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November, 2017

  • 21 November

    Sexual abuse pervasive in Pakistan Islamic schools

    Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again Via:  Kathy Gannon The boy fidgets with his scarf and looks over at his mother. “Did he touch you?’ He nods. “Did he hurt you ...

  • 18 November

    The Collapse of the Islamic State? What Comes Next?

    On June 29, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In the summer of 2014, at the height of its expansion, the Islamic State’s territory covered about a third of Iraq and between a quarter and a third of Syria Via: That large expanse, from the outskirts ...

  • 12 November

    Iran building permanent military base in Syria

    The Iranian military is said to have established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside El-Kiswah, 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. Via: Gordon Corera The report comes amid growing tensions over Iranian influence in Syria and across the region. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu recently warned that Iran wanted to establish itself militarily in Syria. “Israel ...

  • 12 November

    Muslim Syrian Rapes Pony On “Görlitzer Park” in Berlin

    A young man allegedly sexually assaulted a pony of the “Children’s Farm” in Görlitzer Park. An employee of the institution confirms this to Berliner Morgenpost. The incident occurred on Friday of last week around 3 PM. Amanda F. Via: Sebastian Geisler  (name changed by our editorial staff) described the incident to Berliner Morgenpost. “My babysitter took a walk with our son ...

  • 5 November

    Lebanese PM Hariri Resigns Over Tensions With Hezbollah

    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. Via: Jack Khoury Hariri’s resignation follows an assassination attempt on his life a number of days ago, Al Arabiya has reported. According to the report, the attempt took place in Beirut ...

  • 5 November

    Egyptian cleric says men can marry their own daughters if they are born out of wedlock

    A prominent Egyptian Salafist cleric has suggested Islam allows men to have sex with their illegitimate daughters and marry them. Via: Tariq Tahir  Mazen Al-Sersawi cites prominent Muslim scholar Imam Al-Shafi’i as saying because illegitimate daughters are not officially attributed to their fathers they can be married to them. He makes the claims in a video which has gone viral and he ...

  • 4 November

    Canada To Welcome 1 Million Immigrants by 2020

    Canada has announced it will raise its annual immigrant intake by 13 percent, with plans to welcome 1 million new migrants by 2020. This new rate is however below that advised by the government council in 2016, consisting of a 50 percent increase over the next five years.    Via: moroccoworldnews Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said at a press conference November 1 that Canada wants ...

October, 2017

  • 31 October

    Study Shows Islamic Terrorism is Islamic

    Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam. Via: Judith Bergman The third factor was the establishment of a “them and us” distinction between the radicalized men ...

  • 29 October

    Muslim Countries Refuse Refugee

    Five of the wealthiest Muslim countries have taken no Syrian refugees in at all, arguing that doing so would open them up to the risk of terrorism. Although the oil rich countries have handed over aid money, Britain has donated more than Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar combined. Via: Donna Rachel Edmunds Between 10 and 12 million Syrians have ...

  • 27 October

    Inside The Global Jihad October 25, 2017

    The predominantly Kurdish SDF officially announced this week that the city of Al-Raqqah had been fully liberated. Following the liberation, a struggle over control and influence in the city and throughout the region ensued between the United States and the SDF on the one hand and the Syrian regime on the other. Via: The United States and the Kurds are ...