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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

 

Gove's sticking plaster of 'British values' in schools comes unstuck

The Guardian 11 June 2014
By Alan Travis

Michael Gove's announcement that all schools will have to promote "British values" might have looked on Monday like a useful sticking plaster initiative to avoid yet more "bad

 

Fourth victim of Brussels Jewish Museum killings buried in Moroccan Muslim cemetery

rfi 11 June 2014

The fourth person to die after a gunman opened fire on the Jewish Museum in Brussels was to be buried in a Muslim cemetery in Morocco. Alexandre Strens, whose mother is

 

Cameron Endorses British Values Drive for UK Schools

The Indian Express 11 June 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron today endorsed a drive to teach "British values" in the country's schools amid an ongoing crisis of extremism within the education

 

One Week of Rouhani's "Moderate" Islamic Republic of Iran

The Gatestone Institute 11 June 2014
By Shadi Paveh

According to Article 110 of the Islamic Republic's Constitution, the Supreme Leader must oversee all matters. Even the release of one single prisoner is not possible without

 

The Bergdahl Swap: Islamic Law on Prisoner Exchanges

Gates of Vienna 11 June 2014

Major Stephen Coughlin takes a look at the exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five terrorists, focusing on the tenets of classical Islamic law:

 

Radical Muslims misinterpret Koran to justify actions, accused terrorist says

Ottawa Citizen 11 June 2014
By Chris Cobb

Accused terrorist conspirator Misbahuddin Ahmed told his trial Tuesday that his intemperate references to Canada’s spy agency, secretly recorded while he was being spied on,

 

Indonesia Destroying Churches as Islamist Influence Grows

The Clarion Project 11 June 2014
By Ryan Mauro

Churches are being shut down in Indonesia at a rate of 40 per year, according to an Indonesian think-tank promoting religious tolerance. Despite its reputation for moderation,

 
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