Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam and his intelligence chief, Abdullah Senussi, were accused of crimes against humanity by the chief prosecutor for the international criminal court, who called for their arrest for orchestrating a campaign of mass murder against Libyan pro-democracy protesters.
Kurds clash with police during protests after Turkish forces killed 12 Kurd fighters crossing from Iraq.
The exiled Muslim Brotherhood of Syria, the only antiretime group to ever seriously challenge the Assad government, said it was trying to take a larger role in organizing the disparate opposition as Syria's street protests appear to wane.
Family Security Matters 16 May 2011
By Andrew Bostom
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders gave a speech last evening in Nashville at the Cornerstone Church, reproduced, below.
James Freeman Clarke (1810-1888), was an American theologian, philosopher, author, and abolitionist. He also became one of the first American scholars to study and write about Eastern religions, including, notably, Islam. Freeman Clarke’s 1883 "Ten Great Religions,” includes this remarkably compendious assessment of Islam—a most fitting introduction to Wilders speech:
Canada Free Press 16 May 2011
By Daniel Greenfield
No sooner does a Yemeni Muslim begin hammering on the cockpit door shouting "Allahu Akbar”, then the media speculates that he must have gotten confused looking for the bathroom. And on September 11, four groups of Muslim men with boxcutters got confused looking for the nearest post office.
Gates of Vienna 16 May 2011
So many new articles about the Mediterranean refugee crisis have fallen into my hands that it will require a large post to cover everything. To begin with, here are the three most recent stories, which are quite interesting — and a bit peculiar.
The Italian interior minister says that the repatriation agreement with Tunisia is working. I’m not entirely certain what he means by "working” — it isn’t functional by any standard measure. Perhaps he is simply saying that it is unfolding according to plan, which may well be true:
American Thinker 16 May 2011
By Andrew G. Bostom
According to the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida indictment of Imam Hafiz Muhammad Sher Ali Khan, law enforcement agents recorded a series of phone calls in 2009 and 2010 during which the elder Khan -- between numerous transfers of money for the Taliban -- called for an attack on the Pakistani Assembly. It was to be patterned after the September 2008 bombing of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, which killed 52 while wounding more than 250. Khan further advocated for the overall destruction of the Pakistani government through violent revolution, citing Iran as precedent; expressed his desire to see full implementation of the totalitarian Sharia (governance by Islamic Law, alone) in Pakistan; and, after hearing about a deadly attack on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan which killed seven, declared a wish that Allah murder fifty thousand more.
"Norwegian blondes dye their hair dark to avoid Muslim harassment” Norwegian MP -Tybring-Gjedde: Revolutionaries in Times of Universal Deceit: