New English Review 9 April 2012
By Nidra Poller
In October 2011 an extraordinary opportunity to apprehend the ill-defined "Middle East” conflict was offered in the form of a play within the play. Discourse was disabled by flesh and blood images acting out the drama with exquisite unity and perfect casting. Playing the role of Israel, Gilad Shalit, courageous survivor of five years of unspeakable deprivation, emerged frail, pale but gloriously resistant. The little that we know of the conditions of his imprisonment is already too much.
CompassDirect 9 April 2012
By Compass Direct
Sentiment against Christians in Turkey has persisted long enough for a U.S. religious rights monitor to recommend it as a "Country of Particular Concern,” and pastor Orhan Picaklar knows such anti-Christian hostility first-hand.
Famagusta Gazette 9 April 2012
By Robert Ellis
Sweden’s Minister for International Cooperation Development, Gunilla Carlsson, has confirmed in a joint article together with Turkey’s Minister for EU Affairs, Egemen Bagis, Sweden’s full support for Turkey’s bid for EU membership.
EuropeNews 5 April 2012
By Henrik R. Clausen
On Saturday, March 31st 2012, street fighting broke out in the otherwise docile city of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark. A demonstration organized by DDL/EDL for human rights and against Islamization was assaulted by the combined forces of self-styled 'anti-fascists' and Muslims seeking to teach the demonstrators 'tolerance'. The Danish police was out in force and largely managed to protect the demonstration from the attackers.
Gatestone Institute 5 April 2012
By Soeren Kern
More than 400 children were subjected to forced marriage in Britain during the past year, including a five-year-old girl who is believed to be the country's youngest victim of the practice.
The statistics were provided by the British government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) as part of an ongoing effort to create a law that would criminalize forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The custom is already illegal in Scotland.
scrippsnews.com 5 April 2012
By CLIFFORD D. MAY
To those who proclaim themselves jihadis, Mohamed Merah is a hero and a martyr. He became a hero last month when he attacked a Jewish school in Toulouse, murdering Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his two young sons, Gabriel and Arieh, and a 7-year-old girl, Myriam Monsonego, whom he pulled by the hair and then shot in the head. He became a martyr when, after a 33-hour standoff, he was killed by French commandos.
Firebrand MP George Galloway gets wed for fourth time.. but wife number three says they're still married
Right Side News 5 April 2012
By Phyllis Schlafly
Political Correctness has a double standard when it comes to teaching about religion in public schools. Drop Christianity down the Memory Hole, but give extensive and mostly favorable coverage to Islam.
On this week's episode of the Stakelbeck on Terror show, author Michael Widlanski joins us to discuss his new book, Battle For Our Minds: Western Elites and the Terror Threat.