Why not confront Muslim extremism?

The Edmonton Sun 13 July 2012
By Brian Lilley

I know this has happened to you. You’ve been watching a newscast and there is a story about a terrorist plot being busted. You hear all about the plot, you know how many people


Islamist threat is real and growing

Sun-Times 13 July 2012

Israel sits squarely on the front line of the war by Islamist fanaticism against the West. The Jewish state for decades has been the lone outpost for democratic government and


Why Abbas Will Never Make Peace With Israel

Gatestone Institute 13 July 2012
By Khaled Abu Toameh

Arafat had been telling his people that anyone who makes concessions to Israel is a traitor. Like Arafat, Abbas does not want to go down in history as the first Palestinian leader to make concessions, especially on sensitive issues such as refugees and Jerusalem.

What are the chances that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would ever sign a peace agreement with Israel?


Walsall mosque scheme moving nearer

Express & Star 13 July 2012

Fresh plans to push ahead with the transformation of a controversial new mosque in Walsall have been submitted to the council. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association won an appeal


Kaliningrad Resident Jailed for Attempt to Blow Up Mosque

RIA Novosti 13 July 2012

A 21-year-old resident of the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad has been sentenced to three years in prison for an attempt to blow up a mosque under construction, a local court


Al-Qaeda free to tighten its grip on Africa

The Telegraph 13 July 2012
By Con Coughlin

Just when we think we have one network of al-Qaeda terrorists on the run, up pops another one to take its place and resume the relentless campaign of terror against the West


Osama bin Laden's driver released from Guantanamo after serving 10 years for aiding terrorism

Daily Mail 13 July 2012

Osama bin Laden's former driver and bodyguard has been released from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after spending ten years in the military detention camp. Ibrahim al-Qosi will


Saudis to send 2 women to London Games

WSET 13 July 2012

Every country competing at the London Games will include female athletes for the first time in Olympic history after Saudi Arabia agreed Thursday to send two women to compete


Anti-Semitic photo wins Iranian 'Occupy' competition

Jerusalem Post 13 July 2012

An anti-Semitic cartoon depicting religious Jews praying in front of a hybrid between Jerusalem's Western Wall and Wall Street took first prize in the inaugural Iranian "Wall


Mali Islamists 'free three Algerian hostages'

An Islamist rebel group in northern Mali said Thursday it had freed three of seven Algerian diplomats kidnapped during the takeover of the city of Gao in April. "We


Al Qaeda-linked Islamists drive Mali's Tuaregs from last stronghold

France24 13 July 2012

Al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants have routed rival Tuareg rebels from their last position in Ansogo in northern Mali as the country's interim leaders debate the formation of


In Malaysia, ruling party uses Islamic values to bolster support

Los Angeles Times 13 July 2012
By Ivy Sam and Mark Magnier

First came the banning of a gay arts festival and the book "Islamic Sex." Then the cancellation of U.S. singer Erykah Badu's concert after a publicity photo showed her with an


Brussels Process Launched By The International Civil Liberties Alliance On 9 July 2012

International Civil Liberties Alliance 12 July 2012

On 9 July, the International Civil Liberties Alliance presented an International Human Rights and Freedom of Speech Conference in the European Parliament in Brussels. Over 100 people from numerous, countries, cultures, and backgrounds took part in this milestone event at which Lars Hedegaard of the Danish Free Press Society received the "Defender of Freedom” award.


Pointing the Way for Freedom of Speech and the Press

Gates of Vienna 12 July 2012
By Felix Strüning

The following article about the Brussels Conference was published yesterday in Citizen Times. The author, Felix Strüning, was one of the German attendees at the conference.

Many thanks to JLH for the translation:


Sharia4Holland spokesman fined for threatening Geert Wilders

DutchNews.nl 12 July 2012

A member of fringe Muslim group Shariah4Holland has been fined €750 and sentenced to a one-month suspended jail sentence for threatening Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam


Turkish Court Takes Monastery's Land, Declares Assyrians 'Occupiers'

AINA (press release) 12 July 2012
By Soner Önder

The final decision of the [Turkish] Supreme Court of Cassation in the legal case of St. Gabriel, ordering it to transfer the lands which the monastery has owned for 14


Britain Ruled by Political Correctness

Gatestone Institute 12 July 2012
By Soeren Kern

A three-month trial that recently ended in Liverpool, where nine Muslim men were found guilty of raping dozens of British children, revealed that police and social workers in northern England repeatedly refuse to investigate Muslim paedophile gangs: they said they are afraid of being called racist.

The disturbing details that emerged during the trial have opened yet another chapter in a long-running debate about multiculturalism in Britain, where many say that political correctness has gone too far.


Fine for Threatening Wilders

NIS News Bulletin 12 July 2012

AMSTERDAM - The 29 year old Abu Qasim was sentenced by a judge in Amsterdam yesterday to pay a fine of 750 euros for threatening Geert Wilders. Qasim presents himself as


Iraqi Mullah Faces New Charges in Norway

AINA (press release) 12 July 2012

OSLO -- The Iraqi founder of an Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam is being prosecuted in Norway for inciting terrorist acts, the public prosecutor's office said


Former imam of Wellingborough mosque guilty of molesting girls

Northampton Chronicle and Echo 12 July 2012
By Rob Middleton

THE former imam of Wellingborough mosque has been convicted of sexually abusing two girls while privately teaching them passages of the Koran. Abdul Marin, 41, was found


Ottoman Destruction of Three Christian Communities a Homogenization Process

AINA (press release) 12 July 2012
By Joseph Haweil

AINA interviews Ara Sarafian, the founder of the Gomidas Institute (London), an organization promoting and disseminating research and scholarship on modern Armenian studies. In


Why the West Loves Lying to Itself About Islam

FrontPage Magazine 12 July 2012
By Daniel Greenfield

Say that you get a tempting offer from a Nigerian prince and decide to invest some money in helping him transfer his vast fortune from Burkina Faso or Dubai over to the bank across the street. The seemingly simple task of bringing over the 18 million dollars left to him by his father hits some snags which require you to put in more and more of your own money.


UPS supervisor spied on Muslim employee in the bathroom... and then demonstrated 'how we urinate in this country'

Daily Mail 12 July 2012
By Emily Anne Epstein

A Muslim UPS worker claims his colleagues and managers routinely humiliated and harassed him - including spying on him while he went to the toilet. Palestinian-American


Mosque advises polygamy better than divorce

ABC Sydney 12 July 2012
By Samantha Donovan

A Muslim women's rights group has condemned a Melbourne mosque's advice that polygamy is better than divorce. The advice was given to a troubled married woman who had sought


Mounties instructed to avoid 'inflammatory' Islamist terms

Toronto Sun 12 July 2012
By Daniel Proussalidis

OTTAWA - There is new trouble for the RCMP over a manual that tries to wash out terms like "Islamist" and "jihad" from officers' mouths when they talk about


The Brussels Declaration

International Civil Liberties Alliance 12 July 2012

The Brussels Declaration 9 July 2012
To Safeguard Individual Liberties and Human Rights

International Conference for Free Speech & Human Rights

To Preserve Free Speech, Civil Liberties, Human Rights and Democracy, against all efforts to injure and usurp those universal principles, we call upon leaders in all nations to support this 2012 Brussels Declaration to Safeguard Individual Liberties and Human Rights


Slapping, Stabbing, and Slaying for Sharia

FrontPage Magazine 12 July 2012
By Raymond Ibrahim

Prior to Egypt’s presidential elections, Islamists made clear that the electoral process was an obligatory form of "holy war.”  Then, any number of Islamic clerics, including influential ones, declared that it was mandatory for Muslims to cheat during elections—if so doing would help Islamist candidates win; that the elections were a form of jihad, and those who die are "martyrs” who will attain the highest levels of paradise.  Top Islamic institutions and influential clerics, such as Yusuf al-Qaradawi, issued fatwas decreeing that all Muslims were "obligated” to go and vote for those candidates most likely to implement Sharia law, with threats of hellfire for those failing to do so.


Dutch Political Party Asks Government to Recognize Assyrian Genocide of 1915

AINA (press release) 12 July 2012

The Hague -- The Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV), one of the largest political parties in Holland, has asked the Dutch government to recognize the


Hundreds flock to Crawley 1m mega-mosque opening

This is Sussex 12 July 2012

A MOSQUE has officially opened after the completion of a five-year extension project, costing more than 1 million. The Broadfield Mosque, in Broadwood Rise, held its


Merkel signals religious tolerance in Indonesia

DW.DE 12 July 2012
By Monia Griebeler

Angela Merkel visits an Evangelical church in Jakarta and then Southeast Asia's largest mosque as a symbolic gesture of tolerance. But how harmonious is the inter-religious

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