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Operation Nehemiah: News Update #158Country/Region: Europe, North America, United Kingdom, Canada
UK – Metropolitan Police Commissioner says five Britons joining
Islamic State per week;
UK – London mother: “My jihad son came back from Syria”;
Australia – Teenager appears in Islamic State video;
Canada – Terrorist ideology blamed in car attack on soldiers.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #157
Germany: IS supporters in violent clashes in Hamburg;
Australia: IS calls for terrorist attacks in Australia;
Vatican: IS magazine shows its flag flying over Vatican;
UK: Coventry jihadist vows to “wreak havoc” on the UK when he returns;
UK: Islamism may have spread to schools beyond Birmingham;
UK: Child protection policy at school run by Muslim hardliner was based on sharia.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #156
New Zealand: Muslim community opposed to sending troops to Iraq
to fight Islamic State;
Belgium: Jihad mega-trial begins;
US: Parents of hostage Peter Kassig appeal to Islamic State for his release.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #155
Australia: Islamic State fighters wanting to return home need
help, say experts;
Australia: Members of Street Dawah preaching group feature heavily in Sydney's counter-terrorism raids;
UK: “White Widow” believed to be training female suicide bombers for Islamic State;
UK: Missing Bristol 15-year-old girl in Turkey “could be heading to Syria”;
Switzerland: Al-Qaeda set to become legal;
Denmark: Programme seeks to deradicalise returning jihadists.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #154
UK becomes leading European source of female jihadists:
Australian “terror suspect” killed in Melbourne;
Australians preparing to fight overseas could face life imprisonment;
ISIS video game aims to radicalise and recruit children;
UK: Radical preacher Anjem Choudary claims no sympathy for British hostage.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #153
UK: Children in London being “trained to be junior jihadis,”
warns Deputy Mayor;
France: Nearly 1,000 French citizens joining ISIS;
Portugal: Concern over nationals joining jihad in Iraq and Syria;
UK: More “Muslim children” than “Christian children” in England’s largest cities;
UK: Controversy at college as halal served secretly to students;
Germany: Salafist Muslim group forms “Sharia Police” patrol;
UK: Thousands of Muslim marriages conducted in UK are not legal.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #152
US in “greater danger than before 9/11”;
UK: ISIS could come to streets of Britain – Prime Minister;
Spain: ISIS claims "We will take Spain back";
UK: Cardiff mosque extremism row after imam claims he was forced out after objecting to a speaker;
UK: Government delays report into Muslim Brotherhood over Middle East fears.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #151
UK: Radical students hand out “ISIS” leaflets on London
UK: New regulations could punish schools with Christian ethos;
AUSTRIA: Vienna fan group for Islamic State militants.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #150
Imams working in British prisons have links to extremist groups
UK: School trustees resign over alleged Islamic takeover plot;
French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beach;
Why one Canadian woman joined the “Islamic state” in Syria;
Polish doctor who refused to do abortion on faith grounds dismissed.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #149
Rome target of “Islamic State” jihadis, call to Muslims to join
European Court upholds French ban on Muslim face veil;
Swedish midwife sues state over dismissal for refusing to do abortions;
AUS: Guest presenter dumped from radio show over Muhammad comments;
UK: Sharia-compliant alternative to student loan may be available by 2016.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #148
UK: Wimbledon tennis key target for al-Qaeda bombers;
French father “kidnaps” daughter to join jihadists in Syria, says mother;
British Government reveals scale of online fight against jihadist propaganda;
Sydney Opera House cancels “honour killing” talk by Islamist group leader;
Stating faith on CV can affect job prospects – study:
British jihadist in Syria calls for revenge for murder of Saudi woman in Essex.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #147
Islamic extremists must not be tolerated at any level – David
UK: Jail for parents who force children to marry under new law;
British fighters join ISIS in Iraq, pose threat to UK;
Hindu prayer to open US House of Representatives session;
UK: Muslim preachers before Old Bailey over attack on football fan;
US: Christian student defies school order, talks about faith in speech.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #146
European women find appeal in Syrian jihad;
Islamic prayers held at Vatican for first time;
UK: “Organised campaign” by Islamists to target Birmingham schools;
Taxpayers' cash “could help fund mosque” in Belfast;
UK: Books “promoting stoning” found at Muslim primary school in Luton.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #145
UK: Cabinet splits over failure to combat Islamist takeover of
UK: Six schools at heart of Islamist takeover plot face closure;
France moves to tackle jihad threat after Brussels Jewish attack;
UK: Muslim murdered “westernised” ex-wife in Scotland;
US: NC House upholds right to religious expression in schools.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #144
UK: School inspectors criticise Muslim primary school for
promoting extremist beliefs
UK: Most foreign members of Syrian terror group are British, says rebel leader
US: State Department apologises for endorsing radical Muslim cleric
UK: British universities secretly serve halal meat to students
US: Atheist group demands withdrawal of state grant for Christian-themed park
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #143
UK: PM calls for “greater transparency” in halal
Germany: Hamburg schools infiltrated by Islamists;
US: Court upholds “under God” as part of school pledge;
UK: From jail to jihad? The threat of prison radicalisation;
US Muslim groups reluctant to excommunicate Boko Haram.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #142
UK: Millions are eating halal food without knowing
Plans for Islam museum at site of failed mosque bid near World Trade Center;
UK: Law Society offers formal training in Islamic law;
US: Local government meetings can have Christian prayers – Supreme Court;
Forced marriage a problem in all religious minority communities in Britain;
US: Christian student denied college admission, told "not the place for religion".
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #141
UK: Muslim enters church “dressed as terrorist”, terrifying
UK: Election candidate arrested after quoting Churchill on Islam;
US: Interfaith panel objects to 9/11 museum’s film that links Islam to terrorism;
UK: Lloyds drops overdraft fee on Islamic accounts, accused of discrimination;
Britain a “post-Christian” country – former archbishop of Canterbury.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #140
British Muslim women urged to stop relatives joining jihad in
UK non-Christian claims “absurd”, senior Tories say;
Tony Blair urges Western intervention against Islamic extremism;
Interpol in hunt for Austrian jihadist teenage girls;
UK: Easter eggs seized, girls told to wear veil at “Islamic” school.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #139
UK: David Cameron highlights persecuted Christians in Easter
Denmark orders animal stunning, outlawing ritual slaughter methods;
Germany bans charity accused of raising funds for Hezbollah;
UK: Former counter-terrorism chief leads Islamist school takeover probe;
Bombings prompt Muslim bid to combat extremism in US mosques.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #138
Government minister says UK is “Christian”, atheists should “get
US: Islamic group gets go-ahead to cut crosses off church;
UK: Birmingham schools Islamic takeover plot “started 20 years ago”;
US: Appeals court upholds NYC ban on worship services in schools;
Terror training in Syria makes attack on UK “inevitable”;
French prison ordered to provide halal meals to Muslims.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #137
UK: Al-Qaeda praised in assembly; probe into Islamist takeover
Prime Minister orders Muslim Brotherhood UK “terror” probe;
UK: KFC restaurants drop bacon-topped burger in halal-only meat trial;
France to fight roots of terrorism by involving schools, parents;
Christianity on decline in New Zealand;
UK: Jonah re-enactment plans too “religious” for London park.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #136
British legal chiefs tell solicitors how to draw up sharia
French authorities fail to heed mother’s call over jihadist son;
US: Air Force Academy promotes atheist event after Bible verse removed;
Bank of England may broaden Islamic liquidity tools in boost to sector;
Canada: Petition over gender segregation in state-funded centres and schools.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #135
UK: Muslim activists trying to “Islamify” schools in
Suspected jihadist recruitment network in Spain dismantled by police;
UK: Charity called “front” for Islamic extremists gets £70,000 in state funding;
US: Air Force Academy removes Bible verse from cadet's whiteboard;
“Hate sermons” broadcast to Middle East from UK-based TV channel.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #134
British Muslims report would-be jihadist family and friends to
Al-Qaeda launches new magazine aimed at Western jihadis;
US: Memorial cross for Christian teen taken down after atheist complaint;
UK: Parents condemn schools’ decision to ban pork, introduce halal meat;
UK: Terror plotter employed at school targeted by Islamic radicals.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #133
UK: Plans for Islamic “takeover” of Birmingham schools
US military hires Muslim chaplains endorsed by extremist group;
Ex al-Qaeda member warns UK over Syria radicalisation threat;
Video: “Culture war over Islam” in Belgium as Muslim population grows.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #132
UK: Lee Rigby killers jailed for murder, defiant in court;
Islam is Ireland’s fastest-growing religion;
Italy pursues Islamic finance, economic links with Gulf states;
UK: Terror suspect given £1m compensation arrested over Syria jihad;
US: Jihadist enclave in Texas part of network of 22 Islamic “villages” – report.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #131
UK: Extremists in Syria vow to bring terror home to UK;
Judge bans Muslim Patrol vigilantes from promoting sharia law in Britain;
Germany aiming to become more Muslim-friendly;
Extremist Islamic preachers promoting gender segregation at UK universities;
UK: Children and parents “unaware of Bible stories”;
CANADA: Cleric behind mosque’s proposed condo project probed for hate crimes.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #130
UK: Government extends mortgage scheme to Islamic finance;
NL: Moroccan woman receives death threats over Rotterdam wine bar;
ITALY: Over a third of prisoners from Muslim-majority countries;
AUS: Imam charged for conducting child bride “marriage” in Sydney;
CANADA: Non-Muslim kicked off uni course that teaches Islamic preaching;
UK: Briton suspected in Syria jail suicide bomb attack.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #129
UK: Industry plans for greater transparency in halal
US: New York City schools to get Muslim holidays;
UK: Member of European Parliament criticised for endorsing Muslim charter;
US: Islamic group received thousands in farm subsidies, without growing crops.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #128
UK: Newtownabbey Theatre bans “blasphemous” Bible play;
UK: Lib Dem candidate threatened over Muhammad cartoon;
Japan embraces halal certification;
US: Defense department issues new rights for Muslim and Sikh personnel;
UK: Muslim woman refuses to remove niqab to give evidence in court;
UK: London women charged with terror offences related to Syrian conflict.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #127
USA: Muslim Brotherhood given security bypass at JFK
France: Schoolboys fight for al-Qaeda in Syria;
Belgium: Video bomb threat stokes fears of attacks by Syria fighters;
UK: “Community justice” creates no-go zones for police;
UK: Atheist Afghan granted religious asylum in Britain.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #126
UK: Ten per cent of infants in England and Wales are
AUS: Sydney couple killed in Syria
UK: Muslim-only cemetery planned for Midlands
US: Ex-soldier who tried to help militant Islamist group al-Shabaab jailed
AUS: Man accused of delivering extremist lectures in Melbourne and Sydney
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #125
UK: Jailed Islamic terrorists refuse to change beliefs;
US: Group plans Satan statue for public monument;
Germany: Islam lessons introduced in state schools;
US: School board reverses decision to charge Christian children’s club;
UK: Cousin of honour killing victim jailed for eight years.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #124
Christianity beginning “to disappear” in its birthplace, warns
Prince of Wales;
UK: How killers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale became ultra-violent radicals;
UK: Extremists threaten Muslim proprietors with 40 lashes over alcohol sale;
UK: Universities body withdraws guidance over gender segregation in lectures and debates.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #123
US and UK suspend aid to Syrian rebels after Islamist fighters
seize weapons stores;
UK: “Muslim Patrol” vigilantes jailed for attempts to impose sharia in London;
Video: London moves to become Western hub of Islamic finance;
British jihadist funded Syria trip by mugging Londoners;
Belgium moves step closer to child euthanasia.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #122
UK: Parliament holds debate on global persecution of
UK: Lee Rigby murder suspect told police: I am a “soldier of Allah”;
Terrorist attack in Europe by jihadist fighters from Syria “almost inevitable”;
Britain still a “Christian country”, says Communities Secretary;
France: Landmark court ruling on wearing hijab in private workplaces;
US: Kansas school bans student flier containing Bible verses.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #121
Norway: Newsreader banned from wearing cross on air;
UK: Parents told young children must attend Islam workshop or be labelled racist;
British and US citizens fighting with Islamic militants in Syria ;
US may have let dozens of terrorists into country as refugees;
UK: Terror-link group held meetings at Houses of Parliament.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #120
UK: Terrorist group claims Birmingham is top recruitment
UK: British girls sent to Kashmir for forced weddings;
UK: Christian coronations of future monarchs face legal challenge;
Greece: Taxpayer-funded mosque planned in Athens;
UK: Christian street preachers could be gagged by “antisocial behavior” law.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #119
UK: Islamic converts threatened to “kill non-believers” in
US: University official orders student to remove cross necklace;
US: New Jersey school lifts ban on Christmas carols;
AUS: WA parliament passes new burqa law;
Canada: Government tables controversial bill to restrict religious clothing.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #118
UK: Male terror suspect escapes police by dressing in
UK: Government plans to introduce sharia-compliant student loans;
UK: Bishop fears sharia bonds pave way for more Islamic law;
US: Parents slam pro-Islam slant in Florida school textbook;
UK: British girl, 14, forced “at gunpoint” to marry man in Pakistan;
NL: Pamphlet by Islamic University dean upholds stoning.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #117
UK: Britain to become first non-Muslim country to launch sharia
South African radio station fined for references to Islam;
Australia has “by far largest number” of Western fighters in Syria;
UK: Most Britons want full face veils banned in all public places.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #116
UK: Prison inmates bullied into converting to Islam;
UK: Prominent British Muslims under police protection after al-Shabaab threats;
UK: Who are the British jihadists in Syria?;
UK: Flu vaccine scheme halted over fears of Muslim parents;
US: Restrictions on celebrating Christmas in public schools lifted in Missouri.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #115
UK: Magistrates consider banishing the Bible from court over
fears witnesses and defendants no longer take the oath seriously
UK: Britain in danger of becoming “anti-Christian”;
US: Florida city in legal battle over official seal;
US: Teacher bullies student for saying Bible is “non-fiction” ;
UK: Islamist terror plot to target Britain foiled.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #114
UK: Imams agree to perform underage marriages;
US: Young men still leaving Minneapolis to join al-Shabaab;
Russia: Muslims in Moscow warned not to sacrifice animals in the street;
UK: University bans two speakers with radical views;
Canada: Saskatoon atheist pushes to ban prayer from public events despite City’s compromise.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #113
UK: Islamic school closed following “damning” Ofsted
Canada: Islamic group loses charitable status over alleged terrorism links;
UK: Muslim prisoners sue over “contaminated” halal pies;
Hong Kong: McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut reject halal request;
US: Students taken to mosque not church on world religions field trip;
Switzerland: Voters back ban on full-face veils in southern region.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #112
UK: Christian street preacher arrested in Scotland;
Denmark: Artist convicted of racism for comments about Muslim men;
US: Child banned from writing about God in school;
Germany: Home-schooled children seized by state returned to family;
UK: Non-Muslim teachers forced to wear hijab at Islamic school.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #111
Birmingham Metropolitan College drops ban on Muslim face
UK: Islamic schools making girls wear veils and burqas;
UK: London aims to lead Islamic finance in West;
US: Boston school recites Muslim poem instead of Pledge of Allegiance on 9/11 anniversary;
UK: British terrorist killed in Somalia.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #110
Germany: Islamists, including converts, join extremist attacks
against Christians in Syria;
US: FBI director worried Americans fighting in Syria could bring tactics home;
US: Obama addresses group identified as Muslim Brotherhood front;
Germany: Home-schooled children taken from parents in police raid;
US: Atheist group attempts to stop Pledge of Allegiance in schools.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #109
UK: Islamic TV channel fined for calling Muslims to murder
anyone disrespecting Muhammad;
Comment: Is a Muslim duty bound to murder anyone who insults the Prophet Muhammad?;
Sweden: Man prosecuted for disturbing mosque’s call to prayer;
US: Police shoot sword-wielding man after attack in name of Islam;
US: North Carolina passes bill prohibiting sharia.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #108
UK: Young black men converting to Islam and becoming
France: Convert brothers to Islam pursue jihad in Syria, one killed;
Denmark: Hospital admits secretly serving halal meat to all patients;
AUS: Outrage over compensation for prisoner served vegetarian instead of halal meals;
Belgian authorities strip jihadists in Syria of welfare benefits.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #107
UK: Government warns of forced marriage spike over school
Report: European governments subsidising Islamic degrees at leading universities;
UK: Loss of £480,000 British foreign aid to al-Qaeda “regrettable”, says minister;
Denmark: PM says Danes should go only so far to accommodate religious customs;
Denmark: Food Agency approves “non-halal” label.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #106
UK: Muslim prisoner numbers up 200% – report highlights
US states urge Supreme Court to allow prayer in government meetings;
AUS: Muslim cleric admits to sending hate letters;
International industry body launches manual for Islamic credit unions;
US: New Orleans lifts ban on night time street preaching.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #105
UK: Council defends decision to stock extremist books in
UK: School dinner lady sacked for serving pork to Muslim pupil;
Denmark: Two men assaulted for selling pork to kebab shops;
USA: Court order blocks cross display for public event;
UK: Government asks church to take over thousands of state schools.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #104
UK: Report reveals how British Muslim women are joining the
jihad in Syria;
Norwegian woman jailed after reporting rape in Dubai “pardoned”;
US: Atheists threaten to sue schools for refusing to ban Bible distributions;
Violence in France over Islamic veil ban;
UK: Government blocks Islamic free school following extremism claims.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #103
UK: Claims of radicalisation and forced conversions in British
Canada: Free-speech advocates hail removal of “hate speech” from human rights act;
US: Prison prayer gathering led to formation of Muslim gangs – warden;
UK: Schoolboy denied water to avoid offending Muslim children;
Ireland: Muslim prisoner sues for breach of religious rights.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #102
UK: Ramadan “call to prayer” begins on mainstream TV;
UK: Channel fined for Islamic scholar's “duty to kill” speech;
US: University tells student to remove cross necklace;
Canada: Police charge convert to Islam over Canada Day bomb plot;
UK: Syrian conflict putting al-Qaeda militants closer to Europe.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #101
UK: Muslim religious leaders condemn child sex grooming;
New EU guidelines on religious freedom welcomed;
Canada: Minority faiths on the rise as percentage of Christians falls;
Denmark charges 11 for funding Kurdish rebels;
US: McDonald's drop halal food after lawsuit.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #100
Italy: Intelligence monitoring “dozens” of radicalised Muslim
German mosque groups raising funds for Hezbollah;
German police foil Islamist terror plot;
US: Teacher sacked for giving Bible to student appeals;
US: FBI’s “Wanted” terrorists advert pulled after complaints.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #99
UK: Government ends funding for body that claimed “wave of
attacks” against Islam
Islamist terror suspect held in Italy;
Germany: Legal experts claim rise in court cases deferring to Islamic law;
Canada: Government to impose new labels on halal food.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #98
UK: Convert to Islam admits Prince Harry murder threat;
UK: Tony Blair urges honesty in facing “problem within Islam”;
Spain: Politician’s bodyguard attacked “in the name of Allah”;
US: Lebanese man jailed for Chicago plot;
US: High school students taught that terrorists driven by “low self-esteem”.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #97
UK: Universities “complacent” over Islamic radicals, government
UK: Prison staff on alert after attack on officer in wake of Woolwich murder;
France: Radical Muslim arrested over murder attempt on French soldier;
Sweden: Report claims riots are a predictable consequence of country's failed multiculturalism;
Australia: Halal introduced at Sydney and Melbourne fast-food chains;
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #96
UK: Woolwich terror murder bears hallmarks of al-Qaeda
UK: Christianity in Britain declining 50% faster than thought;
USA: Islamic body to complain after two Minnesota women jailed for funding jihad;
USA: North Carolina passes bill to prohibit Islamic law;
Spain: New law bans “Christmas” and “Easter” in Asturias region;
UK: New generation of Islamic radical speakers target UK universities.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #95
UK: Fear of racism in analysis of Oxford grooming case betrays
US: Cheerleaders win right to display Bible banners;
Germany: Demand for government to make "Islam equal to Christianity";
US: German home school family loses asylum case;
US: Muslim books put in libraries nationwide.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #94
US: Concern grows over pressure to restrict religious freedom in
US: City apologises to arrested evangelists;
Sweden: Court slashes sentence in “honour-killing” case;
UK: Birmingham "has become a byword for Islamic extremist terror";
Ireland: Muslim radical causes controversy after refusing to condemn Boston bombers.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #93
UK: Terror gang jailed for plotting suicide bombings in
US Administration accused of banning references to Islamic extremism;
Belgium: New legislation removes Christianity from public life;
US: Islamic radical threatens Virginian high school;
UK: Trio jailed for preparing acts of terrorism.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #92
Boston bomber reveals motive "to defend Islam from
Authorities investigate root of Boston bombers’ radicalisation;
Local mosque has historical link to extremism;
Canada: Two “religiously strict” men behind foiled al-Qaeda-supported plot to derail train;
Canada: Fourth high school graduate named in terrorism investigation;
UK may withdraw from European rights convention over Abu Qatada.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #91
Belgium: Six men arrested over jihadist recruitment;
UK: Campaigners call for more Muslim history in British education ;
Sweden: Mosque given permission to make public call to prayer;
Canada: Further revelations about radicalised converts from Ontario;
UK: Judge rules that terror suspect must be allowed “normal social life”.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #90
AUS: Qantas flight meals turns halal compliant;
UK: University students given booklet claiming "every Muslim should be a terrorist";
USA: Army labels evangelicals and Catholics as religious extremists;
UK: BBC documentary exposes how some sharia councils fail vulnerable women;
UK: MP calls on Justice Secretary to block new sharia panel in Bradford.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #89
Canadians linked to Algerian hostage siege;
Rep of Ireland: Council gives green light to €40m mega-mosque for capital;
USA: Son shoots dad dead after Easter service, claims it was “will of Allah”;
UK: Report claims terrorist threats are diversifying;
UK: BBC accused of provoking Christians with Easter documentary.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #88
UK: Parents protest as school turns halal-only
UK: Scottish government funds charity with suspected terrorist links
Sweden denies asylum to Iranian Christian converts facing persecution
US: Student free to invite classmates to church party, court rules
UK: Atheist church prepares to go global
Operation Nehemiah: News update #87
UK: Church in Aberdeen becomes first to share with
UK: Channel 4 in talks to broadcast Muslim prayers during Ramadan;
Holland: Dutch Government warns terror attack threat “substantial”;
UK: Three British men admit plotting terror attack on Wootton Bassett;
UK: Christian sues hotel over claim he was refused job based on faith;
Germany bans three “anti-democratic” Islamist groups.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #86
UK: City in fresh bid to become sharia finance hub;
Greece: Government to fund Athens mega-mosque;
France: Mother in court for sending toddler to school wearing terrorism shirt;
Spain: City's ban on Islamic veils overturned;
UK: Supermarkets agree to stock Christian Easter egg.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #85
AUS: Four men found guilty of sharia law whipping;
Al Qaeda releases glossy magazine on terrorism;
UK: Expelled university Christian Union given back its status:
USA: Bill seeks to add Bible classes to government school curriculum in North Carolina:
UK: Extremist’s teachings “still on YouTube”, MPs hear.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #84
Sweden: Authorities allow Islamic call to prayer from Stockholm
USA: Investigation launched after school children dress in burqas;
France: Church vandalised in Strasbourg;
UK: Prison inmates sue Government over halal meat;
UK: Parent calls to remove “religious observance” in non-denominational schools.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #83
UK: School dinner lady sacked for serving non-halal meat to
Spain: Moroccan children must stay Muslim – Spanish government embraces Islamist requirements for adoption;
US: Bill passed to allow federal aid for churches damaged by Hurricane Sandy;
US: Opposition to Ten Commandments monument dismissed by court:
UK: Birmingham men convicted of plotting major terrorist attack in Britain.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #82
UK: Ofcom brings cases against Islamic TV channels for preaching
hate and violence;
France: report highlights challenges posed by conversions to Islam;
Germany: fewer than one-fifth of population believe Islam is compatible with German culture;
Germany: Islamist threatens to attack Berlin and kill Angela Merkel;
UK: “atheist church” opens in London.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #81
UK: Muslim sex offender avoids jail because of his Islamic
UK: BBC censors “honour killing” play to avoid “misrepresenting” Muslim attitudes;
US: McDonald’s pays out $700k to Muslim community for false halal food;
US: Hurricane Sandy aid is not for damaged churches, secularists urge;
UK: Muslim patrols could become more prevalent and more violent, warns anti-extremist.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #80
UK: Islamic vigilantes “implementing Islam upon your own
US: Teacher in New Jersey suspended for lending Bible to student;
UK: Backlash over Radio 2 Sunday hymns show being switched to 6am slot;
UK: Neighbours “threatened and intimidated” by worshippers at mosque.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #79
UK: Christian BA employee wins case over right to display cross
AUSTRALIA: “Halal housing” project planned for Sydney suburb;
UK: Iraqi immigrant uses Islamic law to defend false benefit claims;
USA: American-born Taliban fighter wins prison prayer lawsuit;
AUSTRALIA: MP urges moderate Muslims to “slap down” extremist’s call for jihad.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #78
Canada: Report reveals radicalisation of Canadian Muslims at “a
large number of venues”;
UK: Girl Guides may drop reference to God from its oath;
UK: Removal of cross from Lancashire crematorium upsets mourners;
UK: Mother jailed for life for beating son to death for failing to memorise Quran.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #77
Germany: student’s tongue slashed for refusing to convert to
Sweden: Iranian Christian faces second deportation order;
AUS: “fatwa” against Christmas removed by Sydney mosque;
UK: Christians have no right to refuse to work on Sundays, rules judge.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #76
US government agency hears about marginalisation of Christians
in Western Europe;
Extremist preacher Abu Qatada moves into new £450,000 home in London;
German churches reinvigorated by converts from Iran;
Controversy over “halal homes” renovations in Holland;
Islamist group targets America’s banks with cyber-attacks.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #75
UK: Mother kills son over Quran studies;
UK: Census figures show fewer Christians, more atheists and Muslims;
Belgium: Brussels installs Islamic party members who want sharia;
US: Navy cancels Nativity over atheist complaint;
UK: NHS accused of funding radical Islamic TV station.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #74
UK: “Olympic” mega-mosque rejected by council; Belgians call for
removal of Muslim-friendly tree of lights; Daily Telegraph:
“Ordinary Britons are comfortable with Christianity. Teachers and
government aren't, though”; USA: Kansas town forced to remove cross
from its seal; UK: Protest over radical Muslim cleric’s appearance
at London university.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #73
Spectator: “Treating Islam with special reverence is cultural
suicide and just plain wrong”;
Sweden: New guidelines remove God from school advent services;
Denmark: Town’s Christmas displays cancelled after Muslim-majority vote;
USA: Atheists’ action prevents nativity display in Santa Monica.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #72
UK: Dossier reveals Abu Qatada’s orders to kill US and British
USA: Atheists lobby Obama to drop Bible and reference to God in presidential oath;
UK: MP criticised over comments on “sexist” Muslim culture;
AUS: Muslim schools accused of transferring government money to main Islamic Council;
UK: Christians “should not be afraid” to refer to their faith – new Archbishop.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #71
UK: Parliament set to tackle sharia courts;
UK: Cameron “fed up” as terror suspect Abu Qatada released on bail;
Sweden halts deporting Christian convert to Iran;
USA: Veterans resurrect Mojave Desert cross after decade-long dispute.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #70
UK: Mother on trial for killing seven-year-old who failed to
Germany: Merkel criticised for comments on Christianity;
UK: Churches not necessarily for public good, says charity watchdog;
UK: Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in new attack threat to Britain.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #69
British jihadist gang joked about driving around country as
Poll shows majority of French see Islam as too influential in society;
US: university airbrushes out Christian football fan group’s crosses.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #68
UK: Sharia courts “as consensual as rape”, House of Lords
UK: NHS doctor accused of Syria terror kidnapping;
AUS: Man lashed 40 times in sharia punishment.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #67
Europeans hoping to fight in Syria raise new fears;
Aussies “recruited for Syrian rebel jihad”;
US: Florida city drops case against family's home prayer meetings;
UK: Plymouth church told Remembrance service “too religious”;
UK: Thousands of women converting to Islam for love – The Spectator.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #66
UK: Mega-mosque four times the capacity of St. Paul’s Cathedral
planned for east London;
HSBC pulls sharia compliant products;
USA: “Year of the Bible” lawsuit dismissed by Pennsylvania judge.
Operation Nehemiah: News update #65
UK: Government awards grant to halal food park;
USA: Texas attorney general backs school cheerleaders' right to use Bible banners;
Ikea criticised for airbrushing women out of Saudi catalogue.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #64
The cost of allowing radical Muslim cleric to stay in Britain
for over ten years;
USA: Preaching banned on New Orleans’ street at night;
USA: Muslim convert threatens to bomb university over comment about Islam.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #63
UK: Christians arrested during pro-life protest are
AUS: Girl, 8, calls on Muslims to back jihad;
USA: Report highlights consistent pattern of hostility toward Christians.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #62
UK: Peer raises fears over UK charity's alleged links to Boko
Muslim mosque leader steps down over child bride scandal;
USA: Nashville Muslim woman accused of making terrorist threats toward co-workers
UK: Islam documentary TV screening cancelled due to threats
UK: Blackburn mosque teacher used torture techniques on pupils.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #61
UK: Govt lawyers tell Christians: “leave beliefs at home or get
UK: Human rights “agenda” is new totalitarianism, bishop warns judges;
UK: Muslim group to relaunch bid for Olympic “mega-mosque”.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #60
UK: South Wales Police deal with 41 cases of honour-based
UK: Disabled Muslim woman's forced marriage not valid in Britain, judge rules;
Norway: Muslim cleric calls for beheading of those who don’t fast during Ramadan;
UK: Security services “failing” to stop British jihadis heading to Syria;
US: Taliban fighter in landmark court case over religious rights in US prison.
Operation Nehemiah: News Update #59
The Future is Halal: BBC Radio 4 Report;
UK: British convert to Islam joins Syrian rebel front line;
US: Courthouse wins appeal over Ten Commandments display;
Germany: Ex-bin Laden bodyguard on German police watch list.