Citizen Times 1 March 2012
By Felix Strüning
Ali Sina is one of the best known American Islam critics and ex-Muslims. He is a board member of Stop Islamization of Nations (SION) an organization founded by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller. Sina has enabled thousands of Muslims to renounce Islam. Now he wants to make a film about the life of the alleged prophet Muhammad. Citizen Times Editor in Chief Felix Strüning spoke to him about Muhammad biographies and the dangers of such a film project.
Winds of Jihad 29 February 2012
By Joanne McCarthy
More than 2,500 women and girls living in Ireland are estimated to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), according to new research by AkiDwA, a national network of African women living in Ireland.
The Chronicle 29 February 2012
By Abdullah Antepli
We witnessed another violent and tragic set of events in reaction to the most recent Quran burning scandal by NATO soldiers in Afghanistan and the dust has yet to settle. Violent protests continue in different parts of the country and several civilians have lost their lives. In our recent history, we have seen several similar violent Muslim reactions when some Muslims feel Westerners have insulted and attacked their sacred images or values. The tragic reactions to Salman Rushdie’s "The Satanic Verses,” an infamous Danish cartoon and its bloody consequences, an insignificant Florida pastor’s foolish but costly Quran burning show and more. This column is an honest and sincere call to the Muslims who took and have been taking part in these kinds of violent protests.
Right Side News 29 February 2012
By Arnold Ahlert
Late last year, a group known as the Parading Atheists of Central Pennsylvania (PACP) won a court challenge to participate in the Millersville, PA community parade. While they were awaiting that event, they participated in a Halloween parade sponsored by the city of Mechanicsburg. Their method of expressing free speech is to dress up in costumes representing "zombie gods,” figures that have risen from the dead according to various religious believers. One of those figures was a "Zombie Pope.” Another was a "Zombie Mohammed,” who was almost immediately assaulted by a Muslim man attending the parade. What happened in court as a result of that incident was yet another assault — on the First Amendment.
AINA (press release) 29 February 2012
ANTELIAS, Lebanon -- Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Chairman Ken Hachikian offered a broad vision of how the "Return of Churches" movement reflects and also materially reinforces the broader international movement to hold the Republic of Turkey responsible for a truthful, just, and comprehensive resolution of the Armenian Genocide.
Hackikian offered his remarks at the recently concluded three-day international conference in Beirut titled "The Armenian Genocide: From Recognition to Reparation," hosted by His Holiness, Vehapar Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, and organized by the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia.