UK sex crimes case brings race issues to the fore

RT 10 May 2012

Nine British men of Pakistani and Afghan origin were convicted of using alcohol and drugs to lure girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters. The case has heightened racial tensions in

 

The Rochdale sex ring shows the horrific consequences of Britain's 'Islamophobia' witch-hunt

Daily Mail 10 May 2012
By Melanie Phillips

So now we can see the outcome of the witch-hunt against ‘Islamophobia’. With the conviction of nine men for organised sexual crimes from rape to sex trafficking, the full horrific

 

Extremist Muslim cleric Qatada loses bid to have deportation appeal heard by EU court

Fox News 10 May 2012

STRASBOURG, France – Extremist Muslim cleric Abu Qatada lost his bid Wednesday to have his deportation appeal heard by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights

 

America Wake up! Obama Betrays our Military Chooses Islam

Right Side News 10 May 2012
By Eliana Benador

Amazing that it was the highest ranking military in our country’s armed forces, General Martin Dempsey, who gave this incredible order. It all started with the content in a course titled "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,” an elective at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. That course aimed at captains, commanders, lieutenant colonels and colonels from the four armed services, taught that "Islam had already declared war on the West.”

 

Salafism expert: 'Massive threat'

DW.DE 10 May 2012
By Klaus Dahmann

The latest violence has sparked concerns about the German Salafist scene. Islam expert Herbert Müller of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution explains why the

 

Denmark: Lars Hedegaard Didn't Insult Islam Publicly

Opposing Views 10 May 2012
By Eugene Volokh

Karen Lugo (National Review Online) has the most thorough English-language account that I’ve seen: While deciding to acquit Lars Hedegaard [on April 20], president of the Danish Free

 

Death threat against Iranian Rapper living in Germany

A senior Iranian senior clergyman has issued a Fitwa against an in Germany living Iranian rapper for insulting Islamic sanctities, Fars news agency reported Wednesday. The 92 year-old

 

Foreigners can't pick new German names, court rules

Reuters 10 May 2012
By Alice Baghdjian

A German court has refused to allow a family to shed their "foreign-sounding" names for new German ones they said would protect them from discrimination and aid integration into a country

 

Honor Killing is a Local Custom and Religious Practice

Right Side News 10 May 2012

Former Pakistani Lawmaker Denounces Secular Education for Women, Justifies Honor Killings: "Killing of Women In the Name of Honor Is a 'Local Custom and Religious Practice,'" Warns Female Western NGO Staff that They will Be Captured and Given Away as Brides

 

Italy: Monti to hold talks with Turkey's Erdogan in Rome

Chicago Tribune 10 May 2012

Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was due to hold talks Tuesday in Rome with Italian premier Mario Monti, an unnnamed diplomatic source confirmed to Adnkronos

 

Leading article: A problem not only for Rochdale

The Independent 10 May 2012

The heightened sensitivities that surround issues of race relations are clouding the clear verdicts that have been reached in Liverpool Crown Court, where nine men were found guilty of

 

Toronto Islamic school apologizes after being accused of promoting hatred of Jews

A Toronto Islamic school being investigated following a complaint that it is teaching its students that Jews are "treacherous" and comparing them to Nazis has apologized to the Jewish

 

OIC Launches Global Islamic Media Campaign to Raise Islamic Awareness, Combat Islamophobia

MEMRI 10 May 2012

At the ninth session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers (ICIM), held April 19-20, 2012, in Libreville, Gabon, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) announced its plans to "launch an aggressive media campaign with the purpose of raising awareness of anti-Muslim hate movements in the world."[1] At the conference, on "Information Technologies in the Service of Peace and Development," were delegates from some 30 Arab and Islamic countries, including the "State of Palestine."

 

'Immigrant kids need more schooling': Sweden

The Local 10 May 2012

The Swedish government has revealed a new directive aimed at improving immigrant students’ education and integration into Sweden, revolving around longer compulsory schooling and a shift in

 

May got date wrong but Qatada appeal bid rejected anyway

Telegraph.co.uk 10 May 2012
By Tom Whitehead

The European Court of Human Rights (Echr) concluded that the hate cleric’s eleventh hour appeal bid against deportation was submitted within time but ruled there were no grounds to hear

 

'Depraved' pair locked up for grooming girl, 13, for sex

Two men who shared a 13-year-old Bradford schoolgirl for sex after she was bribed with alcohol, cigarettes and money have been jailed. Shabir Ahmed, 39 – branded "a dangerous, predatory

 

Muslims, 'sex gangs' and white working-class women

Telegraph Blogs 10 May 2012
By Brendan O'Neill

If you want an insight into how cowardly public debate in Britain has become, look no further than the controversy over the Rochdale Asian sex gang. The discussion about the despicable

 

UK Muslims split over halal slaughter ban proposal

Islamist Watch 10 May 2012
By Bikya Masr

British Muslims are battling over animal rights and calls for an end to halal slaughter in the country. It comes on the heels of a push to end the Jewish and Muslim traditional means of

 

Muslim woman jailed for wrongly accusing Hindu of rape

TwoCircles.net 10 May 2012

London : A 21-year-old Asian Muslim woman in Britain has been sentenced to jail for four years after she pretended she was raped by her Hindu boyfriend and arranged for his kidnapping and

 

Sheepshead Bay Mega-Mosque jihadist lawyer, Lamis Deek, Accuses U.S. Department of Defense of Financing Anti-Islamic Propaganda

Atlas Shrugs 10 May 2012
By Pamela Geller

The jihadist lawyer for the Muslim Brotherhood, Lamis Deek, is fighting to construct a mega mosque on a quiet, residential street in Brooklyn. Deek has accused the good people of Brooklyn

 

Kuwaitis Face Death for Insulting Islam Under New Law

AINA (press release) 10 May 2012
By Aidan Clay

Washington -- Kuwait's parliament approved the death sentence for Muslims who insult Allah, the Qu'ran, Muslim prophets, or Muhammad's wives on Thursday. Christians and other non-Muslim

 

Belgium: 1.3 million immigrant voters

Islam in Europe 10 May 2012

According to sociologist Jan Hertogen, about 1.3 million immigrants will participate in the next municipal elections. They are required by law to vote because they were naturalized (1.1.

 

Asian sex gang: young girls betrayed by our fear of racism

Telegraph.co.uk 10 May 2012
By Allison Pearson

Nine white men are found guilty of grooming young Asian girls, aged between 13 and 15, whom they picked up on the streets of London. The girls were lured with free fish and chips before

 

Kidnappings threaten aid work in Pakistan

The Express Tribune 10 May 2012

ISLAMABAD: The grisly murder of a Red Cross worker and a video showing an American hostage pleading for his life highlight a perilous security situation in Pakistan that aid groups say is

 

• The German Democratic Reality

EuropeNews 9 May 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen

For the upcoming local elections in Nordrein-Westphalen, the small German political party Pro NRW decided to put the words of Joachim Gauck (now President of Germany) to the test. Back in September 2010, Joachim Gauck said, concerning the prize award to Kurt Westergaard for courage in the face of terrorism:

This prize is also an appeal to those carrying responsibility, be it in governemts, in culure or in media: Be steadfast, protect our values and be COURAGEOUS, when irresponsible people and powers seek to relativize and undermine our values of freedom.

At the same event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said:

Freedom of religion does not mean that Shariah stands above the German constitution. ... No cultural difference can justify the disregard for fundamental rights.

 

German Cartoon Riots: Clubs, Bottles and Stones

Gatestone Institute 9 May 2012
By Soeren Kern

In an explosion of violence that reflects the growing assertiveness of Salafists in Germany, on May 5th more than 500 radical Muslims attacked German police with bottles, clubs, stones and other weapons in the city of Bonn, to protest cartoons they said were "offensive."

Rather than cracking down on the Muslim extremists, however, German authorities have sought to silence the peaceful critics of multicultural policies that allow the Salafists -- who say they are committed to imposing Islamic Sharia law throughout Europe -- openly to preach violence and hate.

 

Gender-based violence nearly doubles in 3 years, report says

Today's Zaman 9 May 2012

Violence against women in Turkey increased one-and-a-half times between 2008 and 2011, according to a parliamentary report released over the weekend. The parliamentary Human Rights

 

Toulouse shooter family to file against French police

The Algerian lawyer hired by the family of the shooter who killed seven people in France in March said Monday she would launch proceedings next week against the elite police unit that

 

Egyptians tune into The Programme, a 'blasphemous' TV satire

The Guardian 9 May 2012
By Sara Hashash

A Cairo heart surgeon inspired by the US news programme The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has captivated Egyptian viewers with a new style of satirical TV show poking fun at politicians on

 

Germany sounds alarm on Radical Islamists

MINA 9 May 2012

At a recent demonstration in Bonn, violent Islamists injured nearly 30 police officers, with two suffering severe injuries. What is behind Salafism in Germany, and where is it

 
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