Archive for October, 2010
Islamic extremists are intimidating a range of minority groups across UK universities including women, homosexuals and Muslims, it has been claimed.
The Quilliam Foundation’s latest briefing paper, Radicalisation on British University Campuses: A case study, cites hate incidents at City University in London during the last academic year.
The report suggests that academic institutions can become incubators for extremist, intolerant and potentially violent forms of the political ideology of Islamism.
Responding to the Quilliam report, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, of the LGBT rights group OutRage!, said: “This report is a wake-up call to complacent university authorities and student unions. They too often look the other way while Islamists foment hatred and intolerance among the student population. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Interfaith dialogue’ gifts are intercepted as they make their way from Yemen to Chicago Synagogues – right about the same time as Obama’s disastrous performance and ratings are about to meet the November US Senate elections:
President Barack Obama has said initial examinations of two suspicious packages bound for the US show they appeared to have contained explosive materials.
He said the packages, found in the UK and Dubai on two overnight cargo planes from Yemen, were destined for Jewish places of worship in Chicago. Security alerts are under way in the US, UK and Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »
… shortly to be joined by Saudi Barbaria. The credibility death knell surely sounds for the already ineffectual, beyond-its-sell-by-date United Nations:
(Video above: the formidable Hillel Neuer of UN Watch, ripping into the UNHRC in a speech they subsequently expunged from their records. Looks like he’s set to be even busier soon. You can support UNW by signing up for newsletters and making a donation here – they do splendid work.)
Iran, where a woman convicted of adultery has been sentenced to death by stoning, is poised to become a board member of the new United Nations agency to promote equality for women.
The move has sparked outrage from the US and human rights groups. Some rights groups are also upset that Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive and are barred from many facilities used by men, is also trying to join the governing body of UN Women. Read the rest of this entry »
…to their faces - as they renewed their wedding vows.
If you don’t want to be humiliated and abused by Muslims on a five-star tropical vacation – and pay through the nose for the privilege – you know what to do:
MALE, October 27 (HNS) – A video surfaced on social networks and popular video sharing website YouTube, showing employees at Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort mocking a tourist couple renewing their marriage vows as “swine” and “infidels.”
Tourism Ministry and Maldives Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents (MATATO) raised concerns over the video amid mixed criticisms on social networks for disesteeming local laws, customs and Islam. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to Zainabal al-Khatam (video above from last year’s contest):
JEDDAH – A blind woman beat back other pretenders to take the 2010 “Queen of Beautiful Morals” crown in the now-annual Saudi contest of spiritual and filial beauty, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Zainab al-Khatam defeated 10 other semi-finalists in the eastern city of Qatif, where black-burqa-clad contestants paraded not their physical attributes but their commitment to ultra-conservative Saudi family values, Al-Watan said.
Khatam, 24, has remained at home taking care of her family since finishing school, it said. Runner-up Eiman Zain al-Din was a 20-year-old university student in business administration. Read the rest of this entry »