Saturday, October 25, 2014

David Cameron Urged to Press Emir of Qatar on Terror Funds

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will arrive in Britain amid a growing furore over his country’s alleged links to the financing of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda

David Cameron is under intense pressure to hold face-to-face talks with the Emir of Qatar this week to demand that the Gulf state cuts off the flow of funding to terrorists.

The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will arrive in Britain amid a growing furore over his country’s alleged links to the financing of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) and al-Qaeda.

The Prime Minister will host the Qatari ruler and his entourage for lunch in No 10 as part of talks to attract billions of pounds of investment.

However, Mr Cameron is facing demands to press Sheikh al-Thani to take stronger action against jihadi financiers in Qatar. » | Robert Mendick, Tim Ross and Mark Hollingsworth | Saturday, October 25, 2014

Isis Threatens to Kill British Jihadis Wanting to Come Home

THE GUARDIAN: ‘At least 30’ Britons seek to flee Islamic State as it is revealed that a fourth young Muslim from Portsmouth has died in Syria

British jihadi fighters desperate to return home from Syria and Iraq are being issued with death threats by the leadership of Islamic State (Isis), the Observer has learned.

A source with extensive contacts among Syrian rebel groups said senior Isis figures were threatening Britons who were attempting to travel home. He said: “There are Britons who upon wanting to leave have been threatened with death, either directly or indirectly.”

The news comes after it was revealed that another young Muslim from Portsmouth had been killed on the frontline in Syria, the fourth to die from a group of six men known as the “Pompey lads” who travelled together to fight for Isis. » | Mark Townsend | Saturday, October 25, 2014

Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari Despite Global Appeals for Retrial

Reyhaneh Jabbari defends herself during the first hearing of her
trial in 2008.
THE GUARDIAN: Activists say designer killed man in self defence after he tried to sexually assault her, and confession came under duress

Iran has ignored an international campaign to spare the life of a 26-year-old woman convicted of murder by hanging her at dawn on Saturday.

Reyhaneh Jabbari had spent five years on death row for stabbing a 47-year-old surgeon who had previously worked for the intelligence ministry, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The UN and bodies including the European Union and Amnesty International had said that the interior designer’s confession for killing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi in 2007 was obtained under intense pressure and threats from Iranian prosecutors, and she should have had a retrial.

Ahmed Shaheed, the UN’s human rights rapporteur on Iran, said in April that the killing was an act of self defence. Sarbandi had offered to hire Jabbari to redesign his office and took her to an apartment where he tried to sexually abuse her.

Iranian actors and other prominent figures had also appealed for a stay of execution.

Efforts for clemency had intensified in recent weeks. Jabbari’s mother was allowed to visit her for one hour on Friday, Amnesty said - a custom that tends to precede executions in Iran.

However, Sarbandi’s family insisted the murder was premeditated and that Jabbari had confessed to buying a knife two days before the killing.

According to Jalal Sarbandi, the victim’s eldest son, Jabbari testified that a man was present in the apartment where his father was killed but she had refused to reveal his identity.

He said in April that his family “would not even contemplate mercy until truth is unearthed”.

“Only when her true intentions are exposed and she tells the truth about her accomplice and what really went down will we be prepared to grant mercy,” he said at the time.

Jabbari’s plea of self-defence failed to persuade judges at various stages of the appeal process up to Iran’s Supreme Court and she remained in prison throughout.

Her last chance of reprieve lay with the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but he failed to intervene. » | Chris Johnston and agencies | Saturday, October 25, 2014

Al-Rassooli Debates Imam Arafat

Citizen Jihadists: ISIS Uses 'Lone Wolves' to Mount Cheap, Effective Attacks on US Soil

FOX NEWS: Al Qaeda spent less than $1 million on its signature 9/11 attack, but Islamic State has found an even more cost-effective way to strike on American soil - inspiring psychotic sympathizers to commit "lone wolf" attacks that blur the line between random crime and terrorism, say experts.

Grisly photos and video of severed heads and mutilated bodies tweeted out and posted on the Internet, combined with explicit calls to kill, have allowed Islamic State to turn American citizens into weapons, say experts. The new technique requires no infiltration by sleeper cells and no planning, coordination or logistics. Yet, it is proving extremely effective at spreading fear, they say.

“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European, especially the spiteful and filthy French, or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever, then rely upon Allah and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” urged a speaker on a video Islamic State released last month. » | Perry Chiaramonte | Saturday, October 25, 2014

Front National Councillor Urges French Far-Right Party to Convert to Islam

Maxence Buttey
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: A far-right local councillor shocks Marine Le Pen's party by becoming a Muslim and sending Front National officials a video in which he urges them to embrace Islam

A Front National local councillor has embarrassed France's far-Right party by announcing his recent conversion to Islam – and urging fellow members to join him.

Maxence Buttey, 22, offended officials of the anti-immigration party by sending them a video in which he praised the "visionary" virtues of the Koran and urged them to become Muslims.

Mr Buttey, a councillor in the eastern Paris suburb of Noisy-le-Grand, said the Front National and Islam had much in common.

"Both are demonised and very far from the image portrayed in the media," he told Le Parisien newspaper. "Like Islam, the FN defends the weakest. The party denounces exorbitant interest rates charged on the debt of our country, and Islam is against the practice of usury."

Jordan Bardella, a local party secretary, said Mr Buttey had been suspended from a regional FN committee. » | David Chazan, Paris | Saturday, October 25, 2014

NYPD: Hatchet Attack Was Terrorist Act by Homegrown Radical

Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:45 - Suspect was Muslim convert who ranted online against America

Putin Accuses US of Causing Global Instability

THE INDEPENDENT: He said the likelihood of future wars had "sharply increased"

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of undermining global stability, and warned that the world will face new wars if Washington does not respect the interests of other nations.

During a speech in the Russian city of Sochi, the President argued that while Moscow does not see Washington as a threat US foreign policy has created chaos. Citing the wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria, he went on to accuse the US and its allies of “fighting against the results of its own policy”.

“They are throwing their might to remove the risks they have created themselves, and they are paying an increasing price,” Putin told political experts at the Black Sea resort.

“I think that the policies of the ruling elite are erroneous. I am convinced that they go against our interests, undermine trust in the United States,” he said without offering specific examples. » | Kashmira Gander | Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

IQ Rassooli Speaks Out! The Dangers of Islam and Obama

IQ al Rassooli on Islam

IQ al Rassooli, Iraqi-born Islam expert/scholar and author of the Trilogy, "Lifting the Veil," discusses the recent London "hacking" murder and the gradual Islamization of Europe, suggesting ways to deal with the Muslim enemy amongst us.

Al Rassooli’s blog »

MPs 'Encouraged Hamas Terrorism' by Voting for Palestinian State Says Israel

Yuval Steinitz, Israel's intelligence and strategic affairs minister
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Israeli cabinet minister tells the Telegraph that a 'miserable' vote in the Commons rewarded Hamas

Parliament was guilty of “encouraging terrorist attacks” and “giving up” on peace when MPs cast a “miserable” vote in favour of Palestinian statehood, according to an Israeli cabinet minister.

Yuval Steinitz, the intelligence and strategic affairs minister, told the Telegraph that he was “surprised” and “frustrated” by the passage of a resolution through the Commons last Monday urging the Government to “recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel”.

This vote came soon after the summer war between Israel and Hamas, the radical Islamist movement, which claimed the lives of 71 Israelis and 2,189 Palestinians.

“It was a reward for this terrorist attack on Israel to make such a vote only two months after Israel was attacked with 4,000 rockets,” said Mr Steinitz. “Of course Israel responded and retaliated, but Israel came under attack for 50 days of fire of hundreds of rockets every day.”

Mr Steinitz pointed out that Hamas had been condemned by Arab leaders including Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, who promised to fight for a state with “politics and wisdom” instead of rockets. » | David Blair, Chief Foreign Correspondent | Friday, October 24, 2014

Documentary: The Turban and the Swastika

This important documentary is about the close relationship between Hitler, and Yasser Arafat's uncle, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Amin Al Husaini. Made by a German TV network and translated and subtitled by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Oskar Freysinger, Swiss Member of Parliament, Has Had Enough!

Excellent speech by Swiss member of Parliament Oskar Freysinger said with passion and truth that no politician in Washington is yet ready to speak from the floor of Congress. In order for us to beat back the Islamists we need some key leaders in Washington to make a similar speech and lead the nation against the Islamist threat head on.

New Terror Concerns after Ax Attack in New York City

Oct. 23, 2014 - 9:45 - Police: Terror not being ruled out

Canada: Ottawa and Quebec Terror Attackers Followed Britain's Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES: The two Muslim converts who carried out attacks against Canadian soldiers in Quebec and Ottawa shared a common interest in radical British hate preacher Anjem Choudary, according to reports.

The Twitter profiles of Martin 'Ahmad' Couture-Rouleau, a 25-year-old Muslim convert who was shot dead by police after he killed a Canadian soldier and injured a second near Montreal, and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who gunned down a soldier in Ottawa, showed they followed several Islamist preachers, including Choudary.

The preacher, who was recently arrested in London on suspicion of being member of British-based Islamic terrorist group Al-Muhajiroun, rejected any links with the Canadian assailants. » | Gianluca Mezzofiore | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Radical Islamic Cleric Declares British Law Is Britain

RADICAL cleric Anjem Choudary sparked fury today by declaring he 'doesn't accept' that British law is valid in the UK.

Read the Express article here | Jason Taylor | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canada Foreign Minister: Extremism 'Reality of 21st Century'

Oct. 23, 2014 - 5:49 - John Baird, Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs, recalls the terrifying shooting atthe Parliament complex, reflects on what can be done to combat lone wolves of terror and radical extremism

NYPD Considering Terror Link to NYC Ax Attack

Oct. 23, 2014 - 7:21 - Unprovoked attack on New York police officers terror related?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Why Obama Won’t Declare Ottawa Shooting Terrorism

Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:07 - Former State Department Senior Advisor Christian Whiton discusses the Canadian parliament attack and President Obama.

Canadian Parliament Attack: The Identical Terror Threat Facing Canada and Australia

An armed AFP officer stands guard outside
Parliament House [Canberra]
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: Canada and Australia have both featured prominently in the Islamic State's online diatribes, in which the group urges its global followers to kill.

But the similarities don't end there.

They are both parliamentary democracies whose leaders have vocally and materially backed international action against the Islamic State, with small but devoted extremist networks at home and some dozens of citizens currently fighting with jihadist groups in the Middle East. They both have tight gun laws and have ramped up security at their parliaments and government buildings in response to the current heightened threat.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's response to the assault overnight on Canada's war memorial and parliament in Ottawa highlighted the likenesses.

"For quite some time, these murderous, brutal terrorist organisations have been speaking about attacks on those sorts of institutions and in those sorts of countries, including Canada, Australia, the United States, any country that opposes their ideology, any country that embraces freedom and tolerance," she told the ABC. (+ video) » | David Wroe | National security correspondent | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Australien beunruhigt über Video des IS

NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG: Die islamistischen Attacken in Kanada haben auch das australische Parlament in Alarmbereitschaft versetzt. Für Entsetzen sorgt zudem ein Video, in dem ein junger australischer IS-Kämpfer westlichen Staaten mit Vergeltung droht. » | Heidi Gmür, Sydney | Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2014

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Ein Palast mit 1000 Zimmern für Erdogan

TAGES ANZEIGER: KommentarDer türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan hat sich einen Palast der Superlative errichtet.

Das Weisse Haus in Washington hat 55'000 Quadratmeter, samt Kino und Kegelbahn. Im Buckingham-Palast in London verfügt die Queen über 78'000 Quadratmeter. Alles lächerlich wenig. Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan kann nun in einem Palais repräsentieren, das 210'000 Quadratmeter und 1000 Zimmer umfasst. Es könnte den Amtssitz seines französischen Amtskollegen, den Elysée-Palast, fast 20-mal aufnehmen, wie türkische Medien vorrechnen. Nur die Wiener Hofburg ist noch ein wenig voluminöser. Abhörsichere Bunker, Tunnel, geschützt gegen Cyberangriffe und Chemiewaffen – das ist Erdogans Serail der Superlative. » | Von Christiane Schlötzer | Mittwoch, 22. Oktober 2014

Rekrutierer des "Islamischen Staats" im Interview: "Demokratie ist etwas für Ungläubige"

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Wie tickt der "Islamische Staat"? Wie sehen seine Anhänger die Welt? Ein IS-Rekrutierer schildert SPIEGEL ONLINE, wie sich die Extremisten die Zukunft vorstellen. Streitgespräch mit einem kompromisslosen Radikalen.

Die Bedingungen des Islamisten sind streng: Kein Foto, keine Tonaufnahmen, seinen richtigen Namen verrät er sowieso nicht. Ebenso wenig, aus welchem Land er stammt, nur dass er Araber sei. Sein Englisch ist geschliffen, mit britischem Akzent.

Abu Sattar nennt er sich, ein etwa 30-jähriger Mann mit dichtem, schwarzem Vollbart, der ihm bis zur Brust reicht, die Haare über der Oberlippe wegrasiert, den Kopf kahlgeschoren. Er trägt ein schwarzes, bodenlanges Gewand. In einer ledernen schwarzen Aktentasche transportiert er einen in ein Tuch gewickelten Koran.

Abu Sattar rekrutiert in der Türkei Kämpfer für die Terrormiliz "Islamischer Staat" (IS). Er prüft die Gesinnung der Interessenten, die aus vielen Ländern der Welt in die Türkei reisen und von hier in den "Heiligen Krieg" in den Irak oder nach Syrien ziehen wollen. Mehrere IS-Anhänger haben ihn unabhängig voneinander als Gesprächspartner empfohlen. Als jemanden, der am besten erklären könne, wofür der IS stehe. Für viele sei er so etwas wie ein ideologisches Vorbild.

Nach einigem Zögern willigt Abu Sattar in ein Treffen ein. Er vereinbart einen Termin und verspricht, rechtzeitig einen Ort zu nennen. Aber dann lässt er die Verabredung platzen, nur um einen Tag später abermals ein Treffen auszumachen, am Morgen, an einem öffentlichen Platz. Diesmal taucht er tatsächlich auf: ein Mann mit braunen Augen hinter einer rahmenlosen Brille. Er wirkt selbstsicher und streitlustig, bestellt Tee und lässt während des Gesprächs eine Gebetskette mit Holzperlen durch seine Hände gleiten. zum Interview » | Hasnain Kazim | Donnerstag, 23. Oktober 2014

Standing Ovation for Hero Who Stopped Ottawa Attack

Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:07 - Parliament back in session after shooting rampage

Growing Concern in Canada over Radical Islam

Read the FoxNews article here | FoxNews | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canadian Killer Was Recent Convert to Islam Identified as Terror Risk

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Witnesses describe seeing Michael Zehaf-Bibeau raise his arms in gesture of triumph after shooting dead soldier guarding war memorial in Ottawa

Terror came to the heart of the Canadian capital Ottawa on Wednesday as a suspected jihadist gunman shot dead a soldier at the national war memorial and then rampaged through the halls of the federal parliament.

The attacker, who was killed in a gun battle inside parliament, was named as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian-born 32-year-old.

He was a recent convert to Islam from Quebec with a history of drug abuse and whose passport had been seized by authorities after he was designated a "high-risk traveller", Canadian media reported. » | Philip Sherwell, New York | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stephen Harper: 'Canada Will Never Be Intimidated'

Canadian prime minister delivers defiant message, saying shootings are a reminder that the country is not immune to terror attacks

Read the Telegraph article here | Rob Crilly, New York | Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

George Osborne Gets Stay-at-home Mothers Back to Work

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: The Chancellor wants to see nearly 500,000 more women in the workplace by the beginning of 2016, which would allow the UK to match the female employment rate in Germany

Hundreds of thousands of stay-at-home mothers will be encouraged to go to work under Government plans to reform childcare in the UK.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, wants to see nearly 500,000 more women in the workplace by the beginning of 2016, which would allow the UK to match the female employment rate in Germany.

The Treasury said it will achieve the target by increasing access to childcare across the country, giving Britain one of the highest rates of female employment in the world.

However, campaigners warned that the Government risks unnecessarily “stigmatising” stay-at-home mothers.

Mr Osborne said that the Government will “support women who want to work” and said that the figures show they “are playing an ever larger role in the economy”. » | Peter Dominiczak, and Steven Swinford | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

My comment:

This Chancellor must be stupid! This is exactly the opposite of what the Chancellor should be encouraging. Children need their mothers to be at home; they don’t need them to be absent, in the workplace. Can’t this Chancellor observe all around him the result of increasing numbers of mothers going out to work?

Clearly, it is high time to kick this shower out of office. They have proved beyond a shadow of doubt that they are unworthy of the trust that the voters have placed in them. – © Mark

Un Australien de 17 ans devient le nouveau visage de l'État islamique

LE FIGARO: L'adolescent est à l'honneur d'une vidéo publiée en début de semaine dans la série « Message de moudjahid » orchestrée par l'État islamique.

Il avait quitté sa mère en prétextant une simple partie de pêche. Aujourd'hui, ce jeune Australien de 17 ans se retrouve au cœur de l'appareil de propagande de l'État islamique. Abdullah Elmir est apparu en début de semaine dans une vidéo mise en scène par l'organisation terroriste. Entouré d'une cinquantaine de combattants, celui qui se fait à présent appeler Abu Khaled al-Australia dénote du reste de l'assemblée par le teint pâle de sa peau, bien que sa chevelure rousse soit partiellement camouflée sous un keffieh. Le jeune homme, au centre de l'image, prêche le djihad en anglais et menace les États-Unis, la Grande-Bretagne et «spécialement» son pays d'origine, l'Australie. «Nous continuerons à nous battre jusqu'à ce que le drapeau noir flotte dans tous les pays, jusqu'à ce que le drapeau noir flotte sur Buckingham Palace, jusqu'à ce que le drapeau noir flotte sur la Maison-Blanche», scande-t-il avec arrogance. » | Par Roland Gauron | mercredi 22 octobre 2014

Senior Al-Qaeda Jihadist Speaks Out In Defence Of Peter Kassig

Peter Kassig had founded his own relief group, delivering
medical aid in conflict zones
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Abu Omar Aqidi, a prominent member of Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda linked Syria group, recalls being treated by Peter Kassig for a shrapnel wound

A senior al-Qaeda jihadist has spoken out in defence of a Western hostage slated as the next to be beheaded by the rival extremists Isil in Syria.

Abdul-Rahman Kassig, the American Muslim convert and aid worker formerly known as Peter, has been named by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the next victim in their series of videoed murders of British and American captives.

Isil members warned on Twitter that Mr Kassig was to be killed on Wednesday, as a "deadline" passed for meeting their demands – that America call off its bombing campaign.

But the Isil threat to Mr Kassig has caused dissent from within the ranks of the jihadists' own community, with a number of Islamists speaking out in support of him, particularly because of his conversion.

Abu Omar Aqidi, a prominent member of al-Qaeda faction Jabhat al-Nusra, said in a public statement that he had been told Mr Kassig was the medic who treated him and other fellow jihadists. » | Ruth Sherlock in Istanbul and Richard Spencer | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Canada: Soldier Dies in Chaotic Parliament Hill Attack

A Canadian soldier and a security guard were shot in Ottawa.

Read the Toronto Star article here

France : Manuel Valls n'exclut pas un changement du Parti socialiste

TRIBUNE DE GENÈVE: Interviewé sur l'avenir de la gauche française, le premier ministre socialiste propose un «nouveau compromis» avec toutes les forces progressistes du pays pour bâtir une «maison commune», dans le cadre d'une fédération ou d'une seule formation.

Le premier ministre français Manuel Valls n'exclut pas un changement de nom du Parti socialiste (PS). Il propose en outre un «nouveau compromis» avec toutes les forces progressistes du pays pour bâtir une «maison commune», dans le cadre d'une fédération ou d'une seule formation.

Dans une interview au magazine L'Obs, il refuse de se dire socialiste. Il dénonce par ailleurs une gauche «qui se recroqueville sur le passé», alors que les écologistes ont quitté le gouvernement et que la grogne monte au Parti socialiste.

Répétant que la «gauche peut mourir», Manuel Valls estime qu'elle ne s'en sortira pas «si nous restons tous dans nos chapelles et nos boutiques à défendre nos prés carrés.» » | ats/Newsnet | mercredi 22 octobre 2014

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Schweiz: Migros zieht Konsequenzen aus Kaffeerahm-Patzer

SCHWEIZER RADIO UND FERNSEHEN: Wegen fehlender Kontrollen vertrieb eine Migros-Tochter Kaffeerahmdeckel mit Porträts der faschistischen Diktatoren Hitler und Mussolini. Nun stellt sie die Geschäftsbeziehungen mit der Karo Versand ein. Die Firma hatte die Sujets an die Migros weitergegeben, für eine Sammleredition.

Eigentlich hätte das nicht passieren dürfen: Eine Migros-Tochter vertrieb Kaffeerahmportionen an Gastrobetriebe, deren Deckel unter anderem Porträts von Adolf Hitler und Benito Mussolini zeigten. » | Mittwoch, 22. Oktober 2014

Locals Demand White-Only Taxi Drivers in Child Rape Scandal Town

BREITBART: A taxi company in the child-sex scandal hit town Heywood is now offering customers the opportunity to choose white-only cab drivers, after two former 'Asian' drivers were imprisoned for sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

The owner of company Car 2000, Stephen Campbell defended himself from accusations of racism when speaking to the Guardian, reflecting that he was merely reacting to the demands of the market place. He said: “We have had quite a lot of customers requesting what they call a ‘local’ [White] driver. A bit insane if you consider that most of the [Asian] lads were born in Rochdale.

“But its a business and we have got a duty to do what the customer asks us to. I don’t think we can discriminate against the customer in the same way. It is a business at the end of the day. We have a large bank loan to pay back”.

Heywood, an area of Rochdale in Manchester was at the heart of the 2011 child sex-ring case, a scandal which brought nationwide attention to the phenomenon of predominantly Pakistani, Muslim men engaging in criminal abuse of young, white girls. During the proceedings of the court case against the men it was revealed on one occasion one under-age girl from Heywood was raped by twenty men in one night who ‘lined up’ outside her room, another was so drunk she threw up as she was raped by two men. » | Oliver Lane | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Isis Releases First Video Showing Stoning of Woman Accused of Committing Adultery as Her Father Shouts 'Don't Call Me Dad'

THE INDEPENDENT: Amnesty International says apparent murder is 'yet another example of the disgusting depravity of Isis'

Isis have released a video appearing to show a young woman being stoned to death in the presence of her father, who refuses to forgive her alleged crimes.

The execution, which was released in the early hours of Tuesday night by Isis, who also call themselves the Islamic State, took place in Hama, Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, but the date of the stoning cannot be confirmed.

In the video the militants press the father to forgive his daughter, accused of committing adultery, before she is stoned to death - in order to set an example.

“This punishment right now, is a result of your action you chose. No one forced you, therefore you need to accept God’s law, and to accept and submit to God. Islam is submitting to the will God,” one of the militants says to the girl. » | Rose Buchanan | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mormons Say 'Our Underwear Is Not Magic'

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints releases video showing the sacred undergarments worn by its members, asking for "respect and sensitivity" for their holy clothing

Read the Telegraph article here | Nick Allen, Los Angeles | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Austria Passes New Law on Islam Over Fears of Extremism

ARUTZ SHEVA: Austria calls for standardized German-language translations of the Koran, prohibits foreign funding of Muslim organizations.

Austria on Thursday called for standardized German-language translations of the Koran and moved to prohibit foreign funding of Muslim organizations on its soil in a draft law aimed in part at tackling Islamic extremism, Reuters reports.

The bill will overhaul a 1912 law governing the status of Austrian Muslims, prompting concern from a major local Islamic body, which saw it mirroring widespread mistrust of Muslims.

"The clear message should be that there is no contradiction between being a faithful Muslim and a proud Austrian," said Foreign Affairs and Integration Minister Sebastian Kurz, a member of the conservative People's Party, according to Reuters.

"If you don't have orderly legal regulation ... this can always bring dangers (of extremism). In this sense, if you like this is maybe a part of prevention," he told reporters.

He added that Sharia, or Islamic law, had "no place here". » | Arutz Sheva Staff | Friday, October 03, 2014

Austria: Civil Law vs. Sharia Law

GATESTONE INSTITUTE: Austria has emerged as a major base for radical Islam and as a central hub for European jihadists to fight in Syria.

The proposed revisions would, among other changes, regulate the training and hiring of Muslim clerics, prohibit the foreign funding of mosques, and establish an official German-language version of the Koran to prevent its "misinterpretation" by Islamic extremists.

Muslims would be prohibited from citing Islamic sharia law as legal justification for ignoring or disobeying Austrian civil laws.

Leaders of Austria's Muslim community counter that the contemplated new law amounts to "institutionalized Islamophobia."

Official statistics show that nearly 60% of the inhabitants of Vienna are immigrants or foreigners. The massive demographic and religious shift underway in Austria, traditionally a Roman Catholic country, appears irreversible.

The Austrian government has unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the country's century-old "Islam Law" that governs the legal status of Austria's Muslim community.

The proposed revisions—which are aimed at cracking down on Islamic extremism in Austria—would regulate the training and hiring of Muslim clerics, prohibit the foreign funding of mosques, and establish an official German-language version of the Koran, among other changes.

The government says the modifications would give Muslims legal parity with other religious groups in Austria. But the leaders of Austria's Muslim community counter that the contemplated new law amounts to "institutionalized Islamophobia."

The updated Islam Law (Islamgesetz) was presented as a draft bill to parliament on October 2 and overhauls the current law, which dates back to 1912. » | Soeren Kern | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pakistani Court Upholds Death Sentence for Christian Woman Accused of Insulting Islam

FOX NEWS: Asia Bibi was harvesting berries in Pakistan five years ago when she took the drink of water that could cost her her life.

A Christian in the Muslim-dominated and increasingly intolerant nation, the mother of five was quickly assailed by the other women working the field in a tiny village in the Punjab province. First they said they would not drink from the same water bucket as a Christian. Later, they told police Bibi had insulted the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. The crime, blasphemy, is punishable by death.

Bibi, who denies insulting Mohammad and maintains her co-workers falsely accused her, was convicted in 2010. Last week, despite an international outcry, a court in Lahore upheld the verdict and affirmed the sentence that Bibi be hanged. The 50-year-old has 30 days to appeal to the nation's highest court.

“This is a grave injustice,” said David Griffiths, Amnesty International’s deputy Asia Pacific director. “Asia Bibi should never have been convicted in the first place – still less sentenced to death – and the fact that she could pay with her life for an argument is sickening.” » | Lisa Daftari | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Some Revere Parents Upset over Islam in Curriculum

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Read the article here | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Latinos Converting to Islam for Identity, Structure

VOICE OF AMERICA: MIAMI— Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the Muslim religion.

According to the organization, about 6 percent of American Muslims are Latino.

And according to Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO), a group that promotes Latino conversions, a little more than half of new converts are female.

Greisa Torres arrived in Miami four years ago from Cuba.

While she felt at home in the Florida city, where two out of the three residents are Hispanic, Torres says she lost her identity in the move and found it in the Prophet Muhammad. » | Carolyn Presutti | Saturday, October 18, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Paris Opera Cast Refuse to Perform for Veiled Woman

La Traviate at the Opéra Bastille
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: A woman wearing a full-face veil is told to leave a performance of La Traviata at the Opéra Bastille after the production refuse to go on stage

A woman wearing an full-face Islamic veil was told to leave a Paris opera house after members of the cast refused to perform if she remained in the audience, officials said.

The woman, described as “a tourist from a Gulf state”, was sitting on the front row during a performance of La Traviata at the Opéra Bastille, the deputy director, Jean-Philippe Thiellay, said.

France banned the wearing of the full-face veil, or niqab, in public in 2011. The ban was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights earlier this year.

Mr Thiellay said performers told him during the second act that they would only continue if the woman left. During the interval, an attendant told her that she could stay if she removed her veil.

"He told her that in France there is a ban of this nature, asked her to either uncover her face or leave the room,” Mr Thiellay said. “The man asked the woman to get up, they left." » | David Chazan, Paris | Monday, October 20, 2014

A Look at the Rise of ISIS

Burka-Verbot in Frankreich: Verschleierte Touristin aus Pariser Oper geworfen

SPIEGEL ONLINE: Weil eine Frau in der ersten Reihe einen Nikab anhatte, wollten die Sänger der Pariser Oper nicht singen. In Frankreich ist das Tragen eines Ganzkörperschleiers gesetzlich verboten. Die Touristin aus der Golfregion wurde des Theaters verwiesen.

Paris - Eine vollverschleierte Zuschauerin ist während einer Vorführung von "La Traviata" aus der Pariser Oper geschickt worden. Die Frau habe in der ersten Reihe direkt hinter dem Dirigenten gesessen und sei bis auf die Augen verschleiert gewesen, sagte der stellvertretende Direktor der Oper an der Bastille, Jean-Philippe Thiellay, der Nachrichtenagentur AFP. Einige Chorsänger hätten erklärt, sie würden nicht singen, solange die Frau mit dem Nikab dort sitze. » | Montag, 20. Oktober 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Robert Spencer and Michael Coren on Jihad and the War on Free Speech

If You Smoke or Play Music, I'll Have You Whipped, Says 'Supermarket Jihadi' Who Left Britain to Join ISIS in Syria

MAIL ON SUNDAY: Omar Hussain worked as a security guard for Morrisons in High Wycombe / The 27-year-old fanatic left Britain to join Islamic State militants in Syria / Previously appeared in a video calling David Cameron a 'despicable swine' / Now revealed he is working for ISIS' police force in de facto capital Raqqa

The 'Supermarket Jihadi' who left Britain to become a fighter in Syria is now a policeman for Islamic State, cracking down on such 'crimes' as smoking or listening to music.

Omar Hussain, 27, from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, who was a former security guard for Morrisons, said on social media that he is now a member of the hisbah, the IS all-male police force.

The fanatic, who this month appeared in an IS video online in which he calls David Cameron a 'despicable swine', lives in Raqqa, where he arrests residents on the street or in their houses. Those found guilty of offences are lashed in public.

Last week, Hussain posted a picture on Facebook of cartons of cigarettes, which he boasted he had seized from a house.

Smoking or playing music is punishable with up to 30 lashes in IS-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria. Read on and comment » | Abul Taher for the Mail On Sunday | Sunday, October 19, 2014

Terrorist Paymaster Targeted by Britain

Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nuaymi
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: One of the world’s most prolific terrorist financiers Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nuaymi has finally been banned from doing business in Britain — 10 months after he was hit with sanctions by the United States.

One of the world’s most prolific terrorist financiers has finally been banned from doing business in Britain — 10 months after he was hit with sanctions by the United States.

Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nuaymi, a Qatari who is accused of sending more than £1 million a month to al-Qaeda jihadists in Iraq, has been added to a list of terrorist suspects and groups targeted with financial sanctions in Britain.

The move by the Treasury will freeze any assets he has in the UK and prevent any banks with British offices from dealing with him.

It follows The Sunday Telegraph’s Stop the Funding of Terror campaign, which has highlighted how Gulf states — including Qatar — have turned a blind eye to terror financiers operating within their midst.

The decision to subject al-Nuaymi to sanctions will inevitably intensify pressure on ministers to tighten restrictions against Qatar and other Gulf states accused of harbouring terrorist financiers. » | Tim Ross, Robert Mendick and Edward Malnick | Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saudisches Todesurteil löst Proteste aus

NEUE LUZERNER ZEITUNG: SAUDI-ARABIEN ⋅ Unbekannte haben sich im Osten Saudi-Arabiens ein Feuergefecht mit der Polizei geliefert und dabei eine Ölleitung in Brand gesetzt. Über mögliche Verletzte machte die Polizei keine Angaben. Schreiben Sie einen Kommentar » | sda/dpa | Samstag, 18. Oktober 2014

Ausweis-Entzug für Islamisten

Deutschland will die Ausreise von gewaltbereiten Islamisten in den Dschihad nach Syrien oder den Irak verhindern. Darum soll ihnen neben dem Pass nun auch der Personalausweis entzogen werden. Dies entschieden die Innenminister von Bund und Ländern.

Phyllis Chesler: Life Inside the Muslim World

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Former ISIS Hostage: French Journalist Nicolas Henin

Read the Mail Online article here | Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Living Next Door to ISIS

Deutschland kämpft mit radikalen Islamisten im eigenen Land

Vor allem in einem Bundesland werben salafistische Gruppen Jugendliche an – auch ganz gezielt für den IS. Rund 400 Deutsche sind bereits nach Syrien und in andere Länder gezogen, um mit IS-Milizen in den Kampf zu ziehen. SRF-Korrespondent Adrian Arnold hat sich umgesehen.

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Ray Cole: My Time in a Moroccan Jail for Being Gay Was 'Hell on Earth'

69-year-old Ray Cole was four weeks into a holiday in Morocco when he was charged with breaking the country's strict anti-gay laws. A local man, Jamal, with whom he'd struck up a relationship, was also arrested and both men were thrown in jail. Having spent 19 days in an overcrowded cell, Cole was eventually released following a high-profile campaign by his family, but he remains haunted by his ordeal. Now he has begun a campaign to be reunited with Jamal, who may be eligible to claim asylum in the UK

Watch the video here | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Queen Rania: Extremism Is Everyone’s Battle

Read the Telegraph article here | Thursday, October 16, 2014

John Cantlie: Lend Me Your Ears

Read the Telegraph article here | Thursday, October 16, 2014