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It’s not just radicalised Islamists – what about foreign fighters who flock to the IDF? Is the Government interested in UK citizens who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks?

by Robert Fisk, The Independent Now I think it’s a good idea that the lads in blue are keeping their eyes open at Heathrow for British citizens who’ve been fighting…

“Only Islam bothers me more and more,”

Source: The Local  “I don’t believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don’t bother me. Only Islam bothers me more and more,” wrote Nicolaus Fest,…

US, EU impose ban on PIA cargo service

Theloadstar: The European Union and United States have imposed ban on the PIA cargo service over improper security arrangements, ARY News reported. The European Union (EU) and United States authorities…

Why are so many people obsessed with Muslim women’s wardrobes? It’s dangerous to target a minority of women for the way they dress, argues Shaista Aziz

If someone asked you to list the most sinister developments of our time, I guess a few of us would say the atom bomb, warfare, the HIV virus, global hunger…

Norway: Ramadhan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun By Dennis Betzholz  in Tromsø, Norway Der Spiegel Thomas Grabka / DER SPIEGEL During Ramadan, Muslims fast until…

Exclusive: UK sustained civil war in Syria, says former army chief

Former Chief of General Staff is damning of the British Government’s policy in Iraq and Syria, saying that it helped to sustain civil wars by unleashing forces it did not…

My brother, the suicide bomber: why British men go to Syria

Waheed was an ordinary boy who played football and loved sci-fi movies. This year, he blew himself up in Aleppo. Abu Jamal left to join the jihadis. Tauqir is an…

Islamic State ‘fatwa’ ordering FGM ‘likely to be a hoax’

The Telegraph: by Richard Spencer — A “fatwa” by the extremist group Islamic State ordering women in areas of Iraq under its control to undergo female genital mutilation is now…

My soul was thirsty till I found Islam

Source: Arab News By:  DR. ABDUL KARIM GERMANUS Dr. Abdul Karim Germanus is a well-known Orientalist of Hungary and is a scholar of world repute. He visited India between the…

Secret to happiness is having Danish genes

The key to happiness is having Danish DNA, scientists have claimed. Researchers who looked at data from 131 countries found that the closer a nation was genetically to the Danes,…

What British Jews really think about the Gaza conflict

The British Jewish community is often portrayed as being united on Israel – but opinion is far more complex and wide-ranging than that by Keith Kahn-Harris theguardian.com, Wednesday 23 July…

SEEKING ASYLUM : Swiss lawyer targets possible Snowden visit

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden has asked a Swiss lawyer to explore the possibility of the United States fugitive coming to Switzerland. Snowden is currently holed up…

Should Germany ban the burqa?

Photo: DPA Opponents of such a ban here say it would heavily infringe on personal, cultural and religious freedoms and only serve to inflame tensions. Advocates insist the burqa has…

The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard

By Matthias Schepp and Cornelia Schmergal The United States and Europe last week announced the imposition of stronger sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. German…

UK: Dome Plan for Halesowen Ahmadiyya Mosque rejected

Source: expressandstar.com The plans to extend The Baitul Ghafoor Mosque on Long Lane have been rejected by the Dudley Council. More than 225 residents signed a petition opposing the plans, fearing the…

The fallout from the MH17 tragedy would be disorganization and denial

Source: Asia Times: So, by the ordinary standards of murderous military ineptitude, the fallout from the MH17 tragedy would be disorganization and denial, an exhaustive and time-consuming investigation, a belated…

Putin miscalculated in Ukraine

Source: Stratfor: Ultimately, politicians who miscalculate and mismanage tend not to survive. Putin miscalculated in Ukraine, failing to anticipate the fall of an ally, failing to respond effectively and then…

Poll: Was shooting Down Malaysian Airline Flight with 295 on Board Terrorism?

Epigraph: On account of this, We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in…

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