European Union hails Syria opposition group 11 October 2011

A statement agreed by EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg welcomed moves by Syria's political opposition in Syria to unite and urged the international community to do likewise. "The EU notes the


Hizbullah Mulls Attacking Israeli Gas Interests

Israel National News 11 October 2011
By Gavriel Queenann

A Lebanese strategic analyst close to Hizbullah warned on Monday the terror group will strike Israeli gas-exploration interests if Tel Aviv continues drilling in the Tamar and Leviathan gas


Police tackle 40 percent of youth gangs

Expatica 11 October 2011

In the past few months, the police have taken action against 40 percent of the nation’s youth gangs. Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten says this does not mean that the gangs have been rounded up, but


Banned Islamists rally in full view in Pakistan's capital 11 October 2011

ISLAMABAD -- A large crowd of Islamic militants rallied this week in the heart of Islamabad to voice support for Pakistan's army and to condemn the United States in another sign of a growing tide of


Salafi-linked violence used to influence Tunisia polls

The National 11 October 2011
By John Thorne

TUNIS // Their numbers are small and their opinions marginal. But in the charged atmosphere of Tunisia's election countdown, violence involving Salafi Muslims shows they could be a factor in the


Saudi bans footballers with tattoos: report

Emirates 24/7  11 October 2011

Saudi Arabia’s religious police have told foreign players with tattoos on their arms to cover such drawings while on the field, saying they are adversely affecting young Saudis, a newspaper reported


Muslims get therapy after church meet

News24 11 October 2011

Kuala Lumpur - Islamic authorities will provide counselling to a dozen Malaysian Muslims to "restore their belief and faith" after they attended a community dinner at a church hall, a royal sultan


Are Critics of Islam the Nazis of Our Time?

Gates of Vienna 10 October 2011
By Fjordman

Editor’s note: The following article was a response to a piece in Aftenposten that likened Fjordman to a Nazi. The paper denied him his statutory "right of reply”, so he is publishing his prepared response here and at other online locations instead.

The Norwegian version of this article was published previously here. Many thanks to our Norwegian correspondent NA for translating it into English.

We encourage as many blogs as possible to mirror these posts. Our goal is for more people to read this article than if it had been published in Aftenposten, as Fjordman originally intended. The Norwegian MSM will discover that they no longer control the flow of information to the public. We will demonstrate that the "new media” can do a better job of disseminating news than the newspapers can.


EU commission to confront Turkey on free press

EUobserver 10 October 2011
By Andrew Rettman

The European Commission in its annual enlargement report will tell Turkey to stop attacking investigative journalists and to back off on Cyprus gas exploration.

The report, due to be published on Wednesday (12 October) and seen by EUobserver, singles out Turkey in a general complaint about attempts to gag independent reporting in the Western Balkans, saying: "In Turkey, the legal framework does not yet sufficiently safeguard freedom of expression. A very high number of cases are brought against journalists and the number of journalists in detention is a concern."

In the chapter dealing with Turkey, it notes: "While substantial progress has been made over the past 10 years, significant efforts are required to guarantee fundamental rights in practice, in particular freedom of expression." (...)


Arab Spring falls on the Copts of Egypt with Cairo's massacre 10 October 2011
Dr. Walid Phares

The credibility of the Arab Spring took a bloody hit today (Sunday October 9th) when Egyptian Army forces shot dead more than thirty Christian Copts and wounded scores of them. In addition, the


Watch out for Turkish imperialism

Tundra Tabloids 10 October 2011
By Wim Kortenoeven

Remarks by Wim Kortenoeven, Dutch delegation to the OCSE conference in Dubrovnik, 9 October 2011 (meeting on security in the Mediterranean area).

Mister chairman, I am addressing this meeting on behalf of the Dutch Party for Freedom.

As we speak, the peace in the Mediterranean is being threatened, by Turkish imperialism, by dangerous dreams to re-establish the Turkish Caliphate that was abolished in 1923.

We are witnessing the death of Kemalism, the positive ideology that transformed Turkey into a valuable, responsible and respected member of the international community.


Europe's Underestimated Islamists

Right Side News 10 October 2011
By Ian Johnson

Middle East Quarterly Fall 2011, pp. 39-46 

In early 1959, a small West German intelligence operation stumbled over a sensational find: U.S. collusion with the Muslim Brotherhood. According to the West German sources—two ex-Wehrmacht soldiers who were in Washington's pay but still felt loyalty to their old German bosses—Washington was supporting one of the Brotherhood's top men, the Geneva-based Said Ramadan, son-in-law of the movement's founder Hassan al-Banna, in the hope of using him in the global battle against communism. The U.S. double-agents wanted to know if the West Germans would also help support Ramadan.


Video: Leaving Malmö

Gates of Vienna 10 October 2011

Over the last few years we’ve posted a number of times about the accelerating emigration of Jews from Sweden. The exodus is most noticeable in the southern city of Malmö, which has the largest concentration of Muslims in Sweden. Violence and threats against Jews have become so common that more and more of them are leaving, particularly the young people.


Turkey ‘after natural resources’ 10 October 2011

TURKEY IS not out to protect the interests of Turkish Cypriots but to exploit the natural resources and wealth of neighbouring states, Foreign Minister Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis said


Many Dutch asylum seekers jobless

Expatica 10 October 2011

Figures from the Dutch CBS statistics office show that 22 percent of asylum seekers are officially registered as unemployed and looking for work. This is far higher than the percentage of people


Video: Brian Fischer: No Such Thing As Moderate Islam

Winds of Jihad 10 October 2011

"Islamo-realism” is what’s needed: Some highlights: "Christians and Muslims do not believe in the same God.” "I believe it’s important that we have a president who understands that Islam is not a religion of peace, but a religion of war and violence and death.”


'Islamophobia' Defense Succeeds for Shooter of Aussie Cop

Islamist Watch 10 October 2011
By David J. Rusin

An Australian Muslim was acquitted of attempting to kill or grievously injure a police officer, based in part on the judge's decision that a vague and unsubstantiated "anti-Muslim feeling in the


The Price for Refusing to Kill Your Gang Raped Child

FrontPage Magazine 10 October 2011
By Frank Crimi

A Pakistani family is under brutal assault for refusing to murder their daughter for being a victim of rape. The case serves to underscore Pakistan’s malevolent role as the world epicenter of "honor


Some 36,000 illegal immigrants caught in Evros this year 10 October 2011

Some 36,000 illegal immigrants have been caught crossing into Greece via its land border with Turkey, according to figures made public on Friday. This compares to a total of just over 47,000


Florida pastor appealing ban from Michigan mosque

Bradenton Herald  10 October 2011

DETROIT -- The issue of free speech was fiercely debated Thursday in a Detroit courtroom, where a judge said he would decide next month whether it was OK for authorities to have jailed Quran-burning


RATNER: Ending Arab slavery

Washington Times  10 October 2011
By Ellen Ratner

My life has been profoundly changed by a blind teenage boy. His name is Ker Deng. He belongs to the Dinka tribe in southern Sudan. Arab raiders from northern Sudan enslaved Ker in his infancy. His


Message to Turkey: Cyprus will hold EU presidency 10 October 2011

Cyprus will assume the six monthly rotating EU presidency in July 2012 whether some wish it or not, President Christofias said on today. Referring to the Turkish reactions regarding the Cyprus EU


Belgium: Turks sentenced for wedding procession wild ride

Islam in Europe 10 October 2011

Six Turks from Ghent lost their cars and got a five year driving ban after going wild during a wedding procession on the highway. The Turks drove on the E40 from Ghent to Sint-Jans-Molenbeek


200 suicide bombers 'planning attacks in UK' 10 October 2011
By Sean Rayment

A senior intelligence source has revealed that the figure is a "conservative" estimate of the threat facing the country from UK-based Islamist suicide bombers. The would-be killers are among 2,000


Stealth Jihad: FBI chief Mueller says the truth about Islam is "inappropriate and offensive"

Atlas Shrugs 10 October 2011

This move to whitewash anti-terror training at the FBI is a huge victory for the stealth jihad in America. What planet are these clowns on? If it's not jihad, then what is it? Such cowardice is


Bombing Bikinis: Islam on the beach

Atlas Shrugs 10 October 2011

The rise of Islam in Russia. Devout Muslims have taken to bombing beaches to impose the sharia and ban the bikini. Interesting that a woman who lost her leg in a beach bomb lamented that a sharia


Local Islamists draw on British success in bid for sharia law

The Australian 10 October 2011
By Chris Merritt

THE push to recognise sharia law in Australia has entered an ambitious new phase that draws on the tactics that have handed success to Islamists in Britain. The latest move, under the guise of


Islamists attack Tunisian TV station for showing film 'hostile to their beliefs'

The National 10 October 2011

About 50 Islamist demonstrators were arrested yesterday for trying to attack the offices of a TV channel that had shown a controversial movie. The film, Persepolis, is based on Marjane Satrapi's


High libido: Alfa in attempted rape scandal • How he tricks victims for sex 10 October 2011
By Oluwatoyin Malik

BUT for the quick intervention of the police, a self-acclaimed Islamic cleric, who goes about tricking women with messages from Allah in order to sleep with them, would have been mobbed to death on


Turkey:EU criticises fine for womanising sultans on tv

ANSAmed 10 October 2011

ANKARA, - The European Commission has reportedly criticised the limited freedom of expression in Turkey, referring to a well-known Turkish television serial that was fined for depicting the

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