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Trevor Blake: Islam in the News

Danish Caricaturist of Muhammad Fame Now Homeless: He was booted from his police-protected hotel room on Feb. 15 for being “too much of a security risk.” And now the 73-year-old cartoonist and his wife are without a place to live.

Danish police arrest almost 30 people in 8th night of youth violence
: Some observers say the youth are frustrated over police harassment and the reprinting of a cartoon lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.

Man burnt alive in Thailand
: A 46-year-old Buddhist man was shot and then set ablaze as he tried to escape an attack by suspected Islamic separatists on Tuesday in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south, police said.

Father stones 14-year-old daughter to death: “I suspected that my daughter had a relationship with a man and I had to stone her to death as she had besmirched my honour. I had no other choice.”

Secret papers reveal threats from Saudi prince: Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted.

Violations of ‘Islamic teachings’ take deadly toll on Iraqi women
: As many as 133 women were killed in Basra last year – 79 for violation of “Islamic teachings” and 47 for so-called honor killings.

Briton jailed for four years in [Islamic] Dubai after customs find cannabis weighing less than a grain of sugar under his shoe: A father-of-three who was found with a microscopic speck of cannabis stuck to the bottom of one of his shoes has been sentenced to four years in a Dubai prison.

Religious police in Saudi Arabia arrest mother for sitting with a man
: a day in prison after she was strip-searched, threatened and forced to sign false confessions by the Kingdom’s ‘Mutaween’ police.

Two Women Stoned, Feminists Mum
: The Islamic Republic of Iran is an oppressor of women. So far American feminists have failed to support their Muslim sisters.

Female Muslim medics ‘disobey hygiene rules’
: Muslim medical students are refusing to obey hygiene rules brought in to stop the spread of deadly superbugs, because they say it is against their religion.

Muslim Woman In Bangladesh Planning Conversion Burned By Unknown Attackers: 70-year old woman is in critical condition with burns over 70% of her body after unknown Muslim extremists set fire to her house to prevent her from being baptized in February as a Christian.

Honor killings – When the ancient and the modern collide
: Not once have I heard these upstanding Muslims say that whatever the ‘family dynamics,’ killing is not a solution. Ever. How’s that for basic morality?

Muslim Prayer at Iowa Statehouse
: The prayer asked of “Victory over those who disbelieve,” and “Protection from the great Satan” among other things.

Afghan Journalist Sentenced to Death: An Afghan court on Tuesday sentenced a 23-year-old journalism student to death for distributing a paper he printed off the Internet that three judges said violated the tenets of Islam, an official said.