Balkans

Macedonia: Giant New Cross Angers Skopje’s Muslims

Eurasia Review 13 November 2013
By Sinisa Jakov Marusic

A decision to allow the construction of a 33-metre-tall Christian cross in the Macedonian capital has attracted negative reactions from the Albanian Muslim minority. The

 

Bosnian leader lauds Al-Babtain Foundation for promoting Euro-Arab understanding

KUNA 13 November 2013

BRUSSELS -- Haris Silajdic, former Prime Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, has expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Kuwaiti philanthropist and poet

 

The Medieval Anti-Semitic Views Of 150 Million Europeans: An Interview With Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

inquisitr.com 5 November 2013

Recently, a new book, Demonizing Israel and the Jews by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, sent shock waves across Europe by revealing the frightening levels of anti-Semitism and vicious

 

Bosniaks make up 54% of Bosnia-Herzegovina

World Bulletin 4 November 2013

Unofficial results from last month's census in Bosnia-Herzegovina have been announced by a Bosnian source. The census, which was the country's first census in its 22 years, has

 

European jihadists: The continuation of a historical trend

Stratfor 4 November 2013
By Stratfor

Reports have circulated for months about the growing number of foreigners fighting alongside Islamists in places such as Libya and Syria. European authorities will intensify counterterrorism efforts, but preventing all attacks will not be easy, writes Stratfor

"In April of this year, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove estimated that some 500 European citizens were fighting in Syria, most of them from the United

 

Serbia condemns Erdogan's Kosovo remarks

Today's Zaman 29 October 2013

The Serbian Foreign Ministry has condemned remarks Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made about Kosovo during a visit to Prizren on Wednesday, Serbia's state news agency

 

Europe turns blind eye on home-bred radical Muslims to preserve ‘pool of agents’

RT 23 October 2013

With hundreds of European Muslim youths going abroad to fight international jihad, governments chose to ignore a possible blowback problem, seeing local minority communities as

 

Protests against school discrimination continue in Bosnia

World Bulletin 18 October 2013

36 pupils of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) nationality from the village of Drinjaca, Zvornik area in east Bosnia, will boycott school because of what their parents believe is

 

Eid celebrations in Balkans

World Bulletin 16 October 2013

Thousands of worshipers gathered in mosques and public places all around the Balkans on Tuesday morning for the Eid al-Adha prayer. In Sarajevo, the central ceremony was

 

• What it is Passion for Freedom Festival 2013?

PassionForFreedom.co.uk 10 October 2013

The Passion for Freedom art festival answers three questions:

    1. What is freedom?
    2. How easy it is to lose it?
    3. How hard it is to get it back?

It is a competition organised by independent group of friends from all over Europe who protect freedom of speech of artists.

The festival will present the work of 60 "brave artists” contributing film, photography, painting, sculpture, books and other forms of artistic expression, often on highly controversial topics of social importance.

 

Bulgaria bans Spanish professor for defending Ottomans

World Bulletin 10 October 2013

Spanish Professor Miguel Angel de Bunes Ibarra, an expert on Ottoman history, has said that the Bulgarian government has issued a ban on him entering their country on the

 

The Specter of Islam Is Haunting the Free World

AINA (press release) 10 October 2013
By Geert Wilders

"A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of Communism," Karl Marx once famously wrote. It took Europe almost a century to liberate itself from this scourge. Today, another specter is haunting not just Europe, but the entire world -- the specter of Islam.

The biggest danger confronting the West today is not the economic situation, nor is it youth unemployment, nor the dire budget situation of our governments; the biggest danger is one of which we are reminded on an almost daily basis. And, yet, many politicians seem to fail to notice.

 

"Islamophobia Dictionaries," New Mega-Mosques and Other Recent Events

Gatestone Institute 9 October 2013
By Soeren Kern

A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013

In Denmark, construction crews raised the first-ever minaret on September 3 that will alter Copenhagen's low-rise skyline in a colossal project to build the biggest mega-mosque in Scandinavia. The so-called Grand Mosque was made possible through a grant of 150 million kroner ($26 million) from Qatar. This gift has led critics voice concern that the mosque will become a mouthpiece for radical Islam in Denmark.

 

Surreal and Suicidal: Western Histories of Islam

PJ Media 9 October 2013
By Raymond Ibrahim

Rereading some early history books concerning the centuries-long jihad on Europe, it recently occurred to me how ignorant the modern West is of its own past. The historical

 

PASSION FOR FREEDOM ONELAWFORALL ART FESTIVAL

passionforfreedom.co.uk 8 October 2013

more info: www.passionforfreedom.co.uk
3-10 NOVEMBER 2012
UNIT24 GALLERY, LONDON
20 Great Guildford St, London SE1 0FD, next to Tate Modern

 

Bulgaria’s Muslims gathering tons of donations to help Syrian refugees

sofiaglobe. 7 October 2013

Bulgaria’s Muslim community in joining in a campaign organised by the office of the Chief Mufti, spiritual leader of the community, to gather tons of foods and clothing to help

 

Mosque in Bulgarian Town Attacked Yet Again

Novinite.com 7 October 2013

Young men broke three of the windows of the mosque in Bulgarian town of Kazanlak on Saturday night, witnesses have said. Two young men broke the mosque’s windows by pelting

 

Bulgarian-German writer denied entry to US, allegedly due to his outspoken criticism of suveillance program

standartnews.com 7 October 2013

Despite an invitation to a conference, the German writer Ilija Trojanov's entry into the United States was denied without notice. Trojanov had previously signed a protest

 

Erdogan on Halki: Greeks Want Only Us to Give

Greek Reporter 7 October 2013
By Maria Korologou

Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan requested from Greece reciprocity regarding the reopening of the Halki seminary. Talking to the Turkish TV network "A haber,”

 

Bulgarian Nationalist: Foreign Interests Behind Syrian Influx

Novinite.com 7 October 2013

As Bulgaria struggles to cope with increasing numbers fleeing the conflict in Syria, a nationalist member of parliament has argued the county has fallen victim to Islamic

 
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