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Evict Muslims from Hindu areas: Pravin Togadia

LoonWatch - 5 hours 53 min ago
Evict Muslims from Hindu areas: Pravin Togadia (Times of India) RAJKOT: wan’s (VHP) president Pravin Togadia sent temperatures soaring in Bhavnagar on Saturday evening with a hate ...
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Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor

LoonWatch - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 4:46pm
Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor By Associated Press, Published: April 19 NEW YORK — A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men ...
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The Middle East we must confront in the future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

Robert Fisk - Sun, 20/04/2014 - 4:29pm
Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz Sharif. But what is it for? Pakistani journalists have been told not ...
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Reuters: Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic

LoonWatch - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 7:36pm
Besieged Muslims face murder, starvation in C.African Republic By Emmanuel Braun (Reuters) BODA Central African Republic (Reuters) – In normal times, the rickety wooden bridges at ...
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France: Mosque Vandalism Follows Far-Right Election Victory

LoonWatch - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 6:43pm
Threat letter to French mosque praises far right (The Local) A mosque in the Paris suburbs said on Friday it had filed a complaint with police after slices of pork paté and a threatening ...
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Allen West: ‘Radical’ Muslims waging ‘jihad’ in U.S. — by voting and obeying election laws

LoonWatch - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 6:01pm
One wonders: how does West propose stopping Muslims from their right to vote? (h/t: RazaInc.) Allen West: ‘Radical’ Muslims waging ‘jihad’ in U.S. — by voting and obeying election laws By ...
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The Conversation: Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools

walls come tumbling down - Sat, 19/04/2014 - 1:45pm
A version of my Birmingham Brief article examining ‘Operation Trojan Horse’ has now been published by The Conversation. You can read the full article by clicking here. Operation Trojan ...
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Anti-Muslim suspicion in Britain has a whiff of McCarthyism about it

LoonWatch - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:29pm
Anti-Muslim suspicion in Britain has a whiff of McCarthyism about it By Salma Yaqoob (The Guardian) Allegations that 25 schools in Birmingham are at risk of an “Islamic takeover ...
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Police Nab Man Who Allegedly Threatened To Kill Muslim Teen

LoonWatch - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 5:58pm
Police nab man who allegedly threatened to kill Muslim teen Police have arrested the man who allegedly called a 15-year-old Muslim girl “a terrorist” and threatened to kill her on an MTA ...
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Birmingham Brief: Operation Trojan Horse: examining the ‘Islamic takeover’ of Birmingham schools

walls come tumbling down - Fri, 18/04/2014 - 1:42pm
This article was published as the ‘Birmingham Brief’ on Thursday 17th April 2014. Whilst the first few paragraphs are reproduced below, the full article can be read here. Operation ...
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Police find no evidence of criminality by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman

LoonWatch - Thu, 17/04/2014 - 9:51pm
Police find no evidence of criminality by Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman A police investigation into allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement by the mayor of a London council has ...
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A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A forgotten naval victory in which even Nature played a part

Robert Fisk - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 7:24pm
Flanders had its poppies, but Vice-Admiral Maximilian Graf von Spee was offered a bouquet of arum lilies when he walked home from the German club in Valparaiso, Chile, in November 1914. “They ...
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New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims

LoonWatch - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 6:23pm
About time isn’t it? New York Drops Unit That Spied on Muslims (The NewYork Times) The New York Police Department has abandoned a secretive program that dispatched plainclothes ...
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Article: The Conservatives, Christianity and ‘Doing God’ at Easter (Huffington Post)

walls come tumbling down - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 8:19am
This article was first published in the Huffington Post yesterday (15th April 2014). To read the original article, click here. The Conservatives, Christianity and ‘Doing God’ at Easter ...
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U.S. Right Wing Extremists More Deadly Than Jihadists

LoonWatch - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 8:02pm
The following article by Peter Bergen is pretty good though it fails to explicitly describe the attack on the Jewish Community Centers as ‘terrorist attacks.’ U.S. right wing ...
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KKK: We Aren’t Hatefilled Terrorists, We Are Peaceful Christians

LoonWatch - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 5:59pm
Just last month the KKK (which has seen an increase in membership) was dropping off leaflets in Virginia on peoples lawns, claiming they aren’t hate-filled terrorists but peaceful ...
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Islamic centre under second ‘hate’ attack

LoonWatch - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 8:13pm
Islamic centre under second ‘hate’ attack (SBS.com) Operators of Australia’s biggest Islamic centre have appealed for better police protection, after an attack that has ...
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Oral Traditions in Islam and Judaism

LoonWatch - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 5:52pm
Original Guest Post by JustStoppingBy Both Judaism and Islam rely on oral traditions that explain and put texts into context and can help counter misperceptions of the ...
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I suspect that deep in the soul of some Irish people there is a sneaking affection for the Royal Family

Robert Fisk - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 6:20pm
“It was wonderful to watch the Queen and Michael D at the banquet,” an old acquaintance said to me in a Dublin bookshop last week. “You know, I think everything changed for the Royal Family when ...
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I suspect that deep in the soul of the Irish people there is a sneaking affection for the Royal Family

Robert Fisk - Sun, 13/04/2014 - 6:20pm
“It was wonderful to watch the Queen and Michael D at the banquet,” an old acquaintance said to me in a Dublin bookshop last week. “You know, I think everything changed for the Royal Family when ...
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