Obedient Wives Club invites controversy again

asiaone.com 26 January 2012

THE Obedient Wives Club (OWC) is courting controversy with its unusual campaign to honour the Prophet Muhammad's birthday on Feb 5, or 12th Rabiul Awal in the Islamic calendar. The campaign


Video: Muslim extremists storm Irshad's book launch in Amsterdam

RichardDawkins.net 25 January 2012

In Amsterdam, 22 jihadis stormed my book launch, ordered my execution and threatened to break my neck. Police arrested two men and found a third with a loaded machine gun at home. They're members of "Sharia4Belgium," an international network with cells in most of the countries I'll be visiting in the next 6 months.


'Despicable' police officer who raped girl, seven, is jailed for 18 years

Daily Mail 25 January 2012
By Ted Thornhill

A policeman was starting an 18-year jail sentence today for sex abuse which a judge described as one of the ‘most despicable’ cases he had ever heard.


Will An International Blasphemy Law Hurt The Interests Of Muslim Minorities In The United Kingdom?

Liberties Alliance 25 January 2012

In a world that is contemplating international blasphemy laws that will lead to the suppression of free speech cries of ‘heretic’ (and even allusions to it) are very alarming.  We have had our share of that sort of thing historically in the West and it would be unacceptable for our societies to move back in that direction.


Law to ban burkas highly criticised by government advisors

DutchNews.nl 25 January 2012

Draft legislation aimed at banning burkas in the Netherlands has been heavily criticised by the government’s most important advisory body and needs significant amendments, news agency ANP reports,


Muslim airline pilot 'sacked because of religion'

Asian Image 25 January 2012

A Muslim airline pilot who was sacked after links were discovered to two suspected terrorists told an employment tribunal today that an "air of suspicion" had been created around him because of his


Germany /Islam-Finance: Deutsche Bank awarded for its Islamic Finance business

IINA 25 January 2012

BERLIN - Deutsche Bank has won Islamic Finance news "Best Islamic Trustee/Custodian 2011” Award. In addition, Deutsche Bank received the awards for "Project Finance Deal of the


France ignores Turk threats, vows genocide law in two weeks

Expatica the Netherlands 25 January 2012

France on Tuesday brushed off angry threats of retaliation by Turkey and vowed to enforce within a fortnight a new law banning denial of the Armenian genocide.

The French Senate on Monday approved the measure which threatens with jail anyone in France who denies that the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turk forces amounted to genocide.


Bin Laden's 'right-hand man' Abu Qatada could be free to walk streets of Britain in days

Daily Mail 25 January 2012
By David Richards

A radical Muslim cleric accused of posing a grave threat to Britain's national security could walk free in days, a tribunal has heard. Abu Qatada, once described as 'Osama bin Laden's right-hand


Video: Islam - The Religion Of Perverted Sex

Right Side News 25 January 2012
By Barry Shaw

Engaging in their own form of Stockholm Syndrome, most Muslim women publicly defend the very laws that enslave them. They actually justify the evil misogynistic rules of Islam and say it is for the betterment of the Muslim women. Many Muslims claim that "Islam honors women,” just as they claim that Islam is a "Religion of Peace.” The truth however, is just the opposite.


Turkey's Erdogan lambasts France on genocide law

Reuters 25 January 2012
By Jonathon Burch and Tulay Karadeniz

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan attacked the French parliament on Tuesday for passing a "discriminatory and racist" bill which makes it illegal to deny the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman


Could Britain have tried Saif Gaddafi? - on the limits of universal jurisdiction

openDemocracy 25 January 2012
By Geoffrey Bindman

The arrest of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the now deceased Colonel, prompts the question: where should his trial take place? The arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court for


The Unlearned Lessons of Daniel Pearl’s Murder

FrontPage Magazine 25 January 2012
By Bruce Thornton

Ten years ago this week, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan, after he had been lured into what he thought was an interview with Sheikh Mubarak


If someone tries to shut you up, talk louder: Rushdie

Rediff.com News 25 January 2012

The raging controversy over author Salman Rushdie's visit to the Jaipur literary festival and the abrupt cancellation of a video link with the writer at the last minute on Tuesday


Sharia is good for women, claims Muslim lawyer

The Christian Institute 25 January 2012

"Sharia law itself is inherently positive towards women”, the head of a law firm’s new Sharia division has claimed. The comment coincides with a Bill before Parliament which seeks to tackle the


IDF chief warns Hezbollah on overseas terror plots

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 25 January 2012

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that Hezbollah and other terrorist groups are trying to conduct attacks against Israeli targets overseas. "During this


Persecution of Christians Rising in Islamic Countries

CBN News 25 January 2012
By Tzippe Barrow

JERUSALEM, Israel -- With Islamists poised to take over governments overthrown during the "Arab spring," Christians and other minorities may soon be subject to Sharia (Islamic) law.

Some say assurance by Islamist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafis, and Ennahda, that non-Muslims would not be mistreated under Sharia is, at best, questionable.


Ban burkas for public servants, Muslim group says

The Sudbury Star 25 January 2012

TORONTO -- A Muslim group is urging Canada's immigration minister to extend his recent burka ban beyond the citizenship courts. The Muslim Canadian Congress honoured Jason Kenney at a hotel in


Egyptian Sheikh: Driving a Chevy is Haram

NOW LEBANON 25 January 2012
By Angie Nassar

"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world..." A Salafi sheikh in Egypt has reportedly issued a fatwa that buying [or driving] a Chevrolet vehicle is haram because the American brand’s logo


Video: Texas community concerned about first mosque opening in Longview

Chron.com blog 25 January 2012
By Kate Shellnutt

The Islamic Centre of Longview, Texas, is excited to open the city’s first mosque building, but neighbors are less enthusiastic and voicing their opposition to their plans, CBS affiliate KYTX reported.


'Islam Is Islam, And That's It'

Family Security Matters 25 January 2012
By Andrew C. McCarthy

The tumult indelibly dubbed "the Arab Spring” in the West, by the credulous and the calculating alike, is easier to understand once you grasp two basics. First, the most important fact in the Arab world — as well as in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other neighboring non-Arab territories — is Islam. It is not poverty, illiteracy, or the lack of modern democratic institutions. These, like anti-Semitism, anti-Americanism, and an insular propensity to buy into conspiracy theories featuring infidel villains, are effects of Islam’s regional hegemony and supremacist tendency, not causes of it. One need not be led to that which pervades the air one breathes.


Supporters of Taliban peace talks are delusional

The Daily Caller 25 January 2012
By Patrick Knapp

When a YouTube video featuring Marines urinating on Taliban corpses surfaced earlier this month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta responded quickly and clearly: "I condemn it in the strongest possible


Female circumcision fear as fundamentalists roll back women's rights

Sydney Morning Herald 25 January 2012

Maldives women face more repression under a rising tide of religious fundamentalism, reports Ben Doherty from Male. When the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, visited


Hezbollah Comes And Goes

Strategy Page 25 January 2012

Iran backed Lebanese Islamic terror group Hezbollah has been found to have a support operation in Thailand. While local Jewish targets had been studied, Hezbollah was apparently using Thailand mainly


Cape Town Muslims demand halaal answers

The New Age Online 25 January 2012

Protesters in Athlone, Cape Town, demanded public access on Tuesday to the processes the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) follows in declaring meat halaal. The small group, some of whom are People


South Africa all set to introduce Islamic Bonds

unmid.com 25 January 2012

Johannesburg: Plans by South Africa’s National Treasury to introduce Islamic bonds are gaining a strong support in the African country, amid expectations the move would help boost the state’s


Suspected adviser held

The Daily Star 25 January 2012
By Dr Golam Haider Rasul

A physician of a reputed hospital was arrested from the capital's Uttara in the early hours of yesterday on suspicion of being a policymaker of banned militant Islamist organisation Hizb-ut-Tahrir


Immigation does keep Britons out of jobs, government committee admits

Telegraph.co.uk 24 January 2012
By Tom Whitehead

A Briton is "displaced” from the labour market for every four extra migrants from outside the EU that arrive in the UK, the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac) concluded. The report is the first


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

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