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  • Summary: 
    • "Nigeria security has declared war against Christians in this country." — Pastor Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, executive director of Voice of Northern Christian Movement, Nigeria.

    • While uncritically taking in and conferring refugee status on countless Muslim migrants, European authorities continued singling out those most in need of sanctuary for deportation.

    • "Afghanistan is not a safe place for a Christian convert. The Court should ask Switzerland to stop turning a blind eye to the situation of religious minorities in Afghanistan... Sending a refugee back to a country where they face persecution because of their faith is incompatible with the Convention." — AFD International.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    23/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Mr Macron confessed that Islamic radicalism had also “won" in some neighbourhoods and was "in the process of winning" in others.  He promised to share information with local mayors on individuals who figure on a terror watchlist and to step up the fight against racism and anti-Semitism.

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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: 
    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: 
    18/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Ofcom is investigating Islam Channel over concerns it has aired extreme views.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    08/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Labour activists were condemned for inviting a known 'extremist' preacher to an anti-racism rally. Shakeel Begg, an imam, was listed as a speaker at a Lewisham Labour Against Racism meeting on Tuesday, alongside two Labour MPs, local activists, trade unionists and students.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    31/10/2018
    Summary: 

    The Chief Inspector of Schools, Amanda Spielman, has written to the Public Accounts Committee about the risks to schools.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    30/10/2018
    Summary: 

    A French police officer in charge of security for Charlie Hebdomanaging editor Riss has been relieved of duty after investigators found he had viewed radical Islamic material and feared he may have become radicalised himself. The officer, who was a member of the Service de la protection (SDLP) which protects high-profile dignitaries, was suspected of radicalisation following concerns from the Directorate General of Internal Security (DGSI), France’s domestic intelligence agency, BFMTV 

  • 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

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    18/10/2018
    Summary: 

    An Islamic school that breached the Equality Act by treating boys and girls unequally was among 10 failing independent faith schools recently issued warning notices by the government. The Department for Education (DfE) published 25  to independent schools last

  • Summary: 

    Maajid Nawaz debates with Anjum Choudary.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    29/08/2018
    Summary: 

    Last June, in the wake of the London Bridge attack, in which three jihadists killed eight and injured 48 armed with 12-inch knives and a van, the prime minister, Theresa May, said it was time for some ‘difficult conversations’ about extremism.

    A year later, and it feels like we have barely even started such a conversation.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    09/10/2018
    Summary: 

    While inter-community violences have now been  by none other than France’s ex-Minister of Interior, top journalist Yves Mamou is accusing the French elites of closing their eyes on immigration and the Islamisation of the country.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    29/09/2018
    Summary: 
    • Group allowed a 13-year-old to sell pamphlets comparing Westerners to animals
    • This is despite founder, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s claim only over-16s can ‘engage’ in work 
    • Terrorism experts called on Government to ban group for ‘radicalising children’
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/02/2008
    Summary: 
    • Undercover footage shows pupils being taught religious apartheid 
    • Muslims who adopt Western ways will be 'tortured in afterlife'
    • Unprovoked beatings captured on camera in Yorkshire madrassa
    • Boy threatened with bench by senior student left in charge of class
  • Country: 
    Syrian Arab Republic
    News Date: 
    23/09/2018
    Summary: 
    • Video of man with Birmingham accent posted on Twitter linked to Kurdish militia 
    • He said he was called Anwar Miah and had been in Syria for the last four years
    • Masked man: ‘I came here to work with the general people and work in general hospitals. I’ve been working in hospitals since I came here'
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    22/09/2018
    Summary: 

    An extremist group banned in more than a dozen countries has launched a recruitment drive in an inner-city neighbourhood that is linked to more homegrown terrorists than anywhere else in the UK, The Times has learnt.

    Hizb ut-Tahrir, whose purpose is to re-establish the caliphate in the Middle East with Sharia law, has relocated to the Sparkhill area of Birmingham, which has been home to several convicted terrorists, including the UK’s first al-Qaeda inspired terrorist.

  • Summary: 

    The question remains: how is it that a prisoner considered  one minute that he has to be kept apart from murderers, is the next considered safe enough by the justice system to be released into the public? The answer is the limitations of the law. Choudary was sentenced to five and a half years for encouraging British Muslims to join Islamic State. Jurors heard that he had sworn an oath of allegiance to the terrorist group, a moment described by the Metropolitan Police as a “turning point”, since at last they had evidence that he had stepped over the line into outright criminality.

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    What the report authors – including a Tory and Labour MP – argued for was that the law should provide for more severe punishment in view of the true nature of the wrong: a new offence, which would revive the ancient law of treason. This change is urgently required. Between 2006 and 2017, some 193 people were given prison sentences for terrorism offences – . (The figure actually understates the number of convicted terrorists due to be released in the near future, given that prisoners can be released half way through their sentences.)

  • 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.

  • Summary: 

    A slew of convictions should remind us that nihilism lurks in Britain. it’s been a long, hot summer – and a busy one for counterterror officials. While the prosecution of the suspect in the attempted car attack in Westminster this month is only starting to get underway, there have been a slew of terror trials and convictions that have quietly concluded these past few months.

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    Taking far-right extremism seriously doesn’t mean exaggerating the threat it poses. Small neo-Nazi grouplets and murderous racist loners are frankly not a comparable threat to a global jihadist movement actively recruiting and inciting British youth.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    20/08/2018
    Summary: 

    “I never meant to teach violence to my students. We only used the props that we already had to cut costs for parents.” Why did he have cardboard cutouts of assault rifles already on hand? What does he use them for, if not to teach violence?

     

  • Summary: 

    In light of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, we reflect on how violence and extremism has been gathering momentum in Europe throughout the years. The UK, France, Holland and many other European countries are suffering a tide of Islamic extremism unprecedented in living memory. Is Europe's culture and way of life in danger? Will the governments wake up and act or continue to bury their heads in the sand, living in denial. Clarions Project's film, The Third Jihad, predicted this tide of violence and extremism now gathering momentum as seen in France, the UK, Holland and across all of Europe.

  • 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.
  • Summary: 
    • How expert are these two clerics at 'interfaith relations'? Well, they are so good that their main credential is their enthusiastic support for the murderer of somebody accused of 'blasphemy'.

    • Despite criticism from Shahbaz Taseer... the UK government had no problem allowing into the UK these two men who, as Shahbaz Taseer said, 'teach murder and hate'.

    • In the past year, the UK has banned a fair number of people from entering the country. It has, for example, barred the Canadian activist and blogger Lauren Southern. It has also banned the Austrian activist and 'identitarian' Martin Sellner. Whatever anyone's thoughts on either of these individuals, it is not possible to claim that either has ever addressed a rally of thousands of people which they have used to extol a murderer... Yet Hassan Haseeb ur Rehman has done these things – and yet has been allowed into the UK three years in a row.

  • Summary: 

    In his book , Rizvi speaks directly to the many closeted atheists, agnostics, and secularists in the Muslim world. These people are obliged by the societies in which they live to present themselves outwardly as Muslims, but in private, they harbor different ideas. Rizvi’s book is often polemical in tone, but also humane and sympathetic to the plight of Muslims around the world. He is keenly aware of the consolations which faith provide to some, and he never stoops to condescension.

    If Rizvi is right, freethinkers in the Muslim world are more numerous than most of us suspect. Not only are their numbers growing, but they are becoming more and more emboldened. With eloquent and outspoken ex-Muslims such as Rizvi, who offer a message of hope and liberation from dogma, religious conservatives around the world should start to worry.

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    But the title is not necessarily self-descriptive, even though it has become that by now. You know, people say: “Oh, here’s Ali Rizvi, the Atheist Muslim.” In the first place, the title is addressing atheists who are closeted, who have to present themselves outwardly as Muslims. In the Muslim world, there are countless such freethinkers, atheists, and agnostics, who are going around presenting themselves as Muslims, because there are very serious consequences for openly saying what they are. You know all the reasons. It ranges from being rejected by their families, disowned and ostracized by their communities, to being persecuted, jailed, or even hacked to death, as with the Bangladeshi secular bloggers. These people are atheist in thought, but Muslim in appearance. They are all living a contradictory existence.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    28/07/2018
    Summary: 
    • Andrew Malone ventured into the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis for a week
    • The neighbourhood is home to as many as 300,000 illegal immigrants
    • Many rely on crime or the 'black economy' to get by and live in poverty 
    • He found rule of French law, equality, religious freedom, was lost in the suburb
    • There are more mosques there than anywhere else and 35 known jihadis  
  • Summary: 
    • "Salafists see themselves as defenders of an original, unadulterated Islam.... As a consequence, Salafists want to establish a 'theocracy' according to their interpretation of the rules of sharia, one in which the liberal democratic order no longer applies." — Annual Report of Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

    • "Under the guise of humanitarian aid, Islamists succeed in radicalizing migrants. In the past, Salafists in particular tried to reach out to migrants. They visited refugee shelters for this purpose and offered assistance. The target group was not only adult migrants, but also unaccompanied adolescents, who, due to their situation and age, are particularly susceptible to Salafist missionary activities." — Annual Report of Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV).

    • The BfV report makes a direct link between the increase in anti-Semitism in Germany and the rise of Islamist movements in the country: "The 'enemy image of Judaism' therefore forms a central pillar in the propaganda of all Islamist groups.... This poses a significant challenge to the peaceful and tolerant coexistence in Germany."

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/07/2018
    Summary: 

    An Ilford headteacher who let a London Bridge terrorist attempt to radicalise her primary school pupils has been banned from the classroom for life.

  • Summary: 
    • If Indonesia's repatriated foreign fighters have their way, all of the country's churches will be destroyed.

    • If the repatriated foreign fighters are able to radicalize Indonesia's Muslims, all of the country may eventually resemble Aceh Province, where, after a lengthy reign of terror by Islamic militias, most Christians have been driven out.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    08/07/2018
    Summary: 

    A radical Islamist preacher who has said he 'does not believe in democracy' and is 'not obedient' to secular law is working as an expert witness to British courts, MailOnline can reveal.

     

  • Summary: 

    The pictures tell their own story of the baleful influence of Islam.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    18/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Once branded a 'no-go' zone by authorities, the Paris suburb of Trappes has become a recruiting ground for Islamic State – and ground zero in France’s struggle to integrate Muslims into its staunchly secular state. READ MORE:

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    06/06/2018
    Summary: 

    More than 95 per cent of deradicalisation programmes are ineffective, according to a study commissioned by the Home Office that raises questions about the government’s Prevent programme. The study revealed failures in the approach to deradicalisation in schools, youth centres, sports clubs and English-language classes. The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), the so-called nudge unit formerly part of the Cabinet Office, examined 33 deradicalisation programmes across the country designed to safeguard vulnerable people from far-right and religious extremist threats. The Times&n

  • Quarter of British Muslims sympathise with Charlie Hebdo terrorists

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    22/06/2018
    Summary: 

    The headteacher of an independent Islamic school has been forced out to spare it from closure after a raid by armed police uncovered weapons and more than £400,000 in cash at a flat in the grounds. Officers were called to the Darul Uloom school in  on May 30 after reports of a man brandishing a gun. Headteacher’s son Yusuf Musa, who was the school’s designated safeguarding staff member, was arrested in connection with the incident. 

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    19/06/2018
    Summary: 

    On Sunday night in Nice, France, a Muslim assailant attacked a police patrol with a knife whilst his phone loudly played Koran’s verses. He was quickly . At 1:50 am, a 29 year old man was discovered by Nice’s municipal police sneaking into the town hall and filming local’s and police’s vehicles.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    20/06/2018
    Summary: 

    A politician who claimed there was 'no proof' that ISIS exists has been given a key role protecting children from radicalisation. Birmingham councillor Safia Akhtar Noor was suspended as a school governor after making the comment following the Westminster terror attack last year.

  • Summary: 
    • There are approximately 250 mosques in Switzerland, but the authorities do not know who finances them. By rejecting the proposal compelling mosques to disclose who finances them, the Swiss authorities can now remain willfully blind.

    • The Muslim World League is behind "a whole network of radically-oriented mosques in Switzerland... with the clear intention of spreading Salafist thought here". — Saïda Keller-Messahli, expert on Islam in Switzerland.

    • Above all, the Swiss government seems not to have considered the rights of Swiss non-Muslim citizens, who are the ones left to live with the consequences of the government's ill-thought-out policies

  • Summary: 

    It is simply false to declare that jihadists represent the “tiny few extremists” who sully the reputation of an otherwise peace-loving and tolerant Muslim faith. In reality, the truth is far more troubling — that jihadists represent the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a faith that is given over to hate on a massive scale, with hundreds of millions of believers holding views that Americans would rightly find revolting. Not all Muslims are hateful, of course, but so many are that it’s not remotely surprising that the world is wracked by wave after wave of jihadist violence.

    To understand the Muslim edifice of hate, imagine it as a pyramid — with broadly-shared bigotry at the bottom, followed by stair steps of escalating radicalism — culminating in jihadist armies that in some instances represent a greater share of their respective populations than does the active-duty military in the United States.

    The base of the pyramid, the most broadly held hatred in the Islamic world, is anti-Semitism, with staggering numbers of Muslims expressing anti-Jewish views. In 2014, the Anti-Defamation League released the results of polling 53,100 people in 102 countries for evidence of anti-Semitic attitudes and beliefs. The numbers from the majority-Muslim world are difficult to believe for those steeped in politically correct rhetoric about Islam. A full , including 92 percent of Iraqis, a whopping 69 percent of relatively secular Turks, and 74 percent of Saudis.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    24/02/2017
    Summary: 

    A bipartisan report in the French Senate minced no words in describing this country’s efforts to “deradicalize” former and future terrorists. The French government’s attempt — including the controversial opening of a deradicalization center in the middle of the countryside — was a “total fiasco,” in the words of Philippe Bas, a senator from the center-right Republicans party.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    05/06/2018
    Summary: 

    The MCB last week called for an independent inquiry into alleged Islamophobia within the ruling Conservative Party, claiming that verbal attacks on Muslims were occurring “more than weekly” and listing a number of such attacks by Conservatives from the past two months.

    But Home Secretary (interior minister) Sajid Javid has hit back, saying the government has no dealings with the MCB because some of its members express “unacceptable” views on extremism.

  • Summary: 
    • Egyptian intellectual Dr. Khaled Montaser referred to the "scientific-miraculous" nature of the Quran (i'jaz) as a "great delusion" and "an anesthetic or a nice sedative" for the Arabs and the Muslims.

    • "Where does extremism come from? People, we must admit -- as our president has often said -- that there are elements in our books of heritage that incite to this. We must admit this." — Dr. Khaled Montaser.

    • Montaser's harsh criticism should be understood as a call, similar to that of other caring Muslims "trying to fix this," not to abandon Islam, but to modernize or risk remaining "at the tail end of all the nations."

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Shocking levels of hatred, violence, bigotry and religious intolerance has been unearthed among the readership of a UK-based media platform which reports on national and international Muslim news, an investigation by AltNewsMedia reveals today.
     

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    01/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Muslim children in a mosque in Canada practicing beheading of infidels In a shocking video which went viral on social media. Canada may be the first Western country to adopt blasphemy law and to criminalize criticism of Islam. Justin Trudeau is most vocal Western leaders against Islamophobia which means fear of Islam. The Canadian prime minister wants to ban not only criticism of Islam but to persecute people who are afraid of Islam. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right in a democratic state and should be protected in Canada. Freedom of speech should not be

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    26/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Candidates who have denied the existence of Islamic State, spread anti-Semitism and homophobia online, and have been convicted of serious voter fraud are set to stand for Labour and as independents in Birmingham council elections, one of the UK’s most corrupt local authorities. Former governors of a  school, where hard-line Muslims attempted spread an extreme ideology, have also been out camp

  • Summary: 

    In part two of John Ware's detailed examination of MEND, the fastest growing and most active Muslim advocacy group in Britain today

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