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Qatar Awareness Campaign: Letter to President Obama

Right Side News 4 November 2014

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of one of America’s closest allies under your administration, the State of Qatar. Not only is Qatar a state sponsor of terror which has funded Hamas, Boko Haram


The rise of political Islam in Turkey: how the west got it wrong

Open Democracy 4 November 2014
By Safak Pavey

Only western pundits could have nurtured the hope that someone with strong loyalties to Sharia would also abide by secular law in Turkey. Turkish opposition MP, Safak Pavey,


Czech Intelligence: Al-Qaeda using social networking in EU

Prague Post 4 November 2014

Al-Qaeda tends to focus on spreading its ideology among young Muslims in Europe and the Czech Republic via the Internet, for which it mainly used its website and social


Conference held in Essex to tackle violence against women, female genital mutilation and ‘honour’ abuse 4 November 2014
By Andrew Hirst

Around 40 professionals attended the conference in Chelmsford to discus issues around these kinds of harm and discuss how to raise awareness to save children and young people


Manchester: Muslim 'Spiritual' Leader Ordered Blackmail Gang to Terrorise Families

International Business Times 4 November 2014
By Lewis Dean

Seven Manchester men have been jailed for a "terrifying" hold-up that saw the gang threaten two male hostages with weapons and demanded they phone their wives to beg for


Far right groups clash with anti-fascists in Rochester ahead of by-election

The Telegraph 4 November 2014
By Laurence Dodds and Alice Wagstaffe

Far-right extremists clashed with anti-fascists on the streets of Rochester, bringing a bitter note to the by-election campaign. Members of Britain First, the BNP splinter


Marine dad barred from daughter's high school for objecting to 'benefits of Islam' history lesson: Overreaction?

pennlive 3 November 2014
By John Luciew

You could say that parent Kevin Wood got expelled from his daughter's Maryland high school over Islam. The former Marine balked when he learned that his daughter's world


Sharia law or gay marriage critics would be branded ‘extremists’ under Tory plans, atheists and Christians warn

The Telegraph 3 November 2014
By John Bingham

Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an "extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an alliance of


'I Can't Breathe'; Chilling Last Words of Murdered Shelly Dadon

Israel National News 3 November 2014
By Ari Soffer and Shlomo Pitriokovski

Nazareth District Court this morning heard the chilling last phone call made by Israeli murder victim Shelly Dadon, just moments before she was brutally murdered earlier this


Russian IS Fighter Calls Muslims to Join Group in Video

Site Intel Group 3 November 2014

The Islamic State (IS) released a video of a Russian fighter calling on Muslims to travel to and join the group, and defending the IS from accusations that it brands Muslims as


IS supporters shot man outside Greenacre mosque: Witness claims

ABC 3 November 2014

A man who was shot outside a mosque in south-west Sydney was the victim of an attack by local Islamic State (IS) supporters, a witness has said. Rasoul Al Mousawi, 47, was


Christians Blast Ballot Initiative Banning Sharia Law In Alabama

Think Progress 3 November 2014
By Tara Culp-Ressler

Next week, Alabama voters will be asked to cast their ballots on Amendment 1, a carefully worded measure that would prohibit "the application of foreign law” in the state’s


Shame on you, Tarek Fatah!

1389blog 3 November 2014
By Mark Hading

You know I sure feel sorry for people like Tarek Fatah. If ever a situation fit into the saying "between a rock and a hard place” Tarek’s situation sure is one of those


Blasphemous tweets land Saudi woman in the soup

Yahoo News 3 November 2014

A Saudi woman has been arrested in Jeddah for openly criticizing the basic tenets of Islam. A warrant was issued to take Suad Al-Shamri into custody after she allegedly posted


Why Islam Attracts the Violent

Israel National News 2 November 2014
By Hugh Fitzgerald

Isn't that the question that ought to be asked all over the Western world? Not to try to say that the mentally ill, who just happen to be converts to Islam, kill people, but that those who are psychically off, if they convert to anything, nowadays will almost certainly to convert to Islam. So what is it about Islam


Video: Marked for Death: One Man's 10-Year War with Islam

CBN News 2 November 2014
By Dale Hurd

Hated by millions and marked for death, Dutch parliament member Geert Wilders is one of the most controversial politicians in the world. Wilders believes the religion of Islam is


Massive Anti-Islam March Planned For Berlin

Breitbart 2 November 2014
By Oliver Lane

Anti radical-Islam protesters have been accused of having "misused the freedom of assembly” by gathering in Cologne over the weekend, and authorities are calling for further


Indictment on Terrorism Charge Traces Man's Arc From Germany to Syria and Back

Assyrian International News Agency 2 November 2014
By Melissa Eddy

The authorities were watching Ismail Issa when he returned to Germany last year for an unusual shopping spree: four sports watches from the discounter Aldi for 28 euros; 10


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Cherson And Molschky 2 November 2014
By Y.K. Cherson

After the Swedish Prime Minister officially declared on October 3, that Sweden would recognize the Palestinian State, social networks were full of calls to start boycotting Swedish products including the famous Vodka "Absolut,” or to punish Sweden in other ways. Although I understand and share the feeling of


How Sweden Saved the Middle East by Recognizing Palestine

Frontpage Mag 2 November 2014
By Daniel Greenfield

On Thursday, Sweden finally solved all the problems in the Middle East by recognizing the State of Palestine. For decades all the instability in the region had been blamed on

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