In an attempt to polish Islam's image, Muslim activists usually quote verses from the Quran that were written in the early days of the Islamic movement while Mohammed lived in Mecca.
Along with anti-semitism and incitement to violence against 'infidels', the sexual conduct of Muhammad is probably one of the most sensitive areas in Islam, one where 'insults' and 'being offended' can quickly intimidate timid writers and editors to avoid approaching the truth. These keywords are known from the Muhammad cartoons to constitute threats of severe violence, which nobody likes.
Now, to avoid being accused of 'bigotry', 'prejudice', 'Islamophobia' and other attitudes punishable under Sharia law or the tradition established by Islamic terrorists, no judgement on Islam or its founder Muhammad will be passed here. It is better to go straight to the source, the Islamic scripture, letting it tell as truthfully as possible what Muhammad said and did. Any judgement on the material below is thus left as an excercise for the reader.
Social aid to households unlikely to be used to support terrorist activities, says European court of justice. Restrictions on the payment of welfare benefits to wives of terror suspects imposed by Ed Balls
A conference at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on April 16, 2010, offered "Critical Perspectives on the Criminalization of Islamic Philanthropy in the War on Terror.” Co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, the Critical Race Studies Program, and the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law—and including speakers from UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES)—the conference proffered the usual apologist fare.
(Text for speech is here) New York City, on Apr 25, 2010, in front of the Israeli Consulate, over 2000 people came together in the rain (for three hours) to protest the outrageous treatment of Israel by Obama and his administration.
Rabbi Spero and Narain Kataria (Hindus & Sikhs) Stand With Israel (4-25-10)
How former Amnesty officer Gita Sahgal’s thorny opinions became too hard to defend. For nearly 50 years, Amnesty International has been a pre-eminent voice on behalf of victims of human rights abuses. Since
Having won a major victory over a radical Muslim group, a new initiative aimed at helping those interested in leaving Islam is moving forward.
Miami-Dade Transit recently reversed its decision to ban signs posted on its buses (see image to the left) that are part of a campaign called "Leaving Islam."
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Robert Buchar, an associate professor and author of the Cinematography Program at Columbia College in Chicago. A political refugee from former Czechoslovakia, he is the producer of the documentary, Velvet Hangover, which is about Czech New Wave filmmakers, how they survived the period of "normalization” and their reflections on the so-called Velvet Revolution of 1989.
EuropeNews 28 April 2010
By Henrik R Clausen
Greece is rightfully making headlines these days, hovering on the edge of what would be a quite embarrassing default – an open admission that the country will not be able to pay back its staggering debt.
While such an admission would cause turmoil, and probably a career change for several politicians, it remains the least harmful of available options.