Jihad in France:
“It follows threats from Al-Qaeda pledging ‘revenge’ for the French intervention in the African state of Mali to fight Islamic terrorists.”
“BREAKING NEWS: 1,500 people evacuated from Eiffel Tower after anonymous phone call claimed explosives had been placed around landmark,” by Peter Allen for theÂ Daily Mail, March 30 (thanks to Darcy):
The Eiffel Tower was evacuated tonight following a telephoned terrorist bomb warning.
Hollande’s Hijab Ban
France’s largest Islamic group meets this weekend at Le Bourget, north of Paris, as the government prepares to extend the ban on Islamic headscarves in educational establishments, a move many Muslims feel would be discriminatory.
Have you ever noticed that far more Qur’an-burning seems to take place in Pakistan than it does anywhere else? Pakistan’s Sharia blasphemy law is a massive human rights abuse that ought to be the target of UN resolutions and action — but I know that the UN is busy pursuing the jihad against Israel. “Vendor arrested under blasphemy law in Pakistan,” fromÂ PTI, March 26 (thanks to JW):
Islamic law forbids Christians to build new churches or repair old ones. “Indonesians Mark Easter Outdoors After Church Closures,” fromÂ AFP, March 31: (JW)
Things have gotten worse for the Christians in Iraq as the Muslims there have become “more outwardly pious and politically Islamist,” says AP. This is a backhanded admission that Muslim piety leads to greater hostility toward Christians. But if anyone said that straight out, AP would tar him as an “Islamophobe.”
“Iraqi Catholics celebrate Easter,” by Diaa Hadid for theÂ Associated Press, March 31:
As notedÂ here, Islamic jihadists are now operating with impunity in Pakistan’s largest city. “Pakistan: Taliban suspected in attack on Karachi school,” by Jennifer Mattson for theÂ Global Post, March 30