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Help Immigrants to Lampedusa Back to Their Countries

Liberty GB 30 October 2013
By Enza Ferreri

In what is one of the worst immigrant tragedies in the Mediterranean in recent years, a boat full of immigrants sank off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa last week,

 

New mosque opened in Italy

ABNA.co 30 October 2013

Last Friday, the solemn ceremony of a new mosque opening was held at the Colle Val d’Elsa in the province of Siena. In addition to the temple, there will be cultural and

 

Video: Italy: "Asylum seekers" attack police

Islam versus Europe 24 October 2013
By Cheradenine Zakalwe

This happened at Mineo refugee centre in Catania, Sicily. The "asylum seekers" apparently want their claims to be processed more quickly.

 

Europe turns blind eye on home-bred radical Muslims to preserve ‘pool of agents’

RT 23 October 2013

With hundreds of European Muslim youths going abroad to fight international jihad, governments chose to ignore a possible blowback problem, seeing local minority communities as

 

Islam: Arabs in Italy to celebrate Eid with talk on Pope

ANSAmed 15 October 2013

ROME, - The Association of Arab Communities in Italy (COMAI) this year will celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, with a debate on mutual

 

• What it is Passion for Freedom Festival 2013?

PassionForFreedom.co.uk 10 October 2013

The Passion for Freedom art festival answers three questions:

    1. What is freedom?
    2. How easy it is to lose it?
    3. How hard it is to get it back?

It is a competition organised by independent group of friends from all over Europe who protect freedom of speech of artists.

The festival will present the work of 60 "brave artists” contributing film, photography, painting, sculpture, books and other forms of artistic expression, often on highly controversial topics of social importance.

 

The Specter of Islam Is Haunting the Free World

AINA (press release) 10 October 2013
By Geert Wilders

"A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of Communism," Karl Marx once famously wrote. It took Europe almost a century to liberate itself from this scourge. Today, another specter is haunting not just Europe, but the entire world -- the specter of Islam.

The biggest danger confronting the West today is not the economic situation, nor is it youth unemployment, nor the dire budget situation of our governments; the biggest danger is one of which we are reminded on an almost daily basis. And, yet, many politicians seem to fail to notice.

 

"Islamophobia Dictionaries," New Mega-Mosques and Other Recent Events

Gatestone Institute 9 October 2013
By Soeren Kern

A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013

In Denmark, construction crews raised the first-ever minaret on September 3 that will alter Copenhagen's low-rise skyline in a colossal project to build the biggest mega-mosque in Scandinavia. The so-called Grand Mosque was made possible through a grant of 150 million kroner ($26 million) from Qatar. This gift has led critics voice concern that the mosque will become a mouthpiece for radical Islam in Denmark.

 

Surreal and Suicidal: Western Histories of Islam

PJ Media 9 October 2013
By Raymond Ibrahim

Rereading some early history books concerning the centuries-long jihad on Europe, it recently occurred to me how ignorant the modern West is of its own past. The historical

 

PASSION FOR FREEDOM ONELAWFORALL ART FESTIVAL

passionforfreedom.co.uk 8 October 2013

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Secure Freedom Radio: Confronting The Dangers Of Radical Islam in Europe

Center for Security Policy 1 October 2013
By Stephen Coughlin, Liz Schmidt, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Ned May

STEPHEN COUGHLIN, of the Center for Security Policy, joins Frank from the OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw in a special two part segment to update listeners on some of the issues taking center stage there.

 

Children in Italian Town Forced to Learn Arabic, Courtesy of Moroccan Government

Islam versus Europe 30 September 2013
By Cheradenine Zakalwe

"Zinoun Bouchra, a teacher of Moroccan origin living in Treviso, has joy and enthusiasm in his voice: "We want to build a bridge between different cultures to create moments of

 

Freedom of Expression is a Human Right

Stresemann Foundation 27 September 2013


The OSCE considers freedom of expression a fundamental human right

This freedom may only be limited in order to safeguard other basic rights, such as human dignity, for a very good reason: freedom of expression is the foundation for other human rights, especially freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly as well as academic freedom. Without the freedom to voice opinions publicly and freely receive information, all other freedoms would not exist.

 

UN: Italian FM speaks out against child brides

ANSAmed 26 September 2013

    Violation of human rights, requires urgent attention
    - Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino

New York. The right to choose one's own spouse was recognised in 1946 in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, but ''even today, too many women and girls are denied this right'', Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino told the UN Core Group of countries leading the campaign against forced marriage.

''The time has come for us to raise our voices and act with courage to underscore the seriousness of this human rights violation,'' she said in her speech. The meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and was organised by Core Group members Canada, the Netherlands, and Ghana. Italy joined the group recently.

 

French imams back pope after Vatican audience

expatica.com 26 September 2013

A group of French imams attended a general audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday, saying they saw the Catholic leader as a figure of reconciliation. "We feel something

 

Dr. Christine Schirrmacher Speaks on Direction of 'Islam in Europe' for Ambassadors from Muslim Majority Countries in Brussels

Crossmap Christian News 25 September 2013

At the invitation of the "Forum Brussels International" and the Brussel's office of the political foundation Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Christine Schirrmacher, Ph.D., well known German professor of Islamic Studies and Executive Director of the International Institute of Islamic Studies of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), spoke on the topic of "Islam in Europe - Politicization or Integration?" for ambassadors of several Muslim majority countries accredited to the Europen Union, among them the ambassadors of Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as to a group of politicians, Middle East experts, leaders of human rights organizations and journalists.

 

Italian clothing chain sparks row with burqa ad

Islamist Watch 19 September 2013

An ad campaign by the Italian clothing chain, Diesel, featuring a tattooed woman wearing a burqa alongside the slogan, "I am not what I appear to be" has sparked an online

 

Stalking the Mythical Islamophobe, Part 4

Gates of Vienna 17 September 2013
By Baron Bodissey

This post is the fourth in a series about the Turkish definition of the word "Islamophobia” presented at the OSCE meeting in Vienna on July 12, 2013. Previously: Part 1, Part

 

UN report: Societies that traditionally give men power over women create rapists...

Islam versus Europe 12 September 2013
By Nicolai Sennels

They manage to avoid the I and M words. Of course. But it is still a direct attack on Islamic cultures and Muslim men's sexual behaviour. Please note that the countries

 

Urru: Italian hostage freed, Islamic spokesperson said

ANSAmed 11 September 2013

ROME - One Italian and two Spanish hostages have been freed in northern Mali, Sanda Ould Boumana, a spokesperson from Ansar al Din, a Salafi jihadist group which

 
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