Lion's Den: Middle East studies in upheaval

Jerusalem Post  6 July 2011
By DANIEL PIPES

The academic study of the Middle East and Islam by Americans is changing in fundamental ways. I offer some thoughts based on 42 years of personal observation. From Western offense to Islamic

 
 

Muslim group wants prayer in public school stopped

Toronto Sun 6 July 2011
By Tom Godfrey

TORONTO - One of Canada’s largest Muslim groups has denounced the worshipping of their youngsters at a North York middle school claiming it has opened a Pandora’s Box of issues and must be

 

Iranian Court Overturns Pastor's Death Sentence

An Iranian pastor who received a death sentence for apostasy in the country has been moved off death row, according to his lawyer. Iran's Supreme Court recently overturned the death sentence of

 

Are Researchers Allowed To Call Muhammad a paedophile?

EuropeNews 5 July 2011
By Natalia Mazur, Gazeta Wyborcza

Does it behoove an Arab studies scientist to criticize Islam? A professor from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan tried, and lost his job

Bartlomiej Grysa, PhD has been teaching the Arab language at Adam Mickiewicz University. His main field of interest, however, were relations between Christians and Muslims. He believes this was the reason of his being made redundant. His case was recently described in the "Fronda” magazine.

 

Nicolai Sennels: What is Islamization? An incomplete list

Gates of Vienna 5 July 2011
By Dr. Nicolai Sennels

The word “Islamization” was originally coined by Muslims to describe the conversion of a kufr (infidel) society to an “enlightened” (Islamic) society. Islamization is a phenomenon that has existed since the Muslim prophet Mohammed lived 1,400 years ago. Islamization has been effective, since it is now the main religion in 57 countries. The association of Islamic countries, OIC, is the world’s largest supra-national organization, surpassed only by the UN.

Three roads to Islamization

One road to Islamization is to remove non-Islamic traditions and symbols. This is to avoid offending Muslims or expose Muslims to proselytizing by other faiths. It also aims to reduce competition from the country’s original religion and culture in order to improve the possibilities for further Islamization. An example is the Red Cross’ refusal to decorate for Christmas in their stores, or when banks no longer hands out piggy banks to their customers’ kids (because pigs are unclean in Islam) — in both situations in order not to offend Muslims and lose Muslim customers.

 

Warning To The West

Citizen Warrior 5 July 2011

The following is an email we received from a former Muslim. We are reprinting it with his permission:

I was born and raised as Muslim. My name is Abdul Rahman. My whole family is still Muslim. I know the Islamic brain very well. I have lived and breathed with them. I am an insider. I left Islam when I understood Islam is a sick and evil religion. Muslims can fool the gullible West but can’t fool us, the ex-Muslims. On this basis I write the following.

Fighting terrorism is easier than fighting the evil teachings of Islam. These evil teachings are already inside the West. Muslims do not need Osama Bin Laden or Zarqawi to lead them. Their inspiration for violence comes directly from the Quran and from Islamic history. One small independent group of Muslims in the West can create havoc.

 

From human rights to the EU, the tide's turning against the liberal thought police

Daily Mail 5 July 2011
By Melanie Phillips

Might the tectonic plates of British politics be beginning to shift just a fraction towards a state approximating to reality?

The Home Office is shortly to publish a discussion paper about rethinking one section of human rights legislation.

 

Afghanistan: Mission Unaccomplished

Human Events 5 July 2011
By Robert Spencer

Shortly after President Obama announced a drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a group of jihad/martyrdom suicide bombers entered the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul last Tuesday, murdering at least 10 and terrorizing an untold number of others. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid declared that the jihadists had "gone through several stories of the building and they are breaking into each room and they are targeting the 300 Afghans and foreigners who are staying.”

 

Video: An illiberal consensus

youtube 5 July 2011
By patcondell

... of middle class left-wing pricks


 

Swiss kidnapped

The Swiss government has now confirmed that two of its nationals, as yet unnamed, have been kidnapped shortly after crossing into Pakistan. Their abductors are unknown but reports speak of them being

 

How Self-Proclaimed Pacifists Support Pro-War Marxists and Islamists

Front Page Magazine 5 July 2011
By David Swindle

"Cultures of Resistance,” a documentary directed by Iara Lee, began its festival tour this year. The film profiles over a dozen different radical activist groups around the world, many of which have

 

Pentagon Concerned Over Iran, Hizbullah in Latin America

Arutz Sheva  5 July 2011
By Gavriel Queenann

Iran and its proxy Hizbullah continue to expand their influence and presence in South America, a top US general warns. USAF General Douglas Fraser, commanding officer of the Pentagon's Southern

 

Islamic religious scholar: Gays in Islamic countries ‘must be killed’

LGBTQ Nation 5 July 2011
By Brody Levesque

As the annual Toronto Pride parade worked its way through the city’s LGBTQ community on Sunday afternoon, an Islamic religious scholar addressing a 9,000-strong crowd at the annual Journey of Faith

 

Christian March in London to Repeal Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law

London: PETITIONS calling for action to protect Christians and other minorities in Pakistan have been handed in at London’s 10 Downing Street. The documents bearing the

 

Obama Reaches Out to the Muslim Brotherhood

Right Side News 5 July 2011
By Robert Spencer

The Obama administration is set to begin formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, a group dedicated in its own words to "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within, and

 

Iran attacks BBC for documentary series on life of prophet Muhammad

The Guardian  5 July 2011
By Saeed Kamali Dehghan

Iran's minister of cultural and Islamic guidance has attacked an upcoming BBC2 documentary series on the life of the founder of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, saying the "enemy" was attempting to "ruin

 

Islamic Banking: CBN rejects Al Qaeda request for banking licence

Vanguard 5 July 2011

…Says Islamic banking politicized …Asks antagonists to go to court Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief Amidst fears that the proposed Islamic banking system, may create an avenue for terrorist

 

Hindu group criticizes Toronto school’s Muslim prayer sessions

Globe and Mail 5 July 2011
By ADRIAN MORROW

A Hindu group that regularly criticizes Islam is going after a Toronto school for holding prayer sessions for Muslim students on Friday afternoons, arguing that it violates principles of secularism

 

America 'gives way' to Islamic law

Seattle Post Intelligencer 5 July 2011
By Chad Groening

A terrorism expert and critic of Islam says several recent disputes over dress codes illustrate how Islamic supremacists want to force the West into accommodating their religion's clothing

 

Islam’s Non-Existent Contribution to America

Canada Free Press 5 July 2011
By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

The Alexandrian Library in Cairo was accidentally set on fire during Julius Caesar’s brief campaign in Egypt in 48 B.C. One of the scholars who worked at the Alexandrian Library was a woman named

 

Religion doesn't belong in public schools

Toronto Sun 5 July 2011
By Joe Warmington

TORONTO - Turns out the taxpayers are funding religious schools after all. Or at least one that we know of. If it’s not stopped now who knows where this will end up or how much it will

 

Australian police get power to demand removal of burqas

The West Australian 5 July 2011

SYDNEY, - - Police in the Australian state of New South Wales have been handed broad-based powers to demand the removal of burqas and other face veils so they can identify people

 

Islamic leaders accept police burka powers

ABC Online  5 July 2011
By Lexi Metherell

Islamic leaders say they are comfortable with the New South Wales Government's decision to give police the power to demand the removal of burkas and other face veils. Cabinet approved the changes

 

All in on burqa debate as woman kicked off bus

Manawatu Standard  5 July 2011
By AMANDA FISHER AND DANYA LEVY

A bus driver refusing entry to a woman in a burqa is a clear case of discrimination, the Race Relations Commissioner says. The Saudi Arabian student was left crying on an Auckland street when the

 

Religious Flowering — and Splintering — Comes to Cairo: Inside the Salafist Revival

TIME  5 July 2011
By Abigail Hauslohner

Friday noon prayer at the al-Tawhid mosque in Cairo used to be led by a state-appointed imam. And his sermons were downright boring, says Ibrahim Abdel Alim, a religious researcher who attends

 

Kenya: I was told that I deserved to die – for being a female journalist

The Guardian  5 July 2011
By Fatuma Noor

It's not always easy being a female investigative journalist, even in the west. But imagine going to do an interview and not being able to shake hands with the interviewee or indeed even being able

 

140 mosques to be built or refurbished

The National  5 July 2011
By Bana AL Qabbani

DUBAI // Worshippers across the Emirates can soon offer prayers closer to home in 140 new or refurbished mosques scheduled for completion this year. The General Authority for Islamic Affairs and

 

Tunisian foreign minister downplays Islamist threat

BERLIN — Tunisian Foreign Minister Mohamed Mouldi Kefi on Monday sought to allay fears abroad over the rise of Islamists in his country, saying they will have to cooperate with other parties to make

 

• ”45.000 x EuropeNews” Celebrating life in the newsstream

EuropeNews 4 July 2011

Here at EuropeNews, we take pride in staying right in the middle of the newsstream, digging out the bits and pieces that matter to the serious newsreader. Our mission is to filter away the sports, entertainment and gossip, and to promote classical, valuable journalism, news that matters

What matters is items with long-term consequences for life in Europe. Out goes short-term speculative financial news, politicians readying for the next election, and whatever accident took place on the autobahn yesterday. What remains are the subtle developments that have lasting impact, like Sharia courts in Britain, the European Union seizing more power in Greece, rising immigrant crime, religious intimidation and the police issuing yet another ”We cannot guarantee your security” statement to citizens seeking to hold peaceful street events.

 
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