Somalia

Minneapolis City Council creates Somali-American day

Creeping Sharia 16 April 2014

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to mark July 1 as Somali American Day in the city, home to many immigrants from the East African country. The date holds

 

Interpol targets al-Shabaab’s charcoal smuggling

Money Jihad 31 March 2014

Finally. Action against al-Shabaab’s exploitation of the lucrative Somali charcoal trade is long overdue. Al-Shabaab exacts a 2½ percent tax at several stages of production from the

 

UN lifts sanctions on al-Shabaab entrepreneur

Money Jihad 25 March 2014

UN sanctions against al-Shabaab financier Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale have been lifted. The UN did not offer any explanation for the removal from their sanctions list. Last year

 

Recognizing the risks of Somali remittances

Money Jihad 13 March 2014

Last week, Bell State Bank in North Dakota announced that it would stop doing business with companies that remit money to Somalia. The move follows decisions by Minnesota banks in 2011

 

Extreme genital mutilation for girls on retreat in Somaliland

China Post 26 February 2014
By Helen Vesperini

It is a ritual supposed to keep women “pure,” but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly

 

Extreme genital mutilation for girls on retreat in Somaliland

China Post 24 February 2014
By Helen Vesperini

Somalia -- It is a ritual supposed to keep women “pure,” but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation

 

Saudis deport 12,000 Somalis

Miami Herald 24 February 2014
By Aya Batrawy

Saudi Arabian authorities have deported more than 12,000 migrants held under "appalling conditions" back to their native Somalia, where many now face life-threatening situations

 

Crisis in Arab civilization

The Jerusalem Post 18 February 2014
By LEON DE WINTER

There has never been such a thing as the "Arab Spring”; a true Arab spring can only develop when the Arabs start developing civil societies. But until now the value systems of

 

Concerns grow over home-grown self-radicalisation, extremism

The voice of Russia 17 February 2014
By Scott Craig

Details continue to emerge about a British man suspected of blowing himself up in a suicide attack in the Syrian town of Aleppo. Abdul Waheed Majeed, from Crawley in West

 

Minnesota: Sentencing delayed for Muslim who lied about Somali terror cash

Creeping Sharia 23 January 2014

A woman who admitted she lied for the terror group al-Shabaab will have to wait until April to learn her punishment. Saynab Abdirashid Hussein, a former Minneapolis woman

 

Report: Persecution of Christians reveals most abuse in Muslim countries

The Jerusalem Post 22 January 2014
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

The majority of anti-Christian persecution in the world in 2013 took place at the hands of Muslims, according to a list by Open Doors USA . The nondenominational group

 

Islamist Group Claims Volgograd Attacks, Threatens Olympics

The Jakarta Globe 20 January 2014

Moscow. An Islamic militant group said in a video posted online that it was behind two suicide bombings that killed at least 34 people last month in the Russian city of

 

Maryland: Ex-Army soldier turned Muslim facing terror charge to plead guilty

Creeping Sharia 13 January 2014

A former Army soldier accused of trying to provide support to a terrorist organization in Somalia after he left the military intends to plead guilty in connection with the

 

Nine of the Ten Countries Ranked Most Oppressive Towards Christians are Muslim Countries

Answering Muslims 10 January 2014
By David Wood

But if you say there's a problem, you're a racist, Islamophobic, hate-mongering bigot.

 

Christians under threat: over 100 million persecuted all over the world

The Voice of Russia 10 January 2014

Over 100 million Christians are currently persecuted all over the world. The shocking revelation was published by the human rights organization, Open Doors in its research

 

Arab spring yields to Muslim winter

The Age 6 January 2014
By Paul Sheehan

In France, more than 1000 cars were torched across the country on New Year's Eve. It has become a tradition. As usual, the French media omitted to say most of the damage is

 

Denmark: Somalis commit 10 times as much crime as indigenous Danes

Islam versus Europe 19 December 2013
By Cheradenine Zakalwe

Following a request from the Danish People's Party Martin Henriksen, the Danish Ministry of Justice has produced statistics showing crime among Somali immigrants. These figures

 

Charities paid off al-Shabaab to work in Somalia

Money Jihad 13 December 2013

Relief agencies operating in Somalia in 2011 made payments the terrorist organization al-Shabaab as a precondition for distributing aid to the famine-struck country. This

 

Somalia Sentences Woman, Journalists for Reporting Rape

The Clarion Project 11 December 2013

A woman who reported a rape and the two journalists who covered the story were found guilty of defamation and insulting state institutions in Somalia and were sentenced to jail

 

Index: 8 Muslim-Majority Nations Among 10 Most Corrupt

Arutz Sheva 4 December 2013
By Ari Yashar

German-based NGO Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Tuesday. The index, which ranks corruption of countries on a 0 to 100

 
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