Islam and the Greco-Roman Cultural Heritage

Gates of Vienna 19 November 2011
By Peder Jensen, a.k.a. Fjordman

The following essay by Fjordman was refused publication at the Norwegian newspaper VG. Many thanks to Cecilie for the English translation.

The original Norwegian version, which has also appeared at Snaphanen, is at the bottom of this post.

Islam and the Greco-Roman cultural heritage

Researcher Vidar Enebakk from the University of Oslo wrote an essay for VG this autumn regarding the articles I have published on the Internet about the history of science, from astronomy and geology to quantum physics. According to him, the range of my writings is impressive, their contents "frighteningly good.” This is of course nice to hear.


The ALAC petition: How’s your state doing?

Act! for America 18 November 2011

Thus far, approximately 33,000 people have added their names to the pledge of support to protect their state from sharia law. A good start, but we've got a ways to go.


The Dhimmi is Forbidden to Read the Koran

Political Islam 18 November 2011
By Bill Warner

If you are a student of Islam, then you might have gathered that Islam has a doctrine of eternal hatred of Kafirs and their civilization. A student of Islam might also gather that after a 1400 year history of hostilities, murder, rape and enslavement that Islam was at war with us. But, the White House, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, FBI and CIA have informed us that
this is not the case.


Muslim perpetrated rapes continue to be near daily occurrence in England

TheOPINIONATOR 18 November 2011

Even after the hiatus I've taken from this blog - a quick review of the current news finds rapes committed by muslim men continue to be a near everyday occurrence in England. Apparently the


The modern slave trade: Taken on holiday and forced to wed a stranger

Daily Mail 18 November 2011
By Sue Reid

When 13-year-old Sameem Ali was offered a reward for doing household chores — a holiday with her extended family on the other side of the world — she was overjoyed. Still a child, Sameem imagined


Norway terror suspect rejects al-Qaida link

CBS News 18 November 2011

OSLO, Norway — The accused ringleader of a terror plot in Norway has rejected charges that he conspired with al-Qaida to attack a Danish newspaper, saying he was planning a solo raid against the


Complaint against Wilders goes to UN

Radio Netherlands 18 November 2011

Three members of the Dutch-Moroccan community have made an official complaint to the United Nations Human Rights Committee against anti-Islam Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders. They accuse him of


Brighton sex attacker jailed after five-year hunt

The Argus 18 November 2011

A sex attacker has finally been jailed, five years after assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Sayed Noor, 30, assaulted his victim in Surrenden Road, Brighton, in 2006. The day after the assault his


Rotherham Honour Killing

British Freedom 18 November 2011

A court has heard that Islamist teenager Ashtiaq Asghar murdered 17-year-old Laura Wilson and dumped her body in a canal near Rotherham. Allegedly, the student was drawn into a trap by the father


‘Muslims need to assimilate into Europe’

DAWN.COM 18 November 2011
By Qasim Moini

KARACHI: European culture and Islamic culture have different ethos and both are bound to collide unless there is assimilation and compromise. Anwar Shaheen of the University of Karachi’s


UK border checks were relaxed at 28 ports and airports

BBC News 18 November 2011

A pilot scheme to reduce passport checks on some citizens of EU countries was used at 28 ports and airports, Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed. In response to written questions, Mrs May also


Security Clearance Pulled Due to Wife's Islamist Links

Islamist Watch Blog 18 November 2011
By David J. Rusin

A newly filed lawsuit claims that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), whose information products support U.S. security objectives, revoked the clearance of a budget analyst because his


Pope kisses Muslim Cleric: Shock 'Unhate' ad canned

RT 18 November 2011

The Vatican said it would take "the proper legal measures” to stop the use of a photo by the Italian fashion firm Benetton which shows the pope kissing a Muslim imam on the mouth. It was not yet


Sweden's New Anti-Semites

Hudson New York 18 November 2011
By Soeren Kern

Police in Sweden's third-largest city, Malmö, are reporting a significant uptick in the number of reported anti-Semitic hate-crimes this year. During just the first six months of 2011, Malmö


Egyptian activist poses nude, inciting furor

CBS News 18 November 2011

CAIRO - A woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals


Radical Islam is on the move in America

Canada Free Press 18 November 2011
By Dr. Laurie Roth

A recent study by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy revealed that between January 2009 and April 2011 60% of those arrested for terrorist events in America were American citizens.


Yob spat in face of poppies girl Beth

The Sun 18 November 2011

A YOUNG yob spat in a girl Army cadet's face as she sold Remembrance Day poppies in a city shopping centre, it was revealed yesterday. One of the three Asian hoodies — all said to be aged about 12


Leyland man jailed for sexual assault

Click Lancashire 18 November 2011
By Chris Parsons

A Leyland man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a teenager in Chorley. Zulfikar Ahmad Nawaz, 56 of Balshaw Road, was sentenced to five years in prison at Preston Crown Court after being


Rockets Resume: Qassam Hits Kindergarten

Israel National News 18 November 2011
By Gavriel Queenann

Gaza terrorists launched two Qassam rockets at Israel's communities in the western Negev late Tuesday afternoon. One rocket hit a local kindergarten. There were no physical injuries in the attack,


Field trip! Iranian students pose as "human shields" around nuke facility, shouting "Death to Israel!" and "Death to America!"

Jihad Watch 18 November 2011

Not even your field trip to the Amalgamated Wingnut factory in fifth grade was this lame. These students were from "Isfahan universities," but how free they were to opt in or out of this trip is not


Do you know attacker’s face?

The Star 18 November 2011

THIS is the face of a sex attacker police want to trace following an assault on a woman in Sheffield last weekend. Police investigating an allegation of serious sexual assault on a woman in her


Menace of the bus sex attackers

Chronicle Online 18 November 2011

BUS passengers are being urged to be vigilant after police launched a hunt for three different men who all sexually assaulted women on buses in Oldham. Three different women reported being


Iranian official: "Iran has never shown aggression against neighbors” 18 November 2011

"Dynamic security of the South Caucasus” conference took place in Yerevan on November 17. According to US expert and council of Iranian Ambassador to Armenia had dispute during the


Kuwait: Arab Spring arrives, protesters in parliament 18 November 2011

BEIRUT - The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah, today ordered the government to "take all necessary measures against actions that could undermine the country's security," after


American Islamists and Iranian Propaganda

Right Side News 18 November 2011

Tune in to Press TV, the Iranian government's English-language broadcast outlet, and you will see reports of the pervasive evil represented by the United States. It seeks war. It fabricated an


Libya: Islamic supremacists ransack mosque graves as Sharia chaos engulfs nation

Jihad Watch 18 November 2011

"These are all troubling signs for all those who wanted a secular Libya." I tried to tell you. "Libya’s Islamists Ransack Mosque Graves in Power Struggle," by Christopher Stephen for Bloomberg,


Turkey: many violations of freedom of expression

ANSAmed 17 November 2011

ANKARA - The European Court of Human Rights is currently examining one thousand presumed violations of freedom of expression in Turkey, a huge amount, according to the secretary general of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, who has been speaking in Ankara today. Jagland repeated the European Council's concern at the constriction of freedom of the press in the country but also focussed on the commitment with which the Turkish government wants to bring the country's legal standards up to European levels.


Congressman Allen West Co-Sponsors the Open Fuel Standard Act

Citizen Warrior 17 November 2011

The courageous, straight-talking Republican from Florida has co-sponsored the Open Fuel Standard Act. If anyone understands the threat to our national security posed by our continued funding of Wahhabism, it is Congressman Allen West. His understanding of radical Islam is unsurpassed among elected officials.


Standing for British Freedom

Gates of Vienna 17 November 2011

As we reported last week, our long-time friend and contributor Paul Weston has been elected the chairman of the British Freedom Party. For those millions of Britons who object to mass immigration and oppose the Islamization of their country, British Freedom offers a real alternative to the three major political parties.


• Video: Has the OSCE Succumbed to Shariah? An Interview with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

New English Review 17 November 2011
By Jerry Gordon

As 2011 draws to a close, a constellation of events, in the Middle East, Europe and the US have thrust certain doctrinal precepts of Islam which endanger basic Western values such as freedom of speech, into public debate. Terms like Shariah, blasphemy and Islamophobia have entered the mainstream largely at the insistence of the Saudi-based 56-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Bat Ye’or has described this organization in her recent book as the focal point of a rising world-wide Caliphate.

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