— a hate group consisting of despicable barbarians
who have deluded themselves into thinking they represent true Islam
— have warned of a possible terrorist attack against the Netherlands, according to a press report Monday, in the wake of the government’s decision to form a minority government backed by the anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders
‘If the Netherlands enforce its anti-Islamic policies
, it will ensure that they will be the target of an attack by a jihadist
group,’ Taliban spokesman Sabiullah Mujahid told
the de Volkskrant
Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they’re prepared according to Islamic
The halal soups, designated with a special label
, are available only in Canada.
Suspected members of an Islamist
sect that launched an uprising last year have attacked and torched a police station
in northern Nigeria, police said on Tuesday.
Islamism is a totalitarian ideology
adhered to by Muslim extremists
(e.g. the Taliban
and Osama bin Laden
and his gang of criminals).
It is considered to be a distortion of Islam
. Many Islamists engage in terrorism
in pursuit of their goals.
Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil
in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims.
Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab.
Moderate followers of Islam said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a “dangerous precedent” and that children attending such schools were being “brainwashed
A book about the publication of cartoons in Denmark that angered Muslims
by showing images of the Prophet Muhammad will be released despite recent terror threats, the publisher said Wednesday.
“The book will come out as planned,” said
Karsten Blauert, of Jyllands-Posten Editions
The book, titled “The Tyranny of Silence
,” is due out Thursday, five years to the day after the cartoons first appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten
: Good for them! People in the civilized world can not allow a bunch of barbarians
, who claims to act in the name of their religion, to violate their freedom
with threats of violence and other acts of terrorism.
The Norwegian police said Tuesday that three suspected militants [Islam-inspired terrorists] arrested in July had been planning an attack on a Danish newspaper whose publication of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 ignited fury in much of the Muslim world the following year.
The claimed link to the cartoons in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper underscored the enduring impact of the 12 drawings as a focal point of militant action. Earlier this month, Danish police said a Chechen boxer had been planning to send a letter bomb to the same newspaper when the explosives went off accidentally at a hotel in Copenhagen.
It’s time to fight back against death threats by Islamic extremists
, say Ayaan Hirsi Ali
and Daniel Huff.
A federal law is needed to cover threats
against free-speech rights. Across media and geographies, Islamic extremists
are increasingly using intimidation to stifle free expression
Sensible ideas, oh so necessary to deal with the religious nuts
who believe that murder, violence and terrorism
is the best way to defend Islam
has stepped up
its vigilance against terror threats
, a top official announced Monday amid reports of various new threats, including one against the Paris transport network
In the last few days, there has been a false bomb alert at the Eiffel Tower
and five French workers and two African colleagues have been kidnapped
in Niger, part of the African turf of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
Last week, the Senate voted to ban burqa-style Islamic veils
in France, a subject that has prompted warnings by al-Qaeda
‘s Maghreb group.
Here’s what you need to know about Islam and Terrorism
Traditional boxers in a Malaysian state ruled by a conservative Islamic party
have been ordered
to ditch their skimpy shorts and good-luck talismans
, in accordance with religious rules.
Women in Kelantan have previously been targeted with various campaigns discouraging them from wearing sexy outfits, lipstick or high heels
, but it is the first time that men have been told to cover up.
“We want them to cover their ‘aurat’,” Abdul Fattah said, referring to Islamic rules which in Malaysia require men to cover the area between their navel and knees
. Women must cover their entire body except the face and hands.
Islam is the official religion of Malaysia
, where more than 60 percent of its 28 million population are Muslim Malays, living alongside ethnic Chinese and Indian communities.
is being routinely served at some of Britain’s most popular sporting venues, pubs, schools and hospitals
without the public’s knowledge, it has emerged.
All beef, chicken and lamb sold to fans at Wembley Stadium has been secretly prepared in accordance with strict Islamic law
And hundreds of pubs and restaurants in Britain, as well as top racecourses, schools and hospitals, now only serve chicken that has been ritually slaughtered
according to Sharia Law.
Under Muslim laws, animals are slaughtered by having their throat sli
t to allow all the blood to drain out. Animals often die a slow painful death
because religious slaughter houses are exempt from laws that require animals to be stunned before killing.
Last night there were growing concerns
that members of public were unwittingly supporting a cruel form of butchery
Although most of Macedonia’s ethnic Albanian minority are Muslims
, they have generally been secular.
But experts are now seeing an increasing radicalization in pockets of the country’s Islamic community, particularly after armed groups from the ethnic Albanian minority, which forms a quarter of the population of 2.1 million, fought a brief war against Macedonian government forces in 2001.
The French parliament passed a law Tuesday prohibiting wearing a full-face veil
in public, meaning a ban will come into force early next year if it is not overturned by senior judges.
The Senate passed the bill by 246 votes to one. The bill already cleared the lower house in July, and will now be reviewed by the Constitutional Council, which has a month to confirm its legality.
A Muslim Frenchman cited by officials as a reason behind a crackdown on polygamy
has been charged with aggravated rape, the state prosecutor said Sunday.
Xavier Ronsin said Lies Hebbadj
, who lives in the Nantes region of western France, was charged with aggravated rape based on a complaint from a former companion.
Indonesian police have arrested the controversial Muslim preacher Abu Bakir Bashir
on terror charges.
Officials said they had proof he was linked a training camp recently discovered in Aceh, West Sumatra.
Another mob attack on Christian worshipers in Bekasi on Sunday has led to renewed calls for police and national leaders to crack down on the apparently swelling tide of religious violence.
About 20 members of the Batak Christian Protestant Church in Pondok Timur Indah were chased and beaten with sticks by a mob believed linked to the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) after they tried to conduct Sunday services at a field in Ciketing, Bekasi.
Muslims nationwide have condemned the hard-line Islamic organization for an attack on a church group on Sunday, saying the incident had tarnished the image of Islam.
Around 300 Muslim protestors and 300 police officers surrounded members of the Batak Christian Protestant Church (Huria Kristen Batak Protestan or HKBP) on Sunday (Aug. 1) as they worshiped in an open field in Ciketing, Bekasi, local sources said.
“There were many police on guard, but the attackers were able to get very close to the congregation,” Theophilus Bela, president of the Jakarta Christian Communication Forum, said in a statement to international government and advocacy groups. “We are afraid that they will attack the church again next Sunday.”
Two Christian women in Bangladesh’s northern district of Jamalpur said village officials extorted relatively large sums of money from them – and severely beat the husband of one – for proclaiming Christ to Muslims.
Johura Begum, 42, of Pingna village said a member of the local union council, an area government representative and the father of a police officer threatened to harm her grown daughters if her family did not pay them 20,000 taka (US$283).
Three people were allegedly injured and houses damaged when clashes broke out between an angry mob and members of Islamic sect Jamaah Ahmadiyah
in Kuningan regency, West Java, on Thursday.
sect, with 500,000 followers in Indonesia, believes that its founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was the final prophet and not Mohammad, contrary to the central tenet of mainstream Islam, which says Mohammad is the last prophet.
Syria’s education minister has issued a decree banning women on university campuses from wearing veils that cover their faces.
The minister’s decree follows a decision last month to dismiss 1200 Syrian school teachers who wear the face veil in class. Education officials, at the time, stressed that Syria was a “secular society,” and that extremism is “unacceptable.”