Tolerance in Saudi? Forget it

Edmonton Sun 1 November 2011
By Mindelle Jacobs

Unfortunately for tolerant, good-hearted Muslims, Islam’s holiest sites are in one of the world’s most discriminatory and tyrannical countries. Edmonton imam and U of A post-doctoral fellow


Birmingham researchers call for reform of UK counter-terrorism strategy

Birmingham Mail 1 November 2011
By Mark Cowan

RESEARCHERS will call for the urgent reform the UK’s counter-terrorism strategies when they present their findings in Birmingham. According to the research carried out in London and Birmingham,


NATO Concludes Libya Mission After Seven Months

NATO ends its military operation in Libya at midnight on Monday, seven months after launching an air and sea campaign that helped bring the overthrow and death of Muammar Gaddafi. In announcing


Lost honour - the story of the Sürücü

Prix Europa 2011 31 October 2011


"This is a film about a murder. The victim, a young woman gunned down at a bus stop in Berlin. The murderer is her brother. It is an "honour killing" because Hatun Surucu lived "like a German". In a remarkable and thought-provoking series of interviews with the murderer, who is still in jail, his family and friends, the filmmakers explore the evidence behind the case. Through this highly personal testimony, a much more disturbing picture emerges - the harsh and uncomfortable reality that integration has failed and that Turks and Germans exist in "parallel societies". Story telling and film-making at its best."


Which Emotional Strategies Influence Orthodox Muslims?

Citizen Warrior 31 October 2011

AL SIEBERT, author of Survivor Personality, said something interesting in his book, and I've been thinking about it for awhile now. The book is about what personality traits survivors hold in common. Siebert has studied survivors of POW camps, concentration camps, plane crashes, boats sinking, etc. He's made this study his life's work. Here's the quote, and then I'll tell you what I've been thinking:


Veracity, Mendacity – and Islam

FrontPage Magazine 31 October 2011
By Bruce Bawer

The recent arrival in my mail of a book entitled Islam: Critical Essays about a Political Religion has prompted a number of thoughts. Edited by Sam and Wim van Rooy and published late last year, it is a massive compendium, just under 800 pages long. It is in Dutch. (The title is actually De Islam: Kritische Essays over een Politieke Religie.) And it is richly comprehensive, with thirty-four essays on such subjects as the Islamization of Europe, Islam in India, the term "Islamophobia,” jihad in Africa, dhimmitude, apostasy, the myth of Andalusia, taqiyya, Islam and the West, sharia law, Islam’s "fellow travelers,” Jews under Islam, Christians under Islam, Islam and women, Islam and slavery, Islam and fascism, and Islam vs. democracy.


Video: Halloween burka

Youtube 31 October 2011
By patcondell


Video: Multikulti breeds distrust in Germany

RT 31 October 2011

The German government's attempts to unite different religious groups seem to be turning sour. Introducing lessons on Islam in schools was meant to help integrate the country's three million Muslims. But the policy is having some undesired effects.


Video: Sweden’s Immigration Debate

Fox News 31 October 2011
By Amy Kellogg

Ilmar Reepalu is the Mayor of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. He is a man on the move, trying to promote and develop Malmo’s position as a leader in green technology around the world. He can squeeze us in for an interview at 8:30 on a Sunday evening. Uncomplaining, he rides up to Malmo’s City Hall on his bicycle in the dark and rain to talk to us.


US embassy attack in Bosnia underscores radical Islamist threat in the Balkans

The Washington Post 31 October 2011

BELGRADE, Serbia — The young man wore a long beard and pants that stopped above his ankles. He sprayed the U.S. embassy in Bosnia with machine gun fire. Friday’s incident in Sarajevo, in which the


'Turks are a part of German culture'

The Local 31 October 2011

Fifty years after the first Turks came to Germany, Michael Hofmann, an expert in Turkish-German relations, measures the influence the immigration has had on Germany.They came as so-called "guest


Video: As Rome fell, so will Europe

Youtube 31 October 2011
By DanHannanMEP


Turkey and Islamism - The Start of a Beautiful Friendship?

Family Security Matters 31 October 2011
By Darlene Casella

At the end of Casablanca, when Rick and Louis walk off into the fog, Renault says: "I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship.” Something similar is happening with Turkish Prime


MP Mike Freer 'threatened at mosque surgery'

BBC News 31 October 2011

An MP has described how he waited for police behind a locked door during a constituency surgery after he was threatened by a group of men. Mike Freer said it happened at North Finchley mosque in


Turkey’s Third Wave – And the Coming Quest for Strategic Reassurance 31 October 2011
By Dr. Ian O. Lesser

Turkey may be entering a "third wave” in the evolution of its modern foreign policy, with continued regional activism played out in a strategic environment that is increasingly insecure and crisis


Video: IAF thwarts rocket launch attempt in Gaza 31 October 2011

Defense Minister Ehud Barak: "We will do everything to defend Israeli civilians"; over 30 projectiles fired at Israel in past day Date: 30/10/2011, 9:00 AM Author: IDF Website Over 30 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities over the past day.


Libya Lifts Ban on Polygamy as Fears Grow of an Islamic State

International Business Times 31 October 2011
By Anissa Haddadi

The announcement that the new Libyan state will be based on Sharia law and the lifting of the ban on polygamy have put the Western countries that supported the NATO mission in Libya and the National


Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Nayef: 5 Things to Know

Following the death of Saudi Arabia's Prince Sultan bin Abdelaziz Al Saud on Saturday, King Abdullah has named his half-brother Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud the country's Crown Prince. Who is


'Our human rights have been violated': Muslim students accuse Catholic University in 60-page dossier 31 October 2011

Muslim students at the renowned Catholic University have complained their human rights have been violated by the college. They have accused education chiefs of banning them from forming a Muslim


Blair defends opening the door to mass migration and says it had a very positive impact on Britain 31 October 2011
By Kirsty Walker

Tony Blair has defended Labour’s controversial mass immigration policy by claiming that Britain cannot succeed unless it opens its borders to more people from different backgrounds. The former

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