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  • Summary: 
    • 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.

    • The third factor was the establishment of a "them and us" distinction between the radicalized men and the rest of the world, especially the belief that the West is an enemy of the Muslim world. The distinction also involved a rejection of democracy and a commitment to the establishment of a caliphate governed by sharia law, which the men want to bring about either through dawa(proselytizing) or violence (jihad).

    • "The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar's programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from non-Muslims]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?" — Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, scholar of Islamic law, graduate of Egypt's Al Azhar University, explaining why it refused to denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, 2015.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    10/12/2018
    Summary: 

    A Muslim chaplain has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs worth tens of thousands of pounds into Belmarsh prison.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    23/11/2018
    Summary: 

     supported by the Duchess of Sussex is housed inside a mosque linked by experts to individuals connected to “terrorist acts” and run by an imam who says girls who listen to music risk becoming strippers. 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    18/10/2011
    Summary: 

    Britain's madrassas have faced more than 400 allegations of physical abuse in the past three years, a BBC investigation has discovered. But only a tiny number have led to successful prosecutions. The revelation has led to calls for formal regulation of the schools, attended by more than 250,000 Muslim children every day for Koran lessons.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/10/2018
    Summary: 

    An imam who sexually assaulted a young child over a period of 7 years had his sentence increased today.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    24/02/2014
    Summary: 

    The Quilliam Foundation is an interesting body because it hopes to achieve a more Muslim Britain as much as any of the Islamist parties it criticises; but it means to get there by fair means rather than foul. The headline that comes out of its  is that almost all the imams in British mosques are foreign.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/07/2015
    Summary: 

    Amid increasing fears of radicalisation of young British Muslims, ques­tions are being asked about the role mosques and Muslim organisations in the country are playing, or failing to play, to stop this dangerous phe­nomenon. Estimates of British membership in the Islamic State (ISIS) range from 500-2,000, according to Brit­ish Muslim Member of Parliament Khalid Mahmood in November 2014. But questions remain over how to counter this dangerous ideology that is increasingly gaining pur­chase among some segments of the British Muslim community, with many calling for tighter regulation

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    While some Islamic scholars have insisted that “honor killing” is cultural rather than inherently Islamic, a prominent Palestinian Muslim cleric made it clear in a sermon at the iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that Muslim men are prepared to kill to defend their family’s name. Sheik Issam Amira explained that Muslims are “undergoing a major crisis regarding the honor of their womenfolk” amid the many temptations posed by modernity. Social media, television and women leaving the house without male chaperones are just some examples of the “obliteration” of women’s honor in Palestine, he said.

    In response, Amira encouraged men to say to their female relatives: “We are ready to die defending your honor, but at the same time, we are ready to kill you if you take your honor lightly.” The Middle East Media Research Institute, which translated the sermon, said it was posted on the Internet on Sept. 21.

     

  • Country: 
    Italy
    News Date: 
    19/09/2018
    Summary: 

    A Tunisian imam and four Egyptian men were deported for State security reasons Wednesday after a probe turned up evidence they were close to radical Islamist circles. Italy has now expelled 89 people this year for these reasons, and 326 since January 2015.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/09/2018
    Summary: 

    Regulators have opened dozens of investigations into UK Muslim charities over the last five years following weapons discoveries, the unmasking of extremists in religious schools and allegations of terrorist financing, analysis of official data shows.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    16/08/2018
    Summary: 

    Admin: Why hasn't this mosque been closed? After Sousse Tunsia closed 40 mosques, when wil the UK take similar action?

    A sermon at the mosque where the Manchester bomber worshipped called for the support of armed jihadist fighters, according to two Muslim scholars. An imam at Didsbury Mosque in December 2016 was recorded praying for "victory" for "our brothers and sisters right now in Aleppo and Syria and Iraq"

  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    11/08/2018
    Summary: 
    A mobile phone video, taken inside the Viennese Taiseer mosque, shows how imams call on youths to create an Islamic State, Austrian newspaper Krone reports. While one imam calls youth to establish an Islamic state as “they have the most important roles in jihad and proselytising”, another preaches against so-called unbelievers. Congratulating Christians on religious festivals is something like “haram” – which is forbidden. “It’s like prostration to the cross.
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    11/08/2018
    Summary: 

    The Oxford imam who defended Boris Johnson this week has a warning for liberals. Taj Hargey, the Oxford imam and scholar who robustly defended Boris Johnson in this week, has a habit of asking vivid questions and then answering them himself with a punchiness that makes the former foreign secretary seem timid and colourless. “Do you think that these Wahhabis, Saudis

  • Summary: 

    Copenhagen Imam said, in an address streamed live on Facebook on July 23, 2017, that “the final solution to the problem of the Levant – after the establishment of the Caliphate and the elimination of the Jewish entity – will be through the conquest of Europe.” “Europe must be invaded again,” he said, calling for a new Islamic conquest of Al-Andalus, the Balkans, and Rome, in order to fulfill the promise of the Prophet Muhammad.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    03/07/2018
    Summary: 

    An imam who beat and slapped his pupils as a form of punishment has been jailed for 17 months. Police say Abdul Rauf, 51, believed he was 'untouchable' as bullied and tormented children at a mosque Crawford Street, Rochdale, the 

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    27/01/2018
    Summary: 

    Muslim clerics are threatening the lives of Jews from the pulpits of American mosques, and they are doing it with virtual impunity, say former US law-enforcement officials who worry that the rhetoric could lead to violent attacks. Over the past six months, at least five prominent US imams have been caught on tape preaching violence against Jews in sermons at mosques across America. Yet these radical preachers inciting anti-Semitic violence aren’t prosecuted or even permanently banished by the leadership of their mosques.

  • Summary: 

    Will Muslim spokesmen in the West denounce this call as un-Islamic, or remain silent about it? I’m betting the latter, in light of passages like these that make it clear that al-Qadi is speaking in complete accord with the Qur’an and Islamic law:

    “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, and do not forbidden what has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, and do not acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued” (Qur’an 9:29).

    A hadith depicts Muhammad saying:

    “Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them…. If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. (Sahih Muslim 4294)

    , December 17, 2017:

     

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    From MUQADDIMAH by Abd Ar Rahman bin Muhammed ibn Khaldun (1332-1406)


    In the Muslim community, the holy war [jihad] is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and the obligation to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force ... The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the Holy War was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense ... They are merely required to establish their religion among their own people. That is why the Israelites after Moses and Joshua remained unconcerned with royal authority [e.g., a Caliphate]. Their only concern was to establish their religion [not spread it to the nations] … But Islam is under obligation to gain power over other nations.

    A respected and celebrated Islamic scholar, Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), studied Al Qur'an in its original Arabic and other Islamic texts.

     



  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/01/2007
    Summary: 

    Muslim worshippers are being urged by radical clerics to ignore British law

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    26/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Where could he have gotten the idea to do this? “Indeed, the worst of living creatures in the sight of Allah are those who have disbelieved, and they will not believe” (Qur’an 8:55). Here’s what he is accused of,” , February 26, 2018:

  • Country: 
    Somalia
    News Date: 
    25/02/2018
    Summary: 

    They banned two types of FGM, but made the third mandatory. Why did the Muslim clerics issue this fatwa? Don’t they know what every non-Muslim journalist in the West knows, that FGM is cultural and has nothing to do with Islam? Here it is again, for those who are not paying attention:

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    23/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Islamic law forbids Christians to build new churches. That’s the only law that Mudasiru Owoyale doubtless respects. What Nigerian law says is of no import to him; he considers that to be manmade law, vastly inferior to the supposedly divine law, Sharia.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    30/11/2017
    Summary: 
    • Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman says it is sinful for a man to look at another woman
    • Australian National Imams Council president says it can lead to adulterous sex 
    • Nation's most powerful English-speaking Sunni leader likened fidelity to sheep 

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    Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of Islam that draws on not just the faith’s tenets but local spiritual and cultural traditions. As a result, the nation has long been a voice of, and for, moderation in the Islamic world.

    Yet Indonesia is not without its . Though most are on the fringe, they can add up to a significant number given Indonesia’s 260-million population. In the early 2000s, the country was  by  (JI), a homegrown extremist organization allied with al-Qaeda. JI’s deadliest attack was the  that killed 202 people. While JI has been neutralized, ISIS has claimed responsibility for recent, smaller terrorist incidents in the country and has  — Indonesians who could pose a threat when they return home. The country has also seen the rise of hate groups that preach intolerance and violence against local religious and ethnic minorities, which include Shia and Ahmadiya Muslims.

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    Many Western politicians and intellectuals say that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. What is your view?

    Western politicians should stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam. There is a clear relationship between fundamentalism, terrorism, and the basic assumptions of Islamic orthodoxy. So long as we lack consensus regarding this matter, we cannot gain victory over fundamentalist violence within Islam.

    Radical Islamic movements are nothing new. They’ve appeared again and again throughout our own history in Indonesia. The West must stop ascribing any and all discussion of these issues to “Islamophobia.” Or do people want to accuse me — an Islamic scholar — of being an Islamophobe too?

    What basic assumptions within traditional Islam are problematic?

    The relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims, the relationship of Muslims with the state, and Muslims’ relationship to the prevailing legal system wherever they live … Within the classical tradition, the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims is assumed to be one of segregation and enmity.

    Perhaps there were reasons for this during the Middle Ages, when the tenets of Islamic orthodoxy were established, but in today’s world such a doctrine is unreasonable. To the extent that Muslims adhere to this view of Islam, it renders them incapable of living harmoniously and peacefully within the multi-cultural, multi-religious societies of the 21st century.

    A Western politician would likely be accused of racism for saying what you just said.

    I’m not saying that Islam is the only factor causing Muslim minorities in the West to lead a segregated existence, often isolated from society as a whole. There may be other factors on the part of the host nations, such as racism, which exists everywhere in the world. But traditional Islam — which fosters an attitude of segregation and enmity toward non-Muslims — is an important factor.

    And Muslims and the state?

    Within the Islamic tradition, the state is a single, universal entity that unites all Muslims under the rule of one man who leads them in opposition to, and conflict with, the non-Muslim world.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    13/11/2017
    Summary: 
    • Queensland Islam convert says Muslims should shun Christmas celebrations
    • He also says they must not only reject it but disassociate from any festivitities
    • The Logan Mosque imam Sheikh Zainadine Johnson says this is to respect Allah

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  • Country: 
    Austria
    News Date: 
    18/11/2017
    Summary: 
    • "While outside the mosque there is constant talk of integration, the opposite is preached inside. Only in rare instances are parts of the sermon -- or even more rarely, all of the sermon -- translated into German..." — Constantin Schreiber, author of Inside Islam: What Is Being Preached in Germany's Mosques.

  • Country: 
    Egypt
    News Date: 
    17/09/2015
    Summary: 

    Egypt is adding , private security and book bans to its efforts to control extremism and support moderate religious thought.
     

  • Country: 
    Switzerland
    News Date: 
    29/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Switzerland’s legislature has voted to ban the foreign funding of mosques, including from Saudi Arabia, as well as to force mosques to use local languages instead of Arabic or other foreign tongues. The Swiss National Council, the parliament’s lower house, voted by a narrow majority to ban the financing of mosques from abroad and for generally increasing the transparency of how mosques are funded. If the law passes the Senate, individual mosques will need to declare who they are backed by as well as preach in one of Switzerland’s official languages, namely German, French, Italian,

  • Country: 
    Switzerland
    News Date: 
    28/09/2017
    Summary: 
    • What you would never know, from all this hand-wringing about "Islamophobia," is that only a few weeks before the conference, the country's media had reported on a popular imam in Biel who, in his sermons, "asked Allah to destroy the enemies of Islam -- Jews, Christians, Hindus, Russians, and Shiites."

    • The imam in question, Abu Ramadan, preached that Muslims who befriended infidels were "cursed until the Day of Judgment" -- which, of course, is not radical at all, but is straight out of the Koran.

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    14/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Jewish groups are disappointed that the Crown will not bring charges against two imams who made anti-Semitic statements, including a call for the death of Jews, in a Montreal mosque, due to the amount of time that’s passed. The men gave the contentious sermons at the Al-Andalous Islamic Centre in the St-Laurent borough of Montreal in 2014. Both the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) and B’nai Brith Canada filed complaints against the men with Montreal police, charging that they had incited hatred and violence against Jews.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    08/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Many Western politicians and intellectuals say that Islamist terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. What is your view?

    Western politicians should stop pretending that extremism and terrorism have nothing to do with Islam. There is a clear relationship between fundamentalism, terrorism, and the basic assumptions of Islamic orthodoxy. So long as we lack consensus regarding this matter, we cannot gain victory over fundamentalist violence within Islam.

  • Country: 
    Belgium
    News Date: 
    27/08/2017
    Summary: 

    “One in five mosques checked for extremism in 2016,” , August 27, 2017 (thanks to ):

  • Summary: 
    • For Muslims in other parts of the world, inflammatory outrage -- often based on spurious charges -- against Israel, has always been given immediate priority, while serious human rights violations by Muslim nations, dictators, and mobs are shrugged off as problems "over there."

    • This silent refusal by many Muslims to condemn attacks that are openly inspired by Islam does not come from aggression, but from a fear of challenging religious authority or needfully holding our own community accountable. In a post-Trump era, Muslims are not worried about what Jews, Americans or a new administration will do. Many of us fear first and foremost our own community for the ostracism and harassment we risk if we rise as a dissenting voice.

    • Extremist ideology will only change once we remove the imams and the mosque leadership who are complicit and who have unfettered access to a powerful platform. These are not people of faith; they are not spiritual leaders. They are dangerous propagandists and they need to be removed.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    28/07/2017
    Summary: 

    A Sheffield-based Muslim radio station has had its license revoked for broadcasting more than 25 hours of sermons “encouraging and condoning” violence against non-Muslims.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/07/2017
    Summary: 

    An imam accused of glorifying and drumming up support for Islamic State in his sermons is to stand trial later this year. Islamic leader Kamran Sabir Hussain faces eight terror-related offences in connection with his work at a mosque in Tunstall.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    23/06/2017
    Summary: 

    An Islamic school that hosted radical clerics and segregated teachers by gender is accused today by the Charity Commission of mismanagement and misconduct. The regulator expressed concern that the Rabia Educational Trust, which caters for 128 pupils and charges up to £2,300 a year, had failed to protect pupils from potentially harmful views. Ofsted has inspected Rabia girls’ and boys’ school in Luton four times since 2014 but it continues to fail to meet educational and management standards and remains under regulatory action by the schools inspectorate.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    16/06/2017
    Summary: 

    A former teacher at a mosque is facing jail after being found guilty of sexually touching four girls as young as five while they read to him in Arabic from the Quran. Mohammed Haji Saddique, who taught at the Madina Mosque in Cardiff for more than 30 years, would call the girls to sit next to him on the pretence of getting them to read from the Muslim holy book, Cardiff Crown Court heard during his trial

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    28/05/2017
    Summary: 

    THE mosque where bomber Salman Abedi ­worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/05/2017
    Summary: 

    Where did Samata Ullah learn his understanding of Islam? Are British authorities looking into that? Have they visited his local mosque? Why not?

    A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.”

  • Country: 
    Russian Federation (the)
    News Date: 
    22/08/2016
    Summary: 

    Muslim Leader Says FGM Necessary to Curb Girls’ Sexuality

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    18/04/2017
    Summary: 
    • A Melbourne man has pleaded guilty to marrying 14-year-old girl in September
    • Mohammad Shakir, 34, was initially charged with having sex with the child
    • But on Tuesday, the charge was withdrawn by at Melbourne Magistrates' Court
    • Instead, Shakir was charged with marrying a person not of marriageable age 
    • The ceremony was conducted at Noble Park by former imam Ibrahim Omerdi

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  • Country: 
    Denmark
    News Date: 
    01/03/2016
    Summary: 

    A prominent Danish mosque has told their congregation that apostates, adulterers and any one who harms a Muslim should be killed.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    02/02/2017
    Summary: 

    The Dar-es-Salam mosque in Aix-en-Provence was the subject of an administrative closure during the state of emergency on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of the Interior. Radical ideology calling for discrimination ".

    It is the first mosque closed as part of the state of emergency in the department of Bouches-du-Rhone, a police source told AFP.

  • Country: 
    Australia
    News Date: 
    31/03/2017
    Summary: 

    Where have Christians been given space for Christian prayers at a mosque?

    Anyway, no one should be surprised by what he said. The death penalty for apostasy is part of Islamic law. It’s based on the Qur’an: “They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.” (Qur’an 4:89)

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/03/2017
    Summary: 

    The 36-year-old sales rep, from the Midlands, hopes her story will help to stop others from having to ‘suffer in silence’. I WAS abused almost every day between the ages of seven and 11. My abuser was the leader of my mosque, the Imam.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    20/03/2017
    Summary: 

    A religious leader in  who beat children as young as nine has been spared jail. Mohammed Karamat attacked four children during a six-day period - slapping one of his young victims and stabbing another with a pen.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    22/08/2008
    Summary: 

    Now Hardcash has made a follow-up programme for Channel 4's Dispatches, to be broadcast next month, in which a female reporter attends prayer meetings at an important British mosque which claims to be dedicated to moderation and dialogue with other faiths.

    The programme-makers, who are not naming the mosque at this stage, say she secretly filmed shocking sermons given to the women-only congregation in which female preachers recited extremist and intolerant beliefs.

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    01/03/2017
    Summary: 

    This is not some aberration. There are many more mosques where this kind of thing is preached, because the Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    27/02/2017
    Summary: 

    A woman has given a harrowing description of the daily sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of an imam for nearly five years as a young girl. Nabila – not her real name – was sexually abused almost every day from the age of seven in a small mosque operating within an imam's home in the West Midlands. Speaking to 5 live Daily’s Amara Sophia Elahi, Nabila described how she also started self-harming as a way of dealing with the abuse. The abuser, Hafiz Rahman, was found guilty in 2016 of six counts of indecent assault and sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    21/02/2017
    Summary: 

    AN IMAM accused of a string of terror offences including allegedly encouraging his flock to support the Islamic State in a series of sermons appeared in court today.

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    08/02/2017
    Summary: 

    O Allah, give victory to our brothers who engage in Jihad in Palestine, O Lord of the Worlds

    O Allah, make their feet firm

    O Allah, make their feet firm

    O Allah, unite their ranks…

    O Allah, destroy the accursed Jews

    O Allah, show us the black day you inflict on them

    O Allah, show us the wonders of your power and ability inflicted on them, O the most Merciful

    Shook the ground beneath their feet

    O Allah, kill them one by one

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