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Islamic Extremism Remains Norway's Biggest Threat

ABC News 18 January 2012

Islamic extremism remains Norway's biggest terror threat, but the danger of lone wolf attacks has also increased in the aftermath of a massacre by a homegrown anti-Muslim extremist, Norwegian

 

Video threatens Crown Prince, Stoltenberg with ‘painful revenge’

newsinenglish.no 18 January 2012
By Nina Berglund

A video published on the social media site Facebook threatens Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store with both "painful revenge” and

 

Extremists glorify Norway Crown Prince suffering

The Foreigner 18 January 2012
By Michael Sandelson

Using images of HRH and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, the faction says it hopes they "suffer painful revenge”, proclaiming "Oh, Allah, destroy them”. Threats have also been issued against Foreign

 

Are you an Islamophobe?

British Freedom 18 January 2012

Are you an Islamophobe? Take this simple test designed by Lorna Salzman.

Do you favor equal rights and treatment of women and men?
Do you oppose stoning of women accused of adultery?
Do you favor mandatory education of girls everywhere?

 

In Europe, free speech ends where Islam begins

The Korea Times 17 January 2012
By Clifford D. May

It's funny in an Orwellian way that in Europe there are now militant groups with such cutesy names as Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland. Less funny, but perhaps more Orwellian: Last month, the European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) held an event in Amsterdam featuring two speakers who favor liberalizing Islam.

 

Norway may allow police and judges with headscarves

World Bulletin 17 January 2012

A government-appointed committee is set to make recommendations that will allow police and judges in Norway to wear clothing and personal effects with religious overtones, including the Muslim hijab,

 

Qaeda militants seize Yemen town, Norwegian kidnapped

Reuters 16 January 2012

Al Qaeda militants have seized a small town southeast of Yemen's capital Sanaa Sunday in another setback to efforts to restore order after President Ali Abdullah Saleh formally handed over power

 

Criminalizing Religious Criticism: UN Resolution Threatens Freedom of Speech

Crosswalk.com 16 January 2012
By Kristin Butler

A new resolution introduced at the United Nations Human Rights Council has free speech advocates concerned about a potential backlash against religious minority groups. Previously introduced as Resolution 62/154, "Combating defamation of religion,” the piece was originally written to criminalize the criticism of religion. Advocates worried that the resolution would, at best, limit freedom of speech, and at worst, jeopardize religious minorities in countries carrying heavy punishments for blasphemy and apostasy.

 

'Immigrants behind most rapes in Stavanger'

The Local 11 January 2012

An overwhelming majority of men convicted of rape in Stavanger in the last three years come from first and second-generation immigrant communities, a review of the city’s court rulings has shown.

In all, 18 rape judgments were handed down from 2009 to 2011 in the south-western city, according to a review carried out by state broadcaster NRK.

The cases involved 22 men, two of whom were cleared of rape charges.

 

Norwegian Prime Minister Slams Turkey Over Free Press

Stonegate Institute 11 January 2012

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has praised Turkey's democratic progress, but questioned respect for free speech and media freedoms, joining mounting international misgivings over

 

Norway's 'Beloved' Terrorist Heads Back to Iraq

AINA.org 10 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

How time flies! It seems only yesterday that we folks in Norway first heard the name Mullah Krekar. The sometime leader of Ansar al-Islam -- which narrow-minded individuals insist on calling a

 

Norwegian Schools Preach the Wonders of Niqab

FrontPage Magazine 10 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

The news came three days before Christmas: The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has announced that the Department of Defense will now allow Muslim and Sikh students participating

 

Anti-Islam Metal band wins prestigious music award

European Son 10 January 2012

Norwegian Black Metal band Taake has been nominated for the Spellemann Prize. The contemporary music prize has twenty categories, and Taake has been nominated for the Best Metal Album category for

 

Islam in Norway

Gates of Vienna 9 January 2012
By The Observer

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer offers the third and final part in his series of essays on the Left in Norway. In the current installment he examines the democratic deficit within the Muslim community, and the political establishment’s unwillingness to address this issue.

Previously: Part 1 and Part 2.

This is the third and final instalment in a three part series in which I examine left-wing media bias in Norway, the Left’s moral support for anti-democratic forces in the Middle East, and Norwegian Muslims, views on democracy and traditional Western values.

 

Norway’s ‘Beloved’ Terrorist Heads Back to Iraq

FrontPage Magazine 9 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

How time flies! It seems only yesterday that we folks in Norway first heard the name Mullah Krekar?. The sometime leader of Ansar al-Islam – which narrow-minded individuals insist on calling a

 

To VG and Aftenposten: Do the Right Thing and Publish Breivik’s Comments

Gates of Vienna 9 January 2012
By Fjordman

Below is Fjordman’s response to Norwegian media outlets after one of them published falsehoods about him — deliberately or otherwise — in relation to the Anders Behring Breivik case.

On December 23, 2011, the newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) ran an online article entitled "Slik var kontakten mellom ‘Fjordman’ og Breivik” — "This is what the contact was like between ‘Fjordman’ and Breivik.” That same afternoon the public broadcaster NRK also quoted information that came directly from confidential statements I had given to Norwegian police in the fall of 2011.

 

Counterterrorism Tools: How To Report Violent Jihad Videos on YouTube

British Freedom 9 January 2012

Conservative opinions? Be careful what you say… Islamic jihad? That’ll do nicely.

The weekend’s in full swing and so are the jihadi video makers. Time for our regular visit to the Google/ YouTube Hall of Shame, checking out the Islamic terrorist video war porn that the Mountain View gazillionaires allow to proliferate on the world’s number one video sharing site.

 

The hidden blueprint of freedom: Free societies don't appear out of thin air

teamfreedom 5 January 2012
By Anton Pototschnik and Thomas Pototschnik

Why do we have unique personal freedoms and opportunities in Europe?

This book reveals the hidden blueprint of freedom, which is the basis for every free society in human history. Are we losing our freedoms again? The book illustrates developments in history which led to the loss of personal freedom and rights.

It shows alarming similarities to our current situation: disenchantment with politics, the formation of parallel societies, continuous economic crises and so forth.With the hidden blueprint of freedom you hold the key to the understanding of these complex relations.

 

Snubbed millionaire's brutal attack on girlfriend

Emirates 24/7 4 January 2012

A Norwegian girl was brutally attacked by her boyfriend as she refused to marry him. Twenty four year old Sulvy Leopreez Sakkur was severely beaten by her Egyptian millionaire boyfriend. The

 

A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of the West

FrontPage Magazine 3 January 2012
By Bruce Bawer

Ibn Warraq? is the pseudonymous, Pakistani-born author of the modern classic Why I Am Not a Muslim and the writer or editor of several other estimable books about Muhammed, the Koran, Islamic culture, Muslim apostates, and Western civilization. Surely few people know as much as he does about both the West and Islam. Therefore I was more than eager to read his new book, Why the West Is Best: A Muslim Apostate’s Defense of Liberal Democracy.

Naturally, I expected something wise and incisive and steeped in learning – and I wasn’t disappointed. But what I hadn’t counted on was how fresh, original, delightfully inspired, and emotionally stirring Warraq’s approach to his topic would be. Take his first chapter, which is about New York, a city he views as "a testament to the robustness of Western culture and to its welcoming catholicity.” Warraq’s goal here is to help us to see a Western metropolis through the eyes of a person from, say, the Islamic world, and thus recognize the magnificence of things so familiar to us that we may take them for granted.

 
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