The Arab Spring, Islam and oil wealth

Al Monitor 10 February 2014
By Talal Salman

Both the western and eastern parts of the Arab world today seem quite different than three years ago, when the so-called Arab Spring started. Several regimes are gone and have


Merkel Holds Out Turkey EU Prospect While Reiterating Skepticism

Bloomberg 6 February 2014
By Patrick Donahue

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkey’s talks on joining the European Union can move ahead if the next phase focuses on civil liberties and ensuring an independent judicial system.


French Muslims Protest Gender Education

onislam 6 February 2014

Hundreds of France's Muslims have joined mass protests against the legalization of gay marriage and gender equality teaching in schools considering it a "violation” of


CAR kill fest stopped - French army

News24 6 February 2014

The violence in Central Africa has been "partly halted", the head of the French army said on Monday, even as reports emerged that at least 75 people had been killed in a single


Polish missionaries attacked in Central African Republic

Polish missionaries came under attack on Monday as fighting escalated between Muslims and Christians in the Central African Republic.


Two French high school students charged in connection with terrorist enterprise

The Voice of Russia 3 February 2014

Two French high school students who ran away to fight in Syria were charged by a special anti-terrorism judge Friday, a rare step for suspects who are minors. The two Muslim


Trials in France, Belgium Reflect Radicalization Fears

Voice of America 31 January 2014
By Lisa Bryant

PARIS — Two trials opened in France and Belgium Thursday, underscoring a worrying trend: young Europeans heading to Syria to join the ranks of Islamist fighters. One of the



Vimeo 31 January 2014
By Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

B E A U T Y - dir. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro from Rino Stefano Tagliafierro on Vimeo.

A path of sighs through the emotions of life.
A tribute to the art and her disarming beauty


Qatari enrolments at French schools rise

Gulf Times 30 January 2014
by Salman Siddiqui

he fact that the number of Qatari students enrolled at French schools in Doha has been increasing year by year is evident at Lycee Voltaire.


Hoax messages trigger France school boycott

Expatica 30 January 2014

Hundreds of French parents have been keeping their children off school as a result of hoax messages about infants as young as four being encouraged to question their sexual


France: Jihadists as Young as 15 and 16 Joining Syrian Civil War

Israel National News 28 January 2014
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin

Two French teenagers from Toulouse have joined the Syrian Civil War, according to French and global media. The two are only 15 and 16 years old.


Europe loses population faster than Russia 27 January 2014

Post-communist countries within the EU are losing population faster than Russia, Mark Adomanis, a Forbes blogger argued in his article. American economist Lyndon LaRouche


Report: CAR’s Muslims say French forces failing to protect them

France 24 27 January 2014

Only a few days into her presidency, already the scale of problems facing the Central African Republic’s (CAR) new interim leader, Catherine Samba-Panza, is all too


Imam who vandalized mosque with "racist" graffiti fined €1000 and given thirty days to leave France

The woes of the former imam of the mosque in Pau, dismissed for vandalizing the mosque late October continues: Moroccan national, Khalil, who turns 47 next month (1), is now


European Jihadists in Syria

Gatestone Institute 24 January 2014
By Soeren Kern

European security officials say that in recent weeks they have noticed an "alarming acceleration" in the number of European jihadists traveling to Syria to obtain combat experience with Islamist groups linked to al-Qaeda.


France Recognizes the Islamic Threat

americanthinker 24 January 2014
By Michael Curtis

In little more than a year, France has intervened twice with military missions to counter Islamic violence in its former colonies in Africa. In January 2013 French forces were


Poll finds xenophobia on the rise in France

France 24 23 January 2014

The divide between the French and their elected leaders is growing, according to a new poll carried out by Ipsos, which also shows that the French are increasingly wary of


School out for jihad? Two French 15-year olds 'travel' to Syria to fight

RT 21 January 2014

Two teenagers from Toulouse in France have travelled to Syria to become al Qaeda fighters, they’ll be the youngest ever Westerners to engage in the conflict, local media


Jihadists construct the Atomium bomb: YouTube video threat to Belgian tourist attraction

The Independent 20 January 2014
By Charlotte McDonald Gibson

The video clip posted on the YouTube account of Belgian teenager Brian De Mulder was brief, but the threat to one of Belgium’s biggest tourist attractions was chilling and


School out for jihad? Two French 15-year olds 'travel' to Syria to fight

RT News 20 January 2014

Two teenagers from Toulouse in France have travelled to Syria to become al Qaeda fighters, they’ll be the youngest ever Westerners to engage in the conflict, local media

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