Earlier this week, I reported on a dispute between the student union and the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASHS) at University College London over the atheists' use of a frame from the cartoon strip Jesus & Mo on a Facebook page advertising their weekly drinks social.
EuropeNews 11 January 2012
By Jaya Gopal
Introduction by Ibn Warraq
It gives me great pleasure to introduce Mr. Jaya Gopal’s
THE MISERY OF ISLAM.
To call Mr. Jaya Gopal’s book courageous is inadequate and in no way elucidates its real achievements which are not only many but very substantial and extremely important. This book must be read by everyone as an effective antidote to the many politically correct but historically and doctrinally incorrect apologies for Islam perpetrated by dogmatically Islamophile scholars such as John Esposito.
eurasiareview.com 12 January 2012
By Muhamet Brajshori
According to a report by the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, forced marriage primarily affects young Muslim women. Of those forced into marriage 83.4% were Muslim, nearly a third were 17 or under, while 40% fell between the ages of 18 and 21.
Set My People Free 11 January 2012
The International Day of Human Rights took place in Stockholm on the 10 December 2011. The main purpose of the event was to commemorate the victims of the Apostasy Law in Islam. Former Muslims who are imprisoned, being tortured or are in hiding. ‘Set My People Free’ which organized this event is a network of individuals, churches and organizations working for the freedom of converts from Islam.
SFLuxe 12 January 2012
By Clifford D. May
It’s funny in an Orwellian way that in Europe there are now militant groups with such cutesy names as Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland. Less funny, but perhaps more Orwellian: Last month, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) held an event in Amsterdam featuring two speakers who favor liberalizing Islam. More than 20 members of the pro-Sharia groups pushed their way in shouting "Allahu Akhbar!” They demanded the event be stopped, called the speakers apostates, spat on them, threw eggs at them and threatened to kill them.
Tundra Tabloids 12 January 2012
The latest statistics on the marriage of Iranian children shows that under-aged girls are married more than under-aged boys.
[According to statistics] 24,506 married girls under the age of 14 and 5,519 boys married between the ages of 10 to 14, shows that more girls marry older men.
Technorati Politics 12 January 2012
By Casey Dunivan
Thanks to a federal court ruling, the controversial law passed by Oklahoma voters barring judicial consideration of international or Sharia law in court cases has been stayed. The law would amend the state's constitution to explicitly require judges to only use state and federal law when deciding cases and expressly prohibits the use of Islamic Sharia law. But the law is misleading in several respects and is based largely on public anxiety over an isolated incident in New Jersey. In passing the initiative, Oklahoma ingrained in the state constitution that Islam vis a vis Islamic law is to be publicly and legally stigmatized.
FrontPage Magazine 12 January 2012
By Daniel Greenfield
The Western doctrine of non-violence depends on the willingness to compromise. To resolve any conflict by sitting down at a table, finding points of agreement and then working through the rest. The ruthless killing fields of the twentieth century have not shaken that eternal faith in a diplomatic solution, rather they have only strengthened it. But what happens when a compromise is genuinely impossible?
People of Shambhala 12 January 2012
Hundreds of Muslims have protested outside a Buddhist school in Bangkok, Thailand. The organization named Muslims for Peace is upset at Wat Nonjok secondary school for its refusal to allow a Muslim student to wear the hijab.
Tampa, Florida - Hassan Shibly, the executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, says he has one goal when speaking before a group: "We hope by clearing up these misconceptions, we can build a healthier, safer community."
FrontPage Magazine 12 January 2012
By Mark Tapson
Over the Christmas holiday, comedian three-minute video from his production company by linking to it on the social network Twitter. The animated video, called "Merry F***ing Christmas,” is a parody of the long-running, annual Christmas special featuring and his "Peanuts” gang. In the course of it, Leary makes a couple of jokes at Christianity’s expense and even takes a potshot at Scientologist actor Tom Cruise’s well-known contempt for the psychiatric profession. But the primary target of Leary’s Christmas satire is, unusually, Islam.– known for rapid-fire, politically incorrect standup rants – revived a several-years-old