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by Soeren Kern
"When I thought about obeying Allah I thought maybe it is possible to kill a man by driving into him. ... May Allah forgive me if I acted in a way that is displeasing to him." — Michael Adebolajo, defendant in the murder trial of Drummer Lee Rigby
Adebolajo said there was an ongoing "war between Muslims and the British people" and he was a "soldier of Allah."
by Mudar Zahran
In a recent visit to Jerusalem, where I visited and prayed at Al-Aqsa, it occurred to me that perhaps we, the Arabs and Muslims, are the ones causing harm to Al-Aqsa, and not, as we claim, the Jews.
"You see these scaffoldings? They [the officials] put them up to claim maintenance work is being done in order to beg donors for money. These scaffoldings have been here for years with nothing done....The sheikh here just takes photos of them to show to donors. Look at the donation boxes here; they collect an average of one million shekels ($284,000) per month. We have no idea where that money goes...The poor and the needy never see any of it." — Members of the Muslim security staff of Al-Aqsa Mosque
by Yaakov Lappin
Israeli military planners say the Syrian arena has become intrinsically linked to Lebanon.
Commanders are telling their units that war could erupt -- swiftly and unpredictably -- tomorrow, and to make all necessary preparations.
Counteracting the explosive situation, no side in Syria is keen on opening a front with Israel and facing the IDF's firepower.
by Soeren Kern
The law [banning the veil] also liberates women because the wearing of veils "is totally incompatible with the very idea of equality," according to Annie Sugier, head of the International League for Women's Rights.
"[H]er aim is not to annoy others but to feel at inner peace with herself." — Part of Court's summary of the case.
The court has deemed the case to so important that it has taken the unusual step of referring it to the Grand Chamber, the Court's highest chamber.
by Khaled Abu Toameh
The arrest of businessman Mohamed Al Sabawi is seen as part of a campaign by the Palestinian Authority to intimidate and extort money from prominent and wealthy businessmen who seek to help strengthen the Palestinian economy. The case of Al Sabawi will undoubtedly scare potential investors and convince them that investing in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities is a bad idea.
A Palestinian Authority security official said that the arrest was a "routine legal procedure" against an investor suspected of slander and obstructing the work of police officers.