• Medieval Law - Germanic and Islamic Practices

EuropeNews 1 January 2012
By Fjordman

Professor Erik Anners, a Swedish historian of law, compares the legal profession to engineering and believes that law is the engineering of society. European legal history contains traces of both Greek and Mosaic law, which themselves carried some impressions of earlier civilizations, especially that of Mesopotamia. But European law was formed during the Middle Ages in a meeting between Roman law and other, especially Germanic, customs.

 

Culturally Enriched Domestic Violence in Oslo

Gates of Vienna 30 December 2011

Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends the following report about the disproportionate increase of domestic violence among the "New Norwegians” in Oslo. Stranger rape is no longer the only

 

Report: Al-Qaeda's former second banana sends veteran jihadists to establish presence in Libya

Jihad Watch 30 December 2011

They already have quite a few friends there. Along with the havoc they can wreak within Libya, it would be a handy forward operating base for striking in Europe, noting that one of the major figures

 

The Center for American Progress’ Jihad Against the Free World

FrontPage Magazine 30 December 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

The colors of the American flag are red, white and blue, but the colors of the Center for American Progress are red, white and green. Red for the left and green for Islam. The Center for American

 

L'Institut d'Egypte: In Memoriam

Family Security Matters 29 December 2011
By Daniel Pipes

Founded in 1798 by the scientists accompanying Napoleon on his invasion of Egypt and responsible for the monumental 20-volume Description de l’Égypte (1809–28), L’Institut d’Égypte was burned down on

 

Video: Stakelbeck on Terror: December 27, 2011

CBN News 29 December 2011
Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's special episode of Stakelbeck on Terror: a panel of experts examine the Muslim Brotherhood's growing power in 2011:

 

Muslim comics and documentary pushing Muslim Brotherhood-invented concept of "Islamophobia"

Jihad Watch 29 December 2011

No comedy show, no matter how clever or winning, is going to eradicate the suspicion that many Americans have of Muslims. This is because Americans are concerned about Islam not because of the work

 

Those Evil Crusades

Gates of Vienna 29 December 2011
By Anestos Canelides

As long as I can remember I have been told about the evils of the Crusades, and how wrong they were. One of the best articles I have ever read, one that really proves that much of what I was

 

Lessons on the Long Road to Hijab

FrontPage Magazine 29 December 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim

This caricature (above), which first appeared on CagleCartoons.com, has been making the rounds on the Arabic blogosphere, and points to how democratic elections are serving to Islamize Egypt: average

 

2011: The Islamic Supremacists Advance

Human Events 28 December 2011
By Robert Spencer

The cause of freedom is by no means dead, but 2011 was a banner year for Islamic jihadists and supremacists the world over. Their advance was swiftest and most significant in three areas: 1. The

 

State Department 'Panders' to Islamists on Free Speech

Family Security Matters 28 December 2011
By Steve Emerson

The Obama administration is drawing fire for yielding what critics see as a huge propaganda victory to Islamist regimes seeking to curb American speech deemed "offensive" to Muslims. The State

 

Hizballah Fundraising and Operations in the US and Latin America

Right Side News 28 December 2011

A series of recent law enforcement actions indicates the depth ofIranian-tied criminal activity in Mexico may be greater than previously known. In October, a Texas-car salesman was arrested in

 

Turkish Warships Shell Narrow Water Between Israeli, Cypriot Gas Fields

Hudson New York 28 December 2011

Cypriot President Demetris Christofias has warned Turkey to stop its warships shelling the strip of water dividing the Cypriot and Israeli gas exploration zones in the eastern

 

Video: Obama - The Anti-Israel President

youtube 28 December 2011
By David Horowitz Freedom Center

 

Top 12 Threats to Watch in 2012

Family Security Matters 28 December 2011
By Ryan Mauro

12. The Ron Paul Effect No, I’m not calling Ron Paul anti-American, but his views on national security and naive belief in the reasonableness of the Iranian regime do threaten our national

 

Happening Silently: Islam Aggressive Invasion of America

Right Side News 28 December 2011
By Eliana Benador

When Historians will look back to these times in the History of Contemporary America, they will certainly wonder, how come the Superpower of the World was conquered without a drop of blood running in

 

Video: Burning Museums and Beating up Young Girls

Gates of Vienna 28 December 2011

Those seem to be the favorite pastimes of military police and Salafist mobs in downtown Cairo these days.

Many thanks to Bear for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

 

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood: Hamas is "role model"

Jihad Watch 28 December 2011

Hamas' own charter describes itself as "one of the wings of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine." And Hamas is committed to the destruction of Israel. Some "role model" for the "moderate" and

 

Sharia in Action

Gates of Vienna 28 December 2011

This story from Britain is not brand new. It was published last Thursday, but between the attack on Tommy Robinson and the intervention of Christmas Winterval, I wasn’t able to give it the attention

 

Why Hamas Wants To Join the PLO

Hudson New York 28 December 2011
By Khaled Abu Toameh

Hamas's decision to join the PLO is seen by some Western analysts and governments as a sign that the Islamist movement is headed toward "moderation" and "pragmatism." But in 2012, if the agreement

 

Shock Horror: Saudi Textbooks Teach Islam!

FrontPage Magazine 28 December 2011
By Robert Spencer

Catherine Herridge of Fox News reported last week that "despite Saudi Arabia’s promises to clean up textbooks in the kingdom, recent editions continue to raise alarms in the West over jihadist

 

All-American Muslim?

FrontPage Magazine 28 December 2011
By Bruce Bawer

The other day I took note here of a recent New York Times feature in which several prominent figures from the worlds of law and religion were invited to answer the question: Is religious freedom in

 

Even Austrian Darkness Cannot Overcome the Light

CatholicCulture.org: Pray. Think. Act. 28 December 2011
By Dr. Jeff Mirus

In February of this year, an Austrian teacher, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, was found guilty of "denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion” because, during a seminar course on Islam, she stated that "Muhammed had a thing for little girls.” Sabaditsch-Wolff’s conviction was appealed, but it was upheld earlier this month.

 

"A Black Day for Austria"

Hudson New York 27 December 2011
By Soeren Kern

An Austrian appellate court has upheld the conviction of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife and anti-Jihad activist, for "denigrating religious beliefs" after giving a series of

 

Iran: Negotiating with the Devil

American Thinker 27 December 2011
By Amil Imani

Iran's mullahs have repeatedly indicated their willingness and ability to help restore order in Iraq, on the condition that the United States pack up and leave the region. And now that U.S. forces

 

Video: Islamists Bomb Nigerian Churches on Christmas Day - At Least 25 Dead

Human Events 27 December 2011
By Jim Hoft

Witnesses say at least 25 dead bodies removed from St. Theresa Church outside the Nigerian capital Abuja. There were four other attacks reported.

 

Egypt: Salafist party forms constitutional committee, says Sharia's "provisions," not just "principles" will be present in...

Jihad Watch 27 December 2011

Not that a constitution which is said to be merely inspired by Sharia's supremacist and authoritarian principles would be good news. But the Salafists, that supposed Tiny Minority of Extremists that

 

Muslim Terror for Christmas

FrontPage Magazine 27 December 2011
By Daniel Greenfield

Two years ago as two-hundred eighty-nine people sat on a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit studying their watches, flipping through their Kindles and hoping they would make it home in

 

Diplomatic Supping With Jihadist Devils

FrontPage Magazine 27 December 2011
By Bruce Thornton

While Western diplomats wring their hands over trivial insults to Islam, a slow-motion genocide of Christians has been unfolding in the Muslim world. The latest attack occurred on Christmas day in

 

• Denigrating Religious Stupidity

EuropeNews 25 Dec 2011
By Henrik R. Clausen

While I was working on a polite essay ”What is 'denigration', really?”, events overtook the intended polite and analytical approach. At an Austrian court, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff had her conviction for ”Denigrating the teachings of a recognized religion” upheld. The court deemed that her uttering ”an excess of opinion” about Muhammad having sex with minors, and that doing so was subject to a fine of 480 euros, alternatively 60 days in jail.

 
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