Bridge for sale: Muslim Brotherhood assures German foreign minister it is committed to peace with Israel
FrontPage Magazine 2 February 2012
By Bruce Bawer
Last month, after the Costa Concordia fiasco in Livorno, Gregoria De Falco – the port official who ordered the cartoonishly cowardly captain, Francesco Schettino, to get back on his ship and aid in the rescue effort – became an instant hero. But De Falco’s wife dissented, saying it was "ridiculous” to call her husband a hero. "The worrying thing,” she said, "is that people like my husband who simply do their duty every day, immediately become idols, personalities, heroes in this country. That is not normal.
Family Security Matters 2 February 2012
By Diana West
Eight years and three months ago, I wrote a column inspired by the furor over statements by General William Boykin attesting to the religious dimension of the so-called war on terror. The thought that there might be a religious dimension to Islamic terrorism is, absurdly and disastrously, the Big No-No-No of our age (as noted once or twice in my body of work). That a devout Christian might appreciate the religious dimension of Islamic terrorism and express it in Christian terms is similarly verboten.
Canada Free Press 2 February 2012
By Daniel Greenfield
If you were to suggest in a public forum that just possibly Israel’s failure to reach a peace agreement with a terrorist organization, run by kleptomaniacs and homicidal maniacs, which still continues to applaud the murder of Israeli children, might possibly be due to the terrorists and not because of Israel, then, according to the consensus of the left, you are an Israel Firster.
Students of Montclair State's LGBT community gathered Wednesday after three incidents of threatening messages against gays on campus. Last Thursday, a slur was scrawled on the wall of the LGBT office. On Friday, a note was passed under the office door. And on Monday, a message was written on a bathroom wall saying that on February 7, gays "will die."
Jerusalem Post 2 February 2012
By ISI LEIBLER
We are told, day after day, that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a genuine moderate committed to achieving a peace settlement with Israel. In addition to the international community, even some Israelis – admittedly a dwindling minority – also chant this mantra.