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Palestinian Union Threatens Artists With Expulsion Over Performance at Israeli Culture Festival

JERUSALEM – In keeping with the Palestinian Authority’s “anti-normalization” policy – in which taking part in any joint activity with Israelis is perceived to be fraternizing with the enemy – an artists’ union threatened expulsion for any Palestinians who took up an invite to participate in last month’s prestigious famed Mekudeshet Festival in Jerusalem.

AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation In Islam

TEL AVIV – A Saudi academic has called on Muslims to adapt themselves to the modern age by reforming mosques to be more like churches, with mixed prayers, seating and dim lighting, and to change the “fanatical and sexualized” perception

AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Influential Muslims Condemn Latest Charlie Hebdo Cover

A number of prominent imams and clerics spoke out against the newest cover of Charlie Hebdo, which shows a crying Mohammed with a sign that said “Je Suis Charlie.” Hate preacher Anjem Choudary called it an “act of war.” Lesser known self-proclaimed teachers of Islam used social media to condemn the cover. These names may not be familiar, but they have between 3,000 and 36,000 followers on Twitter. They are followed by many of the Twitter accounts that Breitbart News regularly publishes to expose the insanity of radical Islamists.