Minorities' rights

Fine Gael councillor Burqa ban comments 'not Fine Gael policy'

Islamist Watch 11 February 2014

"Whether it's a balaclava or a burqa, we don't go along in this free secular liberal republic state of anyone hiding the wearers identity," the Cork councillor said today


French recycling company bans headscarves in workplace

World Bulletin 11 February 2014

As a strictly secular country, France has been leading the way in Europe to introduce curbs on all religious clothing, including the face veil which was banned last year


Non-Muslim claims discrimination

The London Free Press 11 February 2014
By Jennifer O'Brien

A London-area accountant, kicked out of a Huron University College course on Islamic preaching because he isn’t Muslim and has no plans to be an Islamic preacher


The South Asia Channel: India's RSS Terror Links Allegedly Exposed; Pakistan Peace Talks Begin and other news

The Foreign Policy Group 10 February 2014
BY Shruti Jagirdar Ana, Swanson, Bailey Cahall and others...

India RSS terror links allegedly exposed in magazine interview
An interview in India's Caravan magazine with jailed Hindu monk


Moderate’ Iranian President Executes Poet, Activist Hashem Shaabani

Pamela Geller: Atlas Shrugs 6 February 2014
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Virginia: Muslim Cemetery Might Be Largest In America

Creeping Sharia 6 February 2014

Sacred ground lies in Fredericksburg, an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia located 49 miles south of Washington, D.C. A battle was fought here over emancipation


UK Government Says Its OK With Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian media is reporting that the UK government has announced that “membership or links to the Muslim Brotherhood is not proof of extremism”


Muslim Public School Holidays Will Be Observed In New York City, Says Mayor de Blasio On The Brian Lehrer Show

Huffington Post 6 February 2014

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally see some changes under new Mayor


Threats to Britain's Open Society

New Indian Express 6 February 2014
By Tufail Ahmad

For several hundred years, people have thought of Britain as the epitome of modern civilisation and land of Enlightenment that gave rule of law, individual freedom and democracy


Syrian Refugees Complain About Swedish Hospitality

Kafir Crusaders 6 February 2014

At times there is no pleasing Muslims. You give them an inch and they demand a mile, especially when somebody else has to foot the bill for it.


Directive From History Drives Discrimination Against Christians in the Middle East

Christian's worshipers in parts of the Middle East, especially Syria are experiencing discrimination driven by a directive issued over 1300 years ago.


Ritual Circumcision Ban Proposed By Scandinavian Doctors Association; Religious Groups Say It Is An Attack On Their Beliefs

Kpop Starz 6 February 2014

Circumcising children right after they were born or during early age could pose danger on the patients' health, a group of Scandinavian doctors said, suggesting that such activity


UK mosques sent handbook on combatting extremism

Voice of Russia 6 February 2014

Mosques around the UK are to be sent a handbook aimed at countering justifications for terrorism by extremists. It's the first time such a guide has been distributed so widely.


In Bangladesh, 87 per cent of women victims of domestic violence

AsiaNews 6 February 2014
By Sumon Corraya

About 87 per cent of Bangladeshi married women are abused by their husband, this according to a nation-wide study conducted by the government that involved a sample of 12,600


The Central African Republic and Islam's Push South

Gatestone Institute 3 February 2014
By Lawrence A. Franklin

Bands of Muslim Seleka extremists still roam the empty streets and abandoned dwellings of Bangui, the capital of the C.A.R., hunting down and killing Christians


The Muslim arrested for the New Year’s Eve arson attack on a nightclub was also a U.S. State Department ‘cultural ambassador’

Bare Naked Islam 3 February 2014

Musab Mohamed Masmari, 30, was arrested as a suspect in the arson attempt on ‘Neighbours’ Gay night club as he was on his way to the airport. But that’s not all


Video: Honor Diaries - The Stories of 9 Women's Rights Activists

The Clarion Project 31 January 2014

Honor Diaries is a groundbreaking interfaith film, co-produced by Women's Voices Now, the Aha Foundation, Karma Nirvana, Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and Clarion


Turkey: How to Lose a Democracy

FamilySecurityMatters 30 January 2014

Once more, supporters of "democracy" in the Muslim world do not understand the issue. Majority rule, when there are no institutions to temper it (such as the courts or free


Erdogan’s Autocratic Rule, Terror-Ties Spark Criticism

The Clarion Project 30 January 2014
By Ryan Mauro

Erdogan's purge of the police, the judiciary and the media is drawing criticism: One critic: To him, democracy is "only the ballot box.” Turkish demonstrator


Blasphemy law used against minorities in Pakistan

US News and World Report 29 January 2014

The elderly man's troubles started when two young men milling inside his homeopathic clinic casually asked him about his religion. He thought they were merely curious. In fact,

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