If this report is anything to go by, FGM is practised by uneducated women in some ethnic groups. The United States ambassador in Cameroon, Robert P. Jackson, speaking at a conference, said 'female genital mutilation
The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year on February 6th, to raise awareness about this practice. FGM of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women
It refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Female genital mutilation has no known health benefits.
Dispatch International 6 February 2013
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National Review Online 6 February 2013
By Mark Steyn
I’ve written previously about my friend Lars Hedegaard, head of the Danish Free Press Society, in a series of posts about his outrageous show trial headed "Lars Man Standing".
I meant the term metaphorically. Today, it got a little more literal. Yesterday morning, Lars survived an assassination attempt in Copenhagen.
Incidentally, the slapdash hack at the Associated Press can’t even get the basic facts right, reporting that Lars was "fined 5,000 kroner ($1,000) in 2011 for making a series of insulting and degrading statements about Muslims,” but apparently unaware that last year the Danish Supreme Court struck down his conviction 7–0.
Political Islam 6 February 2013
By Kenneth Roberts
Jihad-and-hegira (attack-and-retreat) is the third ‘essential doctrine’ (usul ud-deen) in Islam. This push-pull dynamic, applied against women, produces Islam’s Stockholm syndrome, forcing women to submit to men
Compliant women in turn create compliant families in a compliant, monocultural Muslim society.
Muslims instinctively recognize jihad-and-hegira, a dualistic pattern that allows Muslims in stages to be both militant, then conciliatory. Jihad and hegira are opposite ends of one swing or, if you will, two phases of one cycle. Militant jihad prepares the way for conciliatory ‘peaceful Islam’. ‘Peaceful Islam’ then sets up jihad/holy warfare. In this manner, Islam ratchets itself forward, just as a reaper advances into a field, cutting wheat with the forward-and-back, swinging motion of a scythe.
gatesofvienna.net 6 February 2013
By Alain Wagner
- Alain Wagner, the director of the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA), posted the following essay today at the ICLA website. It was translated from the original French version by the author.
How many deaths will it take before we understand?
I reacted not with surprise but with anger when I learned just now about the assassination attempt on Lars Hedegaard.
Lars Hedegaard, to whom I gave the Defenders of Freedom Award in the European Parliament of Brussels last July on behalf of the International Civil Liberties Alliance. Lars Hedegaard, a Danish journalist, a defender of freedom of expression and human rights like myself and many others, a fierce opponent of Sharia and of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists’ freedom-killing Islam.
In a surpise move, a commission of the Turkish Parliament last week accepted a petition from a Turkish citizen to reopen the Hagia Sophia as a place of worship for Muslims
The center of Orthodox worship in the Eastern Roman Empire for over a thousand years (360 – 1453), the Church of the Holy Wisdom, more commonly known by its Greek name Hagia Sophia, has been a museum since 1935 and draws millions of visitors every year. After the conquest of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453, it became the first imperial mosque of the Ottoman Empire, and the call to prayer sounded from its minarets for almost 500 years.
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) visited 10 Downing Street in Westminster, London and was received by British Prime Minister David Cameron
French Muslim Rapper Hit by Anti-Semitic Rants: Booba Slammed Online After Mentioning Holocaust Victims
gatesofvienna.net 6 February 2013
Austria: Repentant Journalists Offer to do Free Work for Muslim Organisations After Being Condemned for Discrimination
Parents Of Rochdale Grooming Gang Victim Speak About Muslim Paedos Threats To Kill Girl And Rape Young Sister
Gatestone Institute 6 February 2013
By Nonie Darwish
The West refuses to be concerned; and when its citizens are concerned, they are suppressed. They are sued, assaulted, threatened with deportation and sometimes murdered
The most influential Sunni leader in the Middle East has just admitted what many of us who grew up as Muslims in the Middle East have always known: that Islam could not exist today without the killing of apostates. Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the Muslim Brotherhood and one of the most respected leaders of the Sunni world, recently said on Egyptian television, "If they [Muslims] had gotten rid of the punishment [often death] for apostasy, Islam would not exist today."