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Article Archive for April 2014

Plymouth Islamic education centre hit in £10,000 arson attack
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People arrived at the Plymouth Islamic Education Trust centre (Piety) on April 19 to discover “raw sewerage pouring into the street” after a fire damaged the building’s exterior wall and sewage pipes.

BNP’s proposed election broadcast features vile anti-Muslim animation
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Vile cartoons of Muslims swilling alcopops and chasing pre-pubescent girls, as well as graphic depictions of Lee Rigby’s murderer, could be broadcast on the BBC and ITV this week, submitted as the BNP’s official party election broadcast.

Fascists allowed to use ‘Remember Lee Rigby’ slogan on Euro-election ballot papers
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The Electoral Commission has been forced to make an embarrassing apology after allowing an extremist party to use a slogan featuring murdered soldier Lee Rigby.

Tulsa DA refiles hate crime case in December attack on woman
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Tulsa County prosecutors have refiled a state hate-crime case that was dismissed two months ago pending a potential federal prosecution that hasn’t developed.

Nazism and Narendra Modi: The ideological influence on India’s next Prime Minister
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Further to the previous detailed Loonwatch article about Narendra Modi and the rise of India’s neo-fascist Far-Right, some more facts have surfaced. Readers may be particularly interested in the following.

Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’
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By Gabe LaMonica

(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a capacity crowd at a National Rifle Association rally how she would baptize terrorists if she was an elected official.

The Catholic Church Rewrites History And Angers Muslims In Spain
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Back in 1984, UNESCO included Spain’s Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba on its World Heritage list. Thirty years later, the site that tourist guides describe as one of Andalusia’s architectural masterpieces — a symbol of the golden age of the Umayyad civilization and of the “concord” between religions — now represents conflict.

Hattiesburg pastors attend services at Islamic Center in act of solidarity after shooting
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Two Pine Belt pastors joined worship services at the Islamic Center of Hattiesburg on Friday in an act of solidarity and to express condolences for a shooting that took place at the Center in March.

China Offers Rewards for Beard Informants in Muslim-Majority Area
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Authorities in western China’s restive, Muslim-majority Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region are offering rewards to locals who inform on their neighbors for “wearing beards,” government-controlled media reported this week. Islamic liturgy recommends that Muslim men wear beards.

Halal in Havana: Turkey May Be Building Cuba’s First Mosque
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For years, Cuba’s Muslims—estimated at just a few thousand—have been a bit, well, unorthodox. Most have favored a flexible version of Islam that’s adjusted to years of living in the pork-loving Communist state. Religious practices like avoiding booze, fasting on Ramadan and getting circumcised are often considered optional for Muslims on the island.