Bulgaria's Ex-Chief Mufti Sentenced for Libel

Novinite.com 4 January 2012

Nedim Gendzhev, the former Chief Mufti of Bulgaria's Muslim community, was sentenced for libel by the District Court in the Bulgarian city of Kardzhali on Tuesday. Gendzhev has to pay BGN 2000 to

 

Radical Islamist group threatens France

News24 4 January 2012

Bamako - The Mauritanian Hamada Ould Mohamed Kheirou, presumed leader of an armed Islamist group active in west Africa, has again threatened France with war in a video seen Tuesday by an AFP

 

CAIR Tries to Blame Anti-Islamist Website for NYC Attacks

Family Security Matters 4 January 2012

Arson attacks are always worrying events. When firebombs are thrown at homes, even when they are only intended to scare people, it is easy for the flames to get out of control and for family members

 

Spencer: Islamic supremacism not slowing down

OneNewsNow.com 4 January 2012
By Chad Groening

A bestselling author and expert on terrorism predicts the advances in Islamic supremacy seen in 2011 will continue in 2012. Two Memphis-area Islamic clerics recently filed suit against Delta

 

Video: Three Stages of Jihad

Answering Muslims 3 January 2012

For more on the stages of Jihad, see: Sam Shamoun, "Is Islam a Religion of Peace?"; Rev. Richard P. Bailey, "Jihad: The Teaching of Islam from Its Primary Sources"; Shaykh Ibn Humaid, "Jihad in the Qur'an and Sunnah"

 

Muslims in Vantaa to be given swimming lessons behind closed curtains

Helsingin Sanomat 3 January 2012

The Martinlaakso swimming pool in Vantaa will begin swimming lessons for Muslims next spring. For this purpose, the hall’s windows have been covered with curtains. The swimming classes have

 

Circumcision assault case brings fine – conviction but no punishment for parents

Helsingin Sanomat 3 January 2012

Helsinki District Court imposed a fine on a man convicted of assault and battery on Friday for performing circumcisions on two Muslim boys. The parents of the boys were convicted of incitement to

 

Jihad plotting persists in mosques

Human Events 3 January 2012
By Robert Spencer

It is now official U.S. Government policy that Islam has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism, and that therefore any examination of the stated motives and goals of Islamic jihad terrorists

 

A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of the West

FrontPage Magazine 3 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

Ibn Warraq? is the pseudonymous, Pakistani-born author of the modern classic Why I Am Not a Muslim and the writer or editor of several other estimable books about Muhammed, the Koran, Islamic culture, Muslim apostates, and Western civilization. Surely few people know as much as he does about both the West and Islam. Therefore I was more than eager to read his new book, Why the West Is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy.

Naturally, I expected something wise and incisive and steeped in learning – and I wasn’t disappointed. But what I hadn’t counted on was how fresh, original, delightfully inspired, and emotionally stirring Warraq’s approach to his topic would be. Take his first chapter, which is about New York, a city he views as "a testament to the robustness of Western culture and to its welcoming catholicity.” Warraq’s goal here is to help us to see a Western metropolis through the eyes of a person from, say, the Islamic world, and thus recognize the magnificence of things so familiar to us that we may take them for granted.

 

Hamas leader gets hero’s welcome in Turkey

Washington Times 3 January 2012
By Ben Birnbaum

ISTANBUL The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip received a hero’s welcome here Monday as he visited the ship where nine Turks were killed during an attempt to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza in

 

Anti-Islam pamphlet concern

The Canberra Times 3 January 2012
By LARISSA NICHOLSON

Leaders of Canberra's Muslim community were surprised and saddened by offensive anti-Islamic pamphlets distributed to homes throughout Queanbeyan over the Christmas holidays. Householders in

 

Parties must stop playing politics over Muslim quota

India Today 3 January 2012

Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh's promise that his party will provide the Muslim community six to eight per cent reservation in government jobs if it comes to power in Uttar Pradesh is

 

Video:Tommy Robinson on Michael Coren (Again)

Gates of Vienna 3 January 2012

Tommy Robinson, the leader of the English Defence League, appeared on Michael Coren’s program tonight on SUN TV. As you can see, Tommy still has his shiner, and during his interview he goes into some detail explaining what happened to him in Luton that night just before Christmas.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

 

France says only 6 women fined for wearing forbidden veil in 8 months since law passed

Washington Post 3 January 2012

PARIS — France’s interior minister says that since a ban on face-covering Islamic veils took effect in April only six women have been convicted and fined. Claude Gueant said in an interview with

 

NYPD investigates firebomb attacks on Muslims, Hindus

msnbc.com 3 January 2012

NEW YORK — While members of an Islamic cultural center gathered for a Sunday evening dinner, a Molotov cocktail hurled by an unknown assailant and made from a Starbucks bottle burst and shattered

 

Egypt: Islam: One year after the massacre of Christians in Alexandria, Egypt seeks a way forward

EnerPub 3 January 2012

One year has passed since the terrible massacre in the Church of the Two Saints, in Alexandria on New Year’s eve last year, which left more than twenty dead and a hundred wounded. One year later the

 

France's Tottery Effort to Reverse Creeping Islamization

Hudson New York 3 January 2012
By Soeren Kern

Muslim immigrants will find it more difficult to obtain French citizenship from now on.

New citizenship rules that entered into effect on January 1, 2012 will require all applicants to pass exams on French culture and history and also to prove that their French language skills are equivalent to those of a 15-year-old native speaker. Moreover, candidates seeking French citizenship will be required to pledge allegiance to "French values."

 

Crowd fights Chinese police at mosque demolition

Tuscaloosa News 3 January 2012
By JOE McDONALD

A crowd of Muslims fought with police who demolished a mosque in China's northwest, a police employee and a human rights group said Monday. The violence erupted Friday in Hexi, a town in the

 

Israel Killed Fewer Civilians in Military Operations Than Others, Including the US

Canada Free Press 3 January 2012
By Warner Todd Huston

The last decade or so we’ve assigned a euphemism to the deaths of civilians in military operations; we’ve called it "collateral damage.” The fact is, though, that deaths of bystanders — purportedly

 

Obama’s Genocidal Mediator

FrontPage Magazine 3 January 2012
By Arnold Ahlert

The Obama administration, fresh from abandoning Iraq at a critical time in its post-war development, is apparently preparing to do the same thing in Afghanistan. According to a report published late

 

Many FGM/C Practices Hidden in Pakistan

Despite the fact that Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Pakistan is considered to be wiped out, victims, religious leaders and midwives say that it is still done and hidden from the public

 

Video: Islamist militants in Nigeria warn Christians to leave north within 3 days

CNN.com 3 January 2012
By Tim Lister

The militant Islamist group Boko Haram has issued an ultimatum giving Christians living in northern Nigeria three days to leave the area amid a rising tide of violence there. A Boko Haram spokesman, Abul Qaqa, also said late Sunday that Boko Haram fighters are ready to confront soldiers sent to the area under a state of emergency declared in parts of four states by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday.

 

Saudi Arabia enforces law that allows only women to work in lingerie and cosmetics shops

Daily Mail 3 January 2012
By Nick Enoch

Saudi Arabia's government announced today that it will begin enforcing a law that allows only females to work in women's lingerie and clothing stores, despite disapproval from the country's top

 

Morocco still without cabinet, row over Islamist minister

Monsters and Critics 3 January 2012
By Mohsin el-Hassouni and Sinikka Tarvainen

Rabat - A row between the palace and prime minister-designate Abdelilah Benkirane's Islamists has delayed the formation of Morocco's first Islamist government by more than a week. Officially,

 

Christian teen arrested in Egypt for allegedly posting Muhammad cartoons on Facebook

The Daily Caller 3 January 2012
By David Martosko

15-year-old Coptic Christian boy must remain in custody for at least 15 days while an investigation is conducted into whether he posted cartoons on Facebook depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The

 

'Father Christmas' stabbed to death

Emirates 24/7 3 January 2012

Attackers brutally stabbed to death a man dressed up as Father Christmas in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe, officials said on Monday. Dressed in the red robes of Father Frost -- the similarly-clad

 

Hezbollah warns Syria chaos could hit Lebanon

The Daily Star 3 January 2012

BEIRUT: A Hezbollah delegation warned after meeting Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Monday that the turmoil in Syria could spill over into Lebanon and called on rival Lebanese factions not to

 

Nude pictures land wife in jail... husband free

Emirates 24/7 3 January 2012

The Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal upheld the verdict of the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court which sentenced a woman to three months in jail for publishing indecent photos of herself on one of the websites,

 

Islamic preacher calls for ministry for 'promotion of virtue'

Al-Masry Al-Youm 3 January 2012

An Islamic preacher on Sunday called for the formation of a ministry to implement the teachings of Islam in schools, hospitals and in the street, similar to religious police in other

 

Dubai witchcraft and sorcery cases trebled in 2011

Emirates 24/7 3 January 2012
By Mohammed Al Sadafy

Witchcraft and sorcery cases in the emirate rose from two in 2010 to six in 2011, according to Lieutenant Colonel Salah Bu Aseebah, director of the Anti-Economic Crime Unit at the Criminal

 
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