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Korean-born convert in dock in France’s first Syria jihadist trial

rfi 20 October 2014

The first trial of a jihadist returned to France from Syria started on Friday. Flavien Moreau, who was born in South Korea and adopted by a French family, is a convert to Islam

 

Paris Opera House Expels Woman for Wearing Niqab after Cast Refuses to Perform La Traviata

International Business Times 20 October 2014
By Ludovica Iaccino

A Muslim woman wearing a niqab has been forced to leave a theatre in France after the cast refused to perform in protest against her attire. The niqab is a traditional

 

Video: European Islamic State Militants Threaten To 'Chop Off Their Heads'

Opposing Views 17 October 2014
By Khier Casino

Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq have released a new video showing fighters threatening to "chop off” the heads of Western soldiers sent to fight them. In the

 

Video: Westerners in ISIS Threaten Countries of Origin

Israel National News 17 October 2014
By Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin

Islamic State (ISIS) released a new propaganda video, designed to recruit more young Muslims from around the world to join its jihadist ranks, and to discourage the international coalition

 

'There is no alternative to a reform of Islam'

DW 17 October 2014

Ahmad Mansour: It's a process that needs time. The main thing is that we show young people an Islam that has nothing to do with radicalism. Islam needs to be freed from fear

 

French Jewish Girl Stopped Moments Before Leaving to Join Islamic State

Vice News 17 October 2014
By Etienne Rouillon

A 17-year-old Jewish girl from Paris is the latest French teen reported to have turned to radical Islam and planned to flee to the Islamic State. The girl, who had reportedly

 

Geert Wilders "Stop Denying the Obvious: Islam Is a Problem"

Liberty GB 16 October 2014
By Geert Wilders

A military alliance, led by the United States, is currently bombing the forces of the Islamic State [IS] in Iraq and Syria. Many European nations, such as the United Kingdom,

 

'Apprentice jihadists' train in French park

Islamist Watch 16 October 2014

Concerned residents in the eastern French city of Strasbourg called police this week when they saw a group of "apprentice jihadists" training in a park using fake weapons,

 

France Is Worried About Wannabe-Jihadists

Business Insider 15 October 2014
By The Economist

A studious 15-year-old pupil from the south of France, Adèle enjoyed biology and dreamed of saving lives. But she led a double life. In one Facebook identity she was just a

 

France willing to soften stance on Turkey EU bid

The Local / France 15 October 2014

France said on Friday it was willing to unblock two key chapters of negotiation for Turkey's bid to become a member of the European Union. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius

 

French Citizens of Jewish Background Fighting With Islamic State

Arutz Sheva 15 October 2014

A number of French citizens of Jewish background have left France to join the Islamic State in Syria, a French official said Monday. The revelation came after a report

 

Despite brutality, ISIL continues to recruit European teens

thenational.ae 15 October 2014
By Colin Randall

The stream of would-be Islamists leaving Europe to fight in Syria or Iraq has left relatives distraught and authorities scratching their heads. It also shows the success of

 

Remembering the Battle of Tours

FrontPage Magazine 11 October 2014
By Mark Tapson

The month of October marks the anniversary of an epic event that unfortunately is no longer widely known but which nonetheless shaped the future of the Western world, and which may still hold inspiration for the West today.

 

Self-service

The Economist 11 October 2014

A STUDIOUS 15-year-old pupil from the south of France, Adele enjoyed biology and dreamed of saving lives. But she led a double life. In one Facebook identity she was just a

 

Europe Is Concerned about Progression of Jihadism on Its Territory

Radio Cadena Agramonte 11 October 2014

Paris - The growing involvement of European citizens in jihadist groups is a reason for concern here, where authorities estimate that some 3,000 Europeans, mostly French

 

French Family of 11 Suspected to Have Left for Syria Jihad

outlookindia 10 October 2014

Eleven members of the same family from the French city of Nice are believed to have left for Syria, with some suspected of planning to fight alongside jihadists, a judicial

 

Isis' 15,000 foreign fighters may pose threat on return

stuff.co.nz 10 October 2014
By Carol J. Williams

As the migration of disaffected young men and women to join the fighting in Syria and Iraq intensifies, so do fears among security services worldwide that their radicalised

 

43 Islamists on trial for Euro-terror plot

WND.com 9 October 2014
By Michael Carl

Under the banner of multiculturalism, European countries have supported Muslims through immigration provisions, allowances for Islamic law and special advocacy for mosques and

 

Europe grapples with whether to ban Muslim burqas and niqabs

The Sydney Morning Herald 6 October 2014
By Nick Miller

After France banned veils in 2011, a French woman in her early 20s decided to fight for her niqab. Backed by a group of Birmingham lawyers, the Pakistan-born university

 

French supermarket apologises over ‘Islamophobic’ toy machinegun

France 24 6 October 2014

French supermarket chain Auchan has apologised after its sales brochure featured a black plastic toy gun, resembling an AK47 assault rifle and featuring a crescent moon and

 
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