zondag 6 december 2009
donderdag 19 februari 2009
Even red ribbon, red wrapping paper is banned on that day.
The ministry cited a fatwa that describes it as "a Christian, pagan holiday that Muslims are not permitted to celebrate, or even acknowledge."
woensdag 18 februari 2009
The populist PVV would win 25 seats (!) in the 150-seat parliament if an election was held now, just two more than a week ago. The party currently has nine MP's
The two extra seats come from the main government partners, the Christian Democrats (CDA) and Labour, who both lost one each in the latest opinion poll. This makes the PVV the second biggest party after the CDA.
In Saudi Arabia you're not a victim when you become pregnant after sexual violence but you are
"guilty of adultery" and "having accepted a ride from a stranger"...
woensdag 11 februari 2009
dinsdag 10 februari 2009
zondag 8 februari 2009
Khaled and Benhammedi are accused of being key terror financiers, while Ghuma is accused of being involved in transferring cash and travel documents to Middle East terror cells.
Last night, a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said the force could not comment on ongoing investigations.
"We work closely with a range of national and international agencies including Interpol," she said.
"However, we cannot discuss individuals that may or may not be subject of an ongoing investigation or operation."
An Interpol spokeswoman urged anyone with information regarding the wherabouts of Khaled, Benhammedi or Ghuma to contact them immediately.
zaterdag 7 februari 2009
The alleged jihadists, who all have joint Libyan/British citizenship, have been placed on Interpol's Most Wanted list over claims they funded terror plots for Osama Bin Laden.
The international police force has made the men subject to a Red Notice - the highest level of arrest warrant - and have traced them to areas in and around Birmingham.
maandag 2 februari 2009
Police in Leicester (UK) have opened the door to female Muslim recruits by incorporating the hijab into the uniform.
The force has become the latest to approve a design for a headscarf suitable for officers on patrol.
A small number of forces nationwide have taken a similar step, including Thames Valley and the Metropolitan police.
A suicide bomber in a police uniform detonated his explosives inside a police training center in southern Afghanistan on Monday, killing 21 officers and wounding at least 20, officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.
He was arrested for "his opinions and announcement at his blog that he converted from Islam to Christianity", according to a report by the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI).
The Saudi officials have now blocked Bin Saleh's blog, "Masihi Saudi", at http://christforsaudi.blogspot.com/
Bin Saleh's previous release from prison in November of 2009 coincided with the Saudi-initiated interfaith dialogue, held at the United Nations in New York, suggesting that his release came only because his arrest might have "tarnished its image" and "exposed the Saudi government's false allegations."
Immediately following the conference, the report indicated that Saudi officials chose to arrest Bin Saleh "because the entire world is busy following up on the aggression on Gaza, and the Saudi authorities may seize the chance to make an example with nobody watching."
Bin Saleh's case is especially urgent in that we know that this is not the first time that Saudi converts from Islam to Christianity have suffered terrible mistreatment:
In August of 2008, a female convert from Islam to Christianity was burned to death by her father. Her father was a member of the mutaween (Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice), an arm of the government that enforces religious purity and is the government's face of persecution to Christians in Saudi Arabia. She had also disclosed her faith on a website.
Please call the Saudi Arabian embassy in your country and ask the officials at the embassies to release him from prison.
Saudi Arabian embassies:
Saudi Arabia Embassy, India
2, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar
(o2) 6250 7000
(02) 6282 8911
zondag 1 februari 2009
While in the United States African Americans tend to be disproportional in the prisons, in France it is the Muslims. Between 60 to 70 percent of all prisoners in France are Muslim.
Researchers, sociologists and Muslim leaders came with the information, the total Muslim population of France is 12%.
Brookings Institute underlined the seriousness of the French problem to the welfare of the country in relationship to some of its youth, a new generation that is not well integrated.
90% of the French Muslims condemned the attacks on the World Trade Towers and 70% supported France's involvement in an eventual military response. That shows that there is a pricipal core of Muslims against extremism but a serious concern about the growing numbers of disaffected youth ending up in prison and the evental consequences of it to their families and to the community, and possibly the world.
*In Britain, 11% of prisoners are Muslim in contrast to 2% of all inhabitants.
*In the Netherlands 20% of adult prisoners and 26% of all juvenile offenders are Muslim in contrast to the 5.5% of all inhabitants.
*In Belgium, Muslims from Morocco and Turkey make up at least 16% of the prison population, compared with 2% of the general populace.
The problem of depression and serious social consequences developing from the high rate of Muslims in prison has been documented for a number of years. In 2005 it was reported that this is a serious issue because the prisons are becoming a breeding ground for terrorists.
Also the prisoners in the UK convert to Islam for "bigger gang protection", see another January 2009-article on this blog:
zaterdag 31 januari 2009
donderdag 29 januari 2009
dinsdag 27 januari 2009
The six criminals, armed with guns, forced their way into two Muslim houses and three Christian homes, physically assaulted the residents, and took cash, TVs, cell phones and other valuables.
After robbing the homes, the six men returned to Rafiq Masih's house and began mocking Rafiq and his wife for being Christians. Not satisfied with the damage they already inflicted, the thieves then bound Rafiq and his wife and gang-raped Rafiq's teenage daughter Naomi right in front of them.
The criminals left Naomi unconscious and in critical condition and escaped with the stolen items. Naomi was immediately taken to the hospital.
The local police have registered a case against the six men for robbery and for gang-raping Naomi. The thieves are still at large but police sources said that investigations are underway and pledged to track down the culprits.
The committee overwhelmingly ruled out attendance at events marking the Holocaust due to take place over the next few days, but the decision has not been officially announced. The MCB believes that the memorial day will be used to "silence criticism of Israel".
The Queen, Prince Philip and Tony Blair will represent the nation at Thursday's Holocaust Memorial Day national event at Westminster Hall, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
More than 600 Holocaust survivors together with British soldiers who helped liberate the camps will attend.
Iqbal Sacranie, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, says it will not attend because the event did not include what it described as continuing human rights abuses and genocide in the occupied territories of Palestine.
Every year the MCB has a new excuse to boycott this event...
zondag 25 januari 2009
Fritsma said this after the sheik made the remark on an Islamic University in Rotterdam.
In a speech Yasin said that Geert Wilders should be whipped for insulting Islam.
Fritsma wants the Muslim mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb, to stop the American imam from having a speech on Sunday in a mosque.
"It is obvious that this hate preacher calls for violence, he has to leave the Netherlands as soon as possible or go to prison." Fritsma says.
Minister of Justice, Ernst Hirsch Ballin, answered questions of several parties about the controversial imam this week. His conclusion was that there were no reasons to stop Yasin from visiting the Netherlands.
Fritsma said that the circumstances now has changed since the hate preacher made his violent remark.
vrijdag 23 januari 2009
The Paper says justice minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin (also known from the "IRT affaire") has told MPs that Yasin cannot be refused entry unless he is a danger to national security or public order. Yasin, a convert to Islam, was born in the US and does not need a visa.
In the past the imam has reportedly said homosexuals should be killed, that AIDS was invented by the west and deliberately injected into Africans under the guise of vaccinations, and that Muslims cannot have non-Muslim friends.
Hirsch Ballin told MPs that the Netherlands respects the right to freedom of speech as long as legal boundaries are observed, the paper said.
"The government can only intervene if there is incitement to hatred. If that is the case in this instance, or if prosecution would be opportune, depends on the judgment of the public prosecution department," the NRC quoted the minister as saying.
donderdag 22 januari 2009
Self-styled cleric Samir Abu Hamza, who runs the Islamic Information and Services Network of Australasia in Melbourne, advised a male audience in Sydney in 2003 that they could force their wives to have sex and beat them if they were "disobedient"
In a lecture titled "The Keys to a Successful Marriage", which has since been posted on the internet and viewed thousands of times, Mr Hamza said men could beat their wives, "to shape them up", but should try not to draw blood or bruise them.
He also said women "must respond" if their husbands wanted to have sex, and ridiculed laws that prohibit rape within marriage.
"In this country if the husband wants to sleep with his wife and she does not want to and she hasn't got a sickness or whatever, there is nothing wrong with her she just does not feel like it, and he ends up sleeping with her by force...it is known to be as rape," Mr Hamza said.
"Amazing, how can a person rape his wife?" His comments have been condemned by Islamic women's groups and Kevin Rudd, the prime minister, has called for an immediate public apology.
"Under no circumstances is sexual violence permissible or acceptable in Australia," he said.
However, Mr Hamza, whose organisation offers spiritual advice, prayer facilities and boxing, karate and gym classes for Muslims, has refused to retract his statements.
In the sermon Mr. Hamza initially tells his listeners "don't hit your wife".
But he goes on to detail how men should hit their wives, according to his interpretation of Islamic teachings.
He says it is permissible to hit women as a "last resort" but that "the beating that Mohammed showed is like the toothbrush that you use to brush your teeth".
"You are not allowed to bruise them, you are not allowed to make them bleed."
"You don't go and grab a broomstick and say that is what Allah has said."
Ramzi Elsayed, Islamic Council of Victoria state president, said Islam did not condone violence against women or making a wife have sex with her husband against her will.
The Rev. Shankar Hazra, 55, of Chaksing Baptist church in Gopalganj district, said that before leaving, the assailants desecrated the church building.
The night of the attack, the pastor said, he and his wife, 45, went out to a toilet outside their home at about 2 a.m.
"Suddenly a man loomed up from the darkness and thrust the snout of a homemade rifle at my chest and told me to keep my mouth, otherwise both of us would be killed. Around seven to eight people swooped on us and tied me and my wife. They blindfolded my wife and took her inside the house."
While Rev. Hazra was tied to a pillar on the porch of his house of corrugated tin and wood, the assailants took the keys of chest and trunks and looted valuables: gold and silver jewelry worth US$500, cash totaling US$300, a mobile phone, television, CD players, all their clothes except his cassock, and utensils.
"They even looted my daughters' dresses. After looting everything, they gang-raped my wife."
The assailants also asked about the whereabouts of his two grown daughters, who had left the previous day after spending the Christmas and New Year holidays with their parents. Their daughters, ages 22 and 20, had returned to their studies in seperate districts.
"If my daughters had been present in the house at that night, they would have been victims as their mother was," Rev. Hazra said
After the assailants left, Rev. Hazra managed to untie himself and found his wife lying unconscious on the bed, he said.
"My neighbors came and rushed her to a nearby hospital, and that hospital referred my wife to another big hospital in Gopalganj district because her condition was very serious," he siad
The assailants also broke the door of the church building and urinated and defecated there, Rev. Hazra added.
Transport workers in Mardan town received letters this week from militants saying that buses offering such entertainment were guilty of spreading "vulgarity and obscenity", Walid Mir, general secretary of the town's transport union, told The Associated Press.
The militants said they would check the buses and that suicide attacks would be carried out against vehicles that still had audio and video equipment - prompting union members to act quickly, Mir said.
The Taliban letter complained that traveling in buses that provide audiovisual entertainment was a "source of mental agony for pious people," according to a text obtained by AP.
"It is obligatory on us to stop such violations. We request you to remove the vulgar systems...otherwise suicide bombers are ready," the letter said.
Mardan lies in the Northwest Frontier Province just outside Pakistan's volatile tribal belt where extremists among the Taliban, al-Qaeda and local groups are waging a violent campaign against authorities in a bid to impose their strict interpretation of Islam.
Elsewhere in northwest Pakistan, extremists have targeted girls'schools, police posts and other symbols of authority.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban regime that was forced from power in late 2001 banned art, secular music and television, vandalized the national museum and destroyed artwork or statues deemed idolatrous or anti-Muslim.
Local police said they had no knowledge of the threat.
"Certainly, we can look into it if we receive a complaint," Mardan police chief Syed Akhtar Ali Shah said.
Mir said the transport companies had no plans to make a report.
"W did not report it to police because it is a matter of human lives. What can the police do? It involves the lives of hundreds of passengers, and we do not want to put them in danger," Mir said.
Associated Press reporters Asif Shahzad and Christopher Bodeen contributed to this report from Islamabad.
woensdag 21 januari 2009
Amsterdam's Court of Appeal has ordered the prosecution of outspoken Dutch politician Geert Wilders for hate-speech, related to his anti-Islamic film, "Fitna".
In a decision posted on Wednesday, the court called on public prosecutors to begin a case against the right-wing politician over statements he made in interviews, in editorials and in his 15-minute film, released last March on the internet.
The court singled out Wilders for insulting comments like "Islam is a fascist ideology".
The court considers this so insulting for Muslims that it is in the public interest to prosecute Wilders", a summary of the court's decision said.
Commenting to Dutch media, Wilders called it a "black day for myself and for the Freedom of Speech."
Wilders' short film, which drew widespread condemnation and protests in Muslim countries, intersperses violent, graphic imagery - including from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States and the beheading of a Caucasian man - with quotations from the Qur'an, Islam's holy book.
It ends with text saying Islam "seeks to destroy our Western civilization" and a caricature of Muhammad, his head drawn in the shape of a bomb that explodes into a crack of thunder and lighting.
The title, "Fitna", refers to a Qur'anic term for "strife".
Wednesday's decision overturns the one made by the Dutch public prosecutor's office last year. After a six-month investigation, the office had decided not to pursue a case against Wilders, saying his remarks did not amount to a punishable offence.
dinsdag 20 januari 2009
maandag 19 januari 2009
Fearful of violent attacks that haave already seen the torching of over 180 schools in the Swat Valley, school administrators have announced that more than 900 private schools will remain closed until the security situation improves. Government officials, struggling to organise adequate protection, have appealed to schools to extend their winter holidays until at least March. The future education of around 125,000 young women is uncertain as a result of the order, said to come into effect on January 15.
In an echo of Afghanistan under the Taliban, the campaign against female education es the latest phase of brutal and swift advance across the valley led by local Taliban commander Maulana Fazlullah that has included the beheading of opponents, the closure of barber shops, political assassinations, kidnappings and the destruction of homes belonging to the wealthy.
Earlier this month, militants were believed to be behind attacks on the homes of the Wali of Swat, the benign autocrat who ruled the valley and who has now fled to Islamabad, and Hameedullah Khan, a reporter for the respected Dawn newspaper.
The Taliban have also introduced a parallel legal system where makeshift Sharia courts order lashes and death sentences for those seen to be violating their brand of Islamic law, said Shoukat Saleem, a lawyer.
"Yesterday there was a bombing of a school in Mingora, the main city," he added. "No one is giving any education. Girls preparing for their matriculation exams in March have had to abandon their education. Unless the government or the Taliban announce that the situation will be ok, no one will take the risk."
Shoukat Ali Yousafzai, the top civil administrator, said most of the schools were currently closed for winter holidays. "Once they are over, we will give security with the help of the army," he said.
But in a sign of worsening security in even Mingora, which until recently been beyond the reach of the Taliban, Mr Yousafzai said around 50 corpses had been discovered dumped this month. Some have been found beheaded, other carried a note warning readers not to remove the body before an appointed time.
Ziauddin Yousafzai, a spokesman for the Private Schools Management Association, said: "It will be very difficult to reopen the schools as long as there is no political solution of the problem. The Taliban are now the de facto rulers of Swat."
The Swat Valley in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) was once widely known as the "Switzerland of Pakistan" and famed as a destination for honeymooners and other tourists. In the past months the area has increasingly fallen under militant control. Senior army officers claim their remit remains extensive - particularly during the day - but local people say that more than three-quarters of the valley is effectively outside of government control.
The military says the tactics of Taliban fighters have become increasingly brutal in recent months. The number of troops has been boosted in recent months to counter the militants. Maj General Athar Abbas, a senior army spokesman, said: "In Swat the militants have become very ruthless - there are executions and beheadings. This is the fear and terror they want to create on the part of the public," he said.
But Muslim Khan, a Taliban spokesman, said they would not allow any girls' schools to operate until the army withdrew from the valley and Sharia Law was imposed. He told the Associated Press: "These schools are being run under a system introduced by the British and promote obscenity and vulgarity in society."
zondag 18 januari 2009
"If I found the same soldier over the border in Jordan I wouln't touch him. In Iraq he is a fighter and an occupier, here he is not. This is my religion and I respect this as the main instruction in my religion for Jihad."
Last week Mr. Ali wrote on the "Between the Lines" site: "We are the Resistance. The Zionist terrorist state of Israel had only one aim, to destroy all semblance of resistance. We have yet to hear any condemnation from our government."
He pours scorn on the British Government's call for a ceasefire and mocks official representatives of moderate British "Muslims" (his quotation marks) who support them and call them "self-serving vultures, feeding on the dead flesh of the Palestines".
In one posting, "Defeating extremism by promoting balance", he appears to condone the killing of british and US troops in Iraq. He said there was "much truth" in an interview with an Islamic militant who said: "If I saw an American or British man wearing a soldiers uniform inside Iraq I would kill him because that is my obligation."
"If I found the same soldier over the border in Jordan I wouldn't touch him. In Iraq he is a fighter and an occupier, here he is not. This is my religion and I respect this as the main instruction in my religion for Jihad."
Azad Ali is considered a high profile "moderate" Muslim who is trustee of the East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, among many posts.
zaterdag 17 januari 2009
in an anti-Semitic attack, officials said Friday,
as the Israeli offensive in Gaza continued to stoke tension in France.
The 24-year-old man was beaten up late Thursday by two robbers who wanted to steal his car and, after they discovered he was Jewish, pulled out a knife and stabbed him, in the latest in a spate of such attacks.
"After noticing he was wearing a Jewish religious symbol, the aggressors made anti-Semitic threats and stabbed him four times with a knife," the Interior Minister said in a statement.
The man suffered minor wounds from the attack in Fontenay-sous-Bois, southwest of Paris, according to the police sources.
The Interior Minister condemned the assault and vowed: "Everything will be done to arrest the perpetrators. All acts of racism and anti-Semitism ar contrary to the values of the republic."
Home to Europe's biggest Muslim and Jewish populations, France has recorded scores of anti-Semitic incidents since Israel launched its Gaza offensive late last month, drawing appeals for calm from politicians and religious leaders.
Three synagogues have been fire-bombed in the past two weeks and vandals have daubed anti-Israeli graffiti on at least two more.
Vandals wrote "Israel Nazi" and other graffiti overnight near a kosher restaurant in the southern city of Toulouse where a synagogue was attacked two weeks ago.
President Nicolas Sarkozy has vowed "zero tolerance" for hate violence and warned against attempts to import the Arab-Israeli conflict in Gaza.
But as reports of violence continue, the Jewish central Consistoire, the umbrella representative of religious institutions, called on France to take action to end anti-Semitic attacks, saying 66 incidents had been recorded over the past three weeks.
"Are we waiting for the irreparable to happen before we act?" asked the top Jewish body.
Muslim members of the Jewish-Muslim Frendship Association resigned on Friday after accusing their Jewish counterparts of remaining silent in the face of Israeli "war crimes" in Gaza, said co-president Djelloul Seddiki.
"All of the Muslim members left on Thursday," he said, confirming that those leaving included the head of the Paris Grand Mosque, Dalil Boubakeur.
"We aren't talking to each other anymore," confirmed rabbi Michel Serfaty.
But 15 other anti-racism organisations banded together and issued an appeal for French residents of all faiths to "live together" and to "oppose hate".
Ramming a car into the gates of a synagogue or attacking north Aftican students is not the way to help Palestinians or Israelis live together", the authors of the appeal said.
Around 600,000 Jews live in France.
vrijdag 16 januari 2009
has learned that two Christian girls in Pakistan have finally been rescued after two Muslim men kidnapped them two months ago, raped them repeatedly, forcibly converted them to Islam, and sold them to other men as sex slaves.
Sisters Parvisha, 18, and Sanam, 14 received a call in November 2008 from their neighbor, Muhammad Irfan, offering them training in cosmetology and jobs in his beauty salon. Parvisha, the oldest of seven children, convinced her father, Pastor Sharif Alam, to allow her to take the opportunity so that she could help support their struggling family. Irfan told the girls that he would come to pick them up since they did not know where his shop was.
Irfan picked the girls up with another man, Muhammed Mehboob, drove them away and drugged the drinks from the sisters. After drugging them heavily they found themselves locked in a small hotel room almost 500 miles away from home.
At night both men raped the girls.
The next day they drove the sisters to Mehboob's brother-in-law and in his house and they repeatedly raped both girls over several days.
After this nightmare the girls were taken to an Islamic religious school where they were forced to convert to Islam, and were given Muslim names.
Then they were taken to a local law office where they met two lawyers. Irfan and Mehboob told them the girls needed a government run shelter home for women, for embracing Islam.
Because they had no place to spend the night the "lawyers" took the girls to stay with their family.
They took the girls to their apartment and gave them a place to sleep. When the girls slept one of them was placed in another room where she was raped again. While she was crying and yelling for help Sanam woke up and ran into the room of Parvisha and saw both lawyers inserting electrical equipment into Parvisha's private parts.
While Sanam was looking for a weapon she could use to defend her sister, she saw a cell phone lying on the table, grabbed the phone and dialed the emergency mobile police number. Within no time the police arrived and arrested Kokab Sahab-Ul-Din. An FIR was registered against him. Parvisha was immediately taken to the hospital. Sanam called her father from the police station, informing him of the situation. The father rushed to Karachi to bring his daughters back home.
Pastor Alam then contacted a Christian legal group called CLAAS for help, the team visited the family at their home. While they were still talking to the victims and their family a large crowd of about 35 people gathered outside the house. They chanted for the pastor TO HAND THE NEW "CONVERTED" GIRLS over to the custody of local Muslim authorities.
The crowd quickly became hostile and started throwing bricks and stones at Pastor Alam's house. When Pastor Alam and a representative of CLAAS went out to talk to the crowd, someone SHOT at them but hit a bystander. Immediately, Pastor Alam called the local police, but not before the mob had seized Pastor Alam's son Sheraz and severly beat him. The police arrived as the angry mob was trying to break into Pastor Alam's house and dispersed the crowd, arresting three people responsible for the attack.
Since then, Pastor Alam has reported that his son in-law, Stiam Akram Khokhar, has been missing. He believes that the Irfan and Mehboob are responsible and are threatening him to back off the case.
On January 2, both girls gave official statements to the local Magistrate. They stated that they were abducted from their home, raped and then forcibly converted to Islam, and that they want to live and die as Christians and at no cost will leave their family.
donderdag 15 januari 2009
The surprising results from a survey in Denmark - which recently experienced widespread Muslim violence - revealed that more people in the Scandinavian country back Israel over the Palestinians in the Gaza war.
According to the poll commissioned by Danish television station TV2 on Tuesday, 29 percent of Danes back Israel's current war against the Gaza terrorist infrastructure. Only 22 percent oppose the offensive and sympathize with the Palestinians.
Thirty-eight percent said they blame both sides for the situation and sympathize with neither.
The picture in the rest of Scandinavia, and indeed most of Europe, has been far different with most politicians and media and much of the public focusing solely on Israels heavy use of force and accusing the Jewish state of overreacting to years of terrorist rocket fire.
Over the past three years, Denmark has experienced several large-scale violent Muslim riots after local newspapers repeatedly reprinted political cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Danish embassies in the Middle East and Asia have also been burned in response to the cartoons.
woensdag 14 januari 2009
The powerful Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said in a speech late on Monday that Islamic Sharia law allows the practice of pre-teen girls getting married, and that critics of the practice were doing the girls "an injustice", reports said.
"We hear often in the media about the marriage of minors. We must know that Sharia law is not unjust for women," the cleric is quoted as saying.
"If it is said that a woman below 15 cannot be married, that is wrong. If a girl exceeds 10 or 12 then she is eligible for marriage, and whoever thinks she is too young, then he or she is wrong and has don her an injustice."
His comment came in the wake of several well-publicized cases of young girls being married to men sometimes old enough to be their great-grandfathers.
On Monday a court in Taif allowed an 11-year-old girl to seperate from her 75-year-old husband after the girl's mother petitioned the court, according to a report in Okaz newspaper.
The girl's father had arranged the marriage in exchange for a dowry, it said.
In December a Saudi court at Unayzah rejected a plea to divorce an eight-year-old girl married off by her father to a man who is 58, saying the case should wait until the girl reaches puberty.
Saudi human rights groups are fighting the old practice of children being married off to much older men by their parents and seek to establish a legal minimum age for women to be married.
In the same prison a radical cleric Abu Qatada (Osama's right-hand man in Europe) was held last year befor being released on bail - which he went on to breach.
Similar concerns were raised in an inspection report in to Whitemoor Prison in Cambridgeshire last year, in which prison officers warned extremist Muslim prisoners are ganging up on others in an attempt to radicalise them.
At Long Lartin, in Worcestershire, gang culture is widespread.
One inmate said: "Yes, there is a gang culture here which is becoming an issue. A lot of people are becoming Muslim just because it's a bigger gang."
Another said: "There are issues with Muslim gangs wanting to overpower others."
One added: "Muslim gangs; if you have a problem with one, you have a problem with them all," while a fourth said: "People are converting to Islam for protection."
Phil wheatley, director general of the National Offender Management Service, said: "The Governor and senior management team are committed to ensuring that all prisoners feel safe, and the strong personal officer scheme at Long Lartin continues to be developed to offer support to prisoners.
"A new programme to improve engagement, led by the Muslim Chaplain, will develop support specifically for Muslim prisoners."
The terminal activity is coordinated with UNRWA and The Red Cross. After the army had ceased all military activity in Gaza, the Kerem Shalom crossings had been opened to allow in the aid trucks on Monday. Than Hamas opened fire upon the convoy of trucks carrying the supplies.
Similar incidents occurred with trucks carrying fuel.
Hamas operatives have seized control of any supplies passing through the crossings - including those sent by Israel and international organizations.
Reports say Hamas takes a cut out of all aid that arrives, including flour and medicine. Supplies intended to be distributed without gain among the population is seized by the group and sold to the residents, at a profit to the Hamas 'government'.
Labour's (PvdA) integration icon Ahmed Marcouch is at the centre of controversy once again. This time, he has made a plea for making Amsterdam-West a "town in itself" where a "blooming Muslim community" should arise.
Marcouch, Moroccan and Muslim, is the leader of Slotervaart, one of the 14 district councils in Amsterdam. These districts, which also exist in Rotterdam, were introduced years ago following the example of the five New York boroughs.
A debate has been raging for some time over the future of the district councils.
In an internal letter to other district council leaders in Amsterdam-West, Marcouch has now described his ideas for a "town in itself," which could be created by merging their district councils to form "New West". A blooming Muslim community could arise with sufficient social capital. The Muslim minority would then become a positive point and "New West could focus on the integration of immigrants", Marcouch writes.
Last year, Marcouch became the centre of controversy when he proposed introducing education about Islam in all schools. Three members of the Slotervaart district council then resigned from the PvdA. And recently, newspaper De Telegraaf reported that in 2005, Marcouch wanted to bring the Muslim Brotherhood's chief ideologist, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, to the Netherlands to participate in a congress about Islam. The Amsterdam city council prevented this.
National PvdA leader Wouter Bos has consistently praised Marcouch as a Muslim who dares to express criticism of the Islamic community, but some, including Party For Freedom (PVV) leader and MP Geert Wilders, see him as a wolf in sheep's clothing. Wilders yesterday requested clarification from the cabinet about Marcouch's letter, terming "the Islamisation desire of Amsterdam politicians perilous."
Conservative (VVD) MP Paul de Krom said in free newspaper De Pers, which obtained Marcouch's letter, that administrators must not allow themselves to be influenced by their religion. "If Marcouch means to say that he wants to strengthen the Muslim community, or that he wants to create a specific Muslim district in Amsterdam, I would consider that very unfortunate."
PvdA MP Jeroen Dijsselbloem said he "does not understand" what exactly Marcouch wants. "Muslim communities form around mosques and not along district council borders."
Clyde Moerlie, one of the three Slotervaart district council members who resigned last year, said Marcouch's letter "fits into his thinking. I see little good in the one-sided Walhalla that Marcouch wants to set up. Perhaps a district council where public servants do not have to shake hands with women, with Islam lessons in public schools. We thought that we were members of a secular party at PvdA, but Marcouch sees it primarily as his duty as a good Muslim to propagate Islam."
The teen and his sister fought on Sunday night. The 15-year-old strongly objected to his sister's expressed wish to leave the home more often and purchase a cell phone.
The murder took place the next morning, as the sister slept in her bed. The parents, who were out of the house at the time, returned home to discover her body.
Police were called to the scene, and found the brother covered in blood "I murdered my sister," he told them. The youth was arrested. His remand was extended on Monday evening.
The murder is hardly the first of its kind to take place in Israel. Several young Israeli Muslim women have been murdered in recent years for allegedly dishonoring their families.
Police believe the previous victim was 16-year-old Dalia Abu-Ghanem, who was reported missing in December of last year. The teen was allegedly murdered for leaving her abusive husband. Eight other women belonging to the 2,000-member Abu-Ghanem clan have been murdered by their male relatives in the past decade.
Ahmadinejad reportedly made the comment after meeting with the Algerian President Abd al-Aziz Bouteflika.
"The Muslim nation has a historical responsibility to take action," the Iranian president said.
Madonna has urgently beefed up her family's security after being targeted by Muslim fanatics seeking revenge for Israel's attack on Gaza.
One Palestinian terrorist chief has threatened to BEHEAD the superstar who is a dedicated member of the Jewish Kabbalah sect.
Madonna is also desperately worried for the safety of her children Lourdes, 12, Rocco, eight and adopted David Banda, three.
We can reveal the 50-year-old singer has now....
Got two ruthless Israeli former secret service agents to beef up her security.
Warned her ex-husband Guy Ritchie his home in busy central London is vulnerable to attack when he has the kids.
Told him to MOVE to a more secure pad where the children will be safe.
A source close to the singer said: "Madonna is well known for her Kabbalah faith and support for Israel, having visited the country for several times. This seems to upset extreme Muslims who forget she respects people of all faiths whether Islamic, Christian or Buddhist. Like anyone else she would like a peaceful end to the problems in Gaza.
But she is beside herself with worry, not just for her own safety but for that of the children."
On the notorious Islambase site, a Palestinian terror leader says: "If I meet these whores I will have the honor to be the first one to cut the head off Madonna if they will keep spreading their satanic culture against Islam."
The vile threat was made by Muhammad Abdel-Al, leader of the Popular Resistance Comittees - a fringe group of Palestinian militia who have launched thousands of rocket attacks on Israel.
Another misspelt rant on Islambase says: "What can be done to stop kuffars like Madonna supporting the killing in Gaza?"
On another site called "Ummah" a fanatic naming himself Hammed10 writes: "Madonna is a disgrace. She insults us with her slutty behaviour and then she insults us further with her love of the Jewish kuffar non-Muslims."
"Some brothers were talking about what to do about this the other day on another site. I don't want to say too much on here. But you can PM me send a private message."
1:16 AM Received from Muqata Blog Reader in Germany, Sebastian M.
"Today, 10,000 people demonstrated against Israel here in my hometown Duisburg (Germany) and to express their solidarity with Hamas. So, my girlfriend and me put two Israel flags out of the windows of our flat in the 3rd floor. During the demonstration which went through our street the police broke into our flat and removed the flag of Israel. The statement of the police was to de-escalate the situation, because many youth demonstrators were on the brink of breaking into our apartment house. Before this they threw snowballs, knifes and stones against our windows and the complete building. We both were standing on the other side of the street and were shocked by seeing a police officer standing in our bedroom and opening the window to get the flag. The picture illustrate this situation. The police acquiesced in the demands of the mob."
Radio Basingstoke was swapped for a message warning "the west" that they should not insult Islam.
Owner of the station Astrid Haigh-Smith told the Daily Mail she believes it was because Cliff Richard is on their playlist.
Haigh-Smith said: "I just thought maybe it was because we had commented that we hoped our troops would be safe over Christmas. We've also played the Cliff Richard version of "Hallelujah", but we would never dream of running down any religions."
The website was hacked into on Monday (Januari 5) and Wednesday (Januari 7) by extremists claiming to work on behalf of Ahmed al-Qahtani, who is suspected to have been involved in the attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
The hackers left a message saying: "Whoever thinks of insulting Islam or Muslims will suffer the same fate. We are the nightmare of western websites in the cyber war."
Haigh-Smith added: "I'm not going to change what songs we play. If we start doing things like that then the terrorists will have won."
The girl's relatives, who are farmers, had apparently decided to remove the unborn child to protect the family honour, a governor told AFP, with rape and pregnancy outside of marriage a disgrace in the conservative society.
She had not told her family she was pregnant, said Habiba Sarabi, governor of Bamiyan.
"When the family realised two days ago that she was pregnant, the mother and brother tied up her hands and legs and took her to a stable where they sliced open her belly with a blade and took the foetus away", she said.