Islam vs. History

National Review Online 3 July 2012
By Daniel Pipes

The Islamist destruction underway in Timbuktu (including the tomb of Sidi Mahmoudou, d. 955, and the doors of the Sidi Yahya Mosque, ca. 1400) raises a question: What is it about Islam that so often turns its adherents against their own patrimony? Consider some examples:

* The destruction of Hindu temples in medieval India.

* Mamluks using the Great Sphinx of Egypt as target practice and the Great Pyramid as a quarry.


Taliban 'won't derail' us: NATO on death of British troops

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, condemned the death Monday of three British soldiers in Afghanistan and vowed that the Taliban would not impact on the alliance's


British police say expect more riots

Reuters 3 July 2012
By Maria Golovnina

British police expect another outburst of rioting in London, possibly even this summer, as economic hardship pushes more people towards social unrest, a study found on Monday,


Video: Norwegian at center of new al Qaeda plot fears

CBS News 3 July 2012

There are reports of concern over another terror plot involving Al Qaeda targeting a U.S. airliner. Sources say that the bomber that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has recruited is a Norwegian convert to Islam, who is believed to be in his thirties, with no criminal record.


Report from the therapy room: Why are Muslims more violent and criminal

Jihad Watch 3 July 2012
By Nicolai Sennels

This essay was originally published in 2011 in Dutch in the book De Islam – kritische essays over een politieke religie (Islam: Critical Essays about a Political Religion) by Wim and Sam van Rooy. Raymond Ibrahim, Hans Jansen, Michael Mannheimer, Ibn Warraq, Bat Ye’or and others also contributed to the book.

It summarizes the main conclusions in my book Blandt kriminelle muslimer. En psykologs erfaringer fra Kobenhavns Kommune (Among Criminal Muslims. A Psychologist's Experiences from Copenhagen Municipality), and adds a few political arguments at the end. Publishers interested in publishing my Danish book in English or other languages are welcome to contact me at nicolaisennels[at]


Tariq Ramadan – "Are You Swiss or a Musli"

British Freedom 3 July 2012

Are you Swiss or a Muslim?” "Silly question!” Thus spoke Tariq Ramadan to a mainly Anglican audience earlier this year. The audience laughed, and that is as far as he


2 Muslim converts arrested in London are released

The Seattle Times 3 July 2012

Two British Muslim converts arrested following a canoeing trip near the Olympic site have been released without charge. Scotland Yard says an 18-year-old and a 32-year-old


Immigration officers walk out at Brussels Airport

Police officers checking passports at Brussels Airport held a stoppage between 8AM and 9AM this morning. The protest was aimed at what the officers call the 'chronic staff


Germany: Heinz Fromm submits resignation

The Voice of Russia 3 July 2012

The Head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Germany) Heinz Fromm has submitted his resignation. With a reference to sources in the power


Stoned Dearborn Christian Speaks

FrontPage Magazine 3 July 2012
By Gadi Adelman

The video "American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, MI” from this year’s Dearborn Arab Festival has gone viral. The group at the center of the incident, Official Street


German births fall to record low but immigration surges

The number of babies born in Germany sank to a record low in 2011, official statistics showed Monday, but a surge in immigration to Europe's top economy led its population to


Burka-wearing thief raids Manchester jewellers

BBC News 3 July 2012

A thief in Manchester has robbed a jewellers disguised in a burka. The person dressed in the full body cloak and walking with a pushchair stood outside Choice Jewellers on


Russia thinks Turkish jet 'violated Syria airspace': report

Expatica Moscow 3 July 2012

Russia believes it has exact positional data to prove that a Turkish air force jet shot down by Syria last month violated Syrian airspace, contrary to claims by Ankara, a


Video: Dearborn Muslim Charged with Nine Counts of Attempted Murder for Trying to Kill Street Preachers

Atlas Shrugs 3 July 2012
By Pamela Geller

Remember this? Pig flying moment in Dearborn. Dearborn Muslim Charged with Nine Counts of Attempted Murder for Trying to Kill Street Preachers Outside the Islamic Center of America Answering Muslims


Egyptian Democracy: New President Vows to Free Blind Sheikh

FrontPage Magazine 3 July 2012
By Robert Spencer

In his first public speech after being elected president of Egypt, that country’s Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi vowed to work to free Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the


Which topic makes Erdog(an most furious at the media

Hurriyet Daily News 3 July 2012
By Sedat Ergin

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is constantly complaining about the media. He is always in a state of complaint. Well, which topic is it, do you think, that the prime


The American Make-Over of Mohammed Morsi 3 July 2012
By Ryan Mauro

The makeover of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has begun. Some in the media are "debunking” the frightening "myths” about the Muslim Brotherhood, and others argue that he’s


Arab ambassadors withdraw cash prize to Algerian author over visit to Israel

Tundra Tabloids 3 July 2012

Arab ambassadors withdraw prize from Boualem Sansal because he attended Jerusalem Writers Festival; Hamas accused him of ‘treason’ against the Palestinians. Well-known


Muslim terrorists kill 17 in church massacre 3 July 2012
By Michael Carl

The al-Qaida affiliated Islamic group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan church in the Kenya-Somali border down of Garissa Sunday that killed 17


Exclusive: Murfreesboro Mega-Mosque Proselytizing Public School Curriculum

Right Side News 3 July 2012
By Eric Allen Bell

Eric Allen Bell has been peeling back the layers of the monster mosque in Murfreesboro ..... and, I might add, at great personal risk. He comes to this issue from a unique


Ansar Dine Islamists destroy ‘legendary’ Timbuktu mosque

France 24 3 July 2012
By Winnie Andrews

In another attack on UNESCO heritage sites in north Mali, the Ansar Dine Islamist group on Monday tore down the door to a 15-century mosque locals believed had to stay shut


Gay Cruise: Morocco Denied Entry, Spoiled First Trip to Muslim Country

International Business Times 3 July 2012
By M. Johanson

A Holland America cruise ship with more than 1,500 gay travelers was turned away from a port in Morocco over the weekend in what was to be a historic trip to a Muslim


Mob beats Indian MLA on second marriage

GUWAHATI: Indian Congress leader Rumi Nath was savagely attacked by a mob of 100 people for allegedly remarrying Jaki Jakir, a Muslim man, without taking divorce from her first


Delhi Police don’t have enough Muslim officers

Indian Express 3 July 2012
By Sumegha Gulati :

Union Home Secretary R K Singh’s announcement in early June — that the government has approved the 2005 Rajinder Sachar Committee’s recommendation of deploying at least one


Islamic finance treads fine political line in Kazakhstan

Reuters 3 July 2012
By Robin Paxton

In Kazakhstan, a farmer and an imam approach the Islamic Development Bank for a loan. The farmer, an Orthodox Christian, needs tractors to plough his fields. The imam wants to


Saudi's king orders huge mosque expansion 3 July 2012
By Andy Sambidge

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has ordered a major expansion of the Prophet's Mosque in the holy city of Madinah, it was announced on Friday. Dr Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz


Saudi female athletes fear crackdown after London

Bradenton Herald 3 July 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer


Parallel Justice? Germany Says No To Sharia Law

Worldcrunch 2 July 2012
By Peter Issig

MUNICH - Imam Sidigullah Fadai gives other imams lessons in civic duties. He believes it would be un-Islamic not to obey the laws of the country you live in. But he also has

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