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.
International Business Times 13 June 2012
By William Dove
Every time we have a major football competition like Euro 2012 or the World Cup, we have to put up with a lot of talk in the media about the British and English flags finally being "reclaimed from the far right".
Indeed one might even be tempted to think that between football tournaments (and Diamond Jubilees) the BNP holds the copyright to the British flag with the English Defence League more recently acquiring the rights to the Cross of St George.
A British diplomatic convoy was attacked in Benghazi on Monday, an embassy spokeswoman said, in the latest of a spate of attacks on foreign targets in the eastern Libyan city that some analysts blame on Islamist militants.
Citizen Warrior 13 June 2012
The following is a chapter of Islam 101:
The obvious response to this question is, "Well, what about them?" Violence committed in the name of other religions is logically unconnected to the question of whether Islam is violent. But, by mentioning the Crusades, the hope of the Islamic apologist is to draw attention away from Islamic violence and paint religions in general as morally equivalent.