Same song and dance from the Canadian Council of Muslim Women:
There’s no such thing as “honour killings” — they’re part and parcel of generic “domestic violence,” and there’s no way Islam is at all implicated in such crimes. Alia Hogben of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women said the language around the Shafia verdict is distracting from the basic fact that four women were murdered.
Instead, she prefers the idea that the deaths were “femicide.”
The callers are stunningly more educated about the facts of Islam than a couple of short years ago. It makes good background listening in that context. It was not that long ago that if the issue of Islam, burkas or honour killings were raised, nearly every caller was furious with any position other than total embrace of Islam.
Michael Coren opening statement January 30 2012
Posted on January 31, 2012 by Eeyore
As usual, Michael is courageous and pulls no punches in pursuit of what is true. This sadly, is far more rare than one might have imagined in more naive times.
“Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb has called on the West to apologize to Egypt for having colonized Africa.
In a speech on behalf of Sheikh Hassan al-Shafey, Tayyeb’s advisor, at a meeting entitled “Al-Azhar and Africa: Challenges and Ambitions,” Tayyeb said that what the West had done was an “indelible crime” which requires a historic apology.
He also expressed support for cooperation between Egypt and African nations “in light of a new atmosphere of freedom.” He went on to describe Al-Azhar as a “light house” for Muslims around the world.” (al-Masry al-Youm)
“They started fighting over who was going to do what,”–
The incident brings memories of reporter Lara Logan, who was sexually assaulted gang-raped the night former President Hosni Mubarak gave up power. A mob of men ripped the 40-year-old correspondent away from her crew and bodyguard, beating her in broad daylight.
WAS there ever a more perverse and self-destructive society than the contemporary West? In its attitude to the Middle East and the Islamic world, it appears to suffer from the political equivalent of auto-immune disease: turning on its allies while embracing its enemies. Story atThe Australianthanks to Mullah
A major mosque becoming a place of worship for all Muslims in Sicily could be built in Salemi. The proposal has been made by the mayor of the city, Vittorio Sgarbi, to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Ben Kaliffa Al Thani.
The Danish People’s Party (DPP) wants to put a stop to immigration from Muslim countries, according to a new press release by the party. The party says Muslims don’t integrate and cause big problems with shariah zones, parallel societies and social control. Continue reading
Saudi sex-tourists can get Moroccan whores sent up to their room, Singles no longer look for a beloved, but for somebody who will inject capital into their lives. Poverty is consuming this country..…
Macedonian Muslim leaders accuse the government of promoting Islamophobia, burn down Orthodox Christian church:
An Orthodox Christian church famed for its valuable icons was set alight in southern Macedonia overnight amid religious tension between Christians and minority Muslims over a carnival in which Orthodox Christian men dressed as women in burkas and mocked the Koran. (source)
“prejudice and bigotry fester even in progressive and multicultural Silicon Valley.”
Who would have thought?
” how to erase misconceptions and build intercultural understanding”.
Sounds familiar? No progressive indoctrination is complete unless it targets children: If you suspect that the program will consist of the usual disinformation about Islam and whitewashing of its darker aspects, then you get a gold star.
“We will consider negotiation only when we have brought the government to their knees,” the spokesman, Abu Qaqa, said in the group’s first major interview with a western newspaper. “Once we see that things are being done according to the dictates of Allah, and our members are released [from prison], we will only put aside our arms – but we will not lay them down. You don’t put down your arms in Islam, you only put them aside.”
Somalia’s al-Shabab militants ban Red Cross aid work
Al-Shabab had already halted the work of several aid agencies working in the famine-hit region, including some from the UN. It accused them of exaggerating the scale of the problems for political reasons, and trying to convert Muslims to Christianity. (BBC)
The president’s decision to run for a third term has been met by anger in one of Africa’s most mature democracies.
It was one of the most peaceful nations on Africa’s west coast. But is that beginning to change?
Ninety-four percent of the country’s population is estimated to be Muslim……
Kenya police arrest imam over weapons cache
Kenyan police say they have arrested an imam after they found a cache of weapons in his house.
The chief of police for the coastal region says the suspect is a sympathizer of Somalia’s al-Shabab militia. Deputy Commissioner Aggrey Adoli says the haul included a pistol, a rifle, detonators and hand grenades. Aboud Rogo was named in a U.N. report last year as having links to al-Shabab, and is on bail for possession of weapons.