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  • Dalai Lama speaks out against influx of Islamic refugees into Europe

    05/31/2016 4:11:13 PM PDT · by russbart · 19 replies
    While opposition to policies that allow Syrian refugees to stream into numerous nations across Europe has been described by some as the rantings of right-wing Islamophobes, the Dalai Lama recently weighed in on the issue by expressing similar concerns.
  • Teheran: Vom Kopftuch befreit (I translated it)

    05/31/2016 3:38:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    emma.de ^ | May 31, 2016 | emma
    In Teheran gibt es einen neuen Trend: Frauen rasieren sich die Haare ab, um sich nicht mehr verschleiern zu müssen. Oder sie gehen einfach ganz „als Mann“. Seit die Sanktionen aufgehoben wurden, jubeln viele über die sogenannte „Öffnung“ des Gottesstaates. Die gilt für die Wirtschaft – und für die Frauen? Schritt 1: Sie hat sich die Haare abrasieren lassen und sie gespendet für krebskranke Kinder. Schritt 2: Sie ist auf die Straße getreten mit kahlem Kopf – und ohne Kopftuch. Schritt 3: Sie hat es via Facebook öffentlich gemacht. Sie ist Iranerin und das Ganze spielt in Teheran. Sie schreibt:...
  • Asylum seekers 'sexually assaulted women at concert in Germany'

    05/31/2016 2:27:05 PM PDT · by russbart · 14 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | Alan Hall
    Three Pakistani men are already under arrest after 18 women filed complaints that they had been improperly touched, fondled and groped during the festival in the city of Darmstadt. Police have said the number of complainants could rise.
  • Egyptian TV: why Arab world is so violent? (video)

    05/31/2016 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    Alqahera Alyoum (Egyptian TV show) ^ | may 31, 2016 | Amr Adeeb
    Click to watch 3 minute video discussing the root causes of terrorism in the Arab world.
  • Is every Muslim a powder keg?

    05/31/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-16 | DrJohn
    The other day Michael Hayden joined the chorus of those who assert that Donald Trump's anti-Islamic terrorist rhetoric is helping ISIS recruit more jihadis. “The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative … he’s feeding their recruitment video.” Hayden joins Tom Friedman of the NY Times and others. The new Muslim mayor of London also warns that this country must allow Muslims in or they will attack us. The new Muslim mayor of London has issued a warning to Donald Trump:...
  • Group of migrants accused of sexually assaulting 18 women at Germany concert

    05/31/2016 11:16:15 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 31 May 2016 | Allan Hall
    A group of migrants are accused of sexually assaulting women at a concert in Germany in a copycat of the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne. At least 18 women were improperly touched, fondled and groped during the free festival in the city of Darmstadt over the weekend, police said. Three men from Pakistan have been arrested and at least two more men are being sought by police, who say the number of complainants could rise. Officers say the victims are receiving counselling while authorities try to cool rising tensions between migrants in the area. It comes after hundreds of...
  • Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims

    05/31/2016 7:55:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 30, 2016 | Elisabeth Braw
    On the face of it, the decision to offer special women's swimming hours at the Hyllie sports center, a municipal swimming pool in the southern Swedish city of Malmö, should not be contentious. Indeed, Malmö is not alone. According to a survey by the Swedish TV channel TV4, 13 of Sweden's 100 largest municipalities have begun offering separate swimming hours for men and women. “Our facilities are used by 40 percent women and 60 percent men,” Johan Hermansson, the head of Malmö's recreations department, told TV4. “Our ambition is for them to be used equally by girls and boys, men...
  • Muslim in Eastern Uganda Kills Christian Wife for Leaving Islam, Relatives Say

    05/30/2016 7:58:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | May 30, 2016
    NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda strangled his wife to death this month for leaving Islam, relatives and neighbors said. Awali Kakaire, 34, early in the morning on May 8 killed Mariam Nakirya for embracing Christianity in Mbaale village, Imanyiro Sub-County, Mayuge District, the area residents told Morning Star News. She was 30. Kakaire, who has fled the area, began to suspect his wife was a Christian a month prior, after the local imam questioned him as to why his wife and children had not been attending mosque prayers, nor his children attending the madrassa...
  • CRIF’s new president: French Jews’ situation worst since 1945

    05/30/2016 5:30:00 PM PDT · by Lera · 11 replies
    President-elect of France's umbrella of Jewish communities warns of alarming anti-Semitism, vows to fight hard. French Jews are experiencing the most difficult situation they have encountered since the end of World War II, the newly-elected president of France's umbrella of Jewish communities said. Francis Kalifat, 64, said Sunday that his first priority as president of CRIF is to fight against the anti-Semitism that he said was responsible for the situation he described. "The fight against anti-Semitism is our main cause because French Jews are in the most difficult situation they have experience since World War II," Kalifat said during an...
  • WashPost Pushes Muslim Boy and Girl Scouts as More American Than Trump

    05/30/2016 2:59:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine had an anti-Trump cover story. Three Muslim boys and three Muslim girls (all wearing a jihab) appear in their Scouting garb on the cover with the text: “Be Prepared: Muslim American Scouts grapple with the Trump era.” Throughout the piece, Post feature writer David Montgomery paired apparently outrageous quotes from Donald Trump (as well as Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee) with Post rebuttals with all-American Muslim teenagers in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. It was all about "Islamophobia" clashing with American values: Yet the wave of Islamophobia had brought on a new level of...
  • Feds Creating Muslim Ghetto In Rand Paul's Backyard -Use Memorial Day To Import More Muslim Refugees

    05/30/2016 9:27:32 AM PDT · by BunkerHill1775 · 46 replies
    The Feds have been importing Muslim migrants for years and creating insta-ghettos in small towns across the country. They systematically conceal their plans from locals who often wake up to find their towns have undergone drastic change. Such is the case in Senator Rand Paul's hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This small city of 70,000 had no Muslims 15 years ago and now has 7,000 recent immigrants - 10% of the population...
  • Muslim wearing “I’m Muslim, don’t panic” t-shirt is beaten by other Muslims

    05/29/2016 11:28:32 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAY 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    They were misunderstanders of his t-shirt, and thought he was insulting Islam. So what else could they do but give him a savage beating? Here is a glimpse of what is in store for many, many more people in the West. ======================================================= Iraqi migrant who bought a T-shirt saying ‘I’m Muslim, don’t panic’ is hospitalised by three Islamic asylum seekers who thought he was insulting their religion,” by Charlie Moore, Mailonline, May 27, 2016: An asylum seeker who jokingly wore a T-shirt saying ‘I’m Muslim, don’t panic’ was so savagely beaten by his fellow refugees that he had to be...
  • ISIS or the Kurds? Some Arabs wonder which is worse

    05/29/2016 10:16:08 PM PDT · by Cronos · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 May 2016 | Ben Wedeman
    ...One might expect that the long-suffering inhabitants of Raqqa, who have been under ISIS' heavy black yoke since 2013, would welcome the approach of their liberators. But according to a tweet put out in English by the activist group Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, "the strategy of taking Raqqa by SDF... push a lot of people to join ISIS to Defense for their city. In other words, rather than preparing to welcome their would-be liberators, some Raqqa inhabitants are choosing to throw their lot behind ISIS. Backed by the United States, the Syrian Democratic Forces are a coalition of Kurdish,...
  • Kurds: Peshmerga eye Mosul in advance on ISIS territory

    05/29/2016 10:10:36 PM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | 30 May 2016 | Euan Mckirdy
    Thousands of Kurdish Peshmerga troops are involved in an offensive to regain formerly Kurdish villages near the ISIS-held town of Mosul, Kurdish officials say. The Peshmerga-led ground offensive, backed by international coalition air support, was launched early Sunday to retake several villages near Khazir, east of Mosul. The operation includes approximately 5,500 Peshmerga fighters. The move comes ahead of a joint offensive by Kurdish forces and Iraqi troops to retake Mosul, Kurdish media says. Kurdish media outlet Rudaw reported that the Peshmerga troops, accompanied by Zeravani Special Forces -- a Kurdish paramilitary outfit -- picked their way across ISIS-held territory,...
  • Pope Propaganda? Tells Hundreds Of Kids To Embrace Refugees (Leads in Group Chant)

    05/29/2016 4:39:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 27 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-29-2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    But his address took a turn toward the propaganda style when, minutes into his remarks, he said, “Migrants are not a danger – they are in danger,” and then called on the children to repeat after and with him: “They are not a danger – they are in danger,” Breitbart reported. During his remarks, the pope also invited the children to recite a Hail Mary prayer out loud with him, to honor those who’ve died at sea during their refugee flights. He also carried what he said was the life jacket of a drowned Syrian girl, age 6, who lost...
  • The Vampire Was Right

    05/29/2016 1:16:30 PM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    Ad Orientem ^ | 05-29-2012 | Ad Orientem
    There is a great scene in the novel "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova where the famed vampire Dracula (Vlad III of Wallachia) is ruminating on the Fall of Constantinople which occurred today in 1453 (OS). He refers to it as the worst day in the history of the world. He was right.
  • Federal Liberals consider cracking down on Islamophobia (Canada)

    05/29/2016 7:56:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 27, 2016
    In an effort to stamp out racism experienced by Muslims, the Liberal Party of Canada is considering adopting a policy to aggressively eliminate Islamophobia. Racist graffiti on campaign signs 'distressing,' says London Muslim leader Omar Raza, director of the Windsor West Federal Liberal Association, is making the pitch during the Liberal convention in Winnipeg. He wants the party to strike a task force to tackle the issue. "This just reaffirms what the Liberal Party stands for and reaffirms that national and international leadership," he told CBC News from Winnipeg before the vote. "We're here, not only to support our neighbours,...
  • It's not their fault, it's yours! Swedish GIRLS blamed for rise in migrant sex attacks

    05/29/2016 7:44:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 44 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | May 26, 2016 | REBECCA PERRING & LIZZIE STROMME
    SWEDISH police have blamed Scandinavian teenage girls' “Nordic alcohol culture” and Western behaviour for a steep rise in sex attacks carried out by migrants. The damning police report, which is looking at why Sweden has the worst rates of physical and sexual violence committed against women and girls in Europe, has also excused refugees who it says “cannot handle the alcohol”. Shockingly, the report revealed the majority of sex attack victims were under the age 15. The report also warns that girls in Sweden are called “whores” and abused for “their clothes” which leaves many too scared to walk the...
  • Dirty Business in Rutland

    05/29/2016 7:13:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 28 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The United States government is now distributing thousands of “Syrian” “refugees” all over the country as part of the Refugee Resettlement Program. A lot of small communities are having culture-enrichers dumped on them without having any say-so in the process. The government puts the new arrivals in public housing and hands them their EBT cards, and the feds pay the tab for the first six months. After that the local authorities are on their own, and have to find the money themselves — for more police officers, medical care, interpreters, special needs teachers, whatever their new guests require. But it...
  • Giant bomb falls on Sheikh Shoaib mosque by #Russia airstrikes

    05/28/2016 9:29:07 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 59 replies
    twitter.com/moonnor27 ^ | 11:04 AM - 10 May 2016 | moonnor27
    #Binnish today. Giant bomb falls on Sheikh Shoaib mosque by #Russia airstrikes #Warcrimes #Idlib #Syria pic.twitter.com/PQW0Zgvhkf— #IRAQ شمرية العراق (@moonnor27) May 10, 2016
  • Pew: 13% of U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings sometimes justified against civilians to defend Islam

    12/09/2015 8:29:34 AM PST · by springwater13 · 41 replies
    More than eight-in-ten American Muslims say suicide bombings and other forms of violence against civilian targets are never justified (81%) or rarely justified (5%) to defend Islam from its enemies. Worldwide, most Muslims also reject this type of violence, with a median of 72% saying such attacks are never justified and 10% saying they are rarely justified. Just 1% of U.S. Muslims and a median of 3% of Muslims worldwide say suicide bombings and other violence against civilian targets are often justified, while 7% of U.S. Muslims and a global median of 8% of Muslims say such attacks are sometimes...
  • Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says

    05/28/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | 05/28/2016
    In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear. ... Its proposed bill is seen as a response to the rejected Punjab Women Protection bill for abused women. The council shunned it as "un-Islamic" and wrote its own bill, which includes the recommendation for the light beating. "A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down...
  • THANKS OBAMA! No safe space for women anymore as Muslim (non-tranny) perv uses women’s bathroom...

    05/28/2016 5:58:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    barenakedislam.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | staff
    FULL TITLE: THANKS OBAMA! No safe space for women anymore as Muslim (non-tranny) perv uses women’s bathroom at Dulles Airport On May 25th, an AAN source reports that a Muslim supremacist using the women’s bathroom in the Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area, was told by women in the bathroom that he was not welcome, comments which he condescendingly brushed aside. merican Action News (h/t Judith R) After all, why would he bother about “inferior” women’s feelings? This picture of him (above) was taken as he exited the bathroom, still buckling up his shorts. The man later met up...
  • Saudi Arabia: Man Shoots Doctor For Assisting Wife’s Labor

    05/28/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/26/16 | Jack Moore
    Saudi authorities have arrested a man for shooting a male doctor who had helped his wife's delivery, after arguing that a female doctor should have overseen the birth. The doctor, Muhannad Al Zabn, delivered the baby in April at the King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh, Gulf News reported. The father offered his thanks to the doctor and asked to meet him at the hospital to show him his appreciation in person for the delivery. The pair proceeded to meet in the hospital garden to talk about the delivery when the father unveiled a firearm and shot at the doctor,...
  • ‘We’re Not Trying to Islamicize Hip-Hop,’ Say UK Muslim Rap Duo

    05/28/2016 4:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    Two British Muslim women rappers say that they smashing the stereotype that women in Islam are oppressed – one rhyme at a time. In a new ad campaign by a subsidiary of a UK smartphone retailer, hip-hop duo Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor - together known as Poetic Pilgrimage - are filmed in a short clip discussing their image as Muslim hip-hop artists. “The typical messages that come out about Muslim women being oppressed, if someone was to look at me, if someone was to hear our music - that would be dispelled” the rappers, say in the video....
  • Indian women 'sold' like products in a retail shop in Gulf states for $1,500. Andhra minister

    05/28/2016 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MFS The Other News ^ | May 27, 2016
    "Instructions should be issued to Indian embassy officials in Gulf countries to interfere in the matter and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter," he wrote. Women domestic workers from Andhra Pradesh are languishing in jails in the Gulf states after attempting to flee abusive employers or overstaying their visas, said Palle Raghunatha Reddy, minister for non-resident Indian welfare, urging the national government to help them. In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Reddy called for action to bring back the women. “Necessary steps should be initiated to bring them to their native areas safely by providing free...
  • Arabs arrested for racist rape of mentally disabled Jewish girl

    05/25/2016 3:19:16 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/5/16
    Two Arab residents of Judea and Samaria as well as an Arab citizen of Israel are suspected of raping a 20-year-old mentally delayed Jewish girl two weeks ago for "nationalistic" motives, as was revealed on Wednesday when a media gag order on the case was lifted. All three were documented in footage they filmed two weeks ago raping the mentally handicapped girl in a motel in southern Tel Aviv, humiliating her and spitting on her while shouting racist slurs and threatening to harm her family. Police hid the case from the public for ten days out of concerns it would...
  • More Clebrities, Rock Stars Turn to Islam

    05/28/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Fri, May 27 2016
    Until very recently, Teuku Wisnu was known mostly for his role in a humdrum soap opera broadcast by local television channels. Three years ago, Teuku underwent a transformation by appearing less on television and developing the habit of wearing typical Muslim garb and growing his beard long. Soon, he started appearing on television playing a different kind of role, that of a Muslim preacher. Last year, Teuku caused a stir after stating on national television that Muslims should not recite Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Koran, as a prayer for the dead. This week, the 31-year-old Aceh native...
  • Muslim cleric: “Islam was spread by the sword…Allah’s true religion should be spread by the sword”

    05/28/2016 10:31:14 AM PDT · by Lera · 35 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    "Sheikh Shabr added that when Muslims conquer the country of infidels, they should give the locals the opportunity to convert to Islam or kill them. If the locals are from among the People of the Book, i.e., Jews or Christians, they should have the third option of paying the jizya poll tax." "Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, and do not practice the religion of truth, even if they are of the People of the Book -- until they pay the jizya with willing...
  • The World Reaps What the Saudis Sow

    05/28/2016 4:11:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    New York Times ^ | May 27, 2016
    "The Coming War In the South China Sea" - Naval War College Prof. James Holmes As China continues to posture in the South China Sea, tensions rise between China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and other regional powers such as Japan and India. At the defense blog War is Boring, US Naval War College Professor James Holmes discusses recent developments in the South China Sea and the risk of regional conflict. What do you think about his predictions relative to the buildup in the S. China Sea and alliances with Japan/Vietnam/Philippines, etc? Read/listen to the whole podcast here
  • Next EU Prez: ‘Islam Has No Place’… ‘Migrants Change The Character Of Our Country’ [Slovakia]

    05/28/2016 2:48:32 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Chris Tomlinson
    Just over a month before Slovakia will take the rotating presidency of the European Union, Prime Minister Robert Fico claims that Islam has no place in his country. “”Islam has no place in Slovakia,” Fico told media on Wednesday night saying that the problem of the migrant crisis was not, “that migrants come, but that migrants change the character of our country,” and continued, “we do not want the character of this country to change. Let’s be honest and say that will not happen in Slovakia,” Der Standard reports. The Slovakian Prime Minister has made similar comments in the past...
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran Fail to Reach Hajj Deal

    05/28/2016 1:24:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 28 May 2016
    An Iranian delegation wrapped up its visit to Saudi Arabia on Friday without signing a final agreement on arrangements for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said. The ministry said the delegation decided to return to Tehran without signing the final agreement despite two days of extensive talks. “The Iranian Organization of Hajj and Visit will be held responsible before God and the people of Iran for the inability of its pilgrims to perform Hajj this year,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency. The ministry said it offered...
  • Muslims Strip, Beat, and Parade Elderly Christian Woman

    05/27/2016 10:33:48 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Frontpage mag ^ | May 27, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A 70-year-old Christian woman was stripped naked, savagely beat, and paraded in the streets of Egypt to jeers, whistles, and yells of “Allahu Akbar,” after a mob of some 300 armed Muslim men descended on her house.* Her crime? Her son is falsely accused of having a romantic relationship with a Muslim woman, which is banned by Islamic law, or Sharia—the same body of teachings that prescribes the collective punishment of non-Muslim “infidels.” Seven other Christian homes were also torched by the rampaging mob. The attacks occurred in Minya, Upper Egypt, on May 20, a Friday: the one day of...
  • Coroner Releases Autopsies of San Bernardino Terror Victims: ‘The Room Was in Disarray’

    05/27/2016 10:17:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    l a times ^ | 05/27/2016 | Sarah Parvini and Joseph Serna
    The scene inside the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino hours after the deadliest terrorist attack since 9/11 still had the hallmarks of the holiday festivities that brought the victims together and the bloodshed that followed There was the Christmas tree in the corner. The holiday decorations that covered more than a dozen tables. But there were also the bodies and bullet holes. Ceiling tiles had been knocked down, bullets had pierced the walls, carpet and chairs. A Christmas stocking lay over one of the victim’s bodies. “The room was in disarray,” and almost all the victims had gunshot wounds...
  • Eagles of Death Metal' Vocalist Jesse Hughes Says Fear of Offending Muslims 'Making Us Vulnerable'

    05/27/2016 9:33:37 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 28 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 17, 2016|12:18 pm | LEONARDO BLAIR , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
    Jesse Hughes – lead vocalist of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal, which was performing at the Bataclan theatre in Paris when terrorists attacked and killed 89 fans and 130 people overall last November – believes the fear of offending Muslims is making the West vulnerable. And the fear of offending Muslims, he says in an interview with Taki's Magazine, is a by-product of the culture of liberalism and political correctness being propagated by Western countries. Asked during the interview if he thought political correctness was "killing our natural instincts and making us vulnerable" in light of the terrorist...
  • Flying Pig Alert: A DEMOCRATIC Congressman (From CA!) Admits ISIS Is Islamic

    05/27/2016 5:30:54 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MAY 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    It’s absolutely unprecedented: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) has become the first notable member of the Democratic Party to depart from the Obama administration’s official line and admit the obvious. Sherman has admitted that the Islamic State -- ISIS, or ISIL, as Barack Obama insists on calling it -- is in fact Islamic, and that its appeal among Muslims is rooted in its claims to be the quintessential expression of Islam. Sherman did not say this directly, of course. But his quote nails it -- the implication is clear, rational, and unmistakable. Said Sherman: We have a State Department with people...
  • Sharia councils face inquiry into ‘discrimination against women’ (UK)

    05/27/2016 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    RT ^ | May, 26, 2016
    Home Secretary Theresa May has launched an independent inquiry into the state of Sharia law in the UK to examine whether Islamic courts are being used to support forced marriage and issue unfair divorces. The government is concerned that some Sharia councils in Britain may be misusing the religious legal code to cause “harm” in communities. The Home Office announced the review, which will be chaired by Islam expert Professor Mona Siddiqui, on Thursday. The inquiry is part of the government’s counter-extremism strategy and is expected to be completed by 2017. May drew on incidents of discrimination when she announced...
  • Journalism in Combat Mode: Agitators, Idiots and Dimwits

    05/27/2016 9:56:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Neue Züricher Zeitung
    The state of public communication in Germany is lamentable. Descriptions of agitation and hatred from the right-wing make up the leading vocabulary with which politicians and the established media fuel this lament. The Internet with its social networks is considered the root of all evil. Here limits are breached and there is a continual mockery of communicative decency; laws should facilitate more control and even make restrictions on freedom of speech possible. The intensity of the public debate, with its escalation on the Internet and its culmination in everything evil attributed to right-wing populism, can lead one to overlook the...
  • Population to surge will ‘change the face of England forever'

    05/27/2016 9:26:36 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 May 2016 | John Bingham and
    The population of England is set surge by more than four million in the next decade as parts of the south prepare to see the number of inhabitants swell by up to a quarter, official projections show. New estimates, drawn up to help councils and the NHS plan ahead, expose the full impact of years of mass immigration on top of a revolution in life expectancy. Immigration is set to account for almost half of the expected population expansion, which would also official rank London as one of the world’s megacities – passing the 10 million mark - for the...
  • The stunning way a Catholic cardinal marked the deaths of refugees in the Mediterranean

    05/27/2016 9:08:45 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rick Noack
    Someone who lets people drown in the Mediterranean also drowns God — every day, thousands of times." The archbishop of the city of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, found these striking words on Thursday to condemn Europe's increasingly tough attitude toward refugees. He spoke during a special church service, which took place in one of the German city's main squares. Woelki also used a seven-meter-long former refugee boat as his altar for the service to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. The boat had previously been recovered by the Maltese military during a search-and-rescue operation. The cardinal emphasized the significance...
  • Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia

    05/26/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by wtd · 23 replies
    Gulf News ^ | May 26, 2016 | Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
    Man shoots male doctor for assisting his wife’s delivery in Saudi Arabia Riyadh: A Saudi man was arrested after he shot a male obstetrician, arguing that he had no right to assist his wife’s delivery and that a woman gynecologist should have been around. Dr Muhannad Al Zabn, who has a Jordanian father and a Saudi mother, delivered the baby one month ago at the King Fahad Medical City in the Saudi capital Riyadh. According to media reports, the father went to the hospital and told the doctor he wanted to see him to thank him for helping his...
  • Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters

    05/26/2016 10:59:24 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 38 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 Apr 2016 | The Local
    Hundreds of young Muslim girls have flocked to swimming lessons in Copenhagen's immigrant-heavy Tingbjerg district after Hovedstadens Svømmeklub (Capital City Swimming Club) introduced segregated swimming sessions. While the swimming club has hailed the move as a "recipe for integration", politicians and commentators have criticised the concept as being against Danish values. The girl-only sessions, which also take place with windows and doors to the swimming hall blacked out, were set up in response to religious and cultural requirements put forward by parents, reports Berlingske. The newspaper reports that 246 girls of non-Danish ethnic origin between the ages of five and...
  • Pope and top imam embrace in historic Vatican meeting [Rev 13]

    05/26/2016 10:20:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/24/2016 | Staff
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican on Monday in a historic encounter both sides hope will lead to greater understanding and dialogue between the two faiths. The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world's Catholics and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of a significant improvement in relations between the two faiths since Francis took office in 2013. "Our meeting is the message," Francis said in a brief comment at the start of his meeting with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, shortly after he had hugged and...
  • Task Force to Help Fight Muslim Stereotypes at Virginia Commonwealth U. VCU

    05/26/2016 7:54:09 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 15 replies
    WWBT NBC News 12 Richmond VA ^ | 25 May 2016 | Allison Norlian WWBT NBC News 12
    Task force to help fight Muslim stereotypes at VCU Published:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:11 pm EDT Updated:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:53 pm EDT By Allison Norlian RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Multiple departments at VCU came together and created a “Muslim Advocacy Task Force,” in order to combat stereotypes against Muslims and hatred towards the Islamic culture. The school started the task force after increased hostility towards Muslim students on campus because of terrorist attacks like those in Paris, Belgium, and San Bernadino. Those attacks and other international terror threats instilled fear in many people across the United States - fear...
  • SAUDI CLERIC SAYS POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH CATS IS FORBIDDEN

    05/25/2016 10:27:41 PM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 5/25/16 AT 1:56 PM | JACK MOORE
    A prominent Saudi cleric has declared photographs with cats, and other animals, unless completely necessary due to an upsurge in Saudis “who want to be like Westerners.” On a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, was told about “a new trend of taking pictures with cats has been spreading among people who want to be like Westerners.” He replied: “What?! What do you mean pictures with cats? Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don’t matter here.” The sheikh continued: “Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity. Not with...
  • Saudi Family Therapist: Don't Beat Your Wife With Rod or Sharp Object, Use Sewak Tooth-Cleaning Twig

    05/25/2016 1:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 27, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A Muslim family therapist in Saudi Arabia, Khaled Al-Saqaby, posted a video in which he gives advice on “wife beating,” explains that the “necessary Islamic conditions for beating must be met,” and shows that husbands must not use a long wooden rod to beat their wife but instead use a tooth-cleaning twig or handkerchief. In the video from February, which was translated into English and re-posted by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), therapist Khaled Al-Saqaby begins, “Assalaam Alaykum. Allah’s blessing upon you. Welcome to our show, which will deal with wife beating. I am aware that...
  • Paul Ryan’s Hijra

    05/25/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | May 25, 2016 | George Rasley
    Hijra, or jihad by emigration, is a fundamental tenet of Islam hearkening back to the earliest days of Mohammed’s war to establish hegemony over the cities of southwest Arabia. The most notable Hijra was the flight of Mohammed from Mecca to the largely Jewish city of Yathrib, now the completely Muslim city of Medina. While the story of how Yathrib came to be Medina is too long to recount here, suffice it to say that by fleeing the city of Mecca, where they appeared to be in danger of being eliminated, and appearing at Yathrib as refugees, Mohammed and his...
  • State Dept. sets single-day record for Syrian refugee approvals, renewing security fears

    05/24/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    washington times ^ | 5/24/2016 | Stephen Dinan
    The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a new single-day record, as President Obama surges to try to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — sparking renewed fears among security experts who say corners are being cut to meet a political goal. Officials insisted they’re moving faster because they’re getting better at screening, and say they’re still running all the traps on applicants. But the new spike in numbers is stunning, with more people accepted on Monday alone than were approved in the entire months of January or February.
  • Should We Fear Islam?

    05/25/2016 9:05:32 AM PDT · by SteveH · 34 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 24, 2016 | Klara Samvoka / Xanthippa / Baron Bodissey
    Should we fear Islam? This Czech lawyer says: “We should fight against Islam and beat it” Posted on May 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey The following speech was given last Wednesday (May 18, 2016) in Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament by a lawyer and activist named Klára Samková. Her presentation was part of a discussion forum on the topic “Should We Fear Islam” organized by the Czech MP Zdeněk Soukup. Ms. Samková’s strong words concerning Islam have gained widespread attention on the Internet, and will presumably earn her a death fatwa, if they haven’t already. This is one...
  • Crashed Egyptair Plane Tagged With Jihadist Graffiti

    05/25/2016 3:36:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 25,2016 | Dawn Perlmutter
    EgyptAir Flight 804 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, 2016 had been tagged two years ago with graffiti that read in Arabic “We will bring this plane down.” The words “traitor” and “murderer” were also written in messages directed at Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Security officials attributed the graffiti to the work of aviation workers at Cairo Airport who were protesting former General el-Sisi after he ousted the elected president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.