Persecution of Christians
A Common position of the Islamic organisations of Germany?
Cologne - This Manifest was signed by Zentralrat der Muslime in Deutschland (ZMD) (Central Council of Muslims in Germany) and ten other Islamic oganisations in Germany. In this way the ZMD wishes to ease the dialogue ”among Muslims, with other religious societies and with the society at large”.
The Centre For Social Cohesion 5 November 2009
By Robin Simcox. Guest post by CSC Research Intern, Alexandra Sokolowski
Hollywood's Barrie Osborne, producer of "The Matrix" and "The Lord of the Rings", is making a $150 million movie on the life of the prophet Mohammed. It's a remake of the controversial 1976 film "The Message", which led to riots - and two deaths - in the US.
Jihad Watch 5 November 2009
Comments by David G. Littman, NGO Representative to the United Nations (Geneva) for the Association for World Education (AWE) and World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ):
The Malaysian government has refused to release 10,000 Bibles confiscated for using the word "Allah” to refer to God, a banned translation in Christian texts in this Muslim-majority country, an official said
Traditional Muslims who understand the Quran and the hadith believe that sharia (Islamic law) expresses the highest and best goals for all societies. It is the will of Allah.
But is Islam just in its laws that Muhammad himself practiced and invented?
This article says no for ten verifiable reasons.
Examiner 03 November 2009
By D.M. Murdock
Dr. Wafa Sultan is a Syrian-born, American psychiatrist famous for her blistering critique of Islam in a debate with a Muslim cleric first aired on al-Jazeera television in 2006. The video of this controversial chastisement was posted online and has been seen by millions of people worldwide. So popular was this courageous and passionate exposé that TIME magazine voted Dr. Sultan one of the world's 100 most influential people of that year.
To what extent is the state respectful to human rights in Turkey? What are the main human rights issues? You may find answers in the European Court of Human Rights, or ECHR, decisions and the Progress Report released by the European Commission.
Compass Direct Oct 23 2009
Two Christians in Gojra, Pakistan who allegedly fired warning shots as an Islamist mob approached that burned seven Christians to death on Aug. 1 told Compass they were tortured after police arrested them.
We are all aware of the Atlantic slave trade and the millions of blacks shipped to the Americas under horrific conditions. This is now the subject of commemoration and remembrance activities.
On the other hand, other aspects of the black slave trade are less well-known and sometimes deliberately obscured. Who, for example, is aware of the 17 million blacks who were captured and enslaved in the Arab-Islamic world for 14 centuries?
Moroccan imam Abdellah Mechoune's imminent marriage to Italian Catholic Sara Campanile in the northern Italian city of Turin has has been welcomed by friends and families but has rattled Muslim hardliners there.
Compass Direct 19 Oct 2009
PoliGazette 17 Oct 2009
By Robert Ellis
Like Ireland, Cyprus has been a victim of geography and both are today still divided. As the Arab geographer Muqaddasi wrote in 985: “The island of Qubrus is in the power of whichever nation is overlord in these seas”. And with its position 40 miles off the southern coast of Turkey and 70 miles from Syria it has been a strategic prize for centuries.
EuropeNews 08 October 2009
By Henrik Ræder Clausen, ICLA Denmark
Report from OSCE 2009 Human Dimension Implemention Meeting.
I didn't expect that I'd start out my report from this conference by picking up a lead from COJEP, but so be it. They introduced the concept of a 'Message crime', in order to convey the real significance of the much-debated hate crimes. This term cuts through a ton of confusion and is worth adopting. For details, read on.