Egypt’s religious tensions erupt into violence
Source 
Reda Fahmi, a Coptic Christian from the southern town of Madamud near the historic city of Luxor, was ordered by a judge to give back land to Mohie Abul Magd, a Muslim, following a legal dispute between the two, the source said which then led to the violent clashes. Fahmi, along with family members and supporters then tried to reclaim the land by force, resulting in a clash between both parties in which six Muslims and seven Copts were injured.

Mobs Attack Egyptian Churches near Alexandria

Government forces act quickly to halt second incident in one week.

by Peter Lamprecht

ISTANBUL, June 15 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim rioters attacked two Coptic Orthodox churches, damaged Christian-owned shops and injured seven Christians in two unrelated incidents in northern Egypt during the past week, local Christians said.

 

UK al-Qaeda cell members jailed

 BBC News 

Seven men have been jailed for up to 26 years over an al-Qaeda-linked plot to kill thousands in the UK and US.

Woolwich Crown Court heard they were in a "sleeper cell" led by Dhiren Barot, who is already serving a life sentence.

Private undercover team exposes nationwide network of radical, anti-U.S. Islamic centers

Insight Mag. 

A file photo shows Muslims gathering for prayer at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan. (AFP/Getty Images/Bill Pugliano)

 

Hundreds of Islamic centers in the United States have become a hot-bed of extremist activity; they promote violence, terrorism and hatred against America. 

Woman in UK 'groomed' as bomber

 BBC News 

The former wife of a British Islamist extremist has said her husband suggested she carry out a suicide bombing against the UK.

Speaking exclusively to the BBC's Newsnight programme, the woman said her husband showed how she should strap an explosive belt around her body.

Muslim women abuse soldier at troops hospital in Birmingham, Uk

Daily Mail 

A British Army officer has been abused by Asian women while on a hospital visit to troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Company Sergeant Major Neil Powell was surrounded and heckled by three young women in the unprovoked verbal attack at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.

Police in Birmingham guard girl 'forced to become Muslim'

Birmingham mail 

A TEENAGE Sikh girl was today being guarded by police amid claims she had been forced to convert to Islam.

'Terror hoard' on dad's computer

Manchester Evening News

TERROR manuals and graphic images of executions were stashed on a computer by a father-of-three at his Greater Manchester home, a court was told. The jury was told Omar Altimimi has links with convicted terrorists overseas and was discovered with false identity cards hidden in the sole of his shoe when he was arrested.

4th Terror suspect surrenders in Trinidad

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - A fourth suspect in an alleged plot to attack New York's John F. Kennedy Airport surrendered Tuesday in Trinidad as some U.S. authorities raised concerns that deep social inequality in the Caribbean could make the islands a fertile recruiting ground for radical Islam.

Islamists in the Courtroom

 

By DANIEL PIPES
June 5, 2007

The decision by the Islamic Society of Boston to drop its lawsuit against 17 defendants, including counterterrorism specialist Steven Emerson, gives reason to step back to consider radical Islam's legal ambitions.

Plot to blow up JFK is 'tip of the iceberg'

Times on Line  

The alleged conspiracy to blow up John F Kennedy airport, in New York, and a recent plot to kill soldiers at a nearby United States Army base represent only the "tip of the iceberg" of terrorist plots against America, according to US officials. 

New York Airport terror Plot 'One Of The Most Chilling Imaginable'

First On WNBC.com

Federal authorities say they foiled an alleged plot by a retired airport worker, a former Guyanese Parliament member and other Muslim extremists to plant explosives on jet fuel arteries at John F. Kennedy International Airport, triggering massive casualties and economic havoc.

Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East : Rosie Malek-Yonan on the Assyrians

The Assyrian Christian population of the Middle East - Antiochian, Catholic and Orthodox - is now a fraction of what it once was, and the story of the genocide practised upon them remains largely untold.

The Islamist Threat Arrives in Switzerland

 

The MEMRI Report

" Salman bin Fahd Al-Odah is a preacher of global influence and is one of the senior figures of the fundamentalist Islamic Wahhabi movement in Saudi Arabia as well as a close associate of Osama bin Laden. He was imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for his extremist ideologies from 1994 until 1999. Even after his imprisonment, he adopts the call to armed struggle against the infidel Western countries in his writings."

'Jihad recruiters' held in Spain

BBC News 

Spanish police have arrested 14 suspected Islamist militants, mostly in the north-eastern region of Catalonia. The suspects were allegedly involved in recruiting jihadi volunteers for training in Afghanistan and Iraq.  

American extradited on terror charges

CNN

NEW YORK (CNN) -- An American citizen has been extradited to the United States from Great Britain, charged with providing material support to al Qaeda, a federal prosecutor said.

TERROR SUSPECTS WANT TO 'WAGE JIHAD'   

Daily Express 

Home Secretary John Reid in the Commons today  

THREE men on the run after breaching anti-terrorism control orders wanted to wage jihad against the West.   

Australia taxi drivers refusing to carry blind passengers 

Source  

TAXI drivers regularly refuse to carry blind passengers with guide dogs - including Australia's Human Rights Commissioner - with many citing religious reasons, or other excuses like allergies.

Three UK terrorism suspects flee "control orders"

Reuters

Three suspects held under controversial British anti-terrorism "control orders" have absconded this week, police said on Wednesday, an embarrassing blow for a key plank of Tony Blair's security strategy.

Europeans back plan to profile mosques

AP 

Security officials from Europe's largest countries have thrown their weight behind the EU Commission's plans to map out mosques on the continent to identify imams who preach radical Islam that raises the threat of homegrown terrorism.


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