Loon: Hip-Hop’s Least Influencial Muslim

XXLMAG.COM 16 December 2011

On Wednesday (December 14), Mos Def, Yassin Bey was named the most influential Muslim of 2011 by George Washington University (Salute!). Along with Rakim, Rza, Lupe Fiasco, Freeway and others, the


Bangladesh man 'admits' cutting off wife's fingers

BBC News 16 December 2011
By Anbarasan Ethirajan

Human rights groups in Bangladesh have demanded a severe punishment for the husband of a young woman who allegedly cut off most of her right hand. Police say Rafiqul Islam, 30, attacked her


The Specter of Jizya Returns to Egypt

FrontPage Magazine 16 December 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim

In Egypt, calls for jizya—the tribute doctrinally demanded and historically collected from conquered infidels—are increasing day by day, by those who wish to be true to the words of Koran 9:29:


US alleges huge Hezbollah money laundering web

AFP 16 December 2011

NEW YORK — Several Lebanese financial institutions with alleged ties to Hezbollah were part of a massive scheme that funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in criminal proceeds through the United


Muslim Canadians divided on veil ban

Prince Albert Daily Herald 16 December 2011
By Keely Dakin

The recent ban on Muslim women wearing veils while taking their oath as Canadian citizens has Muslim Canadians divided. Some state that it is a violation of the Canadian charter or rights and freedom


Ban the burka if you want, but the Charter deserves respect

Globe and Mail 16 December 2011
By Rod Mickleburgh

As I trudge the streets of Canada, I find few sights more depressing than women in full burkas, even if cool sneakers sometimes peek out at the bottom. It seems such a retreat from the splendors of


• Muslims attack Hare Krishna temple in Denmark

Uriasposten December 15 2011

The Hare Krishna temple in Western Copenhagen was recently assaulted by a group of young Muslims, throwing stones and breaking windows. To diminish the risk of confrontations with the Muslim-dominated neighbourhood, the devotees of the temple are from now on requested to not wear their characteristic clothes outside the temple, in order to not provoke similar attacks in the future. Below is the original account of the attacks.


Former Yemeni diplomat's gets new hearing on refugee claim

Toronto Sun 15 December 2011
By Tom Godfrey

TORONTO - A former Yemeni diplomat who was initially refused refugee status after claiming to be an opponent of his country’s president is being granted an appeal. This follows the allegation that he


At a Rally for Hamas, Celebration and Vows

NYTimes.com 15 December 2011

GAZA — The Hamas movement celebrated the 24th anniversary of its founding on Wednesday by reasserting that it would never recognize Israel nor abandon violence.Tens of thousands of supporters watched


American Muslims for Palestine’s Web of Hamas Support

the Algemeiner 15 December 2011
By Steven Emerson

Muslims convicted in America of supporting terrorist groups are heroes and the victims of injustice, a national convention of Palestinian activists was told. In addition, speakers said the fight for


Accusations flare as Egyptians vote in 2nd round

boston.com 15 December 2011
By Sarah El Deeb and Aya Batrawy

CAIRO—Islamists and liberals accused election officials Thursday of filling out ballot forms for elderly or confused voters at some polling stations during the second round of parliamentary


Double first for top winners at Islamic Business & Finance Awards

CPI Financial 15 December 2011

More than 250 distinguished regional and global industry professionals from around the world joined together in honouring the outstanding performance of leading Islamic financial institutions and


John Kerry reporting for duty … to the Muslim Brotherhood

National Review Online 15 December 2011
By Andrew C. McCarthy

Senator John Kerry (D., Mass.) is in Egypt, meeting with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood — the Islamist organization whose goals are to destroy Israel, "conquer Europe” and "conquer America” (to


Cyprus Controversy in Parliament

Bianet 15 December 2011

BDP Deputy Ertugrul Kürkçü and CHP MP ªafak Pavey launched a discussion in Parliament upon their statements on the European Union and Cyprus. Kürkçü said that the Kurdish question and Cyprus were the


Video: Aid Delayed: EU police block Russian convoy at Kosovo 'border'

youtube 15 December 2011

The near five-month-long stand-off in the majority Serb-populated Northern Kosovo has taken a new twist. A Russian humanitarian convoy was stopped by EU controlled police at one of the troubled border checkpoints. Moscow says it's a purely political move. But for Serbs on the ground, this delay means another day without vital supplies, as RT's Igor Ogorodnev reports.


May: With extremists, need to acknowledge

scrippsnews.com 15 December 2011

Is there anything Islamic about Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps? On what basis does Ayman al-Zawahiri, now al-Qaida's leader, formerly the head of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, claim to be a


Diplomacy after the Arab uprisings

Jerusalem Post 15 December 2011

Writing for a CNBC website on December 8 about the Arab uprisings of 2011, former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar of Spain made a stunning revelation about one of the key leaders who has risen in the


Illegal structures: paradox of rule of law

The Express Tribune 15 December 2011
By Imtiaz Gul

In the maze of issues, most Pakistani politicians lose sight of some matters that are fundamental to the rule of law. The construction of illegal structures, such as mosques and seminaries, in the


A Hearty Welcome to Our New Swedish Readers

Gates of Vienna 15 December 2011

Earlier this evening (around 2pm our time) a documentary about the Transatlantic Counterjihad was aired by SVT, the Swedish state broadcaster. For an hour or so our blog experienced an enormous surge


Listen to Daniel Pipes and David Meir-Levi Discussing the "Invented People” on The Jamie Glazov Show

FrontPage Magazine 14 December 2011

Listen to the Jamie Glazov Show that aired on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 8-9 pm Pacific (11-12 pm EST) on Blog Talk Radio. This week’s guests were:

Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has written twelve books, including Militant Islam Reaches America. Visit his website at DanielPipes.org.


Islamic World Tells Clinton: Defamation of Islam Must be Prevented -- in America

American Thinker 14 December 2011
By Clare M. Lopez

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to Washington this week, it is critical that Americans pay attention to what these two leaders intend to do. From 12 to 14 December 2011, working teams from the Department of State (DoS) and the OIC are going to discuss implementation mechanisms that could impose limits on freedom of speech and expression.


Al-Qaida Still Planning Attacks in Germany

Spiegel Online 14 December 2011
By Holger Stark

German authorities last week arrested a suspected terrorist thought to have links to al-Qaida. Even more concerning, he appears to have been pursuing attack plans despite the arrests of three of his


French mother, 32, set to become first woman to be jailed for wearing banned Islamic veil

Daily Mail 14 December 2011
By Peter Allen

A 32-year-old mother from France is set to become the first woman ever to be sent to prison for wearing an Islamic veil. Hind Ahmas refuses to accept the legitimacy of a Paris court which has


British Christians are making a stand against persecution

The Guardian 14 December 2011
By Andrew Brown

There was a remarkable debate in the House of Lords on Friday, which I don't think was widely reported. But it showed that Christians are coming together in a new way to try to influence foreign


Canada’s Ringing ‘No’ to the Niqab

FrontPage Magazine 14 December 2011
By Stephen Brown

The Canadian government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper showed new immigrants that Canadian and Western values are paramount in Canada on Monday when it banned face coverings for Muslim


Muslim Prayer in School? Germany Says No

Huffington Post 14 December 2011
By Alexander Goerlach

"Christian pigs" is a favorite nickname of adolescent Muslims for their German neighbors and fellow students. The devaluation of, and distancing from, Christians is part of the standard repertoire of


Anti-Islam groups fights Fribourg ban

The Local 14 December 2011
By Meritxell Mir

The Swiss Movement against Islamisation (MOSC) has said it will appeal a Fribourg district court decision blocking it from setting up a stand in the western town. In October 2009, a few weeks


Turkey turns away from Europe

CBS News 14 December 2011
By Philip Terzian

One way to gauge the present state of European unity is to know that Turkey, which has energetically sought membership in the European Union for the past decade, is now having second thoughts about


Man jailed over extremist material

Bourne Local 14 December 2011

A university graduate from Birmingham who published extremist material found in possession of one of the 7/7 bombers has been jailed for three years. Ahmed Faraz, 32, an Islamic studies graduate,


Video: Stakelbeck on Terror: Arab Spring Turns Islamist Winter

Christian Broadcasting Network 14 December 2011
By Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, CBN News analyzes the Muslim Brotherhood's recent success across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the group's plans for global domination.

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