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Egyptian Media: Country’s Religious Authority Is Cultivating Extremism

TEL AVIV – Elements of the Egyptian press are slamming the country’s supreme religious authority, Al Azhar institutions, for continuing to cultivate extremism despite the authority’s claim that it welcomes President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s call for a religious revolution to combat extremist Islamist ideology.

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Texas Lawmaker Calls For Investigation of Islamist-Linked Charter School

An East Texas representative urged the state Attorney General’s office to open an investigation into the Houston-based Harmony Public Schools, purportedly linked to the controversial Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. The charter chain stands accused of fraud, misappropriation of taxpayer dollars, shady business dealings, discrimination, conflicts-of-interest, and other questionable business practices.

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Islamist-Linked Texas Charter School Faces New Fraud Accusations

The Republic of Turkey filed a 12-page supplement to a previously submitted complaint against the Houston-based Harmony Public Schools, a charter chain allegedly tied to exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen. It accuses Harmony of fraud and financial wrongdoing with $18 million worth of Texas taxpayer funds.

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Bangladesh Hikes Security After Top Islamist Hanged For War Crimes

Thousands of police were deployed Wednesday in Bangladesh after the main Islamist party’s leader was executed for war crimes, in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists. Jamaat-e-Islami party president Motiur Rahman Nizami was

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Turkey Needs Religious Constitution, Parliament Speaker Says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey needs a religious constitution and the precept of secularism should be dropped from the country’s new charter, parliament’s speaker said, marking a potential rupture with the modern republic’s founding principles. The ruling AK Party,

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Bangladesh Professor Hacked To Death In Suspected Islamist Attack

Dhaka (AFP) – Unidentified attackers hacked to death a university professor in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings by Islamist militants of secular and atheist activists. Police said English professor Rezaul

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Guess Who’s Also a Natural Born Citizen?

His mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of his birth, though his father was not. Under U.S. law at the time, he was automatically a U.S. citizen. And according to the most widely-accepted interpretation of the U.S. Constitution’s “natural-born citizen” requirement, the populist, conservative leader is also eligible to run for President of the United States.

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From AKP To HDP: The Main Parties In Turkey’s Vote

(AFP) – More than 54 million Turks are eligible to cast their votes in a snap election Sunday called following an inconclusive vote in June. After a deadly bombing in Ankara and a resurgence in the Kurdish conflict, opinion polls

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15-Year-Old Terrorist Guns Down Civilian Police Employee in Australia

On Friday evening, a 15-year-old jihadi gunned down a civilian police employee as he was walking out of a suburban Sydney police station. Australian Islamist groups have refused to condemn the killing, which the authorities described as politically motivated terrorism, while playing coy as to the killer’s exact motivations.

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Canada: Jihadists Receive Life Sentence for Mass Murder Train Plot

The judge noted that the most important evidence was obtained by the FBI. An undercover FBI agent produced 25 hours of secretly-recorded conversations between him and the two would-be Jihadists. The agent posed as a wealthy Islamist Saudi Arabian interested in funding terrorism in Canada and the US. Jaser and Esseghaier also considered using a sniper rifle to murder “wealthy and prominent Jews” in Toronto.

A police van carrying suspect Chiheb Esseghaier leaving Montreal's courthouse on April 23, 2013 after his court appearance on suspicion of what police say was an Al-Qaeda-backed plot to derail a Canadian passenger train in the Toronto area. Esseghaier, 30, and Raed Jaser, 35, were arrested for allegedly planning to …

‘Shariah Police’ To Be Tried For Vigilante Activity

‘Shariah Police’ vigilante force founder, Sven Lau (pictured above), faces criminal charges from state prosecutors in Germany. He is accused of breaking the law on freedom of assembly, with nine other Islamists, who intended to police morals on the streets of Wuppertal urging young people to abstain

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American, British, Canadian Veterans Take Fight to ISIS in Defense of Christian Minorities

Small but growing numbers of American, British, Canadian, and Australian veterans are volunteering to assist in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) in Iraq and Syria. Motivated to help Christian and other minority groups defend against the spread of Islamist terrorism in the region, they have traveled to Iraq and Syria to take the fight to ISIS. On the front lines, they assist beleaguered people with training, guidance, and combat.

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