International

Charity Commission ‘targets’ Muslim orgs – report

RT 25 November 2014

More than a quarter of British charities under investigation by UK authorities are Islamic organizations, according to a report. Muslim leaders and activists have criticized

 

New 'honour killing' murder shocks India

Daily Mail Online 24 November 2014
By Corey Charlton

An Indian woman's parents have strangled her to death after claiming she destroyed their family's 'prestige' by marrying a man from a different caste, police say. The tragic death

 

ISIS Militant Who Sold Yazidi Girls as Sex Slaves Reportedly Killed in US Airstrike; Families Buying Back Girls

Christian Post 24 November 2014
By Anugrah Kumar

Young Kurdish women of the ethnic minority of Yazidis wear shirts reading "Stop the IS terrorists" and "Free Shingal" as they march through the streets of Bielefeld

 

Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank

The Times of India 24 November 2014

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear

 

Egyptian Judge Acquits Doctor in First FGM Prosecution

Clarion Project 24 November 2014

In what was hoped to be a watershed moment in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt, the first-ever prosecution for performing FGM ended in an acquittal

 

Hundreds honour murdered aid worker

Indipendent.ie 24 November 2014

Peter Kassig, who took the first name Abdul-Rahman after converting to Islam during captivity, was remembered as a good man, son, student and volunteer who dedicated himself

 

UN chief condemns latest terrorist attack in Kenya

UN News Centre 24 November 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the brutal killing of 28 people on a bus in Mandera, Kenya in the latest spate of terrorist violence to afflict the East African

 

Tanzania evicting 40,000 people from homeland to make room for Dubai royal family

Salon.com 24 November 2014
By Joanna Rothkopf

40,000 Masai people will be evicted from their homeland in Tanzania, because the Dubai royal family has bought it with the intention of using it as a reserve to hunt big game

 

Kenya bus attack: Primary school head teacher played dead to escape slaughter by Islamic extremists

The Independent 24 November 2014
By Ben Tufft

A primary school head teacher has revealed how he played dead to survive a massacre in Kenya after Islamist terrorists lined up 28 bus passengers on the ground and shot

 

Saudi Arabia: Ban on women in restaurants draws praise and criticism

GulfNews.com 24 November 2014
By Habib Toumi

Manama: A move by some restaurants in Saudi Arabia to ban women from their premises has drawn praise and criticism on social networks. As “Women are not allowed” signs have been

 

Israeli Forces Destroy Homes Of Terrorists To Erase Them From Memory

American Live Wire 20 November 2014
By Steven Kenniff

In the wake of recent terrorist attacks in Israel, which have targeted unarmed civilians, Israeli Forces have vowed to bull doze the homes of those involved in such activities. The two

 

Halal certification funds extremists: MP

9news.com.au 20 November 2014

Consumers who buy Halal products could be funding Islamic extremism, an Abbott government backbencher claims. In an opinion article titled Terror in the Tucker Box, Nationals

 

Terror financiers are living freely in Qatar, US discloses

Telegraph.co.uk 20 November 2014
By Robert Mendick

Two of al-Qaeda’s most senior financiers are living with impunity in Qatar despite being on a worldwide terrorism blacklist, the American official in charge of sanctions

 

Cops release video of men in burkas during jewelry heist

Toronto Sun 20 November 2014
By Irene Thomaidis

Toronto Police are turning to the public to help identify two men who disguised themselves with burkas during a jewelry store heist last month. Police released video Wednesday

 

Hezbollah leader visits top Shiite cleric

Al-Arabiya 20 November 2014

The leader of the militant Hezbollah group Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah has made a rare trip to visit to a top Shiite cleric who is in Lebanon for medical checkups. It is rare for

 

Terrorism: Focus of UN Security Council Meeting

Prensa Latina 20 November 2014

United Nations, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The UN Security Council is holding today a high level meeting to discuss the fight against terror and the threats posed by extremist

 

Chechen Investigators Probe Suspected Honor Killing in Grozny

The Moscow Times 20 November 2014
By Allison Quinn

Investigators have launched a criminal case against the suspected murderer of a 27-year-old Chechen woman who appears to have fallen victim to an “honor killing,” a grisly

 

Indonesia Conducts Virginity Tests on Female Police Recruits

Clarion Project 20 November 2014

A new report by Human Rights Watch states that the Indonesian government conducts virginity tests as part of the application process to join the police force. The

 

Prominent Egyptian activists end hunger strike

Al-Arabiya 20 November 2014

The mother and sister of two jailed Egyptian pro-democracy activists have ended a 76-day hunger strike they had undertaken to press for the release of imprisoned

 

Ayatollah Claims IS Created to Spread ‘Islamophobia’

Algemeiner 20 November 2014

During a speech on Monday at Tehran’s Imam Ali Military Academy, Iran’s Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei charged that the enemies of Islam created the Islamic State