Video: Understanding Halal Certification Schemes

1389blog 27 October 2014


Please note this is not about halal food. As Q Society’s spokesman Andrew Horwood points out: "Halal food itself is not of concern to us. Nearly all our food is naturally permissible to Muslims and observant Muslims can make food of unknown origin halal by proclaiming ‘bismillah’ over the food before eating.

 

Netherlands: When the Questions Become the Crime

The Gatestone Institute 27 October 2014
By Abigail R. Esman

More problematic is that it reaches a point where discussion or debate is impossible because the questions themselves become a crime. Such laws not only run counter to the

 

Man Suspected of Shooting Danish Islam Critic Lars Hedegaard 'Freed in Turkey for Isis Prisoners Swap'

International Business Times 27 October 2014
By Gianluca Mezzofiore

The suspected gunman for the attempted murder of Danish writer and critic of Islam Lars Hedegaard has been freed by Turkey allegedly as part of a prisoner swap with Isis

 

More than half of French prisoners are Muslims -report

World Bulletin 27 October 2014

Muslims in French prisons reach up to 60% claimes France's UMP party deputy Guillaume Larrive. The conclusion drawn by Larrive in a report as part of an action plan "against

 

Study: 2000 Treated for Female Genital Mutilation in UK

News Max 27 October 2014
By John Blosser

A shocking study in England has revealed that the British National Health Service has treated nearly 2,000 women in the past six months who are victims of female genital

 

Islam’s ‘Good Cop/Bad Cop’ Routine

raymondibrahim.com 27 October 2014

Yet one more piece of evidence tying the United States to the Islamic State recently came to light. In a new video interview, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most

 

Belgian officials report receiving death threats

Europe Online Magazine 27 October 2014

Belgian terrorism investigators were Sunday looking into alleged death threats sent to members of a separatist Flanders party that recently agreed to join a coalition to form

 

Belgium chocolate maker drops name ISIS

Al Arabiya 27 October 2014
By Robert-Jan Bartunek

Late last year, a Belgian chocolate maker changed its name from Italo Suisse, because the company no longer had any real association with either country. Now it’s changing the

 

Germany could be home to 7,000 Muslim extremists by Christmas

RT 27 October 2014

German authorities fear there could be as many as 7,000 Muslim extremists in the country by the end of the year. Disenfranchised youths are particularly vulnerable to being

 

How Likely Is Deradicalization?

The Gatestone Institute 27 October 2014
By Denis MacEoin


Will radical Muslims line up to be deprogrammed and end up teaching kindergarten or devising a twelve-step program for their younger siblings? Since the start of deradicalization programs, the number of radicalized Muslims has risen. Why is there no Muslim Peace Movement campaigning for an end to violence in Muslim countries?

 

Hostages Reveal Islamic State’s Brutal Torture Methods — Including One Technique the Group Says It Picked Up From Americans

Palestinian Media Watch 27 October 2014
By Sharona Schwartz

Hostages captured by the Islamic State group, particularly those from the U.S. and Britain, have been waterboarded by their jihadist captors, a current hostage along with

 

Britain's hip-hop jihadist killed fighting for ISIS in Syria

Examiner 27 October 2014
By Jim Kouri

A young British man from Portsmouth, England, who looked more like a hip-hop teenager than a terrorist, traveled to Syria to wage jihad as part of the Islamic State of Iraq and

 

Bulgaria court to sit on Kurshum Mosque trial

Focus Information Agency 27 October 2014

Sofia Court of Appeals is to sit on the trial over Kurshum Mosque, which is located in the Bulgarian town of Karlovo, district of Plovdiv. The trial is over legal right of

 

In Jolly Ol' Fascist England, You Get Arrested For Saying "I'm Not A Muslim" At An Airport Security Check

Bare Naked Islam 27 October 2014

A pensioner who said ‘I’m not Muslim’ when he was asked to remove his shoes at airport security has spent more than six months facing charges for ‘racism.’ (What ‘race’ is

 

Largest Moroccan Mosque Opens in the Netherlands

Morocco World News 27 October 2014
By El Houssaine Naaim

The largest Moroccan mosque in the North Brabant (southern Netherlands) opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Roosendaal in the Netherlands on Friday, according to

 

What attracts young Muslims to ISIL? Its "brutality”, says Germany’s domestic spy chief

Ground Report 27 October 2014
By Robert Tilford

There could be as many as 7,000 Muslim extremists living in Germany by year end, according to Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of Germany’s BfV domestic intelligence agency

 

Is The Islamic Salafist Movement The New Nazism In Germany?

Inquisitr 27 October 2014

Despite its recognition of being a terrorist organization by news outlets as well as governments around the world, the Islamic State has garnered a following of supporters for

 

Liechtenstein joining hunt for Islamic wealth

Chicago Tribune 27 October 2014
By Yudith Ho and Daria Solovieva

Liechtenstein wants to lure wealthy Muslims to its private banks as it seeks to revive an industry hurt by the loss of the nation's status as a tax haven. The principality of

 

The Management of Savagery

Frontpage Mag 27 October 2014
By Mark Tapson


If there is a positive side to the rise of ISIS, it is that the West has had its head jerked from the sand and has been made to witness a bottomless, bloodthirsty evil: crucifixions, beheadings, enslavement of women, live burial of children, mass executions. Even John Kerry, a man not known for grasping (or admitting)

 

The Horror Before the Beheadings

Assyrian International News Agency 27 October 2014
By Rukmini Callimachi

The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one. In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used to obtain proof

 

IS threatens to kill British jihadis wanting to go home

Standart News 27 October 2014

British jihadi fighters desperate to return home from Syria and Iraq are being issued with death threats by the leadership of Islamic State (Isis), the Observer has

 

Video: British hostage John Cantlie: prisoners waterboarded for escape attempts

New York Daily News 27 October 2014

In a new propaganda video from ISIS, a British photographer being held by the terror group says prisoners have been waterboarded — but only when they did "something stupid.”

 

Explaining the Roots of Islamic Terror

The Algemeiner 27 October 2014
By Albert Wachtel

War is hateful, but when pitted against murderous aggressors, war must be fought. Northwestern Europe has not learned the lesson of the Chamberlain path to World War II. The

 

Bristol detective Leanne Pook wins an award for her fight against FGM

Bristol Post 27 October 2014

A detective in Bristol was recognised for her efforts in the fight to end female genital mutilation (FGM). Detective Chief Inspector Leanne Pook received the Thanks for

 

Front National Member Converts to Islam

International Business Times 27 October 2014
By Lilian Anekwe

A councillor in France's far-right Front National party has stunned Marine Le Pen's party by becoming a Muslim and urging other members of the far-right party to convert to

 
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