More than seven years after an Islamic extremist murdered Dutch filmmaker and commentator Theo van Gogh on the streets of Amsterdam; more than seven years after niqab-clad women exulted in Van Gogh’s hideous death (stabbed and shot, his throat sliced, and a knife plunged into his body pinning a lengthy note that promised a similar fate to others), and more than ten years after former Parliamentarian Ayaan Hirsi Ali warned of the oppression and radicalization taking place among Dutch Muslim [...]READ MORE »
Daily archives for January 27th, 2012
The number of improvised explosive devices that were cleared or detonated rose to 16,554 from 15,225, an increase of 9%, according to data obtained by USA TODAY. In 2009, total IED “events,” as they are known, came to 9,304.
Insurgent reliance on IEDs as their No. 1 weapon meant a rise in concussions and severe wounds to U.S. service members who have been operating on foot to root out Taliban fighters in remote areas. Civilians were increasingly becoming the main victims.
The [...]READ MORE »
The CIA is withdrawing an agent who has been working inside the New York Police Department and helping to spy on Muslims, the Associated Press reports.
The CIA’s inspector general faulted the agency for sending an officer to the NYPD with little oversight after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and leaving him there too long, AP writes, citing officials who have read or been briefed on the internal investigation. Last month, however, the CIA announced that the inspector general had [...]READ MORE »
A campaign is under way for a public inquiry led by a judge into the way some British media whip up Islamophobia by “distorting and even fabricating” stories about Muslims.
Politicians, academics, lawyers and Muslim community leaders were among 60 signatories of a letter to The Guardian this week demanding an inquiry similar to the one now being conducted by Lord (Brian) Leveson, a senior judge, into phone hacking and media standards.
Supporters of the inquiry said the media, particularly the tabloid [...]READ MORE »
A jury awarded $465,000 to a Muslim security guard who says his co-workers and supervisors called him a terrorist and an al-Qaida member.
Jurors added $400,000 in punitive damages Monday to their earlier award of $65,000 to Abas Idris for lost wages and emotional distress.
The jury found that Los Angeles-based Andrews International was responsible for harassment and a hostile work environment experienced by the 27-year-old Idris.
An attorney for Andrews, Madonna Herman, said the company had promoted Idris to a supervisory position [...]READ MORE »
China has jailed two Muslim Uighurs deported from Cambodia for life, Radio Free Asia reported on Friday, showing no sign of loosening its grip on far-western Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region which holds rich deposits of oil and gas.
The sentences — and deadly clashes this week between police in Sichuan and ethnic Tibetans — come at a sensitive time for China for whom ensuring stability ahead of a leadership transition later this year is a top priority.
They also precede a visit [...]READ MORE »
In a front-page story on Tuesday discussing the documentary film, “The Third Jihad,” and its use by the NYPD in training, The New York Times once again collaborates with radical Islamists to help shape the news. The article revealed the newspaper’s bias, from the vaguely threatening headline – “In Police Training, a Dark Film on U.S. Muslims” – and by relying on those who are not simply opposed to the film, but have previously demonstrated their support of radical Islamists [...]READ MORE »
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today is asking the superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to retract an invitation to retired Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin to speak at a prayer breakfast at the academy next month.
Boykin believes that “Islam should not be protected under the First Amendment,” that there should be “no mosques in America” and that there can be no interfaith dialogue or cooperation between Muslims and Christians. He is scheduled to speak [...]READ MORE »
A 21 year-old Norwegian has been arrested for inciting terrorism and making threats against the authorities after admitting publishing a video on YouTube that called for the deaths of the country’s crown prince, prime minister and foreign minister.
The man, who has converted from Catholicism to Islam, was tracked down in Skien, just a day after publishing the film.
As well as showing photographs of Crown Prince Haakon (pictured), Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre with text urging [...]READ MORE »
On June 30, 2009, Mohammad Shafia, with the help of his wife Tuba and his son Hamed, murdered his three daughters and his other wife in Ontario, Canada. The wealthy Shafia family worked quickly to conceal their actions, staging a car accident and weeping for their daughters. The media rushed to support the grieving family, until evidence showed that the girls’ deaths were no accident.
Yesterday, CNN posted a video about the murders, noting that “interrogations of the family never uncovered [...]READ MORE »