Archive for July, 2009
Mohammed Yusuf, the bloodthirsty, fanatical Muslim leader at the centre of the recent Jihad activity in Northern Nigeria will not be down for breakfast. WARNING: graphic image below the fold and some disturbing content in the video above.
Information Minister Dora Akunyili told the BBC the government “does not condone extra-judicial killings”. Human rights campaigners have voiced concern at Mohammed Yusuf’s death. Read the rest of this entry »
The Islamic group has also told female lawyers to wear headscarves in court and teenagers have been ordered to stop playing “suggestive” modern music.
The campaign was started despite previous promises not to impose an Islamic way of life on the strip’s 1.5 million people. Hamas have been patrolling the beach asking men to cover up bear [sic] chests and separating groups of single people congregating together. Read the rest of this entry »
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Gaza’s top judge said Sunday that he has ordered female lawyers to wear Muslim headscarves when they appear in court, the latest sign that the Islamic militant group is increasingly imposing its strict interpretation of Islamic law on residents of the coastal strip.
Supreme Court chief justice Abdul-Raouf Halabi said female lawyers will be required to wear a headscarf and a long, dark colored cloak under their billowing black robes when the court returns from its summer recess in September. Read the rest of this entry »
FURTHER UPDATE: The Islamist violence in Borno State, which we covered in the story below, has escalated throught the day. The BBC reports that there are now over 150 verified dead. What a peaceful religion. More here.
A curfew has been imposed in the north-eastern Nigerian city of Bauchi, after violence on Sunday in which at least 39 people were killed.
A Red Cross official told the BBC the whole city was silent. He said no-one knew the exact number of dead, as the mortuary was being guarded by the army.
Officials said clashes erupted when 60 Islamist militants armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station. They said security forces repelled the attack and arrested around 170 people. Read the rest of this entry »
Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has suffered a major setback in her legal battle with American ‘shock jock’ Michael Savage after her officials were accused of banning him from the country on racial grounds.
Emails written by Home Office officials privately acknowledged the ban on Mr Savage would provide ‘balance’ to a list dominated by Muslims – and linked the decision to Gordon Brown and Foreign Secretary David Miliband. Read the rest of this entry »