Citizen Times 25 January 2011
By Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin
Video: Interview with Ian Johnson about "A Mosque in Munich"
Ian Johnson. A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, The CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The subject of the mosque has currently taken the U.S. by storm with the central focal point on the Cordoba House at Ground Zero. We tend to equate mosques with churches and synagogues. This is not unusual especially since we find consolation in similarity, a collective group fantasy that three alleged Abrahamic faiths are alike claiming we are cousins, brothers or siblings. Yet the differences are vast.
A mosque is not at all like a church or a synagogue. If we look at the origins or etymology, "mosque” comes from the Arabic root meaning to prostrate, literally prostration, which is a submissively prone position. The mosque as a sacred place in time and space which is inextricably linked to and reinforces the image of Muslims, mainly male Muslims, bowing down during their prayers underscoring Islam’s core meaning of – not peace but submission. Unlike churches and synagogues, mosques function not only as a sacred place for worship but also as a beachhead as a source to claim territory and to do dawa, that is, to convert the non-Muslims in the new place where they are building the mosque to Islam.
dianawest 25 January 2011
By Diana West
In Denmark today, the state became the deadly and determined enemy of freedom. At the end of his day in court, Lars Hedegaard responded to the fallen state thus:
My counsel has instructed me that in cases brought under Article 266b, the only thing that determines whether one is convicted or not is a matter of the perceived insult whereas one is barred from proving the truth of the statement.
American Thinker 25 January 2011
By Andrew G. Bostom
The Kafka-esque trial proceedings against Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard today included a final statement by the defendant. Next Monday (January 31,2011) the (pre-ordained) verdict will be handed down.
Citizen Warrior 25 January 2011
WHEN SOMEONE you're talking to turns against the idea of criticizing Islam, switch to talking about Scientology.