Football:Qatar-FIFA,divided over alcohol in World Cup stadia 19 March 2012

DOHA - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar could be alcohol-free, with the host country yet to decide whether or not it will allow the sale of alcohol in the arenas where matches are


Muslim butchers on rise, French butchers in decline, and meat on menu in presidential campaign

Orlando Sentinel 19 March 2012

PARIS — The French butcher who cuts and tresses your meat with care, and serves as city dwellers' link to the land, is falling on hard times, unable to find new blood to keep his iconic image


NYT’s double standard on religious freedom is showing

Hot Air 19 March 2012
By Howard Portnoy

Fact: The New York Times hearts religious freedom. Wait, correction: The New York Times hearts religious freedom for some religions. Ah, what the hell. Let’s just come out and say it: The New York


What Happened to Harvard’s ‘Veritas’

FrontPage Magazine 19 March 2012
By David Meir-Levi

The official seal of Harvard University bears the four Latin words "Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae” ("the truth of Christ and the church”). Today, most reproductions of Harvard’s seal omit the last three words.  But it seems that all too many of Harvard’s faculty and governance have decided to ignore the first one as well.


Florida Muslims could be pivotal in 2012 election

Orlando Sentinel 19 March 2012
By Jeff Kunerth, Orlando Sentinel

Muslims have the potential to play a pivotal role in the 2012 election as Islamophobia and immigration issues galvanize the minority group into a voting bloc, according to a forum Sunday at the


9/11 hate crime victim's kin become U.S. citizens

Alexandria Town Talk 19 March 2012

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Anum Hasan has seen many conflicting visions of America: the hope of a better life that brought her family from Pakistan, the hate-filled act that ended her father's life in the


Sharia Victory in Florida Threatens Human Rights

American Thinker 19 March 2012
By JanSuzanne Krasner

A controversy over the defeat of Florida legislation that would have restricted state courts from considering foreign laws as part of legal decisions has intensified. This is after a Tampa judge


Minority women in Pakistan face harassment: Study

Deccan Herald 19 March 2012

Around 74 percent of Pakistani women from minority communities -- Christians and Hindus -- were sexually harassed, while 43 percent faced religious discrimination at workplaces in 2010 and 2011, a


Antisemitism in the Qur’an, Part 1

Gates of Vienna 19 March 2012
By Andrew G. Bostom

Several years ago Andrew Bostom published a comprehensive survey of antisemitism as expressed in the Qur’an. The article is unfortunately no longer available online, so the author has kindly sent us the full text. It will be posted here in four parts over the next few days.


Gunmen believed linked to al-Qaeda kill American teacher in Yemen

Globe and Mail 19 March 2012
By Mohammed Ghobari

Gunmen linked to al-Qaeda shot dead an American teacher in Yemen on Sunday for Christian "proselytizing”, and officials said government forces had killed a dozen militants in clashes and attacks on


Hamas official to address UN's Human Rights Council

Ynetnews 19 March 2012
By Elior Levy

Senior Hamas official Ismail al-Ashqar is set to speak before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday, the Maan news agency reported. Al-Ashqar will discuss the issue of


Feature - Day in the life of imprisoned Pakistani mother

CathNews 19 March 2012

A French journalist who has chronicled the story of imprisoned Pakistani woman Asia Bibi, revealed a typical day for the Catholic mother of five as she awaits the appeal of her death sentence over


Hindu Temples Vandalized in Chittagong by Islamic Fundamentalists

The Chakra News 19 March 2012

Public gatherings were banned at the site of several Hindu temples after Fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami activists vandalized several temples in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Secion 144 was imposed by law


Rushdie Slams Imran Khan at India Today Conclave 19 March 2012

New Delhi: Writer Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial "The Satanic Verses", Saturday evening hit out at Pakistan politician Imran Khan describing him as a "dictator in


Is Google Earth Hiding Sri Lanka's Ghosts 19 March 2012
By Tim King

Does Sri Lanka's ongoing lack of transparency over its recent Genocide of Tamil people extend to Google Earth?It's disturbing. Google Earth appears to be be using an unusual


Islam in Turkey

World Press Review 16 March 2012
By Ioannis Michaletos

Turkey, steadily since the rise of the AKP party took power in 2002, has been investing considerable resources in expanding its reach both in the Islamic and in the Western world, by the use of Islamic organizations that spread in dozens of countries and are mainly composed of Turkish-descent citizens. The web of relations and transactions between them and with Turkey are multiple and far-reaching.<


Brussels mosque arsonist wanted to scare Shia community over Syria violence

The Express Tribune 16 March 2012

BRUSSELS: The suspected arsonist behind a deadly fire at a Brussels mosque said Tuesday he set the Shia place of worship ablaze to scare the community he blames for the violence in Syria, officials


Belgium asks for extradition of Chadian ex-president

Radio Netherlands 16 March 2012

Belgium on Monday asked the International Court of Justice, the highest United Nations legal body for disputes between nations, to order Senegal to put former Chad President Hissene Habré on trial or


The Necessity of Anti-Sharia Laws

AINA (press release) 16 March 2012
By Robert Spencer

Louisiana, Arizona ,and Tennessee have already passed legislation restricting the use of foreign law in state courtrooms, and twenty-one other states are considering similar laws. These statutes are designed to halt the use of Islamic law, sharia, by American judges -- a measure that many see as necessary, since sharia has already been involved in cases in twenty-three states. Many see this as an alarming encroachment upon First Amendment protection of religion; however, anti-sharia laws do not actually infringe upon religious freedom at all, and they become more urgently needed by the day.


Salman Rushdie to return to India after death threats 15 March 2012

Rushdie, whose 1988 novel "The Satanic Verses" is still banned in India for allegedly blaspheming Muslims, is due to address the India Today Conclave in New Delhi on Friday afternoon, event officials


You have no right to wear cross openly at work: British government

The Montreal Gazette 15 March 2012
By David Barrett

Christians do not have a right to wear a cross or crucifix openly at work, the British government is to argue in a landmark court case. In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at


Maryam Namazie Letter: Sharia Law and Human Rights Take Two (press release) 15 March 2012

Dear Supporter

As you know, One Law for All has recently been involved in campaigning to defend freedom of expression, both here and abroad. We will continue to do so. Not only is there a moral imperative to defend free expression, but it is precisely this vital right that is under attack by Islamists all over the world as they attempt to frighten people into silence and prevent any discussion of Islam or sharia.


Sharia advocate 'used Kyle and Jackie O's facebook page for threat against Mardi Gras'

The Australian 15 March 2012
By Natasha Robinson

AN Australian-born Sharia law advocate allegedly used the facebook page of commercial radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O to issue a fake terrorist threat to the Sydney gay and lesbian Mardi


Hillingdon Mosque opened by Islamic leader

Uxbridge Gazette 15 March 2012
By Jack Griffith

More than 400 worshippers and special guests were at the grand opening of the Baitul Aman Mosque in Royal Lane, a place of worship for the minority Ahmadiyya Islamic Community. Followers were


Sharia Law and Middle Class Feminism

National Secular Society (blog) 15 March 2012
By Anne Marie Waters

On Saturday, I was honoured to attend the launch of the International Sindhi Women's Organisation. Here was a group of brave, principled, and intelligent British Pakistani women who had come together to talk about their future, their fears, and most importantly, their rights.

They discussed forced marriage (and what to do about it),"honour" killings, and sharia law among other important issues that affect them. However, quite what the middle-class, predominantly white, 20-somethings I met on Sunday would have to say to these women is anyone's guess – but it might contain a strong hint of "shut up and accept your culture".


Beating female genital mutilation 'will take education not activism'

FIGO 15 March 2012
By Paul Robertson

Lowering the numbers of women and girls subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) across the world requires further education among communities that practice the procedure. This is according to


Video: Stakelbeck on Terror Show: Former Islamic Terrorist Embraces Jesus

CBN News 15 March 2012
By Erick Stakelbeck

We sit down with Kamal Saleem, a former Islamic terrorist who left jihad behind and embraced Jesus. Saleem, who was born and raised in Lebanon, worked for a variety of notorious terrorist ideologues and groups in the Middle East, including the Muslim Brotherhood, Saddam Hussein, and Yasser Arafat.


Deported preacher of hate transmits terror rants to UK from sun-soaked Caribbean exile

Daily Mail 15 March 2012
By Damien Gayle

A Muslim cleric who was deported from the UK is still preaching hate-filled sermons to his British followers from his sun-soaked exile. Abdullah el-Faisal, who has ties to notorious preachers Abu


Report: Suspect in New Delhi attack was in contact with Iran

JTA 15 March 2012

JERUSALEM -- The journalist arrested in connection with an attack on an Israeli Embassy car in New Delhi reportedly was in touch with an Iranian intelligence officer and visited Iran before the


New York voters back NYPD Muslim-spying operation, poll finds

Christian Science Monitor 15 March 2012
By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

A new poll suggests that most New York voters support their police department's aggressive antiterror tactics, despite claims from critics that the surveillance techniques violate Muslims' civil

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