Swing Low Sweet Sharia

New English Review 9 April 2012
By Nidra Poller

In October 2011 an extraordinary opportunity to apprehend the ill-defined "Middle East” conflict was offered in the form of a play within the play. Discourse was disabled by flesh and blood images acting out the drama with exquisite unity and perfect casting. Playing the role of Israel, Gilad Shalit, courageous survivor of five years of unspeakable deprivation, emerged frail, pale but gloriously resistant. The little that we know of the conditions of his imprisonment is already too much.


Turkey’s Religious Freedom Record Slides

CompassDirect 9 April 2012
By Compass Direct

Sentiment against Christians in Turkey has persisted long enough for a U.S. religious rights monitor to recommend it as a "Country of Particular Concern,” and pastor Orhan Picaklar knows such anti-Christian hostility first-hand.


Cyprus - a litmus test for Turkey

Famagusta Gazette 9 April 2012
By Robert Ellis

Sweden’s Minister for International Cooperation Development, Gunilla Carlsson, has confirmed in a joint article together with Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs, Egemen Bagis, Sweden’s full support for Turkey’s bid for EU membership.

This comes as no surprise, as four years ago Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, declared that "the AKP government is made up of profound European reformers”.


• 'Anti-fascists' in proxy war for Islam

EuropeNews 5 April 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen

On Saturday, March 31st 2012, street fighting broke out in the otherwise docile city of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. A demonstration organized by DDL/EDL for human rights and against Islamization was assaulted by the combined forces of self-styled 'anti-fascists' and Muslims seeking to teach the demonstrators 'tolerance'. The Danish police was out in force and largely managed to protect the demonstration from the attackers.

Details and pictures below.


Police say Bendigo mother raped 14 times

Bendio Advertiser 5 April 2012

POLICE allege a Bendigo mother of two was subjected to repeated sexual assault at the hands of six youths who dragged her into a laundry and took turns raping her, a court has heard. Mohammed


Islamist site threatens strike 'at heart of Berlin'

A statement posted Wednesday on an Islamist website used by Al-Qaeda threatened a strike at the "heart of Berlin" unless Germany releases a jailed female militant. "This is a special message to


Turkey: An Untold Love Story and Islamic Barbarism

Islam Watch 5 April 2012
By Yagmur Dursun

A Turkish Muslim woman tells the tragic "love story" of her sister, who, upon advice from local Imams, was stoned to death along with her unborn child. My name is Yagmur (it means "rain"). I was


The Many Appetites for Cruelty

Family Security Matters 5 April 2012
By Edward Cline

Daniel Greenfield, during an interview on Jamie Glasov’s radio show on March 28th, was discussing Hitler and Stalin when he noted that they had an "appetite for cruelty.” That got me thinking about the nature and purpose of cruelty.


JPMorgan to pay $20 million to settle case

Washington Post 5 April 2012
By David S. Hilzenrath

JPMorgan Chase illegally allowed Lehman Brothers, the investment bank whose 2008 bankruptcy brought the financial system to the brink of collapse, to count customers’ money as its own, federal


Sarkozy's expulsion of radical preachers shows us how weak British politicians are

Daily Mail 5 April 2012
By Abhijit Pandya

In a show of sublime national unity, France this week has begun to deport Islamic militants and radical Muslim preachers. Considering Britain’s dithering over the deporation of Abu Qatada (above),


France arrests 10 suspected Islamists in fresh raids

CNN 5 April 2012
By Saskya Vandoorne

Paris -- Ten suspected Islamists were arrested in fresh raids across France on Wednesday morning as the country widens a clampdown on suspected extremists after a deadly shooting spree last


'I won't let my girls swim with boys': Muslim dad

The Local 5 April 2012
By Lyssandra Sears

A Muslim father in Basel is refusing to let his daughters participate in mixed swimming lessons, despite having been taken to court and fined several times. The 36-year-old man known as Bardul D


Britain's Multicultural Nightmare

Gatestone Institute 5 April 2012
By Soeren Kern

More than 400 children were subjected to forced marriage in Britain during the past year, including a five-year-old girl who is believed to be the country's youngest victim of the practice.

The statistics were provided by the British government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) as part of an ongoing effort to create a law that would criminalize forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The custom is already illegal in Scotland.


Why has Britain been unable to deport Abu Qatada

Channel 4 News 5 April 2012

As France swiftly expels two radical Islamists, Channel 4 News looks at why the British government is finding it so difficult to remove radical cleric Abu Qatada. The French interior ministry


Turkey Pours BGN 12 M to Build Largest Mosque in Bulgaria

Novinite.com 5 April 2012

Turkey's government directorate on religion has approved a donation of BGN 12 M (EUR 6 M) for the construction of what is to become the largest mosque in Bulgaria. The mosque will be located in


Immigration minister under pressure, Wilders wants him out (update)

DutchNews.nl 5 April 2012

Opposition MPs have demanded prime minister Mark Rutte explain rumours that Geert Wilders has tried to have immigration minister Gerd Leers sacked. The Volkskrant reported on Wednesday morning


Ilmar Reepalu: 'the Swedish Ken Livingstone'

The Local 5 April 2012

Embattled Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu's most recent "anti-Semitic" row is reminiscent of the troubles that plagued London's outspoken ex-mayor Ken Livingstone, argues historian and former Malmö


Muslim groups must denounce deadly 'lone wolves'

scrippsnews.com 5 April 2012

To those who proclaim themselves jihadis, Mohamed Merah is a hero and a martyr. He became a hero last month when he attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his two young sons, Gabriel and Arieh, and a 7-year-old girl, Myriam Monsonego, whom he pulled by the hair and then shot in the head. He became a martyr when, after a 33-hour standoff, he was killed by French commandos.


Firebrand MP George Galloway gets wed for fourth time.. but wife number three says they're still married

Scottish Daily Record 5 April 2012
By Torcuil Crichton

NEWLYWED MP George Galloway’s ex-wife has claimed they are still married. Galloway, 57 – dubbed Gorgeous George – wed his fourth wife in Amsterdam at the weekend, just two days after a stunning


Report: Toulouse Shooter Muslim Hero in France

Israel National News 5 April 2012
By Gabe Kahn

Police all over France have reported several serious incidents linked to the case of Islamist mass murderer Mohamed Merah. Merah killed three French paratroopers and four Jews in a series of


"Honor killing" under growing scrutiny in the U.S.

CBS News 5 April 2012
By Julia Dahl

Three years ago, Razan Fayez was working as a family law attorney at the Tahirih Justice Center, a Virginia-based non-profit organization that helps women and children around the world who are


French gay Muslims: Muhammad would approve of our marriage

The Local 5 April 2012

A Muslim who became the first French man to marry his same sex partner in an Islamic religious ceremony has said that if the prophet Muhammad were alive today he would be happy to marry same sex


Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks

Right Side News 5 April 2012
By Phyllis Schlafly

Political Correctness has a double standard when it comes to teaching about religion in public schools. Drop Christianity down the Memory Hole, but give extensive and mostly favorable coverage to Islam.

Even the mainstream media have provided extensive coverage of the steady stream of court cases and ACLU threatening letters aimed at removing all signs of Judeo-Christianity from public schools.


Gaddafi 'raped countless women during years in power', claims new documentary

Daily Mail 5 April 2012
By Allan Hall

Late Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi raped countless women during his years in power, according to an explosive new documentary. German broadcaster RTL is set to screen the controversial


Egypt jails Christian student for insulting Islam

Jerusalem Post 5 April 2012

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced a 17-year-old Christian boy to three years in jail for publishing cartoons on his Facebook page that mocked Islam and the Prophet Mohammad, actions


Video: Stakelbeck on Terror Show: Islam and the Battle For Our Minds

CBN News 5 April 2012
By Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's episode of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, author Michael Widlanski joins us to discuss his new book, Battle For Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat.


Terror trial of former Winnipeg man begins before a U.S. court

Vancouver Sun 5 April 2012
By Mike McIntyre

WINNIPEG — He remains one of the world's most wanted fugitives — but a former Winnipeg man is about to take on a prominent role in a New York courtroom as a high-profile terrorism trial


CAIR Angered by Moderate Muslim’s Appointment to Religious Freedom Commission

the Algemeiner 5 April 2012

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser—head of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), an organization that seeks to fight radical Islamic ideology—on Monday was appointed to the U.S. Commission on International


French official: Islamists planned to kidnap judge

Businessweek 5 April 2012

Preliminary charges are being filed against 13 Islamist radicals in France, a prosecutor announced Tuesday, saying some had been calling for Muslim Shariah law in the country, doing weapons training


Muslim Brotherhood's 'Perception Management Team' to Washington, D.C.

Family Security Matters 5 April 2012
By Clare M. Lopez

A Muslim Brotherhood perception management team is coming to Washington, D.C. Georgetown University's Saudi-funded Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and its Director, John

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