UK: Exeter bomb suspect 'was Islamic convert'

"He is mentally ill but was radicalised and taken advantage of"

 

Times 

The man arrested for setting off an explosive device in a city centre restaurant in the West Country was identified tonight as a convert to Islam who had been mentally ill. The Giraffe

The centre of Exeter was evacuated at lunchtime following a blast at the Giraffe restaurant at the Princesshay shopping centre.

Religious fervour rises in Egypt

 

 About 80 per cent of Egyptian women

wear a veil as a sign of religious devotion.

The National Nadia abou el Magd, Foreign Correspondent

CAIRO // Every day for the past five years, Ahmed Gamil has begun his morning shift as a taxi driver by tuning into a radio station that broadcasts the Quran.

Gaza: Bomb explodes at Christian school

 

Unknown assailants detonated a bomb outside a Christian school in Gaza City before dawn Friday, causing no injuries.

The explosion was heard in surrounding neighborhoods at around 4 a.m. Damage was visible at the entrance to the Zahwa Rosary School, which is run by Catholic nuns but caters mainly to Muslim students.

Islamic world urged to stand against Western-style human rights

Tehran, May 15, IRNA  

Iran-Larijani-Human Rights
Secretary of the Human Rights Headquarters of Iran's Judiciary Mohammad-Javad Larijani called on all Islamic states on Thursday to stand against the Western-style human rights.

UK: Police pay damages over Muslim TV Documentary

The documentary exposed how badly mosques in UK are infiltrated by Wahabi Hate and Bigotry preachers. 

sheik mianReuters 

West Midlands Police apologised on Thursday and agreed to pay broadcaster Channel 4 substantial damages for falsely claiming an undercover documentary about Britain's mosques had been distorted.

Link to documentary 

 London: Second attack on East End clergy by teenage thugs

The rector, showing face wounds after the attack

The rector, showing face wounds after the attack

East London Advertiser

A SECOND priest has been beaten up in his own churchyard in the space of just eight weeks in London’s East End — this time over an argument about a football.

The Rector of St Matthew’s in Bethnal Green, The Rev Kevin Scully, was attacked on Tuesday afternoon by three drunken youths who had returned to take their revenge for a row three days before.

French Court Convicts 7 for Helping to Send Youths to Join Jihadist Fight in Iraq

New York Times 

PARIS — A Paris court sentenced seven men to prison terms of up to seven years on Wednesday for helping to send French youths to fight alongside insurgents in Iraq, ending a four-year investigation into a jihadist recruitment ring.

Islamic supremacists killing singers, actors, and artists in Iraq

Iraqi artists and singers flee amid crackdown on forbidden culture

Guradian 

Iraqi singers, actors and artists are fleeing the country after dozens have been killed by Islamic radicals determined to eradicate all culture associated with the West.

"Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe" freed on bail in U.K.

Telegraph  

A firebrand preacher once described as “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe” is due to be freed within days after being granted bail by an immigration tribunal.

Abu Qatada

Abu Qatada came to Britain in 1993

Abu Qatada, who last month defeated the Government’s efforts to deport him to Jordan on terror charges, will be subject to a 22-hour curfew when he is released from Long Lartin high-security prison.

Teenager facing terrorism charges

Andrew Ibrahim 

Police have been granted a further seven days to question Mr Ibrahim

BBC News 

A 19-year-old Bristol man has been charged with terrorist offences relating to explosive substances. Andrew Ibrahim, of Westbury-on-Trym, was arrested on 17 April. Three controlled explosions were later carried out at his flat.

UK: Convert from Islam to Christianity threatened -- police tell him to "stop being a crusader" 

British Muslim 'bullied' for converting to Christianity

Times  

A British citizen who converted to Christianity from Islam and then complained to police when locals threatened to burn his house down was told by officers to “stop being a crusader”, according to a new report.

UK centre of Islamist terror in Europe: Europol

Economic times 

LONDON: Britain has emerged  as the focal point of Islamist terror in Europe, according to Europol, the European police force. A report on terrorism by Europol has claimed that the UK reported a 30 per cent increase in arrest of terror suspects last year.

Out of 203 persons arrested in 2007 in the UK, a majority were related to Islamist terrorism. In contrast, 201 were detained in the rest of Europe. French police made 91 arrests.

TURKEY: SLAUGHTER OF THREE MARTYRS IN MALATYA MOURNED

Christian families, communities commemorate slain Christian workers.

tillmann family singing

Susanne Geske and children at memorial

ISTANBUL, April 24 (Compass Direct News) – A year after the brutal martyrdom of three Christians for their faith in Malatya, Turkey’s tiny Christian community gathered quietly this past week to honor their memories and pray for their sorrowing families.

Turks Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel and German Tilmann Geske were tied up, taunted for their faith in Christ, tortured and then slaughtered with knives in Turkey’s southeastern city of Malatya on April 18, 2007.

NIGERIA: MUSLIM RIOTERS ATTACK CHRISTIANS IN KANO

Claim of ‘blasphemy’ in city market leads to looting, destruction.

KANO, Nigeria, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets of this northern Nigerian city on Sunday (April 20), attacking Christians and their shops and setting vehicles on fire on claims that a Christian had blasphemed Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.

UK: Plot accused 'had jihad papers'
  
Accused plotter Abdulla Ahmed Ali 

Ali's home was searched for six days

 
BBC News
   
    
Material supporting jihad and martyrdom operations was found at the home of a man accused of plotting to blow up aircraft, a court has heard.

A spiky-haired techno fan: Bristol terror suspect before he donned his Muslim robes

 Daily Mail 

A terror suspect who dresses in Muslim robes was once a spikyhaired hardcore music fan with a pierced eyebrow. Andrew Ibrahim, 19, was arrested by police on Thursday under the Terrorism Act.

Andrew Ibrahim, 19, was arrested by police on Thursday under the Terrorism Act.

UK Muslim convert, 19, arrested as police explode his "bomb factory"

Daily Mail 

Police carry out second controlled explosion at 'bomb factory'as Muslim convert, 19, is held under Terror Act

Last updated at 10:39am on 19th April 2008 Bomb disposal experts have carried out another controlled explosions at a home today after police discovered more "suspect" materials.

A third is expected later today.

Concerns over funding of Islamic studies

Private donations to Islamic Studies Centres are much greater than government funding.

Guardian.co.uk 

A closed meeting called by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) about Islamic studies will take place today amid fears that Saudi and Muslim organisations exert too much influence over UK universities as a result of donations that dwarf government funding.

Muslim fanatic who heckled John Reid faces life in prison for inciting and funding terrorism

 Daily Mail 

A preacher of hate who heckled former Home Secretary John Reid faces life in prison for inciting terrorism overseas and fundraising for terrorists. Abu Izzadeen made inflammatory speeches at the Regent's Park mosque in central London on November 9 2004 - when U.S. forces began their battle for the city of Fallujah in Iraq.

Saudis purchasing UK universities?

Extremism in academia follows millions in donations

 
 Jonathan Evans
WorldNetDaily

LONDON – Jonathan Evans, the director-general of MI5, has warned the government that donations of hundreds of millions of pounds from Saudi Arabia and powerful Muslim organizations in Pakistan, Indonesia and the Gulf Straits have led to a "dangerous increase in the spread of extremism in leading university campuses," according to Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.


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