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Meet the Next President of the European Commission

Gatestone Institute 12 July 2014
By Soeren Kern

European leaders in Brussels have nominated Jean-Claude Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, to be the next president of the European Commission, the powerful bureaucratic arm of the European Union.

 

Islamic British 'freedom fighter' investigated over claims he has illegally married up to 12 women across Europe and Asia so...

Daily Mail 11 July 2014
By Richard Shears

A British self-proclaimed freedom fighter accused of illegally marrying up to 12 women in Europe and Asia is being investigated by Malaysian Special Branch officers, it was

 

Four Ways to Fight Extremism in Britain

Gatestone Institute 11 July 2014
By Samuel Westrop

Two British Cabinet Ministers are "at war" over the growth of Islamist extremism in public institutions, The Times reported this month.

 

France set to prevent jihadists going to fight or train abroad

Reuters 11 July 2014
By John Irish and Gérard Bon

PARIS - France plans to ban individuals linked to radical Islamist groups from leaving the country in a bid to prevent attacks by militants returning from the

 

Burqa ban isn't enough says Strache

Islamist Watch 11 July 2014

The leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) says that a burqa ban as proposed by his party isn't enough, and that he'd like to ban the chador as well, according

 

Female genital mutilation: UK institutions not to blame

The Commentator 11 July 2014
By Vincent Cooper

That great parliamentarian Keith Vaz, who, as Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee seeks to maintain moral standards in British public life, has been speaking out on a great

 

A growing threat from extremist residents fighting in Syria

Luxemburger Wort 11 July 2014

Luxembourg's security services are closely monitoring three people thought to have returned to Luxembourg after fighting in Syria. According to security services, one of the

 

UK hostage killings: Militant group leader apologises

BBC 11 July 2014

The head of a Shia group that kidnapped five Britons in Iraq in 2007 - and killed four of them - has apologised. IT expert Peter Moore, from Lincoln, was freed in December

 

UK Treasury Freezes Assets of Jihadist Individuals and Organizations

Shariah Finance Watch 11 July 2014

The list, which was published yesterday, includes the names of 25 individuals and 26 organisations and is part of the government’s plan to prevent British citizens from

 

Top Obama official blasts Israel for denying "Palestinians” sovereignty, security, dignity

Atlas Shrugs 11 July 2014
By Pamela Geller

The Obama administration is attacking Israel as Hamas rockets rain down on the tiny Jewish state. In denying Israel’s sovereignty, they are flouting international law. As

 

Islamic State Urges FIFA to Deprive Qatar of the World Cup

Huffington Post 11 July 2014
By James Dorsey

A purported letter by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls chunks of Syria and Iraq, has warned world soccer body FIFA not to hold the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,

 

Abbas' advisor calls to murder Israelis

PMW Bulletins 11 July 2014
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Today, Abbas' advisor Sultan Abu Al-Einein posted on Facebook an article quoting his statements inciting violence and murder of Israelis, calling for a return to the PA terror

 

Morocco: Open letter to Moroccan minister about El Haqed

artsfreedom.org 11 July 2014

The Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghaoute – also known as Lhaqed or El Haqed, ‘the enraged one’ – was sentenced on 1 July 2014 to four months in prison amid concerns that the trial

 

Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 15 Years In Prison

Clarion Project 11 July 2014

A prominent Saudi human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, with a further 15 years ban on leaving Saudi Arabia once his sentence has finished. Waleed

 

Hamas Vows to Continue Rocket Fire, Bloodshed

Arutz Sheva 9 July 2014

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum vowed his terror organization will continue firing rockets on Israel Tuesday, dismissing claims of de-escalation. "Today there is no intention

 

Dark Wallet May be Used by Islamic Terrorists to Fund their Operations

Forexminute 9 July 2014

A blog associated closely with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), titled "Bitcoin and the Charity of Violent Physical Struggle” says that the use of cryptocurrency in

 

Local Muslim population observes 'Americanized Ramadan'

Sioux Falls Argus Leader 9 July 2014
By Peter Harriman

The delighted, high-pitched screams of about two dozen children racing around the parking lot at the Muslims Community Center of South Dakota were a counterpoint to the boom of

 

UAE accused of arresting and torturing Qataris

Middle East Eye 9 July 2014

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has come in for criticism for allegedly imprisoning and torturing Qatari nationals. A report by the local Arabic daily Al Arab has claimed

 

Campaign against full-face Muslim veils launched in Austria

RT NEWS 7 July 2014

As part of his party’s plan to introduce a bill banning full-face veils, Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache posted on a social network an image of a young blonde woman

 

British Isis fighter: 'We'll fight anyone against Islam'

ITV 7 July 2014

Abdul Raqib Amin, who grew up in Aberdeen before travelling to Iraq to join the militant group, told Good Morning Britain there are thousands of recruits joining the fighters

 
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