Minorities' rights

Islamic democracy: Corrupt and undemocratic

Hurriyet Daily News 22 March 2014
By Burak Bekdil

When President Barack Obama portrayed prospering Turkey, ruled by sweet Islamists, as “a great Islamic democracy” in 2010, he was probably hoping that this strange democracy that comes with a religious prefix would serve a useful purpose: a glittering role model for the Arab countries that lagged behind even an Islamic democracy. Mr. Obama’s mission impossible has failed – probably – for good.


Bulgaria’s district court announces sentences against 13 defendants in radical Islam trial

Focus 22 March 2014

District Court in the town of Pazardzhik has ruled on the radical Islam trial heard in Pazardzhik, Radio FOCUS – Pazardzhik reported. Defendant Said Mutlu, who is an imam in the town of


Norway to mandate hospital circumcision

The Local 22 March 2014

Norway's Health Minister Bent Høie will propose that hospitals take the lead in carrying out ritual circumcisions on Jewish and Muslim baby boys, when the results of a


British Muslim leader says gays must control their sexual desires

UPI 22 March 2014

Gay Muslims have a religious obligation to control their desires as "a compulsive murderer, gambler or pedophile" does, a prominent British leader says. Dr. Mohammad Naseem


Minority Groups Face Increasing Discrimination in Turkey

AINA 22 March 2014

Despite March 21 being both the UN-designated International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the start of the Nevruz festival, which marks the first day of


From Lockerbie to 9/11: Iran is Let Off the Hook Read more: Family Security Matters

Family Security Matters 21 March 2014
By Clare M. Lopez

A documentary that aired 11 March 2014 on the Al-Jazeera America channel presented compelling new evidence that Iran and the Syrian-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine


Muslim Man Sentenced For "Preaching Anti Democratic Ideology And Inciting Hatred On Religious Grounds"

Halal Porkshop 21 March 2014

A Bulgarian man was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday for spreading radical Islam, in a case seen as a test for the delicate relations between the country's minority Muslims


Political Islam on the Defensive

Canada Freepress 21 March 2014

Notwithstanding the initial successes scored by political Islam with the uprising in the Middle East, the politically-oriented Sunni movements in the Arab world, be they the veteran Muslim


British Schools Beset by Islamists; Open Letter Exposes Plan to End Secular Public Education

The Algemeiner 21 March 2014
By Joshua Levitt

Public schools in Birmingham, UK, have been beset by Islamists who are pressuring principals to fire teachers, revamp curricula and impose strict Muslim guidelines on public education


Muslim insurgents shoot then set on fire Buddhist teacher in Thailand

The Washington Times 21 March 2014
By Cheryl K. Chumley

A 42-year-old Buddhist teacher on her way to school in southern Thailand on Friday was targeted and shot twice in the head, then doused in gasoline and set on fire by suspected Muslim


South-west Sydney ‘a recruitment hotspot for Islamic fundamentalists’

Daily Telegraph 21 March 2014
By Geoff Chambers and Ben Mcclellan

SOUTH-western Sydney is a recruitment hotspot for ­Islamic fundamentalists sending idealistic young men to their death in war-torn Syria, a police counterterrorism boss said yesterday


Muslim Family Sues the Empire State Building for Interfering with Islamic Prayers

Answering Muslims 21 March 2014

If this were a matter of civil rights (the rights that protect us from government interference), I would have to side with the Muslim family. Apart from relevant circumstances (safety issues, etc.)


Sudanese paedophile sues Britain because his parole hearing was DELAYED and his human rights were 'breached'

Daily Mail 19 March 2014

A Sudanese paedophile jailed for four years for raping and sexually abusing teenage girls is suing Justice Secretary Chris Grayling after his parole hearing was delayed


A savage journey to the heart of the Turkish nightmare

Hurriyet Daily News 19 March 2014
By Can Erbil

Last June, I was in Istanbul with 30 MBA students from Boston when the protests began. What started with the protests of an opulent shopping mall being built in Istanbul’s Gezi


Head teachers reveal how they've been bullied, smeared and driven from their jobs for resisting Islamic extremists

Daily Mail 19 March 2014
By Sue Reid and Lucy Osborne

Erica Connor's eyes widen as she reads the four-page letter purportedly outlining a plot by Muslim fundamentalists to take over state education. It brings back terrible memories for the


Pakistan: Five 'Crimes' That Can Get You Executed

International Business Times 19 March 2014
By Ludovica Iaccino

Capital punishment is legal in Pakistan, also one of the eight countries in the world where people under the age of 18 can face execution for committing certain crimes


Islamists Call Christian Churches 'Dens of Nonbelievers' Before Attacks

Charisma News 19 March 2014

A series of bomb blasts in Tanzania’s island of Zanzibar is stoking fears that an Islamist breakaway movement is increasingly targeting Christians


Interfaith outreach in Zanzibar: Islamic jihadists call Christian churches “dens of nonbelievers,” then bomb them

Pamela Geller 19 March 2014

A series of bomb blasts in Tanzania’s island of Zanzibar is stoking fears that an Islamist breakaway movement is increasingly targeting Christians.


Exposed: Women caught impersonating others in Saudi courts

Al Arabiya 19 March 2014
By Saudi Gazette

Saudi Arabia’s justice ministry has uncovered 10 cases of women impersonating other women in various courts last year, local daily al-Watan reported Sunday quoting informed sources.


There’s still time to check rising attacks on Tanzania's Christians

Christian Today 17 March 2014

Several incidents of bombing of churches and killing of Christians have been reported in Tanzania in the recent past. While the attackers are non-state actors, the government shares the blame for

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