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  • 20-Year-Old in North Carolina Planned to Murder Hundreds for Islamic State

    11/29/2016 9:10:08 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 29 2016 | John Hayward
    20-year-old Justin Nojan Sullivan pled guilty on Tuesday morning to a chilling terrorist plot in which he planned to use a silenced gun to murder hundreds of people in Virginia and North Carolina on behalf of the Islamic State. He has agreed to serve a life sentence in prison.
  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • Obama Justice Department Laughed Off Armed New Black Panther Threat

    07/09/2016 12:00:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Is this the Dallas cop killer at a New Black Panthers march? In 2009 and 2010, lawyers working at the United States Justice Department warned top Obama political appointees and other Justice Department officials about the dangerous threats of New Black Panthers to kill police officers and other whites. I was one of those lawyers who delivered those warnings.Our warnings came in the context of the Voting Rights Act case I and other lawyers brought against the New Black Panthers on behalf of the United States in 2009, a case the Obama administration ultimately abandoned. Both top DOJ officials, including...
  • Islam is being damaged by media: Dr Zakir

    07/07/2016 5:37:03 AM PDT · by Cronos · 32 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | 13 June 2016 | Ahmad Shabaan
    The maximum damage done to the image of Islam today is by the international media which is bombarding misconceptions about it day and night using an array of strategies. This was affirmed by renowned Islamic scholar Dr Zakir Naik on Thursday night, June 16, as part of his lecture 'Media & Islam "International media, be it print, audio, video, or online, use a number of strategies to malign Islam by first picking up the black sheep of the Muslim community, and portraying them as though they are exemplary Muslims." Media is the most important tool rather the most dangerous weapon...
  • Obama rips 'bigotry' and 'xenophobia' with Ramadan message

    07/06/2016 1:52:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 88 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama sent a message to Donald Trump on Wednesday in a statement marking the end of Ramadan, calling on Americans to renew their commitment to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia. “Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr. “This Eid, we recommit to protecting Muslim Americans against bigotry and xenophobia, while celebrating the contributions of Muslim Americans around the country, including one of our finest, the People’s Champion Muhammad Ali, to whom we bade farewell this...
  • Islamic gunmen kill 20 before Bangladesh commandos end siege ("sharp weapons")

    07/02/2016 6:05:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    MSN Reuters ^ | July 2, 2016
    Islamic gunmen shouting "Allahu Akbar" attacked an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, killing 20 people inside, before police stormed the building on Saturday and rescued 13 hostages, officials said. The attack, claimed by Islamic State, marks a major escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants over the past 18 months that had targeted mostly individuals advocating a secular or liberal approach in mostly Muslim Bangladesh. Six gunmen were killed during the police operation and one was captured, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in a TV broadcast. "Most of (the hostages) were killed mercilessly by sharp weapons last night," before...
  • Bangladeshi Paper Reports what Liberal Media Won't: ISIS Butchered Hostages Unable to Recite Koran

    07/02/2016 7:02:33 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 2, 2016 | Brian
    Islamic Jihadists connected to ISIS have slaughtered 20 Foreigners taken hostage at a bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Security Forces from Bangladesh stormed the Bakery, killing all but one of the terrorists. But the 20 Foreigners, apparently mostly Italian and Japanese, were found dead, their throats slit. Reports indicate 13 hostages were “rescued,” but other reports indicate the Islamic Terrorists may have spared those 13 hostages because they could recite verses from the Koran, while those killed could not. The Bangladeshi English Newspaper “The Daily Star” reports that fact, as told by the father of one of the hostages . ....
  • Bangladesh police storm restaurant where Islamist militants hold hostages

    07/01/2016 9:31:20 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published July 01, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    DEVELOPING: Commandos backed by armored vehicles stormed a upscale restaurant in the Bangladesh's capital diplomatic zone early Saturday, hoping to free dozens of hostages held by Islamist militants following an hours-long standoff. Approximately two hours after the operation began, the sound of two big explosions were heard inside the Dhaka restaurant and a police official told the Associated Press that five bodies were seen lying in pools of blood. In Tokyo, Japan's Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda, citing Dhaka police, said 12 people had been rescued, including two foreigners.
  • Is Bangladesh the next ISIS hotspot?

    07/01/2016 8:05:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    dhakatribune.com ^ | 07/02/2016 | Ravi Agrawal, New Delhi bureau chief, CNN
    For more than two years, a spate of brutal murders has rocked the South Asian nation. At first the killings had a clear pattern, targeting well-known secular writers in the capital, Dhaka. The attacks seemed designed to silence those who dared to criticize Islam. One of the most high-profile of these -- the murder of the Bangladeshi-American writer Avijit Royin 2014 -- took place right outside Dhaka's annual book fair. Then in April this year, a well-known LGBT activist and his friend were murdered while they were at home.In recent weeks these attacks extended into the countryside, increased in frequency,...
  • Bangladesh forces storm Dkaka hostage cafe

    07/01/2016 7:59:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/1/2016 | BBC
    Hundreds of troops are storming a café in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, where gunmen took at least 20 hostages on Friday, security officials say. "Intense gunfighting (is) on," Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan, of the Rapid Action Battalion force told Reuters. Explosions were also heard in the area. Reports say several of those held are Italian, and some may be Japanese. The fate of the hostages is unknown. The militant group Islamic State (IS) had said it carried out the attack.......
  • ISIS claims responsibility after attackers seize hostages in attack on Bangladesh restaurant

    07/01/2016 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2016 | FoxNews
    Up to nine attackers shouting "Allahu Akbar" stormed a popular restaurant in Dacca, Bangladesh Friday, taking hostages and setting off bombs in a siege claimed by ISIS. The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency said the attack on the restaurant was carried out by "Islamic State commandos," according to the SITE Intelligence Group which monitors jihadist activity.
  • ISIS Claims Bangladesh Cafe Attack, Hostage Siege

    07/01/2016 4:40:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    ISIS claimed responsibility for a Bangladesh cafe attack today while hostages were still inside with gunmen."Islamic State commandos attack a restaurant frequented by foreigners in the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh," reported the ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency, which issued the first claim for the Orlando nightclub shooting.They likely wanted to get a claim out quickly because they're competing with another terror group in Bangladesh: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent.AQIS had not made any mention of the attack on their Twitter account or WordPress blog. They did reissue their hit-list guidelines on Wednesday, hinting at an upcoming attack.Both AQIS and ISIS...
  • Live update: Hostage situation, shooting at Gulshan -[Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh]

    07/01/2016 10:12:55 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 87 replies
    dhaka tripbune ^ | 07/01/16 | staff
    Several police officials have been wounded in the apparent terrorist attack, at least 20 civilians, mostly foreigners, held hostage inside the restaurant, according to witness accounts -
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'

    06/28/2016 3:11:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aletta Andre
    After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level. "People often look at me as if I am different, and hard to be trusted," the tall, softly spoken student...
  • Egypt: Christians attacked and homes burned by Muslim mob over rumored church building

    06/25/2016 9:55:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 06/21/16 | Florence Taylor
    Christian homes and property have been attacked by a Muslim mob in Egypt over rumours a house under construction was being turned into a church. A large group of Muslims gathered around the house, owned by Coptic Christian Naim Aziz, in Qarayat al Bayda village near Alexandria after Friday prayers on June 17, chanting: "By no means shall there be a church here". "A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumour spread in the village that this building would be turned into a...
  • Muslim Mob Torches 80 Christian Homes in Egypt as Punishment for Wanting to Build Church

    06/22/2016 8:39:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A Muslim mob torched and looted the homes of 80 Christian families in the Al-Beida village in Egypt, looking to punish them for wanting to turn one of the buildings in the village into a church so they can worship. One witness, Christian resident Mousa Zarif, recalled the events: "On Friday afternoon, following Friday noon prayer, a great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in the front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumor spread in the village that this building would be turned into a church."
  • Islamic extremists attack Christian village in Egypt, burn 80 homes

    06/21/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 27 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/21/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    A mob of over a thousand Islamic extremists attacked a Christian village destroying property and setting the homes of over 80 families ablaze over rumors that a Coptic man was converting a home into a church. The attacks, which took place Friday in Egypt’s Qaryat Al-Bayda village, near Alexandria, left two Copts seriously injured and resulted in thousands of dollars worth of damage, according to a Coptic activist. "A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin," Mousa Zarif, a Christian who witnessed the events, told Christian advocacy group International Christian Concern.
  • Flight 804: Egypt fails to pull data from damaged recorders

    06/23/2016 3:24:11 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/2016 | Amy La Porte
    What sent EgyptAir flight 804 plummeting into the Mediterranean Sea last month, remains a mystery. Egyptian investigators have failed to extract any information from the badly-damaged memory chips of the crucial black boxes. Defeated, Egypt is now sending both the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder to the BEA in France for analysis. The BEA -- the French version of the NTSB -- are considered some the best in the world at analyzing this type of equipment. In a statement released on Thursday, EgyptAir said the French will "carry out repair and removal of salt accumulations." "Then (the...
  • Now Switzerland WITHDRAWS its application to join the EU just a week before British vote

    06/17/2016 12:54:52 AM PDT · by Ken H · 60 replies
    Express UK ^ | June 16, 2016 | Charles Peat
    SWITZERLAND has withdrawn its application to join the European Union just a week before Britain votes on its own EU membership.
  • Switzerland's voters rejects basic income plan

    06/05/2016 5:53:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 5, 2015
    There was little support among Swiss politicians for the idea and not a single parliamentary party came out in favour, but the proposal gathered more than 100,000 signatures and was therefore put to the vote under the Swiss popular initiative system. Critics of the measure said that disconnecting the link between work done and money earned would have been bad for society. But Che Wagner from the campaign group Basic Income Switzerland, argued before the vote that it would not be money for nothing. "In Switzerland over 50% of total work that is done is unpaid. It's care work, it's...
  • [Switzerland] Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine (shake hands w/female teacher)

    05/28/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2016 10:54 GMT+02:00
    School students must shake their teachers’ hands or their parents will be liable to pay a fine of up to 5,000 francs, authorities in the canton of Basel-Country have ruled. The decision, announced on Wednesday, comes nearly two months after two Muslim schoolboys refused to shake their female teacher’s hand at a school in Therwil, near Basel, because they said physical contact with a woman who wasn’t a family member went against their religion. The incident caused outrage across Switzerland, not only because it was seen as sex discrimination but because their refusal was considered an affront to an intrinsic...
  • Inside the only village in Europe where migrants are BANNED: Switzerland's super rich Oberwil ...

    05/27/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Cecily · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 27, 2016 | Paul Thompson
    One of Europe’s wealthiest villages is refusing to accept any asylum seekers - and has instead voted to pay a fine of Ł200,000. Fears women and children could be at risk from sex attacks as well as the disruption to their peaceful way of life has led the super-rich of Switzerland’s alpine resort of Oberwil-Lieli to vote ‘no’ in a referendum to accept just ten migrants. The picturesque village, where 300 millionaires make up 2,200 population, they all used their financial muscle to reject a Government imposed quota.
  • Switzerland Readies Military In Preparation For A New Wave Of Migrants

    04/26/2016 1:59:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23 April 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the main route (reportedly shut down) being from Turkey to Greece, and up through the Balkans... But now, in response to Balkan countries closing down traditional migrant routes to Europe, Switzerland's military is taking steps to prepare for a potential new wave of immigrants in case it becomes part of a new route. As such, Switzerland has put together a formal emergency preparedness plan, which outlines three scenarios, one of which would call for military intervention.
  • Switzerland is the Ultimate Safe Haven for Liberty and Wealth

    02/28/2016 5:39:26 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Acting Man ^ | 5/15/2015 | Claudio Grass
    Dangerous Freedom versus Peaceful Slavery I am often asked what we would do if, for example, the US were to come out with a confiscation order. My reply is: We would do nothing whatsoever! Why? Quite simply, because no one in Switzerland has the political power to execute such an order! Even if Swiss politicians were to support such a confiscation order, the Swiss people would likely have the final vote. I am confident that any such confiscation order wouldn’t have any chance to be supported by a majority in Switzerland, especially one concerning assets held outside the banking system...
  • Switzerland to vote on banning banks from creating money

    12/26/2015 2:38:13 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 December 2015 | Mehreen Khan
    Switzerland will hold a referendum to decide whether to ban commercial banks from creating money. The Swiss federal government confirmed on Thursday that it would hold the plebiscite, after more than 110,000 people signed a petition calling for the central bank to be given sole power to create money in the financial system. The campaign - led by the Swiss Sovereign Money movement and known as the Vollgeld initiative - is designed to limit financial speculation by requiring private banks to hold 100pc reserves against their deposits. "Banks won’t be able to create money for themselves any more, they’ll only...
  • Switzerland overwhelmingly votes for burqa ban with ÂŁ6,500 fine for Muslim women who rebel

    11/25/2015 9:29:46 AM PST · by DCdude · 52 replies
    UK Express ^ | 11/25/2015 | OLI SMITH
    Muslim women can no longer wear the full-body garment in shops, restaurants or public buildings and anyone caught flouting the ban could be struck with a ÂŁ6,500 fine. The local government of Ticino approved the referendum after the Swiss Parliament ruled that the ban did not violate the country's federal law. Two in three voters in the canton backed the move in an overwhelming result for a referendum, in the wake of heightened terrorist alerts across Europe. The law which MPs voted for only applies to veils which covers the body from head to foot worn by the 40,000 Muslim...
  • Switzerland probing 33 jihadists: A-G's office

    11/22/2015 6:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Local (CH) ^ | 11/22/15
    Switzerland has active criminal proceedings against 33 individuals over suspected ties to extremist Islamist groups, but only three people are currently in custody, the attorney general's office said on Sunday. 'Isis cell operating out of Winterthur mosque' (18 Nov 15) Iraqi jailed for posting Isis propaganda online (13 Nov 15) Switzerland extradites French teen jihadist (22 May 15) Some of those cases have been opened in the last two to three months, but the most serious involves a cell of possible Islamist radicals uncovered in the Canton of Schaffhausen last year, said Andry Marty, a spokesman for Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.  ...
  • 'Chilling' posters in Cardiff warn Muslims not to vote in the general election because...

    04/18/2015 5:51:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/17/15
    Posters telling Muslims not to vote in the election were plastered across an area of Cardiff yesterday. They read: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah.' Posters were stuck on lampposts and bus stops across the Grangetown suburb telling the Muslim electorate: 'Islam is the only real workable solution for the UK'. Cardiff Council have begun removing the posters, dubbed 'chilling' and 'threatening' by locals. The full message on the poster reads: 'Democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah and decides what is permissible or impermissible for mankind, based solely on their...
  • Dutch Journalist Detained In Turkey For Erdogan Tweet

    04/24/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | April 24, 2016 | BBC Staff
    A Dutch-Turkish journalist has been detained in Turkey after posting tweets critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her newspaper said. Ebru Umar wrote a column for the Dutch Metro newspaper criticising President Erdogan's clampdown on dissent. Since 2014, prosecutors have launched cases against more than 1,800 journalists for insulting Mr Erdogan. Last week, Germany allowed the prosecution of a prominent TV satirist for insulting Mr Erdogan to proceed. Jan Boehmermann had read a crude poem on TV, aimed at testing German law. Germany and the Netherlands have old lese-majeste laws against insulting the head of a friendly state. Both...
  • Erdogan's passion for building mosques in Europe

    05/16/2016 6:40:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:46 PM | Giulio Meotti
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a great passion for mosques. Since he took power in Turkey, Mr. Erdogan has built 17,000 Islamic prayer sites. The largest in the world stands on the Camlica Hill, dominating the Asian side of Istanbul, where the East, in the words of Cocteau, extends to Europe “its old bejeweled hand”. The Turkish president is committed to the construction of mosques in European capitals as well. Erdogan seeks to create the image of an Islamic civilization on the rise once again with the Turks acting as the vanguard of this revival. Ten mosques have been financed by...
  • Why Turkey's Historic Churches Are Being Turned Into Mosques

    05/09/2016 6:13:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | May 9, 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Christians in Turkey have become a tiny minority. The few remaining Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Christians in Turkey have – throughout the centuries -- been turned into a tiny, dwindling minority. The remaining few Christian churches in Anatolia are also on the path to total annihilation. Hagia Sophia in Trabzon: Church-mosque-museum and now mosque again. The Hagia Sophia, Greek for “Holy Wisdom,” was one of the many historic Orthodox churches located in the city of Trabzon. ... The city of Trabzon .. is located in the ancient land of Pontos, in the...
  • German Comic In Turkish President Erdogan's Satire Row Suspends TV Show

    04/17/2016 7:24:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    | Agence France-Presse ^ | April 17, 2016
    A German comedian whose satirical poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unleashed a bitter row about freedom of speech has decided to suspend his own TV show, he announced on his Facebook page on Saturday. Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against the popular comic Jan Boehmermann who could be convicted under the rarely-enforced section 103 of the criminal code -- insulting organs or representatives of foreign states. Merkel's decision has appalled rights bodies such as Human Rights Watch which on Saturday called on the German authorities to defend freedom of speech "even...
  • Calls grow to scrap law on insulting foreign leaders [Germany]

    04/13/2016 9:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Apr 2016 12:41 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The center-left Social Democratic Party said on Tuesday that Germany should scrap a law against insulting foreign leaders — which has been used by the Turkish President to target a German comedian. “The honor of a head of state is just as important as the honor of a normal citizen,” SPD leader in the Bundestag (German parliament) Thomas Oppermann said in Berlin. SPD MPs are ready to repeal the paragraph banning insults against foreign leaders, Oppermann went on, calling it an “antiquated rule” that should not be updated but simply abolished. Changing the law would also allow the federal government...
  • Merkel’s Islamic State: comedian faces prison for “smear poem’ about Turkish President

    04/12/2016 5:07:33 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/11/2016 | Pamela Geller
    German authorities are investigating comedian Jan Boehmermann for reciting a satire spoofing Turkey’s President Erdogan. They say they are offended by the comedian’s remarks. This once-democratic government is now enforcing the sharia and serving a vicious jihad dictator who has all but destroyed the modern advances Turkey made in the 20th century under Ataturk’s secularism. Further, the invasion of Germany (and Europe) was made possible by Erdogan — and now Germans can’t criticize him? Merkel should be thrown out on her considerable ass. She covers for Muslim refugee mass rapes. She continues to import these haters into Germany, and she...
  • Germany mulling Turkey's demand to prosecute comic for poking fun of president

    04/11/2016 12:46:43 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 04/11/2016 | AP via Foxnews
    BERLIN – Germany is considering a request from Turkey to prosecute a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about the Turkish president, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Monday. The request poses an awkward choice for the German leader as she relies on Turkey to reduce the influx of migrants to Europe. Turkey sent a diplomatic note making "a formal request for criminal prosecution" of comedian Jan Boehmermann, Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said. Seibert told reporters Monday that officials would take several days to decide whether to allow prosecutors to proceed in the case, but stressed that Merkel holds free...
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Erdogan loses appeal against German media boss

    06/21/2016 2:19:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Ya-Hoooooo! ^ | June 21, 2016 | unattributed AFP
    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a German court battle against a top media boss Tuesday when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out. Erdogan had sought a court order to stop the Axel Springer media group's chief Mathias Doepfner from repeating support for a TV satirist who crudely insulted the Turkish leader. After failing to get an injunction from a lower court last month, Erdogan also lost an appeal before the higher regional court in the western German city of Cologne. The judges said they considered Doepfner's letter of support "a permissible expression of...
  • Bangladesh opposition leader 'unfazed' by arrests

    05/21/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | Monday, May 21, 2012 | unattributed
    Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has vowed to continue calling for general strikes unless the government restores a caretaker administration. "I will not let any election happen under Awami League," Ms Zia said in a rare interview with the BBC. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies have kept up a series of general strikes in recent weeks. Several opposition leaders have been arrested in the last month and charged with arson - charges the BNP denies. On Monday, 45 opposition members, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, had charges for torching a bus during an anti-government...
  • Pakistan: Muslims destroy Hindu temple

    01/12/2015 10:29:57 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 3, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    Every month there is an incident, like taking property of Hindu people or forced conversion of Hindu girls. ... Minority Hindus have complained of increasing harassment and discrimination in Muslim-dominated Pakistan in recent years, including the destruction or desecration of their places of worship. ... Hindus complain that girls are forcibly converted to Islam, there is no legal recognition for Hindu marriages, and Hindus are discriminated against when it comes to access to government jobs or schooling. ... During partition in 1947, the violent separation of Pakistan and India into separate countries, hundreds of thousands of Hindus decided to migrate...
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    02/27/2015 9:20:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 2-27-2015 | JULHAS ALAM
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years. A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police...
  • INDIA: Two more Bangladeshi Muslims arrested for brutal gang rape of elderly convent nun

    03/28/2015 3:10:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    BNI ^ | March 28, 2015
    In a breakthrough, the CID today arrested two persons, both Bangladeshi Muslim nationals, one from West Bengal and the other from Mumbai, in connection with the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school in Nadia district that caused a nation-wide outrage. ... The nun of Jesus and Mary Convent School was gangraped at Gangnapur in Nadia district of West Bengal in the early hours of March 14 which caused an outrage in the country and abroad
  • Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh, third this year

    05/12/2015 5:01:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ruma Paul | Reuters
    HAKA (Reuters) - A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding attackers in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the third killing of a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation in less than three months. Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger who advocated secularism, was attacked by four masked assailants in the northeastern district of Sylhet on Tuesday morning, senior police official Mohammad Rahamatullah told Reuters. Rahamatullah said Das was a 33-year-old banker. He was also editor of science magazine "Jukti", which means "logic", and on the advisory board of "Mukto Mona" (Free Mind), a website propagating rationalism and opposing fundamentalism that...
  • THE PERILS OF BEING A BLOGGER IN BANGLADESH

    08/08/2015 9:58:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8/7 | Aaron Goldstein
    Last May, I wrote about the hacking death of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das by Islamists. Das was the third blogger to be executed by Islamists in 2015. Well, now make it four. Islamists have murdered 40-year old Niloy Neel. Here is what the BBC has to say about it: The BBC’s Akbar Hossain in Dhaka says Mr Neel had filed a police report expressing fear for his life, but his complaints had not been not followed up.SNIP Neel, Das along with Avijit Roy and Washiqur Rahman were on a list of 84 bloggers Islamists wanted the government to put...
  • Anti-Islamist blogger beheaded in Bangladesh, 2nd killed in less than a month

    02/17/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | 2/17/13 | creeping
    Muslims have beheaded two Christians in New Jersey, a cat in Sweden, and now an anti-jihad blogger...just this week. via Anti-Islamist blogger killed in Bangladesh: police | NDTV.com. h/t Atlas Shrugs Dhaka: A blogger who had been critical of Bangladesh’s Islamist groups was killed in the capital late on Friday, police said, a day after he attended a big rally against leaders of the country’s largest Islamic party. Protests championed by the country’s bloggers have seen thousands of people take to the streets demanding the execution of leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who are under trial for war crimes. Clashes...
  • Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh (by Islamist)

    05/12/2015 9:10:24 AM PDT · by BCW · 6 replies
    DHAKA: A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by suspected Islamists since February. Police said that Ananta Bijoy Das had been murdered in broad daylight as he headed to work at a local bank in the city of Sylhet, an attack that fellow writers said highlighted a culture of impunity. Kamrul Hasan, commissioner of Sylhet police, said that a group of around four masked attackers had attacked Das with machetes at around 8.30am on a busy street in Bangladesh's fifth largest city. "They chased him down...
  • Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

    08/07/2015 9:13:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Neel’s murder is the fourth such brutal murder in the country. Machete-wielding masked men in May hacked to death 33-year-old Ananta Bijoy Das, a secular blogger, in Sylhet city. Assailants in February had killed 45-year old Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born US national, here while his wife narrowly escaped the attack. A month after Roy’s killing, another blogger Washiqur Rahman was murdered in similar fashion in Dhaka but people in the neighbourhood nabbed two suspected killers from the scene and handed them over to police. All three killed were involved with the Ganajagaran Mancha. In May, terror group al-Qaeda in the...
  • Meet three people targeted for being ‘atheists’, and a Muslim leader condemning their beliefs

    09/24/2015 7:15:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 23 September 2015 | Mukul Devichand
    There’s been a series of violent murders of Bangladeshi internet bloggers, accused of being atheists by Islamist groups—with four killed so far this year. […] Bonya Ahmed is herself a writer and was also married to perhaps the most famous atheist killed this year, Avijit Roy—the moderator of a popular online blog called “Free Thinking,” which defended secular and humanist ideas. She and her husband were attacked together in February. Bonya lost fingers and was scarred, but lived. Her husband was hacked to death with machetes in a manner that followed the same gruesome pattern of later killings. They had...
  • Bangladesh considering abandoning Islam as its official religion following wake of extremist attacks

    03/07/2016 4:50:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 3 March 2016 | JENNIFER NEWTON
    Bangladesh could drop Islam as the country's official religion following a string of extremist attacks against people of other faiths. The supreme court in the South Asia nation has began to hear arguments which challenge Islam's status as the official state religion. It comes after a spate of attacks against people of other religions such as Hindus, Christians, and minorities Shi'ites, which have been blamed on Islamic extremists. When Bangladesh was formed in 1971 after the nation split from Pakistan, it was declared a secular state. However, in 1988 the country's constitution was amended with Islam declared as the state...
  • Christian Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

    03/24/2016 2:15:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    UCA News ^ | March 23, 2016
    Killing resembles recent attacks on religious minorities, police sayPolice are hunting for the killers of a Christian man hacked to death in northwestern Bangladesh on March 22. The murder was the latest in a series of attacks on religious minorities in the Muslim-majority country. Three attackers rode up on motorbikes and repeatedly stabbed Hossain Ali, 68, while he was taking a regular morning walk in Kurigram district. They then fled after detonating two small homemade bombs as local people tried to help the victim, police said. Ali, a retired Family Planning Department official, also fought against Pakistani troops in Bangladesh's...