andrewbostom.org 30 January 2012
By Andrew Bostom
My colleagues Phyllis Chesler and Diana West have just written two important, complementary assessments which eviscerate journalist Deborah Scroggins’ recently published, Wanted Women: Faith, Lies and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui. Chesler and West mince no words in their discussions of Scroggins’ oeuvre, appropriately highlighting the book’s intellectually and morally cretinous argumentation.
Gates of Vienna 30 January 2012
By Nicolai Sennels
Nicolai Sennels’ latest essay has been published at Jihad Watch. Some excerpts are below:
British Freedom 30 January 2012
The British Freedom YouTube account has been suspended because it included Geert Wilder’s controversial film Fitna. British Freedom received the following message from YouTube:
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Allen West To Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman Schultz: "Get The Hell Out Of The United States of America”… "Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else,” he continued.
Hudson New York 30 January 2012
By Soeren Kern
Irish actor Liam Neeson says he is thinking about becoming a Muslim after undergoing a spiritual awakening in Turkey.
Neeson, who was born into a Roman Catholic family in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, told the London-based newspaper The Sun that he was impressed by the religious atmosphere in Istanbul while filming a movie in the city.
He said: "The [Islamic] call to prayer happens five times a day, and for the first week, it drives you crazy, and then it just gets into your spirit, and it's the most beautiful, beautiful thing. There are 4,000 mosques in the city. Some are just stunning, and it really makes me think about becoming a Muslim."
Jerusalem Post 30 January 2012
Turkish Foreign Ministry officials denied reports on Sunday that Turkey has promised to deliver Hamas $300 million in aid money to make up for shortfalls when Iran stopped funneling money last August, Turkish daily Today's Zaman reported.
worldandmedia.com 30 January 2012
6 February 2012
The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice.