The courageous Dutch politician Geert Wilders released his book Marked for Death: Islam’s War Against the West and Me in May 2012. The foreword to this title was written by the eloquent Canadian-born political commentator and cultural critic Mark Steyn, who has a special talent for writing about serious topics in a humorous way. He has published several books and written essays for publications ranging from the Jerusalem Post and the Chicago Sun-Times to the National Review, The Australian and [...]READ MORE »
Daily archives for May 12th, 2012
Nonie Darwish (Author, The Devil We Don’t Know)
Rob Nelson (Former Fox News Host)
Tommi Trudeau (Producer, Films/Music Videos)
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Terrorist widow Samantha Lewthwaite has been charged with plotting to kill hundreds of British tourists.
The Muslim convert – who was married to 7/7 Tube bomber Jermaine Lindsay – is on the run in East Africa after police foiled an Al Qaeda-linked bomb plot against holidaymakers in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa.
Yesterday it emerged that ‘white widow’ Lewthwaite, 28, originally from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, has been charged in her absence by Kenyan police with ‘conspiring to improvise an explosive device with [...]READ MORE »
A Swedish school district has sparked outrage for striking a deal with local Muslim groups ensuring Muslim students can skip out on overnight class trips and Muslim girls don’t have to be naked when showering at school.
“My first reaction after reading was total shock: how can schools so casually force children into more segregation and social exclusion?” women’s and equal rights activist Bahareh Andersson (pictured) wrote on the Swedish opinion website Newsmill.
Her comments came in response to reading a document [...]READ MORE »
Ismail Belghar, a 36-year-old Muslim man living in Australia, assaulted, abducted, and nearly killed his sister-in-law. The victim, a 25-year-old Moroccan named Canan Kokden, had dared to take her older sister, Mrs. B, to the beach without Belghar’s permission. This heinous effrontery was amplified, Belghar later recounted for police, when Mrs. B thereupon “displayed her body,” sustaining the shoulder sunburn that tipped him off.
To Australians, this may have been, well, just a day at the beach. For Belghar, though, it was [...]READ MORE »
Mohammed Abu Hasnath, 19, of Blair Street E14, has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 14 months after he admitted being in possession of Al Qaeda’s on-line terrorist magazine “Inspire.”
The young perfume salesman was arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on October 13 last year as he was cycling along the East India Dock Road.
Hasnath pleaded guilty to four charges of having copies of the magazine on his computer memory USB stick. The Central Criminal Court heard that he had [...]READ MORE »
Nigeria’s police said on Saturday they captured a senior commander of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram in Kano, the largest city in the north and scene of attacks this year that have killed hundreds of people.
Security sources also said that the man police say they caught, Suleiman Mohammed, was known to be a leading Boko Haram figure in Kano. The sect has denied the arrest of senior members claimed by the police in the past.
“We made an arrest Friday [...]READ MORE »
A federal appeals court judge leaned forward in his chair, turned his head to the Justice Department attorney defending the government’s no-fly list and posed a frank question.
“Let’s say you want to fly back to Washington and you find yourself on the no-fly list,” said 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Alex Kozinsky. “You’re sitting in an airport, stranded. You think, ‘my God, I went to law school, I work for (the Justice Department), in my heart I know [...]READ MORE »
Stirring emotions that date back 40 years to days of violent tension between African-American Muslims and the police, a Harlem community board is weighing whether to name a street after a police officer who was shot in 1972 inside a renowned Harlem mosque. People in the neighborhood wonder whether the gesture will reopen old wounds or help heal them.
On April 14, 1972, Officer Phillip W. Cardillo was one of five officers who entered the mosque, at 116th Street and Lenox [...]READ MORE »
A little Emirati school girl who was admitted to hospital in serious condition three weeks ago after she was beaten up by four school boys accused teachers of failing to protect her as they watched her being kicked.
Lujain Hussein said the four boys kept kicking her like a toy during the break time at a private school in Abu Dhabi while the supervisors did not move, adding that she no longer wants to return to that school.
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The United States will resume some military sales to Bahrain, a key Gulf ally facing Iran, despite human rights concerns linked to months of popular protests against the island kingdom’s rulers, the State Department said on Friday.
The Obama administration notified Congress that certain sales would be allowed for Bahrain’s defense force, coast guard and national guard, although it would maintain a hold on TOW missiles, Humvees and some other items for now, the department said in a statement.
“We have made [...]READ MORE »
A federal appeals court revived a lawsuit challenging the Virginia prison system’s inmate grooming policy Friday, ruling that officials failed to prove that allowing a Sunni Muslim prisoner to grow a short beard would create a security problem.
The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a victory for inmate William R. Couch, who says his religion requires him to maintain a 1/8-inch beard. Couch, who is serving multiple life terms for rape [...]READ MORE »
Dutch writer and Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali is to receive a special award by German publishing house Axel Springer to honor her outspoken attitude and commitment to women’s rights.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Dutch writer and outspoken critic of Islam, has been awarded a special achievements prize worth 25,000 euros ($32,375) by German publishing heavyweight Axel Springer.
The prize, which she will receive at a ceremony on Thursday night, honors her “commitment to freedom and her courage to have unconventional views,” [...]READ MORE »
Police led pre-dawn raids across France on Friday in a crackdown against suspected Islamist extremists, arresting 19 people and carting off automatic rifles and other guns in authorities’ latest response to a wave of terrorism that has shaken the country.
President Nicolas Sarkozy, intent on showing an all-out fight against terrorism as his re-election contest nears, promised more such raids as his conservative government responds to a spate of shootings in southern France by a radical Islamist that left seven people [...]READ MORE »
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Friday his terrorist group was capable of striking any target in neighboring Israel, claiming “the days when we fled and they did not are over”.
“Today we are not only able to hit Tel Aviv as a city but, God willing, we are able to hit specific targets in Tel Aviv and anywhere in occupied Palestine,” Nasrallah said in a televised address.
“For every building destroyed in Dahiya, a building will be destroyed in Tel Aviv,” [...]READ MORE »
The new Mayor of Redbridge will begin his first full day in office today after he was officially elected during the council’s annual meeting last night.
Cllr Muhammed Javed, who has become the first Muslim borough mayor, donned his robes and chain at the meeting in the council chamber at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.
He was elected unanimously across all three parties and follows on from Cllr Chris Cummins who, along with deputy Cllr Felicity Banks, served the borough in [...]READ MORE »
A bill that would ban the use of foreign legal codes in Kansas courts — broadly written but particularly aimed at Islamic “Sharia” law — is on its way to the governor.
The 33-3 Senate vote came after a long and at times emotional debate Friday.
Opponents, including two senators who signed the committee report to bring the bill to the Senate floor, called it intolerant and unnecessary.
Proponents fired back that the bill would protect the U.S. and Kansas constitutions and prevent [...]READ MORE »