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Iran: Prominent musician banned from traveling abroad

Artsfreedom 19 March 2015

The Iranian musician and composer Majid Derakhshani says authorities are preventing him from traveling abroad.
Majid Derakhshani told the Iranian daily Etemad on 5 January

 

Ansar al Sharia in Libya releases photos of graduates from its ‘mujahideen training camps’

The Long War Journal 19 March 2015
By Bill Roggio

Ansar al Sharia in Libya’s branch in Benghazi released 10 photographs today that show 14 fighters at a training camp located in or near the city. The photographs display the

 

Imam gropes eight-year-old boy

Emirates 24/7 19 March 2015
By Eman Al-Baik

A Bangladeshi imam of a mosque, who holds a cook’s visa, allegedly groped an eight-year-old boy during a Holy Quran teaching class, the Dubai Criminal Court heard. The father of

 

Apostasy under Kelantan’s hudud carries the death penalty

Free Malaysia Today 19 March 2015

The hudud bill to be tabled by Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) before the Kelantan State Assembly prescribes the death penalty for the offence of apostasy, the Malay Mail Online

 

Uganda: Prominent Musilim cleric blames drought on gays

Gay Star News 19 March 2015
By Darren Wee

A prominent Muslim cleric has blamed the prolonged drought in Uganda on moral decay, such as homosexuality. Speaking Monday (16 March) at Kibuli Mosque in the Kadhi district of

 

Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Observer 19 March 2015

In 1944, as the Nazi slaughter of Europe’s Jews continued unabated, a Jewish refugee from Poland, Raphael Lemkin, coined a new word: genocide. He defined this new word as the

 

Burka Avenger stands against match fixing

Daily Times 19 March 2015

Since cricket fever has gripped not just the country, but the world, multi-award winning animated TV series 'Burka Avenger' has released a special music video for the cricket world cup for

 

Islam is Islam: ‘Peaceful’ Muslims are not real Muslims

blazingcatfur 18 March 2015

"…The truth is that Islam is Islam: there is no "Islam of ISIS,” "Islam of Al-Qaeda,” "Islam of Turkey,” "Islam of Hamas,” or "moderate Islam.” Islam is based on the Quran and

 

The Jihad Triangle (David Wood)

youtube 18 March 2015
By Acts17Apologetics

Many people are confused by jihad. If Islam is a religion of peace, why is there a persistent problem of radicalism in the Muslim world? If Islam is the problem, why are there

 

Financial Times Says UK Muslim Brotherhood Investigation Report Postponed; UK Media Gets In Wrong About The Brotherhood And Terr

The Financial Times in the UK is reporting that UK Prime Minister has intervened to postpone the publication of an investigation he ordered into the Muslim Brotherhood.

 

Islamophobia and Justifying Violence

The Algemeiner 18 March 2015
By Abraham H. Miller

Only in the rarified atmosphere of academia can the American flag be seen as a symbol of hate, and killing people for their opinions can be justified as the natural outgrowth

 

What France Really Thinks of U.S. Iran Policy

Gatestone Institute 18 March 2015
By Anne-Elisabeth Moutet

French leaders think the U.S. president is dangerously naïve on Iran's ambitions, and that his notion of making Iran an "objective ally" in the war against ISIS, or even a

 

Norway's PM Shuns Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Tundra Tabloids 18 March 2015

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced that she will not be attending the commemorations in Armenia organized for the 100th anniversary of the so-called

 

Sweden's Middle East Policy in Ruins

Gatestone Institute 18 March 2015
By Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard

he Swedish government, parliament and mainstream media seem to have no inkling of what Islamic sharia law implies. In their hearts, they evidently believe that we all think

 

Islamist Websites in Turkey Manage to Evade Strict Internet Censorship

The New York Times 18 March 2015
By TIM ARANGO

ISTANBUL — The websites of an atheist association, the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Kurdish separatist organization are blocked to Turkish Internet users. But

 

ISIS HAS 'SNOWBALLED:' 20,000 fighters from 90 countries have joined in combat

Catholic Online 18 March 2015

The Islamic State, the terrorist organization that has overrun the nations of Syria and Iraq, has had a very worrisome uptick in membership. According to CIA Director John

 

Islamic State and the Destruction of Iraq's Historical Heritage

AINA 18 March 2015
By Siamak Nooraei

In late February, Islamic State (IS) destroyed ancient artifacts at Mosul Museum and bulldozed the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq. As Iraqi forces -- backed by Shi'a

 

ISIS executes 9 more in propaganda video

WND 18 March 2015

The Islamic State released a new propaganda film over the weekend showing the execution of nine men accused of spying at unknown locations in Syria and Iraq, according to a

 

Muslims Now Offended by the Number "786”

FrontPage Mag 18 March 2015
By Daniel Greenfield

I had a nightmare that I was living in a crazy medieval dictatorship run by superstitious lunatics trying to take the world into a new dark age. Then I remembered that I’ve

 

Pamela Geller Wins Right to Run Ads in Philly

FrontPage Mag 18 March 2015
By Matthew Vadum

A federal court has struck a blow for the First Amendment by ordering Philadelphia’s public transit system to accept an eye-opening ad that spotlights Islamic Jew-hatred and