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May, 2017

  • 13 May

    A warm Muslim hospitality: Algeria/Morocco Block Syrian asylum seekers at Border

     Algerian and Moroccan border authorities appear to be blocking two groups of Syrian asylum seekers from leaving the border area near the Moroccan city of Figuig, Human Rights Watch said today. The Syrians, including women and children, have been trapped there since April 18, 2017, in abysmal conditions, Human Rights Watch said. Via: According to the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...

April, 2017

  • 29 April

    Muslim Scholars Have ‘Ignored the Problem of Female Genital Mutilation’

    Feminist icon Alice Walker has bemoaned the horror of female genital mutilation (FGM) for years and acknowledged in a 2006 interview that Muslim scholars “have traditionally ignored the problem.” Via:  Dr. Susan Berry The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy – a novel that attacks the practice of FGM and the mythologies that sustain it – Walker told ...

  • 27 April

    Inside Iran April 10, 2017

    Overview Iran strongly condemned the American missile attack on Syria, vowing to continue supporting Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian president Bashar Assad that the attack served only to strengthen the terrorists. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the American attack on Syria a “strategic mistake,” saying that the United States was repeating the mistakes ...

  • 25 April

    Saudi Arabia elected to UN women’s rights commission

    The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women touts itself as “the principal global intergovernmental body” that’s “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”  Via: Yet last week Saudi Arabia joined its ranks. Saudi Arabia, along with 12 other nations, was approved as a member of the Commission for the 2018-2022 term by the ...

  • 25 April

    Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

    When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. Via: Josh Meyer “Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of ...

  • 18 April

    EU observer in Turkey condemns referendum as ‘neither fair nor free’

    Fears the Yes vote in Turkey’s referendum which granted far-reaching new powers to Turkey’s President may have been unfairly influenced in his favour have been heightened by criticism from an EU observer sent as an impartial witness. Via: Opposition parties are saying the result should be annulled after alleging electoral fraud in Sunday’s referendum, in which 51% of the electorate ...

  • 18 April

    Uzbekistan Claim They Warned Sweden About #StockholmAttack

    The government of Uzbekistan is claiming they previously flagged to Swedish authorities that the Uzbek national behind the Stockholm terror attack was an Islamic State recruit Via: Chris Tomlinson Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Friday that Uzbek security services had told Swedish authorities 39-year-old terrorist Rakhmat Akilov had links to Islamic State well before the attack that claimed the lives of four people. ...

  • 15 April

    Norway: Threat of Jihad

    Norway seems to be making the same poorly thought-out choices as Britain. It has apparently not occurred to these authorities that encouraging Muslims in prison to study the Quran and hadiths, with their exhortations to jihad against the “infidels”, may in itself serve to radicalize the inmates. Via:  The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) just published in February its yearly ...

  • 14 April

    Egyptian CHRISTIANS have cancelled Easter celebrations fearing ISIS will launch a terror attack

    Elaborate traditional celebrations for the holy weekend in Egypt have been stripped back over security fears, after at least 45 people were killed in Palm Sunday attacks on a Catheral in Alexandria and a church in Tanta on April 9. Via: ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which came months after the terrorists vowed to eradicate Christianity from Egypt. Only ...

  • 14 April

    Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

    Uzbekistan said on Friday the suspect in last week’s deadly Stockholm truck attack had ties to Islamic State jihadists and the West had been warned about him.  Via: Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national, is in custody on suspicion of mowing down a crowd on a busy street in the Swedish capital, killing four people. Uzbekistan’s Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov ...