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Article Archive for May 2014

Man with sword stopped by stun gun outside Islamic centre
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Police arrested a 47-year-old man early Tuesday morning who was caught trying to vandalizing a Rosemont Islamic community centre. It’s the fifth time since April that same mosque has been targeted.

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Saudi Muslims Fine Bikini-Clad Italians $3500? Nope: It’s a Hoax
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by Nathan Lean, NathanLean.com

One week ago, the Internet was abuzz over reports that Saudi Arabia fined three Italian tourists $3500 for wearing bikinis in the presence of Muslims.




Johanna Neumann, Holocaust Survivor, Tells Story Of Being Saved By A Muslim Family In Albania
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Johanna Neumann was nine years old when her family escaped from Nazi Germany to seek refuge in Albania. They spent six years there and survived the war thanks to a number of Muslim families who sheltered them along the way.




State of Oklahoma owes $303,333 in plaintiffs’ legal fees over Sharia law case
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by Rick Green

Oklahoma will have to pay $303,333 in legal fees to plaintiffs’ attorneys who brought lawsuit against Sharia law ballot measure.




Knowledge as Politics by Other Means: An Interview with Wael Hallaq (Part One)
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An important interview series at Jadaliyya with one of the leading scholars in Islamic studies, Wael Hallaq. Discussions on the inability or lack of interest of Western and Islamic scholars to confront one another in dialogue and the uncritical adoption of hegemonic Western liberalist discourse.




US Colonel Donald Macgregor: “We bombed Iraq on a scale of the second World War, off and on for ten years”
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The United States has still not confronted the imperialist mass murder and mayhem she caused and inflicted on the once prosperous nation of Iraq.




The New Face of India
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In A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth writes with affection of a placid India‘s first general election in 1951, and the egalitarian spirit it momentarily bestowed on an electorate deeply riven by class and caste: “the great washed and unwashed public, sceptical and gullible”, but all “endowed with universal adult suffrage”.




National newspaper is prejudiced and skewing halal debate, says MP
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MP Yasmin Qureshi has accused national newspapers of prejudice in the debate over the ethics of halal and kosher meat. The MP for Bolton South East spoke in parliament over the practice of slaughtering meat in line with Islamic law.




‘Stop the Islamization of America’ is disparaging and can’t be trademarked, Federal Circuit says
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By Debra Cassens Weiss

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused a trademark for the phrase “Stop the Islamization of America” because it is disparaging to Muslims.




Washington DC: Geller is back with another anti-Islam Metro ad
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In 2012, anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative funded ads throughout the Metro system with a quote from the Quran next to a photo of the burning Twin Towers. Ads that cost Metro $35,000 over a failed effort to block them.