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Feminist Muslims Fight Female Genital Mutilation’s Growing Popularity in Malaysia

As Islam conquered what was formerly a Christian Middle East; what was formerly a Hindu, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, and Christian Central Asia (India, Persia, Afghanistan, parts of Russia); what was formerly a pagan, animist and Christian Africa; Islam also conquered what was formerly a Hindu and Buddhist Indonesia and Malaysia.

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French Icon Brigitte Bardot’s Blasphemy Against Muslims

Former film star Brigitte Bardot, France’s iconic blonde bombshell and “sex kitten” who reigned supreme from 1952 – 1973, is currently on trial for the fifth time for insulting Muslims and “inciting racial hatred.” Bardot has been fined four times and has also received suspended jail sentences.


Just Who Has to Adjust in the Name of Tolerance?

Brookings Institution Center for Middle East Policy Fellow Shadi Hamid recently criticized the West as “illiberal” for refusing to accept the fact that Muslims, both in the West and globally, are different from Westerners.

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Indonesia Does Away With ‘Virginity Tests’ For High School Girls After Public Outcry

Sanity has just prevailed in Muslim-majority Indonesia. An attempt to impose virginity tests on female high school students in the city of Jember has failed. A public outcry, led by human rights groups, as well as by Indonesia’s Muslim clerics, has led to the rescinding of a virginity requirement for girls-only in high school. Non-virgins would not have been entitled to their diplomas.

Indonesia Election

France Implores Jews Not To Leave, Offers Military Protection

Earlier this week, before leaving for Auschwitz to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi German extermination camp, President Francois Hollande appealed to French Jews, saying that “You, French people of the Jewish faith, France is your country, your place is here, in your home.”


Persecuted Christians Join Yazidis in Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS

The savage Muslim persecution of Assyrian Christians and Yazidi (Zoroastrian/Hindus) by Sunni Muslims in the Middle East and in Shiite Iran has reached fever-pitch. ISIS has systematically murdered, tortured, captured, and enslaved Yazidi girls and women. They have done likewise to the Assyrians in Syria and Iraq. Iran has persecuted Assyrians as well.


Portugal Extends Olive Branch to Jews Violently Expelled in 1536

Portugal, which expelled its Jews in 1536, is now poised to adopt a “return law” for the Jewish and non-Jewish descendants of Portugal’s Sephardi Jews. This law was passed in 2013 and is expected to become “effective” by March 2015.


#Je Suis Juif (I am a Jew)

At least four, possibly five French Jewish hostages, probably women who were shopping for the Sabbath, were killed by Jihadists before the French police stormed the kosher supermarket. The male and female pair of jihadists were demanding the freedom of the Charlie Hebdo jihadists.

Je Suis Charlie

Uber’s Rape Problem in India: No Woman is Safe in a Cab

The number of taxi rapes and sexual assaults–in which largely immigrant, mainly Muslim drivers have raped or sexually harassed infidel girls and women, have been on the rise in Europe, particularly in England, Sweden, and Germany.     But there have been similar taxi rapes and/or sexual

Uber’s Rape Problem in India: No Woman is Safe in a Cab

An American Infidel in Abu Dhabi

On December 1st, a figure in a black burqa, armed with an eight-inch knife, entered the upscale Boutik shopping mall located in Reem Island, the neighborhood where most of Abu Dhabi’s 40,000 expatriates live.  The black burqa’ed figure waited for more

An American Infidel in Abu Dhabi