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America's "Most Influential Muslim" Endorses Sharia Law

The Clarion Project 20 October 2014
By Ryan Mauro

This year’s issue of The Muslim 500 names Sheikh Hamza Yusuf as the most influential Muslim-American. He is often portrayed as a moderate, but he recently endorsed Sharia

 

The Issue is Kerry’s Incompetence, Not Israeli Manners

commentarymagazine 20 October 2014
By Jonathan S. Tobin

On Friday, the U.S. State Department rejected criticisms from Israeli Economic Minister Naftali Bennett that Secretary of State John Kerry had sought to blame the rise of ISIS

 

Australia lifts Parliament veil ban

independent.ie 20 October 2014

Australia's Parliament House lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened. SHARE The government department

 

Video: PA goes back to the Middle Ages for blood libels

palwatch.org 20 October 2014
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Two of the most destructive Antisemitic blood libels of the Middle Ages have been brought back to life by the Palestinian Authority to promote hatred of Israelis. In July, the official PA daily

 

Jihadists Accused of Genocide in Congo

Answearing Muslims 20 October 2014

If terrorism and violent jihad are not part of Islam, why do so many Muslim groups, from so many different parts of the world, conclude that Islam commands Muslims to terrorize

 

'Bad hijab' link to acid attacks on Iranian women

Yeahoo News 20 October 2014

A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumours that the victims were targeted for not being properly

 

Islamic State Actually Has More Support In Britain Than In Arab Nations

The Huffington Post 18 October 2014
By Jessica Elgot

The Islamic State group has substantially less support in Arab nations than it does in European countries, including Britain, according to a new report into attitudes towards

 

Video: Ben Shapiro: The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority

Blazing Cat Fur 17 October 2014
By Ben Shapiro

 

Islam: More ‘Like the Mafia’ than Bill Maher Knows

Frontpage Mag 17 October 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim


During a recent debate on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is "the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.” Maher was apparently referring to Islam’s "blasphemy” laws, which ban on

 

German jihadist in Syria threatens 'filthy' Merkel

The Local 17 October 2014

In a video released on Wednesday and shot in Aleppo, Syria, the Islamist, reportedly from North Rhine-Westphalia, attacks Merkel. The German jihadist, who has the name Abu

 

Mosque Money Government Minister: An 'Islamist' With a 'Hidden Agenda'

Breitbart 17 October 2014
By Oliver Lane

A Swedish, Muslim minister has been accused of being an "Islamist” with a "hidden agenda” by a former member of parliament who said his inclusion in the government signalled

 

Islam and the Mother Lode of Bad Ideas: In Defense of Sam Harris

IVN 17 October 2014
By Andrew Gripp

The spat between Ben Affleck, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher on the HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher over Islam has become so heated and escalated that even 10 days hence, it has

 

British jihadis returning from Syria will face 'full weight of the law'

London Evening Standard 17 October 2014

Cabinet minister Justine Greening today warned that the "full weight of the law” will be used against British jihadis returning from Syria. She said government was working

 

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan Will Do Nothing to Stop the Islamic State

Breitbart 17 October 2014
By Jordan Schachtel

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has done nothing to stop the advances of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadi group rampaging through Iraq and Syria while killing scores of

 

With friends like Turkey, who needs enemies?

The Telegraph 17 October 2014
By Con Coughlin

For a country that is supposed to be a pivotal Nato ally, Turkey sure has a strange way of showing loyalty to its friends in their hour of need. Ankara’s support in the battle

 

Denmark: Isis Fighters Warmly Welcomed Home by the Psychiatrists

International Business Times 17 October 2014
By Tabatha Kinder

Denmark has one of the most serious jihadist problems in Europe, with the number of its nationals going off to fight alongside terrorist groups like Isis (Islamic State) beaten

 

Counter-terror chief reveals scale of extremist threat to UK

The Week 17 October 2014

Police resources are being "stretched" as the number of operations to prevent extremist attacks reaches its highest level for years, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism

 

Turkey Loses U.N. Security Council Seat in Huge Upset

Newsweek 17 October 2014
By Benny Avni

In a tremendous upset, Turkey lost a contest in the United Nations General Assembly, exposing increasingly contentious frictions with some of its neighbors and world

 

Video: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, ESW, at the Institute on Religion and Democracy

Right Side News 17 October 2014
By Baron Bodissey

On September 12, 2014, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Sister Hatune Dogan gave a presentation at a breakfast meeting hosted by Faith McDonnell at the Institute on Religion and

 

No one to talk to

The Economist 17 October 2014

When British Islamists killed 52 people with suicide-bombs in London in 2005, the government worked closely with the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) to co-ordinate public

 
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