Reuters

Malaysian Hindu loses bid to ban Muslim conversion

By Jalil Hamid

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (Reuters) - Malaysia's highest court threw out on Thursday a bid by a Hindu woman to stop her estranged husband from converting their youngest son to Islam.

Benazir Bhutto Killed by the real Pakistan.

By Andrew C. McCarthy

A recent CNN
poll showed that 46 percent of Pakistanis approve of Osama bin Laden.

Aspirants to the American presidency should hope to score so highly in the United States. In Pakistan, though, the al-Qaeda emir easily beat out that country’s current president, Pervez Musharraf, who polled at 38 percent.

 

Woman caught with bomb under burqa: official

ASADABAD, Afghanistan - Afghan intelligence agents said Monday they had detained a woman hiding a bomb-filled waistcoat of the type used in Taleban suicide attacks under her all-covering burqa.

Sawiris fatwa blow

ameinfo.com

Egyptian cleric Sheikh Yussef Al Badri has issued a fatwa urging Muslims to boycott the businesses of billionaire Naguib Sawiris following comments the tycoon made about the tendency of women in the North African country to wear the Hijab, reported the AFP. Last month Sawiris, a Coptic Christian, said 'I have the impression of being in Iran. I feel like a foreigner'. Sawiris is the Chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom.

 

Belgium arrests 14 in terrorism probe 

Associated Press 

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian police detained 14 suspected Islamic extremists on Friday and the government said they were plotting a jailbreak to free an al-Qaida prisoner convicted of planning to attack U.S. military personnel.

Interior Ministry Warns of Radicalization of Muslims

Associted Press 

 A new study commissioned by Germany's Interior Ministry warns of a growing threat from the radicalization of Muslims in the country. Six percent of Muslims in Germany support violence in the name of Islam, the authors write.

UK: Muslim prisoners group ‘is front for banned cleric’

Gulf News

LONDON: An organisation campaigning on behalf of Muslim prisoners in British jails is a front for extremists run by a banned cleric, the Evening Standard can reveal.

Captive Support claims to be a human rights group, monitoring inmates’ welfare and calling for their release.

Pakistan police helped British suspect escape

(AFP) 

ISLAMABAD - A government inquiry into the escape of a British terror plot suspect who escaped in Pakistan has determined his police escorts helped him flee, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

Egyptian an arrested with 'Christmas Day' bomb in Philippines 

Agence France-Presse 

POLICE in the southern Philippine city of Cotabato have arrested an Egyptian man allegedly plotting a bomb attack on Christmas day.

The suspect, identified as Egyptian national Mohamad Sayed, was arrested during a raid on an apartment inside the Majad Islamic School in Cotabato.

The Daily Mail logo

British children targeted with terror sing-along DVD for would-be suicide bombers

By CHRIS BROOKE

A shocking sing-along children's DVD which glorifies suicide bombing is being investigated by anti-terrorist police after being found on sale in one of Britain's terrorist hotbeds.

The disc - part of an Egyptian-made series - is on sale in West Yorkshire, where three of the July 7 bombers lived, and is aimed at youngsters from the local Muslim community.

Briton who converted to Islam arrested by Kenyan anti-terror police after arms seized

Daily Mail 

A British convert to Islam is being held by Kenyan police as part of an anti-terrorism operation.

Graham Adams, 31, who also uses the name Ahmed Khalid Ibrahim since becoming a Muslim as a teenager, was arrested in the port city of Mombasa last Tuesday.

Somali drug may fund terrorism, 14 Tonnes Seized

Stewart Bell, National Post  

A Somali Canadian displays the illegal drug khat at a strip mall in Toronto's Little Mogadishu neighbourhood.

Somali Canadian displays the illegal drug khat at a strip mall in Toronto's Little Mogadishu neighbourhood.

Terrorist groups may be funding their activities through khat, an illegal stimulant smuggled daily into Canada, says a newly released intelligence report.

Egypt: Jihad against the Copts continues

Egyptian police arrest 7 after Christian shops burned

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* 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.

Yahoo! News

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.


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