1. Chinese god statue covered after Muslims protest in Indonesian city
Amid concern of growing religious conservatism across Indonesia and an increase in anti-Chinese sentiment, a massive statue in East Java has been covered after protests from local Muslims.
The Kwan Sing Bio Chinese temple had existed without issue in the city of Tuban for generations, but the Muslim locals could not stand a 30-metre statue recently erected there.
A crane is used to cover the statue with a large sheet.
The brightly coloured statue of a Chinese god is thought to be the highest in South-East Asia and was difficult to cover even with the large white sheeting it now hides under.
2. Switzerland: Imam charged with incitement to murder
An Ethiopian imam of the now closed An’Nur mosque in Winterthur has been charged with inciting people to commit murder.
The Winterthur public prosecutor’s office said in a statement on Friday that the imam was charged on August 2nd with inciting the murder of non-practising Muslims.
He is also accused of having posted violent images of murders on Facebook and giving them to other people.
The imam has been under investigation since early November 2016 when police raided the An’Nur mosque after receiving evidence about a sermon given by the imam in which he called for the murder of Muslims who refused to take part in common prayer.
3. Ex-Muslims and a mosque clash over Islamic views on homosexuality
4. Swedish man argues with Muslim and Antifa apparently about immigration
5. Geert Wilders's new video about Islam and Mohammad
6. Muslims explain the expectation of 72 virgins for having died in jihad
7. German reporter faces backlash from government after exposing German collusion with media on immigration
Rejected contributions, boycott calls and a public letter refuting her words were some of the tactics freelance reporter Claudia Zimmermann faced after exposing her employer, German public broadcaster WDR, for sticking to pro-government narrative on migrant crisis.
Speaking to RT Deutsch, Zimmermann said she fell out of grace with the bosses of WRD, which is part of the ARD group of Germany’s regional public-service broadcasters, after she revealed the pressure on the employees to refrain from criticism of German Chancellor’s Angela Merkel controversial “open door” policy towards refugees.
‘We are a public broadcaster, we are paid with tax money and that means we interpret the government’s view and not that of the opposition,” Zimmermann said in an interview to Dutch radio station L1 Limburg in January 2016, adding that it was expected from WRD to cover Merkel’s migrant policy “in a more positive way."
8. Gunmen perched on mosque open fire as Marawi burns
"Terrorist snipers were captured on camera firing at state troops from atop a mosque in Marawi City Thursday, boosting reports that the extremists have been using the place of worship as camp.”
9. Christian Refugee Warns Austria Will Look Like Afghanistan in 20 Years
An Iraqi Christian refugee has warned lawmakers that Islamic asylum seekers want to take over Austrian society and without legal intervention, they could succeed in two decades.
The Iraqi Christian, using the pseudonym “Maria”, spoke to Austrian television this week describing her personal experiences with Muslim asylum seekers living in Austrian asylum homes where she volunteered as a counsellor.
According to Maria, who fled persecution in Iraq, many Muslim migrants talk to each other about eventually taking over the country, Kronen Zeitung reports.
10. Muslims at German Embassy in Greece carry signs with suspiciously Marxist messages