Various News

A few stories from the past couple of days

Muslims in the UK: Feeling Foreign at Home - an attempt to explain why Britain continues to sprout home grown Islamic terrorists. The article points at factory downsizing. People were fired and never got back on their feet. A good reason as any, apparently, to go blow up the neighbors.

Looking for converts to Islam - a look at converts to Islam in the UK and the way they're seen by extremist Islamic groups. (the students who were fired?)

Integration minister slams integration report - a new report in Sweden suggests far reaching changes in integration policy, none of which will probably be accepted.

Gang smuggled thousands into Sweden - three men will appear in court for smuggling bogus refugees and asylum seekers into Sweden. The gang was caught by anti-terror police.

Leijonborg: no more religious schools - the leader of the Swedish liberal party calls for a moratorium on independent religious schools as a way of stopping Islamic fundamentalism. "If it were up to me to decide, we would introduce a moratorium on religious schools, at least until we had guarantees that all lessons were free of religious content" [ed. religion does not have to stand for anti-democracy and anti-liberalism. It doesn't have to stand for violence and extremism. It could stand for personal, family and national values.]

German police capture Lebanese train-terrorism suspect - German police are still looking for his accomplice and suspect they're part of a terror ring (AKA, "group of offenders with signs of a long-term structure").

Radical Muslim convicted for making death threats - Fadi Ahmad Abdel Latif, spokesman for the Danish branch of Hizb-ut-Tahir was convicted of threatening the life of the Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and inciting to kill Jews and sentenced to 3 months in jail. The conviction could be used to disband Hizb-ut-Tahir.

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