Some young Swiss converts to Islam are a potential threat to the country’s security, according to the head of the Migration Office. Alard du Bois-Reymond was speaking about the Central Islamic Council
For Siraj Wahhaj, a New York-based radical imam, it is a time of recovery. Just as good medicine has improved his health, bad journalism is helping to improve his image.
Wahhaj appeared in Philadelphia last month to announce the creation of a network of free health clinics, citing inspiration from a recent cancer diagnosis and the ensuing treatment. A laudable project? Perhaps. But it is no excuse to whitewash his terrorist connections and Islamist views.
Islamist Watch Blog 19 April 2010
By Aaron Eitan Meyer
On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review Homaidan Ali Al-Turki's conviction on charges of forced slavery and sexual abuse.
But the story here is not the criminal behavior of Al-Turki or even a growing number of similar cases of domestic slavery. It is the brazen attempt by the Saudi government to hinder U.S. law enforcement by positing Al-Turki, absurdly, as the victim of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias.
Sappho 18 April 2010
Some Americans have been aware of the fact that 15 of the 19 terrorists involved in the September 11, 2001 attack were Saudis. As stated in July 2002 private briefing by a Rand Corporation analyst – not representing the official views of Rand – this was “not a coincidence”.
EDLMedia 18 April 2010
The English Defence League will rally in Aylesbury, May 1st, to help recreate British solidarity for our history, values and legal traditions. We stand as one against tyranny, fascism and Islamic extremism with it's sharia legal system which oppresses women and undoes a millenium of British human rights gains. Feel free to join.
Pajamas Media 16 April 2010
By Raymond Ibrahim
If the same exact criticisms being made against Islam today were also made centuries ago, is it reasonable to automatically dismiss them all as "Islamophobic” — that is, as "unfounded fear of and hostility towards Islam,” as the Council on American Islamic Relations would have it?
This is the question I often ask myself whenever I read pre-modern writings on Islam. Take that elementary schoolbook hero, Marco Polo and his famous memoirs, for example. By today’s standards, the 13th century Venetian merchant would be denounced as a rabid "Islamophobe.” For me, however, his writings contain a far more important lesson — one in continuity — and deserve closer scrutiny.