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The Islamist Plague

American Center for Democracy 4 July 2014
By Rachel Ehrenfeld

Many Western commentators have adopted the narrative that al Qaeda and its ilk are the exception to the "religion of peace” — Islam.

 

Qatar plans to turn bullring into Europe’s mega mosque

Peninsula On-line 4 July 2014

London: The site of a former bullfighting ring in Barcelona could one day house the largest mosque in Europe, members of Barcelona’s Muslim community have said after announcing

 

Why is This Not Betrayal?

Gates of Vienna 1 July 2014
By Fjordman

It is dismissed as a "crazy conspiracy theory” if one suggests that Western political elites actively support the Islamization of Europe and the Western world. Yet one might argue that this is not a conspiracy theory — or even a theory — merely an observation.

 

British Muslims' right to fight in Syria backed by ex-adviser on radicalisation

theguardian.com 1 July 2014
By Mark Townsend

A former senior government adviser on tackling radicalisation and extremism has defended the right of British Muslims to travel to Syria and fight. Farooq Siddiqui, a former

 

Austrian Shiites dispute IGGiÖ representation

The Local 1 July 2014

A group of Shiites say they will start a court case contending that they are not represented by the publicly recognised Austrian Islamic Community (IGGiÖ). According to the

 

The U.S., the U.K. and Canada in Jihad Denial

FrontPage Magazine 1 July 2014
By Robert Spencer

The denial of the reality of jihad is thicker than ever, even as jihadis advance around the world. And it endangers us all.

 

British Jihadists and the UK Surveillance State

Gatestone Institute 1 July 2014
By Soeren Kern

A recent spike in the number of British jihadists fighting with Sunni militant groups in Syria and Iraq is fuelling a heated debate over how much government surveillance is

 

Brussels shooter contests extradition from France

i24news 1 July 2014

Suspect's lawyers reportedly received assurances he would not be extradited to Israel A French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum

 

Norway Passes Law Protecting Circumcision

Tablet Magazine 1 July 2014
By Yair Rosenberg

Typically, when circumcision makes headlines in Europe, it’s because a court or a parliament is attempting to ban it. Despite the practice being fundamental to both Judaism and

 

Special CIA Unit Sent to UK to Investigate British Islamists

Arutz Sheva 1 July 2014
By Tova Dvorin

As more and more world leaders are becoming frustrated over the unchecked growth of radical Islam in the UK, the Obama administration has taken the unusual action of sending

 

Turkey secularists nominate devout Muslim for president

eNCA 1 July 2014

ISTANBUL - Turkey's two main secular opposition parties on Sunday formally backed a devout Muslim to challenge an expected bid for the presidency by the country's prime

 

Omar Bakri Muhammad Seeks Asylum From Torture In UK - But He Won't Get It

Huffington Post 1 July 2014

Extremist preacher Omar Bakri Mohammad will not be allowed back into Britain, the Government has insisted amid reports he intends to claim asylum in the UK. The radical

 

Erdogan: 'No one should expect me to provoke ISIS'

Al-Monitor 1 July 2014
By Semih Idiz

Turkey is maintaining an overly cautious position on developments in Iraq, and steering clear from unilateral or multilateral military actions that may aggravate the situation

 

Video: Like Obama, his best friend in Turkey PM Recep Erdogan, is also arming the ISIS jihadists in Syria

Bare Naked Islam 1 July 2014

I wonder if he is arming them with all the American weapons and equipment left in Libya that Ambassador Christopher Stevens was shipping to Syria via Turkey?

 

Ramadan 2014 Greetings from Politicians

Cherson and Molschky 1 July 2014
By Rachel Molschky

Every year politicians send their warm greetings for Ramadan to their Muslim constituents. But the messages from the Muslim world differ greatly from the messages from Western

 

Erdogan fails to convince EU ambassadors

Today's Zaman 1 July 2014

A televised address in Ankara on Tuesday by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the ambassadors of certain European Union countries was "expected” and "unconvincing” and

 

Wilders: Dutch Government Sleeps on Jihadist Threat

Geert Wilders leader of the Freedom Party says that the Dutch government sleeps concerning the jihadist threat. He proposed that the general intelligence service AIVD should

 

France denounces Egyptian sentences against journalists

GlobalPost 27 June 2014

PARIS -- France on Monday denounced Egyptian court's mass death sentences of Muslim Brotherhood supporters, and up to ten-year jail terms against journalists,

 

RECOMMENDED READING: "Al-Arian Contempt Case Dropped”

US media is reporting that the US Justice Department has strong the long-standing criminal contempt case against convicted Islamic Jihad leader Sami Al-Arian. According to a

 

Hamas Prepares for War as Abbas Talks Peace

Gatestone Institute 30 June 2014
By Khaled Abu Toameh

The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation accord has had no moderating effect on the Islamist movement. On the contrary, Hamas seems headed toward more extremism, and its recent

 
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