 24 February 2012

Police in a Tunisian town used tear gas on Thursday to break up a crowd of about 200 hardline Islamists, armed with sticks, swords and petrol bombs, who set fire to a police station, witnesses told


Bengali Film Title Changed at Censor Board's Prodding 24 February 2012

Days before its release in the first week of March Macho Mustafa, stated to be the most expensive Bengali film till date, has been renamed as Macho Mastana following prodding by the Censor


Video: Hamza Kashgari - Lech Walesa - Panorama TVP2

youtube 24 February 2012
By wwweuroislampl

Will Lech Walesa intercede with the King of Saudi Arabia in defence of Hamza Kashgari awaiting in custody for blasphemy trial?


A New Strategic Role for Cyprus

International Affairs Review 23 February 2012
By Robert Ellis

The discovery of massive gas reserves off the coast of Cyprus threatens to destabilize the entire region.

The island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean has for centuries been the cat’s paw of foreign powers, including the United States. But now, with the discovery of vast deposits of natural gas, the tables have turned. The strategic balance of power has shifted and is a threat to stability in the region.


Tunisia: Nation Recognizes Controversial Islamist Organization 23 February 2012
By Asma Ghribi

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, a civil society organization striving for the implementation of sharia in Tunisian society, changed its name to the Moderate

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