Is It Still Possible to Question Islam

PJ Media 25 May 2012
By Robert Spencer

Is it "Islamophobic” to question whether or not the standard picture of Muhammad as depicted in Muslim texts is historically accurate?

Certainly many people think so, notably the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a fifty-six nation body (plus the Palestinian Authority) that, since the demise of the Soviet Union, comprises the largest voting bloc at the United Nations.

 

British Muslims’ body launches campaign to save ‘marriage’

Pakistan Daily Times 25 May 2012
By Asif Mehmood

LONDON: The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), the umbrella body representing Britain’s Muslims, on Thursday launched a campaign "to defend the institution of marriage”, in particular by

 

Jihadists Want to Restore Al-Andalus

Islam versus Europe 25 May 2012

Granada, Valencia, Sevilla and Córdoba, are named as terrorist objectives fr Al Qaeda. The Jihadist group, Ansar Al Din, has released an internal document which said the cities ‘which

 

Video: Dr. Wafa Sultan vs. Sheikh Omar Bakri: "Is there anything uglier than this shari'a on the face of the earth?"

Translating Jihad 25 May 2012

I was out of town last week, so I didn't have time to post this video until now. This clip comes from a 2-hour debate between ex-Muslim Dr. Wafa Sultan, and Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, the former leader of Islamic terrorist groups Hizb ut-Tahrir and al-Muhajiroun.

 

HuffPo’s House Jihadi

Family Security Matters 25 May 2012
By ADAM KREDO

A devout Muslim who has praised Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and publicly branded all non-believers as mentally ill "animals" was recently hired to serve as the Huffington Post's political

 

Male circumcision unnecessary - surgeon

irishhealth.com 25 May 2012

Routine circumcision in male infants is a potentially dangerous and unnecessary procedure, according to a Dublin surgeon, who has dismissed the rationale for the procedure as unproven and

 

NJ official: NYPD Muslim surveillance legal

AFP 25 May 2012
By SAMANTHA HENRY

TRENTON, N.J. — New York City police did not violate New Jersey laws when they conducted surveillance of Muslim businesses, mosques and student groups, Gov. Chris Christie's

 

Why is Law Enforcement Covering up for Muslim "Hate Crime" Murderers

Atlas Shrugs 25 May 2012
By Pamela Geller

It has been over two months since Shaima Alawadi was bludgeoned to death in her own home in El Cajon, CA. The initial reports were that it was an anti-Muslim hate crime, and then it was

 
 

Iranians seek return of singer from Germany

NorthJersey.com 25 May 2012

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official news agency says protesters in front of the German Embassy in Tehran are seeking return of an Iranian-born singer who went into hiding after receiving

 

Gül criticizes leaders in Europe of ‘petty politics’

Hurriyet Daily News 25 May 2012

President Gül blames European leaders for leaning to far-right policies by engaging ‘petty politics.’ Gül also says it was risky but right decision to visit Armenian capital European

 

Irshad Manji's books banned

Malaysia Chronicle 25 May 2012

PETALING JAYA - Home Ministry has banned liberal Muslim author Irshad Manji's books titled "Allah, Liberty and Love" and its Malay translation "Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta." Deputy

 

Fatah and Hamas Lie to Their People

Gatestone Institute 25 May 2012
By Khaled Abu Toameh

Over the past five years, Hamas and Fatah have lied many times to their people about ending their power struggle, which has resulted in the creation of two separate Palestinian entities in

 

Political Islam to complete takeover of Egypt, military permitting

The Times of Israel 25 May 2012
By Elhanan Miller

Hours before polls opened in Egypt Wednesday for the first free elections in 60 years, many in Egypt — and indeed in the Arab world at large — made plain their sense that they are

 

Texan gets 20-year prison term for al-Qaida links

KTIV 25 May 2012
By JUAN A. LOZANO

HOUSTON - A Texas man convicted of trying to sneak out of the U.S. to give al-Qaida restricted military documents, GPS equipment and money was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in

 

Hard-Line Muslims Confront Indonesia's Christians

kuhf.org 25 May 2012
By Anthony Kuhn

In the city of Bekasi, Indonesia, outside Jakarta, a handful of Christians head to Sunday worship. But before they can reach their destination, they are stopped and surrounded by a large

 

Early Egypt Results Put Islamist in Lead

Wall Street Journal 25 May 2012
By CHARLES LEVINSON and MATT BRADLEY

CAIRO—The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate appears poised to advance to the second round of Egypt's historic presidential elections, according to exit polls conducted by his campaign and

 

Kuwait: Mass arrest of people accused of ‘vice’ and ‘immorality’

LGBTQ Nation 25 May 2012
By Dan Littauer

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Kuwaiti media organizations report that almost 150 people were arrested over the weekend for "immoral” behavior, including four gay men and two transgender

 

Yemeni army kills 33 militants in south

swissinfo.ch 25 May 2012
By Mohammed Mukhashaf

ADEN - Yemeni troops fought Islamist militants in southern cities on Thursday, as the government pressed ahead with a U.S.-backed offensive to help stabilise the impoverished Arab

 

Erdogan calls for Muslims unity

ISLAMABAD - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday was conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the Quaid-e-Azam

 

Greece: Muslim Illegals Stab Man to Death, Provoking Riots

Islam versus Europe 24 May 2012

Authorities in Patra held an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss ways of tackling the presence of hundreds of illegal immigrants in the city, following violent clashes between police

 

Islam’s Cultural Revolution

FrontPage Magazine 24 May 2012
By Giulio Meotti

Mao’s Cultural Revolution was one of the darkest chapters of the 20th Century: communist zealots, known as "the Red Guards,” attached revolutionary messages to Buddhist statues; seventeen

 

Are the "Overwhelming Majority" of the World's 1.5 Billion Muslims Peace Loving Moderates

IslamoCriticism 24 May 2012

There was once a time when the media and apologists would defiantly proclaim, "Muslim extremists are only a tiny minority!!!", and Muslims and non-Muslims alike would make nonsensical statements such as "only 0.01 % of Muslims are extremists", etc.

Today, due to many in-depth polls and studies on the subject (e.g. here and here), this claim has been proven false and Islam's apologists have been forced to adapt their rhetoric. Now they tend to claim "the overwhelming majority of Muslims are peace loving moderates".

 

Norwalk Committee Recommends Turning Down Mosque

The Daily Norwalk 24 May 2012
By Nancy Guenther Chapman

NORWALK, Conn. – Turn down the mosque. That is what Norwalk's zoning committee decided Wednesday evening to recommend to the Zoning Commission when it votes on the controversial

 

Muhammad Raped while Bobby Stayed Mum

American Thinker 24 May 2012
By Ryan James Girdusky

The cult of diversity has claimed four dozen more victims. On May 8, 2012, nine men were convicted of rape, conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with minors, trafficking for sexual

 

First Mosque for Shia Muslims Opens in Finland

ABNA.co 24 May 2012

The first mosque and cultural center for Finland’s Shi’ites was inaugurated in the capital Helsinki earlier this week. Managers of Islamic centers from Sweden, Denmark and Norway, Muslim

 

Dual nationality and burqa bans are still on the cards, says minister

DutchNews.nl 24 May 2012

It is up to MPs to decide whether to drop the proposed bans on dual nationality and the burqa, not the cabinet, home affairs minister Liesbeth Spies told parliament on Tuesday

 

UK dishonour killing: 'Parents murdered my sister'

zeenews.com 24 May 2012

London: The sister of a Pak-origin teenage girl has told British police that she had watched her parents kill their elder daughter in a 'dishonour' killing. Alesha Ahmed testified that

 

Non-EU students drop Swedish unis as fees bite

The Local 24 May 2012
By David Landes

Enrollment of non-European students in Swedish universities decline drastically following the introduction of tuition fees last year, with engineering students from Asia being among those

 

Muslim girl allegedly killed by her parents was just five stone – sister

Independent.ie 24 May 2012
By Paul Keaveny and Mike Hornby

SHAFILEA Ahmed's weight plunged to just five stone after she drank bleach in fear she was going to be left in Pakistan by her family, her sister told a court today. Alesha Ahmed was

 
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