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May 2020

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“Ex-Muslims Unmask Abu Dhabi ‘Deception,’” by Jules Gomes, ChurchMilitant.com, May 27, 2020:

ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) – A network of Muslim converts, who face the death penalty for apostasy from Islam, are denouncing the Abu Dhabi declaration as a “deception” for “subtle but significant differences” in the Arabic text of the document.

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United States of America (the)
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31/05/2020
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With Leftists rioting and destroying citie

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Algeria
Congo (the)
Denmark
Egypt
Greece
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Mozambique
Nigeria
Pakistan
Syrian Arab Republic
Uganda
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31/05/2020
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    Asymmetrical Conceptions of Truth: The first thing to note is that even if I interpret the world through a fuzzy lens it does not mean that others will follow suit. We have to acknowledge that the vast majority of Muslims view their faith as True with a capital ‘T’. That is not going to change because many Westerners have misty notions about what constitutes reality. We cannot hopefully believe that ‘Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them’ (Qur’an 9:29) means exactly the same thing as ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you’ and expect the followers of Islam to follow suit. When relativism meets rock solid conviction it always comes out second best. If Islam is going to be challenged it will have to be done by people who are convinced that it is untrue and dangerous. If that statement seems harsh, it is perhaps only because we have drunk too deeply from the relativist sea in which we swim. The fact is, however, that feel-good ‘true for you but not for me’ notions will not do when confronted by an ideology whose adherents are utterly convinced of its truth.  ...Read More

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    Nigeria
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    30/05/2020
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    This is not an “extremist” view.

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    United Kingdom (UK)
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    30/05/2020
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      Somalia
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      30/05/2020
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      This story repeats the usual establishment media line: “People in countries where FGM is still common attempt to link it to religion, but the practice has nothing to do with any faith and 

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      27/05/2020
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      Muslim hatred for Sikhs has now come to Br

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      Somalia
      United States of America (the)
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      27/05/2020
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      When Liban Haji Mohamed was admitted into the country a

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      Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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      27/05/2020
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      According to Islamic law, “retaliation is

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      27/05/2020
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      A Muslim campaign group that describes coronavirus as a punishment from god has been banned from running its advertisements on Facebook. Cage once described Mohammed Emwazi, who was filmed beheading Isis prisoners, as a “beautiful young man”. The group, based in east London, was using Facebook and YouTube to raise £400,000 during Ramadan in its campaign called Reviving Divine Justice. Facebook data shows that it ran 16 adverts, four of which were banned, including a video about coronavirus, launched on April 22.

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      Nigeria
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      26/05/2020
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      It is a month today since the police arre

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      27/05/2020
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      A disgraced former councillor who was banned from serving on any local authority has

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      Jordan
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      25/03/2017
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      It is estimated that since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, ove

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      23/05/2020
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      Sharia Watch: When will the governemnt ask these Imams what proposals they have to align sharia with human rights as per Council of Europe resolution 2253?

      Jihad Watch:

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      Algeria
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      26/05/2020
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      What fun these fellows will have in Paris

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      An open letter we are sending to the newly formed Steering Committee of the Commission for Countering Extremism. The actual letter can be found in the attached download file.

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      Since the early days of jihadism, Islamist extremists have exploited charitable organisations, non-profit organisations and NGOs to provide financial and material support for terrorist activity. Efforts increased to tackle this problem in the wake of the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, and a vast body of research and policy work has developed in the area of counter-terrorism financing. However, the ways in which charitable organisations have been used by Islamist extremists to spread their divisive and intolerant ideology have received relatively less attention.

      On 12 July 2017, Home Secretary Amber Rudd made an official statement following the Home Office's internal review into the funding of Islamist Extremism in the UK. The review found that while a small number of extremist organisations received a significant proportion of their income from abroad, the majority did not, leading to the conclusion that ´"a comprehensive approach focused particularly on domestic sources of support for all forms of extremism is needed!"

      The review found that some organisations were "purposefully vague" about their activities and charitable status, portray themselves as charities to increase their credibility and exploit the Islamic duty to give to charity, and that those donating money may not be aware of the 'organisations'· agenda. Yet, the Home Office did not make the details of these organisations public.

      It is vital that information about these organisations and the strategies they employ is in the public domain, not least because evidence shows that in the last year alone a selection of the charities mentioned in this report received a minimum of £6,066,952 from the British taxpayer through Gift Aid. As the case studies in this report are illustrative rather than comprehensive, it is likely that this sum represents only the tip of the iceberg.

      Contrary to claims that the problem is ´'negligible' the charities detailed in this report demonstrate that, despite more than a decade of attempts to improve regulation of the charitable sector, a concerning number of UK-registered charities continue to fund and support extremism. This is done by providing a platform for a network of Islamist extremist speakers, disseminating their literature, and giving them credibility, access to beneficiaries and the general public.

      For decades the Charity Commission, which is legally unable to simply de-register "bad" charities, has been particularly ill equipped to deal with charities that are institutionally problematic, that is, involved with extremism at all levels of their activity. The Commission has demonstrated increasing engagement with, and recognition of, the problem, and the extension of its powers under the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 has the potential to significantly improve regulation. Nevertheless, the public are yet to see if these powers will be used to maximum effect.

      While charities can be abused for criminal purposes by those involved in terrorist activities, this report focuses on abuse by those Islamist extremists whose views are not illegal but remain problematic and dangerous. On occasion, the line between the two forms of abuse are blurred, with some charities connected to terrorism also showing signs of extremism, as is seen in the case of some humanitarian aid charities and those with other activities

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      Muslim apologists often proudly claim that Islam liberated women from the terrible conditions they lived in before the coming of Muhammad. Yet, it is probably fair to ask what exactly this ‘liberation’ means if Islam condemns women to hell simply for being women.

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      21/05/2020
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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      18/05/2020
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      The Charity Commission for England and Wales announced tha

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      ► Jhelum incident: Mob destroyed an Ahmadi-owned factory and occupied an Ahmadiyya mosque. Loot and arson took place in police presence. All Ahmadis had to flee from their homes to save their lives.

      ► Government of the Punjab banned more than 90 books and publications of the Ahmadiyya community on the recommendations of the Mutahiddah Ulama Board. These included the entire works of the founder of the community.

      ► The only book depot in Rabwah was raided by authorities; its septuagenarian proprietor was arrested by anti-terrorism squad, charged and sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment after a speedy trial.

      ► One Ahmadiyya mosque was demolished, two were sealed, one disfigured and another one forcibly occupied temporarily and its furnishings set ablaze.

      ► Two Ahmadis were murdered for their faith.  An Ahmadi pressman was arrested by the police in Lahore on March 30, 2015. He was refused bail even by the Supreme Court. He remains in prison.

      ► Three Ahmadis of District Sheikhupura were not granted bail; they remained in prison throughout this year. They were arrested on July 18, 2014 under PPC 295-A on a spurious charge. Their colleague was murdered while in police custody in a police lockup.

      ► Anti-Ahmadiyya elements were allowed to hold conferences and rallies in Rabwah throughout the year. They incited the participants against the residents of the town. This happened despite the National Action Plan against extremism and terrorism.  The (PTI) speaker of KPK Assembly declared to the crowd in an antiAhmadiyya conference that the KPK government will soon make End of Prophethood part of school syllabus.

      ► Majlis Tahaffuz Khatme Nabuwwat Peshawar issued a pamphlet which states: “It is Jihad to shoot such people (Ahmadis) in the open.”

      ► Anti-Ahmadiyya activities remained in high gear in Lahore this year as well. Mullas openly spread hate against Ahmadis.

      ► Punjab Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution condemning former High Commissioner to UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan’s statement criticizing antiAhmadi amendment to the constitution.

      ► A candidate in local government election distributed pamphlets with a note: “Qadianis need not bother to vote for me”.

      ► A mulla on state payroll, Zahid M Qasmi, stated: ‘Qadianis are a colossal mischief (fitna); the World of Islam will have to unite to crush its head.’

      ► A researcher on the ‘Ahmadi issue’ recommended research and open discussions; “only then we might be able to avoid the impending human disaster which is in the making,” he warned in an interview.

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      Pakistan
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      22/05/2020
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      Pakistan is the only country in the world whose penal code bars some Muslims from reciting Islamic scriptures, issuing calls to prayer or preaching their religious beliefs.

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      19/02/2006
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      Nigeria
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      24/09/2014
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      We are talking about the Nigerian military he

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      He is a progressive mind and a champion of islamic reformation and social change. Mr. Bala draws attention to aspects of Islam and the prophet's life which are often hidden and forbidden. He points out those teachings of Islam and the prophet which he finds mistaken and incompatible with human rights, science, and critical thinking.

      or allegedly making posts and comments on his Facebook page which some Muslims interpreted as insults on the prophet of Islam, police in Nigeria arrested Mubarak Bala. They have detained and held him incommunicado for almost three weeks. The Islamic establishment has refused to speak out against this illegality and infringement on his fundamental human rights. In fact, some Muslims have threatened to kill Mr. Bala if he was not adequately punished by the ‘state’.

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      18/05/2020
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      The 

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      20/05/2020
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      The UK grooming-gang scandal has refused to go away.

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      So we come to Ramadan’s night of power. The 27th day of Ramadan is Laylat al-Qadr (sometimes rendered Laylatul Qadr). It is also known as Shab-e-Qadr, and means Night of Decree or Night of Measures. Muslims regard it as the best, most powerful day of the whole year. They believe the first verses of the quran were revealed to Muhammed on this day in 610AD. For them, prayer made on this day is worth a lifetime of prayers at other times. ...

      Because Laylat al-Qadr is a night of decrees, we need to be aware of its ability to inspire Muslims to bless their own prosperity and that of the Islamic world in general, at the expense of the world of unbelievers. Indeed, to them, the latter is a ‘house of war.’ Muslims always decree favour on Dar al Islam at the expense of Dar al Harb. ...

      Because Laylat al-Qadr is such a powerful day in the Islamic calendar, Muslim terrorists have traditionally regarded it as a good time to launch attacks.

      According to an article on news.com.au, ‘Security agencies are expected to be on high alert for the last 10 days of Ramadan, particularly on the Night of Power … Muslims traditionally spend the night in prayer and devotion which is said to equate to 1000 months of proper worship. But the significance of the event has also made it a target for terror attacks.’

      Security forces are aware of the threat during the whole of Ramadan, but Laylat al-Qadr is particularly dangerous. In 2017 Fox News reported: ‘Law enforcement officials around the world are on high alert this week as ISIS calls for a surge of civilian attacks during Islam’s “Night of Power,” the holiest day on the Islamic calendar.’

      In its time Islamic State launched numerous Ramadan attacks, and we should be wrong to think their demise has brought such threats to an end. It may be their sleepers are now embedded across the world. News.com.au also say: ‘Other Islamist groups including al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab have also used the holy month to inflict death and destruction on its enemies.’

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      United States of America (the)
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      19/05/2020
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      Arrests and plots linked to U.S.

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      European Union
      United Kingdom (UK)
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      19/05/2020
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      Meanwhile, the EU continues to insist that opposing mas

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      United Kingdom (UK)
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      15/05/2020
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      Religious leaders in South Asian communities are failing child sexual abuse victims as their cultures are 'shrouded in secrecy, shame and denial', an inquiry has heard.

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