Illegal structures: paradox of rule of law

The Express Tribune 15 December 2011
By Imtiaz Gul

In the maze of issues, most Pakistani politicians lose sight of some matters that are fundamental to the rule of law. The construction of illegal structures, such as mosques and seminaries, in the

 

A Hearty Welcome to Our New Swedish Readers

Gates of Vienna 15 December 2011

Earlier this evening (around 2pm our time) a documentary about the Transatlantic Counterjihad was aired by SVT, the Swedish state broadcaster. For an hour or so our blog experienced an enormous surge

 

Listen to Daniel Pipes and David Meir-Levi Discussing the "Invented People” on The Jamie Glazov Show

FrontPage Magazine 14 December 2011

Listen to the Jamie Glazov Show that aired on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at 8-9 pm Pacific (11-12 pm EST) on Blog Talk Radio. This week’s guests were:

Daniel Pipes, the president of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has written twelve books, including Militant Islam Reaches America. Visit his website at DanielPipes.org.

 

Islamic World Tells Clinton: Defamation of Islam Must be Prevented -- in America

American Thinker 14 December 2011
By Clare M. Lopez

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu to Washington this week, it is critical that Americans pay attention to what these two leaders intend to do. From 12 to 14 December 2011, working teams from the Department of State (DoS) and the OIC are going to discuss implementation mechanisms that could impose limits on freedom of speech and expression.

 

Al-Qaida Still Planning Attacks in Germany

Spiegel Online 14 December 2011
By Holger Stark

German authorities last week arrested a suspected terrorist thought to have links to al-Qaida. Even more concerning, he appears to have been pursuing attack plans despite the arrests of three of his

 

French mother, 32, set to become first woman to be jailed for wearing banned Islamic veil

Daily Mail 14 December 2011
By Peter Allen

A 32-year-old mother from France is set to become the first woman ever to be sent to prison for wearing an Islamic veil. Hind Ahmas refuses to accept the legitimacy of a Paris court which has

 

British Christians are making a stand against persecution

The Guardian 14 December 2011
By Andrew Brown

There was a remarkable debate in the House of Lords on Friday, which I don't think was widely reported. But it showed that Christians are coming together in a new way to try to influence foreign

 

Canada’s Ringing ‘No’ to the Niqab

FrontPage Magazine 14 December 2011
By Stephen Brown

The Canadian government of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper showed new immigrants that Canadian and Western values are paramount in Canada on Monday when it banned face coverings for Muslim

 

Muslim Prayer in School? Germany Says No

Huffington Post 14 December 2011
By Alexander Goerlach

"Christian pigs" is a favorite nickname of adolescent Muslims for their German neighbors and fellow students. The devaluation of, and distancing from, Christians is part of the standard repertoire of

 

Anti-Islam groups fights Fribourg ban

The Local 14 December 2011
By Meritxell Mir

The Swiss Movement against Islamisation (MOSC) has said it will appeal a Fribourg district court decision blocking it from setting up a stand in the western town. In October 2009, a few weeks

 

Turkey turns away from Europe

CBS News 14 December 2011
By Philip Terzian

One way to gauge the present state of European unity is to know that Turkey, which has energetically sought membership in the European Union for the past decade, is now having second thoughts about

 

Man jailed over extremist material

Bourne Local 14 December 2011

A university graduate from Birmingham who published extremist material found in possession of one of the 7/7 bombers has been jailed for three years. Ahmed Faraz, 32, an Islamic studies graduate,

 

Video: Stakelbeck on Terror: Arab Spring Turns Islamist Winter

Christian Broadcasting Network 14 December 2011
By Erick Stakelbeck

On this week's edition of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, CBN News analyzes the Muslim Brotherhood's recent success across the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the group's plans for global domination.

 

Washington's Rocket Bombs

Family Security Matters 14 December 2011
By Edward Cline

Think what you will about George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. After all, you might say, it was written by a lapsed Communist and veteran of the Spanish Civil War (fighting on the

 

Harvard Sells Out Free Speech to Islamic Supremacism

Human Events 14 December 2011
By Pamela Geller

Harvard University has dropped courses on economics taught by a Hindu professor, Subramanian Swamy, president of the Janata Party of India and a former Union Cabinet minister—not because they were

 

Dutch Jews, Muslims unite to defend ritual slaughter

Jerusalem Post 14 December 2011
By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

THE HAGUE – Hundreds of Jews and Muslims pleaded with Dutch senators in Amsterdam this week to reject legislation banning ritual slaughter. The Dutch Senate is scheduled to vote on the issue next

 

The Washington-"Moderate Islam” Alliance

Dissident Voice 14 December 2011
By James Petras

The dynamic of democratic, nationalist and class struggles throughout the Muslim world has set in motion a new constellation of alliances between the imperial West (US and European Union) and

 

Video: Islamic Extremists Call for Lesbian’s Death

Care2.com 14 December 2011
By Paul Canning

An Islamist group called for a Muslim lesbian author to be killed and invaded a discussion on Islam in Amsterdam last week. A December 8 debate, which included the Canadian Muslim lesbian author Irshad Manji and MP Tofik Dibi on a panel, was disrupted when extremists from the group Sharia4Belgium stormed the event, held at the De Balie theater in Amsterdam. The mob threw eggs and called for Manji’s neck to be broken.

 

Canada bars women in veil taking citizenship oath

IBNLive.com 14 December 2011

Toronto, Women aspiring for Canadian citizenship have been barred from wearing burqa or Islamic hijab when they take oath of citizenship, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said. The move

 

Cambridge University dons get advice on the intricacies of the handshake

Telegraph.co.uk 14 December 2011
By Richard Alleyne

The world renowned institution has sent out a directive to its admission tutors explaining that some people are culturally sensitive to the traditional style of greeting. They advise that

 

India: pastor who baptized Muslims appears before sharia court

Catholic Culture 14 December 2011

The All India Christian Council--an ecumenical organization that defends Christians’ religious freedom--is expressing concern about the implications of the arrest of Rev. C. M. Khanna, a Protestant

 

Beauty queen fined after pretending to be sister to police

Telegraph.co.uk 14 December 2011

Shanna Bukhari, 25, was pulled over while driving her family's red MG sports car earlier this year. She claimed to be her sister but was rumbled when an eagle-eyed police worker saw her picture in

 

CIA officers in Lebanon 'named by Hizbollah'

Telegraph.co.uk 14 December 2011
By Adrian Blomfield

A television station closely linked to the radical Shia movement, which is backed and funded by Iran and Syria, claimed that the covers of 10 CIA spies operating out of the US embassy in Beirut had

 

How NOT to oppose the Muslim veil

Vancouver Sun 14 December 2011
By Douglas Todd

One of the most popular arguments against Muslim women wearing face-covering veils in the West is that it’s a sign of female oppression. It’s a viewpoint that Canadian Immigration Minister Jason

 

Where’s the fatwa? Veena Malik strips, Pakistan yawns

Firstpost 14 December 2011
By Shivam Vij

The biggest shocker about the Veena Malik’s nude — more accurately, ‘implied nude’ – photographs in FHM India magazine has been the lack of shock in Pakistan. Media in India and the world over was

 

Jailed Hamas bomb maker eyes PA election run

Jerusalem Post 14 December 2011
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

Abdallah Barghouti, a Hamas bomb maker who is serving 67 life sentences for his role in the killing of dozens of Israelis, is planning to run in the next Palestinian parliamentary election, which is

 

Saudi woman executed for ‘witchcraft and sorcery’

South Asian News Agency 14 December 2011

RIYADH: A Saudi woman has been executed for practicing "witchcraft and sorcery” on Tuesday. A statement published by the state news agency said Amina bint Abdul Halim bin Salem Nasser was

 

• Pilots: Do not fly Turkish Airlines

EuropeNews 13 December 2011
By Nicolai Sennels

Thirteen non-Turkish Turkish Airlines pilots and even a Turkish Airlines safety consultant critizise the company as being dangerous to fly with because of incompetent Turkish pilots and because it does not follow safety procedures. The Danish news paper Politiken is in possession of internal reports mentioning a long list of mistakes made by Turkish Airlines pilots. "I would never let my wife and my children fly with Turkish Airlines," says one pilot. "It is a dangerous company." says another pilot.

 

Muslims Intimidate Their Way Across Europe

Hudson New York 13 December 2011
By Soeren Kern

A mob of some 20 Islamists stormed a debate in Amsterdam that was featuring two Muslim liberals, the Canadian writer and Muslim feminist Irshad Manji and the Dutch-Moroccan Green Left MP Tofik Dibi.

Muslim extremists belonging to the group Sharia4Belgium, which seeks to establish Islamic Sharia law across Europe, yelled "Allahu Akbar" ("Allah is Greater") and threatened to break Manji's neck. Waving an Islamist jihadist flag, they then demanded that Manji and Dibi be executed for apostasy.

 

What "Religion of Peace" Really Means

Citizen Warrior 13 December 2011

Malise Ruthven's book, A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America, seeks to understand the forces behind Islam's relentless encroachment. It is a difficult book to read, and yet parts of it clarified and illuminated Islam's prime directive better than anything I've ever read. And A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America is one of the very few books I've read that has no obvious ax to grind. Below are some selected quotes from the book:

As almost every account of Islam will explain, the word Islam (self-surrender) derives from the same root as salam (peace). In its self-definition Islam is primarily a "religion of peace." The problem consists not in the idea of peace as a good, but in the means deployed to achieve it. In the Quranic discourse, as in the legal formulations derived from the Quran and the Prophet's traditions, the very notion of peace is conditional on the acknowledgment of the Islamic idea of God.

 
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