Video: Christians - helpless victims in Muslim lands

Divine Ripples 4 November 2010

Christians are helpless lambs when facing Muslims abroad. Here is the funeral of the slain priests and congregation from last Sunday in Irag. Here's a question: is it moral to engage mercenaries to protect Christians who are victimized ?


Terror Hits Greece, Germany, Iraq as US Votes; Bombs Kill 62

Arutz Sheva 03 November 2010
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

A wave of terror hit Tuesday in Iraq, Greece, and Germany, where officials discovered a parcel bomb at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office as Americans went to the polls. At least 62 people died in a series


Iraqi Christians mourn 52 killed in church siege

Globe and Mail  1 November 2010

Iraq's dwindling Christian community was grieving and afraid on Monday after militants seized a Baghdad church during evening Mass, held the congregation hostage and triggered a raid by Iraqi


• Found it: The Islamic Golden Age!

EuropeNews 19 September 2010
By Henrik R. Clausen

Book essay: The Closing of the Muslim Mind, by Robert R. Reilly.

One of the more interesting memes regarding Islam is that of a so-called "Golden Age", a historical period when the Islamic world was affluent, progressive and a great place to live. As a historical, physical fact, that meme has been proven false. However, in the secluded area of philosophy, things are somewhat different. As the introduction states:

This book is about one of the greatest intellectual dramas in human history. Its landscape is the Muslim mind.


Honor Killings; An Islamic Cultural Tradition 13 September 2010
By R. C. Camphausen

At least 5,000 women a year are killed or driven to suicide by fathers or brothers who think that, according to tribal tradition, the inferior female has shamed the family. It is most worrying that


Circumcised Girls Have Less Marriage Chance in Kurdistan

Rudaw 3 August 2010

Muhammed Hassan, 22, is a single man who says one of the qualifications that his girlfriend has to have is that she has to have escaped circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), a phenomenon


Car Bomb Destroys Al-Arabiya TV Building in Central Baghdad

MEMRI 27 July 2010

A small passenger bus driven by a suicide bomber was able to enter the main security gate of al-Arabiya TV building unmolested, only to blow himself up 10 minutes later, killing three guards and a


Iraq: Pope urges more protection for Christians

Pope Benedict XVI has urged Iraq's authorities to give greater protection to Christians and other religious minorities. The pontiff reminded Iraq's new ambassador to the Holy See, Habib Mohammed Hadi


Turkish warplanes bomb northern Iraq

Press Association 28 June 2010

Turkish warplanes bombed northern Iraq on Monday, the rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and an Iraqi Kurdish official said, as Ankara stepped up its riposte to increased fighting with the


Iraq: Shocking statistics on "female genital mutilation"

GlobalPost 21 June 2010
By Tracey Shelton

VIDEO: Shocking statistics on "female genital mutilation"

PASHQROTAL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Along with her pink pajamas and playful eyes, Delan has an 11-year-old’s endearing smile. She leans against an old stone wall and chats with friends as chickens and geese cluck around her feet. Rocky mountains form a towering backdrop. This is Iraqi Kurdistan, where


Iraq Airways ends plans for Sweden flights

The Swedish Wire 25 May 2010

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Airways has abandoned plans for services to Britain and Sweden because of the "escalation" of a legal battle with Kuwait, the state-run carrier's chief said.


Al Qaeda appoints new 'war minister' for Iraq

Long War Journal 15 May 2010
By Bill Roggio

Al Qaeda in Iraq appointed a new 'war minister' for its Islamic State after the group's top two leaders were killed by Iraqi and US forces one month ago. Al Qaeda in Iraq announced the appointment


Al Qaeda beheaded in Iraq?

Counterterrorism Blog 21 April 2010
By Walid Phares

We should underline the following four points in our initial reaction to foreign reports, including a statement from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Maliki, that "Abu Omar al-Baghdadi and Abu Ayyub


Ex-husband 'killed Iraq survivor' in Rottingdean

BBC News 15 April 2010

A woman who once fled Saddam Hussein's regime was battered to death and then set alight by her ex-husband at her home in East Sussex, a court has heard. The body of Pauline Knowles-Samarraie, 72,


Malmö: The Iraqi city

Islam in Europe 29 March 2010

Cultural life in Iraq is on the back-burner, but it still exists.  And now the Iraq authorities are reaching out, to Malmö.During a trip to the country, Natik Awayez, artistic director


Al Qaeda Leader in Iraq: Continue Jihad

CBS News 24 March 2010

The self-described leader of an al Qaeda front group has called for continued jihad against Iraq's American "occupiers" in the wake of the March 7 election that he claimed was boycotted by most Sunni


Campaigner says delay in asylum claims is 'killing gay Iraqis'  24 March 2010
By Jessica Geen

A gay Iraqi asylum seeker whose application has been stuck in the system for three years has complained that the delay is harming LGBT people in the country. Ali Hili arrived in Britain in 2002


Muslims Terrorizing Christian Girls in Iraq

FrontPage Magazine 10 March 2010

Frank Kitman edited and translated a most heartbreaking testimony by Sister Hatune,  of the Syrian-Orthodox monastery in Warburg, Germany. She makes an amazing effort to help and  protect the ruthlessly persecuted Christians in Iraq.


Suicide Sisterhood: Al-Qaida's Female Bombers

Post Chronicle  3 February 2010

A female suicide bomber killed 54 people, mainly pilgrims, in an al-Qaida attack on a Shiite shrine near Baghdad Monday. Days earlier, U.S. officials warned that female kamikazes, possibly linked


A Soldier Speaks Out on Iraq, from Iraq

Diana West 27 January 2010
Diana West

Today, I am posting an extraordinary letter from a soldier currently stationed in Iraq, a sometime penpal of mine to whom I sent my three-part series on the aftermath of the surge to elicit his opinion.

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