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Police in Scotland have arrested a man for painting “Islam is questionable” on his own house. Arresting officers accused Graham Evans of “breach of peace” after the Edinburgh man painted “alarming” and “distressing” phrases on his own property, such as: “Islam is questionable”, “Leave Means Leave” and “Brexit”. Mr Evans was reportedly held by police for five weeks until his trial, where the judge ruled Evans had broken no law in exercising his free speech. Speaking with Kipper Central, Mr Evans said: “I was completely shocked when Police car after Police car pulled up. They had a big meeting in…

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A retired Christian school teacher was gang-raped and tortured for nine hours before being stoned to death by the Islamic militant group that kidnapped her from her home in Idlib, Syria earlier this month. Suzan Der Kirkour’s body was found by a church friend the day after she went missing from her home in the mainly-Christian village of Al-Yacoubia, the Barnabas Fund reported. A Christian leader from the area told the Barnabas Fund, attacks against Christians, mainly Christian women and girls, are frequent, but this one, in particular, has shocked the community. Suzan was an unmarried lady and a respected…

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One of the obvious issues with ‘hate speech’ rules is just how arbitrarily they can be applied by those in power. Take Facebook, for instance: This week we were banned not only for referring to Islamic terrorists as “Muslims”, but also for an article we shared which was critical of Facebook for using ‘hate speech’ violations as a means of censoring unapproved ideas. According to Facebook, breaching their standards and policy “could lead to limitations such as a Page being unpublished, reduced distribution and more.” It’s becoming a real issue, as anyone following Senator Ted Cruz and the Senate Judiciary…

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In May, the UK government rejected a proposed definition of Islamophobia that was so vague it would essentially prohibit all criticisms of Islam. The definition, proposed by a cross-party group of MPs and adopted by the Labour party, states: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.” The proposed definition was backed by more than 750 British Muslim organisations, 80 academics and 50 MPs. Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford and shadow minister for women and equalities, argued the definition is crucial for fighting the rise of the far-right…

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A 54-year-old disabled grandfather has been fired for sharing an ‘Islamophobic’ Billy Connolly sketch on his personal Facebook page. Brian Leach was a check out worker at Asda in Mill Street West, Dewsbury for almost five years when he was “grassed-up” by an offended female employee who complained that the skit was anti-Islamic, The Mirror reports. In the offending video, Connolly mocks both Christianity and Islam, and refers to suicide bombers as “f***ing idiots.” “They said seven people, all Asian (Pakistani) as I understand it, had complained including the woman at head office who escalated the complaint,” Leach said. “I…

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Muslim gangs in UK prisons are threatening and beating fellow-prisoners who refuse to convert to Islam, a report by the Ministry of Justice has revealed. “Other prisoners are scared of us,” a Muslim prisoner said. “They know they’re only going to three other jails and they know there will be brothers waiting there to stab them.” “Their tactic is to befriend someone when they come in,” a non-Muslim inmate explained. “If they don’t convert, they will then start spreading rumours about them, that the person is a snitch, so that they will be ostracised. Then the beatings follow.” According to…

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The opening sentence of Jacques Ellul’s, ‘Islam and Judeo-Christianity: A Critique of their commonality’, reads, ‘For nearly a decade, French intellectuals, generally speaking, have been seized with an excessive affection for Islam.’ (p.3) What follows is a ninety-four-page treatise on the reasons for why this excessive affection is not only dangerous but misguided. Ellul acknowledges the existence of a disproportionate tolerance of Islam. He then compares that to the disdain of how French intellectuals have been interacting with Judeo-Christianity (Biblical Christianity), since the 1960s’. The reason for this excessive affection is due to Islam’s proximity to Marxism (“scientific” socialism). Roger…

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A Muslim civil rights group has blasted Disney for releasing Aladdin during the “Trump era”, saying the story is rooted in racism, Orientalism, and Islamophobia. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim rights group in the United States, has urged movie reviewers to address the racial and Islamophobic stereotypes perpetuated in the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin. Nihad Awad, National Executive Director at CAIR said in a statement issued on CAIR’s website: The Aladdin myth is rooted by racism, Orientalism and Islamophobia. To release it during the Trump era of rapidly rising anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and racist animus…

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Anti-Christian persecution is spreading geographically and increasing in severity, a report commissioned by the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt revealed. According to the findings, Christians are the most widely persecuted religion in the world. In some regions, persecution is so severe, that it’s arguably coming “close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN.” In some parts of the Middle East, Christians are facing the possibility of extinction. The number of Christians in Palestine is now below 1.5 percent. The number of Christians in Syria has declined from 1.7 million in 2011 to below 450,000,…

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Dove’s latest campaign, which is designed to help women feel more represented in media and advertising, has suggested the Islamic definition of modesty is “beautiful.” Getty Images has also jumped on board for the #ShowUs project to produce the largest photo library “created by women and non-binary individuals to shatter beauty stereotypes.” The goal of the campaign is to offer media and advertisers a “more inclusive vision of beauty.” One of the adverts used to promote the project features a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. Coupled with the image is the caption, “#ShowUs that modesty is beautiful.” Well done @Dove…

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Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Philips, has clashed with a Muslim protester outside of a primary school accused of “indoctrinating” Muslim students with LGBTQ ideology. Hundreds of students from the Muslim-majority Anderton Park Primary School reportedly skipped school in protest of the lessons which introduce children to homosexuality, gender identity, and same-sex relationships. Outraged Muslim parents have gathered outside of the school for several weeks to protest the compulsory lessons, claiming they’re “intolerant” of Muslim beliefs. According to Sky News, Ms Philips was invited to the area by the headteacher who wanted to introduce “exclusion zones” to protect children…

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Sky News’ Rita Panahi has drawn attention to the harrowing plight of Christians who continue to suffer at the hands of Islamist forces in the Middle East and Africa. “It’s been called ethnic cleansing,” Panahi said. “But religious genocide would be more accurate.” “The plight of Christians in parts of Africa is harrowing, with regular reports of violence in Nigeria, Eritrea, the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Egypt, Libya, and a number of other countries.” “Where is the pope, one wonders, as thousands of his followers are driven out of their homes, abused or killed for merely observing…

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Donald Trump Jr has slammed the Washington Post, after the major American newspaper responded to Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka by downplaying Christian persecution. Just a day after 290 Christians were slaughtered by Islamic terrorists during Easter celebrations, the paper published a piece downplaying the idea that Christianity is under attack, claiming rather “the vast majority of terrorism victims globally are Muslims.” Analysis: Sri Lanka church bombings stoke far-right anger in the West https://t.co/seWuJwgzwG — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 22, 2019 The piece also went on to warn the bombings in Sri Lanka are stoking far-right anger in…

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The tally of the Sri Lankan bombings on Resurrection Sunday now stands at 290 people with around 500 more wounded (many of that number include Sri Lankan Christians). CNN reported that ‘two suicide bombers perpetrated the attacks hitting three churches and four luxury hotels.’  The Wall Street Journal noted official statements from the Sri Lankan government, who said that the attacks were perpetrated by an Islamist group known as National Thoweeth Jamath. Apart from some formal condemnations from countries such as Indonesia, the Muslim world remains largely silent. While there are live updates from news organizations, including CNN, there’s no…

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A senior analyst for the International Crisis Group has warned that Sunday’s Islamic terrorist attacks will feed the sentiment that Muslims are a problem and a threat that needs to be dealt with. Speaking to LBC presenter Eddie Mair, academic Alan Keenan said, “this sentiment has been developing over the last five years, cultivated by a radical militant group of Buddhists, including some monks. Keenan went on to warn, “if strong action isn’t taken and the right messages aren’t sent by the government leaders and religious leaders of all groups, there’s a real possibility of further violence.” Speaking on NPO…

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A Christian denomination in Scotland has been blasted after their official magazine published an article describing Islam as a ‘false religion’. According to The Times, the “hugely controversial” piece published by the Christian “sect” also went on to describe the Koran as a “lie from Satan sent into the world to deceive.” The piece, titled ‘Islamisation of the UK: The creeping influence of a false religion’, warned about Islamisation of the West and urged Christians to “pray that the Lord would halt the Islamisation of the UK.” “Across our society but unnoticed by many people, are changes which may seem…

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A leading Muslim cleric and senior member of the world’s largest Muslim organisation has claimed ‘Islamophobia’ is not caused by racism, but rather, it is the result of Islamic extremism and terrorism throughout the world. Yahya Cholil Staquf, the secretary-general of Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama movement, claimed in an article for the Daily Telegraph, it is “factually incorrect” to link the definition of the word “Islamophobia” to racism, and called it “counter-productive” to do so. “The truth, we recognise, is that jihadist doctrine, goals and strategy can be traced to specific tenets of orthodox, authoritative Islam and its historic practice. This includes those…

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Iranian activist and journalist, Masih Alinejad, has slammed Western women for donning Islamic headscarves, calling them a symbol of inequality and discrimination. The women’s rights campaigner also went on to say, portraying the hijab as a cultural symbol is an insult to nations like Iran where women have no choice but to cover their heads. “The female politicians who visit Iran, the tourists, the athletes, the actresses, all of them – when they go to my beautiful country, they say, ‘This is a cultural issue. We wear it out of respect to the culture of Iran.’ Let me be clear…

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What do Islam and the ideological left have in common? The former reviles homosexuality, secularism and amorality. The latter embraces these whilst shunning theocracy and self-determination. It’s an unusual marriage, but one of convenience. Islam needs an enabler to raise its profile in the sympathetic West through the peaceful promotion of its less controversial side, and the left craves for power, hoping the odd marriage with Islam will bolster their voting base. The Christchurch massacre has been an opportunity for both Islam and the left to exploit the moral superiority they both claim over anyone with conservative values. The outrage…

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Over the weekend the ABC’s Q&A asked their Twitter followers if Catholicism had done more harm to Australia than Islam. Attached to the question was an article from The Guardian with the implied answer. The piece, written by Labor’s Kristina Keneally, and published back in February 2017, was titled: “Catholicism has done more harm to Australia than Islam.” At the time, Keneally wrote in defence of the ABC’s Yasmin Abdel-Magied after she was criticised following an appearance on Q&A in which she claimed that Islam was the most feminist religion. Has Catholicism done more harm to Australia than Islam? via…

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