CAIR & Imam Rauf Confront ‘Islamophobia’

FrontPage Magazine 27 May 2011
By Mark D. Tooley

What could motivate an Episcopal Cathedral to host Islamic prayers while also miffing the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center? The answer is an anti-"Islamophobia” conference, co-sponsored by


Video: YouTube Saudi woman driver faces further 10-day jail term

The Guardian  27 May 2011
By Robert Booth and Mona Mahmood

A Saudi Arabian woman who posted a video online of her driving her car is facing another 10 days in prison, according to reports from the kingdom. Manal al-Sharif, a 32-year old mother who drove


Al-Qaida's diversity policy ridicules ethnic profiling

The Guardian  27 May 2011
By Mehdi Hasan

On 6 May, five days after the killing of Osama bin Laden, two imams were prevented from taking a US flight from Memphis, Tennessee, to Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend a religious conference.


Muslim divorces hit all-time high in Malaysia

Jakarta Post 27 May 2011
By Hazlin Hassan

Muslim couples get divorced every 15 minutes in Malaysia, a startling number that has the government worried. The latest statistics from the Islamic Development Department


Egypt's Islamist group to boycott major rally

Austin American-Statesman 27 May 2011

CAIRO — Egypt's protest movement is calling for a "second revolution" as it plans a huge rally Friday directed mainly against the country's military rulers. But the movement itself is now beset by


Arab Drought: Oil for Water

Gates of Vienna 26 May 2011
By Nicolai Sennels

Nicolai Sennels returns with a guest-essay about the looming water crisis in the Middle East, and a modest proposal for how it might be used to the West’s advantage.

Arab drought: An "Oil for water” policy is an option

Soon our tankers may not travel empty on their way south, but be filled with water. Soon the West may be able to sell the Arabs water at the same price as we buy their oil.


Our Muslim Troubles: Lessons from Northern Ireland

Gates of Vienna 26 May 2011
By El Inglés

I. Foreword

I was born too late for anything other than the tail end of the Troubles to really enter my consciousness directly. As would have been true for many people of my age, I had no particular interest in politics when the Good Friday Agreement was signed in 1998, and lived too far from any area likely to be attacked by the IRA for their increasingly infrequent and non-lethal acts of terrorism to make much of an impression on me. The Omagh bombing is the only Irish republican terrorist attack of note that I can remember being aware of at the time.


Why The Issue of Land Landed President Obama In Trouble With Israel

Right Side News 26 May 2011
By Barry Rubin

A Muslim friend who I greatly respect wrote me that he doesn''t understand why I've been complaining about Obama's speeches. I suggested that the problem is he has been reading media coverage which tends to revolve around one sentence in the State Department speech. All I do is read the entire texts carefully and analyze them. People are saying that Obama's position is the same as Bush's or that he said nothing new.


Countdown to September: Israel, the Palestinians, and the UN General Assembly

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs' Privacy Policy 26 May 2011
By Dore Gold

The public debate in Israel over the Palestinian plan to seek UN support for statehood in September is based on a fundamental misconception: the UN General Assembly cannot by itself establish or recognize a Palestinian state.

It can admit new members to the UN only after they have been nominated first by the UN Security Council, where any of the five permanent members could veto the nomination.


Bosnian Muslim Sentenced For War Crimes Against Croats

A Bosnian court has sentenced a former member of the Bosnian Muslim forces to eight years in prison for his involvement in war crimes committed against Croatian civilians. The Bosnian war crimes


Munich Airport Opens Muslim Prayer Room in Terminal 1 26 May 2011

Munich Airport has officially opened a newly completed Muslim prayer room in Terminal 1. Last year alone, routes to the Near East accounted for some 870,000 arriving and departing passengers at


Prosecutors again call for anti-Islam lawmaker's acquittal

Expatica 26 May 2011

Dutch prosecutors Wednesday again argued for anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders's acquittal on hate speech charges, saying that while his comments may have caused anxiety and insult, they were not


Italy: Muslims thank Italian bishops leader for backing Milan mosque

Italy's largest Muslim group has sent a message to Italy's highest ranking bishop to thank him for his organisation's support for a project to construct a mosque in Milan, the country's conservative


Full text of Obama's speech to UK parliament

CNN 26 May 2011

Full text of Obama's speech to UK parliament London

-- My Lord Chancellor, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Prime Minister, my Lords, and Members of the House of Commons: I have known few greater honors than the opportunity to address the


Bosnia: International envoy and chief mufti clash over religious education

The top international envoy in Bosnia, Valentin Inzko, and Muslim spiritual leader Reiss-ul-Ulema Mustafa Ceric have been plunged into row over religious education with each accusing the other of


Netherlands pushing for tighter Europe-wide immigration rules on family reunions

The Associated Press 26 May 2011
By Mike Corder

The Dutch government lobbied Wednesday for the European Union to tighten rules allowing immigrants to bring family members to their new homelands. Immigration Minister Gerd Leers raised proposals


Germany Mediates Secret US-Taliban Talks

By Susanne Koelbl and Holger Stark

The German government is mediating secret talks on German soil between the US government and representatives of the Taliban. Berlin is cautiously optimistic that the negotiations will deliver


Video: A Discussion About Banning The Burqa In Australia

Liberties Alliance 26 May 2011
By Aeneas Lavinium

Senator Cory Bernardi provides an argument in favour of banning the burqa in this TV discussion.  One of the commentators in the discussion suggested that banning the burqu might encourage


Islamic honor killing covered up in Florida?

Jihad Watch 26 May 2011

Pamela Geller has the extremely strange story of Fatima Abdallah, a Muslim woman in Florida who -- according to the official story -- committed


Malaysia stops importing Dutch meat

Expatica 26 May 2011

Malaysia has suspended all imports of meat from the Netherlands, says today’s de Vokskrant newspaper. Malaysia is an Islamic country and imports only halal meat. Poultry products are the only meat


Turkish high court partly overrules alcohol restrictions

Istanbul - Turkey's Council of State on Wednesday overruled part of a package of controversial restrictions on the sale of alcohol that took effect earlier this year, the semi-official Anatolia


Muslim American Conspirator on Mumbai Massacre: "I Was Pleased”…

Weasel Zippers 26 May 2011

David Coleman Headley, formerly known as Daood Sayed Gilani represents the enemy within. (Chicago Tribune) — David Coleman Headley returned to the stand today to continue his outline of


Tweet to Break Silence on Kurdish Question in Turkey

Kurdish Aspect  26 May 2011
By Hevallo Azad

Calling all TwitterKurds Calling all Tweeps who would like to take part in a 3 day campaign to help highlight the Kurdish issue in Turkey and support the Kurds Civil Disobedience Campaign by


Another protest of 'radical Islam' planned Saturday in Dearborn

The Detroit News 26 May 2011
By Oralandar Brand-Williams

Another protest over what organizers call "radical strains" of Islam is planned on Saturday in front of Dearborn City Hall. The Order of the Dragon, a pro-Israeli group, is planning the 3 p.m.


Melbourne masseur jailed for raping client

Sydney Morning Herald 26 May 2011
By Daniel Fogarty

A Melbourne masseur who raped a client while giving her a massage has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Mohamed Soliman, 49, raped the woman as she lay naked on the massage table with her eyes


Cleric denies al-Qaida link

Herald Sun 26 May 2011

On trial: Radical Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir allegedly helped set up and fund a new terror cell. Source: The Daily Telegraph AGEING cleric Abu Bakar Bashir has denied that money he raised


Indonesia Islamist Uses Trial to Blast U.S. Influence

NTDTV 26 May 2011

Islamist cleric Abu Bakar Bashir made his final defense against charges of funding a militant group on Wednesday. From the South Jakarta court, he denounced the United States for trying to stop


Muslim Refugees Seeking Asylum In Australia May Be Sent To A Muslim Country For Processing (And Canings)

The Jawa Report 26 May 2011

And Muslim refugees (and their children) are not happy about it. It seems imposing Islamic Law on non-Muslims is perfectly acceptable, but applying the same Sharia style punishments to


A Foreign Policy Institute Obamamania Love Fest

Family Security Matters 25 May 2011
By Alyssa A. Lappen

To hear former CIA agent Reuel Marc Gerecht tell it, Ottoman governor Muhammed Ali and his Menemencioglu tribe supporter, Ahmed Bey, spawned Egypt's current parliamentary and democratic longings in the 1830s. Gerecht presumably somehow credits the Macedonian renegade's 1832-1840 [[1]] effort to usurp control of the Nile region from his Ottoman Turk masters and effect his own Egyptian empire. In any case, Ali's military prowess brought the Sublime Porte to the verge of ruin, forcing the Ottomans, in desperation, to seek unheard of aid from infidels --- that era's great Western powers. [2]

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