Tag: Islam

Islamic State deploys car bombs in defense of last enclave

Islamic State unleashed car bombs against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) assaulting Baghouz, in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in its final patch of territory, fighters from the U.S.-backed force said on Sunday. Capturing the besieged village in eastern Syria will be a milestone in international efforts to roll back the jihadists, whose […]

RABBIS PRAISE TOLERANCE AT UAE INTERFAITH CONFERENCE

Pope and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meet in Abu Dhabi as 700 religious leaders gather for Conference of Human Fraternity. Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, said that Jews and Muslims have lived together for thousands of years, in comments on the sidelines of a major interfaith gathering in Abu Dhabi. He is one of […]

Islamic conquest continuing in Canada

Islam now is the second largest religion in Canada with a total Muslim population of around 1.5 million. The number is increasing geometrically and according to statistics, the size of Muslim population in Canada may cross 15 percent of the total population by 2030. The most Muslim populated areas in Canada are Greater Toronto and […]

Insulting Islam is not free speech: European court

The ECHR ruled against an Austrian woman who claimed calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile was protected by free speech. The applicant claimed she was contributing to public debate. An Austrian woman’s conviction for calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile did not violate her freedom of speech, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday. […]

Has ISIS’s caliphate fallen, and does that mean the terror group is finished?

Isis has been driven from its de facto Iraqi capital of Mosul, leading Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to declare that one half of Isis’ so-called caliphate has fallen.   The organisation now holds on to just nine per cent of the territory it controlled at the height of its powers in 2015.   US-backed forces […]

US senator to block arms sales to Gulf over Qatar crisis

An influential US senator has said he will withhold consent for arms sales to Gulf Arab states until there is a “path forward” to resolving the Qatar crisis. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, warned that efforts to fight so-called Islamic State and counter Iran were being hurt. Saudi Arabia, the […]

Islamic State leader Baghdadi ‘may have been killed by Russia’

Russia’s defence ministry is investigating whether one of its air strikes in Syria killed the leader of the Islamic State militant group (IS). The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May. It said the raid had targeted a meeting of the IS […]

Cologne rally: As many as 10,000 Muslims to protest Islamic extremism

As many as 10,000 Muslims are set to protest in a rally against extremism in Cologne on Saturday. The protest comes in the wake of recent terror attacks in the UK and around the world. “The attacks by people who justify their acts by invoking Islam, without justification, are becoming more frequent,” protest organisers write […]

AP Explains: Qatar’s ties with Iran and Islamist groups

The political crisis engulfing Qatar stems from accusations by its Arab neighbors that it supports terrorism. Qatar denies the allegations, but its ties with Iran and embrace of various Islamist groups have brought intense scrutiny, made it a regional outlier and created enough smoke to spark a fire. Last week, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United […]

Ex-defense chief: Erdogan is ‘deliberately Islamicizing’ Europe in bid for world domination

“Erdogan is intentionally Islamicizing Europe. People are ignoring it. It’s deliberate Islamization,” he told The Times of Israel. In a far-reaching interview, the former minister and ex-IDF chief of staff also addressed Donald Trump’s initiative to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, urging the US president to “not even try” to reach a final status agreement between the […]