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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


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 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


It's time to wake up, Europe

Israel Hayom 27 May 2014
By Boaz Bismuth

Jews make up just 0.3 percent of Belgium's population, yet that is apparently enough to make them a preferred target for terror attacks. The first time was during the Passover holiday


New Age of Terror

WND 27 May 2014
By Greg Corombos

A leading expert on Islamic terrorism says al-Qaida is different but as dangerous as ever because the U.S. failed to lead properly, and she says confronting the radical ideology is


Leaving Islam for Atheism, and Finding a Much-Needed Place Among Peers

The New York Times 27 May 2014
By Mark Oppenheimer

Women talked about “coming out,” being open with their families, leaving “the closet” at a conference here this month. But the topic was not sexuality. Instead, the women


France: Niqab banned at Cannes Film Festival

World Bulletin 27 May 2014

The administration of the Cannes Film Festival in France is officially banning the niqab on the red carpet as well as inside the Festival Palace. "In accordance with the


Why Turkey wants journalists with ‘one eye closed’

The Star 27 May 2014
By Tanya Talaga

Turkey is facing a press freedom crisis. The scope was first revealed a year ago during violent protests in Taksim Square. Thirty journalists were hurt — and dozens were fired


Turkish court orders arrest of four Israeli generals over jihad flotilla

Atlas Shrugs 27 May 2014
By Pamela Geller

These bloodthirsty savages should be prosecuted for war crimes, but in this upside-down world, Obama’s “most trusted ally” is calling for the arrest of the Jewish victims.


Prince Charles: The Muslim world should tolerate its Christians

Western Daily Press 27 May 2014

For more than twenty years, I have tried to build bridges between Islam and Christianity and to dispel ignorance and misunderstanding between them. Islam is the second largest


UK Islamic Charity Faces Anti-Semitism and Homophobia Probe

International Business Times 27 May 2014
By Aaron Akinyemi

A leading Islamic charity in the UK is being investigated amid allegations that it promotes anti-Semitism and has called for gay people and adulterers to be stoned to death.


Video: Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh on Palestine Today and In the Future

Talk by Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem University (Video by Jase Tanner)

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