The covering up of a marble statue of a muscular, half-naked Greek warrior for a conference on Islam in Italy has drawn accusations of overly-zealous cultural censorship.
The reclining statue of Epaminondas, a fourth century BC general who fought for the liberation of the Greek city-state of Thebes, was draped in a red satin sheet to spare the sensibilities of Muslim delegates.
Conservative politicians seized on the case, claiming it was an example of Italy going too far to accommodate the feelings of immigrant communities.
On April 20, 2018 Amin El-Maoued postedphotos featuring himself with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and MP Iqra Khalid at the conference. He added the following statement: “we belong to one family .. Canadian family! Never have shame for doing the right things.”
Amin El-Maoued’s statement was published a few days after the Palestine House (and MP Iqra Khalid) were publicly criticized for inviting Palestinian Archbishop Atallah Hanna for the annual Land Day event held by the Palestine House on April 15, 2015 in Mississauga, ON.
The very same logic that Muslims cite in their ongoing efforts to criminalize anti-Islamic speech in Western nations would require the criminalization of Islam itself.
Secretary-General of the Muslim World League Mohammed al-Issa argues that “Europe must do more to … criminalize religious hate speech.” In an April 9 interview with Reuters, this prominent Saudi said: “We believe that European countries, where there is much debate now, and other countries around the world … need to … criminalize hatred and contempt for adherents of religions because this threatens the safety of the community.”
After German daily newspaper “The Tagesspiegel” asked their readers to tell about incidents of school violence and bullying, they received a lot of replies.
“Our son is in fourth grade at a middle school and has been bullied since the first year. He was abused, beaten and kicked because he is German. Classmates call him ‘German pig’, ‘pig’ and ‘German potato’. At his school are mainly children with a migrant background. Most are Muslims,” one family says.
A Syrian-born German national accused of recruiting 9/11 terrorists has been arrested while fighting in Syria, according to a senior commander.
‘Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,’ a top Kurdish commander said, without providing further details.
Zammar, a career extremist in his mid-fifties, was mentioned several times in the 9/11 Commission’s report, which said he encouraged worshippers at a Hamburg mosque towards terrorism and alleged 9/11 financer Ramzi Binalshibh.
Oddly, the writer does not even attempt to define what he means by non-radical sharia.
The phrase itself appears to be a contradiction in terms, but I’ll attempt a definition. Non-radical sharia would abandon the doctrine of jihad, a defining tenet of Islam. For sharia to be non-radical, it would also have to abandon many orthodox practices like disdain for dissenting beliefs, polygamy and wife battery.
Austria’s far-right FPÖ is still adjusting to its new role in government, moderating its language but not its positions. The party’s anti-immigrant stance still seems to resonate with many people in the country.
As the CBC is to Justin DW is to Merkel. The scorn for Austria’s asylum policy and the government is evident throughout the article, primarily because they’re doing exactly what they said they’d do and gosh darn it the Austrian people support them for it!
ISIS members who return to Canada from Syria and Iraq could have knowledge of chemical weapons and put it to use in a terrorist attack, according to internal government documents obtained by Global News.
The documents said the so-called Islamic State had repeatedly used chlorine and mustard gas in Syria and Iraq, raising the prospect of their use in Canada by returning foreign fighters.