Italy

Emir of Qatar considers buying AC Milan

Goal.com 31 October 2012
By Gaia Brunelli

The club's current owner feels he is not the right man to get the Rossoneri back on track, and could be tempted to cash in if a good offer is made

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi is ready to sell the Serie A powerhouse to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruling Emir of the State of Qatar, as he feels the time has come to say farewell to his beloved club, Goal.com understands.

The Rossoneri are being plagued by financial problems and were forced to cash in on star players Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva in the summer transfer window, while experienced servants such as Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf were also waved goodbye in an attempt to lower wage costs. (continue reading...)

 

Rise of Islamic extremism worries Catholic bishops

P.M. News 30 October 2012

VATICAN CITY – Fears of Islamic extremists, precarious relations with Muslims and secret conversions to Christianity sparked concerned debate at a global synod in the Vatican of Catholic bishops around the world.

Dozens of bishops from the Middle East and Africa expressed concern during the three-week synod which ended Sunday over the threats extremist Islam poses to Christianity and spoke of the difficulties of preaching the Gospel in majority Muslim countries.

 

ECB: Crisis nations have lost their sovereignty

The Local 28 October 2012
By The Local

The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Sunday threw his weight behind a German scheme to allow the EU to intervene in countries' budgets and propose changes before they are agreed in parliaments.

 

Catholic bishops mull Muslim conversions after Arab Spring

The Associated Press 24 October 2012

VATICAN CITY — Catholic bishops meeting for a global synod in the Vatican have been raising in public the delicate topic of converting Muslims to Christianity on the back of

 

Sharia and Freedom

Right Side News 22 October 2012
By Andrew C. McCarthy

Religious relativism is a destroyer of conviction.
>‘Multi-religious prayer almost inevitably leads to false interpretations, to indifference as to the content of what is believed or not believed, and thus to the dissolution of real faith.” So wrote Joseph Ratzinger in 1986. Even then, the man who would later become Pope Benedict XVI was renowned as a singularly deep thinker on the finer points of religious belief systems — to say nothing of the sweeping themes.

 

Holy See rebukes anti-Islam video

Sydney Morning Herald 18 October 2012

ROME: THE Vatican has distanced itself from a row over Muslims in Europe triggered by the showing at a synod of a video that claims ''Europe as we know it will cease to

 

Video: "Muslim Demographics" video screened at Vatican meeting of Catholic bishops stirs controversy: Report

GlobalPost 16 October 2012
By Lizzy Tomei

A Roman Catholic cardinal has caused an "uproar" during an international meeting of bishops after screening a fear-mongering YouTube video that makes shaky claims about the spread of Islam in Europe, Reuters reported.


 

Wake up, Europe

Jerusalem Post 16 October 2012
By DAVID ALTMAN

As Europe approaches the iceberg, there is a need to change course, before it commits ideological suicide. It’s been almost two years since the dawn of the "Arab Spring,” and

 

Video: Pope Benedict XVI: May Al-Rab (not Allah) Bless You

Catholic Online 11 October 2012
By Andrew M. Greenwell, Esq.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - On the Commonweal magazine blog, Michael Peppard posted an article entitled "Pope Benedict: 'May Allah bless you all!" While it is unquestionably true that the Holy Father gave a blessing Arabic, he did not say "May Allah bless you all!" as Peppard states.


 

Video: Bat Ye'or on the Collapse of Western Civilization

GalliaWatch 10 October 2012

Here's the first part of a two-part video featuring Bat Ye'or in conversation with Christine Tasin, a major contributor to Riposte Laique and founder of Résistance Républicaine.

 

Muslim Population in Sweden and Denmark Doubled in 14 Years

The Muslim Issue 9 October 2012
By Ingrid Carlqvist & Lars Hedegaard

Despite the fact that Muslims tend to exhibit behavior that clearly distinguishes them from both the European host populations and other immigrant groups, there are no official

 

A Report From The OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting In Warsaw

ICLA 4 October 2012
By Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

This report was written by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. She was part of a team representing the civil liberties organizations ACT! For AmericaBürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE), the Stresemann Foundation, and the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).

Below is a photo of the seven team members:

From left to right:
Alain Wagner (France) is the leader of the Stop Sharia campaign and a co-founder of the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).David Erzet (Belgium) represents the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).Dave Petteys (USA) represents ACT! for America 5280 Coalition. Felix Strüning (Germany) is the managing director of the Stresemann Foundation — A Lobby for Freedom. Henrik Ræder Clausen (Denmark) represents the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA).Liz Schmidt (Germany) represents Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE-Austria). Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff (Austria) is a board member of Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (BPE-Germany).

 

Stop calling criticism of Islam "Islamophobia"

Jihad Watch 4 October 2012

Canada's National Post takes aim at a word that is being used to stifle debate and destroy foes of jihad and Islamic supremacism. "Opinion: Stop calling criticism of Islam ‘Islamophobia,’" by Jackson Doughart and Faisal Saeed al-Mutar in the National Post, September 26

The English language needs a moratorium on the word Islamophobia, a term often used to describe bigotry against Muslims. Unfortunately, it is also used reflexively to denounce critics of Islam, who contribute to a valuable and ongoing debate concerning the relationship between the West and the worldwide Islamic community. This subject is important because several Western countries, such as Denmark, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, are being forced to reconsider their approaches to immigration and culture in light of deep clashes between the Muslim immigrants and the native population.

 

ICLA Recommends That OSCE Member States Demand The Abrogation Of The Cairo Declaration and Participate in the 2012 Brussels...

ICLA 2 October 2012

Working session 10: Freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief.

On behalf of of International Civil Liberties Alliance, I would like to ask the following question:

How can the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights appropriately help the Participating States to make sure that their legislation concerning freedom of religion and belief is in compliance with the commitments of the OSCE and other international standards.

 

International Union Of Muslim Scholars: The Pope Must Apologize To The Muslims

MEMRI 27 September 2012

On September 13, 2012, the day before Pope Benedict XVI began his visit to Lebanon, the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Sheikh Yousuf Al-Qaradhawi,

 

Opinion: Stop calling criticism of Islam ‘Islamophobia’

National Post 27 September 2012
By Jackson Doughart and Faisal Saeed al-Mutar

The English language needs a moratorium on the word Islamophobia, a term often used to describe bigotry against Muslims. Unfortunately, it is also used reflexively to denounce critics of Islam, who contribute to a valuable and ongoing debate concerning the relationship between the West and the worldwide Islamic community. This subject is important because several Western countries, such as Denmark, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, are being forced to reconsider their approaches to immigration and culture in light of deep clashes between the Muslim immigrants and the native population. These tensions have captured much attention in recent weeks with the series of violent protests that have spread to over twenty countries, emanating from the controversial Innocence of Muslims film.

 

Two Jihadist suspects 'preparing attack' deported from Italy

ANSAmed 26 September 2012

Rome - Two suspected Libyan jihad militants who were thought to have been trying to prepare attacks on Western targets have been deported from Italy, authorities

 

Italian priest kidnapped in Phl dies

Philippine Star 25 September 2012
By Helen Flores

MANILA, Philippines - Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad yesterday expressed sorrow over the passing of Italian missionary Fr. Giancarlo Bossi, who had served the country for 32

 

Innocence of Muslims is a documentory, not satire

EuropeNews 23 September 2012
By Nicolai Sennels

Muslims worldwide protests the documentary film Innocence of Muslims. The film depicts their prophet as a child molester, womanizer and violent criminal. A few entries in Wikipedia with all its links to original Islamic sources confirms that Muhammed had sex with a nine year old girl, had thirteen wives and waged bloody wars against the neighbouring towns.

 

Muslim Riots Reach Europe

Gatestone Institute 20 September 2012
By Soeren Kern

Protests over an American-made anti-Islamic YouTube film, Innocence of Muslims, have spread to Europe. Muslim rioters have clashed with police in several European cities, and more demonstrations are being planned. The protests are part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about the amateur film, which ridicules Islam and depicts the Muslim Prophet Mohammed as a fraud, a madman and a sexual deviant.

 
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