Pakistani Islamists criticise Pope's anti-blasphemy law comments

Sify 12 January 2011

Islamabad: An alliance of Pakistani Islamist organisations said they would hold rallies to protest Pope Benedict XVI's remarks that called on the country to scrap an anti-blasphemy law which allows


Islamic Against Christians

The Cutting Edge 11 January 2011
By Michael Coren

The New Year began for Christians in the Middle East in the same manner as the last one had ended: twenty-one Egyptian Christians were murdered in a bomb attack in Alexandria, just weeks


Muslim girls are covertly prepared for forced marriage. Yet the feminists stay silent

Irish Independent 6 January 2011
By Kevin Myers

YOU really can take your pick from the interconnected headlines of the past fortnight: the church-massacres of Christians in Egypt and Iraq by al-Qa'ida, and the murder of the governor of


Kurdish poet gets death threat in Sweden

The 5 January 2011

A Kurdish poet who lives in western Sweden has filed a police report after receiving a death threat from Islamists in northern Iraq. The man, who lives in Värmland, has also requested that his identity be protected,


Denmark to host seminar on Iraqi religious dialogue

AFP  4 January 2011

COPENHAGEN — Denmark will next week host a seminar aiming to promote dialogue between different religious groups in Iraq, the foreign Minister said


• EN wishes everybody a Merry Christmas!

EuropeNews December 24 2010

Here at EuropeNews, we are taking time off for celebrating Christmas with friends and family. While the need to stay vigilant for freedom isn't over, it is good to take some time off and for a while let the pure joy of Christmas blow fears and worries away. Below the break is a bit of Christmas music, recommended for all.

Also, at EN we are not "Christmas cowards" - no "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" here. Rather, we wish all our readers, as well as everybody else, an exceedingly:

Merry Christmas!

From Christmas through New Year, there will be light posting at EN.


'Kiwi Muslims planned suicide attack on Oz army'

Oneindia 23 December 2010

Melbourne, Australia's involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and several activities against terrorism upset some of its countrymen. Report showed that three Australian


Priest says Muslim extremists want to rid Middle East of Christians

Catholic News Agency 20 December 2010

Cairo, Egypt, An Egyptian priest has explained that radical Muslims are trying to rid the Middle East entirely of Christians, who once comprised the largest religious group in the


Iraq holds 73 as two million throng shrine city

France24 17 December 2010

Iraq has arrested 73 Al-Qaeda-linked suspects officials said were implicated in plotting "chaos" during Ashura in Karbala, as two million pilgrims thronged the Shiite shrine city on


Iraqi Kurdistan Confronts Female Genital Mutilation

Hudson New York 07 December 2010
By Irfan Al-Alawi

As reported to the Centre for Islamic Pluralism by the non-governmental organization Stop FGM in Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq, on 25


Government Says 41 Percent of Kurdish Women Are Circumcised

Rudaw 02 December 2010

ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan: A survey by the Kurdistan Minstiry of Health shows that 41 percent of women have gone under the practise of female genuital mutilation (FGM). The survey was carried out in July this


Iraq foils plot to bomb French embassy in Baghdad

Reuters 30 November 2010
By Suadad al-Salhy

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces foiled a plot to bomb the French embassy in Baghdad after arresting 12 suspected al Qaeda members in connection with an attack on a Christian church, security officials said


US embassy cables: US steps up pressure on Turkey over Iran

The Guardian 29 November 2010

Summary: During February 18 "Shared Vision and Structured Dialogue" meetings in Ankara, Turkish MFA Undersecretary Sinirlioglu: -- Appealed for "simultaneity" between Armenian Protocols ratification and the


Iraqi refugees find peace and security in Canada

Toronto Star 29 November 2010
By Nicholas Keung

The 2003 Iraq War shut down Anoosh Awades’ family jewellery store. To make a living, the Armenian woman found a housekeeping job, working for the Americans. Like many Christians in Iraq, she was deemed a


Sweden gets all-clear for Iraq deportations

The 26 November 2010

Sweden can resume deportations to Iraq, the migration authority has announced, following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to lift its suspension. "The European Court of Human Rights has


Saturday People, Sunday People

Weekly Standard Online November 17, 2010
by Lela Gilbert

First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People. Such graffiti can sometimes be found in Muslim neighborhoods in the Middle East. The "Saturday People" are, of course, Jews, today nearly gone from Muslim lands. Now the Sunday people"—Christians— are in the crosshairs, and they, too, are fleeing at an alarming rate. Both religions are unwelcome in many Muslim-majority lands for reasons of Islamist ideology—the declaration of jihad, or holy war, against infidels.


An Interview with Austrian Free Speech Advocate Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

New English Review 17 November 2010
By Jerry Gordon
Photo (C) 2007 by Snaphanen

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife is going before a Kafkaesque tribunal on November the 23rd for doing something which is legal under our US Constitution: criticizing a religion. That is one of the express purposes of the First Amendment which protects the freedom of speech in America.

She had been suborned by a glossy weekly publication, NEWS, in Austria that sent a journalist into several lectures she gave about Islam, the Sunnah and Sharia, secretly recording them. Then lawyers for the left liberal publication gave the transcripts to the Viennese public prosecutors office as evidence of hate speech against one of the officially recognized religions under Austrian law - Islam. On September 15th charges were filed by the Austrian State against her and a trial before a single female Judge convened to be heard on November 23rd.


The Real Threat To Homeland Security

Family Security Matters 17 November 2010
By Peter Huessy

Many analysts continue to concentrate on individual terrorists and their network of mosques from which they emerge. Many assume they represent the most serious security threats facing the


Christians murdered and persecuted in Middle East, but Obama silent 16 November 2010
By Jim Kouri

Thousands of Christians from Europe began a demonstration in Brussels on Saturday to protest the escalation of violence against Christians in Iraq and other nations in the Middle East. Unfortunately, when


MPs defiant in face of threats from fanatics over Iraq war support

This is Total Essex 12 November 2010
By Chris Richards

HATE clerics based in the US have urged Muslim fanatics to take up arms against the British MPs who voted for the Iraq war, including Brentwood's Eric Pickles. Their chilling message surfaced this week after

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