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Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies voted on Thursday evening in favour of the Face Concealment Bill - dubbed the 'Burqa Law'. The 32 Members of Parliament (MP) of the three-party governing coalition voted in favour of the bill, while the 28 members of the opposition voted against it. The ban will ...
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will conduct sensitivity training for Aurora Public Library employees next month. The organization, in a joint press release with the library, said the training for the more than 100 library employees will begin in May. Sensitivity training was ...

On April 3rd, the President of the American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), Sofian Abdelaziz Zakkout, posted onto his Facebook page a photograph of himself posing with a Miami-Dade County policeman. He signed it "Sofian Zakkout, Director of Amana And Board of Directors of ... Crime
Tunisia's Islamists have changed their hues many times in the few years since their defeat in the 2014 elections and their unimpressive performance during ... The important thing is to reach the goal of winning power and avoiding the disastrous fate of fellow Islamist movements in neighbouring countries.
Many of the event's listed speakers are prominent extremists affiliated with hardline Islamist organizations. One of the speakers is Dawud Walid, Executive Director of the Michigan branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). In a 2012 sermon, Walid said that the Jews have incurred ...

Violent events linked to militant Islamist groups in Africa over the last year increased by 38 percent over the previous 12-month period (2,933 vs. 2,117). This continues an upward trend observed in 2017 after a brief decline in 2016. The surge in activity is not the result of any one factor. Rather, it ...
Canadian police have yet to identify the motive for the Toronto van attack in which 10 people were killed, but before the dead had even been counted, many rightwing commentators were rushing to depict the attack as Islamist terrorism. Within minutes of the attack, Faith Goldy, an "alt-right" ... police
Three new attacks allegedly by radicalised Muslim youth in northern Mozambique have left one dead and three injured in recent days, sources told AFP on Wednesday. A spate of violence has erupted in the region since October when an apparent jihadist assault targeted a police station and military ...
BEIRUT – Dozens of people demonstrated Wednesday in the northern Syrian town of Al-Bab to demand that pro-Turkey rebels allow Islamist fighters evacuated from eastern Ghouta to enter, an AFP correspondent reported. A convoy of 3,800 people, including around 1,300 fighters from the Jaish al-Islam ...
Al Hassan's alleged offences were committed during the occupation of Timbuktu by radical Islamist groups almost six years ago. The ICC has only ever attempted one prosecution involving the charge of persecution on the grounds of gender, but the charges were dropped and the case did not reach trial.
Authorities on Thursday suspended Metro Bus service in Lahore after activists of Tehreek-e-Labbaik blocked multiple roads across the city. Routes that have been blocked include Data Darbar, Azadi Chowk, Chungi Amar Sidhu and Darogewala. “We are being compelled to march towards Islamabad.
The discourse generally pits secularists and Islamists on opposite sides of this divide. However, recent transformations within the Islamist parties demonstrate that even Islamists, traditionally staunch opponents of the civil state, now embrace the concept, and that the youth generation does not necessarily ...
A hardline Islamist faction scuppered an evacuation deal for the besieged Damascus suburb of Douma just before it was hit with chemical weapons, The Times has learnt. The Army of Islam, a band of Damascus-based extremist rebels, refused to hand over heavy weapons, a key element of an evacuation ...
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), a coalition of Islamist parties in Pakistan, has announced its revival with a focus on implementation of sharia in the country along with defeating secularism and eradicating corruption. The MMA announcement was made on March 20, appointing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl ...
Radicalised Islamists pose-long term EU threat. The truck used in the Christmas market attack in Berlin in December 2016 was stolen, killing 12 people and injuring 56. (Photo: Reuters/Pawel Kopczynski). By Nikolaj Nielsen. BRUSSELS, 10. Apr, 09:27. Europe's estimated 60,000 radicalised Islamic ...

CWN Editor's Note: L'Osservatore Romano (4/1 Italian edition) devoted front-page coverage to this story. The Vatican newspaper also noted that France may send additional troops to Syria and that Turkey, which invaded Syria in January, is angered by French sympathy for the Kurds. The above note ...
Sex and intimacy are topics that are difficult for many to talk about. But at Saturday's Being ME (Muslimah Empowered), a conference for Muslim women, they were on centre stage, along with other taboo issues like mental health. Dr. Farah Islam was one of the organizers behind the seventh annual Being ...
WASHINGTON, April 3. /TASS/. US will take a decision on whether it should extradite the leader of FETO [Fetullahist Terrorist Organization], Fethullah Gulen to Turkey in connection with the assassionation of the Russian Ambassador in Ankara, Andrei Karlov, when the Turkish government submits the ...
DHAKA: A prominent Bangladeshi lawyer who fought the state's case in a high-profile murder trial against Islamist extremists has disappeared, police said Sunday (Apr 1), with grave fears for his safety. Ratish Chandra Bhowmik, a respected prosecutor and champion of minority rights, has not been seen ...
Just when the spectre of a Canadian law based on Motion 103 that would have criminalized the critique of Islam seemed to be receding, one Sandra Solomon has given Islamists a fresh lease on life. Solomon states she is an ex-Muslim convert to Christianity, saying she is a Palestinian who suffered sexual ...
French President Emmanuel Macron stands in front of the flag-draped coffin of the Gendarme Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame during a funeral ceremony, in the courtyard of the Invalides in Paris, France, 28 March 2018. Christophe Petit Tesson / EPA Photo. With stirring tributes to the gendarme who ...
DHAKA: A prominent Hindu lawyer in Bangladesh who fought the state's case in high-profile murder trials against Islamist extremists has disappeared, prompting authorities to launch a massive search operation to trace him. Ratish Chandra Bhowmik, a leading minority rights activist, went missing after he ...
The Islamist militant group al Shabaab set off several car bombs and attacked African Union troops at a base southwest of the capital of Mogadishu on April 1, the police, the military and the militants in Somalia said in a report from Reuters. The troops at the base in Bulo-Marer are part of the African Union ...
France's interior ministry compiles something known as the “S file” (the “S” stands for security) which contains anyone suspected of being a radical, including potentially dangerous leftist and far-right activists. There is also a separate list, the File for the Prevention of Terrorist Radicalisation (FSPRT), ...
At home, the Forum emphasizes the danger of lawful Islamism; protects the freedoms of anti-Islamist authors, activists, and publishers; and works to improve Middle ... At the behest of Islamists and leftists, references to Islam have been removed from law enforcement and national security training materials.
The Islamists we could now see leading his very young wife and two children onto a tourist bus. And there was so many of them. I watched them stand beneath those shattered trees to pray. They had long scraggly beards, most of them uncombed, cheap track suits, dusty plastic sandals. I suppose it was a ...
A number of the 100 schoolgirls kidnapped from the Nigerian town of Dapchi last month have been brought home, according to reports. Citing two witnesses and a military officer at a checkpoint near the town, Reuters said the girls were returned by people thought to be militants from the Boko Haram group.
A group of 100 diverse French intellectuals denounced Islamist totalitarianism in the newspaper Le Figaro on March 19, 2018. The following is a translation of their statement made by Clarion contributor Leslie Shaw: We are citizens of differing and often diametrically opposed views, who have found ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:57 P.M.) – The Syrian Army has fully repelled a powerful Islamist counter-offensive in Damascus' East Ghouta region, inflicting heavy losses on rebel ranks in the process of doing so. On the night of Sunday to Monday, the Jaysh al-Islam militant group launched a counter-blow south ...
Approximately 1,500 Islamist foreign fighters have already returned to Europe from Iraq and Syria, with future returnees likely to be 'die-hard' extremists. The incarceration of fighters threatens to perpetuate the cycle of radicalisation, while grant disbursements to counter-radicalisation groups are also ...
The mood amongst Kurds turned grim when Turkish-backed Islamist rebels took Afrin on Sunday and looted the town. Many Kurds were especially upset after fighters destroyed the statue of Kawa, the Kurdish blacksmith who is a symbol for the Kurdish New Year celebrations known as Newroz that will take ...
In 1988, an FBI source inside the Muslim Brotherhood revealed that the Islamist group's proxies in America had a six-phase plan to “institute the Islamic ... In other words, the long-term success of the Islamists' revolution is dependent not only on success on the battlefield and at the ballot, but also on the ...
Islamist groups to rally against Anies for 'turning his back' on Rizieq Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan speaks to journalists in this Jan. 5 file photograph, taken after his meeting with Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo at the central bank's Jakarta headquarters. (JP/Anton Hermansyah) ...
VIENNA (Reuters) - The man who stabbed a soldier outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador to Austria sympathized with radical Islamist ideology but it is too early to say what ... Vienna has so far been spared deadly Islamist militant attacks like the ones in Paris, Brussels and Berlin in recent years.
Since the 1950s, several clashes have taken place between Islamists and police forces. These clashes, however, escalated following the violent dispersal of Rabaa Square in August 2013, which took place after the ouster of Islamist former president Mohamed Morsi. The clashes were followed by several ...
There is something fundamentally rotten at the heart of the European far-left. In Britain it manifests itself in institutional anti-Semitism, whereas in France the loathing is aimed at the police. On Saturday, hours after Arnaud Beltrame lost his fight for life following his heroic gesture during the Islamist attack in ...
Far-right opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee policy had suggested in the immediate aftermath of the attack it might be an Islamist act of terror, while some media reported the killer had links to right-wing extremist organisations. But there are “no indications of a political motive,” said Hajo ...
French President Emmanuel Macron honors the flag-drapped coffin of late Gendarmerie officer Colonel Arnaud Beltrame, who was killed by an Islamist militant after taking the place of a female hostage during a supermarket siege in Trebes, with the 'Commandeur de la legion d'honneur' medal, during a ...
The Jordanian government headed by Prime Minister Hani Mulki survived on Sunday an overthrow attempt by Islamist deputies after the Reform bloc and several other independent lawmakers failed to gather the needed support to pass a memorandum requesting a no-confidence motion against the ...
Two major Islamist rebel groups operating in northern Syria are uniting, the France press reported. "We, Ahhar al-Sham, and Nuredin al Zinki, declare our fusion the name of the Syrian Liberation Front," says a message of the two groups operating in the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib. Idlib is the only ...
A few days after the first episode of “Homeland” aired in America in October 2011, the U.S. State Department placed a $10 million bounty on the head of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A few days after season seven of “Homeland” premiered in February 2018, the U.S. Justice Department ...
Migrant Crisis: Islamist Rape Culture Comes to Europe ... One aspect of radical Islamist aggression that Westerners often overlook is that non-Muslim women tend to be its greatest victims. ... If Muslim women are viewed and treated as inferiors by radical Islamists, non-Muslim women are doubly so.
Moscow: Four women were shot dead in an apparent Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, officials and local media said. According to local press reports an unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at an Orthodox church in the town of Kizlyar in the ...
Under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egypt has waged its most sweeping crackdown on dissent in its modern history, a process that has intensified ahead of a March election in which el-Sissi faces no serious opposition. Most recently, police arrested Abdel-Monaem Abul Fetouh, a senior Islamist leader, ...
In his investigation, the 47-year-old journalist, who speaks perfect Arabic, shows how easy it is for the Islamists to smuggle followers to Europe, the newspaper reported. "All you need to get asylum in Germany is a Syrian passport." And that proved to be as easy as pie. After a tip-off from an intelligence ...
Pakistan has banned two charities linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed in a move against the UN-designated “terrorist,” who the US says was behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, Reuters reported. The move comes days before a key meeting by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), ...
On their return, jihadis are predicted to mushroom the threat again by going on to radicalise existing but currently non-violent Islamist networks here. The disturbing analysis comes from Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre and IHS Markit. Under the most recent Home Office statistics, 164 people are ...
A host for the Turkish Islamist Akit TV called for the killing of secular Cumhuriyet newspaper's editors, saying their murder would be permissible according to Islam. Yusuf Ozan, the host of Akit TV's morning show, displayed Cumhuriyet's frontpage on Sunday which had the headline “11 martyrs in Afrin” ...


 

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