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Moscow hotel goes halal in bid to woo Muslim visitors

The Star Online 19 December 2014

A hotel in Russia’s capital is pulling out all stops to bring in more tourists who profess to Islam as their religion. NO bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside

 

Islamic State selling church artefacts worth millions to western collectors

Christian Today 19 December 2014
By Carey Lodge

Western collectors are thought to be in direct contact with Islamic State looters, who have taken millions of pounds worth of artefacts from ancient churches across Iraq and Syria

 

Europe Declares War on the Internet

Gatestone Institute 17 December 2014
By Soeren Kern

The Internet giant Google has announced that it is shutting down its Google News service in Spain. The move came in response to a new copyright law in Spain that would

 

"Asylum seekers” upgrade: take privat jet from Beirut to Sweden

10news.dk 17 December 2014
By Nicolai Sennels

The Socialists should be screaming: It is obviously only the people who can afford paying the human traffickers who make it to our countries, while the poor are left to protect

 

Immigration in France: Hollande slams alarmists

The Local 17 December 2014

In his first major speech on the subject of immigration, French President François Hollande blasted the scaremongers "who dream of a smaller, more spiteful France". He also

 

Dutch reject UN call to feed, shelter homeless migrants

Expatica the Netherlands 17 December 2014

The Dutch government on Tuesday rejected a call from UN rights experts to provide thousands of homeless migrants with food and shelter during the bitter north European

 

Faceless ‘Sharia-compliant’ doll launched in UK

RT 16 December 2014

A £25 faceless doll – which goes along with a strict interpretation of Islam that forbids the depiction of faces – has sparked backlash among some Muslims after it was launched

 

Hamas adds taxes to dozens of goods that come from the PA

Elder of Ziyon 16 December 2014

The Gaza version of the Ministry of Finance, using PA letterhead, announced that it was adding taxes to 50 types of goods that are being imported from the West Bank

 

Perfect stocking filler for a jihadist: T-shirt featuring quote from White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite goes on sale

Daily Mail Online 11 December 2014
By Corey Charlton

T-shirts bearing an ironic slogan from the notorious 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite are being sold online in the run-up to Christmas. The t-shirts, currently available to buy on

 

Charity raised zakat in France for jihad in Syria

Money Jihad 9 December 2014

Two leaders of an Islamic charity in Paris have been indicted for raising money for terrorists in Syria and Iraq including al-Nusra Front. (Hat tip to El Grillo and Sal.) The

 

Standards, low profit hamper Islamic banks

blazingcatfur 9 December 2014

The Islamic banking industry is being hampered by low profits and "mediocre” customer satisfaction despite impressive growth, officials and financial executives say at a

 

The 390-Euro Man: A Pakistani Slave's Path to Freedom

SPIEGEL 9 December 2014

For more than 16 years, Hanif Masih worked as an indentured servant in a brick factory in Pakistan. Then, an aid organization purchased his freedom. Though he remains extremely

 

Upper Egypt: Christian Copts pay 120 million Egyptian pounds in ransom money

Jihad Watch 9 December 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

According to Mina Thabet, founder of the People’s Initiative Party, cases of Coptic abduction and ransoming against huge sums of money are on the rise in the Minya Governorate

 

Islamic Charities Fund Terror While Feted by UK Gov't

The Clarion Project 9 December 2014
By Sam Westrop

The response to the murder of four Israelis praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem on November 18 was, in some quarters, one of jubilation. Although Palestinian President

 

Hamas admits: 'We have headquarters in Turkey' NATO member provides terror group refuge for plotting deadly attacks

WND 3 December 2014
By Aaron Klein

A Hamas leader speaking to WND has confirmed his organization is using NATO member Turkey as a refuge for logistics, training and planning terrorist attacks. Turkey has

 

Real Madrid remove cross from logo to please Muslims

Morocco World News 3 December 2014

Rabat – To please their Muslim fans, Spanish giants Real Madrid have decided to make some changes to its world-famous logo so that a small cross does not appear. The new

 

Cash-strapped Islamic academy charity 'spent £1m of taxpayers' cash building sister school in Pakistan'

Daily Mail 3 December 2014
By Emma Glanfield

A cash-strapped Islamic school has been accused of spending £1million of taxpayers' money on a brand new state-of-the-art facility in Pakistan. Council chiefs are

 

Gaza cement being diverted to black market - and taxed by Hamas (update)

Elder of Ziyon 3 December 2014

Yesterday, 600 tons of cement were sent into Gaza. Assuming that Balousha is telling the truth, here's where some of it ended up. The other big news in the Palestinian Arab press

 

The smell of petrodollars in the Tunisian elections

Middle East Monitor 2 december 2014
By Dr Mohammed Al-Misfer

Israeli media have reported a meeting in Paris between Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caïd Essebsi and officials from Gulf States. The meeting is alleged to have focused on

 

Egypt Warns Qatar to Stop Destabilizing It

Arutz Sheva 2 December 2014
By Mark Langfan

In a wide-ranging interview in Asharq Al-Awsat, a pro-Saudi Arabian paper, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri warned Qatar to cease its efforts to destabilize Egypt and stated

 
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