'Pork restaurant' candidate accused

Bourne Local 17 January 2012

A North East Liberal Democrat council candidate has been accused of Islamophobia over comments posted on his Facebook site. Dave Stones, who is standing for election to Redcar and Cleveland


US warns of threat as bomb material is seized

The Boston Globe 17 January 2012
By Thanyarat Doksone

BANGKOK - A foreign suspect with alleged links to Hezbollah militants led Thai police yesterday to a warehouse filled with materials commonly used to make bombs, as Thailand and the United States


Muslim group seeks mosque funding in Gulf

WRS 17 January 2012

A controversial Muslim group is trying to raise funds in the Gulf states for a 20 million franc mosque in Bern. The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland says it is also seeking financial support


Syria forces fire 'nail bombs' as masses protest

Herald Sun 17 January 2012

SYRIAN forces were accused of firing nail bombs to disperse protesters as tens of thousands flooded the streets across the country in a bid to make their voices heard by Arab monitors.

The protesters called for the overthrow and prosecution of President Bashar al-Assad, whose autocratic regime has been blamed for the deaths of more than 5,000 people since pro-reform protests erupted in March.


PA Religious Official Publicly Calls for Genocide of Jews

Israel National News 17 January 2012
By Elad Benari

The principal Palestinian Authority’s religious leader, the Mufti Muhammad Hussein, speaking last week, presented the killing of Jews by Muslims as a religious Islamic goal. Hussein made the


Report: Hezbollah fires rockets at Syrian civilians

Ynetnews 17 January 2012
By Roi Kais

Has the Syrian regime found a new way to oppress its citizens? Syria's opposition websites reported Monday that Hezbollah launched Katiusha rockets at civilians near Damascus, with the intention of


'Salman Rushdie asked to skip Jaipur Literary festival'

India Today 17 January 2012

The proposed visit of eminent author Salman Rushdie to the Jaipur Literary festival seems to be running deeper into controversy. Reports said the organisers of the annual fest have asked the author


Cracks in the Islamist Bloc

AINA.org 17 January 2012
By Ryan Mauro

Last year, it seemed like an Islamist super-bloc was forming in the Middle East. Secular regimes fell and others faced uprisings. Turkey grew closer to Iran and Syria. The Iranian regime produced an End Times documentary depicting the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood as the fulfillment of prophecy. Now, pro-Western governments remain unstable but the Islamists are turning their daggers on each other.


Islamic Minister to investigate "Christian missionary” allegations against the State

Minivan News 17 January 2012
By JJ Robinson and Eleanor Johntone

Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari has consulted with President Mohamed Nasheed on allegations that the government has cooperated with Christian missionaries in an effort "to wipe


India: sharia court convicts priest, Protestant pastor on forced-conversion charges

Catholic Culture 17 January 2012

The deputy grand mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, a largely Muslim Indian state, has announced that a sharia court has convicted an 80-year-old Dutch missionary priest and a Protestant pastor of


Nigerian New Year: Christian Slaughter

FrontPage Magazine 17 January 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

The New Year’s resolution for "Sunnis for Da’wa [Islamization] and Jihad”—also known as Boko Haram, that is, "Western education is forbidden”—is to create a Christian-free Nigeria, beginning,


Thai police find large cache of bomb-making materials

BBC News 17 January 2012

Police in Thailand say they have found a large supply of materials for making bombs, following the detention of a suspect with alleged links to Hezbollah. The suspect led police to a building


Muslims Converting Empty European Churches into Mosques

Hudson New York 17 January 2012
By Soeren Kern

Muslims in Europe are increasingly converting empty Christian churches into mosques. The proliferation of mosques housed in former churches reflects the rise of Islam as the fastest growing


World peace threatened by Islamophobic rationalism

EuropeNews 16 January 2012
By Jan Wójcik

International, scientific conference "Academic Forum for Peace” with Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim scholars, mainly philosophers and theologists, was supposed to form a debate platform on how these religions relate to the issue of peace.

It was to be kept in a spirit of intercultural dialogue and impartiality, as guaranteed by the organizer, Wroclaw University. For Muslims, however, it became another opportunity to seize the academic space and further their political aims.


More UK Muslims landing in prisons

thenews.com.pk 16 January 2012

LONDON: A growing number of young British Muslims, most of them of Pakistani origin, are turning away from religion and instead ending up in prisons in UK, an expert has said. Mr. Ahtsham Ali, an


Malmö dwellers forced to deliver their own mail

The Local 16 January 2012

As postal workers assigned to the Malmö district of Seved feel too threatened to carry out their duties, the residents themselves will now have to deliver their own post.”You do what you have to do,


Thailand hunting Hezbollah operatives planning terror attacks against Jews, Israelis

Haaretz Daily Newspaper 16 January 2012
By Barak Ravid

Thailand's intelligence services launched a manhunt Friday for a Hezbollah operative who is part of a terror cell planning attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Bangkok. The Counter-Terrorism


How To Destroy A Country — Part 1

Gates of Vienna 16 January 2012
By Paul Weston

Paul Weston’s latest essay is the first of a three-part series about the deliberate destruction of British culture, and of Western Civilization itself.

Every generation bemoans the slippage of standards and the "going to the dogs” of society, but history shows that civilisations and peoples really do collapse utterly. Some even become extinct. Great Britain, needless to say, is no longer as great as it once was, but has the degradation we see around us on a daily basis been caused by well-intentioned liberal stupidity, or by brilliantly-planned leftist malevolence?


Imam sentenced to life in prison in JFK airport terror plot

CNN 16 January 2012
By Jim Barnett

Washington -- An imam and leader of the Shiite Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago was sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to attack a New York airport by exploding fuel tanks and


Qaeda militants seize Yemen town, Norwegian kidnapped

Reuters 16 January 2012

Al Qaeda militants have seized a small town southeast of Yemen's capital Sanaa Sunday in another setback to efforts to restore order after President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally handed over power


Dad killed daughter in brutal axe murder

The Local 16 January 2012
By Meritxell Mir

A Swiss prosecutor has described as a "veritable slaughter" the vicious axe murder of a 16-year-old girl by her 53-year-old Pakistani father, who believed his daughter had tarnished her family's


Criminalizing Religious Criticism: UN Resolution Threatens Freedom of Speech

Crosswalk.com 16 January 2012
By Kristin Butler

A new resolution introduced at the United Nations Human Rights Council has free speech advocates concerned about a potential backlash against religious minority groups. Previously introduced as Resolution 62/154, "Combating defamation of religion,” the piece was originally written to criminalize the criticism of religion. Advocates worried that the resolution would, at best, limit freedom of speech, and at worst, jeopardize religious minorities in countries carrying heavy punishments for blasphemy and apostasy.


Video: Kingston imam claims Islam has no scriptural allowance for abuse of women, honor killings, violence

Tundra Tabloids 16 January 2012

There was a fascinating interview today on SUN TV. A Kingston Ontario imam came on to explain how there is no Islamic precepts or texts to justify honor killing or violence in Islam or for Islamic reasons.


Spanish Rail Consortium Signs Saudi Contract

WSJ.com 16 January 2012

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia signed an 30.8 billion riyal ($8.2 billion) contract with a Spanish consortium on Saturday for the next phase of a high-speed train linking the Islamic holy cities


UK says Duchess of York will not be extradited to Turkey

Al Arabiya News 16 January 2012
By Michael Holden

There is no prospect of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, being extradited to Turkey to face criminal charges over her undercover reporting for a TV documentary on Turkish orphanages, a British


The west's useful idiots

Melanie Phillips's Blog 16 January 2012
By Melanie Phillips

In its editorial (L) this morning, the Times still clings to the delusion that the ‘Arab Spring’ was the harbinger of democracy in the region. Although it coyly concedes that

‘the path of change is strewn with uncertainties’

such as the fact that

 ‘Sunni extremist parties have gained electoral support in Egypt, while Coptic Christians have suffered murderous attacks’,


Geert Wilders Says There's No Such Thing as Moderate Islam

The Daily Beast 16 January 2012
By Christopher Dickey

A couple of years ago, a billboard appeared outside Columbia, S.C., looming above Interstate 26. Beady eyes stared out from a black balaclava emblazoned with an inscription from the Quran—clearly the


Craven Arms mosque extension plans

BBC News 16 January 2012

Plans have been drawn up to extend a small mosque in south Shropshire. The terraced house in Craven Arms currently accommodates about 25 people in its main prayer room. The town's Muslim


KFC Finger Lickin’ Halal Food

English Defence League 16 January 2012

The EDL have spent the last couple of years trying to raise the awareness of the creeping Islamisation of Britain through Islamic. One of the principal vehicles for Islamisation is the pushing of


"The Muslim Brotherhood is a Totalitarian Movement”

Gates of Vienna 16 January 2012

Below is an interview with Bassam Tibi from Thursday’s Die Presse. Many thanks to doxRaven for the translation: "The Muslim Brotherhood is a totalitarian movement” The Islamic scholar

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