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Turkey No Longer Respects Europe

Gatestone Institute 20 April 2014
By Peter Martino

Last week, German politician David McAllister, the leading candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) for next month's European Parliament election, had a message for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There is no room in the European Union, McAllister said, for "the Erdogan Turkey of 2014." The politician, whose father was Scottish, is the former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Germany's second largest state, and a heavyweight in Merkel's party.

 

One Year Anniversary of Boston Bombing: A Lesson in FBI Failure

FrontPage Magazine 20 April 2014
By Robert Spencer

With the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad bombings now here (April 15), the New York Times made yet another attempt to exonerate the Obama Administration of responsibility for one of its manifest failures, claiming that an inspector general’s report on the bombings was an "exoneration of the F.B.I.,”

 

Liberals attack a brave feminist

Kirsten Powers 20 April 2014

War on women alert: One of the most forceful fighters against misogyny in the modern era is under attack. Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali has been a vocal critic of women’s

 

Erdogan Does Nothing But Make Mistakes

Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum 16 April 2014
By Safak Terzi

Daniel Pipes is one of the prominent conservative names in the United States. He is the founder of the Middle East Forum . … He is also one of the key individuals forwarding idea of the moderate Islam. We had a chance to evaluate recent developments in Turkey by phone with Mr. Pipes as he was in Paris on March 12.

 

Report Shows How Foreign Fighters Use Social Media

AINA 16 April 2014

A report has cast unprecedented light on how foreign fighters engaged in the Syria conflict are using social media.
The International Centre for the Study of Radicalism report says

 

Why Blasphemy Laws Are Actually Anti-Islamic

The Huffington Post 16 April 2014
By Faisal Kutty

"Whoever by words, either spoken or written, or by visible representation or by any imputation, innuendo, or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiles the sacred name of

 

The Ultimate Source of Islamic Hate for Infidels

Family Security Matters 16 April 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Who is ultimately responsible for the ongoing attacks on Christians and their churches throughout the Islamic world? Focusing on one of the most obvious nations where Christians are regularly targeted-Egypt's Coptic Christians-one finds that the "mob" is the most visible and obvious culprit.

 

British Woman May Face Execution in Iran for Insulting Islam

Gatestone Institute 16 April 2014
By Shadi Paveh

The notes from Dr. Azam's medical journal include a crushed toe, broken fingers, missing fingernails, broken ribs, a skull fracture, severe abdominal bruising, marks of flogging on her back

 

Turkey to Build Special Prison for Gays

Halal Porkshop 16 April 2014

Justice Minister Bekir Bozda? has announced that a project to build exclusive prisons for gays is underway, sparking concern that such a measure will lead to profiling and expose LGBT

 

Terra incognita: Islamophobia/Islamophilia: An intellectual inquisition

Jerusalem Post 16 April 2014
By Seth J. Frantzman

Hirsi Ali joins a long list of those impugned for “insulting the faith,” including Voltaire, Socrates and Spinoza. The key word in the modern debate is “Islamophobia.” When Brandeis University

 

The slow death of free speech

Spectator 16 April 2014
By Mark Steyn

Must we celebrate diversity by enforcing conformity? These days, pretty much every story is really the same story: In California, Mozilla’s chief executive is forced to resign

 

Neither Erdogan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

Hurriyet Daily News 16 April 2014
By Nervana Mahmoud

Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, has won in Turkey’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab

 

Muslim Teacher Kills Christmas Tradition at British School

Blazing Cat Fur 16 April 2014

For more than a decade, Santa Claus had visited Ladypool Primary School in Birmingham to hand out Christmas presents and pose for photographs with delighted children. The largely Muslim

 

De Blasio’s Gift to Jihadists: Disbands NYPD surveillance unit, vows to go after the “real bad guys”

Atlas Shrugs 16 April 2014
By Pamela Geller

During the election for Mayor in NYC, I warned of de Blasio’s pro-terror allegiances. I submitted the ad (below) to run on NYC subway platforms. New York enemedia didn’t like it — read

 

Islamist: Atheists 'Cannot Live' in Bangladesh

Dhaka Tribune 16 April 2014
By Tarek Mahmud

No atheist can live in this country; people from any religion can as it is a democratic country, says Shafi. Shah Ahmed Shafi, the chief of radical Islamist platform Hefazat-e-Islam

 

Pakistan: How the Blasphemy Law Really Works

Gatestone Institute 16 April 2014
By Mohshin Habib

Sawan Masih has been sentenced to death, but what about those found guilty of inciting and committing violence and arson? It [is] a travesty of justice that more than 3,000 people

 

NYPD disbanding Muslim spying unit

Islamist Watch 16 April 2014
By Jamie Schram and Daniel Prendergast

The NYPD has abandoned its controversial and secretive surveillance program that sent plainclothes police officers into Muslim neighborhoods for the purposes of gathering information

 

New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims

Islamist Watch 16 April 2014
By Matt Apuzzo and Joseph Goldstein

The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes detectives into Muslim neighborhoods to eavesdrop on conversations and built detailed

 

Degrees of Separation

SteynOnline 16 April 2014
By Mark Steyn

Today, Brandeis University announced that it was reversing its decision to award an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, following complaints from faculty, an online petition,

 

How Charles and Martin Amis had a dinner party row over Salman Rushdie's fatwa: Prince of Wales refused to back author...

Daily Mail 16 April 2014
By Daniel Bates

Prince Charles refused to support Sir Salman Rushdie during his fatwa over The Satanic Verses because he thought the book was offensive to Muslims. In an article for Vanity

 
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