'Honour' killing girl Tulay Goren warned lover of trap

guardian.co.uk  14 October 2009

A 15-year-old victim of an "honour" killing whispered a warning to her lover that her family were trying to lure him into a trap hours before she was murdered, a court heardtoday.


Islamic finance could help student debt

The Edinburgh Journal 14 October 2009
By Madeleine Battersby

Islamic banking could help reduce student debt drastically according to Liaquat Ali, founder an organisation aiming to reduce consumer debt.


Birmingham leading the way on Sharia finance

The Birmingham Post  14 October 2009
By Tom Scotney 

Birmingham has broken the London monopoly on providing professional services to support Islamic finance, an advisor at UK Trade and Investment has said.


EU wants more reform in Turkey

The Associated Press 14 October 2009
By Raf Casert 

The European Union told Turkey on Wednesday to speed up reforms to boost its chances of joining the bloc and made a special appeal to protect the freedom of expression of Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk.


US faults Turks for canceling NATO air exercises

TheNewsTribune.com  14 October 2009

The United States has chided Turkey for canceling a NATO military exercise because Israel also was participating. Neither the Turks nor NATO has confirmed that Israel's participation in the exercises


PEN Canada Honours Turkish/Armenian Editor Hrant Dink as The Empty Chair at IFOA

PEN Canada has chosen Hrant Dink, the influential, outspoken and well-loved editor, assassinated in Istanbul in January 2007, as The Empty Chair for the 30th International Festival of Authors (IFOA XXX) at Harbourfront in Toronto, October 21st to 31st.


New York-Based Muslim's Web Site Calls for God to 'Kill the Jews'

MyFox Houston 14 October 2009

A New York bicycle cabbie who last year used his Web site to mock the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl posted a prayer calling for the murder of Jews and exhorting Muslims to “throw liquid drain


Sharia trumps Yale's free speech

Jamestown Sun 14 October 2009
By Diana West

Last week’s column was about something that doesn’t exist — a multi-level strategy to combat the advance of sharia (Islamic law) across the West.

The strategy doesn’t exist because there’s little understanding that the entrenchment of sharia in the Western zone poses a threat to liberty in the Western zone.


Islamism Must Carry a Price

Canada Free Press  14 October 2009
By Daniel Greenfield 

Islamists are sworn to make war on the West, to drive out freedom and democracy, replacing them with the mandated tyranny of Islamic law.

They declare all laws and all nations that do not originate or abide by Islamic law to be invalid. And they reserve the right to make war on them by any means necessary, from the political to the economic to the terroristic.


Officials: Hizbullah hiding arms in dozens of villages

Jerusalem Post 14 October 2009

Thousands of weapons caches have been placed in homes scattered in 160 villages in southern Lebanon, senior defense officials said on Tuesday, a day after one such stockpile exploded in the home of


Pakistan: Taliban leader warns India will be 'attacked'

The Pakistani Taliban's new leader Hakimullah Mehsud warned India of future attacks and sent a message to Pakistan's army that if it wanted a halt to attacks, it would have to stop taking orders from the


World Bank's IFC to raise $100 mln in Islamic bonds

Forbes 14 October 2009
By Frederik Richter and Eman Goma

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to raise about $100 million in Islamic bonds, three bankers familiar with the deal said on Wednesday.


Christian Father Arrested for Rescuing Daughter from Muslim Husband

Christian Post 14 October 2009
By Ethan Cole

A Coptic Christian man was reportedly arrested, abused and forced to pay a large sum of money for rescuing his 20-year-old daughter from her Muslim husband, who was said to be holding her against her will


Indonesian with 12-year-old bride acquitted

An Indonesian court has acquitted a businessman, who is also a Muslim cleric, on charges relating to his unofficial marriage to a 12-year-old girl.


Albania's Population 80% Muslim

BalkanInsight.com 13 October 2009
By Gjergj Erebara

A previously unpublished survey, which identifies religious affiliation, suggests that Muslims make up just under 80 per cent of Albania's population, a figure much higher than previously thought.


Albanian Imam Charged with Inciting Jihad

BalkanInsight.com 13 October 2009

Albanian authorities arrested a local imam, Artan Kristo, on charges of inciting terrorist acts on Monday afternoon, in the port city of Durres.


Turkish leader says kids need Islamic holiday off

The Local 13 October 2009

The leader of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD) Kenan Kolat said Tuesday that non-Muslim schoolchildren should be allowed out of school for an important Islamic religious holiday.


Towns divided over controversial poster

Swissinfo 13 October 2009

A controversial anti-minaret poster published by the rightwing Swiss People's Party has been banned in three more towns. The French-speaking towns of Neuchâtel, Nyon and Morges joined Basel, Fribourg


Oslo: Girl fined for Koran fight

Islam in Europe 13 October 2009

I'm not sure why this even got to court. I doubt the judges really want to start dealing with every schoolyard fight in the country. - A court in the Follo suburb of Oslo (Norway) sentenced a Muslim girl to pay 10,000


Video: Father of British Soldier Abused by Islamists and Radical Left in Manchester Protest

Liberties Alliance 13 October 2009

The following is a story that we found on YouTube from the recent demonstration against Islamic extremism that took place in Manchester


UK Labour Woos Muslim Vote with Mideast Mosque 'Donations'

Times Online 13 October 2009

Jack Straw helped to secure a £1.5m donation from the Emir of Qatar to a mosque in his Blackburn constituency. The justice secretary’s help in fixing the gift was used by the Labour party to woo the Muslim vote


Muslims of Kazan will offer Hillary Clinton to adopt Islam

Interfax-Religion 13 October 2009

Moscow. Muslims of Tatarstan intend to offer USA State Secretary Hillary Clinton to adopt Islam during her visit to Kazan. "As an imam I have to do several things when I meet her (Clinton - IF).


Choking scandal: Turkish Prime Minister Abuses 13 Year Old Boy

EuropeNews 12 October 2009
Orginal: Kopp Verlag Sep 09, By Udo Ulfkotte

The internationally courted Turkish Prime Minister Recip Erdogan feels as heir of state founder Atatürk. He wants to be admired. But woe betide those who critizise him. A 13 year old boy dared to criticise him. He publicly got choked.


Italy: Libyan bomber 'prayed with us' says Muslim leader

Milan. The president of the Islamic institute of Milan has on Monday condemned the attack against military barracks in the northern Italian city of Milan.


Hamburg's Terror Cell

FrontPageMagazine 12 October 2009
By Stephen Brown

Eight years after 9/11, the city where the attack was planned is once more enjoying a sad reputation as a center for Islamic terrorism.

The German media reported earlier this week that German security officials are tracking in Hamburg a new, ten-man Islamic terrorist group. Hamburg is the city that hosted Mohammed Atta and other key, 9/11 terrorists, while they planned their strike against the World Trade Center. Afterwards, history bestowed the city's name on Atta and his associates, who ever since have been collectively called the "Hamburg Cell."

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