Egypt: Jihad against the Copts continues

Egyptian police arrest 7 after Christian shops burned


* From Al Reuters. Read the last sentence: “Christians account for up to 10 percent of the population of Egypt and relations between them and the Muslim majority are usually harmonious. Disputes, most commonly over land, religious buildings or young women, sometimes lead to violence.”

2 plead guilty in plot to attack Southland sites

The men were members of an Islamic terrorist cell based in California state prison.

By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Two members of a prison-based Islamic terrorist cell that authorities say was poised to attack military sites, synagogues and other targets across Southern California pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to wage war against the United States.

British suspect escapes in Pakistan 

Associted Press 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Rashid Rauf, a British suspect in an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners, escaped from police custody in Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

UK: Muslims cover crucifix while using common prayer room; hospital porter suspended after asking them to remove cloth when they were finished

Porter in row over crucifix 

Manchester Evening News 

A HOSPITAL porter has been suspended after a row over a crucifix being covered up in a prayer room.

Ten Killed, Three Churches Set Ablaze in Bauchi, Nigeria

Upset by damage to mosque under construction, Muslim students spark unrest.

by Obed Minchakpu

BAUCHI, Nigeria, December 13 (Compass Direct News) – Ten persons have been killed and three churches set on fire after Muslim high school students in this northern Nigerian city began a rampage on Tuesday (December 11) that spilled into the city. Today tensions were still high in the area.

Muslim gunmen target Christian in Gaza

Muslim gunmen in the Gaza Strip tried to kill another Palestinian Christian over the weekend, sources in Gaza City told The Jerusalem Post.

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Vigilantes kill 40 women in Iraq's south

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD - Religious vigilantes have killed at least 40 women this year in the southern Iraqi city of Basra because of how they dressed, their mutilated bodies found with notes warning against "violating Islamic teachings," the police chief said Sunday.

Saudi Guantanamo inmates released, "reintegrated," treated like VIPs back home

Washington Post 

For five years, Jumah al-Dossari sat in a tiny cell at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, watched day and night by military captors who considered him one of the most dangerous terrorist suspects on the planet.

In July, he was suddenly released to his native Saudi Arabia, which held a very different view. Dossari was immediately reunited with his family and treated like a VIP. He was given a monthly stipend and a job, housed and fed, even promised help in finding a wife. Today, he is a free man living on the Persian Gulf coast.

Muslim apostates threatened over Christianity

  Sofia Allam received death threats after leaving the Muslim faith for Christianity
Religious persecution of the kind Sofia suffers is increasingly common in Britain today


When Sofia Allam left the Muslim faith for Christianity, the response from her family was one of persecution and threats. Alasdair Palmer explores the dangers facing Islam's apostates

Sofia Allam simply could not believe it. Her kind, loving father was sitting in front of her threatening to kill her. He said she had brought shame and humiliation on him, that she was now "worse than the muck on their shoes" and she deserved to die.

UK: Two arrested in dawn raids on suspicion of recruiting for jihad as part of Europe-wide swoop

Two suspected jihadi recruiters were arrested in dawn raids yesterday over their alleged involvement in a Europe-wide network enlisting young men to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.

'Lyrical terrorist' spared jail time

The Age 

SHE was a sales clerk in a WH Smith bookshop at Heathrow Airport, and when she wasn't ringing up newspapers, paperbacks and chewing gum she was penning jihadi poetry on the back of used sales slips.

"The desire within me increases every day to go for martyrdom," Samina Malik, a softly spoken 23-year-old usually draped in a modest black headscarf, wrote on one receipt.

Muslim woman sues San Bernardino County for having to remove her hijab when she was arrested

 Los Angeles Times

A 29-year-old Muslim woman sued San Bernardino County and its sheriff Wednesday, alleging that deputies violated her rights by forcing her to remove the head scarf she wears because of her religious beliefs.

Terrorist threats on Knights of Malta in Cairo

By MaltaMedia News 

A message posted on Islamist websites close to al-Qaeda is urging jihadists to carry out a terrorist attack on the embassy of the Roman Catholic Order of Malta in Cairo, reported.

"Do not stint on your attacks, Egyptians, either with car or truck bombs," reads the message. It is accompanied by photos of the embassy building and entrance. "These are photos of the Order of Malta embassy in Cairo. I ask Allah to have it closed down or blown up, along with those inside it, who hate Islam and Muslims," the Internet message continued.

Imam's daughter in hiding after her conversion to Christianity sparked death threats

This is London 

The daughter of a British imam is living under police protection after receiving death threats from her father for converting to Christianity.

The 31-year-old, whose father is the leader of a mosque in Lancashire, has moved house an astonishing 45 times after relatives pledged to hunt her down and kill her.

Jurors told charity funds warriors

Muslim aid to refugees of holy wars includes help for mujahedeen

Worester Telegram

BOSTON— The same mujahedeen that three Muslims on trial in U.S. District Court are accused of funding were considered freedom fighters three decades ago.

Some Muslim charities in war-torn areas around the world do a lot more than care for refugees: They help fund the fighters behind the wars.
Those are the geopolitical realities eight men and seven women on the jury were exposed to yesterday when they thought all they had to consider were the tax fraud and false statement charges against a Shrewsbury man and two former Worcester men.

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Doctor sentenced in NY terrorism case

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - A doctor convicted of conspiring to treat injured al-Qaida fighters was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison, with the judge reasoning that a sentence to deter others was needed because terrorists cannot carry out their deadly aims without help.

 23-year-old pleads guilty to 'jihad' plot at Rockford mall

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) - A 23-year-old man who once dreamed of waging violent jihad in Illinois now faces 30 years to life when he's sentenced next year.

Derrick Shareef pleaded guilty today to plotting a hand grenade attack on a Rockford mall crowded with Christmas shoppers.

British universities are terror hotbeds

British universities are coming under the spotlight in the country's fight against terrorism, with critics calling them a hotbed of extremism while lecturers say any clampdown threatens their freedom of speech.

Al-Qaeda kingpin: I trained 9/11 hijackers &#150

From his Turkish jail, a senior terrorist claims a key role in atrocities around the world

IN a small windowless cell lit by a single light bulb, Louai al-Sakka sits isolated from the world and fellow inmates for 24 hours a day. - Home 

Bali bomber warns: Australia is next

By Cindy Wockner

ONE of the key Bali Bombers has issued a chilling warning from his death row prison cell, warning Australia "will be down next year".

Imam Samudra and two of his cohorts on death row for their role in the 2002 bombings were yesterday defiant, unapologetic and welcoming of their forthcoming executions as they were visited in their island jail by some of their family members.

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