Tag: Islam

Order Out of Chaos

The Middle East peace talks have been suspended. Russia has annexed Crimea. Civil war is boiling in the Ukraine. Iraq is engulfed in a full-fledged conflict between Sunni and Shia Islamists. Fifty thousand children and young people have poured across the southern border of the US so far this year. And did I mention that […]

Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Tuesday to condemn Hamas, and call on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dismantle his unity government with the Islamist movement… Read More: Netanyahu urges international community to condemn Hamas – Israel News, Ynetnews

Iraqis to ISIS: Bring It On

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is moving in on Baghdad after already having taken over several cities in Iraq, but the Iraqis are unfazed. A group of Shiite Iraqi poets, who spoke at a religious gathering in Karbala last week, roused the crowds in anti-ISIS rhetoric. “You want to march on […]

Australia trade at risk with Islamic nations over east Jerusalem policy

Arab and Islamic nations have warned of trade sanctions on Australia for its decision last week to desist from referring to east Jerusalem as “occupied,” the Palestinian envoy to Canberra told AFP on Friday. Izzat Abdulhadi criticized Australia’s decision and called its new position on east Jerusalem a “substantial policiy shift… Read More: Palestinian envoy: […]

Baghdad prepares for the worst as Islamist militants vow to capture the capital

Iraq is breaking up. The Kurds have taken the northern oil city of Kirkuk that they have long claimed as their capital. Sunni fundamentalist fighters vow to capture Baghdad and the Shia holy cities further south… Read More: Iraq crisis: Baghdad prepares for the worst as Islamist militants vow to capture the capital – Middle […]

Al Qaida’s ISIL paves a Syria-Iraq corridor, plans ‘Islamic emirate’

“We plan to establish an Islamic emirate in the Levant,” ISIL commander Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi said. On June 9, around 50 people were killed in fighting between ISIL and rival Islamist militias in the eastern Syrian province of Dir Al Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting centered on ISIL and its Al Qaida rival, […]

Islamists Kill Hundreds of Nigerian Christians in Past Two Weeks

Violence against Christians continued in Nigeria the first week of June as members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram attacked villages and churches in the northeastern portion of the country in a self-proclaimed effort to wipe out the predominant Christian faith in the African nation… Read More: Islamists Kill Hundreds of Nigerian Christians in […]

Islamic prayers to be held at the Vatican

For the first time in history, Islamic prayers and readings from the Quran will be heard at the Vatican on Sunday, in a move by Pope Francis to usher in peace between Israelis and Palestinians.   Francis issued the invitation to Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit last […]

Jordan Condemns Israel Over Temple Mount

The Temple Mount became Jewish again on Tuesday, and Jordan didn’t like it.Temple organizations reported Tuesday morning that about 400 Jews had ascended to the Mount in the morning hours, and that police allowed them in without undue delays.

Will Obama Save Meriam Ibrahim and Her Babies?

What has President Barack Obama personally said about the plight of U.S. citizen’s family? So far, nothing. What has Secretary of State John Kerry personally said? So far, nothing. Spokespersons at the White House and the State Department have made statements, but not the president or the secretary of state. Daniel Wani told the Mail […]