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.
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.
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.
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.
Hudson New York 17 November 2011
By Bruce Bawer
Anti-Semitism in Norway, where I have lived for twelve years, is over the top. I have never quite gotten used to it. Every now and then I hear or read something that reminds me that I am living in Europe, in a country that was occupied by the Nazis, and where a lot of people were perfectly okay with that. I think it is fair to say that anti-Semitism in Norway is most virulent among the cultural elite – the academics, intellectuals, writers, journalists, politicians, and technocrats – although thanks to the media and schools, it has trickled down to many ordinary Norwegians, some of whom may never even have met a Jewish person.
United Colors of Benetton announced Wednesday it is pulling an ad featuring a doctored picture of the pope kissing a male Muslim cleric on the same day the ad was unveiled in response to criticism.
British Freedom 16 November 2011
By Bran ap Maelor
Immigration criteria? Why is immigration into Europe tolerated at all? Let’s look at the logic of accepting immigrants. One of the favourite excuses proffered is to attract ‘skilled’ or ‘wealthy’ immigrants who will boost the economy – really? Let us suppose we are facing a shortage of brain surgeons, what to do? There are two obvious choices; either train our own people to do the job or import ‘skilled’ foreigners.