Video: Islam: When Cousins Marry

Kitman TV 24 January 2012
By Frank Kitman

First cousin marriages, though legal in Britain, are a taboo - commonly seen as incest.

Food for thought:

"The practice is most common in Britain's Pakistani community, in which more than 50% of people marry their first cousin, and in Bradford 75% of ethnic Pakistanis follow the tradition."


Radical Muslim group to launch TV station

The Local 24 January 2012
By Lyssandra Sears

The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) has announced plans to set up an internet TV channel, while it is also in talks with various companies to provide its members with a Swiss-Muslim


French Senate Outlaws Genocide Denial

RIA Novosti 24 January 2012

France’s upper house of parliament, the Senate, passed a bill late on Monday making the denial of genocide a crime punishable by a 45,000-euro fine and a year in jail. The bill that sets the


France: Government Bans Domestic Islamist Group 24 January 2012

The government has ordered the dissolution of a domestic Islamist group, saying that it was a terrorist organization training its members "for armed combat,” Interior Minister Claude Guéant said


France accuses domestic Islamists of training for violence

Expatica the Netherlands 24 January 2012

French Interior Minister Claude Gueant said on Monday he had ordered a domestic Islamist group to disband, accusing it of training its members for "armed struggle". Speaking on a visit to


Defense Dept. adviser offers confusing advice

The Crescent News 24 January 2012
By Clifford May

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has described the Muslim Brotherhood as "secular." Vice President Joseph Biden recently said the Taliban "is not our enemy." According to John Brennan,


A Very Dangerous Process

Gates of Vienna 24 January 2012

Our German translator JLH sends his translation of an article from Citizen Times by Marco Pino about the recent controversy in Germany over the writings of Michael Stürzenberger, as well as the shakeup in Die Freiheit and the departure of popular writers from Politically Incorrect.

The translator includes this overview of the situation:

After investigating, I discovered that Michael Stürzenberger’s "research paper,” published in October in PI, caused such an upset that the head of his state branch of Freiheit suspended him from his leadership position. Whereupon he ran for and won a position in the national leadership. At which point Pino and others bailed out, and Pino also left PI.


British Muslim Al Qaeda Fighter Aslam Awan Killed In Drone Attack 24 January 2012

London, Two wanted Al-Qaeda leaders killed by U.S. drone attacks are believed to have travelled from Britain to launch terrorist attacks against the West. One, Aslam Awan, studied in


Video: The Murder of Muslim Women and Girls by Islamists

Family Security Matters 24 January 2012
By Dave Gaubatz

The United Nations (UN) reports that 5000 Muslim women and girls are killed every year in the name of Islam. The UN uses the term "honor killings.” In reality there are thousands more killed but never reported, or the investigative agency does not realize the death was related to Islamic values. It is very important for readers to know that 91% of honor killings are committed by our so-called friends in Pakistan.


Perry was right on Turkey and Islamic terror

Jerusalem Post 24 January 2012

In the wake of Gov. Rick Perry’s withdrawal from the Republican presidential race, pundits will argue over the reasons for his rise and fall. But one thing is for certain: Perry was the only


Abu Qatada could be free within days in speedy bail hearing 24 January 2012
By Tom Whitehead

Qatada, who is fighting deportation to Jordan, has been granted the hearing because he has already been detained or under effective house arrest for six and a half years, a tribunal ruled. The


Hamas lawmakers arrested at Red Cross in Jerusalem

Fox News 24 January 2012

JERUSALEM – Two lawmakers from the militant Palestinian party Hamas were arrested after hiding for over a year inside a Red Cross compound in Jerusalem, an Israeli police spokesman said Monday. The


Top official says Hamas will never renounce jihad

AFP 24 January 2012

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories — Senior Hamas official Mahmud Zahar said on Monday that the Palestinian Islamist movement will never give up its armed struggled against Israel. The statement


Video: The Harsher face of Islam

Kitman TV 24 January 2012
By Frank Kitman

Thanks to Smoothcriminal for uploading this powerfully honest documentary about the islamisation of Sudan. This was taped in 1993. Keeping in mind the millions who have died there since then, the central question of the film "Is the rise of islamic movements something the west should be worried about?" ... now answers itself.


Canada looks to Chicago to reduce 'honour' crimes

The Globe and Mail 24 January 2012
By Joe Friesen

At first glance, gang crime in a U.S. city would seem to have little in common with the family conflicts that led to the killing of several women in Canada in recent years. But one Canadian group


Handcuffed, blindfolded and shot in the back of the head: Taliban releases horrific video of executions of 15...

Daily Mail 24 January 2012

Blindfolded and handcuffed to each other on a barren hilltop, Pakistani soldiers wait for death at the hands of a merciless Taliban fighter. Fifteen men were lined up for execution, the chilling scene captured on film


The assassination that changed Turkey's minds over Armenia

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 24 January 2012
By Zvi Bar'el

"We want to get rid ourselves of this shame. They tell us the Dink affair has come to an end, but the truth is that it is only the beginning,” cried Turkish-Armenian journalist Karin Karaksli with


Video: The Armenian Genocide

Kitman TV 24 January 2012
By Frank Kitman

The Armenian Genocide is a documentary exploring the circumstances surrounding the mass-killing of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The documentary was broadcast by most 348 PBS affiliate stations on April 17, 2006.

The Armenian Genocide from Ole Olsen on Vimeo.


Muslim group asks government to expand burka ban

Yahoo! News 24 January 2012
By Andy Radia

A little more than a month ago, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney took a political risk. On December 12 the Alberta MP, rumoured to have leadership aspirations, issued a ban that


CAIR Calls Islamic Radical a Victim of Hate Crime 24 January 2012
By Steve Emerson

Can a hate peddler be the victim of a hate crime? The people at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) seem to think so. It is not clear whether they agree that Salah Soltan, a former


House of Commons concerned over Turkey's attitude in negotiations

Famagusta Gazette 24 January 2012

The House of Commons expresses concern over Ankara's stance in the ongoing negotiations for the Cyprus problem and calls on the British Government to exert pressure so that Turkey adopts a more


Doctor held for alleged ties with Tahrir 24 January 2012

Dhaka -- Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members on Tuesday detained a physician of a private hospital for his alleged involvement with the banned Islamist outfit, Hizb ut-Tahrir.


Senior Muslim Brotherhood member elected Egyptian parliament speaker

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 24 January 2012

A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Saad al-Katatni, was elected as Egypt's parliament speaker on Monday, in the first session of the newly-elected assembly. Al-Katatni, who received 399


The risk of Islamist coups

TheSpec 24 January 2012
By Gwynne Dyer

The eastern half of what used to be Pakistan narrowly escaped a military coup last month. Brigadier Masud Razzak, the spokesman of the Bangladeshi army, announced on Thursday that "A band of fanatic


Understanding Islamofascism

American Thinker 23 January 2012
By Yonatan Silverman

The exact identity of the person who coined the expression "Islamofascism" isn't crystal-clear. But the late Christopher Hitchens should be given credit for defining the term.

The most obvious points of comparison would be these: Both movements are based on a cult of murderous violence that exalts death and destruction and despises the life of the mind. ("Death to the intellect! Long live death!" as Gen. Francisco Franco's sidekick Gonzalo Queipo de Llano so pithily phrased it.) Both are hostile to modernity (except when it comes to the pursuit of weapons), and both are bitterly nostalgic for past empires and lost glories. Both are obsessed with real and imagined "humiliations" and thirsty for revenge.


Why the British Freedom Party was Founded

British Freedom 23 January 2012
By George Whale and Michael Wood

The following article was first published in spring last year. We re-publish it now for the benefit of new members and supporters interested to know about the party’s origins. Why the British Freedom Party was Founded


Al Qaida 'planned to take German hostages'

The Local 23 January 2012

Documents seized in May linked to al Qaida leaders indicate that the terrorist organisation was aiming to take hostages in Germany and other Western countries as part of a "war of attrition,"


Video: Should I Support the English Defence League?

English Defence League 23 January 2012

Is it possible for anyone in the public eye to give a fair and considered answer to that question, let alone answer ‘yes’? Even if a public figure were to echo exactly the concerns and Mission Statement of the EDL, it’s hard to imagine anyone facing the level of abuse that we’re used to receiving on a daily basis.


Video: Violent Jihadist Video Riles Norway

FrontPage Magazine 23 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

It was, shall we say, an interesting week in Norway.  On Tuesday, January 17, a video was posted on YouTube that called for Norwegian soldiers to be withdrawn from Afghanistan.  Over images of Norwegian soldiers and of Norway’s prime minister, foreign minister, and crown prince, a text calling for Allah to "destroy them and let it be painful” was read aloud in Arabic, with subtitles in Norwegian. 


Abu Qatada's Human Rights 23 January 2012

As terrorist résumés go, that of Omar Mahmoud Othman—better known as Abu Qatada—is something to behold. Since arriving in Britain from his native Jordan on a fake passport in 1993, the

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