Creators of US cartoon The Simpsons have given a nod of support to rivals at South Park whose recent episode depicting the prophet Mohammed was censored.
A Salon article inspires legislation to put an end to the brutal practice of female genital mutilation * No one wants to read about female genital mutilation. You don't seek out an article about the brutal practice
Family Security Matters 30 April 2010
By Steve Emerson
In the wake of controversy surrounding a death threat against the creators of the animated comedy South Park for depicting the prophet Muhammad dressed as a bear, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has made clear that its renewed effort to combat extremism is limited to countering its pick of "credible" extremists.
The Australian 27 April 2010
By Daniel Pipes
"NOTHING is more Western than hatred of the West." So writes French novelist and essayist Pascal Bruckner in his book La tyrannie de la penitence (2006), capably translated into English by Steven Rendall and recently published by Princeton University Press as The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism.
Human Events 27 April 2010
By Robert Spencer
Four incidents recently showed anew how keenly Islamic supremacists want to shut down the freedom of speech—and how eager many Americans are to accommodate them.
The most notorious incident was Comedy Central’s censorship of a "South Park” episode lampooning Islam’s prophet Muhammad. Even Bill O’Reilly faltered when presented with an opportunity to defend free speech, telling "South Park’s” creators: "I would’ve advised them not to do it. If somebody came to me and said, ‘Look, O’Reilly, I want to do a little satire of Muhammad on "The Factor,”’ I would say I don’t think so, because the risk is higher than the reward.”
Eurasia Review 27 April 2010
By Daniel Greenfield
When you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. And so liberals believe that the solution to every problem is more socialism. Americans often believe the solution to every problem is more democracy.
And Muslims believe that the solution to every problem is Islam. Combine the three, and you arrive at the inevitability of Sharia law in the West. As Muslims harness democratic pluralities in countries that have become socialist and thus less free, they will impose Islamic law.
Iranian student arrested and imprisoned for three years, because she refused to wear a Islamic head scarf.
After two years in prison Nazanin was then beaten and raped five times.
David Horowitz's NewsReal 27 April 2010
By Phyllis Chesler
All across Europe, government leaders are deciding whether to fine, restrict, or ban the Islamic veil. France’s Prime Minister Sarkozy wants a full ban—one that will also apply to Muslim tourists. Belgium wants one too—although it has been warned that doing so "will violate the rights of those who choose to wear the veil and do nothing to help those who are compelled to do so.”
After prominent Iranian cleric Kazem Sedighi said that women’s immodesty increases earthquakes, a Purdue University student named Jen McCreight created a Facebook event called "Boobquake,” calling for the women of the world to wear their most revealing outfits on Monday, April 26.