Turkey Jet Attack on Kurd Region 'a Massacre'

International Business Times 2 January 2012
By Gianluca Mezzofiore

Turkey's opposition parties have accused the government of responsibility for a massacre of 35 civilians killed near the village of Uludere in an air-strike. Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party


French suburbs turn away from state and towards Islam

Expatica the Netherlands 2 January 2012

Local communities in France's immigrant suburbs increasingly organise themselves on Islamic lines rather than following the values of the secular republic, according to a major new sociological


The Year We Lost Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Most of the Middle East

Canada Free Press 2 January 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

About the only people having a Happy New Year in the Muslim world aren’t the Christians who are huddling and waiting out the storm, but the Islamists who use a different calendar but are having the


France makes it harder to become French

Updated News 2 January 2012

France will be making it harder for foreigners to seek French citizenship as of January. Critics say the new requirements, which include tough language tests and allegiance to "French values”, are an


Netherlands: 117 attacks on mosques in 6 years

Islam in Europe 2 January 2012

There were 117 incidents of anti-Muslim attacks on mosques in the Netherlands in the years 2005-2010. There were 43 cases of graffiti and 37 cases of vandalism. Researcher Ineke van der Valk


Silencing the Muezzin

Jerusalem Post 2 January 2012

Before the dawn rolls in from the east, Muslim worshipers have already been summoned to prayer by the muezzin’s call. Echoing off the stone walls of houses and apartments in Jerusalem, the summons is


Cohen lashes out at Wilders

Labour Party (PvdA) leader Job Cohen says he will seek confrontation with Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party in the coming year. "The sooner this cabinet falls, the better,” Mr Cohen said in national


Religious tolerance and mutual respect is vital to civilised society. But gutless capitulation to other religions deserves...

Daily Mail 2 January 2012
By David Thomas

Two Scottish academics, Professor Malory Nye and his wife Isabel Campbell Nye are claiming unfair dismissal from their posts at the Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland. They


France a target for Turkish nationalists over Armenia law

The Australian 2 January 2012
By Matthew Campbell

DEATH threats against politicians and "cyber attacks" on Paris by Turkish nationalists have followed the introduction of a law by France's national assembly that would make it illegal to deny


Islamofascism And The War on Nigeria's Christians

Islamofascism: Scores of Christians attending Catholic mass in Nigerian churches were slaughtered in their pews by massive bomb blasts on Christmas Day. While decried as "un-Islamic," a frightening


Agency slams immigrant language class failings

The Local 2 January 2012

Many of Sweden's municipalities fail to place newly arrived immigrants in Swedish language classes within the time frames stipulated by law, a new investigation has found."It's regrettable that


We won't eat halal meat: British MPs

Times of India 2 January 2012

LONDON: British Muslim MPs have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues, a media report


Germany seeking 'concrete action' from Iran on nuclear

Expatica the Netherlands 2 January 2012

Germany called Sunday for "concrete and verifiable" action from Iran over its nuclear drive, after Tehran signalled it was willing to resume negotiations with the international community. Foreign


Hamas leaders to travel to Tehran

Tehran Times 2 January 2012

TEHRAN – Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal are scheduled to pay a visit to Iran and Turkey during their trips to a number of Muslim and Arab


Staten Island Jihadist Blows Lid Off Plotter Network

FrontPage Magazine 2 January 2012
By Robert Spencer

Abdel Hameed Shehadeh wanted to join the U.S. Army so that he could turn and kill American soldiers. Instead, he has exposed a jihad network of impressive proportions that, if his assertions are


Video: Afghan Child-Bride Sahar Gul Tortured Mercilessly by Husband and In Laws

Answering Muslims 2 January 2012

AFGHANISTAN--A video given to the BBC shows the extent of the injuries suffered by a 15 year-old Afghan child bride who was locked up and tortured by her husband. The girl was left starving after being detained by him and his family for several months.


Cousin of Assad denied visa to Switzerland

swissinfo 2 January 2012

A cousin of Syria’s President Bashar Assad has lost his legal bid to get a visa for Switzerland. Hafez Makhlouf wanted to meet a lawyer to challenge international sanctions imposed against


Gaza’s Hamas Premier Visits Turkey

Salon.com 2 January 2012

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister on Sunday welcomed efforts toward reconciliation between the rival Palestinian factions during a meeting with the Hamas premier of the Gaza Strip, Turkey’s


DAP condemns pig heads at mosque

Free Malaysia Today 2 January 2012
By Athi Shankar

GEORGE TOWN: DAP today condemned the dumping of severed pig heads by unknown persons into a mosque compound in Johor Bahru on Friday. DAP national chairman Karpal Singh said those who perpetrated


Past criminal offences 'may not count' when applying for Spanish citizenship

thinkSPAIN 2 January 2012

A CRIMINAL record is no barrier to obtaining Spanish nationality, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court. A judge found that the arrest for aggravated robbery and sexual assault of a


Hezbollah reiterates support for Syria

The Daily Star 2 January 2012

BEIRUT: The head of Hezbollah’s Shura Council, Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek, said over the weekend the resistance group would remain supportive of Syria in the face of conspiracies. "Syria's only guilt


British tourists hit by closure of 'anti-Islamic' spas in the Maldives

Metro 2 January 2012

British tourists holidaying on the Indian Ocean archipelago will now have to look elsewhere for their beauty treatments as a result of the decision taken by the authorities. Beach goers in the


Muslim Brotherhood: Israel peace deal isn't binding

Ynetnews 2 January 2012
By Roi Kais

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood will not recognize Israel under any circumstances and might put the peace treaty with the Jewish state up to a referendum, the movement's second in command told the


Erdogan to Haniyeh: Talks must include Hamas

Ynetnews 2 January 2012
By Roi Kais

Hamas prime minister in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday received a warm welcome from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during an official meeting in Istanbul. Palestinian media outlets


Arab World Latest News: The New Politics of Morocco, Egypt, Yemen and Kuwait

Months of protests and social change in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have again reached a simultaneous boil, and the latest round of Arab Awakening events has seen elections,


Egyptian blogger gets death threats for nude protest

European Son 2 January 2012

Porn and religious fundamentalism just don’t mix. Or do they? Well, it appears so. Take the case of Aliaa Magda al-Mahdy, 20. In protest against Egypt’s illiberalism and religious fundamentalism,


Maldives to close "un-Islamic” spas

Bikya Masr 2 January 2012
By Sharifa Ghanem

The Maldives government has called for luxury resorts to close their spas in response to angry protests led by opposition groups that have demanded the country end "anti-Islamic” activities in the


Islamic militants build haven in southern Yemen

The Seattle Times 2 January 2012
By Sudarsan Raghavan

ZINJIBAR, Yemen — In this remote, sun-blasted corner of southern Yemen, there's a battle raging that is as important to the United States as it is to this nation's beleaguered government. Each


Islamic leaders want Sonny Bill in Muslim list

AFP 2 January 2012

WELLINGTON — New Zealand Islamic leaders are pushing to have All Black and "Muslim superstar" Sonny Bill Williams listed among the world's 500 most influential Muslims, it was reported


In Pak, teenage Hindu girl 'converted' to Islam, married off to Muslim

NDTV 2 January 2012

Karachi: A teenage Hindu girl in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi was allegedly forcibly converted to Islam and married off to a Muslim man, prompting her family to lodge a police

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