Egyptian artist defies Islamic extremism by posting nude self-photos on web

mid-day.com 17 November 2011

A 20-year-old Egyptian blogger has defied Islamic prudes in her country by posting nude photographs of herself on the Internet "I have the right to live freely in any place. I feel happy and self

 

Kuwaiti held after Ethiopian maid beaten to death

Emirates 24/7 17 November 2011

A Kuwaiti citizen has been arrested for allegedly beating his Ethiopian housekeeper to death, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Tuesday. Citing legal sources, Al-Jarida daily said the man, who was

 

Tunisia's Islamists hail arrival of the 'sixth caliphate'

telegraph.co.uk 17 November 2011
By Jonathan Mitchell

Hamadi Jebeli, secretary-general of Ennahda, the moderate Islamist party which romped to victory in last month's elections, told a rally in the city of Sousse: "My brothers, you are at a historic

 

Afghan Christians in Danger At Home and Abroad

AINA 17 November 2011
By Aidan Clay

The following urgent message from Obaid S. Christ, an Afghan Christian living in New Delhi, arrived in my inbox two weeks ago: "I just received a warning call from a person who introduced himself

 

This is Sparta!

British Freedom 16 November 2011
By Bran ap Maelor

Immigration criteria? Why is immigration into Europe tolerated at all? Let’s look at the logic of accepting immigrants. One of the favourite excuses proffered is to attract ‘skilled’ or ‘wealthy’ immigrants who will boost the economy – really? Let us suppose we are facing a shortage of brain surgeons, what to do? There are two obvious choices; either train our own people to do the job or import ‘skilled’ foreigners.

 

Austrian Returns, Unrepentant, to Online Jihad

NYTimes.com 16 November 2011
By SOUAD MEKHENNET

VIENNA — Mohamed Mahmoud, a 26-year-old Austrian, wears a traditional white tunic and a light-brown hat and keeps his hair long, as is the tradition in the Pashtun tribal areas of Pakistan and

 

Marched down the aisle

The Local.de 16 November 2011

Thousands of forced marriages take place in Germany each year. Many involve German citizens but society continues to look the other way, comments Cigdem Akyol from ZEIT ONLINE.According to a marriage

 

Four men arrested over Birmingham 'suicide plot'

telegraph.co.uk 16 November 2011
By Duncan Gardham

The four men – three aged 19 and one aged 24 - are accused of raising funds for terrorism and travelling to Pakistan for terrorist training. The men were arrested in connection with a "major

 

Three Birmingham Teenagers Arrested in Terror Probe

International Business Times 16 November 2011
By Tom Nicolson

Four men, including three teenagers, have been arrested in Birmingham under the Terrorism Act as a part of a major terror probe in the region. Police from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit

 

Dutch Supreme Court Reduces Terrorist's Sentence

ABC News 16 November 2011

The Netherlands' Supreme Court Tuesday slightly reduced the sentence of an Islamic radical convicted of recruiting and indoctrinating young Muslims for his group that plotted terrorist

 

Denmark 'Muhammad cartoon plot' trial begins in Norway

BBC News 16 November 2011

Three men accused of plotting to carry out an attack on the offices of a Danish newspaper which printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have pleaded not guilty at their trial in Norway. The

 

New arrivals can borrow €10,000 to pay for integration courses

DutchNews.nl 16 November 2011

New arrivals to the Netherlands will be able to borrow up to €10,000 in a soft loan to pay for their compulsory integration (inburgering) course, the government has decided. Immigrants will have

 

Islamic Da Vinci Code: Is Christian Symbolism Hidden In Cologne’s New Mosque?

Worldcrunch 16 November 2011
By Lucas Wiegelmann

COLOGNE – Christianity’s waning relevance in modern Europe is well documented. But even as church pews remain empty, there is an odd twist unfolding in Cologne, a city rich in Catholic history, where

 

Norway bomb trial begins

IOL News 16 November 2011
By Walter Gibbs

Oslo - Three Norwegians accused of plotting, with al-Qaeda's help, to bomb a Danish newspaper for printing cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad, pleaded not guilty to the charges in court on

 

Video: Stakelbeck on Terror Show: Filmmakers Take on Radical Islam

CBN News 16 November 2011
By Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, I sit down with Alex Traiman, writer and director of the blockbuster documentary "Iranium" and Harold Rhode, a former foreign affairs specialist at the Department of Defense who's featured in the film.

 
 

Egyptian Blogger Poses Nude to Protest Islamic Extremism

International Business Times 16 November 2011
By Gianluca Mezzofiore

An Egyptian blogger posed naked in a series of pictures published on Twitter under her real name sparking mixed reactions among her followers. Some praised her move, while others left outraged

 

Egypt Falls into Darkness

FrontPage Magazine 16 November 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

Rebuilding the Library of Alexandria some 1300 hundred years after its final destruction at the hands of its Islamic conquerors in a country where blasphemy against Islam is still a crime was always

 

Springtime! Tunisia's next leader goes full Islamist

Elder of Ziyon 16 November 2011

Hang onto your hats; there's a lot in this small article. From Tunisia Live: Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda invited Houda Naim, a Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council based

 

Iranian Students Form Human Shield Around Nuclear Site

Students demonstrating against the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear sites have formed a human shield around the uranium enrichment plant near Isfahan, reports Israeli newspaper

 

Muslim Brotherhood: Only "Drunks, Druggies, and Adulterers” Reject Sharia

Jihad Watch 16 November 2011

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood just made a few assertions that have ruffled the nation’s secular and Christian populace. At a conference attended by some 5,000, Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader, Dr.

 

Video: Egyptian Presidential Candidate Praises bin Laden as a Martyr

Translating Jihad 16 November 2011
By translatingjihad

According to the Weekly Standard, the man featured in the clip above, Egyptian candidate for president Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, "may well follow Mubarak as Egypt's first Islamist president." If so then this video clip--which was posted on YouTube on 4 August, and later reported on in several Arab media outlets--might give us a frightening glimpse into what kind of partner in the War on Terror the new Egyptian regime will be.

 

Sharia warning

The Australian 16 November 2011

THE decision by judge Michael Kent ("Judge rules against mother, and sharia law, on custody", 14/11) confirms that sharia law is neither fair nor balanced and is not consistent with Australian legal

 

'All-American Muslim' Misleads on Islam

Human Events 16 November 2011
By Robert Spencer

TLC’s much-ballyhooed All-American Muslim reality show makes its agenda clear in its opening sequences: shots of a hijabbed girl roller-skating, Muslims dancing at a wedding, an American flag waving

 

Bank Islam to expand operations to Indonesia and Bangladesh

BorneoPost Online 16 November 2011

PASIR PUTEH: Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd (Bank Islam) plans to expand its operations overseas especially to countries where there is a majority of Muslims. Its managing director Datuk Seri Zukri Samat

 

Tunisian activists warn about women's rights backslide

Magharebia.com 16 November 2011
By Houda Trabelsi

The Islamist electoral triumph may have emboldened Salafists to try to impose their mores on Tunisia's public life, some observers note. The number of attacks on individual freedoms has

 

UK: Four misunderstanders of Islam arrested in jihad terror raids

Jihad Watch 16 November 2011

The only hint in this standard politically correct report that these arrests involved Misunderstanders of Islam is the note that they're suspected of "travelling to Pakistan to undertake terrorist

 

Islamic scholar jailed four years for attempting to sell boy

next 16 November 2011

A self acclaimed Islamic scholar, Adamu Alkali of Paiko in Pakoro local government area of Niger State, has been arraigned before a Minna Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to sell an

 

Texas Muslim Barry Walter Bujol Convicted on Terrorism Charges

Answering Muslims 16 November 2011

Doesn't this guy watch ABC News? Doesn't he watch TLC? I don't get it. We keep telling Muslims that their religion is peaceful and tolerant, but they just won't listen! It almost seems as if Muslims

 

The Dangers of Legitimizing Muslim Grievances

Canada Free Press 15 November 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

There is no surer path to Muslim violence than through the legitimization of Muslim grievance. And once you accept the legitimacy of the grievance, then you are also bound to accept the legitimacy of the violence that follows.

Violence begins with grievance. Grievance is the pretext for violence and the narrative for the violence. Liberals make a fetish of separating the grievance from the violence, emphasizing constructive means of resolving the grievance. But what do you do when the grievance and the violence are inseparable?

 
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