Freedom of expression

No action against Euro candidate Paul Weston over Islam remarks

BBC News 17 June 2014

Police have said they will take no further action against a man arrested after making a speech about Islam. Paul Weston, chairman of Liberty GB and a candidate in the recent

 

MPACUK and 'Western Imperialism'

American Thinker 17 June 2014
By Paul Austin Murphy

The latest Muslim rationalization for the 1,400-year-old war between Islam and all that is non-Islamic is the so-called "occupation” of Muslim countries; as well as the

 

Being Dhimmi in the Ottoman Empire

Jihad Watch 16 June 2014
By Robert Spencer

Here is a fascinating glimpse of what life was like for Jews and Christians under Ottoman rule in 1838, before the abolition of the dhimmi laws that ensured that they would “pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

 

Woman could serve 2-year sentence for gesture at PM Erdogan

Today's Zaman 16 June 2014

A prosecutor has requested a term of two years in prison for a woman who allegedly gestured at Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to the western province of

 

Saudis blast Czech envoy over Zeman's anti-Muslim words - press

Ceske Noviny 16 June 2014

Prague - Czech ambassador to Riyad Jiri Slavik was summoned to the Saudi Foreign Ministry on Sunday to hear a complaint about President Milos Zeman's anti-Muslim statements,

 

Leading Turkish Islamist thinker: We can't go on like this

Al Monitor 16 June 2014
By Levent Gultekin

The situation calls for sound criticism. And we cannot have a closed-door debate. We have to speak out openly — before everyone and on all platforms — for the problems the

 

From Riches to Rags: Christian Experiences in Pakistan

DEBKA file 16 June 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Editor’s note: The following account was written for RaymondIbrahim.com by an American teacher in the Muslim world. It is reminiscent of other accounts in Pakistan. For

 

Video: "Mickey Mouse and Sesame Street are Zionist Jewish conspiracies to destroy the moral values of humanity”

Bare Naked Islam 16 June 2014

"For example, the character of Oscar the Grouch, who lives in a garbage is a loathsome character, and I wouldn’t want him to serve as a role model for children. Another example is the character of Cookie Monster who eats like a slob.”

 

Iran: Female musicians banned from stage in Isfahan

Arts Freedom 16 June 2014

Mohammad Qotbi, the head of the Isfahan Culture and Guidance administration and also a member of the clergy, compared music bands to the national football team, saying that

 

Criticizing Islam Becomes "Incitement to Imminent Violence"

Islamist Watch 12 June 2014
By Abigail R. Esman

You could say it is a new form of Islamic honor crime: the silencing of those who dare besmirch the honor of Islam or its prophet, except the suppression now doesn't come from Muslims only.

 

Israel Says Hamas Official Confirms Ties To Israeli Muslim Brotherhood

Israeli media is reporting on claims by the country’s internal security service that a senior Hamas official arrested in April admitted in his interrogation that Hamas is

 

Turkey’s Taksim Square protest leaders go on trial

France 24 12 June 2014

More than two dozen Turkish activists who helped launch mass anti-government protests last year go on trial Thursday in what critics have called yet another attempt by the

 

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam by Innes Bowen, book review

The Independent 12 June 2014
By Burhan Wazir

Politics is not renowned for its subtlety. When British politicians speak of Muslims, they nod to their constituents in Little England. But Muslims living in the UK are as

 

OIC Condemns Derogatory Remarks against Islam by President of the Czech Republic

The OIC Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) expresses its deep concern and strong disappointment at the Islamophobic statement made by Mr. Milos Zeman,

 

Professors Shill for Islamism

Family Security Matters 12 June 2014
By Andrew E. Harrod

Only ten people, including two imams and a reporter, showed up to hear University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, professor of religious studies Carl W. Ernst deliver the

 

Czech President Zeman not to apologise for statements on Islam

Ceske Noviny 12 June 2014

The apology is claimed by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), indignant at the statements Zeman made at the May 27 celebration of the Israeli Independence Day in

 

160M Muslims Against 1M Cypriots = 1M Dead Cypriots

Arutz Sheva Israel National News 12 June 2014
By Mark Langfan

The Greek Nazi Golden Dawn political party didn’t spring up out of a vacuum. The Greeks hate the Jews. In fact, a recent poll by the ADL showed Greece to be the most

 

The British values that need to be taught in school

Express 12 June 2014
By Ross Clark

Can you imagine the US senate descending into mealy mouthed argument as to whether promoting American values in the classroom might upset some minority or other? Or imagine

 

The Western Media Can Help Victims of Islamic Extremism

Algemeiner 12 June 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Evidence has again emerged indicting that if Western mainstream media actually reported more on the sufferings of Christians throughout the Islamic world, their lot would likely improve.

 

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and the spirit of free inquiry

New Jersey Jewish News 12 June 2014
By Martin J. Gross

When I graduated from Brandeis in 1972, where I majored in philosophy, I immediately knew that I owed Brandeis a great debt. And so, over the past 2 decades I have been, at

 
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