Sister retracts 'honour killing' allegations

The Local 12 January 2012

A 21-year-old woman from Gothenburg in western Sweden who had accused her brother of threatening to take her life in an "honour killing", retracted her allegations on the opening day of the trial on

 

Oklahoma Sharia Law Threatens Judicial Independence

Technorati Politics 12 January 2012
By Casey Dunivan

Thanks to a federal court ruling, the controversial law passed by Oklahoma voters barring judicial consideration of international or Sharia law in court cases has been stayed. The law would amend the state's constitution to explicitly require judges to only use state and federal law when deciding cases and expressly prohibits the use of Islamic Sharia law. But the law is misleading in several respects and is based largely on public anxiety over an isolated incident in New Jersey. In passing the initiative, Oklahoma ingrained in the state constitution that Islam vis a vis Islamic law is to be publicly and legally stigmatized.

 

Editorial: Shariah in America’s courts

Washington Times 12 January 2012

A panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges. On Tuesday, the 10th

 

Terror in Tampa

Right Side News 12 January 2012
By Jacob Laksin

Earlier this week, the FBI announced the arrest of Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old Muslim man from the former Yugoslavia. In the process, the agency thwarted what might have been a horrific terror spree

 

U.S. official meets with Muslim Brotherhood

CNN.com Blogs 12 January 2012
By Elise Labott

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met Wednesday with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the highest-level contact between the United States and the Egypt's largest Islamic group. The Brotherhood's

 

Compromise Impossible

FrontPage Magazine 12 January 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

The Western doctrine of non-violence depends on the willingness to compromise. To resolve any conflict by sitting down at a table, finding points of agreement and then working through the rest. The ruthless killing fields of the twentieth century have not shaken that eternal faith in a diplomatic solution, rather they have only strengthened it. But what happens when a compromise is genuinely impossible?

 

"All-American Muslim" Stars Busted for Marijuana Possession at Canadian Border

Answering Muslims 12 January 2012

Yes, two cast members of TLC's "All-American Muslim" were busted while crossing the Canadian border. The border officer caught the pair with nine grams of "the chronic" (a.k.a. "cannabis," "giggle

 

Convert feared kidnapped by Muslim hardliners

ninemsn.com.au 12 January 2012

The husband and friends of an Iranian refugee missing since last month fear she has been kidnapped by Islamic extremists because of her efforts to convert Muslims to Christianity. Melbourne woman

 

US gave grant to Pakistani Muslim group which demonstrated in favor of governor’s killer

Washington Post 12 January 2012

ISLAMABAD — The U.S. gave money to a Pakistani Muslim group that organized anti-Taliban rallies, but which later demonstrated in support of an extremist who killed a leading liberal politician, the

 

Hundreds of Muslims protest outside Buddhist school

People of Shambhala 12 January 2012

Hundreds of Muslims have protested outside a Buddhist school in Bangkok, Thailand. The organization named Muslims for Peace is upset at Wat Nonjok secondary school for its refusal to allow a Muslim student to wear the hijab.

The Muslim organization claims that several teachers have refused to teach the 18 year-old student or to allow her to enter the school building, because of her hijab.

 

Muslim student sues Conn. university, says she was harassed, falsely accused of terrorism

Washington Post 12 January 2012

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Muslim woman is suing the University of Bridgeport, alleging that the school failed to investigate her claims that a fellow student sexually harassed her and instead retaliated

 

Video: Muslim leader's classroom visit sparks controversy

wtsp.com 12 January 2012
By Isabel Mascarenas

Tampa, Florida - Hassan Shibly, the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, says he has one goal when speaking before a group: "We hope by clearing up these misconceptions, we can build a healthier, safer community."

 

Genocide-Denial Bill Rocks Turkish-French Relations

The National Interest 12 January 2012
By Benny Morris

A while back, Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that his country had embarked on a foreign policy based on "zero problems with our neighbors." But it would seem that Turkey's

 

Good Grief: Charlie Brown, Jihadist

FrontPage Magazine 12 January 2012
By Mark Tapson

Over the Christmas holiday, comedian Denis Leary? – known for rapid-fire, politically incorrect standup rants – revived a several-years-old three-minute video from his production company by linking to it on the social network Twitter. The animated video, called "Merry F***ing Christmas,” is a parody of the long-running, annual Christmas special featuring Charlie Brown? and his "Peanuts” gang.  In the course of it, Leary makes a couple of jokes at Christianity’s expense and even takes a potshot at Scientologist actor Tom Cruise’s well-known contempt for the psychiatric profession. But the primary target of Leary’s Christmas satire is, unusually, Islam.

 

Salmond's dangerous corporatism exposed

The Spectator 12 January 2012
By Fraser Nelson

How would an independent Scotland have fared during the crash? Given that the liabilities for RBS alone represent 2,500 per cent of Scotland's economic output, it's a difficult question for Alex

 

Turkey to help rebuild mosques in Gaza Strip

Hurriyet Daily News 12 January 2012

Turkey will help Palestinians in the Gaza Strip repair mosques damaged in Israeli strikes and rebuild those torn down, the head of the Religious Affairs Directorate Mehmet Görmez said

 

Indian politicians woo Muslim vote

People of Shambhala 12 January 2012

Political parties in Uttar Pradesh are wooing the Muslim vote as the northern Indian state heads to the polls. Congress leader Digvijaya Singh "raked up" the arrest of Islamist terrorists in the

 

'Hezbollah, Iran providing weaponry to Assad'

Jerusalem Post 12 January 2012
By YAAKOV KATZ

Iran and Hezbollah are actively assisting Syrian President Bashar Assad and providing him with weaponry as part of an effort to ensure that he survives in the face of growing resistance and protests, head of Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday.

Kochavi spoke at the graduation ceremony for IDF intelligence officers.

 

Video: Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, in Visit to Tunisia: We Shall Not Relinquish Palestine from...

MEMRI 12 January 2012

Following are excerpts from footage of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya's visit to Tunisia, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV and was posted on the Internet on January 5-10, 2012.

 

Somalia Militants Flogging Woman Over Christian Conversion

Worthy Christian News 12 January 2012

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – A Somali woman, who converted from Islam to Christianity, was nursing her injuries Wednesday, January 11, after she was reportedly paraded before a cheering crowd

 

Radical Islamic sect leader vows more attacks in Nigeria

msn.com 12 January 2012
By Paul Ohia

Abuja, A leader of Nigeria''s fundamentalist Islamic sect Boko Haram has vowed to carry out more attacks on the country in a video message, challenging the authority of President

 

'Immigrants behind most rapes in Stavanger'

The Local 11 January 2012

An overwhelming majority of men convicted of rape in Stavanger in the last three years come from first and second-generation immigrant communities, a review of the city’s court rulings has shown.

In all, 18 rape judgments were handed down from 2009 to 2011 in the south-western city, according to a review carried out by state broadcaster NRK.

The cases involved 22 men, two of whom were cleared of rape charges.

 

ECHR awards Greek Cypriots damages due to Turkish occupation

Famagusta Gazette 11 January 2012

Turkey has been ordered to pay thousands of euro in damages to Greek Cypriots for violating their human right to peaceful enjoyment of their property in Cyprus northern Turkish occupied areas.

 

Immigrant homelessness on the rise in Sweden

The Local 11 January 2012
By Rebecca Martin

While there are fewer people sleeping rough in Sweden today, the total number of people in emergency housing or not qualifying on the ordinary housing market is rising, with those born outside of Sweden overrepresented among the homeless, according to fresh figures from the National Board of Health and Welfare.

"It shows that the government’s strategies to combat homelessness have had no effect and haven't changed the situation for these people,” said Marika Markovits, head of Swedish charity Stockholms Stadsmission to news agency TT.

 

Afghan man charged by Germany with recruiting for al-Qaida

The Washington Post 11 January 2012

BERLIN — German prosecutors say they have charged a 22-year-old Afghan man with recruiting for the al-Qaida and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organizations.

 

Norwegian Prime Minister Slams Turkey Over Free Press

Stonegate Institute 11 January 2012

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has praised Turkey's democratic progress, but questioned respect for free speech and media freedoms, joining mounting international misgivings over

 

France Expels Record Number of Illegal Immigrants

ABC News 11 January 2012
By SYLVIE CORBET

President Nicolas Sarkozy's government has made a play for the anti-immigrant voters who may determine whether he wins a second term, saying Tuesday that France had booted out more illegal migrants in the past year than ever before.

 

Indian Muslims try to Block Salman Rushie's Visa

Islamic leaders in India are trying to prevent author Salman Rushdie from entering the country for a literature festival. Rushdie, who was famously given a fatwa sentence by Iran's Ayatollah

 

Muslim mother breaks down in court as she is quizzed over honor killings of her three children and husband's first wife

Daily Mail 11 January 2012

A mother accused of murdering three of her daughters and her husband’s first wife in an honor killing broke down in tears while testifying today in an Ontario court. Tooba Mohammad Yahya, 41, is

 

Muslims posted 'nasty and frightening' anti-gay leaflets demanding homosexuals 'turn or burn'

Telegraph.co.uk 11 January 2012
By Nick Britten

The men posted leaflets, with titles including "Turn or Burn”, "God abhors you” and "The Death Penalty?”, through doors and handed them out at a mosque, calling for the death penalty to be introduced

 
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