Luxembourg boosts role as Europe's Islamic finance centre

Expatica 12 October 2011

Qatar's royal family made a splash in Luxembourg on Monday with deals to buy two banks in a sign of the Gulf state's desire to make the Grand Duchy an Islamic financial centre in Europe. Hours


Turkish Dutch set to claim back integration course costs 12 October 2011

Thousands of Turkish nationals are set to claim back the cost of integration courses from the Dutch state, now that the compulsory classes have been ruled illegal, the Financieele Dagblad reports on


Britiain’s Jihadist Networks

HSToday  12 October 2011
By Raffaello Pantucci

Western jihadism may have suffered a serious blow with the deaths of Anwar Al Awlaki and Samir Khan, but the war in the United Kingdom to counter terrorist networks continues. In the week prior to


School board resigns over migrant plan

Radio Netherlands 12 October 2011

A school board in the town of Ede resigned after its plan to strictly limit the number of migrant children admitted to one of its primary schools sparked a public outcry. The Proominent


Netherlands: Lawyer proposes legalizing 'symbolic' female circumcision

Islam in Europe 12 October 2011

Wouter Limborgh, a criminal lawyer, proposes in his doctoral thesis to legalize a minor or symbolic female circumcision under medical supervision. The consequences for the girl in such a procedure


A Muslim Life of Brian? No way, says Python 12 October 2011
By Elisa Roche

COMEDIAN Terry Jones has admitted that he and his Monty Python colleagues would be "frightened” and "think twice” before poking fun at Muslims in today’s politically correct climate. The Life Of


Cyprus DM: measures taken to counteract Turkish threats 12 October 2011

Minister of Defence Demetris Eliades has stated that all measures are being taken on a diplomatic, political and military level to deal with developments in the Eastern Mediterranean and counteract


PvdA Blames Immigration on Rightwing Parties

Dutch News 12 October 2011

THE HAGUE - The mass immigration of Turks and Moroccans was the result of rightwing policy, and it is also the rightwing parties that are now responsible an influx of badly-integrated East


New religion textbook for Muslim schoolchildren

Helsingin Sanomat 12 October 2011
By Pauliina Grönholm

”Al salamu alaikum! How do we answer that?” asks religion teacher Suaad Onniselkä. "Wa alaikum al salam”, the pupils answer in unison. "This is how we wish each other peace. We don’t just say


Video: Egyptian Soldiers Shoot at Coptic Protesters in Cairo

Gates of Vienna 12 October 2011

This brief clip is from an Arabic-language report about the violent riots in Cairo on Sunday night, when Coptic protesters were attacked by the military, the police, and a Muslim mob. It shows a


The Egyptian Military's Crimes Against Humanity

Hudson New York 12 October 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim

Sunday, the Egyptian military opened fire on thousands of Christians protesting in Maspero, Cairo. In the words of one Christian eyewitness, armored vehicles "came at great speed and drove into the


Obama Administration Rejects Anti-Islamist Muslim

FrontPage Magazine 12 October 2011
By Ryan Mauro

Fifteen months ago, an anti-Islamist Muslim named Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser was nominated to join the State Department’s Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. As a devout Muslim who has courageously


WISCONSIN man beaten with a tire iron by a Muslim for allegedly insulting Islam

Bare Naked Islam 12 October 2011

A 47-year-old Wausau, Wisconsin, man was violently beaten with a tire iron and hospitalized. Witnesses claim that the attack occurred after he was involved in an argument over the Islamic


Iranian actress sentenced to 90 lashes for her role in Australian film

Channel 6 News Online 12 October 2011

SYDNEY -- An Iranian actress has been sentenced to one year in prison and 90 lashes for her role in an Australian film, media reports said on Tuesday, days after a student activist was


Mainstream double standards against Israel

Jewish Tribune 12 October 2011
By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

The use of double standards against Israel has permeated large parts of the world’s mainstream. It can be found at the United Nations, among governments including Western ones, in major media,


Sberbank Studying Turkish Bank Details

The Moscow Time 12 October 2011
By Howard Amos

Sberbank head German Gref said Tuesday that the country's biggest lender was not in talks to buy Denizbank, the Turkish arm of troubled European bank Dexia. But he admitted that Sberbank had


Moroccan imams protest government control

WTOP 12 October 2011

RABAT, Morocco - Dozens of preachers from mosques across Morocco protested Monday in the capital over tight controls on their preaching, the first time such a demonstration has been allowed to


Underwear Bomber Goes On Trial

DETROIT - A Detroit courtroom was packed this morning as the trial of the so-called "Underwear Bomber" began. The first day of the trial began with an unexpected twist. The self-proclaimed


Jaffa Synagogue Firebombed 12 October 2011

No injuries or significant damage was reported after a molotov cocktail struck a Jaffa synagogue shortly after Yom Kippur Saturday evening. According to reports, the attack may have been in


Islamist Winds in Egypt? 'No Jews Allowed' at Holy Site

Israel National News 12 October 2011
By Maayana Miskin

The Arab Spring is turning into an Arab Winter for Israeli and Diaspora Jews. For the first time in recent history, Egypt has decided to completely bar Jews from visiting the tomb of Rabbi Yaakov


Kyrgyz district police to combat terrorism

Central Asia Online 12 October 2011
By Asker Sultanov

BISHKEK – Kyrgyzstan has decided to use district police in the fight against extremism and terrorism in addition to their day-to-day duties, and the OSCE has agreed to help train them. Kolbay


Maid held for casting "spell” on family

Emirates 24/7  12 October 2011

Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested an Indonesian housemaid for casting a magic spell on a local family and "turning its life upside down,” a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on


Wani tradition: 3 arrested for marrying infant to 24-year-old

The Express Tribune 12 October 2011
By Shamsul Islam

FAISALABAD: Kot Shakir police have arrested three men for solemising marriage of a one-year-old child who had earlier been declared wani by a panchayat in a Jhang village. Those arrested


Targetting Darwish

FrontPage Magazine 11 October 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

The recent conviction of the Irvine 11 was a reminder of how far the campus arms of the Muslim Brotherhood will go to silence dissenting speakers. For all their protestations during the trial, they don’t believe in free speech, what they believe in is a monopoly on campus speech.

Nonie Darwish, an ex-Muslim and an informed critic of Islam, has had her talks assailed by Brotherhood campus affiliates numerous times. In 2009, at Seattle University members of the Muslim Students Association did their best to disrupt a speech by Darwish.


French Suburbs Becoming 'Separate Islamic Societies'

Hudson New York 11 October 2011
By Soeren Kern

France's decrepit city suburbs are becoming 'separate Islamic societies' cut off from the state, according to a major new study that examines the spread of Islam in France.

Muslim immigrants are increasingly rejecting French values and identity and instead are immersing themselves in Islam, according to the report, which also warns that Islamic Sharia law is rapidly displacing French civil law in many parts of suburban Paris.


Video: 9/11 Reflected 11 October 2011
By Diana West

On September 8, 2011, I joined Peter Brookes, Senior Fellow for National Security Affairs at the Heritage Foundation and John David Lewis, Visiting Associate Professor at Duke University at the National Press Club to discuss the tenth anniversary of 9/11 on a panel titled "The Islamist Threat: From Af-Pak to Jyllands-Posten and Times Square." The event was moderated by Elan Journo, Fellow and Director of Policy Research at Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. My segment begins around the 27 minute mark.


Major Swiss Companies Submit to Islam: Remove Cross-Shaped Swiss Flag from Their Products

Atlas Shrugs 11 October 2011

Switzerland's leading companies have removed Switzerland's cross-shaped flag from their products for the Islamic market. Swatch, Tissot and Victorinox logos, as iconic of their brand as NIKE"s check


Hertz suspends Muslim shuttle drivers

ACT! for America 11 October 2011

Once again we witness a group of Muslims demanding special accommodations not afforded to anyone else. In the MSNBC story below (highlights added), we read that Hertz suspended Muslim shuttle


Video: Forced marriages could become a criminal offence under new immigration plans 11 October 2011
By James Kirkup

Mr Cameron announced he was making it a criminal offence to breach an order issued by the courts to prevent a forced marriage and he has asked Home Secretary Theresa May to consult on whether the practice should be made an offence in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Video: Germany's Political Correctness Losing Grip on Culture

Christian Broadcasting Network 11 October 2011
By Dale Hurd

COLOGNE, Germany -- America has plenty of political correctness, but nothing like Germany, where political correctness has ruled the culture. But there are signs things are changing. Eva Herman was once Germany's face on the nightly news. She was voted Germany's favorite television news anchor in 2003.

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