New Open Europe briefing: EU banks could need up to €370bn in event of painful, but necessary eurozone debt restructuring

Open Europe 24 October 2011

The window of opportunity for stabilising, or even saving, the eurozone is closing quickly. As EU leaders gear up for a series of key meetings this week, Open Europe has published a new briefing looking at the short-term options available to the eurozone for tackling the most immediate crisis.

 

No Victory But Defeat

Canada Free Press 24 October 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

The most common justification for the Shalit deal is to wear it as a perverse badge of moral nobility. "What other country would exchange a thousand terrorists for one man.” This is a close cousin of the argument that says the United States treating terrorists with kid gloves proves that it is nobler than them. Both of these insufferable arguments are symptoms of the moral decline of civilization.

 

The many faces of grand Jihad

RenewAmerica 24 October 2011
By Tabitha Korol

Fourteen centuries after Muhammad, Muslims still despise the West, and they are willing to die to kill those who think and believe differently.

Muslims believe that only Jihad can reestablish a true Muslim state to abolish injustice and bring people into their God's service — by eradicating other political systems by the sword — to preach, restore the Caliphate and destroy their enemies, infidels and Jews. Raised by devout, doting families, many are taught 7th century masculine virtues, trained to feel isolated from their host society, develop a group mentality, and though not predisposed to do harm individually, they can perform monstrous acts collectively.

 

Obama Administration Bans the Truth About Islam and Jihad

FrontPage Magazine 24 October 2011
By Robert Spencer

It has been a long time coming, but the Obama Administration has now officially banned the truth. Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole declared Wednesday at a conference in Washington that he had

 
 

Libya: Sharia will be basis of legislation, all laws contradicting Islamic teaching will be nullified

Jihad Watch 24 October 2011

I tried to tell you. "Libya's transitional leader declares liberation," from AP, October 23 (thanks to all who sent this in): BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's transitional leader declared his

 

Turkey's About-Face Toward Islamist East

Townhall Conservative 24 October 2011
By Suzanne Fields

ISTANBUL -- A young American man with black hair and dark brown eyes checked into a small hotel in Cappadocia, where visitors to Turkey flock to see the famous lava formations carved into the

 

Copenhagen: Group calls for Shariah zones

Islam in Europe 24 October 2011

Copenhagen: Group calls for Shariah zonesVia Politiken: A small group of extremists wants to introduce patrolled Sharia zones in Denmark. A Danish group of Salafists calling themselves

 

Video: No Go Zones in Germany

Creeping Sharia 24 October 2011

No go zones are areas where non-Muslims, including the police, can not go due to Muslim intolerance and violence against non-Muslims. Hat tip Sheik Yer Mami.

 

Saudi "Propaganda Center" Sets Up Shop in Vienna

Hudson New York 24 October 2011
By Soeren Kern

Saudi Arabia is spearheading the establishment of a controversial new "interreligious and intercultural dialogue center" in the Austrian capital Vienna. The King Abdullah Center for

 

Ground Zero Mosque developer owns rat-infested slum with 400 violations, owes NYC $61,633 in fines, fees and taxes

Jihad Watch 24 October 2011

The mainstream media has lionized this deadbeat thug, and will no doubt continue to do so. But he continues to show the true, ugly face of the Ground Zero Mosque project. "Mosque developer can't take

 

Imam's on-air death threat 'not hate speech'

The Local 24 October 2011

It was not hate speech when Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) featured a programme in which a Somali imam called for all converts from Islam to be killed, the Swedish Chancellor

 
 

Al Qaeda audio seeks money in English

Money Jihad 24 October 2011

Remember this post from last year about Osama bin Laden’s desire to establish a global Islamic (front) charity and relief organization? At the time, Money Jihad urged the U.S. Treasury Department

 

Egyptian jailed for Facebook Islam insult

AFP 24 October 2011
By Samer al-Atrush

CAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced a man to three years in jail with hard labour on Saturday for insulting Islam in postings on Facebook, the official MENA news agency reported. The Cairo court

 

European aid workers kidnapped in Algeria

Telegraph.co.uk 24 October 2011

Three European aid workers – two Spanish and an Italian – at a refugee camp in western Algeria have been kidnapped by suspected al-Qaeda-linked separatist militants. A colleague of one of the

 

The Justice Department and the Islamists

Family Security Matters 24 October 2011
By Andrew McCarthy

At the Daily Caller, Neil Munro has an important report this morning about the Obama Justice Department’s continued outreach to Islamist organizations. Ken Timmerman adds further context, relating

 

Muslim women should have sex with 72 men: Taslima Nasreen

samaylive.com 24 October 2011

The controversial Bangladeshi writer, Taslima Nasreen, once again triggered the fresh controversy. Taslima's fresh and wired remark over Muslim women has sparked off controversy and debate as

 

Libya NTC head Jalil pledges to uphold Islamic law

Reuters 24 October 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya - Libya's National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil kneeled in prayer after taking the stand in a celebration of liberation on Sunday after 42 years of

 

Irish mother rescues kidnapped daughter from Syria

Irish News 24 October 2011
By CATHY HAYES

Louise Monaghan, who risked her life to rescue her six-year-old daughter from Syria, has said that people-smugglers helped them escape the war-torn country. The 36-year-old mother rescued her

 

Video: Geller interviewed on Hyatt’s submission to Islam

Creeping Sharia 24 October 2011

via Atlas Shrugs on Canada’s Sun TV.

 

Montreal: Moderate Muslim activist charged with trying to export assault rifle parts to Lebanon

Jihad Watch 24 October 2011

"Mouna Diab was once active in a Quebec youth group that fought discrimination against Muslims by challenging the stereotypes that too often associate them with violence and terror." But it appears

 

Sudbury man's terror trial begins today

The MetroWest Daily News 24 October 2011
By By Ian B. Murphy

Jury selection is scheduled to start today in the federal government's case against Sudbury resident Tarek Mehanna, a man prosecutors say was planning terrorist actions against the U.S. Mehanna

 

British troops offer glimpse of life on the Afghan frontline

Expatica 24 October 2011

On small pieces of paper, some covered in sand, British soldiers in Afghanistan have set out their hopes, fears and everyday musings for a new exhibition which paints a picture of modern

 

Video: Labour Councillor Wants Birmingham Demonstration Banned

On 22nd October, EDL Leader Tommy Robinson appeared on BBC Radio West Midlands to respond to Labour Councillor Waseem Zafar, who has written to the Home Secretary asking her to ban the upcoming EDL demonstration in Birmingham.

 

Libya's new path heads toward Islamic law

Seattle Times Newspaper 24 October 2011

BENGHAZI, Libya — Less than a week after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed, the leader of Libya's transitional government declared to thousands of revelers in a crowded square Sunday that Libya's

 

Terror stabbing in Jerusalem; result of Shalit deal?

israel today 24 October 2011
By Ryan Jones

A Palestinian Arab man stabbed and seriously wounded a 17-year-old Jewish boy in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot on Saturday afternoon. Some say the attack is the direct result of Israel

 

Number of terrorist websites has exploded (pun intended)

Act! for America 24 October 2011

You can help stop sharia law in your state. Please click here to read and sign the support petition! Join the over 13,000 who have already signed. Soon we’ll start posting total number of signers

 

Leftists’ ‘Innocent Arab Farmer’ a Serial Rapist

Israel National News 24 October 2011
By Maayana Miskin

Police are investigating an incident in which activists from the far political left attempted to smuggle a dangerous rapist into a small Israeli community on the pretext that he was an innocent Arab

 

"We Do Not Want Intellectuals”

Gates of Vienna 24 October 2011

My acquaintance with the nature of Islamic fundamentalism began thirty years ago when I first read Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey by V.S. Naipaul. I’m now in the process of rereading the

 
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