‘Prostitutes’: Saudi cleric insults recently-appointed female Shura members

Al Arabiya News 25 February 2013

A controversial Saudi cleric used Twitter to publicly insult the recently-appointed female members of the Shura Council. Derogatory terms such as "prostitutes" and "the

 

Secret Wahabi group uncovered in Abkhaz president attack probe - prosecutor general

Interfax-Religion 25 February 2013

The inquiry into an assassination attempt on Abkhaz President Alexander Ankvab will be completed within the next two months, after which the case will be referred to the

 

Suspected Islamists deface Egyptian cultural icons

The Jerusalem Post 25 February 2013
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

Monuments to two of Egypt’s most important cultural icons – singer Umm Kulthum and Taha Husayn, one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th century, have been

 

Pak court reopens 84-yr-old blasphemy case

Hindu Business Line 25 February 2013

A Pakistani court has begun hearing a petition seeking the reopening of an 84-year-old case in which a court under the British administration had given the death sentence to

 

Saudi Arabia behind religious center in Austria

UPI.com 22 February 2013
By MICHAEL MARSHALL

The opening last November of a Saudi-backed interfaith center in Vienna, Austria, has created speculation and controversy in the religious and human rights worlds. The

 

‘Austrian ambassador in Pakistan converts to Islam, ties knot with PTV anchor Sadia Afzaal’

News Tribe 22 February 2013
By Farheen Raza

Austrian Ambassador in Pakistan Axel Wech has converted to Islam and tied knot to Sadia Afzaal, famous anchor of Pakistan’s state television programme ‘News Night’, a Facebook

 

Hamas Leader Meshaal Pays 'Secretive' Visit to Turkey

Al-Monitor 22 February 2013

The state-controlled Anatolian News Agency reported on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after Hamas’ political bureau chief Khaled Meshaal left Turkey that he had met with Prime Minister

 

If Wilders is wrong, explain this conference

sheikyermami 22 February 2013

    Why are politicians, journalists and Jewish leaders now demonising Geert Wilders for warning against exactly the ideology of Islam as preached by many speakers at this conference?

Why do they pretend Wilders has misrepresented Islam when the very things he describes are preached openly?

 

Islamic Socialism: A history from left to right

DAWN.com 22 February 2013
By Nadeem F. Paracha

Between the 1950s and early 1970s, a powerful ideology in the Muslim world galvanised itself from the minds and fringes of modern Islamic intellectualism and made its way into the mainstream political arena

But this ideology did not have a single originator. Its roots can be found amongst the works of Muslim thinkers and ideologues in South and East Asia, Africa and in various Middle Eastern (Arab) countries.

Also, once it began being adopted by mainstream leaders and political outfits, it was expressed through multiple names. But today, each one of these names and terms are slotted under a single definitional umbrella: Islamic Socialism.

 

Birmingham terror cell: a forlorn fight against extremism in the Balti Triangle

The Independent 22 February 2013
By Jonathan Brown, Paul Peachey

Birmingham’s bustling inner city suburbs of Sparkbrook and Sparkhill found itself on the front line of Britain’s war on terror even before the hijacked airliners smashed

 

The Disturbing Anonymity Of Lars Hedegaard

International Business Times 22 February 2013
By Lawrence J. Haas

Lars Hedegaard, the Danish journalist and outspoken critic of radical Islam’s political and cultural agenda, was reduced to phoning in to a TV interview recently because he’s in hiding due to threats on his life

Hedegaard barely escaped death earlier this month when, after opening his front door, a man he later described as an Arab or Pakistani immigrant (or descendant of immigrants) of about 25, disguised as a postman, fired a bullet that barely missed his head.

 

Islamic Assassination - Silencing Freedom Fighters

Algemeiner 22 February 2013
By Raymond Ibrahim

unisia, one of the most secular Arab countries in modern times—and the first country to experience the "Arab Spring”—was also recently the first Arab country to experience a

 

Lars Hedegaard in the Wall Street Journal

American Thinker 22 February 2013
By Andrew Bostom

Kudos to the Wall Street Journal Opinion Page and Editorial Board (especially Dorothy Rabinowitz) for publishing Lars Hedegaard's defiant tocsin of looming free speech calamity, "The Assassin at the Door"

After laying out the details of the assassination attempt, Hedegaard updates us on the fact that the would be assassin has not been apprehended, and the likely motivation for his attack:

 

One more time: Danish conservative-liberal organisation to re-publish Muhammad cartoons in new docu about free speech

Islam versus Europe 22 February 2013

The controversial cartoons that were published in Jyllands-Posten in 2005 and triggered a subsequent major diplomatic crisis, will soon be published again. This time in a

 

France’s troubled suburbs - Forgotten in the banlieues

The Economist 22 February 2013

WHEN the director of a job centre organised a visit to the Louvre for unemployed youngsters, she knew it would be a rare event. Sevran is one of France’s poorest places,

 

Paris: The Beirut of Western Europe

israelnationalnews 22 February 2013
By Giulio Meotti

In the face of Islamic militancy, French journalists as a class have lost their nerve and compromised their professionalism. No serious publication has given the proper

 

OIC coming back with another attempt to stamp out free speech

National Secular Society 22 February 2013

Getting the go-ahead from the Cairo Islamic Summit, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has been actively trying to get the "denigration of religions" recognized as a criminal offence, according to a top official

"Next session of the Istanbul Process on Islamophobia will be held in the first half of this year, and the session will squarely focus on the issue of criminalizing denigration of religions," said Rizwan Saeed Sheikh, director of cultural affairs at the OIC general secretariat and spokesman for the OIC secretary general.

 

Turkish waiter 'depressed' as he admits to killings

Herald.ie 22 February 2013
By Michael Carroll

A CONFESSED Turkish killer of two Irish women asked for reporters to be banned from his trial because media reports were "depressing him". THE request came shortly after the

 

Muslim Men Guilty of UK Terror Plot were Influenced by Anwar Al Awlaki

Gather.com 22 February 2013
By Reno Berkeley

Three Muslim men were found guilty of the biggest terror plot since a 2006 conspiracy to bomb transatlantic airplanes was foiled. Prosecutors alleged the plan would have been

 

Interactive map: Growth of language diversity in the Helsinki region

YLE News 22 February 2013

A fresh forecast from the city of Helsinki shows how the capital city region is set to become even more international over the next twenty years. Russian, Estonian and Asian

 

Uni should take urgent action against anti-gay Muslim extremists

Gay Star News 22 February 2013
By Omar Kuddus

GSN reported on Tuesday (19 February) about a Manchester student who secretly filmed an extremist Muslim at his Students’ Union saying gays should be executed. Colin

 

Tough cut: UK school fires dinner lady for accidentally serving non-Halal meal

RT 22 February 2013

Birmingham City Council has apologized and a dinner lady has been sacked after an investigation confirmed that non-Halal meat was served to Muslims on a single occasion at one

 

Supporters of comatose Uzbek imam Nazarov gather in Sweden

uznews.net 22 February 2013

On 22 February, one year after the attempt on Obid-kori Nazarov’s life, his followers will hold a rally in Stockholm demanding punishment for the perpetrators of the

 

Four children among French family of seven kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Cameroon

Mail Online 22 February 2013
By Ian Sparks

A French family of seven - including four children - has been kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Cameroon today. The family is believed to have been taken from northern Cameroon to

 

City University London locks Muslim prayer room on Fridays

BBC News 22 February 2013
By Secunder Kermani

City University in London has been accused of discrimination by a group of Muslim students after it started locking a room used for Friday prayers. A group of students have

 

British men 'tortured by Dubai police'

Asian Image 22 February 2013

Three British men, including one from Essex, who have been held for seven months without trial on drugs charges in Dubai were tortured by police with beatings and electric

 

Hundreds would have died in attack plotted by Islamic fanatics

Telegraph.co.uk 22 February 2013
By Tom Whitehead, Security Editor

Up to eight suicide bombers carrying backpacks rammed with explosives and armed with guns were to carry out a horrifying blend of the 7/7 and Mumbai atrocities. The jihadi

 

Calls grow for EU to ban Hezbollah

Spectator.co.uk 22 February 2013
By Shiraz Maher

The White House is piling pressure on the EU to ban Hezbollah after Bulgarian authorities linked it to a bomb blast in Burgas which killed six people last year. The intended

 

War on Women: Taliban Kill 20% More Women and Girls

FrontPage Magazine 22 February 2013
By Daniel Greenfield

…Islam. Fighting the War on Women since the year 610.

Afghanistan is going really well, as you might have heard. The negotiations with the Taliban are going smoothly and they just put in a bid to kill 20 percent more women and girls in the new united Afghan government.

 

Turkey resumes Gaza flotilla trial for ex-IDF heads

The Jerusalem Post 22 February 2013
By YONAH JEREMY BOB

Israel says trial in absentia against Ashkenazi, other retired senior IDF commanders is politically motivated.The trial in absentia, at an Istanbul court, of a group of former Israeli

 
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