Abu Qatada in court seeking bail

The Guardian 6 February 2012

A radical Muslim cleric described as a grave threat to Britain's national security could walk free on Monday. Abu Qatada, who is being held at Long Lartin high-security prison in Worcestershire,

 

Ataturk and Andrew McCarthy’s "The Grand Jihad”

andrewbostom.org 6 February 2012
By Andrew Bostom

Encounter Books has just released a remarkably compendious 4-minute video synopsis of Andrew McCarthy’s "The Grand Jihad”, re-issued in a paperbound edition, which features  captivating—and humorous—animation.

Please also see a very insightful review of "The Grand Jihad” by Karen Lugo recently published at The American Thinker, and a review I had published when the original hardcover version of McCarthy’s indispensable book was produced.

The book and video narrative highlight Kemal Ataturk’s modernizing reforms in the emerging Turkish Republic.

 

Hezbollah says it's ready to attack Israel

UPI.com 6 February 2012

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Hezbollah is ready to attack Israel if the West interferes in President Bashar Assad's regime in Syria, a Lebanese Hezbollah spokesman said Sunday. The unnamed

 

Woman suicide bomber held in Russia

TwoCircles.net 6 February 2012

Moscow : A woman suicide bomber from Moscow has been arrested in Grozny, capital of Russia's Chechnya region, an official said. The unidentified 20-year-old woman, a resident of Moscow's well-off

 

Moroccan King Grants Amnesty to Islamists behind 2003 Casablanca Attacks

RIA Novosti 6 February 2012

The Moroccan King Mohammed VI signed a decree on Sunday that grants amnesty to a group of Islamists who were behind the terrorist attack on Casablanca in 2003, Egyptian media reported. Among the

 

A Muslim Brotherhood Smear Job on The Third Jihad

PJ Media 6 February 2012
By Phyllis Chesler

To date, the New York Times has published at least ten articles (op-eds disguised as news, real op-eds, letters) about the film The Third Jihadwhich first appeared in 2009. The NYT-dominated campaign led to coverage in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and other mainstream media venues.

 
 

Turkey, an imperfect example for the region

seattlepi.com 6 February 2012
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA

ISTANBUL — For adversaries in a long-distance spat, they made an odd couple. Turkey's leader, a brash visionary who propelled his country to regional prominence, tangled with an American author

 

Islamists win big against ruling party in Kuwaiti elections

allvoices.com 6 February 2012

As in Egyptian elections Islamist parties in Kuwait did very well in recent elections. A bloc of Islamist parties won a large majority of 34 of 50 seats in the National Assembly. There is just one

 

Video: The Jew Is a Satan in Human Form...

MEMRI 6 February 2012

Sheik Bassam Al-Kayed, Head of the Palestinian Islamic Scholars Association in Lebanon: The Jew Is a Satan in Human Form, Who Violates All International Laws, All Human Norms, and All Values

 

Mumbai police arrest young Muslim man in acid attack on Hindu girl

People of Shambhala 6 February 2012

Railway police in northwest Mumbia arrested a male youth after hew threw acid on a a young woman’s face at a suburban railway station on Tuesday. "The accused, identified as Pintoo Sheikh, has

 

Brierfield man sixth on ‘child exploitation’ charge

Lancashire Telegraph 6 February 2012

A SIXTH man from Brierfield is facing child sex offences over the alleged exploitation of a 14-year-old girl. Mohammed Imran Amjad, 25, of Halifax Road, is charged with conspiracy to rape and will

 

• Standing up for European values

EuropeNews 5 February 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen

Back in May 27th 2006, the now-defunct movement ”Voice for Europe” held a demonstration in Klosterneuburg, Wien, Austria, standing for European values and against reckless expansion of the European Union. The demonstration was held at an inofficial meeting for the EU foreign ministers, originally meant to revive the Constitution Treaty recently killed off by referenda in France and Netherlands.

 

• The Free Press Comes to Sweden

Sappho 4 February 2012
By Sappho editorial staff

Come and listen to what you will never see, hear or read in the Swedish media.

This is a quote from the invitation to the Swedish Free Press Society's first meeting, which took place on 31 January in the City of Malmoe across the bridge from the Danish capital Copenhagen.


The evening' speekers in high spirits. From left to right: Hans Rustad (Norway), the Swedes Gunnar Sandelin and Ingrid Carlqvist and the Danes Lars Hedegaard and Mikael Jalving.
Photo: Snaphanen

 

One Law for All Free Expression Day

ICLA 2 February 2012
By Aeneas

The International Civil Liberties Alliance would like to take this opportunity to endorse an important rally that is to take place on 11 February 2012 at 2pm at the Old Palace Yard which is opposite the House of Lords.

 

Islamonausea, not Islamophobia

Jihad Watch 3 February 2012
By Nicolai Sennels

We should stop using Muslims' self-chosen word – "Islamophobia” – by which they paint themselves into a corner of being feared: it destroys communication

Instead of such a divisive term, we should insert a more approachable and factual word that preserves opportunities for bridge-building and learning: "Islamonausea.” This does not render communication impossible, but enables visitors to our Western cultures to notice aspects of their behavior that make us sick.

It's no wonder that Muslims use the word "Islamophobia” so often. Lacking convincing arguments, charm or constructive contributions to their surroundings, being feared is the only way to gain at least some kind of respect. The term Islamophobia, fear of Islam, points to what Muslims want, not to what non-Muslims feel. Who is afraid of Islam, anyway?

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islam Versus Free Expression

Right Side News 3 February 2012
By Marshall Frank

Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born in Somalia, raised a Muslim and spent her childhood in Africa and Saudi Arabia. In 1992, she went to the Netherlands as a refugee to escape a forced marriage to a cousin she never met. She eventually became educated and an outspoken voice on the international stage against the horrors of radical Islam. She denounced Islam after the 9/11 attacks and became an atheist.

 

German converts plead guilty to smuggling bomb instructions into Britain

Telegraph.co.uk 3 February 2012
By Duncan Gardham

Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 24, from Solingen in Western Germany were stopped as they entered the country on a ferry to Dover in July. Sources told the Daily Telegraph the men were on a

 

Video: The Not-So-Distinguished Imam

Gates of Vienna 3 February 2012

In the investigative report below, a German television program reveals that a prominent and respected imam has been padding his résumé a little bit. Well, more than a little bit, actually… Many thanks to Sheik Yermami for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

 

Albanians vandalize own mosque to counter negative publicity

MINA 3 February 2012

Many described as "uneducated" the individual who wrote several graffitis on a Bitola Mosque. The idea was for media to report a story of supposedly a Christian vandalizing a mosque!!

 

Ibn Warraq's insightful and inspiring defense of Western civilization

Jihad Watch 3 February 2012
By Robert Spencer

In my Crisis column this week I review Ibn Warraq's extraordinary new book, Why the West Is Best:

Why the West is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy.
By Ibn Warraq, Encounter Books, 286 pages, $19.

One principal reason why the Islamic jihad is advancing with such confidence around the world today is because its chief competitor, the West, has lost its nerve. The iron and unquestionable dogma of multiculturalism has eaten away at its self-confidence and left only a relativism that walks to the brink of excusing genocide.

 

Wilders angry at German ‘right-wing populist’ label

DutchNews.nl 3 February 2012

PVV leader Geert Wilders has demanded the German ambassador explain why he and the anti-islam party are mentioned in a 32-page leaflet warning of the dangers posed by far-right political

 

Gunmen abduct Dutch, Swiss in southern Philippines

Businessweek 3 February 2012
By TERESA CEROJANO

Gunmen in the restive southern Philippines abducted Swiss and Dutch tourists and a Filipino bird photographer Wednesday and took the trio away by boat, authorities said. They were the latest

 

Wilders demands explanation from Germany

Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders wants the Dutch government to demand an explanation from the German ambassador regarding a German leaflet that warns against extreme-right wing ideas. Mr

 

Video: How to deal with the appeasers of genocide

Mellanie Phillips 3 February 2012

This YouTube video of the British writer Douglas Murray at the Cambridge Union last March has suddenly gone viral. It's not surprising. It is a magnificent put-down of all those who dismiss the mortal threat posed by Iran's nuclear programme. Given the lethal and amoral idiocy of those who are currently indifferent to the genocidal threat posed by Iran to the State of Israel in particular, this is a must-see.

 

Terrorists planned to plant bombs in city pubs

This is Staffordshire 3 February 2012

THREE terrorists from Stoke-on-Trent plotted al-Qaida-inspired bomb attacks on pubs and clubs in the Potteries. Usman Khan, Mohammed Shahjahan and Nazam Hussain, wanted to bring terror to their

 

Britain Bans Iran's Press TV - Finally

Hudson New York 3 February 2012
By Shiraz Maher

The British broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, has finally done what it was long urged, and banned Press TV, the Iranian state broadcaster. The station is a rolling English language news channel owned by

 

Big Ben bomb gang out in six years: Outrage as terror plotters plead guilty in turn for light sentences

Daily Mail 3 February 2012
By Rebecca Camber

A terror gang who planned a Mumbai-style bomb blitz in London could walk free in less than six years after striking an extraordinary 11th-hour plea bargain. The four Muslim fanatics intended to

 

Erdogan’s Goal is to Islamize a Generation

Commentary Magazine 3 February 2012
By Michael Rubin

President Obama counts Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as among his favorite leaders, and successive American ambassadors to Turkey—Eric Edelman being the exception—bought the notion that

 

A THIRD of inmates at Feltham youth jail are Muslims... and more convert to get better food

Daily Mail 3 February 2012

A third of inmates at one of Britain’s most notorious youth jails are Muslims and the religion is attracting a large number of converts. There are 229 Muslims out of a total of 686 youngsters

 
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