Israel considers outlawing Palestinian Temple Mount guard
Israel's Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, backed by the Israel Police and internal security agency Shin Bet, is drafting a bill to outlaw the civilian Palestinian guard stationed on the Temple Mount, a site holy to both Muslims and Jews ...
Israeli-Palestinian conflict was always about religion
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza
ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Wednesday to allow thousands of stranded Palestinians to return to Gaza but the frontier will remain closed to traffic going the other way, Palestinian and Egyptian border officials ...
The Politics of the Egypt-Gaza Buffer Zone
Gulf Business News
Michelin Mulls Middle East Manufacturing Facility In The Future
Gulf Business News
“Some parts of the Middle East region are in the midst of a big crisis, so in order not to endanger our people, we tend to move out from these areas. But we see great potential in the Middle East and where we can be present, we are there.” Michelin ...
The Daily Star
Iran Parliament Approve Science Minister Nominee
Iran's parliament on Wednesday approved President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for ministry of science, ending a long stand-off between the moderate president and the conservative-dominated assembly. In a vote, 197 out of 235 lawmakers voted to approve ...
lawmakers okay third Rouhani science minister
Yemen: Eight al-Qaeda hostages rescued in Hadramawt
Yemeni troops have taken part in a raid to rescue a group of eight hostages being held by al-Qaeda, in which seven militants were reportedly killed. One soldier was injured during the operation in the eastern province of Hadramawt, Yemeni officials said.
US Special Ops lead daring raid to free al Qaeda hostage
Move comes hours after Khalifa Haftar's forces hit air base in Tripoli, fuelling country's violent power struggle.
The Jewish Press
ISIS 'prince' killed in Iraq's Hit
An air strike in west Iraq reportedly killed on Wednesday a senior figure in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Al Arabiya's correspondent reported. Senan Meteeb, the so-called ISIS “emir” of the western Anbar province, was reportedly killed ...
ISIS 'Prince' of Iraq's Anbar Province Killed
Censoring the Web Isn't the Solution to Terrorism—It's the Problem
In politics, as with Internet memes, ideas don't spread because they are good—they spread because they are good at spreading. One of the most virulent ideas in Internet regulation in recent years has been the idea that if a social problem manifests on ...
Counter-terrorism Bill: What it contains
Under the reform, police and border officials will be granted a power to temporarily confiscate the passport of suspected terrorists on the spot. Despite more than 500 Britons having travelled to Syria and Iraq, just 24 have had their passports seized ...
Counter terrorism awareness week
YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.
We must remain on guard against Islamophobia
But despite the prevalence of Islamophobia in Canada, a recent online video that has attracted a lot of attention demonstrates the racial tolerance of some Canadians. The video depicted a social experiment involving an actor dressed in traditional ...
Profs Blame ISIS on 'Islamophobia' and 'Grievances'
Lyons: Iran negotiations essential to national security
The Detroit News
The deadline for Iran to achieve a nuclear agreement with the international community is fast approaching, set for later this month. Over the past year, our nation's diplomats along with global powers have been working tirelessly to produce an ...
A very secular jihad
Western fighters on the Kurdish front lines is a counter-narrative to the thousands of foreigners who have joined ISIL. Last updated: 26 Nov 2014 05:36. Crispian Cuss. Crispian Cuss is a former British Army officer who has worked and lived in the ...
In Pakistan, A Self-Styled Teacher Holds Class For 150 In A Cowshed
Every day, shortly after breakfast, more than 150 noisy and eager-eyed kids, coated in dust from top to toe, troop into a mud cowshed in a sun-baked village among the cotton fields of southern Pakistan. The shed is no larger than the average American ...
Torture report should be released
The Senate, Democrat-controlled until January, has been negotiating with the agency and the White House over release of a 6,000-page report written over five years by the Senate Intelligence Committee. It documents the use of torture in CIA prisons ...
Torture Report: Mark Udall's World-Historical Moment to Rescue CIA Oversight
GUEST EDITORIAL: Tech industry must lead privacy fight
Northwest Georgia News
The Senate failure to curb the NSA's data collection sets up what should be a lively debate next June on the future of the Patriot Act, the post 9/11 legislation that authorized the NSA's bulk collection of data. The Patriot Act needs to be ...
Boy at Stepney Muslim school 'thought he would go to hell if he listened to music'
'The majority of lessons taught at the school focus on Islamic or Arabic studies,' Ofsted said. 'All pupils learn to recite religious texts by memory and repetition.' It found that although the school effectively promoted Islamic development of pupils ...
UK Muslim group slams school 'witch-hunt'
Muslim cemetery vandalized in Snohomish County
WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- A Muslim cemetery in Snohomish County was vandalized and members of the Bosnian community now fear it was all part of a hate crime. At the Islamic Cemetery of the Bosniaks, nearly a dozen headstones were overturned, broken, ...
Islamic group: Vandalism at Snohomish County cemetery may be hate crime
National Cathedral welcomes Muslims
WASHINGTON — In a corner of Washington National Cathedral, several hundred Muslim worshipers and other invited guests gathered in the afternoon Nov. 14 for a first-ever recitation of weekly Muslim prayers at the iconic Christian sanctuary and to hear ...
Wrong venue for Islamic prayers
Defenders of Muslim Prayer at National Cathedral Miss the Point
In the wake of the November 14 Muslim prayer service in Washington's National Cathedral, Christian figures have rushed to defend the event in an effort to show how open-minded and tolerant they are. The Reverend Susan Russell watched the prayer ...
Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington's National Cathedral
'Radicalisation risk' at six Muslim private schools, says Ofsted
Pupils at six small Muslim private schools in east London are at risk of extremist views and radicalisation, says Ofsted's chief inspector. Sir Michael Wilshaw said the pupils' "physical and educational welfare is at serious risk" following a series of ...
Ofsted chief: 'Six private Muslim schools may be vulnerable to extremism'
Minneapolis Star Tribune
DFL calls MNGOP official's anti-Muslim posts "an embarrassment to our state"
FOX 9 News
"I am opposed to waterboarding muslim terrorists because it is a waste of resources," Whitley wrote in one post. "They are muslims, they are terrorist, we know where they are from, we know where their buddies are, we know where thier mosque's are, we ...
Big Stone Co. GOP chair: Muslims are terrorists, we should 'frag 'em'
Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group
Muslim groups have stepped up efforts to co-opt protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., with a drive to equate the teen's death to the death of a radical Islamist shot during an FBI raid in 2009, a Washington-based security ...
Voice of America
US Rejects Label of Two American Muslim Groups as Terrorist
Voice of America
The UAE named the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based group known as CAIR, as well as the Muslim American Society, on a list of more than 80 movements that also included al-Qaida, Islamic State, the Muslim Brotherhood and ...
Jordan arrests deputy head of Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing UAE
Fired Muslim workers get settlement from DHL
Muslim workers who sorted mail DHL said management reversed a policy that had allowed flexible break time for workers to say required evening prayers. Fired workers, three of them full-time employees of DHL and the others part-time who help through two ...
Washington Post (blog)
Why Turkey's Erdogan still insists Muslims reached America before Columbus
Washington Post (blog)
This weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan courted controversy (and jeers) by declaring on television that there was evidence that Muslims had reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus. Speaking at a summit of Muslim leaders from ...
Erdogan Reiterates Claim that Muslims Discovered America in Quest to Build ...