Obscure jihadists enter Syrian conflict

theSundaily 15 May 2012

BEIRUT The Syrian conflict has bred the emergence of obscure jihadists carrying out bloody attacks, either acting independently or manipulated by the regime seeking to

 

The Advocates of Silence

Citizen Times 14 May 2012

Speech of Ayaan Hirsi Ali on occasion of the Axel Springer Honorary Prize in Berlin

Thank you so much for this great honor. The late Axel Springer had four guiding principles, which he later extended to five after the terrorist attacks of September 2001. I want to begin by reminding you of them.

 

Teacher Sadia Malik Suspended From Cardiff Primary School Over Islamist Extremist Links

The Huffington Post 14 May 2012
By Lucy Sherriff

A special needs teacher at a primary school has been suspended over links to an Islamic extremist group. Sadia Malik, a special education needs (SEN) coordinator at Cardiff Muslim

 

Kenyans hunt for German Islamist

Gulf Times 14 May 2012

Police in Kenya have launched a manhunt for a German citizen who allegedly illegally entered the East African country with the intent to aid the Somali Islamist militia Al Shebaab in

 

Western Sharia

National Review Online 14 May 2012
By Andrew C. McCarthy

Ismail Belghar, a 36-year-old Muslim man living in Australia, assaulted, abducted, and nearly killed his sister-in-law. The victim, a 25-year-old Moroccan named Canan Kokden, had dared to take her older sister, Mrs. B, to the beach without Belghar’s permission. This heinous effrontery was amplified, Belghar later recounted for police, when Mrs. B thereupon "displayed her body,” sustaining the shoulder sunburn that tipped him off.

 

Scotland Yard officer suspected by MI5 of being a 'sleeper' for Al Qaeda

Daily Mail 14 May 2012
By Chris Greenwood

A Scotland Yard police officer who spent three years in uniform before MI5 raised fears that he could be an Al Qaeda ‘sleeper’ agent is suing for compensation. Abdul Rahman, 33, resigned

 

Malaysians to bring Islamic banking to Germany

DW.DE 14 May 2012
By Nicolas Martin

Islamic investing represents a 1.2 trillion euro market. Now one Malaysian firm wants to bring the trend to Germany. Others have tried and failed before, so it could be a

 

Kansas Legislature Bans Shariah And Foreign Law

KTTS 14 May 2012
By Greg Brock

A bill designed to prevent Kansas courts or government agencies from relying on Islamic Shariah law or other foreign legal codes has cleared the state Legislature. The Senate approved

 

‘Spiral’ of silence haunts human rights protection

The Jakarta Post 14 May 2012

Ahead of an upcoming UN review on Indonesia’s human rights record, the sources were commenting on recent assaults on freedom of speech and minorities. The latest incidents included

 

Where is Palestine

American Thinker 14 May 2012
By Jerold S. Auerbach

Palestine, variously known in history as Canaan, Judaea, Eretz Yisrael, Filastin, and Syria Palaestina, has long been a malleable geographical entity. Renamed by its successive Canaanite, Israelite, Roman, Christian, Mamluk, Muslim, Ottoman, and British conquerors, it became the revered "Holy Land" to 19th-century Western visitors.

 

Church Row a ‘Dark Time’ for Aceh

Jakarta Globe 14 May 2012
By Nurdin Hasan

Banda Aceh. Another Christian house of worship has been sealed off in Aceh Singkil district, bringing the total since last week to 17 and marking a new low for religious intolerance in the

 

Moroccan Woman Beaten, Stoned And Striped By Salafists Over Revealing Dress

International Business Times 14 May 2012
By Ambrosia Sabrina

A Moroccan woman was reportedly stripped off her clothes in broad daylight after an ultra-conservative Islamist sect deemed her attire to be "too revealing" and not in line with religious

 

Muslim woman scared secret boyfriend would send explicit pictures to her devout parents...

Daily Mail 14 May 2012
By Graham Smith

A Muslim woman who pretended she was raped by her boyfriend, leading to his prolonged torture by a gang, because she thought he would show explicit photos of her to her devout parents has

 

Policemen may have gone to terrorist training camps

Sydney Morning Herald 14 May 2012
By Ben Leach, David Barrett

LONDON: The British intelligence agency MI5 warned police headquarters that policemen in its ranks were suspected of attending terrorist training camps. The policemen all lost their jobs

 

Mexican Jihad

Gatestone Institute 14 May 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

As the United States considers the Islamic jihadi threats confronting it from all sides, it might do well to focus on its southern neighbor, Mexico, which has been targeted by Islamists and

 

Top Islamist party leader charged with war crimes

Gulf Times 14 May 2012

Bangladesh yesterday charged the former leader of its main Islamist party with war crimes committed during the 1971 war that liberated the country from Pakistan, court officials

 

Egypt Presidential Candidate Seeks Constitution Based on Sharia Law

RIA Novosti 14 May 2012

Egypt’s Constitution should be based on the Koran and Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement Mohamed Morsi said. "The Koran is our constitution,

 

Mosque burglar gets 18-month jail term

Bedfordshire News 14 May 2012

A man responsible for a series of burglaries at a Bedford mosque was jailed for 18 months. Michael Greco of Bedford Road, Kempston was handed the prison sentence by a judge at Luton

 

Butetown Islam procession revived in honour of imam Sheik Said Hasan Ismail

BBC News 14 May 2012

An Islamic procession in one of Cardiff's most multicultural areas is being revived in honour of a Muslim cleric who died last year. Yemeni seafarers introduced the annual march through

 

Hezbollah is source of honor for Islam: grand ayatollah

Tehran Times 14 May 2012

Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi says the Lebanese Hezbollah movement is a source of "honor for Islam and Muslims”. Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi made the remarks on Saturday afternoon

 

Iran: Four men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy, in accord with Sharia law

Jihad Watch 14 May 2012

Yet most gay rights organizations in the West ally with the forces that foster Sharia and Islamization. Someday they may regret that alliance, if their friends succeed in their objectives

 

Algerian Islamist Threatens Revolt over Vote Results

Naharnet 14 May 2012

An Algerian Islamist leader said Sunday that a Tunisian-style revolt was the only option after polls he charged were fraudulent and threatened a mass pullout of smaller parties from

 

CAIR Board member on Egyptian TV: Bugs Bunny spread anti-Islamic propaganda

American Thinker 14 May 2012
By Thomas Lifson

Continuing the proud tradition of offering one image in English -- mainstream, sensible partner to American law enforcement and media -- and another in Arabic, CAIR board member Lamis Deek

 

Gunmen toss grenade at home of Yemen info minister

Yahoo!7 14 May 2012
By Mohammed Ghobari

SANAA - Unidentified assailants hurled a hand grenade at the house of Yemen's Information Minister Ali al-Amrani in Sanaa, injuring one person when they opened fire as they fled

 

City slammed for 'special treatment' of Muslim kids

The Local 12 May 2012

A Swedish school district has sparked outrage for striking a deal with local Muslim groups ensuring Muslim students can skip out on overnight class trips and Muslim girls don't have to be

 

Poll: 16 percent say gender-based violence at times necessary

Today's Zaman 12 May 2012

Sixteen percent of respondents in an IPSOS poll say hitting a woman is at times necessary. In the public opinion poll commissioned by CNN Türk on violence against women, 16 percent of

 

Amnesty International and Muslim Discrimination in Europe

Gatestone Institute 12 May 2012
By Soeren Kern

A new report from Amnesty International lashes out at "widespread discrimination" against Muslims in Europe. The report directs particular ire at laws banning Muslim veils in public spaces, and excoriates European politicians for helping to "foster a climate of hostility and suspicion against people perceived as Muslim."

Amnesty International omits, however, all instances of discrimination initiated by Muslims against Christians and others in Europe who have taken them in, and who may well feel dismayed by what might be seen as an escalating procession of Muslim demands, threats and attacks.

 

Muslim sex gangs not Asian

Asian Tribune 12 May 2012
By Glen Jenvey

London: The recent British media reports on the Rochdale sex gang describing them as ‘Asian’ are both offensive and unfair. The use of the blanket term Asian by the

 

How to avoid airport security: Wear a burka

Daily Mail 12 May 2012
By Richard Littlejohn

White airline passengers are routinely stopped and searched unnecessarily at Britain’s airports just so staff can prove they’re not ‘racist’. Even when customs officials have been tipped

 

7/7 bomber widow Samantha Lewthwaite 'financed Kenya tourist terror plot'

Telegraph.co.uk 12 May 2012
By Mike Pflanz

Lewthwaite was a key figure in a cell of radicalised Muslims, believed to include at least three Britons, that was planning attacks in Kenya last Christmas, Jacob Ondari, the assistant

 
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