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France most popular European travel destination for Muslims: report

Times LIVE 29 September 2014

France has emerged as the most desirable travel destination in Europe by Muslim tourists particularly among Malaysian travelers, according to a poll of travelers in the Middle


Spain about to Send Imran Firasat to Death under Islamic Law

islam-watch 29 September 2014

It appears that the Spanish authority has set the stage for condemning Imran Firasat to death for his criticism of Islam by extraditing him to Indonesia. We reported in July


ICLA Calls for More Effective Protection of Muslim Women in the UK

On behalf of International Civil Liberties Alliance I would like to suggest that the United Kingdom consider the immediate implementation of one very practical step in order to


Sharia Shock: Graphic ISIS Videos Force Moderate CAIR and Fiqh Council to "Revise” Sharia Law

islam-watch 29 September 2014
By Louis Palme

Thanks to ISIS’s well-oiled social media publicity campaign, Muslims and non-Muslims around the world are seeing just how gruesome and barbaric the actual provisions of


Taslima Nasrin Looks Back at her Anger

The New Indian Express 29 September 2014
By Reema Moudgil

BANGALORE: Taslima Nasrin's Lajja, one of the most controversial bestsellers in the world, has turned 20. As bibliophiles across the world celebrated Banned Books Week from


Why Islamic rebel states always fail

National Post 29 September 2014
By David Motadel, The New York Times

In the last few years, there has been a dramatic rise of a seemingly new type of polity: the Islamic rebel state. Boko Haram in West Africa, the Shabab in East Africa, the


Sudan apostasy woman Mariam Ibrahim 'to campaign'

BBC News 29 September 2014

Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudan woman who escaped a death sentence imposed for renouncing her faith, says she wants to campaign for others who face religious persecution. Speaking


ISIS kill women's right activist for 'apostasy' when she criticised them on Facebook for being religious bigots

Daily Mail 27 September 2014
By John Hall

ISIS terrorists have publicly executed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after she criticised the group on Facebook for destroying religious monuments. Samira


#BurnISISFlagChallenge in Kosovo

The Gatestone Institute 25 September 2014
By Stephen Schwartz

They said their protest [against ISIS] was directed against criminality by terrorists, not against religious feelings among ordinary Muslims. — RTK, Kosovo state


The Men With Many Wives review – who would be a polygamist?

The Guardian 25 September 2014
By Tim Dowling

My official position on the manner in which consenting adults choose to arrange their personal lives is: I don’t care. In reality, I faintly disapprove of almost everything


French President: Islamic extremists beheaded French hostage

CNN 25 September 2014
By Steve Almasy and Pierre Meilhan

French hostage Herve Gourdel was abducted and beheaded, a killing shown on video, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations General Assembly on


How Turkey Plans to "Combat Anti-Semitism"

The Gatestone Institute 25 September 2014
By Burak Bekdil

In Turkey, hate speech is a crime only if it is committed against Muslim Turks. The penalty for failing to pay the tax [only for Jews] should be the revocation of the Jew's


Labor Court: Institutions can ban Muslim attire at work

DW 25 September 2014

The Federal Labor Court in Erfurt, eastern Germany, ruled on Wednesday that church institutions are permitted to ban the wearing of the Muslim hijab headscarf at work if they


Radical preacher Anjem Choudary among nine held by police on suspected terror links

Daily Star 25 September 2014
By Cyrus Engineer

The men were arrested on Thursday morning after counter-terrorism police raided 18 addresses across the capital. Another property in Stoke on Trent was also part of the


Non-Muslims in Mideast facing 'Holocaust,' says France's chief rabbi

Haaretz 25 September 2014

French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia made an urgent plea to Europe to defend non-Muslims in the Middle East, whom he likened to Holocaust victims. Speaking Sunday at the Grand


55.5% of Aussies against women wearing burqas in public: poll

The Islamist Watch 25 September 2014
By Lin Taylor

An increasing number of Australians are against women wearing burqas in public, according to a new Roy Morgan poll. Of the 1,328 Australians surveyed, 55.5 per cent didn't


Teen Muslim who screamed "Slaughter the Christians” outside Christian college charged with intimidation

The Jihad Watch 25 September 2014
By Robert Spencer

He is fourteen years old. He was a passenger in the car. Who was driving? It is likely that he is reflecting the culture of his home and community. Is anyone looking into that,


Malaysia must stop abuse of transgenders: rights group

The Nation Multimedia 25 September 2014

Malaysia's transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles,


Nicolai Sennels: Greater Jihad Is Preparing for the Lesser Jihad

Answearing Muslims 25 September 2014
By David Wood

Greater jihad is an inner struggle aiming at removing psychological habits and biological instincts that keep Muslims from following the Islamic teachings. The problem is that the pinnacle of these teachings is the lesser jihad, killing or subjugating non-Muslims. Greater jihad is just another word for self-radicalisation.

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