The Influence of the Salafists

Gates of Vienna 25 April 2012
By Necla Kelek

We’ve posted about the German author Necla Kelek several times over the past few years. Ms. Kelek is a practicing Muslim of Turkish extraction. She is also one of those rare birds: a truly "moderate” Muslim who is educated, tolerant, and has assimilated to German values. She refuses to acknowledge the ascendancy of the Islamic fundamentalist movements that are now sweeping the Middle East and Europe.

The following article was prompted by the proposal by a group of German Salafists to give away 25 million copies of a German-language Koran. Many thanks to JLH for translating Ms. Kelek’s piece from Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, via Europe News


Losing the Jihadists’ War on America

Canada Free Press 25 April 2012
By Frank Gaffney Jr

Washington, At a press conference on Tuesday, April 24th, Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney and two former top leaders of the U.S. intelligence


Sweden Plans Deportation Iranian Christians Despite Dangers

BosNewsLife 25 April 2012

TEHRAN/STOCKHOLM -- There was concern over the plight of several Iranian Christian asylum seekers in Sweden Tuesday, April 24, after Swedish authorities decided to deport them


Mali gunmen release Swiss woman 25 April 2012

Timbuktu - Islamist fighters in rebel-held northern Mali on Tuesday released a Swiss woman abducted this month in the desert town of Timbuktu, witnesses and the Swiss government


Luton Terror Arrests: Five Men Held On Suspicion Of Plotting Attacks

The Huffington Post 25 April 2012

Five men have been arrested in Luton on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, Scotland Yard said. The arrests were part of a "pre-planned,


Jihadis' New Toulouse Inspiration

Family Security Matters 25 April 2012

In "Lessons and Treasures from the Battle of Toulouse," al-Qaida forum moderator Abu Sa'd al-Amili transforms Mohammad Merah's murder of a rabbi, three Jewish school children, and three French soldiers into a glorious raid on Western civilization. Merah's executions, termed "a little like 9/11" by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are called a "practical lesson in bravery" and the murderer is part of the "fighting men of a special class."


Thousands attend Milad rally in UK

The News International 25 April 2012
By Murtaza Ali Shah

BIRMINGHAM: More than 30,000 British Pakistanis participated in the biggest ever Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) rally here at Ashton Park. Of the thousands who attended the rally


Takeaway boss 'tried to recruit girls as young as 12 to work as prostitutes in his brothel'

Daily Mail 25 April 2012

A takeaway owner who allegedly ran a brothel above his restaurant hounded girls as young as 12 to become prostitutes and told one of his child victims that ‘age is just a number’. Azad


Panetta: Violent Extremism Threatens Latin America

Department of Defense 25 April 2012
By Cheryl Pellerin

BRASILIA – Even in a region where some of the United States’ closest military partners are steadily improving national stability and security, the threat of violent


The Prosecutor Lies in Wait

Right Side News 25 April 2012
By Lars Hedegaard

A wake-up call to Western civilizations, like the United States and their rapidly growing minions of thought police, food police and ever growing sensitivity to "hate speech" which is not "hate speech" at all, but First Amendment infringement. Lars Hedegaard shares his thoughts on his recent court battle. The prosecution knew the outcome before taking Mr. Hedegaard to court and the only motive we see for them to drag him into court was to break him financially and to "censor" all writers who write freely from their homes.


Libyan Muslim Brotherhood On the Rise

MEMRI 25 April 2012
By B. Chernitsky

Introduction Under Mu'ammar Qadhafi's rule in Libya, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) was outlawed, and conducted most of its activity from abroad. Now that many of its members have returned


Female Circumcision Illegal But was Still Carried Out

Dentisty IQ 25 April 2012

UAE -- As per the findings, it has been reported that an estimated 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female circumcision, carried out by medical practitioners. Female


Islam is not a religion of peace

Heber Springs Sun-Times (blog) 25 April 2012
By Robert I. Lappin

Islam is not a religion of peace. It is and has been a religion of violence, vengeance, and conquest for 1400 years. Western Civilization is at war with Islam. Saying that we are at war


Lebanon's most wanted Islamist terrorist 'killed planting bombs for Syrian rebels' 25 April 2012
By Ruth Sherlock

Jawhar was said by security sources quoted in the Lebanese media to have been killed in Qusayr, near the embattled city of Homs. According to one report, he blew himself up when a bomb


Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance

AINA (press release) 25 April 2012
By Andrew G. Bostom

The Center for Security Policy, under security analyst Frank Gaffney's bold and thoughtful leadership, is launching a 10-part, web-based video course (key findings summarized here), today, April 24, 2012, entitled, "The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within."


Egyptian court upholds verdict against comedian for insulting Islam

Trend 25 April 2012

An Egyptian court upheld a three-month jail term on Tuesday for the Arab World's most known comedian on charges of insulting Islam, amid growing concerns for freedom of speech in the


On Armenian Remembrance Day, Obama Again Avoids the Word ‘Genocide’ Despite Campaign Promise to Contrary

ABC News 25 April 2012
By Jake Tapper

On the fourth Armenian Remembrance Day of his presidency, President Obama has for the fourth time in a row broken his promise to the Armenian community to use the word "genocide” in


Growing Up Hindu in Pakistan: Kidnapped, Converted and Married

Huffington Post 25 April 2012
By Suhag A. Shukla

Turn on the TV. There is breaking news about a 16-year-old girl who has gone missing. A few hours later, we learn that the abductors have contacted the missing girl's parents. The


Multiculturalism is not tolerance

National Post 24 April 2012
By Jackson Doughart

In the Spring 2012 issue of Humanist Perspectives magazine, the German-American journalist Soeren Kern reported that the Dutch government will abandon its multicultural policy and reaffirm the values of the native population. This follows a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment in some European countries, including Germany, whose chancellor Angela Merkel declared multiculturalism a failed policy in late 2010.


Turkish Catholic Church calls for a return of 200 properties. Better to ask for legal recognition

Asia News 24 April 2012

Istanbul - The Turkish Catholic Church is trying to regain possession of 200 properties confiscated by the government in Ankara in the 1930s. But several elements of the


UK doctors mutilated girls aged 10 24 April 2012

Brutal genital mutilations have been carried out on up to 100 000 women and girls in Britain, it was revealed on Sunday. It also emerged that medical professionals in this country are


Robert Spencer Asks: Did Muhammad Exist

FrontPage Magazine 24 April 2012
By Bruce Thornton

One of the jihadists’ most potent psychological weapons is the double standard Muslims have imposed on the West. Temples and churches are destroyed and vandalized, Christians murdered and driven from the lands of Christianity’s birth, anti-Semitic lunacy propagated by high-ranking Muslim clerics, and Christian territory like northern Cyprus ethnically cleansed and occupied by Muslims.


Italian man arrested for suspected terrorism links 24 April 2012

ROME - Police arrested an Italian man Monday in a crackdown in several Italian cities on an Islamic extremist network suspected of supporting international terrorism. Alfonso


Massive Mosque Mobilisation to Help Socialists in French Elections

Islam in Europe 24 April 2012

L'Observatoire de l'Islamisation reports that a federation of 700 mosques under the control of the Grand Mosque of Paris undertook a massive mobilisation in favour of the Socialist


With apologies to St George - patron saint of a country that seems to be dying of shame

Daily Mail 24 April 2012
By David Thomas

Dear St George, Happy saint’s day - hope you have a good one! True, you won’t get a proper celebration like your pals Andrew, David and Patrick. I mean, you’re probably not too jealous


Paris seeks to become Islamic finance hub in Europe

Zawya 24 April 2012

A report prepared by KFH-Research stated that new global markets are seeking to join the main players in the Islamic financing industry and services, such as France. France is working


It’s Time to Revise The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam

Brookings Institution 24 April 2012
By Turan Kayaoglu

To the surprise of many, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has shown a new commitment to advancing human rights by establishing an Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission within the organization. In the Commission’s first meeting in Jakarta, Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu asked the 18-member Commission in his opening address to "review and update OIC instruments, including the Cairo Declaration [of Human Rights in Islam]…” If the Commission intends to indeed advance human rights, then the Cairo Declaration is the first among these instruments in need of serious revision.


Turkey says Israel not welcome at NATO summit

Yahoo! News UK 24 April 2012
By Daren Butler

ISTANBUL - Turkey has refused to allow Israel to take part in a NATO summit next month because the Jewish state has not apologised for the 2010 killing of Turkish activists in a


Holocaust Memorial Day and European Hypocrisy

FrontPage Magazine 24 April 2012
By Joseph Puder

German Nobel Laureate Gunther Grass, a former Waffen S.S. soldier in Hitler’s army, published a poem earlier this month which criticized Israel for "aggressive warmongering against Iran”

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