Background

A Hamas victory at the UN Human Rights Council

Jerusalem Post 26 June 2012
By ANNE BAYEFSKY

A Hamas-affiliated organization and its supporters held an "informal parallel meeting” promoting the destruction of the Jewish state. The Obama administration’s political and financial

 

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Personal, to Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton

Gatestone Institute 26 June 2012
By Tarek Heggy

I cannot believe the "rumors" that the US wants to see members of the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt's new rulers. If this "rumor" is correct, that policy decision will be the most gigantic,

 

Gaza border crossing shut down due to rocket fire

The Times of Israel 26 June 2012
By Asher Zeiger

Southern Command OC Maj.Gen. Tal Russo announced Monday morning that the Kerem Shalom border crossing to Gaza will be closed until further notice after more than 150 rockets and mortar

 

Pakistan: Buddha attacked by Taliban gets facelift

Huffington Post 26 June 2012
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT

JAHANABAD, Pakistan — When the Taliban blew the face off a towering, 1,500-year-old rock carving of Buddha in northwest Pakistan almost five years ago, it fell to an intrepid Italian

 

Is Syria giving Scuds to Hezbollah

The Daily Star 26 June 2012
By Nicholas Blanford

BEIRUT: Is Hezbollah set to acquire Scud ballistic missiles as a consequence of the worsening security situation in Syria? According to recent Israeli media reports, Israel’s military

 

Tunisia court upholds cartoon blasphemy conviction

Huffington Post 26 June 2012

TUNIS, Tunisia — A Tunisian appeals court upheld Monday the 7-year sentence for a man convicted of blasphemy for posting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. Jaber Majeri was

 

Taliban soldier who killed in battle wins fight to stay in UK - to spare him from persecution by... the Taliban

Daily Mail 25 June 2012
By Andy Whelan

An Afghan Muslim who claims he killed people while fighting for the Taliban has used the Human Rights Act to remain in Britain – despite Government efforts to deport him. Zareen

 

‘My only crime was to be Muslim’

Rochdale Online 25 June 2012

Despite being warned by trial judge Mushtaq Khokhar not to reveal his previous convictions to the jury, Shabir Ahmed ignored the advice. Throughout the trial Ahmed ranted at jurors that

 

Vandals deface moshav synagogue with Muslim prayer

The Times of Israel 25 June 2012
By Yoel Goldman and Hillary Zaken

Muslim writings were graffitied Thursday in the entrance hall of a synagogue in moshav Maor in central Israel. Police have launched an investigation into the vandalism but do not have any

 

British Pakistani found guilty in 30 rape cases in new trial

Pakistan Daily Times 25 June 2012
By Asif Mehmood

LONDON: A British Pakistani ringleader of a sex-grooming gang was found guilty of 30 counts of rape in a new trial of the Rochdale sex-grooming case. Shabir Ahmed, 59, a father of four,