Pakistani Extremist Coalition Leaves Government Impotent 1 March 2012
By Jeremiah Jacques

Thousands of jihadists poured onto Islamabad’s streets on February 20 chanting "death to America,” demanding holy war against the West, and heaping scorn on Pakistan’s government. The gathering


7/7 bomber's widow hunted over plot to attack tourist hotels in Africa

London Evening Standard 1 March 2012
By Martin Bentham and Kiran Randhawa

The widow of a 7/7 bomber is suspected of plotting a terror attack on British targets including tourist hotels in Africa. Samantha Lewthwaite, who was married to King's Cross bomber Jermaine


Erdogan Faces Worse Deal in Sukuk Than Dollar Debt Market: Turkey Credit

Bloomberg 1 March 2012
By Selcuk Gokoluk

Turkey, planning its first sale of bonds that comply with Islamic law, may have to pay about a percentage point more in interest than on bonds sold in dollars that don’t have religious


Obama and the End of American Exceptionalism

American Thinker 1 March 2012
By Steve McCann

America's once-exalted position as the unquestioned leader of the free world has been greatly and deliberately eroded. A nation respected not only for its military and economic might, but more so


Australian players cry foul over FIFA hijab ban

NDTV 1 March 2012

Sydney: Assmaah Helal has broken barriers to reach football's elite, but a controversial FIFA ban on Muslim women playing in the hijab means she may never realise her dream of wearing the Australian


Five injured in explosion outside Islamist office in Istanbul

Istanbul - An explosion outside the Istanbul headquarters of Turkey‘s main Islamist business association, MUSIAD, injured five policemen Thursday. Turkey‘s state TV news channel TRT Haber


In search of the 'Islamic menace' in Bolivia 1 March 2012
By Belen Fernandez

La Paz, Bolivia - Were I transcribing the wet dream of US Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - self-appointed bulwark against the alleged Islamo-Bolivarian threat to homeland


United Nations backs hijab in football

Chicago Tribune 1 March 2012
By Brian Homewood

GENEVA - The United Nations has joined the campaign to overturn the ban on the hijab in football four days before the sport's rule makers are due to review the decision. The U.N.


Abducted and forced into a Muslim marriage

Pakistan Today 1 March 2012

KARACHI - Sixteen-year-old Ameena Ahmed (not her real name), now living in the town of Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab, does not always respond when her mother-in-law calls out to her. "Even after a year


Minority MPA says young Hindu girls subjected to gross injustice in Pakistan

News Track India 1 March 2012

Islamabad: A minority Member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly (MPA) Pitanber Sewani has said that the Hindu girls are subjected to gross injustice in the country, and reminded the


Muhammad is the most influential man in history

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.


Female genital mutilation (Ireland)

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 number was described as a ‘conservative estimate’ by Sudha Patel of Duke University, North Carolina, who conducted the research. It is feared that the figure is in fact much higher.


Muslim convert widow of 7/7 bomber hunted by police over suspected terror plot in Kenya

Daily Mail 29 February 2012
By Larisa Brown and Chris Greenwood

The widow of one of the July 7 bombers is being sought for questioning by Kenyan authorities about a suspected terror plot. They are hunting a female suspect who escaped when police swooped on


Turkey hails French court overturning Armenian genocide denial law

Christian Science Monitor 29 February 2012

Turkey welcomed on Tuesday a ruling by France's highest court overturning a law making it illegal to deny the killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago was genocide. The court


Hamburg Islamist to Stand Trial in Germany

Spiegel Online 29 February 2012
By Hubert Gude

In the beautiful new world of Ahmad Wali Sidiqi, there were no more bills to pay. Rent, electricity, even weddings -- the "baet-ul-mal," or people's treasury, paid for all of these things for him and


Open letter to violent Muslim protestors

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.


Council of state criticises amnesty plan for child refugees 29 February 2012

Draft legislation to give an automatic right to stay in the Netherlands to refugee children who have lived here for at least eight years is unnecessary, unfocused and unfair, according to the Council


Islamic Leader Praises Exemplary British Justice at Opening of New Mosque

Britain is among the safest places for people to worship freely and in peace, an Islamic leader has said at the opening of a new L900,000 mosque in Feltham, west London. His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza


Sweden: 30 Swedes on Jihad in Somalia

Islam in Europe 29 February 2012

Swedish newspaper DN reports that the Swedish security service Säpo is closely monitoring the situation in Sweden, now that the Somali al-Shabaab has officially joined al-Qaeda. About 30 Swedes


Norwegian prosecutor seeks prison term for Mullah Krekar

Al-Arabiya 29 February 2012

A Norwegian prosecutor called Tuesday for Mullah Krekar, the founder of radical Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, to be sentenced to five years in prison for issuing death threats against


Islamic group threatens WND 29 February 2012
By Bob Unruh

A man who says he represents the United Muslim Nations International organization has warned WND to "moderate” its reporting on issues involving Islam because of how Muslims may react. The warning


Sharia Law’s Day in Pennsylvania Court

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.


Erykah Badu banned over Allah tattoo

Herald Sun 29 February 2012

AMERICAN singer Erykah Badu has had her Malaysian concert cancelled because of her "Allah" tattoo. Authorities scuppered the show yesterday after seeing a photo in which Badu sports body art


Wounded UK journalist is smuggled out of Syria

Herald Scotland 29 February 2012

BRITISH photographer Paul Conroy has escaped from the besieged Syrian city of Homs to Lebanon, his father Les confirmed yesterday. "We've just had word from Beirut," Mr Conroy Sr said. The


UN urges States and communities to help eradicate female genital mutilation

UN News Centre 29 February 2012

A senior United Nations official and the renowned singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo today urged all UN Member States and communities to outlaw female genital mutilation (FGM) and raise awareness


Beirut Conference Calls on Turkey for Justice in Genocide

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.


Anti-Islam group invades ‘Muslim Day’ at the Capitol

Florida Independent 29 February 2012
By Ashley Lopez

Tom Trento, head of anti-Islam group United West, is in Tallahassee today, where he plans to host a live stream to coincide with events taking place during "Muslim Day” at the Capitol. On Tuesday


Uganda: Expedite Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Cases - Judge 29 February 2012
By Moses Akena

Gulu — Gulu Resident Judge Wilson Musene has urged magistrates to expedite sexual and gender-based violence cases before their courts. Speaking during a workshop in Gulu Town last week, Justice


Ground Zero mosque owner selling a property

Crain's New York Business 29 February 2012
By Theresa Agovino

Sharif El-Gamal, who hopes to construct a community center with a mosque near the World Trade Center site, is trying to sell a building. But those who oppose his plans may be disappointed to find out

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