Minorities' rights

Turkey’s latest jihad on Armenian Christians in Syria

Bare Naked Islam 3 April 2014

Far from being repentant for the 2015 Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million were slaughtered by the Ottoman Turks, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again

 

Erdogan goes after his enemies

Times of Malta 3 April 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan looked a step closer to a presidential bid and to gaining the upper hand in a bitter power struggle, casting strong local election results as a mandate to

 

Pakistani Lawmakers Condemn Islamic Body as Anti-Women

Clarion Project 2 April 2014

Members of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh have unanimously supported a resolution yesterday condemning the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) over a ruling that the body made

 

Are There ‘Moderate’ Muslims? How about ‘Moderate’ Jews and Christians?

PJ Media 2 April 2014
By Davis P. Goldman

The last heretic hanged by the Catholic Church was a Spanish schoolteacher accused of Deism in Valencia as recently as 1826.

 

Turkey: Water cannon blasts protesters in Ankara

BBC 2 April 2014
By James Reynolds

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon at demonstrators on the streets of the capital Ankara. The people were calling for a recount of some of the results in Sunday's local elections

 

Two churches set ablaze in northwestern Nigeria

Turkish Press 2 April 2014

Two churches were set ablaze by angry Muslim youths in Nigeria's northwestern state of Katsina on Monday in response to an alleged blasphemous comment on Islam's Prophet

 

Arab [Muslim] League rejects Israel as Jewish state

Atlas Shruga 2 April 2014
By Pamela Geller

Nothing new. It’s all the same Muslim Jew-hatred — 1,400 years old, as old as Muhammad himself. The Arab [Muslim] League has rejected, yet again, Israel as a Jewish homeland

 

Saudi Arabia declares atheists terrorists under new laws targeting citizens who 'call for secular thought in any form'

Daily Mail 2 April 2014
By Simon Tomlinson

Saudi Arabia has officially identified atheists as terrorists in sweeping new laws that threaten up to 20 years in prison for almost any criticism of the government or Islam

 

Islamizing Britain’s Schools

Frontpage Mag 1 April 2014
By Bruce Bawer

Real Muslims understand the critical importance of teaching the young. The critical importance, that is, of teaching them the “right” things and not teaching them the “wrong” things

 

Turkey: Erdogan rejoices in election win, 'traitors to pay'

ANSA Med 1 April 2014

Islamic Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan last night proclaimed himself winner of key mayoral elections and warned that those who had "betrayed" the nation would pay

 

Why are Feminists not Standing up for Israel?

American Thinker 1 April 2014
By Michael Curtis

T.S. Eliot was wrong. March, not April, is the cruelest month. Certainly it is at New York University. In the early days of the month a conference took place there on “Circuits of

 

Islamic intolerance and the Temple Mount

The Jerusalem Post 1 April 2014
By Charles Bybelezer

Clearly, though, there will never be peace, not in Israel nor anywhere else in the region, until Muslims reconcile themselves to a co-existence with the “others” in their midst

 

Video: Megyn Kelly Exposes CAIR for Defending Violence Against Women

Answering Muslims 1 April 2014
By David Wood

It's refreshing to see someone in the media who doesn't automatically back down from the Hamas front-group CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations). CAIR has been trying to shut down open discussion of honor-violence, most recently by condemning the film The Honor Diaries.

 

Bulgaria's Chief Mufti's Office: Trial Against Imams Is A Disgrace

Novinite 31 March 2014

Bulgaria's Chief Mufti's Office condemned in a declaration the sentences against the 13 imams for promoting radical Islam and called the court decision “a disgrace”. “We do not think it is just

 

Concern as Brunei brings in system of Islamic law with punishments that include the dismemberment of limbs and stoning to death

The Independent 31 March 2014
By Andrew Buncombe

The Sultan of Brunei, one of the world’s wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, will this week oversee his country’s transition to a system of Islamic law with punishments that include

 

Saudi's Real-Life Witch Hunt

The Daily Beast 31 March 2014
By Michael Schulson

Indonesian guest workers are on trial in Saudi Arabia for “witchcraft.” But the charges are cover for cultural misunderstandings, sexual assaults, and withheld wages.

 

Pakistani man sentenced to death for blasphemy over 'Prophet Mohamed insult'

The Independent 31 March 2014
By Andrew Buncombe

Activists have condemned a decision by a Pakistani court to sentence to death a Christian man convicted of blasphemy. The case last year led to a mob ransacking a Lahore neighbourhood

 

Pakistani Christian Rebukes Yahya Snow for Minimizing Muslim Persecution of Christians

Answering Muslims 31 March 2014
By David Wood

Yahya Snow is quick to condemn us when we speak out on behalf of the Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Ahmadis, or members of other groups who are being horribly oppressed

 

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.

 

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.

 
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