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N. Ireland leader retreats from anti-Muslim remarks

The Post and Courier 3 June 2014
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK

DUBLIN - Northern Ireland's Protestant leader retreated last week from anti-Muslim comments he made when defending a Belfast evangelist's right to denounce Islam. "No part

 

Turkish Alevi leader slams sectarian provocations

World Bulletin 3 June 2014

Fuat Mansuroglu so slammed European attempts to divide the Muslim community by registering Alevism, a mystic branch of Shiite Islam, as a seperate religion from Islam.

 

Belfast rally against racism attracts 4,000 people - video

Channel 4 3 June 2014

A rally at Belfast's City Hall to protest against a rise in racist attacks attracts thousands, following controversy over support for an influential pastor who said that Islam

 

Oxford's first female selectman lost family in Armenian genocide

telegram.com 3 June 2014
By Ellie Oleson

OXFORD — Two of the 1.5 million Armenian Christians slaughtered by Turkish Muslims between 1915 and 1922 were grandparents of local resident Alice Kulungian Walker, 85, the

 

European Elections and Geert Wilders

The Gatestone Institute 29 May 2014
By Peter Martino

Needless to say none of the European Union partners of the Netherlands stands by the Dutch when they are confronting an illegal boycott by Saudi Arabia. Common EU declarations

 

The Meaning of the European Elections

The Islamist Watch 29 May 2014
By Arnold Ahlert

A series of stunning election results for the European Parliament have rocked the continent's political establishment. In France, Marine Le Pen's National Front (FN) scored its first victory

 

European Islamization Rapidly Rising

Jewish Press 29 May 2014
By Soeren Kern

On April 28, envoys from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries accused the Norwegian government of doing too little to protect its Muslim minority, and called for all criticism

 

A 1914 novel’s prescient vision of Londonistan

The Washington Times 29 May 2014
By Daniel Pipes

Exactly one century ago, the renowned British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), called by his admirers the greatest writer and thinker of the 20th century, published a curious novel

 

”Northern Hijabis”: Muslim Group Wants To Reduce Finnish Fear Of Hijabs (Symbol Of Adherence To Sharia)

Tundra Tabloids 29 May 2014
By Kochar Mahmoodi

This is how the Muslim Brotherhood makes its inroads into society, playing on the heartstrings of the doughy headed Left, using our own system of tolerance against us, they

 

Pope's Visit Coincides With Campaign Against Christian School

Gatestone Institute 29 May 2014
By Khaled Abu Toameh

"It is a Christian school and if you want to put on a hijab, go to a Muslim school." — Razan, east Jerusalem. Some Christian families said they considered bringing the issue to

 

Seven habits of highly effective kingpins

Money Jihad 29 May 2014

Criminal and terrorist groups are highly interconnected according to new analysis of data by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center. The conventional wisdom was that criminals

 

Islam: 'Appalling and Abhorrent' in World's Blind Eyes

American Thinker 29 May 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

On May 15, an eight-month pregnant mother was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce Christ in a court in Khartoum, Sudan. According to the LA Times:

 

I renounced Islam, so my family think I should die

The Telegraph 29 May 2014
By Harriet Alexander

If Amal Farah were not living in Britain, she believes she might well be dead. For the 33-year-old financial manager had carried out an act so heinous, her family felt she deserved

 

Erdogan And The Bitter Lessons Of Modern Muslim Leadership

World Crunch 29 May 2014

There’s a cold civil war in Turkey. An event like the mining catastrophe and its 301 victims could have united the deeply split country, emotionally. But not even the grief of so many

 

One year on, Turkey's environmentalists embattled

DW 29 May 2014

In the frantic summer of protests that swept Turkey one year ago, the life of 30-year-old computer programmer Ali Yildirim took an abrupt and unexpected turn. Braving tear gas and riot

 

Turkey's 'Winter Sleep' takes top prize at Cannes

Eye Witness News 29 May 2014

Turkish film Winter Sleep examining the huge divide between rich and poor and the powerful and powerless in Turkey won the Palme d'Or award for best film for director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

 

Bulgaria's Prosecution Probes Hacking of the Patriarchate Website

Novinite 29 May 2014

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office probes the hacking of Bulgarian Orthodox Church and the resulting “death sentences” from nationalist organizations, reports Dnevnik.bg.

 

Turkish government tries to disintegrate Alevis: HDP

Hurriyet Daily News 29 May 2014

The police are running amok under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), People’s Democracy Party (HDP) co-head Sebahat Tuncel has claimed, adding that the

 

Sudanese Meriam Ibrahim, facing execution for marrying Christian

Daily Mail 29 May 2014
By Arthur Martin

A doctor who is facing execution in Sudan for marrying a Christian gave birth to a baby girl in prison today. Meriam Ibrahim, who has spent the past four months shackled to the floor

 

Morocco: Interview with attorney of arrested rapper El Haqed

artsfreedom.org 28 May 2014
By Daniel Brown

The detained Moroccan rapper El Haqed will stand trial again on 29 May 2014. Freemuse talked with El Haqed’s attorney, Mohemed Messoudi, who provides new information about the

 
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