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Turkey's Illusions Hit Realities

The Gatestone Institute 1 March 2015
By Burak Bekdil

Apparently, the Turkish government does not want to confront ISIS. Instead of taking modest pride in managing to have averted a crisis, the Turkish leadership portrayed the

 

How Jihadists Slip Through Europe's Dragnet and Into Syria

Assyrian International News Agency 1 March 2015
By Maria Abi-habib and Joe Parkinson

Along the southern frontier of the European Union, a small but growing number of aspiring jihadists are blazing trails by road and ferry to Syria's battlefields, sidestepping

 

Journalist on trial for ‘insulting’ Erdogan says prosecution now part of ‘nature of journalism’

Today's Zaman 1 March 2015

Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar, who is being charged with insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his coverage of a graft probe that implicated members of Erdogan's

 

Creation of the first university diploma in Islamic Finance in the BENELUX

Zawya 1 March 2015

Following the 2008 subprime crisis, many financial actors were looking for alternatives to supply the market with ethical products and services, linked to tangible assets and

 

Austria Bans Foreign Funding for Islamic Groups

Newsweek 1 March 2015
By Facility Capon

The Austrian parliament yesterday passed a law which bans foreign funding for Islamic organisations and demands that any group claiming to represent Austrian Muslims use a

 

Coptic Monks Lay Before Bulldozers to Protect Ancient Christian Site, Muslim Workers Yell ‘Allahu Akbar!’

raymondibrahim.com 1 March 2015
By Raymond Ibrahim

A project to build a road around Fayum, Egypt, crosses the territory around the Coptic monastery of St. Macarius and threatens to destroy the ancient archaeological site around

 

Islamic State Says It Destroyed Ancient Relics in Mosul Museum

Bloomberg 1 March 2015
By Zaid SabahKambiz Foroohar

Islamist militants used sledgehammers and drills to smash ancient artifacts and statues in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, saying the relics were against the teachings of Islam,

 

US Supreme Court appears in favour of headscarf claim

BBC News 28 February 2015

A majority of US Supreme Court justices appear to be supportive of an argument that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim teenager. Samantha Elauf

 

Saudi Arabia sentences man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith and posting a video online showing him hitting the Koran

Daily Mail Online 28 February 2015
By Keiligh Baker

An Islamic court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to death for renouncing his Muslim faith and posting a video on a social media site which shows him ripping up the Koran before hitting

 

Hero of the Middle East: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Gatestone Institute 25 February 2015
By Bassam Tawil

The courageous, historic speech yesterday by the Grand Imam of al-Azhar University, the seat of Sunni Islam, calling for the reform of Islam, was the result of the even more courageous,

 

Fatima Houda-Pepin splits with Liberal Party

CTV Montreal News 25 February 2015

MNA Fatima Houda-Pepin is splitting with the Liberal Party of Quebec over a dispute over the Charter of Values. She said she may sit as an independent. The MNA from La Pinière said

 

Islamic Terrorism, Sharia Patrols and "De-Radicalization"

The Gatestone Institute 23 February 2015
By Soeren Kern


"O Europeans, the Islamic State did not initiate a war against you, as your governments and media try to make you believe. It is you who started the transgression against us, and this you deserve blame and you will pay a great price.... We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women

 

IS-terrorist were Swedish Television's expert on Islamophobia

speisa 23 February 2015

The Swedish convert Michael Skramo, 29, in 2009, were SVT's expert on Islamophobia. The Muslim the convert Michael Skramo, in 2009 were invited to SVT, where he told Swedish

 

French lessons for tackling female genital mutilation

BBC News 23 February 2015

BBC Inside Out investigates why there have been no successful prosecutions for female genital mutilation (FGM) even though it has been a criminal offence in Britain for 30

 

Video: Is Allah the Worst Communicator Ever?

Answearing Muslims 23 February 2015
By David Wood


In the Qur'an, Allah claims to be perfectly clear in his commands (see 6:114; 11:1; 12:1; 15:1; 16:89; 22:72; 24:1, 34, 46; 26:2; 27:1; 28:2; 36:69; 41:3; 57:9; 65:11; etc.). Yet when critics of Islam quote the Qur'an, many Muslims insist that Allah means something very different from what he says. This

 

France Surrenders

Frontpage Mag 23 February 2015
By Stephen Brown

"French youth has to get used to living with the threat of attacks for a long period of time. Your generation, your age class, must accustom itself to living with this danger

 

Channel 4: Shut UP! Just Shut UP! Shut UP!

Israelly Cool 23 February 2015

She mentioned Islam, but I think she got away with it. Listen to the interviewer on Channel 4 news try to shut down this EYE WITNESS who was in the cafe as it was being shot

 

NUS refuses to condemn ISIS terrorists…because it’s ‘Islamophobic’

The Tab 23 February 2015
By Harry Shukman

Murderous ISIS militants secured a victory on British soil – when the National Union of Students voted against a motion to condemn them. Hand-wringing delegates at the NUS

 

Charlie Hebdo memorial vandalised in Paris four times in two weeks

The Telegraph 23 February 2015
By David Chazan

A shrine in memory of the 17 people killed in attacks by three Islamist gunmen in Paris last month has been vandalised, it emerged on Sunday. It is the fourth time the

 

Islam's Dangerous Degrees of Devotion

Citizen Warrior 23 February 2015
By Carol Brown

The obsession to convince us that most Muslims are moderate and that Islam is a religion of peace brings to mind Shakespeare’s "The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Is

 
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