Tag: Islam

Turkish PM says Benjamin Netanyahu on par with Paris attackers

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday compared his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who carried out attacks last week in Paris, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.   “Just as the massacre in Paris committed by terrorists is a crime against humanity, Netanyahu, as the head of the government that […]

France to protect all religions, vows Francois Hollande

Speaking at the Arab World Institute, he said Islam was compatible with democracy and thanked Arabs for their solidarity over terrorism in Paris.   Attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine, a Jewish supermarket and a policewoman killed 17 people last week.   Funeral ceremonies for several of the victims are being held.   Among them are […]

Merkel says Islam ‘belongs to Germany’ ahead of Dresden rally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday Islam “belongs to Germany”, in a clear repudiation of anti-immigration protesters gathering in Dresden and other cities. A day after walking arm-in-arm with French President Francois Hollande at the front of a massive march in Paris to honor the victims of killings by Islamic militants, Merkel received the […]

Muslim Call to Prayer to be Chanted Every Friday at Duke University

In a new initiative to promote religious pluralism, Duke University will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer every Friday on campus. The call to prayer—also known as “adhan”—will be chanted by the Duke Muslim Student Association.   The prayer itself is set to start this Friday at 1:00 p.m. and will be broadcast and amplified […]

25,000 attend German anti-Islam march, but counter-protests bigger

A record 25,000 people joined an anti-Islamic march in Germany on Monday, claiming their stance was vindicated by last week’s Paris jihadist attacks.   However, the impressive turnout was dwarfed by 100,000 counter-demonstrators calling for tolerance nationwide.   Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier stressed that “Islam belongs to Germany” and announced she would on Tuesday join […]

UKIP’s Nigel Farage urges ‘Judeo-Christian’ defence after Paris attacks

He was speaking in a European Parliament debate on last week’s terror attacks in Paris by Islamist gunmen.   Many MEPs displayed signs saying “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo magazine, where 12 people were murdered.   A minute’s silence was held in memory of those who died in the […]

White House admits should have sent ‘higher-profile’ official to Paris rally

The White House acknowledged Monday that it erred in not sending a higher-level representative to the massive rally in Paris against Islamic terrorism, after facing bipartisan criticism over the meager U.S. presence at the march — which was attended by more than 40 world leaders.   “We should have sent someone with a higher profile […]

Was Obama absence in Paris sign of US ‘arrogance’?

On Sunday, as more than a million marchers took to the Paris streets and 44 heads of state joined arms on Boulevard Voltaire, there was one notable absence.   At least, the absence was noted by many of Barack Obama’s critics, who slammed the US president for failing to attend the French unity demonstrations following […]

Interview with Kamal Saleem – Part 2

Former Member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the PLO Edited by Dave Robbins   In order to provide a clearer understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Jihad, especially here in the United States, Irvin Baxter interviewed Kamal Saleem on our Politics & Religion radio program on August 25, 2014. Part one was published in the […]

Iraqi leader asks US for more air power, weaponry

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that his army is taking the offensive against the Islamic State group but needs more air power and heavy weaponry to prevail.   Hagel, who flew to Baghdad to get a first-hand report on progress against the Islamic State militants, held a […]