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Blair sister-in-law wants him tried for Iraq crimes

Former prime minister Tony Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth, a rights campaigner and Muslim convert, said on Wednesday that he should be tried for war crimes over the invasion of Iraq. Booth, the half-sister of Blair’s barrister wife Cherie, is in Malaysia for lectures organised by Viva Palestina, a British-based organisation…

Key House Republican: ’80 percent of mosques in this country are controlled by radical imams’

As the new House Homeland Security Committee chairman, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is busy preparing to hold hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims. But King wasn’t so busy that he couldn’t take a few minutes Tuesday to appear on a conservative radio show, and claim that four out of…

Obama cancels Sikh temple visit over ‘Muslim headscarf’ fears

NEW DELHI — US President Barack Obama has canceled a visit to a Sikh temple in India, sources said Wednesday, over apparent concerns that photos of him with his head covered would revive claims he is a Muslim. During his state visit to India early next month, Obama was scheduled…

Merkel says German multi-cultural society has failed

BERLIN — Germany’s attempt to create a multi-cultural society has failed completely, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, calling on the country’s immigrants to learn German and adopt Christian values. Merkel weighed in for the first time in a blistering debate sparked by a central bank board member saying…

Comic company launching ‘Silver Scorpion’, a disabled, Muslim superhero

Comic book fans will soon be getting their first glimpse at an unlikely new superhero — a Muslim boy in a wheelchair with superpowers. The new superhero is the brainchild of a group of disabled young Americans and Syrians who were brought together last month in Damascus by the Open…

GOP tea party backer defends Christine O’Donnell but…

Also, former O’Donnell aide ‘still believes’ Obama is ‘secret Muslim’ Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) supports Republican senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell but says she should explain herself to Delaware voters. The Associated Press reports, Rep. Mike Pence tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” any verdict on O’Donnell’s fitness to serve in the…

Church rebuffs military concerns on Quran burning

Fla. church rebuffs top US general’s concern that Quran burning will endanger troops A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Quran this weekend to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite a warning from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan…

Fox host: Cabbie stabbing ‘nothing to do with anti-Muslim sentiment’

One Fox News host may be in denial about the effects of rampant Islamophobia over the so-called “Ground Zero mosque.” While reporting on the stabbing of a Muslim New York City cab driver, Alisyn Camerota maintained anti-Islamic rhetoric had nothing to do with the crime. Michael Enright was charged Wednesday…

Imam’s wife: Mosque opposition like ‘metastasized anti-Semitism’

Lower Manhattan mosque part of ‘Americanization’ of Islam, Daisy Khan says The wife of the imam behind the Cordoba House Muslim community center in Manhattan says the opposition to its construction goes “beyond Islamophobia,” likening it to a “metastasized anti-Semitism.” “We are deeply concerned, because this is like a metastasized…

Fox News shareholder funded ‘Ground Zero mosque’ imam: report

The second largest shareholder in News Corp. — the parent company of Fox News — has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes linked to the imam planning to build a Muslim community center and mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan, says a report from Yahoo!News. According to the…

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