Gates of Vienna 15 June 2012
The Spanish security services are concerned by a dramatic increase in the activities of Salafist jihad groups in Spain. More and more mosques are being taken over by Islamic zealots with connections to Al Qaeda and other dangerous terrorist groups in North Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere.
And remember, these are the "moderates" with whom the world is demanding that Israel negotiate -- i.e., to whom the world is demanding that Israel make concessions. "Suicide terrorists are 'greatest role models,' says EU-funded NGO for youth on PA TV," by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, June 11:
Pro Europa 15 June 2012
By Mehdi Hasan
Which country in the world currently imprisons more journalists than any other? The People's Republic of China? Nope. Iran? Wrong again. The rather depressing answer is the Republic of Turkey, where nearly 100 journalists are behind bars, according to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Yes, that's right: modern, secular, western-oriented Turkey, with its democratically elected government, has locked away more members of the press than China and Iran combined.
Family Security Matters 15 June 2012
By DEBORAH WEISS
The Department of Justice and the FBI are revising their counterterrorism training material to remove "inaccurate and biased information" at the direction of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and FBI Director Robert S. Mueller. The Department of Homeland Security, which uses the most funding for counterterrorism training, recently issued new guidelines on "countering violent extremism." Why the sudden need for drastic change?
danielpipes.org 14 June 2012
By Daniel Pipes
Apologies for only learning of Jerusalem in the Qur'an by Imran N. Hosein, 2d ed. abridged (Long Island, New York: Masjid Dar-Al-Qur'an, 2003) nearly a decade after its publication, but it nonetheless bears notice, for two main reasons.
The Prime Minister announces the criminalisation of forced marriages, saying they have been accepted as cultural practices for too long. The practice of making someone to get married against their will is not currently illegal in Britain.