Turkey's Elephant in the Room: Religious Freedom

AINA (press release) 29 September 2011
By Susanne Gusten

ISTANBUL -- With his triumphant tour of the countries of the Arab Spring this month, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to set up Turkey on the international stage as a role model for a

 

Video: Michael Coren interviews Pamela Geller

vladtepesblog 29 September 2011

And she nails it.

 

Islamic charity leader sentenced in US on terrorism funding charges

Bikya Masr  29 September 2011
By Brian Tersin

LOS ANGELES: Pete Seda, the leader of an American branch of a now defunct Islamic charity was sentenced to three years in prison on Tuesday after a US court convicted him of helping to deliver

 

Majority oppose dual nationality

DutchNews.nl 29 September 2011

A large majority of Dutch nationals are opposed to dual nationality, but people with an immigrant background are less likely to do so, according to research by the national statistics office

 

The Currents of Islam

City Journal 29 September 2011
By Theodore Dalrymple

I don’t read the Belgian press often, but a recent headline in Le Soir caught my eye: ISLAMIZATION OF THE YOUNG: FUNDAMENTALISM SWEEPS THEM. Actually, the headline turned out to be something of an

 

Video: Muslim Brotherhood Leader: "Every Israeli who enters Egypt--tourist or not--should be killed"

Translating Jihad 29 September 2011

Last month Dr. Salah Sultan, a member of Yusuf al-Qaradawi's International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, declared on al-Jazeera that the IUMS would restore the fatwa they issued in 1994, which stated that "every Zionist who enters Egypt--tourist or not--should be killed."

 

Video: Mass. musician accused of D.C. terrorist plot

CBS News 29 September 2011

A 26-year-old Massachusetts man has been arrested and accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol with large remote-controlled aircraft filled with explosives. CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that U.S. officials say the suspect, Rezwan Ferdaus was deadly serious about his plans, but the plot had no chance of succeeding.

 

Massachusetts: Misunderstander of Islam arrested for jihad plot to destroy Pentagon, Capitol building

Jihad Watch 29 September 2011

What is it that "radicalizes" a "26-year-old Massachusetts man" like Rezwan Ferdaus? Reading about the exploits of Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty? A rough game of touch football with Jack, Bobby

 

Iran on the Attack

Pajamas Media 29 September 2011
By Michael Ledeen

So says one of their top strategists, as reported by the indispensable Potkin Azarmehr. Hassan Azdaghi lays it out in words clear enough for even Joe Biden to understand: This America and the

 

20,000 Heat-Seeking Missiles Feared Missing from Libyan Military Warehouse

Answering Muslims 29 September 2011

But we have nothing to worry about. Muslims are always grateful for the help that we give them, and the U.S. government supported the Libyan rebels. Hence, they would never even dream of using them

 

Issue VII of 'Inspire,' the English-Language Magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – A General Review

MEMRI 29 September 2011
By Steven Stalinsky

On September 27, 2011, the media wing of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released the seventh issue of the English-language jihadist magazine Inspire. The cover of the 20-page issue,

 

Switzerland May Ban Burqas as Lawmakers Vote ‘Down With Masks’

BusinessWeek  29 September 2011
By Leigh Baldwin

Switzerland may ban facial veils, including the burqa worn by some Muslim women, after the country’s lower chamber of parliament backed a resolution called ’Down With the Masks!’ Today’s approval

 

Pakistan's Jihad Against the USA

dianawest.net 29 September 2011
By Diana West

Remember when "Operation Infinite Justice" -- the post-9/11 US military build-up -- was quickly changed to "Operation Enduring Freedom" because Islam believes only Allah dispenses "infinite

 

Ashland man arrested for terror plot on the U.S.

WHDH -TV 29 September 2011

ASHLAND, Mass. -- An Ashland man was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to destroy the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol by attacking the buildings with large, remote-controlled aircraft armed with

 

Muslim ‘Insurgents’ Attack Thailand School, 6 Year Old Shot in Stomach

undhimmi.com 29 September 2011

..and four soldiers guarding the school were shot dead. Another day at the Jihad office in restive™ Southern Thailand: Muslim insurgents disguised as paramilitary rangers attacked troops guarding

 

Orlando Florida Imam Arrested by the FBI

Family Security Matters 29 September 2011
By Alan Kornman

On August 23, 2011 the FBI arrested Imam Abu Taubah aka Marcus Dwayne Robertson. The charge was possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon, Case Number: 6:11-mj-1380 Attached to Imam Abu

 

Ground broken for Murfreesboro Islamic Center

Houston Chronicle 29 September 2011

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Ground has been broken in Murfreesboro for the future home of an Islamic Center that has been the target of vandalism and a lawsuit opposing the construction. An

 

Gaddafi may be hiding on border with Algeria, say rebels

The Guardian 29 September 2011
By Ian Black

Muammar Gaddafi could be hiding near a picturesque town on Libya's borders with Algeria and Tunisia, sheltered by Tuareg tribesmen who are in his pay, according to officials of the country's

 

In uphill effort, Muslims seek Israeli converts

USATODAY.com 29 September 2011

JERUSALEM (AP) – In an unprecedented endeavor, a few Muslim believers are crossing the Holy Land's volatile boundaries of culture, faith and politics to bring Islam to Israel's Jews — hoping,

 

Dog's Name Offends Islamic Watchdogs

Family Security Matters 29 September 2011
By Ashraf Ramelah

Just recently The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia interfered in a Canadian organization’s right to place an ad on Canadian television which educated Canadian consumers with statements of true facts. Yes,

 

Israeli man, son were terror victims, Defense Ministry says

JTA 29 September 2011

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man and his infant son killed when their car crashed on a West Bank road were victims of a terror attack, Israel's Defense Ministry said. The ministry made the

 

US confronts Pak with evidences of ISI's terror links

NDTV.com 29 September 2011

Washington: The US confronted Pakistan with "concrete evidences" of links between the ISI and extremist organisations like the Haqqani network and LeT, before it launched a frontal attack on the spy

 

100,000 Christians Have Left Egypt Since March

ChristianNewsToday.com 29 September 2011
By Michael Ireland

According to Mary Abdelmassih, writing for www.aina.org - the Assyrian International News Agency -- the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organizations (EUHRO) has published a report on emigration of

 

Poll: Only 21% of Egyptians Oppose Muslim Brotherhood

Weasel Zippers 29 September 2011

More than a third of Egyptians support the extreme Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to a new surveyconducted by the Egyptian government’s media and decision-making support center. The

 

Australians warned of Saudi kidnap threat

The Sydney Morning Herald 29 September 2011
By Adam Gartrell

The federal government is warning Australians in Saudi Arabia that terrorists may be planning to kidnap Westerners in the capital Riyadh. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's latest

 

Good News: Libyan Islamists In Control Of Rebel-Held Territory

Weasel Zippers 29 September 2011

The corridors of Tripoli’s five-star hotels are filled with suave rebel leaders in smart suits giving interview to the foreign media and meeting with foreign dignitaries. But at the checkpoints

 

Calls to block radical Islamist websites in Indonesia

Radio Australia News  29 September 2011

Indonesia's biggest Muslim organisation is calling on the government to block international radical Islamist sites. Nahdatul Ulama says extreme teachings are fuelling racial violence across

 

Muslim Brotherhood-led bloc threatens Egypt vote boycott

FRANCE 24 29 September 2011

An electoral coalition led by the Muslim Brotherhood threatened late Wednesday to boycott November's legislative elections in Egypt if the electoral law is not amended. In a statement, the bloc

 

Iranian Pastor Faces Death for Refusal to Renounce Christian Faith

The New American  29 September 2011
By Dave Bohon

A pastor in Iran who has twice refused to renounce his Christian faith may be executed within days, reported Baptist Press News. It would be the first time in over 20 years that the Iranian

 

State Persecution in Great Britain

English Defence League 28 September 2011
By Tommy Robinson

Until I joined the EDL, I thought state persecution was something that happened in places like Russia, China or Iran, but it seems that I was wrong. It’s happening right here in Britain. Here is the truth about one man’s persecution. It was written whilst on remand for another trumped up, overblown charge. In Tommy’s own words, his persecution at the hands of the Police and of the British State.

 
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