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Nigel Farage claims that Muslims are running UK 'ghettos' according to Sharia law

The Independent 14 January 2015
By Lizzie Dearden

Nigel Farage has claimed that "ghettos" in parts of the UK are being run according to Sharia law as authorities "turn a blind eye" because of their "moral cowardice". The


Bosnia under threat from radical Salafi movements

NVO News 14 January 2015
By Yusuf Selman Inanc

Bosnia, which witnessed a deadly war and genocide in the 1990s, now suffers from Salafi movements that spread to the country afterward, backed by foreign governments and


Only 9 percent of Turks say Armenian killings genocide: poll

Daily Star 14 January 2015

Less than 10 percent of Turks believe their government should recognize the mass killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide, according to a survey published


Irish say it’s time to finally ditch their blasphemy law

Boston Globe 14 January 2015
By Adam Taylor

After drawings of the Islamic prophet Muhammad led to killings at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Ireland is facing renewed claims for an end to its ban on


The Battle for British Islam = Propaganda for the CTS Bill

The Huffington Post 14 January 2015
By Dilly Hussain

I was quite disappointed when a blurred image of me featured in yesterday's episode of Panorama 'After Paris: The Battle for British Islam'. The image was lifted from an event


Tony Blair's anti-jihadist programme has failed, says ex-MI5 chief

The Telegraph 14 January 2015
By Matthew Holehouse

A major counter-terrorism programme intended to stop young Muslims from being radicalised by jihadists is "clearly not working,” the former head of MI5 has warned. Baroness


'We are all Germany', President Gauck tells Muslim rally

France 24 14 January 2015

German President Joachim Gauck told a Muslim community rally Tuesday that "we are all Germany", sending a message of unity in the face of rising Islamophobia and last week's


Turkey defends ties with Hamas

Rudaw 14 January 2015

Turkey’s Prime Minister said that his country does not regard Hamas as a terrorist organization, just as Ankara was sidestepping blame for Islamists using its territory to


Freedom Party opposes death penalty call

The Local 14 January 2015

"That's their opinion," he said. "The Freedom Party opposes the death penalty in principle." Strache was commenting on a broadcast by the Austrian news show ZIB2 on Friday


Jews belong in France, says French Prime Minister

Amanpour CNN 14 January 2015
By Mick Krever

As French Jews contemplate leaving the country in the wake of last week's Paris attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has sought to reassure the sizable population in an


French satirical weekly Canard Enchainé threatened

ANSA 14 January 2015

French satirical weekly Canard Enchainé received threats on the day following last week's bloody terror attack on their colleagues at Charlie Hebdo, the


Jordan amends bill to avoid blacklisting Hamas

Middle East Monitor 14 January 2015

Jordan's House of Representatives yesterday amended a bill pertaining to financing terrorism, a move seen as an attempt to sidestep labelling the Palestinian movement Hamas as


Video: Islamic terrorism and the Obama administration

FOX News 14 January 2015
By Bill O'Reilly

As you may know, about one and a half million people demonstrated in Paris, France on Sunday demanding an end to radical Islamic terrorism. 40 leaders led the march which received worldwide


Show your face! China's largest Muslim city bans the burka

albawaba 14 January 2015

The city of Urumqi, China, where Muslims account for nearly half the population, has banned wearing burqas in public. The ban was first proposed in December by local


This Is No Joke: New Fatwa Prohibits Building Snowmen in Saudi Arabia

Global Voices Online 14 January 2015
By Amira Al Hussaini

A Saudi cleric decreed that building snowmen and snow camels is not acceptable in Islam. Many saw the fatwa (religious edict), by Mohamed Saleh Al Minijed, as a kill joy,



PEGIDA 14 January 2015
By Europenews

PEGIDA (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West) stands for:
1. We are IN FAVOUR OF harbouring war refugees and those who are being persecuted for political or religious reasons. It is our human duty!
2. We are IN FAVOUR OF anchoring both the rights and the duties


Poll: Nearly Half of U.S. Muslims Believe That Critics of Muhammad Should Be Criminally Prosecuted

Answering Muslims 12 January 2015

And one in eight American Muslims believe that Muhammad's critics should face the death penalty. But keep in mind that 1/8 and 46% are still minorities, so we have absolutely


Stop Pretending Terrorism Has Nothing To Do With Islam

The Federalist 12 January 2015
By David Harsanyi

Guess what? An idea isn’t a human being. Neither is a sacred cow. And those who confront, dismiss, debunk, sneer at and fear them aren’t necessarily bigots.Not long ago, Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes for blasphemy. His first 50 lashes will be publicly administered this week.


The History of Islamic Violence, Enslavement, and Ransom is Important for People to Know About

Citizen Warrior 12 January 2015

Yesterday I was talking with some of my fellow co-workers on a break and we were talking about the Charlie Hebdo massacre. One of them said, "The French brought this on themselves, you know." "What do you mean?" I asked. He said, "Algiers used to be a French colony, so of course, a lot of the Muslims


Video: Why is Charlie Hebdo Assassination 100% Islam

youtube 12 January 2015
By Bill Warner

Dr. Bill Warner explains motivation behind attacks in Paris.

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