Paris probes Al-Qaeda claim of kidnappings in Sahara

RFI 22 September 2010

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for last week's abduction of seven people in Niger, as French military planes scour the Sahara in search of clues. France's Defence


Al Qaeda targeting young web users: Interpol

ABC Online  22 September 2010

Interpol says the sharp growth in extremist websites is making recruitment much easier for Al Qaeda. Interpol head Ronald Noble has told a conference of police chiefs in Paris there were 12 sites


Wilders angry at political tint to queen's speech  22 September 2010

Geert Wilders, leader of the anti-Islam PVV, feels his party came under attack by references to the need for 'stable government' in the queen's speech, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday. Wilders


Leader's message submitted to Austria

Press TV, Iran 22 September 2010

A message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has been submitted to Austrian president and foreign minister. The message, which condemned desecration of the holy


Spain jails Kurd for shoe toss at Turkish premier

The Associated Press 22 September 2010

MADRID - A Syrian Kurd has been sentenced to three years in jail in Spain for throwing a shoe at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hokman Joma tried to hit Erdogan with a shoe Feb. 22


Bank Of London and The Middle East launches Islamic capital markets desk

AME Info 22 September 2010

Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME), London's leading wholesale Sharia'a compliant bank, has created an Islamic capital markets desk in response to market demand for high quality Islamic


Defeating Militant Islamist Ideology

Town Hall 22 September 2010
By Austin Bay

Al-Qaida has always been a propaganda power. Its dark genius has been to connect the Muslim world's angry, humiliated and isolated young men with a utopian fantasy preaching the virtue of violence.


Pay Up: Tab for Nixed Quran Burning is $200K

CBS News  22 September 2010

Authorities say security for last weekend's canceled Quran (Koran) burning at a central Florida church cost around $200,000. City officials say they expect the church to pay. Police Maj. Rick


Texas board looks to ban ‘pro-Islamic bias’ from school books

Raw Story 22 September 2010
By Stephen C. Webster

Led by a conservative majority, the Texas Board of Education is stepping into the national media furor over a rising tide of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States, gearing up to vote later this


Five suspected Hizb ut-Tahrir members held in Tatarstan

Interfax-Religion 22 September 2010

Police on Wednesday arrested five suspected members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir political organization which is on a list of banned terrorist groups in Russia. All of them are residents of Kazan,


How Indonesian Muslim Extremists Stabbed Church Elder

allvoices 22 September 2010

Hasian Sihombing, an elder of the West Java church was critically injured after he was stabbed severally by some Muslim extremist over a licensing row. Release International


Radical Muslims represent Islam

Monroe News Star 22 September 2010

The naivete and/or ignorance of some Americans is amazing. When someone who has studied Islam and learned that it is a violent, intolerant, religiously inspired form of government which seeks to


Why Tehran Hates the Bahai

Wall Street Journal  22 September 2010

Your Aug. 30 editorial, "Why Iran's Bahai Matter," missed the basic reason for why Iran's rulers persecute the country's Bahai, now and in the past. Their crime is adhering to a religion that came


Who lost Turkey? 21 September 2010
By Caroline Glick

You have to hand it to Turkey's Islamist leaders. They sure know how to get their way. In the seven years since they first took power, the Islamist AKP party has successfully transformed Turkey from a staunch ally of the US and Israel and a member of NATO into a staunch ally of Iran and a member of NATO.


Chechen rebel Zakayev leaves Poland

The Moscow News 21 September 2010
By Evgeniya Chaykovskaya, Andy Potts

Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev remains a free man after Warsaw district court released him following his arrest on Friday. He was on his way to London on Thursday to renew his Polish visa, and was due back


New minaret to go up in canton of Bern

World Radio Switzerland 21 September 2010

The canton of Bern has today confirmed planning permission for a minaret on a mosque in the town of Langenthal. Planning permission was initially granted five months before the peoples’ vote to ban minarets


Catholic Church backs Muslim struggle to build Milan's first mosque

Christian Science Monitor 21 September 2010
By Anna Momigliano

American pundits and politicians continue to argue over whether building an Islamic cultural center two blocks from ground zero – where Al Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center nine years ago – is


How cultural relativism masks the realities of Islamic terrorism

Australian Conservative  21 September 2010
By Steve Barber

As a follow-on from my recent Australian Conservative article, 9/11 Retrospective – Islam: ‘religion of peace’ or ideology of terror, I thought it might be instructive to explore this issue from the perspective of some


De Maizière calls for more tolerance towards immigrants

The 21 September 2010

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Monday said German society needed to be more tolerant and accepting of immigrants. Meanwhile SPD boss Sigmar Gabriel suggested getting tough with foreigners unwilling


Words for the Unwilling: SPD Boss Calls for Tougher Integration Measures

Spiegel Online  21 September 2010

The head of Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party, Sigmar Gabriel, has told SPIEGEL ONLINE that the country should get tough on immigrants who are unwilling to learn the language and integrate. He


Case against Dutch anti-Muslim cartoonist dropped

Radio Netherlands 21 September 2010

Controversial Dutch cartoonist Gregorius Nekschot will not be prosecuted for publishing discriminatory depictions of Muslims online. The Public Prosecutor's Office said on Tuesday it had dropped the case because


IHEU demands action from Human Rights Council on stoning, honour killing and impunity

Speaking on 20 September 2010 at 15th session of the UN Human Rights Council, IHEU representative Raheel Raza spoke of the plight of women being sentenced to death by stoning, or killed by family members in


Stockholm takes a stand for racial tolerance

The 21 September 2010

A crowd of around 6,000 people gathered in central Stockholm on Monday evening to demonstrate against racism after the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats were voted into Sweden's


Top Saudi body 'rejects pact over Mohammed cartoons'

AFP 21 September 2010

A top Saudi political body has rejected a bilateral pact with Denmark over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, media reports said on


Bulgaria Ethnic Turks Alarm Europe on Chief Mufti Issue 21 September 2010

The ethic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) is going to file a complaint with the EC and PACE on the issue with the Chief Mufti in Bulgaria. A letter will be send to Viviane Reding, EC Vice-President

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