Turkey: we want to pray in Hagia Sophia, Muslim activists say

ANSAmed 17 May 2012

ANKARA - A group of Turkish Muslim activists today asked the government of conservative Islamic Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan to make the Hagia Sophia a place for Islamic prayer again, as


France's Islamist Powder Keg

AINA (press release) 17 May 2012
By Joseph A. Harriss

From the first intelligence surveillance to the final shootout, France's clumsy handling of its spate of Islamic terrorism in March was a case study in how not to deal with a jihadist. With the largest Muslim community in Europe--nearly 10 percent of the population--and thousands of young Frenchmen going to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Yemen on the pretext of studying the Koran, it does not bode well for the country's domestic tranquility.


Italy: Police impound €20mln tourist development from Gaddafi family

Adnkronos Security 17 May 2012

Rome - Tax police Wednesday seized a 20 million euro hotel complex and land on the picturesque southern Italian island of Pantelleria from the family of late Libyan strongman


Mosques' advice: 'don't report abusive husbands'

The Local 17 May 2012

Six out of ten mosques in Sweden gave women advice about how to deal with spousal abuse and polygamy that contradicted Swedish law, a media investigation has revealed.Using hidden cameras


Islamic Hate for a Dead Pope

AINA (press release) 17 May 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

Inasmuch as the recent death of Coptic Pope Shenouda III exposed the humanity of some Muslims, it also exposed the inhumanity of Islamic teachings.

Consider some examples of Muslim sympathy following his death: Egypt's Al Akhbar newspaper called the Pope's burial "the funeral of the century," reporting that a million Egyptians--likely more Muslims than Christians--came out to mourn him; "His death is a tragedy and a great loss for Egypt and its people, Muslims and Christians," declared Egypt's Grand Mufti;


Female Genital Mutilation: The Dangers of Social Currency

The Huffington Post 17 May 2012
By Michelle Brooks

This week in Egypt, in a joint statement medics and human rights organisations condemned the actions of the Freedom and Justice Party -the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in raising


Al-Qaeda releases English-language jihad manual, encourages attacks in the West

The Times of Israel 17 May 2012
By Gabe Fisher

A l-Qaeda’s English media affiliate, Al-Malahem Media, published a 16-page online English-language jihad manual on Wednesday entitled "Expectations Full,” which contains advice and


CAIR Officials Demonize America on Iranian TV

the Algemeiner 17 May 2012
By Steven Emerson

Two officials representing the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter (CAIR-NY) turned to an Iranian television station this week in order to propagate the dangerous and


Turkey: Hollande arrives and Ankara dreams of Europe

ANSAmed 17 May 2012

ANKARA - The end of the Ottoman empire was perhaps the last time that Turkey had so openly supported a candidate in the French presidential elections. Now, with Francois Hollande's victory and the exit of Nicolas Sarkozy, the "veto man", Ankara is once again dreaming of Europe.

After the freeze in relations over the last few months, aggravated by the position taken up by Paris over the Armenian genocide, which Ankara denies, Turkey has reacted very warmly to Hollande's election, with congratulatory messages and phone calls from President Abdullah Gul and the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


US Charter Schools Run By Turkish Islamic Cleric Fethullah Gulen

digtriad.com 17 May 2012

Fethullah Gulen is the Turkish Islamic cleric at the center of a popular and growing movement, with millions of disciples who follow his teachings of tolerance, interfaith dialogue, and


Shame on Bill O'Reilly

WND.com 17 May 2012
By Pamela Geller

Bill O’Reilly had Ground Zero mosque radical Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf on for a full segment last week to shill the deceptive narrative of his latest book. In a telling moment, Rauf claimed


Video: Stakelbeck on Terror Show: Islamization in America

CBN News 17 May 2012
By Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller--two leading voices in the fight against the Islamization of the West--join me to discuss Islamic honor killings in America, Sharia law in your backyard, and the latest on the Ground Zero mega-mosque.


Allen West: President Owes Us an Explanation for Release of Hezbollah Killer

Diana West 17 May 2012
By Diana West

Ali Musa Daqduq, Hezbollah terrorist killer of five American servicemen in Iraq, is free today, thanks to President Obama's decision to turn him over to an Iraqi court, which has just


Controversial Islamic school ordered out of Toronto public school property

Globe and Mail 17 May 2012

The Toronto District School Board has forbidden a controversial Islamic school from operating out of one of its properties. The board revoked the permit for the East End Madrassah, a


Australia to contribute $100mln annually to Afghan forces

PanARMENIAN.Net 17 May 2012

Australia will contribute $100 million annually for three years beginning in 2015 toward the $4 billion a year cost of running the Afghan National Security Forces after they take


Egypt to revive female genital mutilation in the name of Islam

RT 17 May 2012

Egyptian human rights groups and female activists are alarmed at renewed parliamentary calls to revive the practice of female circumcision. They appeal to the authorities to stop advocating


Russian troops kill Islamist rebels

Scotsman 17 May 2012

Security forces have killed seven Islamist militants in Russia’s turbulent southern region of Dagestan. Russian forces launched an offensive in Dagestan late last week against militants


Kurdish authorities arrest magazine editor to appease Islamists

Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Hamin Ary, the editor of the Erbil-based Kurdish and Arabic monthly Chirpa (Al-Hamsah in Arabic), and the withdrawal of all the


Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Hezbollah: Hands off Israel

JTA 17 May 2012

WASHINGTON -- An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander reportedly ordered Hezbollah not to attack Israel. "Today, the Zionist regime is in total isolation and is facing a serious


Iran and Saudi Arabia fight over Bahrain

The Times of Israel 17 May 2012
By Elhanan Miller

Syria is back in the headlines of Arab newspapers Wednesday, following an explosion hitting a UN convoy in the province of Idlib. "Syria: A massacre in the presence of monitors, and


Night club attack attributed to Islamist militants

Irish Times 17 May 2012

A man has been arrested after a grenade attack killed a woman and wounded several people outside a night club in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, police said yesterday. The attack on


Rebels and soldiers accused of rights violations in Mali

DW.DE 17 May 2012
By Asumpta Lattus

International human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the ongoing conflict in Mali, saying it is accompanied by widespread looting, rape, murder and the use of child soldiers


Jailed Morocco Islamists on hunger strike

News24 17 May 2012

Rabat - Islamists who say they are being unfairly held in Moroccan prisons are staging hunger strikes to put more pressure on the new government to release them, according to campaigners


The Rise of the Saudi Superstate

FrontPage Magazine 16 May 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

The 32nd summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council may be remembered as the dawn of the Caliphate with the Saudi proposal to accelerate the union of the six GCC States likely to dramatically


The legacy of UK’s Pakistani Muslim predators

The Express Tribune Blog 16 May 2012
By Sufiyan Rana

On May 8, 2012, nine men, of whom eight were of Pakistani background, were convicted at Liverpool Crown Court for a range of offences including trafficking within the UK, rape, sexual


€40m Islamic centre for Clongriffin

Irish Times 16 May 2012

A DUBLIN-BASED Muslim group is in advanced discussions to develop a € 40 million Islamic Cultural Centre including a substantial Mosque at Clongriffin on the northern fringe of the city.


Swedish man charged for Central African slaughter

The Local 16 May 2012

A Swedish professional hunter and 10 members of his safari firm have been charged with murder after 13 miners were found dead in the northeast of the country, police said Monday.Erik


UK Border Agency Crisis Continues As Nearly 4,000 Foreign Criminals Are Still At Large

The Huffington Post 16 May 2012

Almost 4,000 foreign criminals whom the Government wants to deport are at large in the community, figures showed today. Some 2,500 were released from jail more than two years ago and


English language al-Qaeda training manual revealed

Telegraph.co.uk 16 May 2012
By Duncan Gardham

The guide includes rules such as keeping clean, not using mobile phones and thinking of virgins in paradise when bomber-drones are overhead. Described as a "must-read” source, it has

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