The Israel Project 21 February 2011
Hezbollah, or the Party of God, is an umbrella organization for radical Islamic Shiia groups and organizations in Lebanon.
Liberties Alliance 21 February 2011
In his article entitled ‘The case of the part-time pedophile’ in reference to the ‘Prophet’ Mohammed’s relationship with his child bride Aisha, Steyn makes his views about this conviction very clear. Steyn rightly refers to these kinds of trials as heresy trials.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of "denigrating religious teachings of a legally recognized religion”. This conviction appears to rest on the idea that Mohammed was not a paedophile because he was still married to Aisha, who he supposedly married when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine, when she was 18. Mr Steyn states:
Sappho 19 February 2011
By Henrik R Clausen
In Austria, calling Muhammad a ‘paedophile’ constitutes illegal denigration of “religious teachings”. This is what Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of in an Austrian court. Read on for an extensive analysis of the puzzling verdict.
Wall Street Journal 18 February 2011
By Ayaan Hirsi Ali
For a sense of the kind of Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood wants, start with its motto
'Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." So goes the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood.
What's extraordinary about this maxim is the succinct way that it captures the political dimension of Islam. Even more extraordinary is the capacity of these five pillars of faith to attract true believers. But the most remarkable thing of all is the way the Brotherhood's motto seduces Western liberals.
In recent months, discussion of the legitimacy and relevance of jihad today has emerged in the Arab media, and particularly the Saudi media. While the legitimacy of defensive jihad (jihad al-daf') is not in question, there is disagreement over the legitimacy of offensive jihad (jihad al-talab):
Is the directive to wage jihad against the infidels to occupy their lands, convert them to Islam or force them to live under Islamic rule and pay the jizya until the entire world is occupied and Islam the only religion still valid in our time?