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Kenya shuts down 500 groups in anti-terrorism crackdown

Blazing Cat Fur 17 December 2014

Kenya has shut down more than 500 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including 15 groups it said had links to financing terrorism, though critics

 

Ogun Declares Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Leadership Newspapers 17 December 2014
By Gbenga Adeboye

This position was made known yesterday by the state commissioner for women affairs and social development, Elizabeth Sonubi, while addressing journalists in Abeokuta

 

Ex-Muslim Radical: Muslims Need to Be More Vocal About Condemning Violence

Mediaite 16 December 2014
By Josh Feldman

Daily Beast contributor Maajid Nawaz is a former radical Muslim speaking out against that element of the Muslim faith, and on CNN tonight, in reaction to the Sydney siege, said

 

Europe Should Learn Ethiopia’s ‘Islam Lesson’

Raymond Ibrahim 16 December 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

Yet another Christian church was destroyed by Muslims in Ethiopia—this time by local authorities. Heaven’s Light Church, which served some 100 evangelical Christians, was

 

The global rise of terror 'lone wolf' attacks

Telegraph.co.uk 16 December 2014
By Malcom Moore, video by Keely Lockhart

An increasing number of "lone wolf" terrorists are responding to the West's battle against the Islamic State by launching attacks at home. This year there have been a

 

Can Potential Terrorists Be ‘Rehabilitated’?

nymag 16 December 2014
By Jesse Singal

Syria’s civil war is causing problems in the European Union. As the fighting has grown more and more brutal, and as reports of human-rights atrocities committed by Bashar

 

Boko Haram Enlists Female Suicide Bombers To Kill 100,000; Violence Now Akin To ISIS

International Business Times 15 December 2014
By Morgan Winsor

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has gained worldwide notoriety this year for intensifying carnage in Nigeria that has claimed more than 10,000 lives in just 12 months — a fatality

 

Perfect stocking filler for a jihadist: T-shirt featuring quote from White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite goes on sale

Daily Mail Online 11 December 2014
By Corey Charlton

T-shirts bearing an ironic slogan from the notorious 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite are being sold online in the run-up to Christmas. The t-shirts, currently available to buy on

 

Colombia: FARC using al-Qaeda for European drug trade

Fausta's Blog 10 December 2014

The EFE article (in Spanish, my translation) FARC Using al-Qaeda Networks to Bring in Cocaine in Sahel The FARC attempt to bring cocaine into Europe through the Sahel

 

Standards, low profit hamper Islamic banks

blazingcatfur 9 December 2014

The Islamic banking industry is being hampered by low profits and "mediocre” customer satisfaction despite impressive growth, officials and financial executives say at a

 

Moroccan national jailed in Denmark for terrorism

The Jerusalem Post 9 December 2014

A Danish-Moroccan bookseller has been jailed for four years for supporting and inciting terrorism in posts on Facebook. A lawyer for bookseller Sam Mansour argued that his Facebook

 

White House Fails to Mention Kenya Jihad Victims Were Christians Killed by Muslims

Creeping Sharia 9 December 2014

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the at least 38 individuals killed yesterday,” the White House said in a statement condemning the recent

 

Respected journalists expose media bias against Israel

The Times of Israel 3 December 2014
By Yochanan Visser

Until now media bias against Israel has been exposed by pro-Israel NGO’s like Honest Reporting and Camera. But now respected journalists have decided to break the silence and

 

Sierra Leone Joins 56 countries at OIC Information Ministers Conference in Iran

Sierra Express Media 3 December 2014
By Alhaji Jalloh

Sierra Leone will join 56 countries at the 10th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers (ICIM) which will kick off here in Tehran on December 3. The two-day event

 

Finding a safe substitute for female genital mutilation

The Daily Star 3 December 2014
By Cesar Chelala

Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women have been subjected to different

 

Sexual assaults on British teenagers by 13 Somali

diplomat.so 1 December 2014

This is the chilling moment a member of a 13-strong Somali prostitution gang checks into a hotel where he and a friend would rape a 13-year-old schoolgirl three times. Jusuf

 

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Fosters 1 December 2014
By Merrit Kennedy

Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed

 

Traditional African Communities Say Female Genital Mutilation Is An Essential Cultural Passage

KRWG 1 December 2014
By Andrew Thompson

Earlier this year the Obama Administration called for the eradication of female genital mutilation and announced a major study measuring its prevalence in the US. The traditional

 

A horror called Female Genital Mutilation

i24news 1 December 2014

At best, every second woman in Egypt undergoes the procedure, at worst - almost every one. A few years ago, when the Arab revolutions were raging in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, women were in the avant garde of change, demanding reforms and better lives. But it seems the Arab spring played a cruel joke on them. During the dramatic 2013 events at (continue reading...)

 

Morocco: Model for Islam

The Gatestone Institute 25 November 2014
By Mohamed Chtatou

Today, Moroccans proudly highlight their multiple and composite identity: Amazigh, Arab, Islamic, Jewish, African, Andalusian and Mediterranean -- and their age-old openness

 
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