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October 2019

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France
News Date: 
13/10/2019
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How long before “Islamophobia” charges are leveled and they’re reinstated?

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United Kingdom (UK)
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13/10/2019
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Sure, but what makes the amputation of thieves’ hands acceptable in the Muslim world but not in the UK? It’s a Qur’anic command (5:38). Abu Usamah At-Thahabi’s answer would probably be that Britain is not a Sharia state or even a majority-Muslim country, and so Islamic law cannot be fully enforced.

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France
News Date: 
13/10/2019
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  • Defending someone who is accused of being a "racist" implies the risk of being accused of being a "racist" too. Intellectual terror reigns in France.

  • France is moving from a "muzzled press to a muzzling press that destroys free speech". — Alain Finkielkraut, writer and philosopher.

  • Writers other than Éric Zemmour have been hauled into court and totally excluded from all media, simply for describing reality.

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 Leaders have failed to have due regard to the need to achieve equality of opportunity.

 Books in the school library contained derogatory views about, and incited violence towards, women. Pupils had easy access to these, and leaders told inspectors that they did not know the books were there.

 Boys and girls are segregated in all lessons and at social times from Year 5 onwards. They are taught on separate corridors, have separate breaktimes and are not allowed to mix during the shared lunch hour. When they go on some trips to the same venues they go on different days.

 Leaders’ decision to segregate pupils by gender in this way limits the opportunities for pupils’ social development. Segregation does not foster good relations between boys and girls.

 Some older pupils are worried that being segregated by gender will mean that they are not prepared well for life beyond school.

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On 21st August 2008 Reefat Drabu of the Muslim Council of Britain posted an  on the Guardian’s Comment is Free website in which she defended the decision of the MCB to withdraw support from the proposed
 as follows:

The marriage contract produced by the Muslim Institute is simply one interpretation of shariah. It is not the shariah that needs to be re-invented, but a change in behaviour among some sections of our diverse Muslim communities. This is an onerous task that cannot be achieved through blustering demands and emphatic slogans that will only resonate in the salons of Islington and Notting Hill…

MCB represents and serves diverse Muslim communities…The MCB is a broad-based inclusive organisation of Muslim communities living in the United Kingdom. It recognises and respects the choice of Muslims to follow such interpretation of the shariah in relation to marriage as they wish.

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I leave the last word to Dr Usama Hasan, Director of :

Too many fathers have abused their right of wilayah (guardianship) over their daughters and too many husbands have abused their right of initiating divorce for us to continue with law rooted in patriarchal societies. It is high time that Muslim women enjoy the same rights and freedoms under Islamic law as they do under present legal systems in the UK.

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There is a distinct strand of Islamism in Britain comprised of a network of individuals and organisations, generally working within the parameters of the law, for what they see as an “Islamic revival”. The groups in this network, distinct from both violent and non-violent Islamist groups that reject participation in the democratic process, have been referred to as “participationist” Islamists1 and as members of “the New Muslim Brotherhood in the West”.2 They sometimes refer to themselves as part of a global “Islamic Movement” or as “Islamic revivalists”. This network or movement is actively engaged in British mainstream social and political life, and so for the purposes of this paper may be described as “mainstream” Islamists.

The first mainstream Islamist organisations, established by Jamaati and Brotherhood cadres in the 1960s and 1970s, include the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS); the UK Islamic Mission (UKIM); the Muslim Educational Trust (MET); Muslim Welfare House; the Islamic Foundation; and Dawatul Islam UK & Eire. In the 1980s and 1990s came the Islamic Sharia Council; Muslim Aid; the Islamic Forum of Europe (IFE); the Association of Muslim Schools UK (AMS-UK); the Palestinian Relief and Development Fund (Interpal); and the Palestine Return Centre. In 1997, three important organisations were founded, the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB); the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB); and the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC). In the 2000s, additional groups were established, reflecting a further diversification of Islamist interests, including Cage (initially called Cageprisoners); the Islam Channel; the Cordoba Foundation; Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND, initially called iEngage); and the Middle East Monitor

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Dear Commissioner,

With reference to your report of 8th October 2019, “Challenging Hateful Extremism”, a major theme running through your report concerns either actions by 'Islamists' or by people concerned about the effects of Islam-sharia as a belief system on the body politic.

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“In the West they present themselves as women-friendly and in their own land as misogynist,” observed , an Austrian-Pakistani Muslim convert to Catholicism, about the Ahmadis in a 2013 . Her video indicates just how unreformed Ahmadi views about sexuality and gender equality can be for this previously examined , yet often , Muslim sect that has cosmic caliphate visions.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
11/10/2019
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Why was the order rescinded? French authorities were likely afraid of charges of “Islamophobia.” The denial and willful ignorance regarding the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat, and the demonization and marginalization of those who call attention to that threat — it all has consequences.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
11/10/2019
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Why was Indonesia’s much-celebrated moderate Islam not able for the perpetrator in this case to withstand the appeal of the Islamic State’s twisted, hijacked version?  “Suspected ISIS Terrorist Stabs Indonesian Security Minister,” 

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
11/10/2019
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Britain could face an influx of hundreds of battle-hardened, dangerous jihadis, says a top ministerial terrorism adviser, as he suggested the Government should “look positively” at prosecuting them in the UK. Jonathan Hall,  the Government's independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, said the Government should “where possible” seek to prosecute British jihadis from Syria in the UK as part of its international responsibility to counter terrorism.

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Nigeria
News Date: 
11/10/2019
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Will the Islamophobia never end? Imagine the international outcry if the roles were reversed here, although that would never happen.

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Switzerland
News Date: 
11/10/2019
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Imagine how embarrassed the Office of the Attorney General of Lucerne will be when it finds out that this imam is no “extremist,” but was just preaching mainstream, Qur’anic Islam.

The mandate for beating women is in the Qur’an: “Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them.” — Qur’an 4:34

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France
News Date: 
11/10/2019
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  • French police investigating a woman for suspected ties to ISIS discovered a USB drive that contained personal details, including home addresses, of thousands of French police officials. Who provided that information?

  • "In the street, veiled women and men wearing jellabas are de facto propaganda, an Islamization of the street, just as the uniforms of an occupying army remind the defeated of their submission." – French journalist Eric Zemmour, September 28, 2019.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
10/10/2019
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Plans to install a barrier across King’s Parade have been denounced over fears it will seriously inconvenience cyclists and those who need disabled parking spaces, but the council have insisted it is .The Liberal Democrat group within the Labour-controlled Cambridge City Council want plans to erect a barrier around the central area to be reconsidered.The barrier is designed to prevent a

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
10/10/2019
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Two suspected Islamic State (IS) terrorists originally from Britain - dubbed The Beatles because of their accents - have been taken from Syria into American custody. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, dubbed "the worst of the worst" by Donald Trump, have been moved by American security services to an "undisclosed location" amid fears they could escape custody as Turkish troops invade the Syrian Kurdish-held region of north-eastern Syria.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
10/10/2019
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COUNTER terrorism safety measures will be installed on Southend’s seafronts. The safety recommendations are in stark contrast to the previous and controversial practice of shared spaces. The new safety measures will see a number of vehicle obstructions placed along the shared space area on Marine Parade to prevent vehicles from mounting the curb and causing harm to pedestrians.

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This comprises the following

  1. Sahih Bukhari: Recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.
  2. Sahih Muslim: Recognized by the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world to be one of the most authentic collections of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.
  3. Maliks Muwatta:
  4. Shama-il Tirmidhi
  5. Abu Dawud
  6. Fiqh-us Sunnah
  7. An-Nawawi's Forty Hadtihs
  8. Forty Hadith Qudsi
  9. Authentic Supplications




     

     

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France
News Date: 
08/10/2019
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“It is frightful to imagine what he may have done with such sensitive information.”

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Sharia Watch are currently developing a response to this report, concentrating on sharia.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
11/09/2019
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GROOMING crimes recorded by police in Yorkshire have increased by 59 per cent in the last year, according to new research from the NSPCC.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
05/10/2019
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Robbed of her childhood, degraded by hundreds of abusers and betrayed by the authorities she ran to for help.

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This report surveys the apostasy laws of twenty-three countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia and primarily focuses on jurisdictions that make apostasy, or renouncing one’s religion, a capital offense. However, several countries that have adopted broadly-defined laws on blasphemy and insult to religion, which could potentially be used to prosecute persons for apostasy, have also been included, as well as one country that expressly prohibits extrajudicial punishment for allegations of apostasy.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
02/10/2019
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Sharia Watch: Please note this from the - "Apostasy results, firstly, in the

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This is an excellent explanation of the techniques the media use to subtly manipulate us!

As any good liberal movie producer or journalist knows, the best way to deliver propaganda is to make it a human interest story. By focusing on the plight of one person or one family, by putting a "human face" on a complex problem of vast magnitude, a propagandist knows that he can hit on the right emotional keys that over-ride rational thought.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
05/10/2019
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Sikhs are nothing if not a race of people who stood up to defy the brutality and intolerance of Islam. Now 21 st century political correctness and the Liberal desperation to appease Muslims attempts to deprive the Sikhs of their truth and their identity.

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Many Muslim scholars and other apologists who argue that the murder of innocent people committed by jihadists in the name of Islam was never ordained by the Prophet present this Quranic verse: “If anyone slays [kills] a person, it would be as if he slew the whole people, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” What is misleading about this is that this verse, as presented, does not exist anywhere in the Quran. It is, instead, a distorted version of verse 32 of the fifth sura, which states: “For that cause, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land; it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one; it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs.” On a side note, whoever wrote this segment in the Quran got the words directly from Judaism, specifically the Mishna Sanhedrin (c.190–230 AD).

The ordinance is in reference, as per the preceding verses, to the killing of Abel by his brother Cain. Verse 32, which begins “for that cause” (reason), meaning “for the reason Cain killed Abel,” is followed by the decree given to “the Children of Israel” (i.e., the Jews) who, according to Muslims, received an earlier set of scriptures. Effectively speaking, this is applied to Muslims who as the new chosen people should not kill other Muslims. The verse likewise sanctions killing as an act of vengeance against those who kill or cause disharmony in the umma. Based on the two verses that follow (33–34), what appears on the surface to be a peaceful message is in reality a warning:

Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment; Except for those who repent before you apprehend them. And know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.—Sura 5, 33–34

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To those who think that the Islamic conquests is something in some far off land, well, think again. The Islamization of whatever remnant is left of our the Judaic-Christian society is well under way. This past March the United Kingdom Home Office  of a Christian convert from Iran—under sharia law, any Muslim who leaves Islam and converts to another religion can face the death penalty—who said he had converted to Christianity from Islam because of its peaceful nature, whereas Islam, on the contrary is a religion of “violence, rage, and revenge.” British officials communicated to him that his reason for conversion is “inconsistent with your claim that you converted to Christianity after discovering it is a ‘peaceful’ religion, as opposed to Islam which contains violence, rage and revenge.”

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
03/10/2019
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The chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has said he does not use the word 'Islamophobia' because of its capacity to shut down legitimate criticism of religion. The National Secular Society has said the government should heed Javid's comments, which came in a BBC Radio 4 interview on Monday, as it considers its strategy on anti-Muslim hatred.

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Nigeria
News Date: 
06/10/2019
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  • "It's tough to tell Nigerian Christians this isn't a religious conflict since what they see are Fulani fighters clad entirely in black, chanting 'Allahu Akbar!' and screaming 'Death to Christians.'" — Sister Monica Chikwe, reported by John. L. Allen Jr., Crux, August 4, 2019.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
06/10/2019
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One of the three members who has been indefinitely banned from Exeter Mosque has spoken out to deny accusations being made against them. Last week the mosque announced on social media it had made the ‘difficult decision’ to ban three members of its Muslim community due to ‘unacceptable behaviour’ and ‘malicious actions’. The cultural centre in York Road said the harassment and intimidation of some individuals over a prolonged period time has cost it immense time, money and people resources.

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The left’s greatest intellectual error is its conviction that the world can be divided into a binary power struggle in which both sides agree on the nature of the struggle, but disagree on the outcome.

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Islam and the left both claim to have “perfect” systems that can create a utopia… after a whole lot of killing. They are aligned with each other, yet unable to understand each other because their worldviews have no room for anything outside their perfect models. Leftists despise fundamentalists and Islamists despise atheists and yet here they are working together while ignoring what the other believes.
The left cannot process the idea that religion transcends politics. At best, leftists see religion as a subset of politics. And since Islam conforms to their political axis, it must be progressive. But to Muslims, politics is a subset of religion. Politics cannot transcend religion because it is an expression of religion.

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Iraq
News Date: 
04/10/2019
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When her family discovered that her marriage had only been temporary, they rejected her. Although mutaa marriages are sanctioned by Shia clerics, it's seen as dishonourable - essentially prostitution - by many sectors of Iraqi society, both Shia and Sunni. “When you get married, you feel secure, you're happy. He's your husband, you believe you have a future, but it turned out it was all a lie.

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Iraq
News Date: 
04/10/2019
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  • Shia clerics were filmed offering brief marriages in a BBC documentary in Iraq
  • One claimed there was 'no problem at all' with 'marrying' girls as young as nine 
  • Undercover With The Clerics - Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade is on BBC iPlayer 

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Pakistan is a country facing acute security problems. To tackle this issue, one sector is the quality of education in religious schools. The main purpose of education is to enlighten the people, so that they can have a proper understanding about the various issues prevailing in the country, and to educate the people in such a way so that they can distinguish between the good and bad but, unfortunately, this is not the case in Pakistan as the US Commission on International Religious Freedom has researched Pakistani school textbooks to discover that there is religious biasness in almost every madrassa, which leads to societal intolerance and maligns the minority groups.

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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 require the establishment of a caliphate. It is these elements – still taught by most Sunni and Shiite institutions – that constitute a summons to perpetual conflict.

 

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
04/10/2019

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France
News Date: 
04/10/2019
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“Killing at the police headquarters: why the terrorist track is favored,” translated from “Tuerie à la préfecture de police : pourquoi la piste terroriste est privilégiée,” , October 4, 2019 (thanks to BD):

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
03/10/2019
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Three officers and an administrative assistant were stabbed to death at Paris police headquarters by an employee who went on a rampage after evading security with a ceramic knife.  Police sources said the assailant, who was partially deaf and reportedly converted to Islam 18 months ago, was "in conflict" with his superiors. Police last night said they had not determined a terror links.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
03/10/2019
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Why were the Ahmadiyya Muslim's forced out of their homes?

The group suffer persecution from law, police and neighbours in their home country. In 1974 the Pakistani Prime Minister declared them non-muslims. Later in the ’80s they were banned from professing their beliefs at all, causing arrests for the possession of Ahmadiyya religious items, entering mosques, or saying common Muslim greetings. The legal repression grows with new laws being added only in 2018.