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  • Egyptian minister quotes Sunni text on killing Jews

    April 5, 2013 | 8:45 am

    Egypt’s minister of religious endowments quoted an Islamic Sunni verse about killing Jews.

    The interview with Talaat Mohamed Afifi Salem was aired last month on Sada Al-Balad TV on March 14, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute.

    Asked by...

  • Living in a mash, not a ‘clash,’ of civilizations

    September 27, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. The riots and Iranian fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, which forced the British-Kashmiri author into hiding for 13 years, can only be described as tragic — for him and for the cause of...

  • Ahmadinejad calls ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film an Israeli plot

    September 21, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday produced another anti-Israel conspiracy theory by saying the film “Innocence of Muslims,” which has been linked to protests throughout the Arab world, was a plot by the Jewish state to “divide [Muslims] and spark sectarian conflict,”...

  • Germany wants to ban screening of anti-Muslim movie in Berlin

    September 19, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    The German government wants to ban a right-wing group from showing the controversial anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" in the nation's capital.

    The right-populist Burgerbewegung pro Deutschland, which reportedly has only a few hundred members, claims it has a full-length...

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  • Sam I am ... not

    By Rob Eshman

    September 19, 2012 | 11:12 am

    We now know that “Sam Bacile” is not a Jewish filmmaker.

    The name, according to the most recent media reports, is a pseudonym for a Coptic Christian man who lives in Cerritos, and he is definitely no filmmaker.

    But when “Bacile’s” short film, “The Innocence of Muslims,” spurred...

  • French Jewish communities condemn Muhammad cartoons

    September 19, 2012 | 9:21 am

    The president of the representative body of France's Jewish communities has condemned the new publication of caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

    The publication Wednesday of the caricatures in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo  "in the current context" is "irresponsible,"...

  • Afghan militants say deadly blast was revenge for film

    September 18, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    Afghan militants claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a suicide bomb attack on a minivan carrying foreign workers that killed 12 people saying it was retaliation for a film mocking the Prophet Mohammad.

    A short film made with private funds in the United States and posted on the...

  • In anti-Islam movie furor, fears that a filmmaker’s lies have legs

    September 16, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    There was no Israeli-American real estate developer named Sam Bacile, and the 100 Jews he claimed had financed his anti-Islam film were fictitious as well.

    Both fabrications were offered to the media apparently to hide the true identity of the Egyptian Christian from Southern...

  • Anti-American fury sweeps Middle East over film

    September 14, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the Middle East after weekly prayers on Friday with protesters attacking U.S. embassies and burning American flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions.

    The obscure California-made film...

  • Iran’s supreme leader blames ‘evil Zionists’ for anti-Islam film

    September 14, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed “evil Zionists” and the U.S. government for the anti-Islam film that has sparked violent protests in Muslim countries.

    In a statement issued Thursday, Khamenei said that the film “showed the fury of the evil Zionists at the...

  • Egyptians clash with police near U.S. embassy

    September 14, 2012 | 8:50 am

    Egyptians angry at a film they said was blasphemous to Islam clashed on Friday in Cairo for a third day with police who blocked the way to the U.S. embassy, where demonstrators climbed the walls and tore down the American flag earlier this week.

    "God is Greatest" and "There is no...

  • Egypt security forces, protesters clash outside U.S. Embassy

    September 12, 2012 | 5:03 pm

    Security forces fired teargas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators near the U.S. embassy in Cairo late on Wednesday, some 24 hours after protesters scaled the walls and tore down the flag over a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

    State news agency MENA said some of those...

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