Jihad Watch 28 September 2011
By Peter Bruns
Translated by Anonymous
Translation edited by Ibn Warraq
The question of whether it is allowable to even inquire into Islam in the context of a Christian history of dogma was already posed by Adolf Harnack in his Leipzig dissertation from the year 1874, with the promising Latin title: Muhamedanismum rectius quam Manichaeismus sectam Christianam esse dixeris. (Would you say that Muhammedanism rather than Manichaeism is a Christian sect?) He proceeded from the "striking similarities between the two religions" and discussed the possibility of tracing Islam in some sense from the history of the Christian church.
The battle for free speech begins yet again in New York City. Last week, CBS Outdoor and the New York City Transit Authority approved an anti-Semitic ad campaign to run in over 1,000 subway cars. The ad calls for cutting off support for the Jewish state. Freedom lovers and the human-rights organization the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), of which I am executive director, submitted a pro-Israel campaign to counter this Jew-hatred and historical revisionism.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid out Israel’s case in a round of media interviews after his UN speech Friday. No preconditions. After making his speech at the UN General Assembly Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did the "interview circuit,” speaking to reporters on various American and Israeli media outlets.
While the UN General Assembly was working to promote peace, behind the scenes officials were trying to contain a violent scuffle between UN security staff and Turkish diplomats. Turkish Foreign Minister
Town Hall 27 September 2011
By Debra J. Saunders
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad engineered the release last week of two American hikers serving eight-year prison terms on trumped-up espionage charges. He may have thought the release would make him seem more humane, but the $1 million bail-for-freedom deal makes Tehran look like Somali pirates, grabbing innocent tourists, holding them hostage and then releasing them for ransom.
ha0lam.de 27 September 2011
Approximately 500 people, according to the New York police, were present at the Dag Hammerskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on Thursday, September 22, at the "alternative" Durban 3 Ring Circus with keynote speakers Professor Alan Dershowitz, filmmaker Ami Horowitz, human rights advocate Charles Jacobs, former Sudanese slave Simon Deng, and Roz Rothstein, CEO of StandWithUs, and others.
Canada Free Press 27 September 2011
By Victor Sharpe
If Israel shrank to just one downtown city block in Tel Aviv, it would still be reason for an all-out war of extermination by the Arab and Muslim world.
Those of you who saw Bibi’s speech at the UN - that Temple of Hypocrisy and Moral Turpitude - will have noticed the polite but tepid applause from a few along with the deafening silence from oh, so many of the international delegates.