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Twitter, Facebook took stronger action to block pro-attack posts

San Francisco - Social media giants Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented steps last week to stop some users from celebrating carnage from the suspected terror attack in Nice, France.

Op-Ed: How did Orlando nightclub shooter escape FBI scrutiny?

Fort Pierce - Even if nothing more than misery and alarm comes from last week's mass shooting in a Florida nightclub, at least U.S. law enforcement will have to stop taking bows over keeping the country safe from terrorism.

Three Americans imprisoned by Iran arrive in Geneva, 4th stays

Vienna - Three of four Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange arrived Sunday in Switzerland, a senior U.S. diplomat has announced.

Tunisia adopts new anti-terror law despite rights concerns

Tunis - The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian.

IS is recruiting, but not operational in Afghanistan: NATO General

Kabul - The Islamic State group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, the commander of foreign forces in country has said, but they are not yet operational.

Twitter takes down images of ISIS beheading

London - Twitter promised Thursday to remove photos and videos of the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic militants, the popular messaging website said Thursday.

U.S. military intelligence director pessimistic on Mideast peace

Aspen - Israel might face an even greater threat from the Gaza Strip if the ruling Hamas terrorist group was destroyed, a top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday.

Israel wants Palestinian Authority to help find missing teens

Hebron - Israel has asked the Palestinian Authority to help locate three teenagers believed abducted near a Jewish settlement near Hebron.

Iraqi militants overrun Tikrit after seizing Mosul

Tikrit - Anti-government militants seized most of the northern city of Tikrit, birthplace of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, on Wednesday, one day after taking over Mosul, Iraq's second largest city.

Report: Militants kidnap eight more girls in Nigeria

Abuja - Militants kidnapped eight girls Tuesday from a village in northeastern Nigeria, less than a month after the mass abduction of more than 200 girls from school in a crime that has shocked Africa's most-prosperous nation.

Video: Britain First on the hunt for Anjem Choudary

Walthamstow - The patriotic protest group, Britain First, increases the pressure on anti-British Muslim extremists as it conducts door-to-door search for Anjem Choudary.

Op-Ed: New anti-Islamic publication gaining media attention

Provocative French cartoonist Charlie Hebdo has published a new anti-Muslim comic strip titled "La Vie de Mahomet" (The Life of Mohammad).” It is likely that demonstrations against this anti-Islamic cartoon will occur in the Mideast soon.

Spanish magazine El Jueves publishes satirical Islamic cartoon

Barcelona - The satirical Spanish magazine, El Jueves, has published a magazine cover, showing a line up of men in Islamic outfits as a parody of recent controversial cartoons. The text of the cover reads, "But how do they know which one is Muhammad?"

Op-Ed: Islamic radicals holding First Amendment hostage

The First Amendment, an instrument of truth and justice. Or has The First Amendment become an instrument for lies and propaganda?

Canadian Imams to condemn honor killings in Friday prayers

Kingston - In response to the high profile case of the Afghan man who is on trial for the murder of his three teenage daughters and first wife, Canadian Imams are due to condemn honor killings in Fridays sermons.

Operational in America — Sharia influence in schools

The growing influence of Islamic teaching in U.S. public schools is causing concern in several different states such as Massachusetts and Virginia.

Op-Ed: The West v Islam? Special

There are some in Britain, the US and elsewhere who are intent on portraying the West and Islam as a clash of civilisations or as democracy versus the forces of darkness, but is this really the case?

Gay campaigners say London mosque is breaking homophobia promise

Gay campaigners are up in arms over a London mosque’s decision to host what they call homophobic speakers at a conference to be held there tomorrow.

Holy Water scandal brewing in London

A report of an exposé by a BBC local news programme together with some background information into the illegal sale of Zam Zam Water in London.

Islamic former musician adds voice to anti-music stance

A former guitarist who converted to Islam is now one of those preaching against most forms of music, including music which is played on a guitar.

Rape within marriage should not be crime, says leading UK cleric

Rape, if committed within a marriage, should not be considered a crime, according to a Muslim cleric in the United Kingdom.

Tennessee man sentenced for hate crime of burning down mosque

On Thursday a Tennessee man was sent to jail for burning down an Islamic mosque. This comes on the heels of increased hate activities against all kinds of groups.

Integration and radical Islam in the Netherlands Special

How to integrate the new immigrants into Dutch society? Why it is so hard and how come some people on both sides become radical? Since September 11, 2001 the magic Dutch integration experiment has sparked some changes.

Abu Dhabi Comes to the Aid of Dubai with $10 Billion Bailout

Dubai has received a $10 billion bailout from Abu Dhabi, its neighbor and fellow state within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to assist it with debts that include a $4.1 billion Islamic bond maturing on Monday.

Op-Ed: Much Ado About Minarets

In the wake of the ballot vote preventing the building of any more minarets for mosques, the Swiss have been branded as intolerant by many Islamic groups and countries. Yet many Muslim nations not only ban churches, but Christianity. Where is the outrage?

Op-Ed: Iran's Gay-Friendly Extermination Program

If such a thing could be called a Gay Genocide, then that is exactly what is happening today in Islamist Iran. It has been the policy of the Islamic Republic since its inception in 1979. In 2005, President Ahmadinejad jacked this barbaric policy way up.

Op-Ed: Google, Internet Searches Damn US Gov't, Press on Roxana Saberi

As you may know, I have been quite loud and harsh over our government and media's disappearing act on Roxana Saberi. Yet nothing I ever say could damn them more than their low Google hits and bare Internet search results. Somebody has to cover this story.

Op-Ed: Why It Is Now Time To Declare War On Iran's Hitlerite Thugocracy

A Gestapo-like Police State. Horrific abuses of women. A sick and inhuman Holocaust against Iranian Gays. Threats of nuclear Armageddon. The Iranian people and the world have been catching thirty straight years of Hell from these Nazi punks. Time to go.

Op-Ed: Roxana Saberi, The Invisible Press and SpongeBob for President

Where is Roxana Saberi? Should we impeach Obama and Clinton and replace them with SpongeBob? Get a guy with some real backbone on this? And 83 new hits on Google for Roxana Saberi in the past 24 hours? Where is our useless press? She's rotting in Tehran!

Op-Ed: The Roxana Saberi Hostage Crisis and Iranian Punking #102, Day 9

Standing on the verge of yet another Double-Digit Punking by Iran. Roxana Saberi has been held captive for nine days since Secretary Clinton's demand, 44 overall. But I won't blame the Iranians from now on. I'll blame our own jelly-spined US Government.
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout sl...
Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
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Iraqi security forces take part during clashes with al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, 100 km (62 miles) west of Baghdad, February 6, 2014
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout sl...
Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
With permission by Reuters / Fayaz Aziz
Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja  ...
Masked Sunni Muslim gunmen take position with their weapons during a patrol in the city of Falluja, 70 km (44 miles) west of Baghdad, February 8, 2014.
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MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organiza...
MILITANCY: Map of Nigeria with shaded areas showing activity by Islamic militant Boko Haram organization.
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AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Pl...
AFTERMATH: Flowers and other tributes line the sidewalk Thursday outside the Lindt cafe at Martin Place in downtown Sydney, where two hostages and their alleged kidnapper died in a rescue attempt.
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RUINS: A tourist experiences in the ancient Roman amphitheater in Palmyra, Syria, in 2010.
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