Human Events 13 April 2010
By Robert Spencer
Jews worldwide are more imperiled than they have been for decades. A new study shows that worldwide incidents of anti-Semitism, from vandalism to arson and beatings, were twice as frequent in 2009 as they were in 2008.
The study, released last Sunday by Tel Aviv University’s Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism, records that anti-Semitic incidents reached their highest level last year since the university started keeping these records in the 1980s.
Gates of Vienna 13 April 2010
By Baron Bodissey
Most Westerners, myself included, know little about Albania. Over the last few years I’ve picked up a few tidbits of knowledge, but Albania is still largely terra incognita for me.
When I posted the Albanian translation of Geert Wilders’ speech the other day, I mentioned that many Albanians who are officially Muslims consider themselves Christians, and that the tradition has been passed down secretly within the families for centuries, but I didn’t realize how extensive this phenomenon was.
Brussels Journal 12 April 2010
As Bat Ye’or showed in Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis and I elaborated in my own book Defeating Eurabia, Eurabia was born when Western European leaders abandoned their pro-Israeli stance due to Arab threats in the 1970s.
This should serve as a reminder of how closely the fate of Europe is tied to that of Israel. Three years ago I wrote the essay Why Europeans Should Support Israel. As I stated there, "Bat Ye’or’s predictions about Arab anti-Semitism spreading in Europe as the continent’s Islamization and descent into Eurabia continues have so far proved depressingly accurate.
FrontPage Magazine 12 April 2010
By David Solway
Islamic apologist Tariq Ramadan has returned to the U.S., the ban against his entry to the country, issued under the Patriot Act, having been lifted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
After addressing audiences in New York, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, he will revisit Canada where he will speak at the Palais de Congrès in Montreal. The question is: What is he really up to? Ramadan is used to meeting with rock star type adulation, but a skeptical attitude may be rather more appropriate.
AmilImani.com 12 April 2010
By Amil Imani
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.” Sir Winston Churchill- The River War 1899
Center for Security Policy 12 April 2010
By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
For the first time in its history, the United States is trying to wage and win a war without accurately identifying the enemy or its motivations for seeking to destroy us. That oversight defies both common sense and past military experience, and it disarms us in what may be the most decisive theater of this conflict: the battle of ideas.
Such a breakdown may seem incredible to veterans of past military conflicts. Imagine fighting World War II without clarity about Nazism and fascism, or the Cold War without an appreciation of Soviet communism and the threat it posed.
Shamed former Wigan star Marlon King converts to Islam in prison and names himself after 'hero' Abu Hamza
Milli Görüs, is essentially an Ottoman-islamic movement inspired by Necmettin Erbakans writings. The political parties propagating his views were often banned because they violated Turkey’s secularist legislation.
Following the ban of the Virtue Party (FP) the movement split up in the Felicity Party representing Erbakan’s old guard, and the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) led by younger and more pragmatic politicians around Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
American Thinker 12 April 2010
By Janet Levy
Al-Yahud: Eternal Islamic Enmity & The Jews, By Elias Al-Maqdisi and Sam Solomon, ANM Publishers, 2010, 216 pp., $17.05
Islam is the only major religion in the world that does not adhere to the Golden Rule to "love they neighbor as thyself" or "do unto others what you would have others do unto you." Instead, the Koran exhorts Muslim to "slay the unbelievers wherever they find them," "not take non-Muslims for friends" and "when ye meet unbelievers, smite at their necks." Mohammed, whose very actions define morality for Muslims, encouraged his followers to deceive kuffars, or non-believers. Islamic doctrine explicitly supports the killing, insulting, torturing, robbing, beheading, enslaving, pillorying, and raping of non-Muslims.
ICLA 11 April 2010
Following the overwhelming success of the London demonstration in support of Geert Wilders that was organised by the English Defence League, Pax Europa Citizen Initiative and the Berlin PI Group have organised the 17 April Berlin demonstration.
Picture of Geert Wilders courtesy Politically Incorrect.
EuropeNews 10 April 2010
By Nicolai Sennels
It is important to remember that criticism of Islam is not only “counter-action” in response! It is essential to contemplate this as part of a much larger picture, and also as an expression of love.
Yes. We oppose the oppression of women everywhere. Yes. We, fearlessly, stand up against all enemies of freedom and democracy. Yes. We are against any cold, multi-cultural society where a basis for the sense of community - our common culture - is lost, and instead, leaving in its wake, no more than a babel of confusion and social unrest.
Islamist Watch Blog 9 April 2010
By David J. Rusin
Tariq Ramadan, Europe's slickest Islamist, is set to appear in the United States for the first time since the Obama administration lifted a six-year-old entrance ban — imposed not to muzzle speech, as is often claimed, but because of donations he had sent to Hamas-funding charities.
His welcome-back gig is Secularism, Islam, and Democracy: Muslims in Europe and the West, a four-way panel discussion at New York City's Cooper Union on Thursday, April 8. The event purports to explore questions about "a clash of values between secularism and Islam and between freedom of expression and freedom of religion." Important issues. Yet beyond George Packer, a generally fair-minded New Yorker columnist, the panel is stacked with radicals and their friends: