International

Video: Brandeis students nix Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali. What a pity.

Los Angeles Times 14 April 2014
By Robin Abcarian

This year, we have the unfortunate example of a university choosing not stand for freedom of expression, critical thinking and robust debate and instead folding under pressure. Good going, Brandeis University. You’re setting a terrific example.

 

Tony Blair Faith Foundation 'linked to the Muslim Brotherhood'

Daily Mail 14 April 2014
By Wills Robinson

Tony Blair's religious charity has links to an Islamic extremist group being investigated by MI5 and MI6, it has been alleged. It has been claimed that two Muslim leaders, who have

 

Turkey's War Against Syria

AINA 14 April 2014
By Lionel Reynolds

In March 21st, thousands of Islamist fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front and the Saudi/Qatari backed Salafi Islamic Front seized the historic village of Kasaab.

 

UK Media Continues to Portray Jihadis as Charity Workers

Clarion Project 14 April 2014
By Samuel Westrop

The British media continues to label British Islamist volunteers who support jihadist movements in Syria as "charity workers." In December, the BBC aired a documentary

 

Doctors who helped Gezi protesters face 6-year prison sentence

Today's Zaman 14 April 2014

Volunteer doctors who provided medical assistance to those injured during the month-long Gezi Park protests of last summer are facing prison sentences of up to six years for

 

Tony Blair's advisers and their 'ties to extremist group'

Islamist Watch 14 April 2014
By Robert Verkaik and Robert Mendick

Tony Blair is facing accusations that his multifaith charity has links to an Islamic extremist group being investigated by MI5 and MI6. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which was

 

Muslim Preacher Faces Trial a Decade After Terror Charges

Bloomberg 14 April 2014
By Patricia Hurtado

Abu Hamza al-Masri, the Islamic cleric accused of aiding an al-Qaeda affiliate’s deadly attack in Yemen and trying to start a terrorist training camp in Oregon, said he plans to testify in his

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali vs. the Campus Thought Police

The Daily Beast 14 April 2014
By James Kirchick

Why is Brandeis University giving in to the growing hordes who believe they have a right to not be offended? It is difficult to conceive of a braver woman alive today than Ayaan

 

Robert Fisk: Has Recep Tayyip Erdogan gone from model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator?

Ammon News 14 April 2014
By Robert Fisk

Recep Tayyip Erdogan used to be one of Barack Obama's cuddliest allies. Religious but secular, powerful but democratic, independent but a reliable Nato chum, he was the kind of guy the

 

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Visits United Arab Emirates

pain’s King Juan Carlos paid tribute on Sunday to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates at the mausoleum where his remains rest, heading straight there

 

Turkey's prime minister says he'll pursue Twitter for 'tax evasion'

CNET 14 April 2014

Turkey's prime minister seems to still be looking for a way to silence Twitter in his country, saying in a televised speech Saturday that the microblogging service is a tax evader and that

 

Journalists’ guide to Islam called cave-in to political correctness

Fox News 14 April 2014
By Perry Chiaramonte

A "how-to" guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political

 

Iraq Wants To Legalize Child Marriage

The Daily Beast 14 April 2014
By Scott Bixby

A new law would approve marriage to girls as young as nine in a bid to appease the nation’s conservatives ahead of parliamentary elections. In a bid to please the nation’s Shi’a Muslim

 

Nasrallah Declares 'We Bombed Israel in Revenge'

Israel National News 14 April 2014
By Ari Yashar

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese-based terrorist group Hezbollah, took responsibility on Monday for the explosive detonated on the Lebanese-Israeli border in mid-March.

 

Toronto School Board Grants Islam Special Protection

Blazing Cat Fur 14 April 2014

This is a TDSB human rights related document, available only to TDSB staff online. Note this entry; "Derision of followers of Islam (Muslims) because of any aspect of their traditions beliefs

 

Tunisian Brides Have Hymens Surgically Restored

Al Arabiya 14 April 2014

It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynecologist Faouzi Hajri - desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their

 

Canadian College Student Anisa Rawhani Dons Hijab to Learn about Islamophobia, Finds That People Are Nicer to Her

Answering Muslims 14 April 2014

Western nations are far more tolerant than Muslim nations, which is why it's so odd to hear Muslim groups like CAIR and ISNA constantly complain about bigotry and Islamophobia in America

 

Jeffrey Herf to Brandeis: Dropping Hirsi Ali “Act of Cowardice and Appeasment”

Atlas Shrugs 14 April 2014
By Pamela Geller

Says Herf: “I have faced intolerance from scholars working on the Middle East. They have denounced well-founded scholarship as ‘Islamophobia’ or ‘Zionist propaganda’ and denied

 

Jews are being shot and killed in the US while the media talks about "Islamophobia"

Elder Of Ziyon 14 April 2014

At least 3 people have been killed in two separate Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kansas - at a children's theatre performance and at a senior center.

 

Video: Nine Months in Jail for Blasphemy Against Islam

Gates Of Vienna 14 April 2014
By Baron Bodissey


If you happen to be in Canada, and you say something in public that hurts the feelings of Muslims, you may well be sentenced to nine months in jail.