UK Jail loos turned from East away from Mecca 

The Sun 

JAIL bosses are rebuilding toilets so Muslim inmates don’t have to use them while facing Mecca.  Thousands of pounds of taxpayers money are being spent to ensure lags are not offended. 

British Beheading Plot Was 'Days Away' 

 ABC News 

A plot to kidnap and behead a British soldier on videotape was only "days away" and led to the arrests today of nine men in Birmingham, England, a Scotland Yard source tells ABC News.   

Most of the nine men are described as British citizens of Pakistani descent who are being held under Britain's new anti-terror laws.   

Major Police Operation target 'terror plot' in Birmingham 

 BBC News 

The raids took place at 0400 GMT on Wednesday morning Eight people have been arrested under the Terrorism Act in Birmingham after a "significant" operation involving police and security service MI5. A number of addresses in the city have been sealed off after morning raids.  

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Egypt's top cleric rules Islam bars women from presidency 





Islam bars women from becoming head of state, Egypt's top Muslim cleric or mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, ruled in an official fatwa or religious edict published.  

More young Muslims back sharia in UK, says poll 

The Guardian  

A growing minority of young Muslims are inspired by political Islam and feel they have less in common with non-Muslims than their parents do, a survey reveals today.

Sydney conference speaker demands Islamic state 

ABC News 

A speaker at a conference in Sydney's south-west says a revolution or a civil war may be necessary in order to create an Islamic state, or caliphate. 

Muslim doctor in UK urge to shun 'unholy' vaccines

Sunday Times  

A MUSLIM doctors’ leader has provoked an outcry by urging British Muslims not to vaccinate their children against diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella because it is “un-Islamic”. 

Torture blogs damage Egyptian image


A wailing woman hangs, her arms and legs tied to a pole balanced on two chairs. She's racked with pain and with a quivering voice she speaks to someone off screen. She has no choice but to confess that she committed a murder. It's not known who the woman is, or what has become of her.

Net sting results in an arrest; Egyptian student tells authorities his computer hacked  

Benton Courier 

Saline County Sheriff's Department authorities have made another arrest in the department's continuing Internet sting operation. 




مقتل مواطن مصري وإصابة 32 في مصادمات بين مسلمين ومسيحيين وقوات من الشرطة بسبب برج اتصالات

الشرق الأوسط


القاهرة: أحمد عبد الرحمن

تفجرت مصادمات في مصر أمس بين مسلمين ومسيحيين وقوات من الشرطة أسفرت حتى مساء أمس عن مصرع مواطن وإصابة 32 آخرين بينهم 7 من رجال الأمن،

French Muslim jailed for attacking gynaecologist  


PARIS: A French Muslim who attacked a male gynaecologist for examining his wife just after she had given birth, saying it was against Islam, has been jailed for six months by a Paris court.   

Egyptian court refuses bail for blogger accused of insulting Islam  

Associated Press CAIRO, Egypt -

A court Thursday refused to release on bail a writer accused of insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife in postings on his Web journal in Egypt's first prosecution of blogger. 

Replace Muslim schools says top Blair aide Rob Waugh 

Yorkshire Post 

SCHOOLS which are dominated by children from Muslim families should be closed and replaced with "multi-faith" academies, a senior Government adviser has said.

Egyptian authorities arrest more Islamists 


The Egyptian authorities have arrested seven more leaders and members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood movement.  

Nine Years For Nothing: Egyptian Blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman Goes on

nabilJanuary 24th, 2007 by saraghorab

Sara Ghorab  

Egyptians have a strong aversion to being compared to animals.

Perhaps it’s the centuries of Islamic thought that have made them cringe at the insults “homar,” “hayawan” and “kalb” (donkey, animal, and dog, respectively), but what can you expect from a religion that calls Christians and Jews “apes and pigs”? (And monkeys, for that matter.)  

Muslim father gets legal aid to fight school over veil ban 

Daily mail 

 A school may be forced to allow a 12-year-old Muslim to wear a full-face veil because its local council is refusing to fund a court battle against the child's fundamentalist father.  

ABC to Shed Light on Egyptian Students' Arrests 

ABC News 

OMAHA, Neb. -- A report airing Monday night on ABC's "World News Tonight" may shed light on why some local authorities were so interested in a group of Egyptian students in Iowa this summer. 

Egyptian minister stokes debate over full-face veil   

Gulf News  

Cairo: Egypt's religion minister has fuelled controversy over Muslim women's garb by vowing not to employ women who wear the niqab [full face veil] as religious counsellors.  

Details Emerge About Possible Terror Threat. Suspects, Reportedly Tied to Al Qaeda in Iraq, Sought Student Visas 

ABC News 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2007 — Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil.   

Warning for Muslim WPc who refused to shake Met chief's hand 


Scotland Yard said yesterday that a Muslim woman police who refused to shake hands with the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police at her passing-out ceremony would be dismissed if she did not "engage" with people as other officers do. 

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