Gates of Vienna 25 April 2012
By Necla Kelek
We’ve posted about the German author Necla Kelek several times over the past few years. Ms. Kelek is a practicing Muslim of Turkish extraction. She is also one of those rare birds: a truly "moderate” Muslim who is educated, tolerant, and has assimilated to German values. She refuses to acknowledge the ascendancy of the Islamic fundamentalist movements that are now sweeping the Middle East and Europe.
The following article was prompted by the proposal by a group of German Salafists to give away 25 million copies of a German-language Koran. Many thanks to JLH for translating Ms. Kelek’s piece from Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, via Europe News
Family Security Matters 25 April 2012
By STEVE EMERSON
In "Lessons and Treasures from the Battle of Toulouse," al-Qaida forum moderator Abu Sa'd al-Amili transforms Mohammad Merah's murder of a rabbi, three Jewish school children, and three French soldiers into a glorious raid on Western civilization. Merah's executions, termed "a little like 9/11" by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, are called a "practical lesson in bravery" and the murderer is part of the "fighting men of a special class."
Right Side News 25 April 2012
By Lars Hedegaard
A wake-up call to Western civilizations, like the United States and their rapidly growing minions of thought police, food police and ever growing sensitivity to "hate speech" which is not "hate speech" at all, but First Amendment infringement. Lars Hedegaard shares his thoughts on his recent court battle. The prosecution knew the outcome before taking Mr. Hedegaard to court and the only motive we see for them to drag him into court was to break him financially and to "censor" all writers who write freely from their homes.
AINA (press release) 25 April 2012
By Andrew G. Bostom
The Center for Security Policy, under security analyst Frank Gaffney's bold and thoughtful leadership, is launching a 10-part, web-based video course (key findings summarized here), today, April 24, 2012, entitled, "The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within."
On Armenian Remembrance Day, Obama Again Avoids the Word ‘Genocide’ Despite Campaign Promise to Contrary
National Post 24 April 2012
By Jackson Doughart
In the Spring 2012 issue of Humanist Perspectives magazine, the German-American journalist Soeren Kern reported that the Dutch government will abandon its multicultural policy and reaffirm the values of the native population. This follows a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment in some European countries, including Germany, whose chancellor Angela Merkel declared multiculturalism a failed policy in late 2010.
FrontPage Magazine 24 April 2012
By Bruce Thornton
One of the jihadists’ most potent psychological weapons is the double standard Muslims have imposed on the West. Temples and churches are destroyed and vandalized, Christians murdered and driven from the lands of Christianity’s birth, anti-Semitic lunacy propagated by high-ranking Muslim clerics, and Christian territory like northern Cyprus ethnically cleansed and occupied by Muslims.
Brookings Institution 24 April 2012
By Turan Kayaoglu
To the surprise of many, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has shown a new commitment to advancing human rights by establishing an Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission within the organization. In the Commission’s first meeting in Jakarta, Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu asked the 18-member Commission in his opening address to "review and update OIC instruments, including the Cairo Declaration [of Human Rights in Islam]…” If the Commission intends to indeed advance human rights, then the Cairo Declaration is the first among these instruments in need of serious revision.