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Gay officer ‘weeded out’ of Turkish police force

Hurriyet Daily News 20 June 2014

The Interior Ministry has defended the dismissal of a policeman due to his sexual orientation, on the grounds that the law stipulates "the weeding out of these kinds of public


Turkey: Istanbul; censorship on women's legs raises eyebrows

ANSAmed 20 June 2014

ISTANBUL - Censorship on ads featuring women's bare legs in the streets of Istanbul raised eyebrows seven years after a ban on bikinis incited widespread fury at the


French Jihadis With ISIL Leave Europe at Risk of Iraq

Businessweek 20 June 2014
By Gregory Viscusi

The young man in a video posted on YouTube last July identified himself as Abu Abd Al-Rahman and told his French "brothers” it was their religious duty to join him in Syria to


Turkey, Erdogan, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq

acdemocracy.org 20 June 2014
By J. Millard Burr

A recent photograph taken 16 April 2014, which appeared in Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily, shows an injured ISIL commander Abu Muhammad "allegedly receiving free treatment,” in


Discussion With Steve Malzberg About Islamic Jew-Hatred in Europe and The Brussels Jewish Museum Jihad Carnage

andrewbostom.org 20 June 2014

Steve Malzberg was kind enough to feature and discuss my essay on the canonical Islam Jew-hatred which pervades the European Muslim community. This "sacralized” animus which


Former OIC head I.hsanoglu proposed for candidacy by main opposition party

CIHAN 20 June 2014

With less than two months to tight presidential elections, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) announced that they will nominate internationally recognized


Turkey opposition accuses govt of protecting ISIS militants

France 24 20 June 2014

Lawmakers from Turkey's main opposition party have accused the government of protecting jihadist militants after a photograph surfaced of an ISIS commander being treated in a


Britain's Foreign Secretary Hague says UK embassy in Tehran to reopen

Deutsche Welle 20 June 2014

British Foreign Secretary Hague made the announcement in a written statement to Parliament on Tuesday, in which he cautioned that "a range of practical issues" would have to


Authorities rescue almost 600 migrants off Sicily

ANSA.it 20 June 2014

Catania - Italian authorities on Tuesday rescued almost 600 migrants from rickety boats in the Strait of Sicily between Italy and Africa as part of the Mare


Implications of the ISIS Conquests in Iraq

danielpipes.org 20 June 2014
By Daniel Pipes

This text may be reposted or forwarded so long as it is presented as an integral whole with complete and accurate information provided about its author, date, place of


US Homeland Security Advisor Tweets On Return Of "Caliphate”

US media has reported that Department of Homeland Security has been the subject of criticism over his tweets regarding the return of the Muslim "Caliphate.” According to a


Iran: The Forced Murder Confession of Reyhaneh Jabbari

Gatestone Institute 20 June 2014
By Shadi Paveh

Reyhaneh Jabbari, now 26, was sentenced to death for killing Morteza Sarbandi, a former Iranian intelligence officer. According to her letters from prison, however, during


Morocco: Rapper in trial that seems to never end

artsfreedom.org 20 June 2014
By Dounia Benslimane

Accused of illegal ticket sales, of being influenced by alcohol in public and of violence against law enforcement officials, El Haqed – who’se real name is Mouad Belghouate –


Hillary Clinton Turns Liberals into ‘Rape-Loving Scum’

FrontPage Magazine 20 June 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

When the Roman Polanski rape case resurfaced, Whoopi Goldberg coined the term "rape-rape” to describe the difference between the kind of rape she opposed and the kind she was


Iran: Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan

artsfreedom.org 20 June 2014

Mohammad Qotbi, the head of the Isfahan Culture and Guidance administration and also a member of the clergy, compared music bands to the national football team, saying that


Gov’t replaces more than 2,500 judges and prosecutors in latest mass purge

Hurriyet Daily News 17 June 2014

The Turkish government has replaced more than 2,500 judges and prosecutors, in its latest mass purge in the police and judiciary. A decree replacing 2,224 judicial officers


Britain ups Nigeria aid against Boko Haram

ANSA 17 June 2014

Britain is raising its educational and military aid to Nigeria in a bid to stem the depredations of Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In the latest promise of Western


No action against Euro candidate Paul Weston over Islam remarks

BBC News 17 June 2014

Police have said they will take no further action against a man arrested after making a speech about Islam. Paul Weston, chairman of Liberty GB and a candidate in the recent


Protest to be staged in Bulgaria’s capital against returning mosque in Kyustendl to Grand Mufti’s Office

A protest will be staged on Friday in front of Sofia Court House in the capital Sofia against a request for the returning of the mosque in the city of Kyustendil, Southwest


The European Jihad

Kashmir Watch 17 June 2014
By Monnet Matters

A few months ago, we wrote about the surprising fact that a significant number of Jihads fighting in the civil war in Syria are from Europe. What is surprising about this is

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