EuropeNews 5 July 2011
By Natalia Mazur, Gazeta Wyborcza
Does it behoove an Arab studies scientist to criticize Islam? A professor from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan tried, and lost his job
Bartlomiej Grysa, PhD has been teaching the Arab language at Adam Mickiewicz University. His main field of interest, however, were relations between Christians and Muslims. He believes this was the reason of his being made redundant. His case was recently described in the "Fronda” magazine.
The word “Islamization” was originally coined by Muslims to describe the conversion of a kufr (infidel) society to an “enlightened” (Islamic) society. Islamization is a phenomenon that has existed since the Muslim prophet Mohammed lived 1,400 years ago. Islamization has been effective, since it is now the main religion in 57 countries. The association of Islamic countries, OIC, is the world’s largest supra-national organization, surpassed only by the UN.
Three roads to Islamization
One road to Islamization is to remove non-Islamic traditions and symbols. This is to avoid offending Muslims or expose Muslims to proselytizing by other faiths. It also aims to reduce competition from the country’s original religion and culture in order to improve the possibilities for further Islamization. An example is the Red Cross’ refusal to decorate for Christmas in their stores, or when banks no longer hands out piggy banks to their customers’ kids (because pigs are unclean in Islam) — in both situations in order not to offend Muslims and lose Muslim customers.
Citizen Warrior 5 July 2011
The following is an email we received from a former Muslim. We are reprinting it with his permission:
I was born and raised as Muslim. My name is Abdul Rahman. My whole family is still Muslim. I know the Islamic brain very well. I have lived and breathed with them. I am an insider. I left Islam when I understood Islam is a sick and evil religion. Muslims can fool the gullible West but can’t fool us, the ex-Muslims. On this basis I write the following.
Fighting terrorism is easier than fighting the evil teachings of Islam. These evil teachings are already inside the West. Muslims do not need Osama Bin Laden or Zarqawi to lead them. Their inspiration for violence comes directly from the Quran and from Islamic history. One small independent group of Muslims in the West can create havoc.
Daily Mail 5 July 2011
By Melanie Phillips
Might the tectonic plates of British politics be beginning to shift just a fraction towards a state approximating to reality?
Human Events 5 July 2011
By Robert Spencer
Shortly after President Obama announced a drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a group of jihad/martyrdom suicide bombers entered the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul last Tuesday, murdering at least 10 and terrorizing an untold number of others. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid declared that the jihadists had "gone through several stories of the building and they are breaking into each room and they are targeting the 300 Afghans and foreigners who are staying.”
EuropeNews 4 July 2011
Here at EuropeNews, we take pride in staying right in the middle of the newsstream, digging out the bits and pieces that matter to the serious newsreader. Our mission is to filter away the sports, entertainment and gossip, and to promote classical, valuable journalism, news that matters
What matters is items with long-term consequences for life in Europe. Out goes short-term speculative financial news, politicians readying for the next election, and whatever accident took place on the autobahn yesterday. What remains are the subtle developments that have lasting impact, like Sharia courts in Britain, the European Union seizing more power in Greece, rising immigrant crime, religious intimidation and the police issuing yet another ”We cannot guarantee your security” statement to citizens seeking to hold peaceful street events.