An Islamist group in Denmark has hit out at a local policy to de-radicalize Muslim youths. It cites “widespread depression, addiction… and alarming rates of suicide” as proof it’s really “sad Western culture” that is in dire need of help.
A wave of protests from supporters and opponents of the ‘anti-Islamization’ PEGIDA movement continued in Germany on Monday night, with rival civil marches taking place in Berlin, Dresden, and Frankfurt.
After a leading Israeli bookstore cancelled a launch event for the ‘Survivors’ edition of Charlie Hebdo, outspoken politician Avigdor Lierberman instructed members of his party to buy thousands of copies and hand them out for free.
A large part of Russian society thinks the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine was prompted by the journalists themselves. Many said they didn’t approve of the attackers’ actions, but understood them.
The leader of the worldwide Catholic Church isn’t just known for the usual papal expressions of love, kindness and faith. Pope Francis has also touched millions with his off-script pronouncements and deeds, as well as his 'normal' behavior.
A US-based civil rights group has raised the alarm over a surge in hateful anti-Muslim messages, triggered by the release of‘American Sniper’, a new box office hit that shattered records and made over $180 million in four weeks.
The UN has dedicated a separate meeting to anti-Semitism, citing a global rise in violence against Jews. About half of UN member states attended, with surprise speakers such as the Saudi ambassador, who equated anti-Semitic crimes with Islamophobia.
The first American to be convicted of trying to join the Islamic State was sentenced to four years in federal prison on Friday, though the teenage Muslim convert said she was manipulated and does not support violent jihad.
The supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has written an open letter to Western youth urging them to examine Islam for themselves, rather than accepting the prejudiced views of the media and politicians.