Suicide Bombers Attack Worship Service in Jos, Nigeria

Nigeria Two suicide bombers from the Boko Haram Islamist sect drove a car laden with bombs into the worship service of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation, killing at least one Christian girl and injuring dozens of other church members, sources said.

A man claiming to be a spokesman for Boko Haram reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast.

UK to offer safe haven to group of oppressed Yemeni Jews

UK Foreign Minister Ivan Lewis has confirmed that those among a group of 40 Jewish families living in Raidah, Yemen, with connections to Britain, either family or historical links, can move safely to Britain. Said Mr. Lewis: “The Jews in the town of are at serious risk in terms of violence from Islamic tribal groups.” […]

Keep politics out of our mosques

Muslims cannot sit still while a fascist cult of Islamic supremacy takes over places of worship, says Tarek Fatah Three years ago when Kuwaiti Islamist scholar Tareq Al Suwaidian told a Toronto crowd that “Western civilization is rotten from within and nearing collapse … it (the West) will continue to grow until an outside force […]

Dutch Muslim community targeted after murder of filmmaker

THE HAGUE, Nov 8 (AFP) – The Muslim community in the Netherlands has been targeted in several attacks following the murder of controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh whose suspected killer has ties with Islamic extremists. See also: Dutch Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh Murdered BBC News Report regarding the death of Theo van Gogh (RealPlayer) […]

Indonesian Muslim purists ‘don’t engage in terror’

JAKARTA – Fundamentalist Indonesian Muslims are unlikely to engage in terror acts, with most finding attacks such as last week’s explosion at the Australian Embassy abhorrent, a report said yesterday. Instead, religion plays just a small part in the rise of terror in Indonesia, said the report from the Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG). The […]

Iraqi Christians determined not to be driven away by attacks

BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – Gewargis Radif is adamant that he won’t be defeated by insurgents targeting Christians in Iraq. So on Monday – Holy Cross Day for his Assyrian Orthodox sect – the retired defense industry worker lit a blue-bulb cross on his roof, then joined his wife and children on the street below […]

Iraqi Christians seek sanctuary in ancient homeland

Saddam Hussein uprooted Assyrian Christians from their ancient homeland in northern Iraq. Now militants in Baghdad are forcing some to flee again. “Some Muslims see us as infidels. We are targets. They’ll eat us alive,” said one of dozens who are planning to move from Baghdad back to villages in the north as soon as […]

Rare Muslim debate over terrorist acts

The attack on Russian schoolchildren sparks criticalself-examination among some Muslim opinion leaders. CAIRO – The revulsion felt across the globe after the murder of some 335 people by Chechen separatists didn’t bypass the Arab world. Condemnation has rung out from Arab governments and editorial pages. The attack on schoolchildren has created space for a rare […]

Muslims explode car bomb at Australian Embassy

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Suspected Muslim militants detonated a car bomb Thursday outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, killing nine people and wounding 173 in a bloody strike at a key U.S. ally in the war in Iraq. The blast – the first major attack attributed to Jemaah Islamiyah in more than a year – could […]

Ansar Al Sunna’s ideology does not preach violence, say Muslims

Doha: The killing of 12 innocent Nepalese workers in Baghdad recently allegedly carried out by Ansar Al Sunna has shocked some Muslims who claim the group adheres to an ideology that does not preach violence. Ansar Al Sunna was set up in Egypt in 1951 inspired by the conservative Wahabi school of Islamic thought which […]

Licence to kill

Freedom fight is not about killing children in schools Fighting the violence in Chechnya with lives of innocent children is barbarism of the highest order. It depicts the ugly facade of those who try to equate callous and merciless actions as legitimate response to injustices committed. The blood orgy of ‘Ossetians,’ mostly ideological cousins of […]

Mattresses ‘soaked in blood,’ doctors ‘shaken and exhausted’

Relief and medical supplies sent to site of hostage drama NAZRAN, Russian Federation – Russian medical centers were overcome with the wounded, the dying and their blood in the hours after Friday’s violent conclusion to the hostage drama at a school in Beslan. The attack, by terrorists believed linked to some Chechen separatists, left an […]

Still unwilling to confront the cult of death

We’ve been forced to witness the massacre of innocents. In New York, Madrid, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Baghdad and Bali, we have seen thousands of people destroyed while going about the daily activities of life. We’ve been forced to endure the massacre of children. Whether it’s teenagers outside an Israeli disco or students in Beslan, Russia, […]

Stunned Russians observe day of mourning

BESLAN, Russia (AP) — Funeral processions filled the rainy streets of this southern Russian city Monday, carrying coffins large and small, as townspeople buried scores of victims of a carefully planned school siege that prosecutors linked to a Chechen rebel leader. Desperate families searched for those still missing from the siege at School No. 1, […]

Ignorance breeds terrorism, says Dr Mahathir

ISLAMABAD: Former Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Bin Muhammad has said that Muslim countries should seek modern knowledge to be strong in defence and to achieve self-reliance, APP reported. Dr Mahathir told ministers at a dinner Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz hosted for him, that exchange of experience would enable Muslim countries to strengthen their economies […]
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