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• Latest news from the trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff 24 November 2010

The first hearing in Elisabeth’s case will take place in the court of Vienna on November 23rd, starting at 9:00 CET. In collaboration with EuropeNews and Tundra Tabloids, we will be live blogging the event from the morning, aiming to decipher exactly what is the offense Elisabeth is charged with.


Vienna to host 1st meet of Arab-European youth

Arab News 22 November 2010

RIYADH: Several institutions from Saudi Arabia, Austria, other Arab countries and Europe have teamed together to organize a high-profile “Arab-European Young Leaders Forum.” The first-of-its-kind


UK: Network of 45 Islamic Schools Teaching Muslim Children Sharia Way to Cut Off a Thief’s Hand, Jews Are Taking Over The World…

Weasel Zippers  22 November 2010

Children in Britain are being taught brutal Sharia law punishments, including how to hack off a criminal’s hand or foot. So-called ‘weekend schools’ – which offer the hardline Saudi National Curriculum to


Saudis acknowledge their role in foiling parcel-bomb plot

CNN International 19 November 2010

Mecca, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Prince Khalid al Faisal acknowledged Thursday that Saudi Arabia alerted U.S. and European authorities to the presence of parcel bombs that were en route from


Housewife arrested for torturing maid

Emirates 24/7 19 November 2010

Saudi authorities have arrested a Saudi woman for assaulting her Indonesian housemaid with a hot iron and causing severe burns to her head and other parts of her body, a local newspaper reported on


Saudi Arabia: Muslim cleric asserts Islam opposes terrorism

Spero News 17 November 2010
By Martin Barillas

In his midday sermon on November 15 to millions of Muslim pilgrims gathered on the plain of Arafah for the annual Hajj to Mecca, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh called for religious moderation and


Iran, Saudi Arabia Hope to Lead UN Women's Agency

Arutz Sheva 10 November 2010
By Chana Ya'ar

Hard-line Islamist nations Iran and Saudi Arabia are hoping to join the board of U.N. Women when the votes are counted on Wednesday – the United Nations' new agency for women, established in July after years


Prominent Saudi Preacher: Europe Will Become an Islamic Continent

In a recent interview posted on, prominent Saudi preacher Dr. Aidh Al-Qarni said that 9/11, though a horrific event, was no more horrific than scores of other massacres that take place around


Saudi Columnists: The Government Program to Rehabilitate Extremists is a Failure

According to recent reports in the Saudi press, the Saudi Interior Ministry has released 11 prisoners who participated in its Munasaha program, a counseling and guidance program for security


Intelligence officials hunt for Saudi extremist over bomb plot

New Statesman 1 November 2010

Search hones in on Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, as countries consider tougher checks on cargo flights. The international search for those behind the foiled cargo bomb plot has honed in on a Saudi-born


• Book essay: Understanding the Arab Lobby

EuropeNews 30 October 2010
By Henrik R Clausen

The Arab Lobby by Mitchell Bard is a detailed account of the organisations, fronts and persons that make up an Arab lobby in the United States of America. While the Israel lobby (primarily AIPAC) is well known and often mentioned, at times even inspiration for conspiracy theories, the Arab lobby is less well defined, has very limited public support, yet has significant influence on US policies and the educational system. ”The Arab Lobby” is an ambitious effort to set the record straight.


Saudi school girls warned against wearing 'tight clothes'

Emirates 24/7  25 October 2010

Saudi Arabia has warned its school girls against wearing tight clothes on the grounds they are against school rules and Islamic tenets. In a statement published in local newspapers on Monday, The Ministry


Saudis Warn Of Terror Threat Against France

CBS 4 18 October 2010

Saudi intelligence services have warned of a new terror threat from al Qaeda against Europe, particularly in France, Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux said. He said Sunday the warning of a potential attack


Commentary: U.S. Has Long Sided with Arab World

NewsMax World 17 October 2010

On three formidable major speech-making occasions since his election – in Ankara, Cairo, and Washington – President Obama stated that America ‘is not and never will be at war with Islam’.


The Tide Could Turn Against Radical Islam

Right Side News 12 October 2010
By Max Singer

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The driving forces behind the growth of Islamic radicalism – the Islamic revolution in Iran and the immense Saudi funding for spreading Wahhabism – may not endure. By the end of this


Saudi clerics council rules against critics of Prophet Muhammad's wives

Philippines News 11 October 2010

The Saudi Council of Senior Religious Scholars has decided that anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad’s wives or companions will be regarded as a


Caught on CCTV: Moment gay Saudi prince attacked manservant in hotel lift ...

Daily Mail 08 October 2010
By Tom Kelly

A Saudi prince beat his man­servant lover to death in a ‘ferocious’ sexually motivated attack at an exclusive London hotel, the Old ­Bailey heard yesterday. Saud Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Al Saud, the grandson of


CCTV of Gay Saudi Prince hitting his servant

Telegraph 07 October 2010

Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud had previously subjected Bandar Abdulaziz to physical assaults and mistreatment, the Old Bailey was told.


IIRO Tries to Clear its Name

Family Security Matters  30 September 2010

Arab media is reporting on efforts by the International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) to dispute charges that it is tied to terrorism. According to a report in the Arab


Leftist Professors and Double Standards Part II

FrontPage Magazine 22 September 2010
By Fred Gottheil

Editor's note: In a recent Frontpage interview, Prof. Fred Gottheil told Jamie Glazov that he compiled a list of 675 email addresses from 900 signatures on a 2009 petition authored by Dr. David Lloyd, professor of English at the University of Southern California, that denounced Israel for "human rights violations."

He asked these 675 academics to sign onto a statement expressing concern about human rights violations against women, gays and lesbians in the Muslim Middle East. Only 27 agreed to sign it – less than 5 percent of the total who had signed Lloyd's petition. Below we publish Prof. Gottheil's statement...

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