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December 2019

Country: 
Bangladesh
News Date: 
31/12/2019
Summary: 

Better these newborns die than that Islamic law is violated. How likely do you think it is that these Muslim clerics will ignore the Qur’an’s teachings on jihad warfare against unbelievers?

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Egypt
Jordan
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
31/12/2019
Summary: 

Sniffer dogs sent to Egypt and Jordan by the American government have been so mistreated or neglected that many have died, and the program to those countries has been suspended. The story is :

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
31/12/2019
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  • The hope of most of us in a country such as Britain is not that everybody leaves their faith, but simply that people have religious freedom and that this should include the freedom to leave a faith if you wish to do so with no repercussions against your person.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
30/12/2019
Summary: 

A spokesperson for the Conservative Party told the JC: “This matter is under investigation. Our complaints process is rightly a confidential one but there are a wide range of sanctions to challenge and change behaviour, including conditions to undertake training, periods of suspension and expulsion, and these are applied on a case-by-case basis.”

Summary: 

The question “Is Islamic reform possible?” pre-supposes that reform is necessary. Many Muslims would say it is not.

Even many liberal and progressive Muslims insist Islam is perfect and it is only Muslims themselves that need to be reformed. It is Muslims who are misguided and hold erroneous interpretations - the Qur’an is the perfect word of God. It can never be wrong.

They argue extremists like al-Qaeda and ISIS are not “true” Muslims and are only using Islam for their own power & political ends. They dismiss countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran or Afghanistan as not following Islam correctly & they go to great lengths to come up with all sorts of apologetics to distance Islam from real-life practices of Muslim countries and groups around the world.

Yet it has to be asked if Islam is perfect and has absolutely nothing to do with the actions of extremists like ISIS or regimes like Saudi Arabia - then why is it that these Muslims have so grossly misunderstood their religion? When one points out actions such as execution of apostates and gays they tell us this is completely against Islam and Islam is very clear about it. But then why don’t these groups and regimes realise they are going completely against Islam. Don’t they realise the terrible mistake they are making when it is all so clear and obvious? The truth is that it is not as clear and obvious as they claim.

If it is true that they have completely misunderstood Islam - what does that say about Islam & the Qur’an - the clear book Kitabun Mubeen - the final and complete revelation to man? If the message has been so badly misunderstood by so many Muslims what does that say about the message?

My view is that the Qur’an is not perfect and I believe it’s time we Muslims admitted that the Quran and Sunna can indeed lend itself to very harsh and violent - yet perfectly valid interpretations. The solution is not to try and twist the texts to come up with a counter-interpretation but to simply accept the fact that the Quran is not perfect. It is not infallible. It can be wrong.

Summary: 

While the world suffers from Jihadist violence, Muslims in particular suffer the most causalities in sectarian wars incited by the Islamist Jihadist ideology.

And yet, even almost two decades after 9/11, Muslim nations continue to be in denial. Islamist ideology based on the Islamic theology of consensus is absolved of any responsibility for violent extremism.

The result is that Muslim children continue to be taught in madrasas Islam supremacism and contempt for other religions. Even explicitly violent passages have not yet been weeded out from text books.

The terrorism it generates takes many shapes. If Hindu, Sikh and Christian girls are abducted and forcibly converted to Islam in Pakistan, this too essentially comes from contempt for other religions taught in religious seminaries. In several countries including Pakistan, some Muslims do not wait for courts to pass judgements to punish those they consider guilty.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
29/12/2019
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  • Three of the Islamist judges known to preside over the trials of Christians are Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, Mohammed Moghiseh, and Ahmad Zargar. The international community needs to consider imposing sanctions on them.

  • Converts to Christianity from Islam, according the Iran's Islamic law, can face the death penalty. The Iranian Islamist judges generally resort to verses from the Quran and Hadith (Muhammad's sayings and acts) to justify their verdicts.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
28/12/2019
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Imagine the outcry if nine Muslims had been jailed for leaving Christianity. But no one will take any significant notice of this.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
29/12/2019
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Campaigners call for action as Sajid Javid’s promised review of grooming gang ‘characteristics’ absent from Queen's Speech

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Somalia
News Date: 
28/12/2019
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President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed condemned the attack as a “heinous act of terror" and blamed the local al-Shabab extremist group.

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 Clearly we Muslims need to rethink some basic features of our theology. Success of jihadism lies in the fact that, at its core, the jihadi theology is not very different from the consensus theology of all other schools of Islamic thought. For instance, jihadists are able to misuse the intolerant, xenophobic, war-time verses of the holy Quran, as Muslims believe that all verses, regardless of the context, are of universal applicability. Indeed, the Islamic theology of consensus, taught in all madrasas, says that Quran is uncreated, meaning that it is just an aspect of God; and so, divine like God Himself.

Sharia Watch: This interpretation relies very much on the claim that Muhammad was the 'injured party' when he was expelled from Mecca as a troublemaker. Those claims are addressed here by The Religion of Peace site:-

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
09/05/2019
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Bibi is one of the more fortunate victims of 

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An interesting article with some positive suggestions.

Now the question is, how do we go forward? If we really want to make a difference, we will have to start a substantive dialogue with the ulema and make sure that they agree to:

 1) open the gates of ijtihad, rethinking all tenets of Islam in the light of the situation prevailing today. As we have not done our homework for over a millennium, this will have to be pretty revolutionary.

 2) declare that only constitutive and essential, not the contextual and allegorical verses of Quran, are meant to guide us today.

 3) compile Qur'anic verses in the order in which they were revealed, thus restoring primacy to Meccan verses that mostly constitute the essential and universal teachings of Quran, as they can be understood without any need for knowing the context in which they were revealed.

 4) declare that Ahadees cannot be considered any form of revelation from God. Islamic State’s millenarian thesis is almost entirely based on ahadees, though they use some allegorical verses of Quran as well. The claim of al-Baghdadi leading an end-time war, al-Malhama, just before the final Armageddon, has been a big draw. Some Muslims have come to think life on earth has no meaning left in the times of al-Malhama and so are rushing to join the war.

 5) declare that Sharia (fiqh) is not divine. It was created over a century after the demise of the Prophet by ulema who tried to codify laws on the basis of Qur'anic postulates and Arab cultural practices.

 6) declare clearly that Islam believes in co-existence with other religions, not dominion over the world.

7) re-define commonly used Islamic terms like Muslim, kafir, mushrik, ahl-e-kitab, jihad, qital, farz, sunnat, etc.

 In a word, we must evolve a truly Islamic and a coherent theology of peace and co-existence, moderation and modernity, to counter the very coherent theology of violence and xenophobia, intolerance and supremacism that Jihadi ulema have created over centuries. All ulema say Islam is a religion of peace and co-existence. It's time for them to walk their talk. But if they refuse to consider change, we will need to directly reach the Muslim masses.

.Sharia Watch: this point on madrassa education particularly stood out for us!

Madrasa education is a serious violation of the human rights of Muslim children. It destroys their lives and fills their minds with xenophobia and intolerance.

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Malaysia
News Date: 
28/12/2019
Summary: 

No big deal. This is exactly what would happen in the U.S.

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Nigeria
News Date: 
28/12/2019
Summary: 

“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

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Switzerland
News Date: 
28/12/2019
Summary: 

“Activists disrupt worship service in Kleinhüningen,” translated from “Aktivisten stören Gottesdienst in Kleinhüningen,” , December 25, 2019 (thanks to 

Country: 
Philippines (the)
News Date: 
27/12/2019
Summary: 

Terrorist violence on Christmas eve: attack in front of the Cathedral,” 

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European Union
France
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
27/12/2019
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Fillon is quite right, but by the time most Western leaders wake up to that, it is likely to be far too late. In fact, it is unlikely that they don’t know it now.

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
27/12/2019
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But remember: the real problem is “Islamophobia.”  “Amir Khan Shocked By ‘All The Hate’ For Celebrating Christmas,” by Tanya Rudra, 

Country: 
Iraq
Syrian Arab Republic
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
25/12/2019
Summary: 
  • "You have this absurd situation where the scheme is set up to help Syrian refugees and the people most in need, Christians who have been 'genocided,' they can't even get into the U.N. camps to get the food. If you enter and say I am a Christian or convert, the Muslim U.N. guards will block you [from] getting in... and even threaten you..." — Paul Diamond, British Human Rights Lawyer, CBN News, December 4, 2019.

Country: 
Niger (the)
News Date: 
27/12/2019
Summary: 

Jihadist militants operate on Niger's northern borders with Mali and Libya, while its southeastern border with Nigeria is plagued by the Boko Haram group.

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Burkina Faso
News Date: 
25/12/2019
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An attack by militants in northern o has killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, the president said, one of the deadliest assaults in 

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France
News Date: 
24/12/2019
Summary: 

France has gone down a dark road and Democrats are working to take us down that same evil path. “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” Creative genius and late Chanel director Karl Lagerfeld.

France has made its terrible choice and Jews must do the same.

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India
News Date: 
23/12/2019
Summary: 

And of course the Muslims in India who are violently rioting over a new law granting asylum to non-Muslim victims of persecution in Muslim countries have the sympathy of the international media.

Country: 
Chad
News Date: 
23/12/2019
Summary: 

Why do I say “Muslims” did this when it was “Boko Haram”? Because Boko Haram is a Muslim group that is acting on Islamic principles as it understands those principles when it carries out attacks such as this one. The establishment media does all it can to obscure the motivating ideology behind such attacks. I don’t.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
23/12/2019
Summary: 
  • Ex-con claimed there were Sharia courts and pro-Isis inmates at HMP Woodhill
  • The former prisoner said he was recruited at the Milton Keynes prison by a group
  • Man in his 20s, known as Jack, said former inmates offered to help him to Syria
  • Security experts are now calling for an urgent review into radicalisation in jails

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
22/12/2019
Summary: 

Despite being linked to Jihadi John and the kidnap of John Cantlie, an alleged member of a terrorist group is living in London and being supported by the state.

Jihad Watch:

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
23/12/2019
Summary: 

A glimpse into the future of the West.

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Israel
Palestine
News Date: 
27/05/2019
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The ongoing international neglect of the plight of the Christians under PA rule could lead to the disappearance of Christianity in the place where it emerged.

Three grave events occurred recently involving Christians in the territories ruled by the Palestinian Authority (PA). They left no mark on either the world or the Israeli media because they are not connected to Israel.

Country: 
Palestine
News Date: 
22/12/2019
Summary: 
  • In short, Palestinian Christians are suffering from the same patterns of persecution — including church attacks, kidnappings and forced conversion — that their coreligionists suffer in other Muslim nations. The difference, however, is that the persecution of Palestinian Christians has "received no coverage in the Palestinian media."

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
21/04/2015
Summary: 

BORIS Johnson has branded Sharia Law in the UK as "absolutely unacceptable", as he slammed Church of England clerics who say the Islamic legal code should be incorporated into British law.

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Turkey
News Date: 
21/12/2019
Summary: 

Of course. How could anything from the Qur’an be hateful or inciting?

The billboards quote this Qur’an passage: “O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as friends or allies. They are friends and allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.” (5:51)

What could be more peaceful?

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
21/12/2019
Summary: 

A hero from the London Bridge terror attack has revealed that used two narwhal tusks to keep jihadist Usman Khan at bay and that the first one "shattered all over the floor".

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Denmark
News Date: 
21/12/2019
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Australia
News Date: 
21/12/2019
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And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows.” (Qur’an 8:60).

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Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
21/12/2019
Summary: 

“Five ‘suspected Isis terrorists’ are detained in major Moscow shopping mall over ‘plot to attack targets in the Russian capital,'” by Will Stewart, 

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China
India
Malaysia
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
News Date: 
20/12/2019
Summary: 

Opening address:- “We need to find a way to address our shortcomings, our dependency on non-Muslims to protect ourselves against the enemies of Islam,”.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Palestine
Syrian Arab Republic
Turkey
News Date: 
20/12/2019
Summary: 

An emergency relief expert in the Middle East has warned of a second genocide of Christians in the region. 

Fr Andrzej Halemba, head of Middle East projects at Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), said that Christians could face total eradication from countries such as Iraq and Syria, where they have existed since the time of Christ's first apostles.

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India
News Date: 
19/12/2019
Summary: 

“The Citizenship Amendment Act allows for the fast-tracking of applications from religious minorities including Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, but not Muslims,” says .

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
19/12/2019
Summary: 

Introduced in 2003, Prevent has attracted wide criticism for being racially prejudiced, sparking concerns this could be behind the drop in referrals. But national counter terror coordinator, Chief Superintendent Nik Adams, said the reduction is due to a growing public perception that “the Islamist threat has lessened over time”. 

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
19/12/2019
Summary: 

An independent inquiry is ongoing 

News Date: 
20/12/2019
Summary: 

Sharia Watch:

A small and extremely welcome step but in truth it does little to address the many fundamental issues with Islam-sharia and its basic "incompatibility with democracy and human rights" which are clearly set out in our key documents and encapsulated in this paragraph from resolution 2253 by the Council of Europe:

Country: 
Austria
News Date: 
19/12/2019
Summary: 

“Austrian police said on Monday they have foiled a terrorist plot to attack crowded targets in Austria, Germany, France, and Luxembourg during the holiday season, including the Christmas market at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.” Every year at Christmastime, Europeans are at heightened risk for jihad attacks, yet still they keep on electing leaders who promote instability through open-door immigration.

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Gambia (the)
News Date: 
19/12/2019
Summary: 

In a rare news report, as Christians routinely have no voice in Islamic countries….

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France
News Date: 
19/12/2019
Summary: 

Islamist groups have recruited dozens of former French soldiers, a troubling new report has revealed less than three months after a terrorist attack by a staff member at police headquarters in Paris shocked the nation. 

More than a third of the ex-servicemen are converts to Islam and nearly half served in elite Foreign Legion, parachute, commando or marine units where they acquired expertise in combat and handling weapons and explosives. 

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United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
02/12/2019
Summary: 

A LONDON-based Islamic group has targeted candidate Andrew Stephenson as part of a social media campaign to oust 14 former Tory MPs in marginal seats. The Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK) claims the 14 are ‘Islamophobic’ and supporters of Israel but provides no evidence for the assertion.

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Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
News Date: 
18/12/2019
Summary: 

Ask the average college or university student in America today which is the bigger threat in the world today, Islamic jihad terrorism or “Islamophobia,” and he or she will answer “Islamophobia.”  “43 dead in Congo after group with links to Islamic State go door-to-door in killing spree,” 

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