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Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

By Josh Wolford January 26, 2015

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an …

Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Eight More Girls

On Monday, May 5, Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group responsible for abducting 276 school girls last month, reportedly kidnapped eight additional girls. The newly abducted girls aged from 12-15 and were taken from a Northern village in Nigeria. Immediately …

Boko Haram Will Sell Abducted School Girls

On April 14, Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok and kidnapped more than 200 school girls. Now, the leader of the group Abubakar Shekau has announced that he is planning …

Brunei Sharia Law Going Into Effect

Hassanal Bolkiah, 67, The Sultan of Brunei, plans to begin enforcing Sharia law for Muslims and non-Muslims on Thursday, despite concerns from human rights campaigners and international watchdog groups. In the Arabic-speaking world, Sharia, also known as Islāmī qānūn, means …

Scorpions Drummer Jailed for a Month in Dubai

Scorpions drummer James Kottak was arrested at Dubai International Airport for drunk and disorderly conduct on April 3, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the crime of insulting Islam. According to Dubai state-run newspaper The National, Kottak …

Jerusalem Riot Disbanded by Israeli Police

Israeli police mobilized at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem Wednesday, employing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a riotous protest formed by Palestinian Muslims, who were attempting to block Jews from entering the compound. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld …

'Noah' Movie Banned In Several Islamic Countries 'Noah' Movie Banned In Several Islamic Countries

It’s safe to say that the Muslim side of the world is not too keen on seeing the upcoming Hollywood film, “Noah”. The biblical epic film, which is directed and co-written by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, features New Zealand …

Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments

In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34 day battle which ultimately resulted in nothing gained but many lives lost. This conflict, known as the 2006 Lebanon War or 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, was just part of the much larger Israeli-Iranian …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

Angola Bans The Islamic Religion
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The African country, Angola, has declared the Islamic religion illegal, becoming the first country to do so. Until further notice, the predominantly Christian community, has ordered that all mosques be shut down. It has been reported that some mosques have …

Netanyahu: Iran Agreement is a Historic Mistake
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As Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama celebrated a series of resolutions on nuclear proliferation that they supposedly reached with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the complete opposite tone. In a speech today before Israel’s cabinet, …

New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a …

Kerry Visits Egypt, Vows to Support Interim Gov't

NBC News and Fox News both report that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Egypt last weekend to see just how much of a foothold democracy has gained. “President Obama and the American people support the people of Egypt,” …

Israeli Airstrikes: Three Attacks in Two Days

Israel appears to be responsible for a series of bombings over the last two days, according to separate reports by the New York Times and USA Today. The NYT article, published today, has Israeli military strikes killing four Hamas militants …

Sultan of Brunei Moves Sharia into Law

As unlikely as it looked that any of the United States would implement Sharia law (in spite of people who believed it possible), other nations seem more willing. The AFP reports the tiny nation of Brunei, noted as the third …

Egyptian Court: Muslim Brotherhood is Banned

USA Today reported this morning that an Egyptian Court has banned the Muslim Brotherhood as a political organization and as a community organization. Authorities will be expected to seize all of its assets in an upcoming crackdown against Islamists in …

Miss Muslimah Gives Miss World A Run For Its Money
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The Miss World pageant, like other beauty pageants, had drawn its fair share of criticisms from those that come from nearly all walks of life. Backlash against the immodesty, sexism, and other troubles likewise associated with the display. Some of …