Turks march in Paris against genocide bill

Herald Sun 23 January 2012

THOUSANDS of Turks from across Europe marched through Paris today denouncing a bill that would make it a crime to deny that the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was


Murders of Turkey’s non-Muslims await illumination

Today's Zaman 23 January 2012

In recent years, Turkey has been shaken by the murders of a number of prominent non-Muslims. Some of their court cases received more attention than others, but lawyers suspect they might all be


Video: Attempted honour killing victim speaks on Quebec TV

MRCTV 23 January 2012


Egypt Islamists win 70 percent

UTSanDiego.com 23 January 2012
By Hannah Allam

CAIRO, Egypt — Islamists won a combined 70 percent of parliamentary seats in the first election after Egypt’s revolution, according to official results Saturday that cemented the victory of rival


Morocco: Justice Minister May Seek Royal Pardon For Salafists

eurasiareview.com 23 January 2012
By Siham Ali

Morocco’s newly appointed justice minister could soon seek a royal pardon for Salafist jihadists. Justice Minister Mustapha Ramid has long been a champion of the issue, working for detainees as a


Taliban release video of 15 Pak soldiers' execution

Hindustan Times 23 January 2012

Taliban militants have released a video showing the execution of 15 Pakistani soldiers, whose bodies were found earlier this month, after they were kidnapped in northwestern Pakistan. The


"Clash Of Civilizations”: Spiritual, Not Intellectual

The Brussels Journal 20 January 2012
By A. Millar

The words "The Clash of Ideas” are splashed across the cover of the special anniversary issue of Foreign Affairs this month. This is of course a play on the "clash of civilizations” narrative that


Surviving Islamism ... And Right/Left Politics: Churchill's Principle - Part VI: Back from the Brink

The Brussels Journal 20 January 2012
By Peter Carl

In his sixth and final in a series of six essays, Peter Carl offers some practical insights and suggestions as to how the Counter-Jihad Movement and its leaders and supporters can best learn from


Islamic jihadist accused of terror attack in Thailand: the Jews set me up

Jihad Watch 20 January 2012

Since Atris Hussein almost certainly believes that "there is not a catastrophe in the world that is not the handiwork of the Jews," this paranoid lunacy probably seems perfectly reasonable to


Gingrich Is Right on Shariah

newsmax.com 20 January 2012
By Frank Gaffney

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was asked yesterday whether he would support a Muslim for president. His answer may have been one of the most important teaching moments of the long and difficult campaign season.

Speaker Gingrich responding by saying it depends on whether the candidate was "a modern person who happens to worship Allah.” Or "a person who belonged to any kind of belief in Shariah, any kind of effort to impose that on the rest of us.”


Croydon Group update: Major plans to develop Croydon Mosque

British Freedom 20 January 2012

We were very surprised to learn today of plans to dramatically alter the size and appearance of the Croydon Mosque in Thornton Heath. This is of course in addition to the newly proposed mosque at


Exclusive: Long Lane church to be transformed into a mosque

Halesowen News 20 January 2012

Halesowen’s Long Lane Methodist Church has been bought by local Muslims and will open as a fully functioning mosque and community centre in March. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which runs the


A Conversation With A Liberal

Gates of Vienna 20 January 2012

An anonymous Gates of Vienna reader in England sent us the following transcript of a conversation in a pub:

Something rather strange happened last night. Firstly, I was in a pub, which is in itself unusual. Secondly, I found myself in conversation with some rather earnest liberal types. The conversation turned to politics, which led eventually to a rather silly looking woman (RSLW) saying that she hated the BNP.

PW: Really, why is that?
RSLW: Because they are horrible, fascist, skinhead brutes.


Foreign aid workers kidnapped from Multan

The Express Tribune 20 January 2012
By Owais Jaffery

MULTAN: Two Europeans working with a German NGO for flood rehabilitation in Multan were abducted on Thursday evening from Multan. Giovanni and Bernd, employees of the


The Alice In Wonderland World Where Sharia and Human Rights Are Compatible

Liberties Alliance 20 January 2012

It seems that the push towards sharia is continuing in the United Kingdom. A meme is being put forward by UK barrister Sadakat Kadri that sharia and human rights are compatible. The Guardian


Will Britain Begin to Roll Back the Sharia State in 2012?

Liberties Alliance 20 January 2012

As the human rights-based campaign against sharia continues to gain momentum and becomes more diverse, and more mainstream, exciting developments begin to appear in legislatures around the world.


London Conway Hall meeting on the Subject of Blasphemy to Take place on 28 January 2012

Liberties Alliance 20 January 2012

An important meeting, organised by ‘The Centre for Enquiry UK’ will take place in London’s Conway Hall (25 Red Lion Square, Holborn) on Saturday 28 January 2012. The title for the event is


Video: Why Obama Gave Away the Middle East

FrontPage Magazine 20 January 2012
By Jamie Glazov

Editors’ note: The world is at this moment witnessing a horrific phenomenon: Islamists coming to power throughout the Middle East under the guise of a supposed "Arab Spring” – while the President of the United States is facilitating the entire process. Indeed, President Obama is reaching his hand out in solidarity to Islamists and enabling their solidification of power throughout the region.


CAIR Calls Gingrich ‘Relic of an Ugly Era’ over Shariah Law Criticism

ABA Journal 20 January 2012
By Debra Cassens Weiss

The Council of American Islamic Relations is blasting Newt Gingrich for saying he would not back a Muslim for president unless the candidate renounces Shariah law. Gingrich made his remarks


Ohio Muslim Inmates Settle Meal Preparation Suit

ABC News 20 January 2012

A Muslim death row inmate has settled a lawsuit that accused the Ohio prison system of denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while providing kosher meals to Jewish prisoners. Ohio


Iranian Actress Breaks Taboos, Sparks Scandal By Posing Topless

Radio Free Europe 20 January 2012
By Golnaz Esfandiari

An Iranian actress living in Paris has been praised for her courage and criticized for her indecency after posing topless for a French magazine and posting the photo on her Facebook page.

Golshifteh Farahani, who moved to France last year, says Iranian authorities have told her not to return home.


Senior Hamas Official Arrested on Terrorism Charges

Israel National News 20 January 2012
By Elad Benari

IDF soldiers on Thursday arrested a senior official from Hamas on suspicion of terrorist activity, Channel 10 News reported. The IDF Spokesperson confirmed the arrest. The official who was


Tracking the Hezbollah Connection in Thailand

NYTimes.com 20 January 2012

PARIS — When police in Thailand this week discovered large stockpiles of chemicals often used to make bombs, they quickly said the material was going to be shipped out of Thailand to another


'Key plotter linked to Hizb ut-Tahrir'

bdnews24.com 20 January 2012
By Abu Sufian

Dhaka – Maj Syed Mohammad Ziaul Huq, said to be the mastermind of a coup to oust the Sheikh Hasina government, tried to create a flow of militancy in the army, bdnews24.com learned on


Video:Egyptian Cleric Calls for the Extermination of Jews

The Atlantic 20 January 2012
By Jeffrey Goldberg

The televangelizing Salafist Hazem Shuman, who in addition to calling for the extermination of the Jews also opposes music, argues that the Jews need to be utterly vanquished and destroyed in part because 90 percent of the "world's famous actors are Jews." Just because this person is a delusional sociopath doesn't mean he's not dangerous. You can watch his performance here:


Turkey: Tens of Thousands Mark Journalist's Death

ABC News 20 January 2012

Tens of thousands of protesters marked the fifth anniversary of a Turkish-Armenian journalist's murder on Thursday as outrage continues to grow over a trial that failed to shed light on alleged


OIC concerned about the rise of Islamophobia in western politics

Arab News 20 January 2012

JEDDAH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday expressed alarm over the anti-Islam rhetoric coming out as the US presidential elections race heats up as well as over the recent


Seminar on community, Islam and youth engagement in Britain

The Express Tribune 20 January 2012
By A H Nizami

MIRPUR: Change in Education in collaboration with Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom and British High Commission, Islamabad as part of Projecting British Muslims programme,


Honour-based violence must be stopped

Troy Media 20 January 2012
By Rafael Wugalter

Gatineau, QC, -"As long as you live under my roof, you live by my rules.” Many of us are inclined to think this statement is reasonable.

But what if the rules amount to a violent, dehumanizing captivity, in which every assertion of individuality is systematically crushed? What if death threats are involved? And what if the rules are imposed well into adulthood and affect major life choices such as marriage?


Female genital mutilation 'not just a third-world problem'

FIGO 20 January 2012
By Martine WardADNFCR-2094-ID-801269197-ADNFCR

Female genital mutilation is not only a problem faced in the third world but also in countries with a migrant population from nations where the act is practised. Stuff.co.nz highlighted a recent

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