World’s tallest mega-mosque being built in Algeria

RT 22 May 2012

A big religious feeling deserves a big house of worship. Algeria is set to get its own mega-mosque with the tallest minaret in the world. ­Almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower, the

 

Video: Grooming Gangs: The Islamic Connection

Right Side News 21 May 2012

We have already discussed how reference to ‘Asian’ grooming gangs unfairly stigmatises non-Muslim Asian communities that do not have this specific problem. We also argued that failing to even consider that the men’s religion could have had some relevance is not helpful if we want to understand and hopefully prevent these terrible crimes from happening again.

 

R.I.P. David Littman

Jihad Watch 21 May 2012

It is with great sadness that I must report that my friend David Littman, one of the foremost warriors for human rights of our age, has died today in Switzerland.

Longtime Jihad Watch readers will recall his many reports at this site (see here -- scroll down), recording his numerous valiant efforts to call the attention of the UN's Human Rights Council to the human rights abuses arising from Islamic law.

 

Going Undercover in Sweden’s Mosques

FrontPage Magazine 21 May 2012
By Bruce Bawer

You may recall that back in 2007, the series Dispatches, produced by Britain’s Channel 4, sent reporters into several mosques in that country with hidden cameras and microphones. The

 

Video: David Littman, Human Rights Champion, Died Today

Atlas Shrugs 21 May 2012
By Pamela Geller

The fight for freedom has today lost a truly great and towering giant.

David Littman spent decades working at the UN in Switzerland, trying to get people to pay attention to how Islam and Islamic law were inherently antisemitic, the Jew-hatred that is pandemic in the Islamic world, the genocidal Hamas Charter, and more.

 

Video: Jihadist in Pakistan Calls for Murder of All PRO-NRW Members

Islam versus Europe 21 May 2012

The German anti-Islam pro-NRW movement recently made headlines with its anti-Islam media competition and demonstrations featuring both the fruits of the competition as well as the classic Danish Mohammed cartoons.

 

Video: Qur'an in Context 1: "Fight Those Who Do Not Believe" (Surah 9:29)

Answering Muslims 21 May 2012

Here are the Qur'an, Hadith, and Tafsir passage cited in the video: Qur’an 9:28—O ye who believe! Truly the Pagans are unclean; so let them not, after this year of theirs, approach the Sacred Mosque. And if ye fear poverty, soon will Allah enrich you, if He wills, out of His bounty, for Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.

 

Islamist calls for murder of German far-right party: media

A German Islamist is calling for the murder of members of a far-right party that regularly provokes ultra-conservative Muslims using cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, a newspaper

 

Leicester Gets First Muslim Mayor

Islam in Britain 21 May 2012

"An Indian-origin Muslim councilor Abdul Razak Osman has been sworn in as the first ever Muslim mayor in the multi-cultural town of Leicester, the post seen as a challenge as Britain

 

Lockerbie bombing: secrets not to be taken to the grave

The Guardian 21 May 2012

The death on Sunday of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person to be convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, removes one running sore in relations between London and Washington. There was fury

 
 

France’s New Burqa-Friendly Government

FrontPage Magazine 21 May 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

Francois Hollande may be the first Muslim-elected president of France. With an estimated 93 percent of Muslim voters casting their ballots for Hollande, in a close election, their numbers

 

'A small minority of Pakistani men DO believe white girls are fair game'

Daily Mail 21 May 2012
By Rick Dewsbury

Muslim cabinet minister Baroness Warsi today dramatically hit out at the 'small minority' of Pakistani men who see white girls as 'fair game' for sexual abuse. In comments following the

 

Muslim Persecution of Christians: April 2012

Gatestone Institute 21 May 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

As Easter, one of the highest Christian holidays, comes in April, Christian persecution in Muslim nations—from sheer violence to oppressive laws—was rampant: In Nigeria, where jihadis have

 

• Video: David Littman & Operation Mural

Vimeo 22 May 2012
By David Littman

To commemorate the recently deceased David Littman, we repost the documentary about Operation Mural. That was a clandestine effort headed by Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency, to facilitate the emigration of Jewish Moroccan children to Israel. While David Littman was the unlikely secret agent at the heart of the operation, he was not even told that he was working for the Mossad back then. Watch to enjoy geuine courage in the face of evil.

 

Video: Allen West: "We can't give constitutional rights to those who seek to destroy us!"

Rep. West gives another powerful history lesson on the house floor 5/17/2012

 

Robert Spencer’s Talk at the Wednesday Morning Club

FrontPage Magazine 21 May 2012
By Paul Schnee

If Islamists keep a list of people they never wish to see or hear from again, then Robert Spencer’s name must be high up on it. In his talk about his new book, "Did Muhammad Exist?” given

 

Tory council leader convicted of bigamy after suspicious second wife hires private detective to investigate his past

Daily Mail 21 May 2012
By Hannah Roberts

A married Tory councillor who took a second wife after convincing her he was divorced has escaped jail despite being convicted of bigamy. Pervez Choudhry, 54, was caught out when his new

 

Pakistan restores access to Twitter

DW.DE 21 May 2012

Pakistan has restored access to Twitter after blocking it for more than eight hours on Sunday. "Blasphemous" material was given as the reason for the move against the social networking

 

Video: Mayo Clinic Fires Doctor Advocating Female Genital Mutilation

radicalislam.org 21 May 2012

The Mayo Clinic has fired one of their doctors for advocating female genital mutilation. Dr. Hatem Elhagaly, left, a Muslim pediatrician, was dismissed from the top-notch clinic for promoting a practice that is illegal in America but, in his words, "honors Islam."

 

Fatwa on Women | Cell Phone Use Punished by Acid in Face

Right Side News 21 May 2012

Pakistani Women Writers Denounce Islamic Clerics' Fatwas Against Women's Use Of Cell Phones And Access To Secular Education Former Pakistani lawmaker and cleric Maulana Abdul Haleem

 

The Islamization of Copts

Examiner.com 21 May 2012
By Maggie Awad

Copts have more to worry about than they thought. Their church is being run by misogynists. Last week, Bishoy, a Coptic bishop, secretary of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church, and

 

Tunisian Salafists rally to demand greater role for Islam

DW.DE 21 May 2012

Hard-line Islamists have held their second rally since the fall of the Ben Ali regime, calling for the implementation of reforms along Islamic principles. The group's leader says they seek

 

The Legacy of Vidal Sassoon

Right Side News 21 May 2012
By Robert S. Wistrich

I first became aware of Vidal Sassoon’s rise to prominence about 45 years ago as a young student at Cambridge University. It was the age of Beatlemania, the heyday of the fashion designer

 

Ban book if it's against Islam, say muftis

asiaone.com 21 May 2012
By Atiqa Hazellah

KUALA LUMPUR - Two state muftis have called on the government to ban the Malay translation of Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta, a book by Ugandan-born Canadian author Irshad Manji, if it is found

 

Indian brands get 'halal' stamp

The Times of India 21 May 2012
By Shilpa Phadnis,

BANGALORE: Islamic branding is an idea whose time has come, as brands tracking a broader consumer base get accustomed to Muslim sensibilities. It's not just about halal food alone, for it's

 

Russia and the Cyprus Gambit

New Europe 20 May 2012
By Robert Ellis

Russia’s age-old ambition of securing a foothold in the Mediterranean has been achieved not only through the establishment of a naval base at Tartus in Syria but also because of its long-standing relationship with Cyprus.

In 1955 the Greek Cypriot leader, Archbishop Makarios, attended the Bandung Conference in Indonesia, which laid the foundation for the Non-Aligned Movement.

 

Video: Trans-Atlantic Interview with Tommy Robinson

Vlad Tepes Blog 18 May 2012
By Vlad Tepes Blog

In this video interview, the popular Canadian blogger "Vlad Tepes" inquires Tommy Robinson, leader of the English Defence League, about the purpose of his organisation and the obstacles that leftwing extremists, Islamists and the British establishement have thrown in the way of his grass roots movement.

A full text transcript is posted below the video.

 

New French president wastes no time in bowing down to Islam – BANS PORK from Presidential Elysee Palace

Bare Naked Islam 18 May 2012

And you thought Sarkozy was an Islamopanderer. Not even in office for a week and Francois Hollande has banned all dishes containing pork products from all government offices, in deference

 

How Islam Killed Greco-Roman Civilization

FrontPage Magazine 18 May 2012
By Fjordman

A number of books published in recent years have demolished the myth of an allegedly tolerant Islamic culture that preserved the Greco-Roman heritage. Ibn Warraq’s book Why the West Is Best is among the better and more accessible titles in this field. As I concluded in one of my earlier essays, the only part of the ancient Greek heritage that proved to be more compatible with Muslim than with Christian European culture was slavery, and possibly anal sex with young boys in certain parts of the Islamic world.

 
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