Worries grow over Islamic extremists in Balkans

Seattle Times Newspaper 1 November 2011

BELGRADE, Serbia — The young man wore a long beard and pants that stopped above his ankles. He sprayed the U.S. embassy in Bosnia with machine-gun fire. Friday's incident in Sarajevo, in which the


Unesco, yes to Palestine's membership. Israel: a tragedy

ANSAMED.info 1 November 2011

ROME - Unesco's General Conference has voted in favour of Palestine's accession as a full member: a decision that has provoked splits and controversy within the international community. In the words


Video: Islamic Jihad’s ‘Multiple Missile’ Video a Fake

Israel National News 1 November 2011
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Islamic Jihad’s video of a multiple missile launch represented a significant achievement except for one small problem – it was phoney, according to the IDF. The impressive video shows four blasts, but there is no photo evidence that they came from rockets.


Why Islamists Are Winning

WSJ.com 1 November 2011

"This is not an Islamic Revolution." So opined Olivier Roy, arguably Europe's foremost authority on political Islam, in an essay published days after Hosni Mubarak was forced from power in


Coptic Christian Student Murdered By Classmates for Wearing a Cross

AINA 1 November 2011
By Mary Abdelmassih

In mid-October Egyptian media published news of an altercation between Muslim and Christian students over a classroom seat at a school in Mallawi, Minya province. The altercation lead to the murder of


Burned mosque had received hateful letters

Wichita Eagle 1 November 2011

A mosque in west Wichita that was heavily damaged by fire early Monday had received anti-Islam letters in recent months. Somebody also had begun turning on its outside water faucet overnight to


World needs Islamic guidance, says King

Saudi Gazette 1 November 2011

MAKKAH — The world needs the vision and guidance of Islam and Muslims should work hard to make sure this happens, said King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, at a conference being held


Tolerance in Saudi? Forget it

Edmonton Sun 1 November 2011
By Mindelle Jacobs

Unfortunately for tolerant, good-hearted Muslims, Islam’s holiest sites are in one of the world’s most discriminatory and tyrannical countries. Edmonton imam and U of A post-doctoral fellow


Dealings with Gaddafi son embarrass London college

Reuters 1 November 2011
By Mark Hosenball

One of its founders was George Bernard Shaw, its professors have included Friedrich von Hayek and Bertrand Russell and among notable former students are John F. Kennedy and the current Greek prime


Three Hizb ut-Tahrir activists seized in Bashkortostan

Interfax-Religion 1 November 2011

A covert unit of the Hizb ut-Tahrir international terrorist organization, outlawed by the Russian Supreme Court, has been seized in Sibai, Bashkortostan, the republican department of the Federal


Islamist groups denounce Syrian government

The Daily Star 1 November 2011
By Antoine Amrieh

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Several hundred supporters of Hizb Ut-Tahrir and the Sahwa (Awakening) Party held separate demonstrations in Tripoli after Friday prayers to denounce the Syrian government and voice


The black flag, Jihad Jane and Ireland

The Irish Times 1 November 2011

THE KNOCK ON THE DOOR of Ali Charaf Damache’s Waterford home came on the morning of March 9th last year. Within hours, news of the arrests of Damache and six others detained during searches of 10


Birmingham researchers call for reform of UK counter-terrorism strategy

Birmingham Mail 1 November 2011
By Mark Cowan

RESEARCHERS will call for the urgent reform the UK’s counter-terrorism strategies when they present their findings in Birmingham. According to the research carried out in London and Birmingham,


Some French suburbs turning into ‘separate Islamic societies’

TruthDive 1 November 2011

Paris: France’s run-down city suburbs are becoming ‘separate Islamic societies’ cut off from the state, a report has warned. According to the Daily Mail, Arab communities are


Gaddafi son should be tried in Libya first: minister

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi will not escape justice and should be tried in Libya for murder, corruption and "many things" before an international court questions him, the country's interim justice minister


NATO Concludes Libya Mission After Seven Months

NATO ends its military operation in Libya at midnight on Monday, seven months after launching an air and sea campaign that helped bring the overthrow and death of Muammar Gaddafi. In announcing


Saudi Arabia Beheads Sudanese Man Accused of 'Witchcraft'

International Business Times 1 November 2011
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti

Gruesome images have emerged of the public beheading in a car park of a Sudanese man in Saudi Arabia accused of 'sorcery' and 'witchcraft'. Abdul Hamid Bin Hussain Bin Moustafa al-Fakki became the


Do poppy-burning Muslims abuse free speech?

dailymail.co.uk 1 November 2011
By britishjohn08

Free speech can never really be abused because its in place to protect all forms of expression, especially those that are controversial and offensive. It's easy to defend a conversation about the


Lost honour - the story of the Sürücü

Prix Europa 2011 31 October 2011


"This is a film about a murder. The victim, a young woman gunned down at a bus stop in Berlin. The murderer is her brother. It is an "honour killing" because Hatun Surucu lived "like a German". In a remarkable and thought-provoking series of interviews with the murderer, who is still in jail, his family and friends, the filmmakers explore the evidence behind the case. Through this highly personal testimony, a much more disturbing picture emerges - the harsh and uncomfortable reality that integration has failed and that Turks and Germans exist in "parallel societies". Story telling and film-making at its best."


Which Emotional Strategies Influence Orthodox Muslims?

Citizen Warrior 31 October 2011

AL SIEBERT, author of Survivor Personality, said something interesting in his book, and I've been thinking about it for awhile now. The book is about what personality traits survivors hold in common. Siebert has studied survivors of POW camps, concentration camps, plane crashes, boats sinking, etc. He's made this study his life's work. Here's the quote, and then I'll tell you what I've been thinking:


Veracity, Mendacity – and Islam

FrontPage Magazine 31 October 2011
By Bruce Bawer

The recent arrival in my mail of a book entitled Islam: Critical Essays about a Political Religion has prompted a number of thoughts. Edited by Sam and Wim van Rooy and published late last year, it is a massive compendium, just under 800 pages long. It is in Dutch. (The title is actually De Islam: Kritische Essays over een Politieke Religie.) And it is richly comprehensive, with thirty-four essays on such subjects as the Islamization of Europe, Islam in India, the term "Islamophobia,” jihad in Africa, dhimmitude, apostasy, the myth of Andalusia, taqiyya, Islam and the West, sharia law, Islam’s "fellow travelers,” Jews under Islam, Christians under Islam, Islam and women, Islam and slavery, Islam and fascism, and Islam vs. democracy.


Video: Halloween burka

Youtube 31 October 2011
By patcondell


Video: Multikulti breeds distrust in Germany

RT 31 October 2011

The German government's attempts to unite different religious groups seem to be turning sour. Introducing lessons on Islam in schools was meant to help integrate the country's three million Muslims. But the policy is having some undesired effects.


Oslo’s Epidemic of Rape

FrontPage Magazine 31 October 2011
By Bruce Bawer

Back in May it was reported that every rape assault in the city of Oslo in the last five years had been committed by a person with a "non-Western” background – a Norwegian euphemism for Muslim. Now


Video: Sweden’s Immigration Debate

Fox News 31 October 2011
By Amy Kellogg

Ilmar Reepalu is the Mayor of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. He is a man on the move, trying to promote and develop Malmo’s position as a leader in green technology around the world. He can squeeze us in for an interview at 8:30 on a Sunday evening. Uncomplaining, he rides up to Malmo’s City Hall on his bicycle in the dark and rain to talk to us.


US embassy attack in Bosnia underscores radical Islamist threat in the Balkans

The Washington Post 31 October 2011

BELGRADE, Serbia — The young man wore a long beard and pants that stopped above his ankles. He sprayed the U.S. embassy in Bosnia with machine gun fire. Friday’s incident in Sarajevo, in which the


'Turks are a part of German culture'

The Local 31 October 2011

Fifty years after the first Turks came to Germany, Michael Hofmann, an expert in Turkish-German relations, measures the influence the immigration has had on Germany.They came as so-called "guest


Two arrested after Dutch pro-Turkish demo

Expatica 31 October 2011

Two people were arrested after police intervened Sunday to keep pro-Turkish demonstrators and members of the Kurdish community apart after a demonstration in The Hague, a spokeswoman said. "After


Video: As Rome fell, so will Europe

Youtube 31 October 2011
By DanHannanMEP


Fighting Islamophobia

GalliaWatch 31 October 2011

If you happen to be in Nanterre, west of Paris, on October 30, you can let your voice be heard at the Conference against Islamophobia, organized by the CCIF (Collective Against Islamophobia in

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