Egypt dissident says will face trial for protest

FRANCE 24 28 March 2013

A prominent Egyptian dissident against the ruling Islamists will stand trial for allegedly participating in a May attack on a presidential candidate's headquarters, he told AFP


Palestinians Impose Severe Restrictions on Foreign Media

Khaled Abu Toameh 27 March 2013
By Khaled Abu Toameh

This latest restriction serves as a reminder that the Palestinian Authority is not much different from other dictatorships, which assign "minders" so the journalists see


Saudi Arabia ‘threatens to ban’ Skype, WhatsApp, other instant messaging apps

RT 25 March 2013

The Saudi Arabian government has threatened to ban the use of instant messaging applications because of failure to control them, Saudi media reveal. It comes a month after the


Human Rights Abuses Today, Shariah Style

Canada Free Press 19 March 2013

The harder the OIC pushes for a worldwide caliphate governed by Shariah, the more Westerners will see Shariah creep into all facets of their free societies

Last week I wrote about Shariah-style education in Egypt and explained that beating children is religiously mandated in Islam. However, child beating is only one of many horrific human rights abuses religiously sanctioned under Islam, which consists of a primitive and brutal system of laws dating back to the 7th century that are still used to this day.


Chicago Public Schools Ban Book on Iranian Revolution

Creeping Sharia 19 March 2013

Nearly 100 Lane Tech students and teachers stood outside in the rain Friday afternoon to protest the CPS decision to remove copies of the graphic novel "Persepolis” from the


Turkey: Secularism and freedom of religion

Hurriyet Daily News 12 March 2013

According to a survey from 2008, around 70 percent of Turkish women covered their heads, and the prohibition of the headscarf for public servants and students in the name of


Turkish-Armenian journalist to face trial for insulting Prophet Mohammed

News.Az 7 March 2013

A Turkey-based Armenian journalist is going to face a court proceeding for using an insulting remark against Prophet Mohammed on his personal website. According to the


Robert Spencer wins CPAC award, as long as he doesn't criticize Grover Norquist

JihadWatch 7 March 2013

Here is a good summary report on this travesty. "Another Islam critic snubbed by CPAC: Told he could accept award if he didn't criticize Grover Norquist," from WND, March 6:

Islam analyst and author Robert Spencer was scheduled to be honored at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, for his widely read blog JihadWatch.org, but he won’t be in attendance, he says, because of a speech restriction sponsors of the award placed on him.


Rubbish reporting from BBC Arabic

BBC Watch 1 March 2013

On February 26th 2013 the BBC News website’s Middle East page featured a filmed report made by the BBC Arabic Service about a recycling plant in Rafah in the southern Gaza


OIC Ramps Up ‘Islamophobia’ Campaign

FrontPage Magazine 28 February 2013
By Deborah Weiss

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has long been on the forefront of the Islamist mission to establish the equivalent of Islamic blasphemy laws in the West

Now, during its 12th Islamic Summit held in Cairo February 7-8, 2013, the OIC set forth new and creative ways to silence, and ultimately criminalize criticism of Islam.


Michelle Obama's Image Altered by Iranian News Agency

Yahoo! News 27 February 2013
By Jilian Fama

A semi-official Iranian news agency called Fars altered an image of Michelle Obama at the Academy Awards to appeal to their more conservative readers. An image was


Terror charges against journalists ‘shocking,’ says European body

Hurriyet Daily News 25 February 2013

The terrorism charges against Turkish journalists currently on trial are "shocking to hear,” according to The European Federation of Journalists President Arne König, who


Islamic Assassination - Silencing Freedom Fighters

Algemeiner 22 February 2013
By Raymond Ibrahim

unisia, one of the most secular Arab countries in modern times—and the first country to experience the "Arab Spring”—was also recently the first Arab country to experience a


Bangladesh cracks down on anti-Islam blogs

FRANCE 24 22 February 2013

Bangladesh has launched a crackdown on Internet sites for "hurting religious feelings" in the majority Muslim nation amid protests by Islamic groups against bloggers seen as


Egyptian editor says he was forced out by Muslim Brotherhood

The Guardian 19 February 2013
By Patrick Kingsley

The editor of Egypt's largest English-language news website – the state-owned Ahram Online – has been forced out from his job, allegedly by allies of the Muslim Brotherhood,


Protests likely as controversial Dutch MP Geert Wilders changes venue

Herald Sun 18 February 2013
By John Masanauskas

POLICE will monitor the comments of controversial anti-Islamic Dutch MP Geert Wilders as he faces possible unruly protests in Melbourne tomorrow. Mr Wilders, who opposes the


Banned in Iran: Barbie, ‘Simpsons’... and Buddha

Irish Examiner 18 February 2013
By Nasser Karimi

Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from The Simpsons as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation of Iran. Authorities are


sharia advocates are trying to stop the use of the word "Islamist.

National Review Online 12 February 2013
By Karen Lugo

In just the latest episode of censorship in the prophet’s name, Muslim activist groups now want reporters to stop using the word "Islamist.” "Islamist” is an important and


Study shows growth of Indonesian journalists' support for Islamic law

Radio Australia 12 February 2013

A survey of Indonesian journalists has found religious intolerance remains high, while support for Sharia law has increased since the previous survey in 2009.


YouTube Blocked: Egypt Court Orders to Obstruct Access to Popular Video-Sharing Web Site for 30 Days

Lawyer Herald 11 February 2013
By Jared Feldschreiber

Many political analysts were optimistic about the Arab Spring, which began in earnest over two years ago, and manifested with street protests throughout the Middle East,

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