Europe has been recently undergoing a wave of Islamophobic hysteria the past few years [AFP] London, United Kingdom - A new wave of anti-Muslim intolerance and antagonism is sweeping Europe. The far right political gains seen in some parts of the continent are alarming. Anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and extreme right parties seem to be cashing in [...]
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Islamophobia: Europe’s new political disease The rise of the counter-jihad movement threatens communal harmony as much as so-called ‘militant Islam’, says author.
Sri Lanka orders relocation of mosque Move comes after Buddhist monks said structure had been built illegally in an area sacred to their religion.
The Sri Lankan government has ordered a mosque be relocated after Buddhist monks threatened to demolish it because they said the 50-year-old structure had been built illegally in an area sacred to Buddhists.The order came on Sunday, two days after an estimated 2,000 monks in the island nation’s central town of Dambulla protested against the mosque, [...]
Standard-Bearer of the Islamophobes Breivik’s Defense by BARRY LANDO As the trial of Norwegian mass murdered Andres Breivik opens in Stockholm, we look on in horror at his arrogant posturing, his clenched fist salute, his regret that he didn’t kill more that seventy-seven. But the fact is that this outrageous [...]
The Bradford Spring: Atoning for Invasion by Abby Zimet An upset victory in a U.K. special election has gone to George Galloway, a fierce critic of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who has led aid convoys to Gaza and who blasted the mainstream parties as “three cheeks of the same backside. They support the same things, the same wars, [...]
(MaanImages/HO) JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A group of Israelis broke two Muslim gravestones in a Jerusalem cemetery on Saturday, the Al-Aqsa Foundation said. More than 20 Israelis gathered in Bab al-Rahmah cemetery near the eastern wall of the Al-Aqsa Mosque to perform prayers, the Foundation for Waqf (Endowment) and Heritage said. A cemetery guard told the [...]
Taking a Mother’s Child Away By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/content/taking-mothers-child-away
Taking a Mother’s Child Away By David Swanson http://warisacrime.org/content/taking-mothers-child-away One of the good things about speaking at big conferences is that people come up to you afterwards believing you have the power to change the world. One of the bad things about speaking at big conferences is that people come up to [...]
Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau’s more ethically murky practices
Craig Monteilh: ‘It is all about entrapment.’ Photograph: The Washington Post The ex-FBI informant with a change of heart: ‘There is no real hunt. It’s fixed’ Craig Monteilh describes how he pretended to be a radical Muslim in order to root out potential threats, shining a light on some of the bureau’s more ethically murky [...]
Christians take part in a Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem.(MaanImages/file) By Faysal Hijazeen As the parish priest of Ramallah, an op-ed by Israel’s envoy to the US gave me pause for thought. Michael Oren‘s article spoke volumes of Israel’s unending misrepresentation of Palestinian daily life. The presence of our 13 Latin Patriarchate Schools throughout the West Bank [...]
A new survey of southern Republicans from Public Policy Polling finds that about half – 45% in Alabama, 52% in Mississippi – still believe Obama is a Muslim. A majority do not believe in evolution. And about a quarter – 21% in Alabama, 29% in Mississippi – think interracial marriage should be illegal. Oy: Wake me when they’ve seceded. [...]
The US has troops stationed on Jolo island, but until now they have maintained an ‘advisory’ role [GALLO/GETTY] This article is the fifth in a series by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a former Pakistani high commissioner to the UK, exploring how a litany of volatile centre/periphery conflicts with deep historical roots were interpreted after 9/11 in [...]
Any one in his/her normal senses would laugh away at the very thought of it given the tragedy – in terms of millions upon millions dead, maimed, orphans, households and businesses destroyed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and (if you include indirectly) Pakistan over the past three decades – that recent wars inflicted upon [...]
The Washington – “Moderate Islam” Alliance: Containing Rebellion Defending Empire by JAMES PETRAS on DECEMBER 16, 2011
The dynamic of democratic, nationalist and class struggles throughout the Muslim world has set in motion a new constellation of alliances between the imperial West (US and European Union) andIslamist parties, leaders and regimes, dubbed “moderate” by US officials, propagandists and academics. This essay analyzes the changing contemporary context of imperial domination, [...]
‘German Society is Poisoned’ DPA Controversial author Thilo Sarrazin, shown here in a televised conflict with immigrants earlier this year. Social scientist Wilhelm Heitmeyer has been publishing studies on German attitudes for a decade. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses his latest results, which show that Germans‘ relationship to minorities and the disadvantaged has become increasingly hostile. [...]
Israel‘s President Shimon Peres stands with Chief Rabbis Yona Metzger (R) and Shlomo Amar (L) and Sheikh Mohammad Quiwan (2nd L) as he speaks to the media from a burnt mosque in the Bedouin village of Tuba Zangaria in northern Israel Oct. 3, 2011. (Reuters/Menahem Kahana, Pool) link http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=444683 JERUSALEM (Reuters) — Israeli President Shimon Peres [...]
People sit on a wall overlooking the Dome of Rock inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest site. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli, File) JERUSALEM (AFP) — Jerusalem’s city council has ordered the closure within a week of a wooden access ramp to the sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City, saying the structure is “a [...]
Judaization of Palestine Because Israel is the state of the Jewish people, not the state of its citizens or of the families who own its land, its creation and preservation has required the removal of most Christians & Muslims and the ghettoization of those who remain. If the Christians & Muslims with rights to the [...]
Muslims of France What challenges have generations of Muslim immigrants in France been facing to retain their cultural identity?
There are an estimated five million Muslims in France today, which is the largest such population in Western Europe. A century ago, they were called “colonials”; in the 1960s, they were known as “immigrants”; today, they are “citizens”. With issues of immigration and integration raising the political temperature in Europe, this three-part series looks back [...]
Are Muslims allowed rights? The New York Police Department and the FBI’s targeting of Muslim communities is unfounded and must stop, authors say.
The NYPD and FBI have indiscriminately spied on Muslim communities in the US, angering many American Muslims [EPA] New York, NY – The Associated Press recently reported on know-your-rights trainings happening in New York City’s Muslim communities. This was one of the latest installments in the wire agency’s series confirming what Muslim New Yorkers had long [...]
FBI Reports Dramatic Spike in Anti-Muslim Hate Violence Anti-Muslim hate crimes soared by an astounding 50% last year, skyrocketing over 2009 levels in a year marked by the vicious rhetoric of Islam-bashing politicians and activists, especially over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” in New York City. Although the national statistics compiled by [...]
Photo by Reuters The colourful and vociferous Philippine media called it everything from a “bloodbath” to an “ambush”. Accusations were traded and fingers were pointed in all directions immediately after. But that was nearly a month ago. Now, the story has been relegated to the back pages of the broadsheets, if on [...]
A relative of one of the Hindus on trial for the killing of dozens of Muslims in a fire breaks down on hearing the verdict in Mehsana, India. Photograph: Ajit Solanki/AP India jails 31 Hindus for life for killing Muslims Thirty-three Muslims burned alive when building was set alight during bout of communal violence in [...]
The decline of British human rights Given its recent record, Britain and its civic society needs to learn lessons from struggles for human rights abroad.
UK detainee Babar Ahmad has been in prison for seven years without trial [GALLO/GETTY] As Libya cried “liberation!” and captured its dictator, as Tunisia held its exemplary democratic elections, and as Syria and Yemen fight on relentlessly, we are living in captivating times. After seeing millions of people creating their own freedom, I have regained my [...]
News stories October 12, 2011 Egyptians Chant “Muslims Christians Are One” as Military Viciously Attacks Protest TRNN Report: Angry protestors call for overthrow of the Egyptian military regime as many are killed by Army Go to story | Go to homepage Occupy DC protest in Capital Hill Six protesters arrested as Occupy DC marches into Congress [...]
In Egypt, the crisis endures Worries over worse to come after sectarian violence explodes during crackdown on Christian protest in Cairo.
Witnesses said the army aided civilian mobs in attacking Coptic protesters on Sunday night [AFP] You may wonder why there is such interest in incidents like this, when the Egyptians endured decades of bloody repression. That is not to take away or detract from what happened in anyway. But the assumption seems to be [...]
Clashes in Cairo over Coptic protest One soldier reported killed as violence erupts during Coptic Christian demonstration against destruction of a church.
Tensions between Coptic Christians and Egypt’s Muslim majority have flared time and again [file/EPA] Clashes in Cairo over Coptic protest One soldier reported killed as violence erupts during Coptic Christian demonstration against destruction of a church. Egyptian state television says at least one soldier has been killed in riots that erupted in Cairo as Coptic [...]
1) Ameril Umbra Kato (center), the leader of the breakaway Muslim rebel group, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM), brandishes his gun with his soldiers at Camp Omar, Maguindanao, August 28, 2011. Kato recently split from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), citing his disagreement with the MILF’s ongoing peace talks with the government [Joe [...]
France‘s burqa ban: women are ‘effectively under house arrest’ Hind Ahmas, one of two French women facing a fine for wearing the niqab in a town near Paris. Photograph: Magali Delporte for the Guardian Since France introduced its burqa ban in April there have been violent attacks on women wearing the niqab and, [...]
A quick lesson in anti terror and anti muslim ideals from the FBI. Our troops may be getting the same at bases in Darwin
FBI Teaching Counter-Terror Agents Anti-Muslim Fear by John Glaser, September 14, 2011 | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no [...]
Despite what you may read in the Australian media there is really no blood lust at large in the UK. To the contrary there seems to be a reasoned approach in some quarters to address the issues before the shooting starts. It probably has a lot to do with the absolutely miserable Australian media outlets [...]
Anders Behring Breivik on his way to court earlier this month. Photograph: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/AP Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who confessed to killing 69 people at an island youth camp has reconstructed his actions for police at the crime scene. Police said they took Breivik, 32, back to Utøya on Saturday for a hearing [...]
Is Islam Compatible with Capitalism? The Middle East’s future depends on the answer. BEBA/IBERFOTO/THE IMAGE WORKS A sixteenth-century Turkish bazaar. Muslim tradition has long accepted the marketplace, though sharia constrained its efficiency. The moment you arrive at the airport in Cairo, you discover how little Egypt—the heart of Arab civilization—is governed by the rule of [...]
Anders Behring Breivik, left, has presented a long list of ‘unrealistic’ demands, his lawyer said. Photograph: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/AP The lawyer defending the man who has confessed to Norway‘s bomb and shooting attacks said his client had presented a long list of “unrealistic” demands, including the resignation of the government and that his mental condition be [...]
You can view the video at http://www.democracynow.org/2011/7/29/norways_johan_galtung_peace_conflict_pioneer George Ikners ikners.com JUAN GONZALEZ: Police in Norway yesterday released the identities of another 24 people killed by Anders Behring Breivik last Friday as they ended their search for bodies around the island where he shot 68 of his 76 victims. Breivik has admitted to shooting people on Utoya [...]
We really should not need someone else’s misfortune to remind us about some realities regarding terrorism and terrorist attacks. But reactions to recent incidents within the United States as well as some of the comments in this country about the attack in Norway indicate that we do. Here are some of the most important reminders: [...]
Political scientist Samuel Huntington‘s thought revolved around the idea that a “clash of civilisations” between East and West would define the post-Cold War era [EPA] The paranoid style in politics often imagines unlikely alliances that coalesce into an overwhelming threat that must be countered by all necessary means. In Clash of Civilizations, Samuel Huntington conjured an [...]
Bill O’Reilly Bill O’Reilly is appalled by how the man who went on a vengeful killing spree in Norway is being portrayed in the liberal media (view clip). He was particularly disgusted with the headlinethe New York Times ran last Sunday which read “As Horrors Emerged Norway Charges Christian Extremist”. O’Reilly felt it was unfair to [...]
Terrorism Experts on Parade by Philip Giraldi, July 28, 2011 Email This | Print This | Share This | Antiwar Forum On Friday night and Saturday morning I scanned the newspapers and watched the usual after-the-fact nonsense on television in the wake of the horrific terror attack in Norway. The late edition of Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured a [...]
By Mantiq al-Tayr * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz 1. As is usually the case all of the experts on terrorism and all the Islam-hating bigots were wrong. Sometimes I am not even sure which group is the more loathsome and of course there is considerable overlap between the two. And even though Will McCants actually seems okay, he [...]
Muslims Bombed Norway! Where’s the Apology? by MOHAMED KHODR on JULY 25, 2011 This image shows Anders Behring Breivik from a manifesto attributed to him that was discovered Saturday, July 23, 2011. / AP PHOTO As expected the Washington Post‘s subdued non-hysterical coverage of the horrific terrorist attacks in Norway contrasts sharply with the hysterical coverage of [...]
APNewsBreak: UK Muslims vigilant after Norway The Associated Press E-MAIL PRINTREPRINT 0 COMMENTS TEXT SIZE: LONDON — Extra security will be put up at mosques around the U.K. in the wake of the deadly attacks in Norway, British Muslim leaders said Sunday. Mohammed Shafiq, the leader of Ramadhan Foundation, one of Britain’s largest Muslim groups, [...]
The environment does not recognise differing faiths. Only the lunatic denial fringe looks to difference as the enemy
Holy Land clerics launch interfaith Earth forum Published yesterday (updated) 25/07/2011 15:46 Rabbi David Rosen speaks during a press conference in Rome, 2010. Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in the Holy Land joined forces to launch a multi-faith environmental campaign, citing religious injunctions to protect the Earth across their three faiths. [AFP/Vincenzo Pinto, File] [...]
After Oslo was rocked by a deadly explosion and a shooting massacre killed dozens on Utoya Island, initial speculation blamed ‘Islamic terror groups’ – revealing fears and prejudices inherent to many in the West [REUTERS] A few years ago, the respected Cambridge scholar T J Winter, also known by his Muslim name of Abdal Hakim [...]
Valley Park Middle School in Toronto offers more than just lunch in their school cafeteria – they also offer a place for Muslim students to pray. One anonymous Canadian blogger caught wind of this and wrote a post that set off a furor in the Canadian blogosphere, debating whether Canadian schools should be accommodating this [...]
Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh chose to attack a federal government building for reasons that will make sense only to many violent nationalists, such as Anders Behring Breivik [GALLO/GETTY] With the death toll nearing 100, Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested and charged with Norway’s worst act of terrorism. His lawyer has indicated that Breivik had planned the attack for [...]
Killings in Norway Spotlight Anti-Muslim Thought in U.S. Emilio Morenatti/Associated Press The suspect behind the attacks in Norway said he believed multiculturalism to be a threat. Here, mourners at Oslo Cathedral.More Photos » By SCOTT SHANE Published: July 24, 2011 RECOMMEND TWITTER SIGN IN TO E-MAIL PRINT SINGLE PAGE REPRINTS SHARE The man accused of the [...]