The Phyllis Chesler Organization 5 October 2011
I love Muslim and ex-Muslim feminist women. They are so earthy, womanly, passionate, knowledgeable, beautiful, and eloquent — so emotionally present, so incredibly brave. Smitten? I guess I am, I always have been — ever since I began moving in Muslim circles 50 years ago.
Take Tunisia's minister for women's affairs. Amidst the mayhem and madness, Lilia Labidi just up and walked out of the United Nations meeting. Unlike Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was "waxing enthusiastic about the success of the Arab uprisings," Labidi's "giddy exposure to the UN rapidly dissipated. Her own appeal to the gathering (of powerful women presidents and secretary of states) for help in consolidating gains for women in Tunisia elicited little reaction."
On this week's Stakelbeck on Terror show, CBN News sits down with terrorism expert Daveed Gartenstein-Ross. He says America is losing the war on terror. Find out why. We also look at the growth of radical Islam in Norway.
If Germany left the Eurozone, then Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the others would be in balance, the Euro would fall to its real value and the German Mark would be re-established as a stronger currency alongside the British Pound.
Or is there something that I don't understand?
Conservatives in Manchester 2011: Former muslim extremist tells of shock when friends carried out Glasgow Airport attack
DETROIT – A Nigerian man accused of trying to bring down an international jetliner with a bomb in his underwear walked into the start of his federal trial Tuesday and declared that a radical Islamic cleric killed by the U.S. military is alive.
Open Europe 4 October 2011
Open Europe yesterday hosted a panel debate at the 2011 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, discussing the coalition Government’s record on EU policy. Speaking at the event, Dr Kay Swinburne MEP warned of the climate of "hostility” towards the UK in Brussels, arguing that the Government should focus its efforts on increasing the number of British civil servants in the European Commission, which is in charge of drafting EU legislation. She also suggested that the Government should have "killed off” plans for an EU-wide financial transactions tax earlier, noting that EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta had "already started work” on presenting the FTT as a valued added tax (VAT) – which could be imposed without a unanimous vote and therefore strip Britain of its right to veto.
Middle East Forum 4 October 2011
By Raymond Ibrahim
Finding and connecting similar patterns of behavior throughout Islamic history is one of the most objective ways of determining whether something is or is not part of Muslim civilization.
Consider the issue of forced conversion in Islam, a phenomenon that has a long history with ample precedents. Indeed, from its inception, most of those who embraced Islam did so under duress, beginning with the Ridda wars and during the age of conquests, and to escape dhimmi status. This is a simple fact.