Islamic issues – emphasis added – five items in total…
“Many people were therefore aghast to learn that the organizers of the Trästocksfestivalen music festival in Skellefteå had decided to arrange free bus rides to the festival for the local ‘unaccompanied refugee children.’ They claimed they were ‘proud to be the first music festival in Sweden that encourages a significant increase of newly arrived migrants in the audience.’ By the time the Trästocksfestivalen ended, the police counted twelve reported sexual assaults.” – Ingrid Carlqvist, “Sweden: Summer inferno of sexual assaults” – Gatestone Institute, August 13th, 2016.
“But there was a fundamental problem with the decision that you can see rippling now throughout the West. Ms. Merkel had put the entire burden of a huge cultural change not on herself and those like her but on regular people who live closer to the edge, who do not have the resources to meet the burden, who have no particular protection or money or connections. Ms. Merkel, her cabinet and government, the media and cultural apparatus that lauded her decision were not in the least affected by it and likely never would be.” – Peggy Noonan, “How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen” – Wall Street Journal, August 11th, 2016.
“Erdogan recently threatened Italy that its bilateral relations with Turkey could deteriorate if Italian prosecutors investigating Erdogan’s son, Bilal, for money laundering, proceeded with their probe. ‘Italy should be attending to the mafia, not my son,’ Erdogan said. Typically, he does not understand the existence of independent judiciary in a European country. He thinks, as in an Arab sheikdom, prosecutors are liable to drop charges on orders from the prime minister… Italy’s prime minister, Matteo Renzi, answered Erdogan in language Erdogan will probably will not understand: ‘Italy has an independent legal system and judges answer to the Italian constitution and not the Turkish president’.” Burak Bekdil, “Turkey, Europe’s Little Problem” – Gatestone Institute, August 11th, 2016.
“In a 1983 article in the Houston Journal of International Law, (Democratic darling Khizr) Khan gratefully acknowledged ‘the writings of S. (Said) Ramadan,’ citing Ramadan’s book, Islamic Law – Its Scope and Equity, with endorsements of sharia. Said Ramadan was a Muslim Brotherhood ideologue and a founding member of the Muslim World League. ‘From his Geneva, Switzerland home… Ramadan established the Islamic Center, a combined mosque, Muslim community center, and think tank.’ Swiss investigative journalist Sylvain Besson included ‘The Project,’ a 14-page manifesto dated 1982, and discovered by the Swiss secret service in 2001, in his La conquête de l’Occident: Le projet secret des Islamistes (Paris: Le Seuil, 2005, pp. 193-205.) ‘The Project’ (is) a blueprint for installing Sharia-based Islamic regimes in the West by propaganda, proselytization, and if necessary, jihad war – and is believed to have been authored by Said Ramadan.” – Mary A. Nicholas, “Hillary’s Islamist Phalanx” – American Thinker, August 13th, 2016.
“Members of the Bangladeshi Muslim community served by the mosque in the working class neighbourhood said they want the shootings to be treated as a hate crime. More than 100 people attended a rally Saturday night and chanted ‘We want justice!’… The Council on American-Islamic Relations, an advocacy group, held a news conference near the shooting scene, where Kobir Chowdhury, a leader at another local mosque, said, ‘Read my lips: This is a hate crime’ directed at Islam. ‘We are peace-loving’.” – Jennifer Peltz AP, “NYC police search for suspect in killing of imam, friend” – Toronto Star, August 14th, 2016.