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Geert Wilder’s party would now be in strong position to form government

Just over three months from the European elections, a major new poll in the Netherlands shows that Geert Wilders’ right-wing Freedom Party is now the country’s largest political party – and would be in a strong position to form a government if an election were held tomorrow. Individual polls in recent months have shown theContinue Reading

Halal & Kosher Slaughter Banned In Denmark As Minister Insists ‘Animal Rights Come Before Religion’

by Sara C Nelson posted on February 21, 2014 04:19PM GMT The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat. The ban came into effect on Monday (February 17, 2014), and was defended by Agriculture and Food Minister Dan Jørgensen’s announcement on Denmark’sContinue Reading

USA: “The United States court system is totally controlled by American Zionism…” – Imam, Washington D.C. Mosque

The September 11 attacks in the United States were used by the US government as a “pretext” to “declare open warfare on Islam and Muslims,” an American activist says. “It’s totally illegal what the government is doing,” said Abdul Alim Musa, the director of Masjid Al-Islam in Washington, D.C., criticizing a federal judge’s dismissal ofContinue Reading

NEW YORK: Judge Rules surveillance of Muslims was lawful

  NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey was a lawful effort to prevent terrorism, not a civil rights violation. In a decision filed yesterday in federal court in Newark, U.S. District Judge William Martini dismissed a lawsuit brought in 2012 byContinue Reading

UAE: Islamic clerics ban Muslims from living on Mars

UAE-based authority rules that living on the red planet would be so hazardous as to be suicidal – and killing oneself is not permitted by Islam. Humankind’s quest to visit Mars suffered a setback this week, when Muslim clerics issued a fatwa against setting up home on the red planet. A group called the GeneralContinue Reading

Mudar Zahran sentenced in Jordan to life with hard labor

Mudar Zahran has been granted asylum by the UK; says source close to Abdullah told him Jordan pushing for J’lem control. Mudar Zahran, a Palestinian writer and academic from Jordan who has written op-eds for The Jerusalem Post, was sentenced last week to life in prison with hard labor. He also says that he has learnedContinue Reading

Syrian girl stoned to death for using Facebook account

Rakka, Syria: A young girl was stoned to death by sunni-militant groups in Syria for operating Facebookaccount. Fatoum Al-Jassem was taken to a Sharia court after she was caught using the social networking website, in Rakka, Syria. The Sharia court declared that using a Facebook account amounts to adultery and the girl should be punished byContinue Reading

Iran executes poet for ‘waging war on God’

Hashem Shaabani was executed at the end of January, along with a man called Hadi Rashedi, in a yet unidentified location. Iran has executed an Arab-Iranian poet and rights activist for “waging war on God” and “acting against national security,” according to Iranian rights groups. Hashem Shaabani was executed at the end of January alongContinue Reading

Indonesia: “celebrating Valentine’s Day is against Islam”

There is not much love for Valentine’s Day this year as the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in Dumai, Riau, and the Education, Youth and Sport Agency in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara, have warned against celebrating the day of affection.   “An MUI judgment states that celebrating Valentine’s Day is against Islam,” head of the DumaiContinue Reading

Malaysia: Muslims Clerics Prohibit Valentine’s Day

  KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — Malaysia’s religious authority warned Muslims nationwide against celebrating Valentine’s Day today, which it said will push Muslims away from Islam and towards a certain disaster. In its official Friday sermon available online, the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) also blamed the celebration of love for causing social ills suchContinue Reading

Disney drops Arabic Donald Duck over anti-Israel tweet

Egyptian voice-over artist says he’s proud to be dropped over calling for Israel’s destruction. A tweet calling for the destruction of Israel cost an Egyptian voice-over artist his job with Walt Disney, as the voice of the Arabic version of Donald Duck. “Disney decided I am no longer the official voice of Donald Duck inContinue Reading

Australia: Muslim Leader Charged Over Wedding Of 12-Year-Old

THE Pakistani imam charged with conducting the alleged “marriage” of a 12-year-old girl to a 26-year-old man has been sacked from his mosque, an Islamic leader said. Police arrested Riaz Tasawar, 35, on Monday outside Parramatta police station. He was interviewed by police before becoming the first person in NSW charged with the solemnisation ofContinue Reading

Ukip MEP says British Muslims should sign charter rejecting violence

Gerard Batten, Ukip’s immigration spokesman, proposed ban on new European mosques and says Qur’an needs updating   A Ukip MEP believes that British Muslims should sign a special code of conduct and warns that it was a big mistake for Europe to allow “an explosion of mosques across their land”. Gerard Batten, who represents LondonContinue Reading

Iraq: Suicide Bomb Trainer Accidentally Blows Up His Class

BAGHDAD — If there were such a thing, it would probably be rule No. 1 in the teaching manual for instructors of aspiring suicide bombers: Don’t give lessons with live explosives. In what represented a cautionary tale for terrorist teachers, and a cause of dark humor for ordinary Iraqis, a commander at a secluded terroristContinue Reading

Pakistan: Gunmen threw grenade, opened fire and killed 8 Sufi Muslims

KARACHI, Pakistan | Gunmen threw grenades at a Sufi Islamic religious gathering Sunday in the port city of Karachi and then opened fire on the people assembled to offer prayers, killing eight, officials said. Eight more people were wounded in the attack, said Aftab Chanur, an official at the hospital who gave the death toll.Continue Reading

Three Baha’is stabbed in Iran, apparently a religious hate crime

GENEVA — In an apparent hate crime, three Baha’is were stabbed in their home in Birjand, Iran, by an unidentified intruder on Monday 3 February, the Baha’i International Community has learned. The three – a husband and wife and their daughter – survived but are currently in intensive care at a nearby hospital. According toContinue Reading

UK: Politician asks Muslims to reject parts of the Quran

UK: Politician asks Muslims to reject parts of the Quran

A far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) politician reiterated on Tuesday his belief that a declaration denouncing specific parts of the Quran must be signed by Muslims living in Britain. Gerard Batten, an MEP, renewed his suggestion first proposed in 2006 while speaking to the British daily news website the Guardian, adding that Europe made aContinue Reading

Islam’s new invention toothpaste bombs threaten Sochi Olympic

American authorities are warning airlines with flights to Russia for the Olympic Games to be on the lookout for bombs in toothpaste containers or other similar cosmetic tubes.   Citing unnamed government officials, CNN and ABC News report that the warning was issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to both domestic and foreignContinue Reading

 Christian girl abducted, converted and forced to marry a Muslim

The family of Samariya Nadeem staged a protest this morning in front of the city’s press club. For the past three weeks, their 16-year-old daughter has been in the hands of a wealthy landowner. As police and the authorities fail to free her, the Catholic Church calls for justice on the family’s behalf. But forContinue Reading

Arab Fashion Designer Threatened over Quran Dress

A young woman who designed a dress that features verses from the Quran has received death threats. Police have been called in.   By Gil Ronen 1/7/2014, 1:51 PM A young Arab woman from northern Israel who studies in the Shenkar College of design, has received death threats from Muslims because of a dress she designed,Continue Reading


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