Gates of Vienna 02 February 2010
A few days ago our Austrian correspondent AMT wrote about the erosion of free speech in Austria, and quoted the diarist Andreas Unterberger in reference to the EU Framework Decision and the Austrian government’s proposed new law, which “will mimic China’s approach to freedom of speech.”
Islamist Watch Blog 2 February 2010
By David J. Rusin
Sometimes it seems that European Christian leaders are more concerned with preparing their flocks for dhimmitude than with defending their faith and the civilization built around it. Among other infamies, prominent clerics have maintained that the acceptance of Shari'a law is "unavoidable," urged believers to refer to God as "Allah," suggested that Lent be rebranded as "Christian Ramadan," and insisted that Catholic schools incorporate Muslim prayer rooms.
Jihad Watch 2 February 2010
By John J. O'Neil
How Islam breathed new life into slavery and the slave trade in Europe. In my newly-published book, Holy Warriors: Islam and the Demise of Classical Civilization, I argue at length that a great majority of the things commonly regarded as "Medieval" were in fact introduced to Europe from Islam, and that it was Islam, and not the Huns, Vandals and Goths, which terminated Classical Civilization, the rational and humane civilization of Greece and Rome. This civilization survived in Europe and in North Africa and the Near East until the seventh century, at which point it was terminated by the Muslim conquests.
Gates of Vienna 2 February 2010
By Baron Bodissey
We’ve posted a couple of recent articles on the pre-cooked report by the IVA Research and Consultancy on the "radical right” nature of the PVV and Geert Wilders. The Dutch government commissioned the "scientific” study, obtained exactly the result it desired, and released the report just in time for the second phase of the Wilders trial.