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March 2019

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Islam is Islam. That is Erdogan’s position, it seems to have been the position of Bernard Lewis a half century ago, and it is Geert Wilders’s position today. Not that Muslims are bad, but that Islam is a dangerous ideology. Wilders summed up his views in a 2009 interview with Jeff Jacoby (also quoted in Andrew Bostom’s piece):

I have nothing against the people. I don’t hate Muslims. But Islam is a totalitarian ideology. It rules every aspect of life — economics, family law, whatever. It has religious symbols, it has a God, it has a book — but it’s not a religion. It can be compared with totalitarian ideologies like Communism or fascism. There is no country where Islam is dominant where you have a real democracy, a real separation between church and state.

These claims are materially indistinguishable from points Professor Lewis made in 1954 — other than, perhaps, Wilders’s assertion that Islam “is not a religion,” although by that, I take him to mean Islam is not merely a religion or a set of spiritual principles but a comprehensive system controlling all of life.

From those premises, Wilders concluded that “Islam is totally contrary to our values.” That is a bracing conclusion. I think the problem people have with Wilders is that he is bracing. He says out loud what they fear is the case, or what they refuse to examine for fear of discovering that it is the case. That makes him inconvenient. It doesn’t make him wrong.

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Brunei Darussalam
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29/03/2019
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Adultery and gay sex will be punishable by stoning to death and the limbs of convicted thieves will be amputated under a new law set to come into effect from next week in the tiny southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei. A new strict Sharia penal code is to be enforced from next Wednesday defying heavy criticism that has kept the brutal provisions on hold for the last four years. 

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United Kingdom (UK)
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26/03/2019
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he All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims has produced a well-intentioned but worrisome definition of Islamophobia. It states: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness”.

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Myanmar
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28/03/2019
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Long history of jihad stretching back to before independence in 1948.

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United Kingdom (UK)
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26/03/2019
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The author of a report into alleged extremist speakers on British campuses has been banned from an event at a university her study strongly criticises. The university called off the talk after a threat of protests organised by its Islamic Society and the Student Union among other groups.

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Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
25/03/2019
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  • "An estimated 3,100 Yazidis were killed [in Iraq], with nearly half of them... either shot, beheaded, or burned alive... The estimated number kidnapped is 6,800... All Yazidis were targeted... but children were disproportionately affected." — PLOS Medicine, 2017.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
25/03/2019
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“Terrorism fears as 3,000 UK children a year go to ‘jihadi’ schools in Pakistan, secret government report reveals,” by Abul Taher, , March 23, 2019:

A secret Government report has warned that more than 3,000 British children are being taken to Pakistan each year and enrolled in extremist summer schools.

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Somalia
News Date: 
23/03/2019
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Gunmen from an Islamist militant group stormed a government building in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, after a suicide car bombing on Saturday, killing at least five people, including the country’s deputy labor minister, the police said.

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Pakistan
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24/03/2019
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  • If convicted, Stephen Masih could face the death penalty.

  • "[I]nstead of protecting the teenager from his attackers, [police] arrested and booked him into prison on blasphemy charges." Hours later, the imam and "a mob of more than 300 Muslim fundamentalists surrounded the prison, and called for the public lynching of [Asif] Stephen. As the mob overwhelmed local police, Stephen was removed from his cell and handed over to the mob...." — TruNews, August 24, 2017.

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Ending the cycle of violence requires addressing not only the ideology and motivations of someone like Tarrant, but also the historical framework he shares with many Muslims. That is, that Muslims and non-Muslims are and shall remain in a state of permanent conflict, until the end of time (according to Islamists) or the disappearance of Islam (according to advocates of a “counter-jihad”). Among Muslims and non-Muslims, there is an urgent need to address those obsolete and problematic elements of Islamic orthodoxy that underlie the Islamist worldview, fuelling violence on both sides. The world’s largest Muslim organisation, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, of which I am General Secretary, has begun to do exactly that.

The truth, we recognise, is that jihadist doctrine, goals and strategy can be traced to specific tenets of orthodox, authoritative Islam and its historic practice. This includes those portions of Shariah that promote Islamic supremacy, encourage enmity towards non-Muslims and It is these elements – still taught by most Sunni and Shiite institutions – that constitute a summons to perpetual conflict.

There is a desperate need for honest discussion of these matters. This is why it worries me to see Western political and intellectual elites weaponise the term “,” to short-circuit analysis of a complex phenomenon that threatens all humanity. For example, it is as proposed by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims. In reality, it is the spread of Islamist extremism and terror that primarily contributes to the rise of Islamophobia throughout the non-Muslim world.

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Congo (the)
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18/03/2019
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Germany
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22/03/2019
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Note how the Daily Mail, the worst paper in the Western world, puts quotation marks around the word “jihadists” in its headline, because these useful idiots know that Islam is a religion of peace and that real jihad is not about killing as many people as possible, but about romping through the daisies and blowing milk bubbles through a straw.

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Kenya
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02/04/2015
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Taiwan (Province of China)
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20/03/2019
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The Prime Minister is trying to ease tensions after Turkey’s president threatened the lives of Australians in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack. Tayyip Erdogan has been using footage of the mass shootings in campaign rallies ahead of next week’s Turkish election. The hardline Muslim president has now attacked the ANZACs and their ancestors.

According to the ABC, Erdogan is warning those with anti-Muslim views will return home in coffins like their grandfathers did after Gallipoli.

This shocking video shows Islamic scholars teaching young British children in a Muslim faith school in the UK.

The woman first illustrates what happens when a person decides to leave Islam.“What are we going to do?” asks the woman in broken English. “We kill him. Kill.”

“The ones who reject Islam?” a British student asks.

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This shocking video shows Islamic scholars teaching young British children in a Muslim faith school in the UK.

The woman first illustrates what happens when a person decides to leave Islam.“What are we going to do?” asks the woman in broken English. “We kill him. Kill.”

“The ones who reject Islam?” a British student asks.

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United States of America (the)
News Date: 
17/03/2019
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A former aspiring terrorist, accurately observes that "the proliferation of the hijab is strongly correlated with increased terrorism.... Terrorism became much more frequent in such societies as Indonesia, Egypt, Algeria, and the U.K. after the hijab became prevalent among Muslim women living in those communities."

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
21/03/2019
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The National Secular Society has questioned why an organisation that displayed literature calling for the killing of Ahmadi Muslims has obtained and retained registered charity status.A published

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
18/03/2019
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Most people would see these women as survivors of horrendous crimes.

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Politicians who insist female genital cutting has nothing to do with religion set a dangerous precedent that undermines campaigns to combat it and other religious harms

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Counter-extremism expert and Quilliam founder Maajid Nawaz joins Bill to discuss the fight against radical Islamist ideology:

"we [Hizb ut-Tahrir] did lay the ideological foundations for what has now become known as the Caliphate [Islamic State/ISIL/ISIS]"

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
13/03/2019
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 So the BBC would be drawing attention to the horrors of ISIS imprisoning female sex slaves in its black-crow, sensory-deprivation costume? And, obviously, it couldn’t fail to give due credit to the recent protests in Iran where courageous women have been imprisoned for removing veils and demanding the right to go uncovered? No.

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Malaysia
News Date: 
07/03/2019
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A special unit to monitor online activity for any form of insult against Islam, following several cases of people allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook has been set up.

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Malaysia
News Date: 
09/03/2019
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A Malaysian man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting Islam and the Prophet Mohammed on his Facebook page, police said.

CASE OF KASYMAKHUNOV AND SAYBATALOV v. RUSSIA

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108. Furthermore, it is significant that the experts also noted that, although Hizb ut-Tahrir clearly aspired to gain political power in order to overthrow non-Muslim governments and impose Islamic rule worldwide, it rejected any possibility of participating in the democratic political process. The terminology used in Hizb ut-Tahrir’s literature to refer to the methods to be employed to gain political power was so ambiguous as to give cause to believe that recourse to violent methods was envisaged (see paragraphs 21 and 37 above; see also the reports on the ideology of Hizb ut-Tahrir by reputed international NGOs cited in paragraphs 44-50 above). It follows from the above that the means which Hizb ut-Tahrir plans to use in order to gain power and to promote a change in the legal and constitutional structures of the States where it is active cannot be regarded as legal and democratic.

109. Nor are the changes in the legal and constitutional structures of the State proposed by Hizb ut-Tahrir compatible with the fundamental democratic principles underlying the Convention. The Court notes that the regime which Hizb ut-Tahrir plans to set up after gaining power is described in detail in its documents. An analysis of these documents reveals that Hizb ut-Tahrir proposes to establish a regime which rejects political freedoms, such as, in particular, freedoms of religion, expression and association, declaring that they are contrary to Islam. For example, Hizb ut‑Tahrir intends to introduce capital punishment for apostasy from Islam and to ban all political parties which are not based on Islam (see paragraph 51 above).

110. Furthermore, in its literature Hizb ut-Tahrir clearly states its intention to introduce a plurality of legal systems, that is, a distinction between individuals in all fields of private and public law, with different rights and freedoms afforded depending on religion. Thus, according to Hizb ut-Tahrir’s Draft Constitution (see paragraph 51 above), only Muslims will have the right to vote and to be elected, to become State officials or to acquire membership of political parties. Different tax rules and family laws will be applicable to Muslims and to adherents of other religions. The Court has already found that such a system cannot be considered to be compatible with the Convention system because it undeniably infringes the principle of non-discrimination on the ground of religion (see Refah Partisi (the Welfare Party) and Others, cited above, § 119). Similarly, some provisions of the Draft Constitution promote differences in treatment based on sex, for example providing that women cannot take up high-ranking official positions. These provisions are hard to reconcile with the principle of gender equality, which has been recognised by the Court as one of the key principles underlying the Convention and a goal to be achieved by member States of the Council of Europe (see Leyla Şahin v. Turkey [GC], no. , § 115, ECHR 2005‑XI).

111. Lastly, the Court observes that the regime that Hizb ut-Tahrir intends to set up will be based on sharia. However, it has previously found a regime based on sharia to be incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy, particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervenes in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts. An organisation whose actions seem to be aimed at introducing sharia in a State Party to the Convention can hardly be regarded as complying with the democratic ideal that underlies the whole of the Convention (see Refah Partisi (the Welfare Party) and Others, cited above, § 123).

112. It is significant that the activities of Hizb ut-Tahrir are not limited to promoting religious worship and observance in private life of the requirements of Islam. They extend outside the sphere of individual conscience and concern the organisation and functioning of society as a whole. Hizb ut-Tahrir clearly seeks to impose on everyone its religious symbols and conception of a society founded on religious precepts (ibid., § 128; see also Leyla Şahin, cited above, § 115).

113. In view of the above considerations, the Court finds that the dissemination of the political ideas of Hizb ut-Tahrir by the applicants clearly constitutes an activity falling within the scope of Article 17 of the Convention. The applicants are essentially seeking to use Articles 9, 10 and 11 to provide a basis under the Convention for a right to engage in activities contrary to the text and spirit of the Convention. That right, if granted, would contribute to the destruction of the rights and freedoms set forth in the Convention and referred to above.

114. It follows that the applicants’ complaints under Articles 9, 10 and 11 are incompatible ratione materiae with the provisions of the Convention within the meaning of Article 35 § 3 (a) and must be rejected in accordance with Article 35 § 4.

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Muslim integration into Europe societies is successful when Muslims are willing to give up the mental confinement of their home countries — countries, let's not forget, which they left in search of a better life. For as long as they refuse to adapt to a European state of mind, they will perpetuate resentment and a culture of violence.

What did "we" do to "them"? We opened up our cities, our houses, our wallets. And in our secular temples of progress — our metro stations and airports and theaters — their sons are killing themselves, and taking our sons and daughters with them. There is nothing for which we need to apologize. "Occidentophobia" originated in the Muslim community. We need to demand they abandon it.

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Jihad Watch:
 

“Dutch author and sociologist Ruud Koopmans said this week that Muslims are more difficult to integrate into Western society than other migrant groups because of a literal interpretation of the Quran prevalent among Muslims.”

Koopmans called this a “threat to world peace.” Most Muslims agree that “Muslims should return to the roots of Islam,” while a whopping “75 percent think there is only one interpretation of the Qur’an possible to which every Muslim should stick.” That interpretation is normative Islam, and the one that resulted in over 11 million Muslims being murdered for not being Muslim enough since 1948, along with innumerable non-Muslims. It’s also the same interpretation that for a millennium and more has divided the world into two camps: the House of War (Infidel countries) and the House of Islam (Islamic countries), with the mandate that the latter must conquer the former.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
07/03/2019
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  • The Ofcom probe comes amid fears that serious news coverage is 'in retreat'  
  • Allegations from rival news providers say the BBC uses too much 'clickbait' 
  • The BBC said it takes 'providing impartial and accurate news seriously'
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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
05/03/2019
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A US-born radical preacher who has dubbed non-Muslims "kuffars" and released a video detailing "one of five ways" to kill homosexuals – is speaking at the Islamic Republic of Iran School in London which started on October 4 and runs until October 12.

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Indonesia
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06/03/2019
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United Kingdom (UK)
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03/03/2019
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The charities regulator has been accused of lacking a spine after failing to conclude an investigation into funding for the controversial group behind an annual march featuring support for Hizbollah. MPs and campaigners criticised the Charity Commission for taking two years to examine a trust that has given almost £1 million to the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). The IHRC organises the Al Quds march, at which many attendees wave the flag of Hizbollah, the militant Lebanese group which was outlawed in its entirety by the Home Secretary last week. Following the announce

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The United Nations has once again shown itself to be the “theatre of the absurd” after a UN Human Rights Council report condemned Israel, accused the Jewish state of “war crimes” and acted against its own principles.

Let’s be clear here. Israel is defending its border from an orchestrated series of terrorist attacks, where Hamas is using civilians as human shields, deploying armed terrorists next to women and children, and carrying out terror attacks against Israel.

Israel is only acting to defends its borders, its people and its sovereignty from a terrorist group hell-bent on its destruction. However, instead of focusing on the atrocities of Hamas, so-called “human rights experts” at the United Nations have condemned Israel and accused the Jewish state of “war crimes”.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
07/02/2019
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A primary school teacher says he has received threats from parents amid protests over teachings about LGBT rights and homophobia. Demonstrations against the classes have been held outside Parkfield Community School in Alum Rock, Birmingham. The Assistant head, who is gay, said he had received "nasty emails" and threats, including one which warned he "wouldn't last long".

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Nigeria
News Date: 
01/03/2019
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“Muslim Extremists Murder Over 30 Nigerian Christians In Devastating Attack,”, , March 1, 2019:

Over 30 Nigerian Christians were killed in a brutal early morning attack by radical Islamic Fulani herdsmen, who have been systematically targeting believers living on lands the extremists claim to be their territory.

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European Union
News Date: 
26/02/2019
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Meat from animals slaughtered without pre-stunning does not meet sufficiently high animal welfare standards to be labelled organic, the European Court of Justice has found. The EU's top court today  non-stun slaughter "fails to observe the highest animal welfare standards" and breaks regu

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
28/02/2019
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ThE aggressive and threatening behaviour of some of the defendants and their families during and after the long-running Bradford grooming trial can now be revealed. Following the men’s convictions, the prosecution barrister said she and her junior counsel had been heckled and verbally abused outside the court building late on Tuesday afternoon.