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Christian school 'downgraded for failing to invite an imam to lead assembly'

The Telegraph 20 October 2014
By John Bingham

A successful Christian school has been warned it is to be downgraded by inspectors and could even face closure after failing to invite a leader from another religion, such as

 

Downing Street set to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood

The Telegraph 20 October 2014
By Robert Mendick

Downing Street is to order a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and a network of Islamist groups accused of fuelling extremism in Britain and across the Arab world. David

 

UK continues snap anti-extremism school checks

Business Standard 20 October 2014

British authorities have carried out emergency inspections at more schools in east London this month amid concerns about curriculum at some private Islamic schools in the area.

 

Ridiculous To Stop Non-Muslims From Using ‘Allah’, Says Muslim Brotherhood Leader

malaysiandigest 20 October 2014

Prohibiting non-Muslims from using the word "Allah" is ridiculous, says Kuwait's Muslim Brotherhood leader Dr Tareq Suwaidan. He said this was because there was no law or

 

Video: Ben Shapiro: The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority

Blazing Cat Fur 17 October 2014
By Ben Shapiro

 

Islam: More ‘Like the Mafia’ than Bill Maher Knows

Frontpage Mag 17 October 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim


During a recent debate on HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher declared that Islam is "the only religion that acts like the mafia, that will f***ing kill you if you say the wrong thing, draw the wrong picture, or write the wrong book.” Maher was apparently referring to Islam’s "blasphemy” laws, which ban on

 

Video: European Islamic State Militants Threaten To 'Chop Off Their Heads'

Opposing Views 17 October 2014
By Khier Casino

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq have released a new video showing fighters threatening to "chop off” the heads of Western soldiers sent to fight them. In the

 

On the Mechanics of Defamation

Sam Harris Blog 17 October 2014
By Sam Harris


Let me briefly illustrate how this works. Although I could cite hundreds of examples from the past two weeks alone, here is what I woke up to this morning: Some person who goes by the name of @dan_verg_ on Twitter took the most easily misunderstood sentence in The End of Faith out of (its absolutely essential) context

 

Islam and the Mother Lode of Bad Ideas: In Defense of Sam Harris

IVN 17 October 2014
By Andrew Gripp

The spat between Ben Affleck, Sam Harris, and Bill Maher on the HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher over Islam has become so heated and escalated that even 10 days hence, it has

 

Video: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, ESW, at the Institute on Religion and Democracy

Right Side News 17 October 2014
By Baron Bodissey

On September 12, 2014, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and Sister Hatune Dogan gave a presentation at a breakfast meeting hosted by Faith McDonnell at the Institute on Religion and

 

'There is no alternative to a reform of Islam'

DW 17 October 2014

Ahmad Mansour: It's a process that needs time. The main thing is that we show young people an Islam that has nothing to do with radicalism. Islam needs to be freed from fear

 

Video: Another ignorant dhimmi Archbishop puts his foot in his mouth

Bare Naked Islam 17 October 2014

Greek Orthodox Archbishop Theodosios of Jerusalem visits Hamas-linked CAIR’s office in Washington DC and makes an utter fool of himself talking about "coexistence” and the "tolerance

 

Pakistani Christian woman is sentenced to hang for 'blasphemous' comments about prophet Mohammed during row with Muslim women

The Daily Mail 17 October 2014
By John Hall and Jack Crone

A Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to hang after she was accused of making 'blasphemous' comments about the prophet Mohammed during an argument. While working as

 

Video: Pat Condell "Sweden - Ship of fools "

youtube 16 October 2014
By Pat Condell

The shape of things to come on planet "progressive".

 

PVV shocked by Turkey’s release of man who tried to murder Danish journalist Lars Hedegaard

Geert Wilders Weblog 16 October 2014
By Geert Wilders

Parliamentary questions of Geert Wilders MP and Raymond de Roon MP (both PVV) to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs 1.) Have you taken note of the news that Turkey has

 

On the margins: secular human rights in Turkey

openDemocracy 16 October 2014
By Pinar Tremblay

In Turkey, Muslim groups have used the "human rights” framework to protect their religious practices, such as wearing headscarves in universities and workplaces. But what

 

Turks remain mum on Hedegaard case

The Copenhagen Post 16 October 2014

The Turkish ambassador, Mehmet Dönmez, has failed to shed any further light on how and why the Turkish government released the prime suspect in the failed assassination attempt

 

Rushdie slams ‘Islamophobe’ label: It’s right to be hostile to extremism

Raw Story 16 October 2014
By David Ferguson

In a speech denouncing the Islamic extremist group ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and the "hate-filled rhetoric” of Islamic extremism, author Salman Rushdie warned

 

Video: Geert Wilders 10 year threat interview

Geert Wilders Weblog 16 October 2014

Please click here for the post at Gates of Vienna, including a video transcript

 

Geert Wilders "Stop Denying the Obvious: Islam Is a Problem"

Liberty GB 16 October 2014
By Geert Wilders

A military alliance, led by the United States, is currently bombing the forces of the Islamic State [IS] in Iraq and Syria. Many European nations, such as the United Kingdom,

 
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